When you think of Ibiza in a musical sense, turn-up DJs and all-hours clubs and parties are probably the first things that come to mind. Minimalist electronica producer Vallès is taking things in a different direction, however. His music is inspired by his surroundings, soul/jazz, and – more specifically for his latest release “Sorrow” – “the late 19th century impressionism movement.” You can hear all of it: the hustle and bustle of Ibiza, the colorful naturesque landscapes of impressionism, and the slow, feel-good drawl of jazz and soul music.
Vallès has enlisted fellow soulful hip-hop and jazz producer Freddie Joachim to remix “Sorrow”. While the original is slow and steady easy-listening for lazy Sundays, Joachim takes it straight to the bedroom and adds more of a soulful touch. Like Flamingosis or Thievery Corporation, he relies on reverb and Fall-time New York orchestral interludes to drive the point home.