🔆 Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy presents Balearic Breakfast Volume 1,
a double 12” vinyl to be released 10th June 2022. 🔆
An eleven track compilation of gloriously transcendent genre-hopping music inspired by one of the most listened to shows with her global family on Worldwide FM and Mixcloud; most tracks impossible to find on vinyl.
How does one make a Balearic Breakfast?
You need to obviously start with one part blissful sunshine, rising over one part white sand, set to the sound of the sea looping back and forth. But what else – that perfect, idyllic backdrop aside – sums up that most important time of the day, specifically when spent right in the heart of the most glorious archipelago in the western hemisphere?
Luckily, DJ, broadcaster and producer Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy has perfected the recipe.
Colleen has been mixing together weekly Balearic Breakfast shows on Worldwide FM for the last few years after starting in earnest during the first pandemic lockdown. Her shows offer a remedy to the pressures of the outside world; each is curated with the admirable aim of trying to “create a musical atmosphere for escape”, be it from bad weather or bad vibes, or more importantly being locked indoors. The shows are also inspired by requests from her crate digging and music loving community around the world, offering a truly global collaboration.
Inspired by formative experiences at The Loft in NYC and on the terrace at Space, Colleen’s Balearic Breakfasts are endlessly eclectic and always inspiring, pulling together – in her words – a “hodge-podge of chill out, spiritual jazz, deep soul, percussive house, quirky disco, indie-dance and what may ‘traditionally’ be called ‘balearic’ (whatever that may be).” Basically, the kind of music you would like to hear as the sun breaks or sets over the horizon, wherever in the world you may be.
For her first Balearic Breakfast album (lovingly compiled for the ever-visionary Heavenly Recordings), Colleen has put together a set of songs that allow the listener to drift with her between myriad genres and join the unseen dots between them. The journey takes in shooting star ambient sounds, deep soulful hypno-house, ecstatic Neu-esque locked grooves, etherial sea-shore jazz and Southern Hemisphere starlight disco, with tracks by artists such as Friendly Fires, Mildlife, Linkwood, Lady Blackbird and producers such as Andrew Weatherall (under his Asphodells alias), Ashley Beedle, Coyote, the late, great Phil Asher and Cosmo herself.
Flowing together, the tracks perfectly create that musical atmosphere for escape – a recipe for daydreaming yourself into a Balearic Breakfast state of mind. Tune in and leave the everyday behind. The sun’s rising overhead and the waves are at your feet, whatever time of day it is wherever you might be in the world.
Colleen and Heavenly Recordings will host a Balearic Breakfast launch party at The Social on Friday 17 June (7pm – 1am). Staying true to the community and request based format of Balearic Breakfast, Colleen will play alongside some of her most loyal and musically curious Balearicans. Tickets are £10 in advance, all proceeds will be donated to Disasters Emergency Committee’s Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.
🔆 Colleen is also due to play the following DJ gigs this summer 🔆
Apr 30th Brixton Disco Festival, POW (B2B with Mr. Scruff), London
May 14th Musical Medicine, Oxford
May 15th Balearic Brunch @ Greenwich Village Urban Fete, London (1 – 3pm)
May 27th Good Rooms, Brooklyn, NYC
Jun 4th Fever 105 @ Oval Space (B2B with Francois K), London
Jun 11th Beyond the Pale Festival, Ireland
Jun 17th Balearic Breakfast Launch Party, The Social, London
Jun 18th Wildwood Disco, Cambridgeshire
Jun 19th Lucky Cloud Loft party, London
Jul 1st La Belle Electrique, Grenoble
Jul 9th Secret Sundaze Day and Night Festival, London
Jul 16th Balearic Breakfast takeover with Warm @ Faith In Strangers, Margate
Jul 21st Suncebeat, Croatia
Jul 24th Standon Calling Festival, Hertfordshire
Jul 30th Farmfest, Somerset
Jul 31st Camp Sancho Festival, Hertfordshire
Aug 12th Stallions at Houghton Festival, Norfolk
Aug 26th Balearic Breakfast takeover, Love Dancin’ Sound System @ We Out Here Cambridgeshire
Aug 27th Moovin’ Festival, Stockport
Aug 28th BBC6 Music Stage @ All Points East, London
Aug 28th Old Zoo stage B2B with Horsemeat Disco and solo set on the Forgotten Cabin stage, Lost Village Festival, Lincolnshire
Sep 17th Inner State festival, Albania