Robder - Balearic Sessions 2 (Croatia)


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Robder - Balearic Sessions 2 (Croatia)

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CAT LADY CLICKBAIT: This mix features Fred mewling samples and that’s my live gong sound at the start. It also features a priceless recording of my late Grandfather singing “vio-la” to us as kids.

Part 2 of my mammoth Balearic mix project, this time island-hopping around the Adriatic coast of Croatia (Tip? Head for Vis!).

More music for recovering beach slugs and freelance coffee junkies: This project took aeons to research, leading to a hyper focused tunnel of endorphin rushes, £££ vinyl splurges and neglected friendships.

Going Balearic is a necessary challenge for any serious bedroom DJ narcissist. It’s all about searching for that b-side vinyl oddity and flexing rigid genre restrictions to blend seamlessly alongside 80s synth pop, acid folk, early house, flamenco guitar and Bristol trip hop. It’s everything, nothing and anything Steely Dan wouldn’t do without his fez on basically (1”44’15).

  • I’ve gone as far as South Korea for an obscure jazz import from ‘93 (2”22’39). I almost went crazy searching for this after just one listen and would love a translation if anyone knows how!? I don’t understand a word, but somehow the sentiment still transmits. Playing ‘jazz’ (a blanket term for depraved Western music not sanctioned by the state) has been a crime in North Korea since the 50s, so I hope this carried across the border.
  • Prince also features with a live rendition of ‘Joy in repetition’ from his ‘21 nights’ O2 residency in 2007 (45’48). This took me ages to find, eventually tumbling out of his vault in a posthumous cash-in.
  • Acid Brass is the unlikely fusion of acid house and the sound of a traditional British Brass Band. I spotted the Williams Fairey Band on a bandstand at Tribal Gathering back in the 90s. They charmed me as I gurned along to ‘A Guy Called Gerald - Voodoo Ray’ and it was a moment, so I’m bringing it back (2”05’45).
Stuff like this doesn’t happen by accident so please show this session some love by drooling, commenting, liking, sharing (etc).

Oh and don’t get sand on your bits.x


* denotes edited by Robder.

SAMPLE - The BBC sound effects library - Oystercatcher calls, with skylark and heavy sea in background (Vol. 12 - British Birds) [BBC Records] 1978
SAMPLE - The BBC sound effects library, second edition - Ambience, rural Britain, sea cliffs and rocky shores (Vol. 52 - Exterior atmospheres / rural background) [BBC Records] 1990

SAMPLE - Gong bath (Rob Calcutt, Urban Healer, 17/12/13) [Unreleased] 2013
SAMPLE - Fred’s morning meow [Unreleased] 2019
SAMPLE - Grandad Calcutt presents Vio-la [Unreleased] 1982
Four Hands - Hizou [Claremont 56] 2010
Emanative feat. the Pyramids - Hum Allah Hum Allah Hum Allah [Brownswood Recordings] 2015
Beatchild & the Slakadeliqs - In my arms [BBE] 2018
King Missile - Jesus was way cool [Shimmy Disc] 1990
David Bowie - Letter to Hermione [Philips] 1969
Oscar Jerome - Where are your branches (Where is your fruit?) [Not On Label] 2018
Business man - Dubby games [Balearic Biscuits] 2005
Voyov - Les soirées [Entreprise] 2018
Prince - Joy in repetition (The Earth Tour, 21 nights in London, live at the O2, 03/08/07) [Sabotage Records] 2008
Invisible man - Amor boricua [Massive Sounds] 1996
DNA feat. Suzanne Vega - Tom’s diner [A&M Records] 1990
Gaznevada - Special agent man (Female version) [Italian Records] 1983
Keysha - Stop it! [STROOM] 2018
Drugface feat. Dreems - On the prowl [Multi Culti] 2019
Moby - Go (Lee Ryan’s Stella Polaris remake) [Stella Polaris Music] 2013
Isabelle Antena - Laying on the Sofa (12” Mark Kamins mix) [Les Disques Du Crépuscule] 1987
Eg and Alice - Doesn’t mean that much to me [WEA] 1991
The Foreign Exchange - Shelter [Reel People Music] 2017*
The Jackson 5 - Ain’t no sunshine (SSY remix) [Motown, Polydor, Soul Source] 2001
-M- - Le baptême [Delabel] 1997
Steely Dan - The fez [ABC Records] 1976
The Rolling Stones - Rain fall down (Ashley Beedle’s “Heavy Disco” vocal re-edit) [Virgin Records America Inc.] 2005
Innerspace - Voyager [Not on label] 2016
Mere Mortals - Last [Interchill Records] 2001
Anita Lane feat. Nick Cave - Lost in music [Mute] 1988
The Williams Fairey Brass Band presents Acid Brass - Voodoo ray [Blast First] 1997
Gill Scott-Heron - Space shuttle (Leftside Wobble edit) [Unreleased] 2011
Underground Resistance - The theory (Mind mix) [Underground Resistance] 1991
Chrome Sparks - Marijuana [Future Classic] 2013
Zenit - Waitin' [Spray Records] 1986
낯선사람들 - 왜 늘 [King Record, Hana Music] 1993
Choi sung soo - The room which is the nude [2003 Diomede] 1993
Dizzi Heights - Would I find love (Extended version) [Parlophone] 1986
Robbie Nevil - C’est la vie (Derek’s dub mix) [Unreleased] 2013
SAMPLE - The Divine David “The world is burning, let’s masturbate!” [Unreleased] 1998
Japan - Life in Tokyo (Disco version) [Ariola Hansa] 1979
DC Larue - Cathedrals (Joey Negro extended disco mix) [Z Records] 2018
Maya - Lait De Coco (Dub) [Marina Media] 1987
Kojo Antwi - Hini me [Freedom Family Music] 2003
Talk Talk - Life’s what you make it (Extended version) [EMI] 1986
Jim Morrison, music by The Doors - Ghost Song [Elektra] 1978
Kid Loco - The bootleggers [Yellow Productions] 1997
Furry Phreaks feat. Terra Deva - Want me (like water) (Exclusive 2008 Charles Webster mix) [Defected] 2008
Grace Jones - Williams Blood (Electric Dub) [Bootleg] 2008
40 Thieves featuring Qzen - Don’t turn it off (Brennan Green mix) [Chinatown Records] 2009
Level 42 - Starchild (Remix - long version) [Polydor] 1981
Kimiko Kasai - As [CBS, Sony] 1982
Doris Day - Enjoy yourself [Columbia] 1950