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Ritmo Fantas​í​a: Balearic Spanish Synth​-​Pop, Boogie and House (1982​-​1992) [Compiled by DJ Trujillo]

by Soundway Records

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ahrib if you appreciate some super smooth and quality balearic cookie cutters, you'll love this compilation made by our cherished Trujillo! Favorite track: Amor En El Cielo.
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rwcam The selection is just excellent! Favorite track: Puente De Esperanza.
Zen Sounds
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Zen Sounds Great compilation focusing on an overlooked part of the Balearic sound - the music made on the Islands and the Spanish peninsula. Deep archival work. Favorite track: Puente De Esperanza.
Generaction X
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Generaction X This is by far one of the best compilations i heard in years, extremely well curated, it certainly transport you to 80's Ibiza Favorite track: Puente De Esperanza.
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darwyn Tenemos queso, y que delicioso el sabor...XX
For those of us brought up on a diet of Balearic Beats and Piano House, the first 10 tracks on this album are a revelation....one, two, three "Divorcio! Divorcio!..." Favorite track: Dando Vueltas.
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Ruslan Ivanov one of the best comp last year Favorite track: Amor En El Cielo.
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Preview all tracks at: soundcloud.com/soundway-records/ritmo-fantasia-full-album-preview

Plucked from the outer limits of the Spanish underground comes Ritmo Fantasía.

The 21 track selection curated by Trujillo, a Venezuelan producer, DJ and record collector based in Berlin, explores the forgotten corners of the 1980s and early 90s Spanish music scene. Veering through early bleep and hip house, electro, boogie, Iberian pop and much more, it has broad appeal to both Balearic heads and diggers alike. Serendipitously, the cover art for the compilation is an original work by Yves Uro, a figurehead of Ibiza’s party scene from the 70s and 80s and whose visionary poster artwork became representative of the white isle.

While some of the artists or producers on the compilation went on to have notable careers, many of the tracks selected here represent “one-offs” for the artists, and on occasion the labels as well. These sometimes self-released, privately-pressed productions, on short-lived imprints with names like Cantos and Prismatic, document the nascent clubland communities - from the capital, to major cities to the north, and east, and also smaller locales, coastal towns such as Marbella, Gijón, and Cádiz.

Ritmo Fantasía is the result of over a decade’s worth of record collecting by DJ Trujillo, searching out bespoke stores, markets, and dealers. For the first time ever, it brings to light and groups together some hidden gems from an era that without it, would likely remain hidden from view.


released November 26, 2021

Compiled by Trujillo (Andres Astorga)
Original artwork by Yves Uro, with permission
Sleeve and label design by Nohemi Dicuro
Original lettering by Alex Trochut
Vinyl dubbing in by Ripples Berlin
Restoration, mastering and lacquers by The Carvery Studio, London
Additional liner notes consultation from Robert Harris

A huge thank you to Catherine Uro and to all the artists who are participating in this album. Gracias!


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