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Electronic music in Ibiza evolved from the tricky to pigeonhole Balearic sound. Below we've picked some of our Balearic favourites...

Long before DJs such as Marco Carola, Sven Väth and Carl Cox ruled the roost, an entirely different brand of DJs were busy...

A campaign by Ibizan DJ Anna Tur spearheaded the change

All City will release Detroit-based fleet.dreams ‘Baskets Of Gold’ LP this month. Hear ‘Obedience (Balearic Mix)’ now

Dublin’s All CIty will release the new album from Detroit-based fleet.dreams this Friday 13th September. 

Following a release on Andrew Morgan's PPU Records, the seven...

Free at Cargo

Mid-August may be that time when summer enters its winding-down stages, but the Future Balearica Album Launch Party is looking to preserve the spirit of...

Balearic trance

Ibiza played a central role in spreading a new take on trance around the turn of the millennium — a more soothing vein of the sound that captures the mood of a Mediterranean sunset. As clubs in Ibiza are opening again for the first time since 2019 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, DJ Mag dives into the roots of a genre that was inspired and shaped by the island’s unique appeal: Balearic trance

Long before turning into a global clubbing destination, Ibiza appealed to crowds looking for spiritual growth — with those from the hippie movement settling in...

Pure house grooves from Riva Starr’s Snatch! Records...

Groove Armada make their debut on Riva Starr’s Snatch! Records with their ‘House With Me’ EP tomorrow (September 16th), and we’ve got the exclusive premiere...

Sea change: exploring the Balearic-inspired beats of Poland’s Baltic coast

A new wave of Polish electronic artists are drawing from the country’s musical past and the atmosphere of its Baltic coast to create a fresh take on Ibiza’s Balearic beat. Ben Murphy speaks to artists, promoters, DJs and labels about this unique scene's development

“It’s all in the sea, innit? One of my friends was saying, back in the ’90s, ‘If the going gets tough, well, you can always...

Known as ‘the father of the Balearic beat’, Alfredo launched a crowdfund campaign last week

Disco Tees has launched a fundraiser for Argentinian DJ, Alfredo Fiorito.

In February, Alfredo Fiorito, known as ‘the father of the Balearic beat’ and a...

The DJ has been left with no income amid the coronavirus pandemic

Former Cafe Del Mar resident José Padilla has launched a fundraiser following his cancer diagnosis.

The Balearic beat pioneer and Ibiza legend recently created a...

Visitors will no longer be required to quarantine on return from destinations on the green list

Ibiza has been added to the UK's green travel list.

Yesterday (24th), Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced the destinations being added to the UK government's...

Compilation of the Month: Various Artists ‘Ritmo Fantasía: Balearic Spanish Synth- Pop, Boogie And House (1982-1992)’

DJ Trujillo curates a superb time capsule of early Balearic dance music for Soundway Records, from languid pop and sensual wave music, to velvety house anthems

Throughout the ’80s, the iconic Ibiza nightclub Ku (now Privilege) held a regular party known as Noche Española, in which trendy party goers would dance...

J. Caesar’s new EP, ‘Take To The Sky’, is inspired by ‘90s UK dance music, balearic beat and street soul

Scenic Route's latest release comes from London artist J. Caesar. The 'Take To The Sky' EP is out now — listen to it below.


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Ibiza and the Balearic islands had previously been downgraded to the green list at the end of June

The Balearic Islands are set to be put back on the UK’s amber travel list from 19th July. 

Following the downgrading of Ibiza and the...

All three Balearic Islands and Malta will be hit...

The government of the Balearic Islands has announced that tourists will have to pay a ‘Sustainable Tourist Tax’ upon arrival at their accommodation from Friday...

Hï Ibiza shared a statement confirming they would not open Ushuaïa or Hï Ibiza this year

The Ibiza Government has announced that clubs will not reopen this summer, according to reports.

As tourists gear up to return to Spain this summer...