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Ritmo Fantasía: Balearic Spanish Synth-Pop, Boogie and House (1982-1992) [Compiled by DJ Trujillo]
Artist
Various Artists
Label
Soundway Records
Catalogue Number
SNDWLP137D
Release Date
November 26, 2021
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    SNDWLP137BAG

    Heavyweight, organic, fairtrade, cotton tote in natural colour with Ritmo Fantasía artwork.

    Bag dimensions - 42cm x 37cm

    10% of proceeds will be donated to National AIDS Trust UK in honour of Yves Uro's estate.

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    SNDWLP137

    Estimated release date: December 6, 2021

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.

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 Mastering and lacquers by Frank Merritt at 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!

Digital Track List

  1. 1 Puente De Esperanza Marengo 4:33 Buy

    Puente De Esperanza

  2. 2 Amor En El Cielo Beni Life 5:15 Buy

    Amor En El Cielo

  3. 3 Me Vas Cantidad Silvia 2:15 Buy

    Me Vas Cantidad

  4. 4 I Love My Body Zas 4:12 Buy

    I Love My Body

  5. 5 Divorcio Fernando Girão 4:58 Buy

    Divorcio

  6. 6 Déjate Llevar Magia Blanca 3:56 Buy

    Déjate Llevar

  7. 7 Ciutat Jaume Escala 4:42 Buy

    Ciutat

  8. 8 Dando Vueltas Mogambo 3:54 Buy

    Dando Vueltas

  9. 9 Tango? Tango? 4:21 Buy

    Tango?

  10. 10 Paris Babylone Free Tax 5:44 Buy

    Paris Babylone

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