Our next collaboration is with Leo Mas & Nancy Noise - 'Balearic Lovers'.
Both need no introduction but for those who don't know
Leo Mas was the protagonist and witness of the club scene phenomenon that was born in Ibiza he played at the Amnesia club (with Alfredo) during '85, '86, '87 and '88 (The Second Summer of Love) and '90 (without Alfredo which played at Pacha).
Thanks to his unique sound and innovative set he was propelled as one of the pioneers of house music and balearic sound.
Nancy Noise is one of the originals. She first visited Ibiza in 1986 which created a love affair that continues to this day. During the summers of '86 and '87 her home was the club Amnesia where she spent long nights dancing in front of the speakers to the sounds of Leo Mas and Alfredo, often venturing up to ask what the record was they had just played. If you ask Nancy what made Amnesia special she'll tell you, "it was the music, the vibe, dancing under the stars all night long and that eclectic mix that worked perfectly when played the right way." Amen.
During the summer of 1987 Nancy met Ian St.Paul and Paul Oakenfold who had also fallen in love with Amnesia. On arrival back to London the three of them wanted to continue the party so held a few nights which resulted in them finding a regular venue.
Oakenfold and friends knew that Nancy had been buying the records she had been dancing to over the last few summers so asked her to DJ. The club was Future and it is now part of London clubbing history. Within weeks Future was one of the busiest parties in London and a fundamental part of the early Acid House scene in London.
Our 1st collaboration with Balearic Lovers starts with a limited run of these 'Balearic Militant' T-shirts. The design that Leo had previously only printed on Tee's for his close Balearic peers. They have a few more designs up their sleeve so watch this space.
"The story behind the Balearic Militant T-shirt started 2 years ago when I replied to a Facebook post of my friend Moonboots, where I called him 'The Commander of the Balearic Militants'. At that moment, I thought it would be a good idea to make some 'Balearic Militant' T-shirts and give them as a tribute to the historical Dj's of Ibiza who played in the second half of the eighties - to the Dj's who have helped push the Ibiza sound - today commonly known as 'Balearic'.
Also for the Dj's that we respect and love, for all the people who run the labels that Fabrice and I work with & to some good friends who are part of this 'Balearic' scene.
I loved the idea of creating a small army of pacifist, music enthusiasts, who always look out for quality music, new productions and keep looking for music of the past, little-known, interesting, forgotten. This is, in essence, the meaning of : Balearic Militant"
Follow Leo Mas here on Mixcloud & Soundcloud
& Nancy Noise here on Soundcloud
We're looking forward to the next collaboration T-shirt already!