DJ Andy Wilson. A DJ’s DJ

Andy Wilson belongs to that rare breed of Balearic DJs who actually live in the Balearics...


DJ Andy Wilson is a renowned figure in the world of music, particularly in the genre of Balearic Beat. Balearic beat, also known as Balearic house, Balearic, Ibiza house or Ibizan chillout, is an eclectic blend of DJ-led dance music that emerged in the mid-1980s ranging from synth pop, rock to the emerging house scene in Chicago. Known for his unique style of mixing and selection, he has gained a loyal following over the years and has become an icon in the world of electronic music.

Growing up in UK and cutting his DJ teeth in Manchester. Wilson first gained recognition as a DJ in the early 1990s, playing at some of the most famous clubs in the UK, including the Hacienda in Manchester and The Tunnel in Glasgow. However, it was his move to Ibiza in 1999 that truly cemented his reputation as a leading figure in Balearic Beat.

Andy Wilson back in the day

A once resident DJ at the legendary Cafe Mambo in Ibiza, Wilson quickly established himself as a master of his craft. His sets were renowned for their eclectic blend of styles, mixing everything from classic rock to modern electronic music, using vinyl and digital. Gaining a unique reputation for his ‘Balearic’ style atmosphere, making him a favorite of clubbers, chilling, tourists and music critics around the world.

Over the years, Wilson has continued to push the boundaries of electronic music, blending different styles and genres to create a sound that is uniquely his own. His mixes are known for their seamless transitions and carefully curated selections, creating an immersive experience for the punters. A DJ’s DJ, in other words a DJ that puts the music and vibe first. Someone who just loves music and all its genres, leaving mixing, gear, ego outside the record store.

Andy Wilson. Disco Dad.

In addition to his work as a DJ, Wilson is also a prolific producer, releasing several albums and singles over the years. His music has been featured in films and TV shows, including the hit HBO series “Entourage.” He has also worked with a number of other notable musicians, including DJ Harvey, Jose Padilla, and Groove Armada.

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Despite his success, Wilson remains humble and dedicated to his craft. He continues to tour and perform around the world, sharing his love of music with audiences everywhere. His contributions to the world of electronic music have been recognized by his peers and fans alike, and he remains a beloved figure in the scene.

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Andy Wilson belongs to that rare breed of Balearic DJs who actually live in the Balearics...


Balearic Beat

In its truest sense, Balearic beat focuses less on any particular style of music and more on the song choices made by the DJ to keep patrons on dance floors or relaxing as they wine & dine. DJ sets by pioneering figures, like Alfredo Florito were anchored around relaxed, upbeat songs with a slow but solid beat from all genres, from pop and rock to soul, American and European disco, and electronic music.

Balearic beat also refers to a particular style of electronic dance music which influenced chill-out musical genres that followed in its wake.

Roots; Balearic beat, also known as just Balearic refers to an adventurous mix of dance music played at bars,  cafés & clubs on the island of Ibiza, part of Spain’s Balearic islands (hence the name), in the late ’80s and early ’90s. Fast forward to the 2020’s and it’s now a huge industry covering music, fashion, art & beyond.  

The breezy aesthetic of the Balearic sound—made all the more enjoyable by the sunny locations and sense of freedom they afforded—proved irresistible for vacationers and locals alike. More here – What is Balearic?

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