18:00 to 23:30
Although loved and respected within a fifty-mile radius of the record storage depot he calls a home, Baleariic Mike is one of the world’s unsung DJ heroes. His doggedly independent eclecticism, a restless archaeological thirst for lost treasure, and a keen desire to mine new music that suits his broadminded genre surfing post modern Balearic brief, put him up there with a lonely few- those who are not scared to cross reference, off road and experiment with the crucial narrative that is at the core of any musical journey worth paying attention to.
There is an intuitive intelligence in the choosing of the component parts of his sets and an empathetic logic to the way he puts things together. It’s these qualities that make his selections significant and ensure that his sets / mixes / compilations are something more than the usual showing off the humble spectator has come to expect.
Balearic Mike has played at some of the finest clubs and festivals in the UK and around the world, including The Electric Chair, Horse Meat Disco, Festival Number 6, Ministry Of Sound (UK), Electric Elephant (Croatia), Pacha & Space (Ibiza), Slow Blow (Stockholm), Tape (Berlin), Chillits & The Plunge (California), The Do-Over (LA), Apt. (New York), and many others. In 2013 Mike was very proud to be asked to join Ashley Beedle and Dave Jarvis’ Heavy Disco collective.
Mike was given the great honour of kicking off the now highly respected ‘Original’ series of compilations on Claremont 56, alongside his friend and fellow DJ Richard Moonboots. Mike is also the co-host of the Down To The Sea & Back series of compilations (and Boat Parties) with Kelvin Andrews, and the founder and director of Fascinating Rhythms, an occasional vinyl only Balearic record label.
Balearic Mike will be playing at Red Market on Friday 4th of July