Club Meduse 2 – V.A. (compiled by Charles Bal) .. Balearic !! 80s-soul influenced HUGE Tip!!!
In the summer of 2018 Beachfreaks Records founder and celebrated crate digger Charles Bals threw open the doors of Club Meduse, an imaginary open-air venue on the Cote D'Azure where the obscure but inspired soundtrack is always humid, sun-kissed, synthesizer-heavy and proudly European. The resultant compilation was acclaimed by both music critics and record buyers, so two years on Bals has once more joined forces with Spacetalk to re-open Club Meduse for another imaginary summer season beneath the baking-hot Mediterranean sun. Acting again as in-house DJ, Bals has dipped into his personal stash of obscure, overlooked and little-known gems and selected a soundtrack rich in drowsy chanson vocals, glistening Spanish guitar lines, Latin-tinged drum machine rhythms, rushing Fairlight stabs and sparkling synthesizer sounds. Having gone to great lengths to track down the musicians behind the music, he's joined in the virtual DJ booth by a wealth of forgotten artists whose magical music he holds so dear. This time round there's an undeniable 1980s flavour to proceedings with all but one of the tracks – Claude Miss's African-influenced 1990 Balearic pop shuffler "Paco Ye Adame" – being produced and released during the decade. A1. LILI | Gitana Morena A2. CAPCO | No Vayas Al Sol A3. VOYAGE DE CHARME | Hotel Des Savanes *Inst* A4. PASSION THEATRE | Vacation Day B1. CLAUDE MISS | Paco Ye Adama *12" Mix* B2. CECILIA | Chocolat B3. NATHALIE DAVID | Coup De Foudre *Inst* C1. JADE 4 U | Rainbows *Midnight Mix* C2. L | La Boite A Musique C3. JEAN-CLAUDE WATRIN | Game City C4. MARC ET FRANK | Cap'tain Coke *Inst* D1. DE DION | Sexy Cola *Glu Glu Version* D2. LES 36'15 | Zolous! *Rmx* D3. WEEK-END MILLIONAIRE | Exit