Artist: Chris Coco & George Solar
Title: Island Vibrations
Format: Vinyl LP
Catalogue Number: DSPPR060
Release Date: 18 August 2023
File under: Balearic / Chill Out / Downtempo
Balearic DJs Chris Coco and George Solar started making tunes together a couple of years ago after a chance meeting at Ibiza Sonica radio followed by some deep chats about dub and the future of chill out music.
After a string of singles they decided to make an album based (loosely) around various rhythms for the basic inspiration. George, who is also an accomplished percussionist, made a list – Nyabinghi, Guaguanco, One Drop etc – and Chris added one of their own – Algaroba.
The basic rhythm tracks were recorded in Ibiza, mostly drums and percussion, naturally, with a little added bass from Fly, who also, fortuitously, is the sign writer who made the cover image.
Various elements were added in Ibiza, Buenos Aires and London, and, after some digital wrangling an album of beautifully organic downtempo delights finally took shape.
DSPPR (Disappear) is a label run by DJ/producer Chris Coco to share music that he likes and highlight new and emerging artists, as well as some of his own collaborations.
The Chillout Tent
The idea for The Tent came out of trying to build a community in lockdown that would usually exist in real life; it’s now about keeping our music and related arts alive in these strange times.
The Chill Out Tent is the alternative event you always wanted at a festival, a new way to relax and enjoy music and visuals, a mini festival beamed directly to you in your own home. It’s free to watch, funded by the over enthusiastic founders.
So far, we have produced 19 events, Sunday evenings, an epic 24 hour stream for the summer solstice, and 12 days of one hour streams called 12 Days of Chillout. The streams have featured a selection of DJs including Mr Scruff, Rob Da Bank, Danielle Moore from Crazy P, Daniele Baldelli, Julia Tupinamba; a movie premiere (Born Balearic – Jon Sa Trinxa and the spirit of Ibiza); broadcasts from a forest in Bali; a sunset in S Korea; a reading from author David Keenan, interviews with music legends Maxi Jazz and Norman Jay; ambient sets from Tokyo; a documentaries about Boards if Canada and the Norwegian disco scene; vintage footage from Cafe Del Mar; and an after party in Ibiza.
We’re now running regular streams. The streams go out on Mixcloud so the streams are solid, top quality and legal.
Our aim is to celebrate and share beautiful film, music, art and interviews around a theme of chilled positivity.