Andy Pye Of Balearic Social: The Monday Is Ok Mix


Once 'HMV's premier singles buyer' back when one of us here was learning them ropes, Andy Pye went on to become a passionate and obsessive music collector, DJ, radio host and now also a label owner. The proud aficionado of all things Balearic, we thought it very fitting that he create a Monday mix for us, and he did not let us down. Listen here to 'After The Storm Was Over' and find out more about the fella below:

Who are you, where are you and what are you?

I’m Andy, I'm 44 tomorrow, and I have a serious record addiction. I run Balearic Social Radio and we do a monthly night on the first Saturday at Outlaw's Yacht Club in Leeds with my co-pilot Steph.

What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?

In the sun, on a raft in the sea.

What should we be wearing?

A smile.

What were the first and last records you bought?

First one was Dennis Waterman's 'I Could Be So Good For You', and the last was George Benson's 'White Rabbit'.

What would be your dream setting to record a mix?

Out in the summer sunshine with Bobby Beige, Moonboots & Phil Mison.

If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?

Like a cocktail I guess. The more you taste, the more you like. It’s a slow burner.

If it were an animal what would it be?

A cat on a summers day.

What’s coming up in the world of Andy Pye & Balearic Social?

Balearic Social 5th Birthday at Outlaws Yacht Club Apr 1-3, and Wax Addict in London on 16th April.

Some Self Help questions for our Monday listeners…

Am i excited to dive into the challenges that i have lined up for the week?

Indeed I am it's birthday week.

Am i looking forward to engaging with the people i am meeting or working with?


Am i going to my dream job?


Am i being compensated fairly for the value i bring to my job?

I’d like to think so.

Do i feel energised, rested, and confident?

See how the weekend has been.

You just had a fight with the person you are closest to. do you not speak to them until they apologise…or do you apologise first?

I would apologise, I'm not one for tension.

If you were trapped on a desert island with one other person, who would you choose? how long would it be before you eat them?

My Dad, not sure I’d eat him but we are very close. He doesn’t mind my music taste, so we should be ok.

Your doctor says you need more exercise….what do you take up for exercise?

I only stop playing Sunday football two years ago, but have just started again as a social thing with work so would always be football.

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