Patter Playlist Special — Loewe Paula’s Ibiza
By Ellie Hay
Ibiza’s Balearic music scene is not easily defined. There isn’t a strict rule of tempo to this varied genre, and speaking to our Balearic partisans, it tends to resonate as personal — meaning something to everyone. Its unifying force comes when tracks are pieced together, it’s then that an indescribable sound occurs, evoking a feeling of freedom and joy.
The Balearic scene formed in the late-70’s from the original hippies of Ibiza. The mood is grounded in a carefree spirit that values avant-garde style, social acceptance whatever your sexuality or race, togetherness, dancing and sunsets. Balearic beats came of age in institutions like Cafe del Mar and the Ku Club. Our exploration into the female artists of this genre has formed a group of lively tracks likely to inflict instant bodily movement! From Brenda ‘Beach Ball’ Ray and Nancy Noise to Saint Etienne and Carly Simon — it’s just the tonic for right now. Thanks for the inspiration Loewe.
Why — Carly Simon
Nomalizo — Letta Mbulu
Paradise — Sade
Camino Del Sol — Antena
For the Sake of Love — Claudia Barry
Running Up That Hill — Kate Bush
Nights Over Egypt — The Jones Girls
State of Independence — Donna Summer
Come With Me — Tania Maria
Only Love Can Break Your Heart — Saint Etienne
La Nuit — Diva
A Lover’s Holiday – Jim Burgess Mix — Change
I Just Can’t Wait — Mandy Smith
Kaia — Nancy Noise
Soho — Hippy Chic
La vie en rose — Grace Jones
Waitin’ — Zenit
A Little Spice — Loose Ends
Love Song — Olivia Newton-John
Clear Coast (feat. Brenda Ray) — Cantoma, Brenda Ray
Under the Sun — Mia Doi Todd
Laying on the Sofa — Isabelle Antena
AM-FM — Natasha King
Le soleil dans le monde — Domenique Dumont
Black Magic — Astrud Gilberto
As (with Herbie Hancock) — Kamiko Kasai
Radio Cosmo 101 – Bals Edit — The One ‘O’ Ones
The Fall — Rhye
Open Rhythms — Bodies of Water
Brown Eyes — Fleetwood Mac
Forty euros from every Paula’s Ibiza collection purchase made between May and August 2020 will go towards educational projects to support children in socially vulnerable groups affected by COVID-19. Loewe are also donating 100,000 surgical masks to the Spanish Red Cross, volunteer workers, Loewe employees and their families — produced in their Getafe factory. Read more in the initiative and shop the collection here.
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