Back2Basics with Simon (6th January) – Balearic Classics

Cafe del mar

old school vinyl show

After the Christmas break and couple of pre-records Back2Basics was back in full swing, live on the wheels of steels underground in RTE’s Digital Bunker. As the days start to get longer we thought we’d warm your cockles with some sun-soaked vinyl that brings back memories of those early heady days on the white island of IBIZA.

Old school progressive house classics, forgotten gems, remixes, rare vinyl and the out-of-the-ordinary, all go to make the eclectic cocktail that is Back2Basics. Only one thing is certain each and every week, that is that the show is 100% live and all the music is played on vinyl. Ireland’s only national all vinyl radio show on RTE Pulse, Ireland’s only national dance music station. Low on chat and high on music, check out this week’s Back2Basics below.

Playback link via RTE Pulse on the RTE Radio Player

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B.B.G. “Snappiness”

Orchestra JB “Free Spirit”

DNA feat Suzanne Vega “Tom’s Diner”

Praise “Only You”

Prefab Sprout “If You Don’t Love Me (Stateside Mix)” by Future Sounds Of London

Saint Etienne “Only Love Can Break Your Heart”

Sade “Pearls” (Todd Terry Bootleg) – this was give an official release as Sade didn’t like it, which is madness as it is a beautiful remix.

Ultraviolet “Kites”

Temper Temper “It’s All Outta Lovin’ You” (this features vocalist Melanie Williams, who later hit the UK top 20 with Sub Sub)

Innocence “Natural Thing” – features the amazing sample of Pink Floyd’s “Shine On You Crazy Diamond”



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