Life On Earth Recordings was founded for the very purpose of providing the soundtrack to a life well travelled; for the smooth operators and the cocktail waiters; the slower-pacers to the good-time celebrators. And voyage we must, at times, to escape the hustle and bustle.
Modern Balearic sounds covering downtempo, Balearic, electronica and nu-disco. Life On Earth is a groove, and ours sounds like this...
Review: James Bright's career in production began in 1999 when he was introduced to legendary producer Steve Miller (Afterlife). The duo went on to form the successful downbeat act Lux and their debut production "Northern Lights" was chosen as the opening track for Caf? Del Mar's Volume 7. As a solo artist James Bright's productions have featured on the world-famous Cafe Del Mar series at length, and now for Life On Earth Recordings Bright delivers five chilled yet vibrant, eclectic and Balearic inspired numbers. Half ambient and and half broken beat, there's some funk to be found in numbers like "Vidorra" or the spacious electro of "Kush". Beautiful, warming and chilled - enjoy the the progressive elevations of the the title track next to the percussion and basslines of "Mosaic", and the house and acid vibes of "Sixfold". Music from a golden age.
Review: Since reactivating his long-dormant Life On Earth Recordings imprint in November 2022, James Bright has delivered a string of inspired EPs. 'Tricks', the Balearic-loving producer's latest five-track missive, is another impressive outing. The title track, which is showcased in full-length and edited forms, is particularly alluring, with Bright adding woozy female vocal samples and deep house sonics to a dub-fired, sunrise-ready downtempo groove. Elsewhere across the EP he smothers a deep, head-nodding hip-hop groove in simmering synth-strings and spacey synths on 'Quaquaversal', offers up a melody-driven Balearic nu-disco bubbler ('Arc'), and reaches for loose-limbed, jazzy beats, deep bass and intergalactic pads on the delightful 'Sway'.