Jose Padilla was a friend, mentor and inspiration to many people in the Chill Out Tent community. His passing is a huge loss to all who knew him and his work. We pass on our thoughts and condolences to all his friends and family at this sad time.
We are working on an appropriate way to mark Jose’s passing in the coming weeks, until that’s possible we’ve compiled an archive of material to remember him by, articles, interviews, films, mixtapes and performances all celebrating a life in music. If we’ve missed anything, let us know and we can update this page accordingly. Adios Jose…
Tributes; DJ Harvey, Financial Times, Guardian, Test Pressing, Ban Ban Ton Ton, Ban Ban Ton Ton, Real Ibiza, Andy Wilson, Phat Phil Cooper, Mark Broadbent, The Real Ibiza, Pete Fowler, Pete Fowler, Francois K, Francois K, Is it Balearic?, Bill Brewster, Apiento & Phil Mison, Pete Gooding & Mark Barrott, Hobbes Music,
His musical legacy: The genre defining Cafe del Mar compilation albums really should be a starting point into Jose’s world.
Those Legendary Mixtapes:
Jose’s Mixcloud channel, full of radio shows and mixtapes for stations like Ibiza Sonica, some great shows here, particular favourites of ours being his series of ‘Back to My Roots’ shows.
The legendary series of cassette mixtapes sold over the counter and the Cafe del Mar have been widely digitised, they provide an insight into Jose’s balearic blueprint of ambient, electronics, classical, new-age, film scores and rock all going into the mix…