It’s been a busy year for summer inspired Ibiza compilations as every Tom, Dick and Barry promises to offer you a slice of the White Isle neatly spread across a several CD package and many of them do just that. A compilation with a difference however is the fairly uniqye concept behind El Chiringuito Beach House Sessions via Balearic label Seamless Recordings where €1 for every CD sold goes to charity. Over two discs it features live sets from Groove Armada and Ibiza favourite, Mr Doris, packed with unreleased material and exclusive reedits recorded at the beautiful El Chiringuito Beach Club.
Situated on the shores of the Mediterranean at Es Cavallet Beach, for many a trip to Ibiza isn’t complete without a visit to El Chringuito and it owes its glowing reputation not only to an unforgettable dining experience, but also to its distinctive vibe.
Over the years a partnership has grown with Andy Cato and Groove Armada resulting in a series of events unlike most on the White Isle: they’re free and they raise money for charity. This debut El Chiringuito Beach House Sessions was recorded live at one of those nights for the 2013 summer opening.
The live set on Disc One comes from We Love and Pacha resident, Mr Doris. His incredible deck talents and musical expansion of funk, soul, latin and afro beats are showcased throughout his mix. Stand out tunes highlighted by the DJ extraordinaire himself include, The Quantic Soul Orchestra feat. Alice Russell – Left & Right and Gregory Porter – 1960 What? (Opolopo Kick & Bass Rerub).
Disc Two is a classic display of Groove Armada funk and electronica. The three time Grammy nominated outfit and curators of London’s biggest festival, Lovebox, having dropped two unreleased tracks into their live mix in the form of Closer and Lean On Your Love, while their 2012 single Activate My Heart has been given an exclusive Chiringuito re-edit.
Groove Armada, aka Andy Cato and Tom Findlay, have waived their album fees to allow €1 for each CD sold to go to The Doncaster Youth Jazz Association; a charity that offers life changing musical education to youngsters. The charity sits close to Cato’s heart having once put an instrument in his own hand and taught him how to play.
Out on August 19th via Seamless Recordings check out the preview minimix and tracklisting below
CD1 by Mr Doris Recorded Live at El Chiringuito
CD2 by Grove Armada – Decks & FX Recorded Live at El Chiringuito