Has anyone here managed to pass on the Balearic baton to their sons /daughters /neices /nephews etc?
I reckon I’m getting there with my two kids after many years of having to listening to their urban / grime / American rnb stuff and the penny is starting to drop with them musically.
My lad is 15 and finding his way around my old pioneer ddj set up. He’s listening to the likes of Masters at Work, old Morales remixes etc and developing quite an ear for a tune.
My girl is 18 and obsessed with dance music. Whilst she is mostly into the new kids on the block like Patrick Topping, Chris Stussy and Micheal Bibby (yep, I’ve no idea who these are as well ) she does like a good A Love From Outer Space night too and already is a veteran of 3 ALFOS’s since turning 18 in March. I can’t get her off the dance floor and she tags along with me and our little crew at every opportunity on nights out. Being 30 years younger than us doesn’t faze her, she just gets on with it and gets into the music.
Bored with the likes of Parklife & Creamfields, she is currently trying to get me to go to the likes of Sonar, ADE or Hideout next year.
I’ve made many mistakes as a parent, but being on the dance floor with my daughter & seeing her face when a tune drops is one of the best feelings ever.
This all kind of makes me feel like I’ve done something right as their Dad
We always brought ours to Ibiza every year oldest is now 24 & 16yr old. They used to say Oh no not Ibiza again, why can’t we go somewhere else lol.I always said I would rather be watching a parrot show in Ibiza than some Costa del hell hole. Older girl always loved Techno something that was never played at home… She went to a few DGTL festivals in Amsterdam I would look at the line up and say you should go hear this dj and that dj and after checking them out She would always say No way. Lol
My lad is 5 so theres still a ways to go yet. But he has a real interest in the decks whenever I’m DJing, and whenever something funky comes on the radio or somewhere, he starts dancing. So hopefully the signs are there
I’ve set my 16yr old up with Beatport streaming via Rekordbox. That with a Pioneer controller and in the space of 2 days he was banging out incredible mixes of jungle tracks. He’s got no context or history with the tunes. He hasn’t had to build a collection. I don’t think he even knows what label they are on or who made them and he seems to have no desire to own any music. They are just sounds to him. Feels totally alien to me but it makes perfect sense to him. I wonder if he sticks with it, will he come back to the fundamentals of the scene as opposed to just the act of playing tunes? Let’s see.
Ive got a 4.5 year old. He likes pushing the buttons and messing with the fader and has picked out a few records he likes. Seems to have a thing for jungle and 92 Ardcore, particularly if its on 33 so he can speed it up to 45
Current Top 5
Prodigy - Out Of Space
Edge 1 - Compnded
Starlight - Numero Uno
Chubb Rock - Ya Bad Chubbs
Prefab Sprout - King Of Rock N Roll (because hotdogs, obviously)