i tried searching on the B word on OSA and found lots of useful posts and threads without having to sign up!
combined with some Google-based research i've now got pages of info to work from. however i'd still be happy to receive any further recommendations here...
i believe in give & take so i think it's only fair that i answer my own question for the benefit of anyone else on a similar quest! so here's my (current) Balearicish top-20 INPO...
JT & The Big Family - Moments in Soul
Seal - Killer (William Orbit Mix)
Bassomatic - Fascinating Rhythm
Leftfield - More Than I Know
Sheer Taft - Cascades (Hypnotone Mix)
St Etienne - Only Love Can Break Your Heart (Original / Weatherall Mix)
Primal Scream - Come Together (Weatherall Mix)
Primal Scream - Don't Fight It, Feel It
The Shamen - Lightspan
Love Corporation - Palatial (Danny Rampling Mix)
The Beloved - Hello
Talk Talk - Life's What You Make It (Fluke Mix)
Candy Flip - Aqua Libra
Carly Simon - Why
Richie Havens - Going Back To My Roots
Jan Hammer - Crockett's Theme
Rond˛ Veneziano - La Serenissima
Malcolm McLaren - Madame Butterfly
Yello - Desire
Chris Isaak - Wicked Game