If you’ve been reading Cliktrips for awhile, you know there are two things I really like: tropical islands and good vibes. I even named one of my Spotify playlists “Island Vibez” which always seems to make people laugh at me, right before they ask me to share it with them. It’s a mix of roots, reggae and dub that’s perfect for CHILLIN.
Which brings me to this accurately titled Balearic Reggae compilation. It’s a well-curated mix of disco-inspired roots and reggae tunes primed for the dancefloor or a beach party near you. My faves include Peter Tosh’s “Dubbing-Buk-In-Hamm Palace; “Oriental Taxi” by Sly Dunbar; and the funky “Too Expensive” by Keith Hudson.
It’s part of an extensive 11 volume Balearic series that EMI released back in 2012 highlighting the Balearic sounds of leftfield dance, house, rock, pop, ambient, electronic and more. I’m still combing through the series, but Wondering Sound did a pretty extensive review of each volume.
Check out the full Balearic Reggae comp over on Spotify.