Island Vibrations

Artist: Chris Coco & George Solar

Title: Island Vibrations

Format: Vinyl LP

Label: Disappear

Catalogue Number: DSPPR060

Release Date: 18 August 2023

File under: Balearic / Chill Out / Downtempo

The story:

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.