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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Mark Barrott's lush Balearic rhythms

Mark Barrott used to make drum & bass under the name Future Loop Foundation — but he ditched the moniker approximately seven years ago.

“I...

It's the latest move in the Balearic government's coronavirus de-escalation plan

Ibiza bars and restaurants will be able to open outdoor areas from March.

In a report published today (18th) by Spanish news oulet The Olive...

Sexy set from Balearic groove master

As well as blood, Italian-born Ibiza resident Guiseppe Tuccillo has groove pumping through his veins.

A prominent figure on the house scene following a string...

The band who inadvertently defined the Balearic sound

The Woodentops were an '80s avant-funk indie band who ended up becoming more experimental and electronic and recording the definitive Balearic anthem, 'Why Why Why'. The track was picked up by legendary Ibizan DJ Alfredo, it became an anthem at Amnesia on the White Isle

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...