Roger Shah - Magic Island - Music for Balearic People, Vol. 6

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Over its lifetime, the Magic Island series has come to typify the antithesis of the phoned-in ‘Ibiza’ compilation, which crowd-out stores throughout summer. They’re a now 7-year and - as of this month - 6-release endeavour on the behalf of their creator Roger Shah, to fold the spirit, aura & essence of the Balearic way into a compilation series. Through the collecting & mixing of supreme music - regularly encompassing live instrumentation and drawn from the widest band of the music spectrum, they are unique in both aim & end. With Balearia rarely far from his mind, this July sees Roger Shah release the next in the album’s evermore-anticipated series. 

To organically lock its complete summer-summation, Roger once again splits the mix-deck, delivering discs which soundtrack both day & night. To do so, he’s elicited the best new studio-ware from an always-dependable band of production brothers.

The sixth Magic Island volume includes music from a host of like-minds, inc. Brian Laruso, Kim Svard, Pedro Del Mar, Ralph Fritsch, Ronny K. Dirkee Coetzee and others. It also supplies new audio from many of Roger’s production aliases and co-pro-ing groups: Sunlounger, Black Pearl and Global Experience among them. So pack light and get set! That Magic Island’s magnetism is calling again…

The next chapter in his series of auditory Balearic ‘postcards’, Roger Shah returns in July high-season with Volume 6 of ‘Magic Island: Music For Balearic People’. The sixth edition brings with it 2 hours, 40 minutes of up & downtempo grooves, through 36 new, studio-fresh tracks and mixes. Drawing you into the Magic Island’s thrall, each disc moves through a definitive sound & time arc. From the daytime locales of beach, pool & lounge, it slipstreams - with perfect tone, tempo & trajectory - into the nighttime’s bars and clubs.

Roger says on the release of this, the sixth chapter in his series: “For me, my Magic Island album volumes are always a good chance to show the world where I am at sound-wise as a DJ. What kind of styles I like and the type and range of music I play in my weekly Radio show. I think this volume has the widest sound range yet, starting at 120 bpm with Deep House and ending very uplifting around 138 bpm. A lot of people have been asking me if I would do a mix album this year again, so I followed the call. Here you go!”                                                                                                                            

Mix 2 seamlessly continues the transfer from ‘horizontal’ to ‘vertical’… Shah’s after-dark ethic has become considerably more robust in recent years and that’s immediately reflected through the inclusion of Hamza Khammessi’s ‘Distant States’ and Zage’s ‘Summer Rain’. Vocalled by Jan Johnston, and with Dirkie Coetzee on its production, ‘Only The Beginning’ adds more oomph to Disc 2’s club-ready feel. Roger & Ralph Fritsch’s Original Mix of Black Pearl’s ‘Bellagio’, the frisson temperament of Ender & Brodovsky ‘The Road Has No End’ and ‘Xanadou’ from Shah regular Kim Svard keep the tempo up and the floor moving. Michael Flint provides some ‘Refraction’ and UK producer Ronny K. teams up with the Czech mate Eddie Sender for ‘Genesis Two’, all before Pedro Del Mar & UDM bring events to a mighty head with the shimmering summer perfection of ‘Boundless’.

Wherever you are in the world, your 2015 Balearic ticket is awaiting collection. 

Track list

  • 01
    Call Me Home (Magic Island Mix)
    By Roger Shah & Aisling Jarvis
  • 02
    We Used to Know (Original Mix)
    By Brian Laruso & John James Renfrow
  • 03
    On the Beach
    By Rogier Dulac
  • 04
    Japan Suite (Brian Laruso's MI6 Edit)
    By Othon
  • 05
    Solace (MI6 Edit)
    By Eve Belle & Brian Laruso
  • 06
    Summa (Original Mix)
    By Raul Pablo Sanchez
  • 07
    Lifeline (MI6 Edit)
    By Brian Laruso & Christian Drost
  • 08
    Stronghold (MI6 Edit)
    By Jukebox 80s
  • 09
    Colours of Dawn (MI6 Edit)
    By Christian Drost
  • 10
    Sunkissed (Magic Island Mix)
    By Sunlounger
  • 11
    Merina People (MI6 Edit)
    By Global Experience
  • 12
    Castelldefels (MI6 Edit)
    By Bob Memphis
  • 13
    Navagio (MI6 Edit)
    By Clarks
  • 14
    Blue Above My Head (Original Mix)
    By Static Bloom
  • 15
    Piña Colada (MI6 Edit)
    By CJ Seven
  • 16
    Ocean Dreams (MI6 Edit)
    By Denis Sender
  • 17
    Last Day (Original Mix)
    By Ari Kyle & Audioscape featuring Simon Latham
  • 18
    Magic Island Vol. 6 Mix 1
    By Roger Shah
  • 19
    Summer Rain (MI6 Intro Edit)
    By Zage featuring Ekatherina April
  • 20
    When You're Here (MI6 Club Edit)
    By Roger Shah & Aisling Jarvis
  • 21
    Distant States (Original Mix)
    By Hamza Khammessi
  • 22
    Only the Beginning (Original Mix)
    By Dirkie Coetzee & Jan Johnston
  • 23
    Shades of Sunset (Club Mix)
    By Denis Sender
  • 24
    Hordaland (MI6 Edit)
    By Serge Macoveu
  • 25
    Bellagio (Roger Shah & Ralph Fritsch Original Mix)
    By Black Pearl
  • 26
    The Road Has No End (MI6 Edit)
    By Alex Ender & Sergey Brodovsky
  • 27
    Earth Above the Sun (MI6 Edit)
    By MST & Pacific Nation
  • 28
    Monolog (MI6 Edit)
    By Yodis
  • 29
    Hide (Original Mix)
    By Michael Flint & Stephanie Kay
  • 30
    Walking Away (MI6 Edit)
    By Phil Dinner
  • 31
    Xanadou (MI6 Edit)
    By Kim Svard
  • 32
    Here With You (Uplifting Version)
    By Max Roelse & Sunbrothers featuring Sarah Shields
  • 33
    By Michael Flint
  • 34
    Genesis Two (MI6 Edit)
    By Ronny K. & Eddie Sender
  • 35
    Boundless (MI6 Edit)
    By Pedro Del Mar & UDM
  • 36
    Magic Island Vol. 6 Mix 2
    By Roger Shah