- Words Notion Staff
Ahead of Mallorca Live's sixth edition, we run down 10Trax from the standout acts not to be missed across the weekend.
Mallorca Live returns to the beautiful Calviá region this year from 18th-20th May. Since its inception, the event has become the Balearic Islands’ most important festival, offering a sun-soaked and forward-thinking line-up that champions eclecticism.
The three days of heat-kissed hedonism invite revellers to some of Europe’s best beaches and promises memorable sets from contemporary music’s biggest stars. British indie veterans The Kooks, Grammy-winners Black Eyed Peas and seminal Manchester DJ duo The Chemical Brothers are all set to headline.
An array of global talent will be joining them: from Peggy Gou’s infectious brand of wonky techno to Seun Kuti’s pioneering afrobeat and Bad Gyal’s billboard-bulldozing reggaeton. Lining your side bags and bucket hats with a selection of our favourite artists, to get you in the festival spirit, here’s 10Trax of the best Mallorca Live has to offer.
Tickets are still available here.
"Galvinize" by The Chemical Brothers
British rave pioneers The Chemical Brothers headline the Saturday night of Mallorca Live. Bringing tempo to the beautiful landscape, the Manchester duo's internationally adored back-catalogue is the perfect way to close out the festival. "Galvinize" does exactly what is says on the tin, leaving listeners in a state of intense euphoria.
"Starry Night - Original Mix" by Peggy Gou
Korean DJ powerhouse Peggy Gou will set the vibes on Friday evening, slaying soundsystems with her asian-influenced club music. “Starry Night”, and its shimmering melody, is a personal favourite.
"Opposite People" by Seun Kuti & Egypt 80
The son of afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, Seun Kuti is carving his own lane out of an equally progressive sonic palette. Accompanied by Egypt 80, the whimsical dance orchestra created by his father, his set will be joyously energetic.
"Pinch" by Helena Hauff
Those seeking a livelier affair will find it at Helena Hauf’s set, which promises an array of chest-shaking techno tracks. The selector’s latest release, ‘Living With Ladybirds’, came out last year and “Pinch” is our pick of the bunch.
"Hey Mama" by Black Eyed Peas
There’s no party like a Black Eyed Peas party. If “Hey Mama” doesn’t get you on the dancefloor Saturday evening, then nothing will. A Bonafide classic, the hit single is filled with Fergie verve and the trio's promiscuity.
"Rusty Nails" by Moderat
German electronic supergroup Moderat have been a European festival mainstay for over two decades. Consisting of Modeselektor and Apparat, the outfit were on a hiatus from 2017, but with new music in the pipeline, their set will be simply unmissable.
"Liverpool Street In The Rain" by Mall Grab
Few DJs have experienced the hype Mall Grab has over the past five years and every ounce of it is deserved. Releasing a star-studded debut album in 2022, featuring everyone from D Double E to Nia Archives, the Australian selector Is best known for his lo-fi techno roller “Liverpool Street In The Rain”.
"Naive" by The Kooks
The Kooks have been topping festival bills ever since the release of their debut album ‘Inside In / Inside Out’. The floppy-haired indie rockers have maintained their relevance with a slew of records, but “Naive”, with its anthemic chorus, remains their most magical to date.
"Chulo" by Bad Gyal
One of international music’s biggest promises, Bad Gyal will bring her unique brand of Catalonian trap to Mallorca Live this summer. “Chulo”, thanks to its cyber reggaeton rythms, will get the party started on the Thursday.
"Rama" by Dengue Dengue Dengue
Audio-visual duo Dengue Dengue Dengue craft sounds across Latin, African and Anglo culture, utilising a distinctive mix of new and old electronica. “Rama” makes an instant impression, layering psychedelic melodies with off kilter production.