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    Sea change: exploring the Balearic-inspired beats of Poland’s Baltic coast

    Balearic beat crystallised in 1980s Ibiza amid the house music explosion, with older records by Richie Havens, Fleetwood Mac, The Cure and Carly Simon mixed with newer electronic tracks to create a powerfully emotive and escapist dancefloor recipe. Duplicated by a host of British DJs back in the UK, the scene eventually produced its own Balearic beat records, by the likes of A Man Called Adam, BBG and The Grid. At this time, Poland was creating lesser-known classics of its own, which contain some of the same sounds and atmospheres.

    Under-appreciated, or just hard to get hold of during the Communist era, rare Polish gems have since been unearthed and reissued. Maciej Zambon’s The Very Polish Cut-Outs label released the

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