HEAR & NOW live @ The Chill Out Tent – Around the World

‘On the occasion of 2020 summer solstice, we recorded in studio (due to lockdown) a live set for a special edition of “The chill out tent” aired on June, 21st 2020, then merged with a footage from Trasimeno Lake.
It includes tracks from our 1st and 2nd album, plus a special unreleased remake!’

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Belle Isle Balearic live for The Chill Out Tent: Around The World For Solstice

Belle Isle Balearic aka Rocksteady Disco aka Peter Croce and Blair French played a magic hour from a rooftop in downtown Detroit, for The Chill Out Tent – Around The World. As the sun dipped and helicopters tracking the Black Lives Matter protests swooped overhead they weaved together a back to back set of brilliant Balearic beauties. It’s now available as a limited cassette only release on their Bandcamp page 

‘One of the things we miss the most about pandemic-induced-lockdown times is how fewer “music-makes-the-world-feel-smaller” moments I have. Chat rooms and connecting with old friends is wonderful and I’m so grateful for that. But making new friends traveling through Detroit or making friends on my own travels is one of the greatest perks of the job.

But 2020’s Summer Solstice created those serendipitous beloved community moments again thanks to The Chill Out Tent. Phat Phil and Chris Coco orchestrated an around the world sunset tour to celebrate the solstice, with a heavy lineup to boot. The joy started the Monday before, when we filmed with Christian Lathers, Corey Boland, and Gene Wilson. Amy Kaherl saved the day by providing a perfect location to film— flanked by the buildings that HQ Underground Resistance, Kenny Dixon Jr, Dirt Tech Reck, & and the former Fit building. Heavy vibes.

Blair & I plugged in the CDJs, E&S, and a delay pedal while our crew setup their battery of cameras. We started playing some mood music, cracked some Labatts, and waited for the sun to set just a little lower before we pressed record. Once the sun was in position we were off. Despite not playing together for months Blair and I gelled right back into our yin & yang selves.

We traversed the globe musically, from Benin to London to Belgium to Chicago to Norway and of course Detroit. We played some exclusive edits and unreleased tunes just for the set. A deeply spiritual highlight was playing Island Times’s unreleased Acoustic mix of Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On”, less than a mile from the Motown HQ while police helicopters flew overhead to track the protestors.

Massive love to Phat Phil, Chris Coco, Amy Kaherl, Christian Lathers, Corey Boland, Gene Wilson, Blair French, the producers of the music we played, and everyone who shared so much love with us in the chat room.

Enjoy the mix for free and cop the cassette if you dig it. $4 of each cassette purchase will go towards the Detroit Justice Center for Black Lives Matter. ‘

The Chill Out Tent – Camilo Miranda, After Party, Ibiza

For the final hour of The Chill Out Tent – Around The World live-stream event, Pikes Ibiza resident DJ Camilo Miranda played a great after party set from a secret villa location somewhere on the island. Here it is in all its glory.

See all our bespoke DJ mixes here on out Mixcloud page.

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The Chill Out Tent Takeover at 1BTN

Our friends at 1BTN radio have invited us to take over their esteemed airwaves on Wednesday 24th June for 8 hours from 12:00 ’till 20:00.

We’ll be sharing eight sets from this weekend’s awesome Chill Out Tent ‘Around the World’ solstice special. You’ll be able to listen online via their site or on FM if you’re in Brighton. They’ve got a really active chatroom to contact the presenters and listeners, we’ll be there for sure.

The schedule looks like this:

12pm – Rocksteady Disco with Blair French & Peter Croce (Detroit)
1pm – Hear & Now (Perugia Italy)
2pm – Mixmaster Morris Goes To India (Brighton)
3pm – Jura Soundsystem (Adelaide)
4pm – Dor Wand (Fault Radio) (San Francisco)
5pm – Dave Howell – Music For Beaches (Sydney)
6pm – Lone Star (Max Essa. Ken Hidaka. Dr Rob) (Tokyo)
7pm – Camilo Miranda Villa Afterparty Mix (Ibiza)

Huge thanks to 1BTN, a great station for a great city!

Turn On, Stay In, Chill Out.

Around the World After Party – Ibiza

Here’s the schedule for the final stretch of our 24 hour global solstice event, as we head to Ibiza for the Jon Sa Trinxa film premier, sunset at the beach and a villa after party with Camilo Miranda.

19:00 BST 20:00 CEST Born Balearic – Jon Sa Trinxa & The Spirit Of Ibiza (Film)
20:00 BST 21:00 CEST Ibiza – Sunset session
21:00 BST 22:00 CEST Ibiza – Villa After Party – Camilo Miranda

Keep an eye out for wristbands for the after party, have an ask around, someone’s got them. We’ve got a couple of bottles of Hierbas chilling in the fridge…

Please drink responsibly.

Streaming here and here 🙂

Our Friends in Adelaide…

At 10:00 BST (18:30 local) our 24 hour Chill Out Tent – Around the World streaming event reaches Adelaide and our host is Kevin Griffiths from Isle Of Jura records.

Isle Of Jura is a label focusing on reissues of lost musical gems, with a sub label Temples Of Jura which caters for original artist material. The labels have a truly eclectic approach to musical output

Here we have a Jura Soundsystem mix from Kevin featuring soundtracks, spoken word oddities, slow jams and forthcoming music on Isle Of Jura and Temples Of Jura.

Don’t miss his set, it’s gonna be special. Bookmark the stream here.

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