This is the digitised version of side 1 of a mixtape made on cassette by Jose Padilla and sold at the Cafe Del Mar in the early 1990’s. It was played with a video from that era in Edition 12 of The Chill Out Tent in March 2021. It’s a seminal collection, Jose’s Balearic blue print of ambient, electronics, classical, new-age, film scores and rock all going into the mix…
Respected London DJ and producer Toby Tobias is closing out tonight’s Edition #12 of the Chill Out Tent with our traditional after party recorded at the Dartmouth Arms. You can expect deep, dubby disco flavoured goodness from Toby’s set tonight, don’t miss it, party starts at 18:00 BST on Mixcloud Live, for now you can enjoy a session he did for Boiler Room in 2013 below…
This Sunday 28/3/21 Rune Lindbaek is our guest for The Chill Out Tent Edition #12, he’s presenting a film and DJ set as the Drum Island Records Megamix. Rune also features as one of the pioneers of Norwegian electronic music in the documentary screening of ‘Northern Disco Lights‘ in tonight’s schedule too. His status as a respected balearic DJ, producer, label manager, broadcaster is recognised at home in Norway, and of course all over the more discerning dancefloors from London to Ibiza and beyond. We’re really grateful to Rune for doing this session for us, so to keep us going until this evening here’s a few of Rune’s tracks.
Edit 29/3/21 – Here’s the audio from Rune’s mix for Edition #12 of the Chill Out Tent, file under ‘ambient’…
Rune on Discogs
Rune talks to Paper Recordings
Rune Talks to Jaeger Oslo
Rune talks to Ban Ban Ton Ton
We’ll be talking to Christian Len this Sunday as part of our Edition #12 of the Chill Out Tent, Christian is a DJ, producer, broadcaster and most recently author. With his colleague Luis Costa he has written ‘Balearic – an oral history of Ibiza’s club culture‘ a critically acclaimed title, telling the story of Ibiza from the 1950’s to the contemporary club scene. Don’t miss this insiders stories of Ibizan music and culture. For now have a listen to his Balearic Beats mixtape below…
This Sunday the 28/3/21 is our 12th monthly edition of The Chill Out Tent, that means we’re one year old!
We’ve collaborated with the legendary artist and illustrator Pete Fowler on this superb design for our limited edition celebration t-shirt.
As part of our Edition #12 of the Chill Out Tent we’re honoured to be screening a preview of a new film from A Man Called Adam – ‘Love Forgotten‘ is a visual companion to the ‘Love Forgotten Oddities & Rarities Part 1 & 2’ two retrospective ‘mixtape’ albums from the band.
This is how Sally Rodgers describes the development of the film…
‘Just as we’ve been mining our audio archives for interesting work to revisit, rework and release on our Oddities and Rarities collections, we also looked at the visual media we’ve created over the years. We documented a lot of the crazy experimental work we did in our ‘Big Shed’ studio in Cornwall, our mini tour of China in 2006, a private appointment in the media archive at Arts et Métier in Paris – in fact, wherever we went we usually had a camera with us and we made films for installation pieces or just because… It’s interesting to look at it all now because most was shot in the pre-Instagram era. We’re rarely in the shots, the camera is always pointing outwards. In this excerpt from the film there’s footage from the Quarry behind our house in Cornwall, some of the digital experiments we undertook, a travelogue from China, cityscapes and Tai Chi sessions shot from the backs of tour buses or from rooms on the 28th and 56th floors of sky-scraping hotels. The film here for the title track Love Forgotten uses footage shot by my friend Marvin Clarke during Lockdown 1.0 in 2020. He was delivering for a food charity and I asked him to shoot the empty London streets from his dashboard. It’s a remarkable bit of film documentary and Steve processed it through one of his custom Max patches to make it even more surreal. We realised that we don’t approach visual media like film directors might, we’re sonic artists and I think we approached these images with that sensibility. Using a collage of formats and media – mini-DV, mobile phones, homemade processing systems and hand-drawn animation – we worked with the visual material as we would with audio. Layering, taking away and remixing elements into new material. With themes of technology, memory, landscapes and people, Love Forgotten is a film about love, loss and hope to coincide with the release of the Love Forgotten albums (Parts 1&2). ‘
Film titles and credits by Craig Kendal and James Dickinson.
In Edition #12 of the Chill Out Tent, streaming 28/3/21 we’re featuring some music and film from Obay Alasharani.
Obay Alsharani is a Syrian migrant now settled in Sweden, and Sandbox is his debut album. Obay started producing music back in 2013 in his homeland of Syria. His lo-fi productions fused dusty samples of Arabic music with crunchy hip-hop beats, and he gained a dedicated following on Soundcloud after he started releasing his productions under the name Khan El Rouh; “…it was great for escapism from all the horror that was happening outside when we watched what we started as peaceful protests for social equality and freedom of expression descend into a ravaging civil war between a brutal regime and the Islamists who took over the revolution”
As the situation in Damascus worsened, Obay fled Syria eventually being offered a scholarship in Sweden, which led to an extended period in refugee accommodation in the far north of the country while he awaited the result of his residence application. Here he resumed his beat-making, and also sought refuge in the world-building game Minecraft, a place where he could momentarily forget the chaos and destruction in his homeland and the upheaval and uncertainty of his situation in Sweden, and concentrate on creation.
After his residency was granted, Obay found a home and a job but became dissatisfied with his music production. So, inspired by the beauty of the Swedish landscape, the shifting colours of the Northern Lights, and the ambient sounds that had brought him comfort during this turbulent time, particularly C418’s Minecraft soundtrack, the music of Boards of Canada and Colleen, Obay embarked on the production of the deeply personal, calming and sheltering music that became Sandbox.
We’re sharing a full screening of the fantastic Northern Disco Lights (2016) documentary as part of our Scandinavian themed Edition #12 of the Chill Out Tent.
Northern Disco Lights tells the untold story of a group of teenagers in the arctic city of Tromsø, who set off a chain of events that would go on to transform their country. To escape the boredom of growing up in a remote outpost, they created their own music scene, setting up radio stations, parties, building synthesizers and making tunes. Word spread as like-minded souls recognised the call to arms and they inspired a generation of kids who would go on to change dance music and Norway forever.
The film is proving to be one of the most exciting music documentaries of recent years and the soundtrack features modern Norwegian classics, forgotten underground bubblers and curveballs from some of the country’s finest producers as it charts the scene’s development.
Often labelled as ‘space’ or ‘cosmic’ disco it is so much more than that and the distinctly Norwegian sound has elements of pop, psychedelia, techno and Krautrock, all tied together with something you can’t quite put your finger on.
The superb soundtrack from the film is available via Paper Recordings here.
We’re really pleased to be able to welcome Helen Rickhard to the Chill Out Tent, her all vinyl set from Oslo, Norway opens the event for Edition #12 this Sunday. Rune Lindaek calls Helene ‘the Balearic and cosmic disco queen of Norway‘ She’s a well respected DJ with a Boiler Room set under her belt and experienced producer, the video below is for a track she released on Rune’s Drum Island Records.
Edit 2/4/21 – Here’s the audio of Helene’s super chilled mix from Edition #12 of the Chill Out Tent…
And here’s the Spotify playlist she curated for us…
This coming Sunday 28th March is the 12th monthly Edition of the Chill Out Tent. We’ve been coming together on the last Sunday of each month to celebrate music, art, culture and community for a whole year. What started as a lock down project has grown into an extended global family of supporters, contributors and friends, and to all who have been involved we say a huge ‘thank you!‘ for encouraging us all the way to our first birthday and hopefully beyond.
You can see in our flyer posted above that we’ve been lucky enough to collaborate with legendary artist and illustrator Pete Fowler. The stunning artwork in the flyer is a partial section of an awesome design that Pete created for our birthday celebrations. We’ll be unveiling the whole piece and it’s related merch later this week, expect some excellent T-shirts and totes in eye popping colours.
We’ve got a really special, really chilled international line up for this months birthday event, full details on all the guests & artists over the next couple days. It’ll be the first day of British Summer time and it’s a full moon too, all pretty good vibes we reckon…
17:45 – Welcome & aperitifs – some new music and videos to get the party started
18:00 – Helene Rickhard – DJ set
18:45 – Northern Disco Lights – Documentary
20:00 – Rune Lindbaek – Drum Island Records Megamix
20:30 – A Man Called Adam – present their film ‘A Love Forgotten’
20:45 – Christian Len – Balearic Author
21:00 – Jose Padilla – Vintage Cafe del Mar mix
21:30 – Toby Tobias – After Party
Between these sections we’re also featuring films & music from Obay Alsharani.
Join us on Mixcloud Live at 17:45 BST