"Balearic Beauty" brings to life 14 Sunlounger recordings. Through them Roger has involved the vocal talents of many, including ‘A Beach Side of Life’ album alumni Inger Hansen, Yoav (of ‘Beautiful Lie’ fame) and EDM singer/songwriter/hit-maker JES. Also on board are an ensemble of newly discovered male and female vox talent, including Sason Bishope Parry, Chase, Alexandra Badoi, Kingseyes and Suzie Del Vecchio. Arriving in its now customary Album and Chillout versions, ‘Balearic Beauty’ picks up exactly where ‘Beach Side’ left off… So bring your pulse rate to resting, find your spot in the sun, hit recline and prepare for the Lounger.
José Padilla is a Spanish disc jockey and producer of ambient music, best known for his work as DJ in the Café del Mar bar on the island of Ibiza. Born in Barcelona, Padilla moved to Ibiza in 1975, taking up the DJ residency at Café del Mar in 1991. In 1994, he compiled the first Cafe del Mar album for the React label. The series is now in its 22nd volume and has spun off several related compilations, as well as leading to the creation of the bar's own eponymous label. Padilla selected tracks for the first six, as well as the 20th-anniversary commemorative release.
While several tracks of Padilla's appeared in his various compilations, it was not until 1998 that he released his first album, Souvenir, on Mercury Records label. The CD featured collaborations with several chill-out musicians, including Lenny Ibizarre and Paco Fernández. His second album, Navigator, was released in 2001. The album received a Latin Grammy nomination for Best Instrumental Album.
Eriq Johnson, a producer, a DJ, a label owner, began making music in 1995. His first musical compositions written for theatre plays gained popularity and recognition at the music festivals in Avignon and Berlin. For a long time he had occupied himself with writing music for television and radio advertisements. Since 2000 he has been working increasingly as a DJ and performed in almost all countries of the European continent, including Russia and Malta. Eric Johnson shows different facets of his talent being very succesful in various music genres such as electro, house, techno and lounge.
In 2008 Eriq initiated a music project Deeper Sublime which reflects his passion for Chillout music…
Manifold Records present Sunset Surfer - 25 Balearic Chill Sounds. 25 excellent Chillout tracks: Frank Borell, Dreamscape, Orange Music, Cafe Americaine, Mahoroba and more.