Various Artists - La Escollera Compilation Session One
La Escollera is a wonderful family-run restaurant on Es Cavallet beach, in the middle of the Ses Salines natural reserve. This breathtakingly beautiful stretch of coast is bordered by a small pine forest just past the salt lakes that give neighbouring Las Salinas beach its name. A short walk around the tip of the coast reveals deserted, untouched rocky outcrops with secluded caves, and none of the seaweed that swamps other sections of the coastline. This is the other side of Ibiza, the side that rarely courts the press but makes the island one of the most beautiful places in the world. La Escollera is owned by Dani González, the son of the Spanish actor Gaspar ‘Indio’ González, who has been serving delicious food on the island for the past two decades.
Gavin Kendrick has been playing on the terrace which is at the side of the restaurant for several summers, and the space allows him to spin Jazz, Folk, Rare Groove, Hip Hop, House and Soul, to quote him, ‘this special time on the island is perfect for really getting inside your music collection, airing the b-sides and album tracks that rarely otherwise get their chance to shine’.
NuNorthern Soul label owner Phat Phil Cooper, no stranger to Ibiza, was invited to play across the festive season of 2013 / 2014 and immediately fell in love with the venue and the fact he could play across the board, delving deep into his collection of rare and wonderful music picked up from years of extensive travelling.
Tracks and mixes from Major Lazer, Ron Basejam, Smith and Mudd, Marcos Valle, B.J. Smith, Mo Kolours, Steve Cobby, Prins Thomas, Andras Fox, Elephant, The Decoders, Ragz Nordset plus more.
Jon Sa Trinxa states *“the ‘La Escollera Session One’ CD contains real music for real people There are a lot of wishy washy compilation CDs out there and this is not one of them!”* while Jon from the Seahawks says “full of musical pearls and sun soaked vibes, the perfect way to enjoy the summer”.
CD 1 – Gavin Kendrick Selections
1. BJ Smith – Runnin’
2. Dexter Story – Underway (Gavin’s ‘Love Is’ Reprise)
3. Mo Kolours – Little Brown Dog
4. Uku Kuut – I Feel Love
5. Andras Fox – Running Late
6. Kafka – Illuminations [DJ Chikasi Nishiwaki Remix]
7. Michael Boothman – Waiting For Your Love
8. Marcos Valle – Parabéns [Dança Do Daniel]
9. Xantone Blacq – Search For The Sun [Zanzibar Mix]
10. Ackin’ – Tembezi [Prins Thomas Version]
11. Kid Fonque – 2Sides
12. Jonny Miller feat. Al Scott – Mystix
CD 2 – Phil Cooper Selections
1. Headland – The Hum Song
2. BJ Smith – Prototype
3. Ragz Nordset – You Started It All [Ron Basejam Rework]
4. Major Lazer – Get Free (feat. Amber of Dirty Projectors)
5. Abimaro and the Free – Mark [Smith and Mudd Dub]
6. Steve Cobby – Settling Days
7. Tropics – Courage feat. Gavin Turek
8. Elephant – Shapeshifter
9. BJ Smith – Umi Says
10. Abimaro and the Free – Mark [Flashbaxx remix]
11. Xantone Blacq – Search For The Sun [Zanzibar Mix]
12.The Decoders – Walk On By feat. Noelle Scaggs