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DJ Harvey attempts to define this often undefinable genre.
DJ Harvey is one of the scenes most respected selectors. His marathon sets span genres in a way few others can accomplish. Describing a Harvey DJ set can be an accomplishment in itself as he frequently takes left turns into unexpected territory. At any given night you're likely to hear all sorts of tracks from the worlds of techno, house, disco and beyond. But one genre that almost always makes an appearance is 'balearic'.
Balearic as a genre is just as hard to pin down as a Harvey DJ set, but in the video above Harvey attempts to define this often undefinable genre. Recorded at Red Bull Music Academy in 2005, you can watch the lecture in full here.