PHIL MISON : OUT OF THE BLUE [ Leng ]
Catalogue : Leng / LENGLP012
Format : 2LP
Condition : New
Country : UK
Released : 2017
Genre : Balearic
Over the years, Phil Mison has become the go-to selector for those looking for Ibiza-themed compilations. None of his previous collections, though, have been quite as personal as Out Of The Blue, a compilation inspired by his first spell behind the decks at the Café Del Mar in 1993 – and the remarkable chain of events leading up to it.
The compilation contains a mixture of records that Mison played in his earliest Ibiza sets, those that remind him of that period, and recent discoveries that boast a similarly warm, loved-up vibe. Mison is at pains to point out that it’s not a track-for-track representation of his first sets, but rather a collection inspired by this most momentous of experiences.
As you’d expect from a selector of Phil Mison’s standing, Out Of The Blue is an outstanding collection. Some will no doubt hear the influence of his mentor – the man he credits with effectively turning his DJing career around – in the undulating rhythms and new age melodies of Kamasutra’s “Sugar Step”, the meandering synthesizer solos and Spanish language vocals of Congarilla’s sublime “Sacred Tree”, and the lilting flamenco guitars of “Gambarra”, an unreleased mix from Mison’s popular Cantoma project.