Buddha Bar

VA - Buddha-Bar X By Ravin (2008)  Music

Posted by uff at Feb. 14, 2017
VA - Buddha-Bar X By Ravin (2008)

VA - Buddha-Bar X By Ravin (2008)
Chillout | 2cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
George V, RO7AF192512387 | rel: 2008 | 1170Mb

The tenth volume of the reliable Buddha-Bar series, mixed by Ravin, features another timely assortment of mostly low-key dance tracks. This is one of the more stylistically varied sets in the series, including Pier Bucci's “Hay Consuelo,” the Real Tuesday Weld's “Kix,” DJ Disse's update of the Doors' “Break on Through,” Markus Enochson and Masaya’s “For You to See,” and Nitin Sawhney featuring the London Symphony Orchestra's “Songbird.”

VA - Buddha Bar Clubbing Vol.2 (2017)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at Feb. 9, 2017
VA - Buddha Bar Clubbing Vol.2 (2017)

VA - Buddha Bar Clubbing Vol.2 (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:24:55 | 203 Mb
Genre: Downtempo, Lounge, Chillout / Label: George V France

Copied but never equaled for more than 20 years for its ambience Lounge, the Buddha-Bar is also precursor of the World and Electro music. Whether with Claude Challe in the late 90s or today with Ravin, electro has always had a special place in the musical selection of the Buddha-Bar. It is therefore naturally that George V Records has decided since last year to focus on the club side by dedicating a 100% Electro compilation. For this second installment, DJ Ravin, a resident dj since the opening and Ambassador of the Buddha-Bar evenings around the world has selected the best of electro deep with South American accents. You will find titles resolutely deep, rich in Peruvian, Brazilian Colombian or Argentine sounds. As usual, Ravin will make you discover talents like Christos Fourkis with the title "Doumasi" or Damian Lazarus and the Ancient Moons, sublimating them to the Adriatic tube "Soul valley".

VA - Buddha-Bar IX By Ravin (2007)  Music

Posted by uff at Jan. 31, 2017
VA - Buddha-Bar IX By Ravin (2007)

VA - Buddha-Bar IX By Ravin (2007)
Chillout | 2cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
George-V, 3121592 | rel: 2007 | 1180Mb

Likely the only time Grant Lee Buffalo's Grant Lee Phillips and Cirque du Soleil will appear in the same commercial DJ mix, the ninth volume of the Buddha-Bar series is mixed by Ravin, who presents a typically diverse set of tracks that fits into the establishment’s take (relaxed, spiritual) on dance music.

VA - Buddha-Bar VIII By Sam Popat (2006)  Music

Posted by uff at Jan. 24, 2017
VA - Buddha-Bar VIII By Sam Popat (2006)

VA - Buddha-Bar VIII By Sam Popat (2006)
Chillout | 2cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
George V Records, 3112052 | rel: 2006 | 1140Mb

This is a wonderfully mixed album, great songs that flow into each other with amazing synchronicity. The Paris album is more of a chillout mix, while the New York album has more of a dance beat. Both make for wonderful listening.

Buddha Bar - Buddha-Bar VII By Ravin & David Visan (2005)  Music

Posted by uff at Jan. 17, 2017
Buddha Bar - Buddha-Bar VII By Ravin & David Visan (2005)

Buddha Bar - Buddha-Bar VII By Ravin & David Visan (2005)
Chillout | 2cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
George V, 4AF092012254 | rel: 2005 | 1210Mb

On the seventh volume of the Buddha-Bar series, the mixing duties are split between DJs Ravin and David Visan – the latter a protégé of Buddha-Bar founder Claude Challe. Disc one is highlighted by the Charles Webster remix of Salif Keita's “Moussoulou,” Federico Aubele's “Postales,” and My Phuong Nguyen & Thierry David's "Huong Viêtnam," while the second disc is led by Ryukyu Underground's "Mo Ashibi" [Jason Bentley Remix] and Les Négresses Vertes' "Sous le Soleil de Bodega (Bodega Di Moko)."

VA - Buddha-Bar VI By Ravin (2004)  Music

Posted by uff at Jan. 10, 2017
VA - Buddha-Bar VI By Ravin (2004)

VA - Buddha-Bar VI By Ravin (2004)
Chillout | 2cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
George V, 3AF151812302 | rel: 2004 | 1060Mb

Incredibly, the quality of the Buddha Bar series is holding steady, which is good given that the quality level is about as good as it gets. I have all six Buddha Bar CDs (as well as a growing collection of other "chill out" CDs). On most of the Buddha Bar CD collections, I tend to favor the CD with with the uptempo beats.

VA - Buddha-Bar: Buddha-Bar V By David Visan (2003)  Music

Posted by uff at Jan. 3, 2017
VA - Buddha-Bar: Buddha-Bar V By David Visan (2003)

VA - Buddha-Bar: Buddha-Bar V By David Visan (2003)
Chillout | 2cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Wagram, 3082472 | rel: 2003 | 1140Mb

The mystique of Paris's trendy Buddha-Bar exists largely due to its enthralling background music, as exemplified by the venue's highly successful series of compilations. The two discs of this fifth installment are filled with a diverse selection of artists from around the world.

VA - Buddha-Bar IV: By David Visan (2002)  Music

Posted by uff at Dec. 20, 2016
VA - Buddha-Bar IV: By David Visan (2002)

VA - Buddha-Bar IV: By David Visan (2002)
Chillout | 2cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
George V, 03L081025 | rel: 2002 | 1040Mb

This CD is a wonderful blend of music from several countries, mostly Asian or with an Asian flavor (hence Buddha bar), yielding my favorite background music. Many of the tracks feature familiar beats or songs in a form likely new to the listener. The flow of each CD, Dinner and Drink, captures a delightfully relaxed atmosphere and happy vibe rarely found with compilations of such variety. They truly make a meal in music form.

VA - Buddha-Bar III: By Ravin (2001)  Music

Posted by uff at Dec. 13, 2016
VA - Buddha-Bar III: By Ravin (2001)

VA - Buddha-Bar III: By Ravin (2001)
Chillout | 2cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
George V Records, 3069462 | rel: 2005 | 1150Mb

The third issue in a series from the infamous Buddha Bar in Paris, this two-CD set diverges from the "Dinner"/"Party" split that Buddha Bar owner Claude Challe had used on the series' first two installments. DJ Ravin, who is at the helm for this issue, splits it instead into two discs entitled "Dream" and "Joy."

VA - Buddha-Bar II: By Claude Challe (2000)  Music

Posted by uff at Dec. 6, 2016
VA - Buddha-Bar II: By Claude Challe (2000)

VA - Buddha-Bar II: By Claude Challe (2000)
Electronic | 2cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Chall'OMusic, 3060852 | rel: 2000 | 1220Mb

Claude Challe's Buddha-Bar, Vol. II compilation has elements of Far Eastern spirituality, African song, European electronica, and Spanish spice. The first album, Buddha-Bar, is very mellow for the most part. Deepak Chopra and Demi Moore, far and away the most recognizable names on the album, do a spoken word ditty on love and self-worth.