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Halloween Party with the Balearic Breakfast Family...

Updated: Nov 8, 2023

Did you ever take the time to listen to some of Balearic Breakfast tunes in another context? Let me explain that to you... Get ready for a journey like no other...


A Halloween Party. – Surprise, Surprise! You weren't expecting that one here, did you?! But that's alright because this blog is there to surprise its readers; the unexpected is our rule... Have you ever wondered how to have a proper Halloween Party? Well, we're going to teach you a lesson or two, ready? Open the door of our Musical mansion and come on in; the Balearic Breakfast Family has a story to tell...

Balearic Breakfast Halloween

I was thinking about Halloween a few days ago and asked our Captain if having a themed show would be feasible. Colleen published the request line last Saturday, inviting us to post any songs we would like to hear, including "Halloween" themed ones. As always, the Balearic Breakfast Family gladly obliged, and we're all eagerly waiting for this Tuesday's show... Yet, I wanted to celebrate Halloween more than ever this year. Don't ask me why; I swear I don't know...

When I saw the great requests being posted on Colleen's Facebook and Instagram, I decided to create a "Halloween" playlist and started adding tracks that were being requested. Then, it came to my mind that Colleen played a lot of strange and somewhat frightening tracks during Balearic Breakfast over the last three years... So I went on and added these too. Then, I started to listen to the playlist... And something very strange happened. I discovered certain songs had a much "darker' soul than I thought, one of the best examples being Pink Floyd's "The Great Gig in the Sky", which presented me with a woman crying, seeing her loved one dead in a haunted house... Other ones just had that strange feeling to them that really fit (Visage's "We Fade to Grey"; DJ Shadow's "Stem/Long Stem - Medley or the stunning Andreas Vollenweider, Walter Keiser, Pedro Haldemann, Jon Otis "Huiziopochtli / Con Chiglia")...

When I thought about what I had just experienced, it occurred to me that, depending on the context in which you listen to some music, you might hear (or not...) things that, yet, really are present in the music... Isn't that spooky? Don't be too surprised to find tracks that have nothing to do with the Halloween theme, though (like Visual's "The Music Got Me", Quincy Jones' "Ai No Corrida", and a few others)... It's a "Party" playlist... We're talking about the Intellectual dynamics here... See what I Mean?...

The playlist is available on Spotify, Deezer and Qobuz... (though some tracks are missing depending on the platform). I reproduced the whole playlist below and will keep it up to date. 95% of these songs have been played on Balearic Breakfast; the last 5% weren't played yet, but who knows...? We're covering many different genres here and a lot of different artists, but also tracks from our friends like Davide Lovato, Be.Lanuit and even George Koutalieris! Of course, we didn't forget the classics... So be our guest, enter our Halloween dancing hall... Get ready to be surprised and frightened... Because that's the way we like to Party!

PS: Did you know that David Mancuso played Michael Jackson's Thriller in 1984 during the last Loft party he held at Prince St.?...



Dead Can Dance - Yulunga (Spirit Dance)

Peter Godwin - Emotional Disguise - Extended Version

Peter Brown - They Only Come Out at Night

Ray Parker Jr. - Ghostbusters

Visage - Fade To Grey - Extended Version

DJ Shadow - Stem / Long Stem - Medley

Jah Wobble, Marconi Union - Wealth

Michael Jackson - Thriller

The Jacksons - This Place Hotel (a.k.a. Heartbreak Hotel)

Poco - Ghost Town

Lee Oskar - Haunted House

Rockwell - Somebody's Watching Me

Soundwalk Collective, Gael García Bernal - Una Nota Sobre El Peyote

Joan Bibiloni, JIM - Badia On​í​rica - JIM Instrumental Version

Paco de Lucía - Entre Dos Aguas

Cerrone - Supernature

John Grant - Day Is Done

Be.Lanuit, Amarú - Sol E Dad

Audio De Lux - 60 Seconds - Original Mix

Dr. John - I Walk on Guilded Splinters

Frida, Hans-Peter Lindstrøm - I Know There's Something Going On - Lindstrøm Remix

Peter Kruder, Roberto Di Gioia - Bella Arp

Depeche Mode - Waiting for the Night

Peter Godwin - Emotional disguise (Instrumental)

Escape from New York - Fire in My Heart

La Bellini, Leo Mas, Fabrice Inferno Lovers - Satan in Love - Leo Mas & Fabrice Inferno Lovers Mix

Visual - The Music Got Me

Ron Basejam - The Hurt Inside

The Dramatics - The Devil Is Dope

The Alan Parsons Project - Sirius

Funkadelic - Maggot Brain

Paolo Nutini, Hudson Mohawke - Iron Sky - Hudson Mohawke Remix

The Specials - Ghost Town

Maxine - Alien - Disco Mix

Madonna, Stereo MC's - Frozen - Stereo MC's Remix Edit

Jean-Michel Jarre - Oxygene, Pt. 1

Sinéad O'Connor - Fire on Babylon

The Residents - Kaw-Liga - Prairie Mix

Mildlife - Return To Centaurus

Eurythmics, Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart - This City Never Sleeps - Remastered Version

Thelma Houston - I've Got The Devil In Me

Massive Attack - Angel

Barbie Bertisch, Gene Tellem - After the Storm - Gene Tellem Remix

Arushi Jain - My People Have Deep Roots

Manika Kaur, Jyotsna Srikanth, Youth - Journey Never Ends (Waheguru - The Journey) - Youth Remix

Crosby, Stills & Nash - Dark Star

L'Impératrice - La lune

Coflo, Lee Wilson - Rainbows - Backside Mix

Morgan Geist - Twilight Express

Sky - Westway

Calm, Jimi Tenor - Time & Space - Calm's Version

Doves, Andrew Weatherall - Compulsion - Andrew Weatherall Remix

Roberto Rodriguez - Amalfi Drive

Massive Attack - Safe From Harm - Perfecto Mix

Moby, J.P. Bimeni, Prins Thomas - should sleep (Prins Thomas Diskomix)

George Koutalieris - Silent Messages

Sade - Soldier of Love

Charlotte Gainsbourg, Soulwax - Deadly Valentine (Soulwax Remix)

Elements Of Life, Jasper Street Company, Lost Souls Of Saturn, Seth Troxler, Phil Moffa - Stand On The Word - Lost Souls of Saturn Colossians 3:16 Mix

David Bowie - Wild Is the Wind - 2016 Remaster

Nina Simone, Francois K - Here Comes The Sun - (Francois K. Remix)

Confidence Man, Andrew Weatherall - Out The Window - Andrew Weatherall Remix

Kelsey Lu - I'm Not In Love

Âme - No War

The Undisputed Truth - You + Me = Love - 12" Single Version

Deodato - Also Sprach Zarathustra

Led Zeppelin - No Quarter - Rough Mix with JPJ Keyboard Overdubs - No Vocal

Max Berlin - Elle Et Moi

Findlay Brown, Stallions - Stallion's Suite

David Bowie, Pat Metheny Group - This Is Not America - 2002 Remaster

Jean-Luc Ponty - Ethereal Mood

Brian Eno, Moebius, Roedelius - The Belldog

Mort Garson - Ode to an African Violet

Lindstrøm - I Feel Space

Vangelis - We Are All Uprooted - Remastered

Jhalib - Mysteries Of The East - Original Mix

Metro Area - Miura

Quintus Project - Night Flight - Psychemagik Remix

Enya - Boadicea

Sylvester - I Need Somebody To Love Tonight

Laurie Anderson - Radar - Live

Bombers - Supermax

Gary Numan - Music for Chameleons

Walls - Hang Four

LOVA - Elusive Realities

William Shatner - It Hasn't Happened Yet

Marvin Gaye - Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)

Dead Can Dance - Ullyses

José Feliciano - California Dreamin'

Andreas Vollenweider, Walter Keiser, Pedro Haldemann, Jon Otis - Huiziopochtli / Con Chiglia

Quintus Project - Night Flight - Original

Vangelis - Tales of the Future

Michael Kiwanuka - Rule The World

Be Svendsen, Henri Texier - Le Piroguier - Be Svendsen Remix

Coldcut - Autumn Leaves - Irresistible Force Mix

Kenny Loggins - Nightwatch

Talk Talk - Life's What You Make It - Extended Mix; 2003 Remaster

3io - Les Nuits

Chilly - For Your Love Suite 2014 full version - Chilly Remix

Andy Bey, The Avener - Celestial Blues - The Avener Rework

The Cure - Lullaby - Extended Mix

Material, Nona Hendryx - Bustin' Out - Rub'n'Tug Edit

Patrick Cowley - Sea Hunt

Blue Gas - Shadows From Nowhere - Danilo Braca ReVision

Youssou N'Dour, Neneh Cherry - 7 Seconds (feat. Neneh Cherry)

Terry Callier - Lazarus Man

Kwanzaa Posse - Wicked Funk

Pink Floyd - The Great Gig In The Sky - 2011 Remastered Version

My Mine - Hypnotic Tango - Original 12" Version

Herbie Hancock - Bubbles

Siouxsie and the Banshees - Israel

Snowboy, Joe Clausell - Casa Forte - Joe Claussell's Spiritual Life Samba Remix

The Ballistic Brothers - Uschi's Groove

Pat Metheny Group - Are You Going With Me?

The KLF, The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu - Baltimore to Fair Play

Azari & III, Tensnake - Reckless (With Your Love) - Tensnake Remix

Mick Jagger - Lucky In Love

Tommy Seebach - Bubble Sex

Joutro Mundo - Panthera

MARCEL KING - Reach For Love - New York Remix FBN 43

Bebel Gilberto - Tanto Tempo - Peter Kruder Remix

The Art Of Noise - Moments In Love - Beaten

David Sylvian - Orpheus

Marianne Faithfull - Witches' Song

Joakim Karud - Halloween Funk

Krzysztof Komeda, Mia Farrow - Lullaby From Rosemary's Baby, Part 1

Giorgio Moroder - Chase

John Carpenter - Halloween Theme - Main Title

Jestofunk, CeCe Rogers - Can We Live (featuring CeCe Rogers)

Lady Blackbird, Cosmodelica - Lost and Looking

The Jeremy Spencer Band - Cool Breeze

The Art Of Noise - Moments In Love

Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence - Hands and Feet Mix

The Young Gentlemen’s Adventure Society - Adventure Party

T-Connection - At Midnight

Dan Hartman - Vertigo/Relight My Fire

Prospect Park, JKriv, Dave Lee - The Kinda Love - Jkriv Original Vibe Edit

David Vendetta, Akram Sedkaou - Unidos Para La Musica - Cosa Nostra Mix

Alexander Robotnick - Problèmes d'Amour - Original

Lonnie Liston Smith and the Cosmic Echoes - Expansions

The Earons - Land of Hunger

Quincy Jones, Charles May - Ai No Corrida

Jackie Moore - This Time Baby

Commodores - Nightshift

Marian Herzog, Chris Jones - No Sanctuary Here feat. Chris Jones

Le Grand Orchestre du Splendid - La salsa du démon

Eighth Wonder - I'm Not Scared - Disco Mix

Skatt Bros - Walk The Night - 12" Version

Amanda Lear - Blood and Honey

The Verve - Gravity Grave - Extended Version / 2016 Remastered

Screamin' Jay Hawkins - I Put a Spell On You

Laura Branigan - Self Control - Extended Version

John Carpenter - Prologue

John Carpenter - Theme from The Fog

Dusty Springfield - Spooky

Whodini - Haunted House of Rock

Whodini - Freaks Come Out at Night

MF DOOM - Coffin Nails

Nancy Noise - Kaia

It's Immaterial - Driving Away From Home - Dead Man's Curve

Something for Kate - Killing Moon (T-Rek's Desert Disco Dub Mix)

The Eagles - Hotel California (Live 1980)

Fleetwood Mac - Rhiannon (Live at the Fabulous Forum)

Neil Norman - Twilight Zone

Rico Toto - Fwa Épi Sajès

Living In Ghosts, Woolfy - Stay On Top

Aural Exciters - Spooks in Space (Disco mix)

Midnight Star - Freak-A-Zoid

The Manhattan Transfer - Twilight Zone/Twilight Tone

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