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Lush music on British Airways with Deeper Sounds

Have a listen of the latest podcast of the series by Andy Eastough taking over the airways at 40,000 feet.

Ever boarded a plane and then realised your mp3 player has been buried deep in your carry-on? Or, worse still, with your hold luggage? It might only be a three-hour flight from the UK to Ibiza, but it can seem like a long haul with no music to pass the time. We've all done it.

Fortunately, passengers travelling with British Airway to Ibiza - or any other of their destinations - are catered for in their in-flight radio. Nestled conspicuously amongst the usual suspects of jazzy lounge music and rat pack crooners, some upfront underground deep house is waiting to be discovered.

Since spring 2017, Deeper Sounds has infiltrated the airways of the UK's premier airline. The brainchild of host Andy Eastough, Deeper Sounds emanates the sounds of the White Isle worldwide from the heart of the Balearics.

Whilst it was the backing of island figureheads IMS and IUMAG who helped facilitate the project, Andy's vision always included taking his podcast to the skies. Yet his romance with the island dates back two decades earlier.

From 1998 to 2001 Andy could regularly be found spinning at the notorious Bar M, for Cream and Manumission pre-parties. His resume also includes stints at sunset hotspots Bay Bar and Kanya, and he's had mixes aired on Ibiza Global Radio on several occasions.

In 2014 and 2015 Deeper Sounds even ran its own series of events at Playa d'En Bossa hangout Dunes. Perhaps most illustriously, Andy accepted an invitation to play the Premier Etage at Carl Cox's Music Is Revolution during its swansong year.

Far from being an overnight success, the radio show paid its dues with steady progression over successive years. Beginning life as a mix series, Andy harboured greater ambitions for his project. After only a few months, he managed to make the successful transition to digital radio.

Deeper Sounds first found a home on Mixlr. It later switched to become part of the programming at 06AM Ibiza Underground Radio. The audiences were getting bigger. So, too, were the guests.

Once there, he gained a foothold and built-up the brand's reputation. Gradually, the new breed of artists being showcased was replaced with more prominent DJs from within the scene. Later bonafide superstars would drop in with guest mixes. A glittering succession of names such as Solomun, Jamie Jones and Erick Morillo have graced the show.

To commemorate three further shows for BA, Andy has dropped by and delivered an exclusive mix for Ibiza Spotlight. The mix contains deep grooves and was inspired by a recent sunrise mix submitted by Lee Burridge.

Many of the artists featured here will also pop up over the next few episodes of the podcast. It's a little taste of what's to come from Deeper Sounds in the coming months.

Of the three new shows this month, the first one is set to go live from 1 May, features an All Day I Dream showcase courtesy of Oona Dahl and Lost Desert. There is also discussion from IMS's 2016 PLAYdifferently panel, with contributions from Chris Liebing, Dubfire, HITO and more.

From humble beginnings to streams on rotation at 40,000 feet. It's fair to say Deeper Sounds has taken off. Andy remains firmly grounded, but if you look back at what he's accomplished already, it's clear the sky is the limit.

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