Edition #8 – A Tribute to Jose Padilla

This Sunday in Edition #8 of the Chill Out Tent for one part of our tribute to the original sunset maestro Jose Padilla we have a digitised and remastered original early 90’s cassette that Jose sold at Cafe Del Mar with added new visuals by film maker and Ibiza resident Cintifest. Cinti has produced a beautiful film, full of the landscape and atmosphere of Ibiza blending seamlessly with Jose’s mix.

Cinti is a video maker/videographer from Buenos Aires, who has been working for 15 years for broadcast tv companies (Much Music, Turner and MTV Latin America) and also made videos for William Djoko and The Wildest Dreams (one of DJ Harvey’s bands). Ibiza based since 2015, obsessed with pop culture and dance floors. 

Cinti says ‘It is such a huge honor to create visuals for a homage to Jose Padilla. I’ve only spoken to him once, and maybe was the only time I got shy to talk to someone. It could sound weird now, but at that time I felt I was talking to a hero. Much bigger than any other DJ. He is definitely a Founding Father of our culture. Rest in Power. Jose in the Sky with Ra.”

The original tape was bought by one of our team, who nagged Jose for track id’s until the great man reluctantly handed over his precious notebook of tracklistings long enough for the classic titles to be scribbled down. The mix is one that we’ve not seen previously online, we hope it provides a fitting tribute to our maestro of the sunset. It’s a seminal Jose collection, the Balearic blue print of ambient, electronics, classical, new-age, film scores and rock all going into the mix, can’t wait…

Edition #8 – The Dubtropical All Stars

We welcome Ibiza’s Dubtropical All Stars to our Chill Out Tent Edition #8 this weekend, they’ll be bringing some much needed sunshine and Summer to our dark and damp northern hemisphere winter, but who are they?

Originating from a pool of pro musicians backing a duo of two likeminded, Ibiza based DJs (that’s George Solar and Sadeedo) for their weekly summer residency, the Dubtropical Allstars became way more than just local balearic heroes more or less overnight & by accident.

For a special appearance of dancehall reggae legend Johnny Osbourne during the annual Ibiza Reggae Festival in 2019, the gang found themselves booked as Johnny’s backing band for the night and had three weeks to inhale on the better part of the Studio One catalog in order to not just do the job properly but instead rise to the occasion with bells on

Ever since, the eight band members have formed a tight unit on common ground, constantly morphing between freestyle funk-dub-jazz sessions, authentic reggae cover versions and organic original material.

“Live from the bubble yard” was recorded in the cozy backyard of the band’s recording studio during preparation of their first EP. The special excerpt edition for the Chillout Tent allows for a simple band’s eye view peek from the Algaroba tree overlooking that yard, as if you were there on that warm, sunny October afternoon somewhere deep in the Ibiza campo, crickets, chickens and all.

Paying tribute to some of their biggest musical influences (like Bob Marley and Herbie Hancock) plus presenting the most chill of their original compositions, the Dubtropical Allstars invite you into their yard for a spliff & a cuppa.

Welcome to the other side of Ibiza. Or was it the other sound? Nevermind & enjoy it while it lasts. More where this came from: soon come, as the rastamen say. Have a listen to one of the Dubtropical crew’s radio shows for a flavour of their sound…

Edition #8 – Reuben Vaun Smith

Reuben Vaun Smith’s August release ‘Warm Nights’ has been gathering all kinds of (well deserved) praise since it’s release in August. It’s summery, timeless, freeform stuff and we love it here at the Chill Out Tent, so we’re honoured to be able to share a couple of new tracks from Reuben in our November event this Sunday.

Look out for a couple of awesome live tracks with a full band line up, we’ll hear ‘Eternal Return’ and ‘Disco Schiaparelli’ featuring Reuben and bandmates Connor Attack – Drums, Eddie Clayton – Synth Bass, Sakura Murakami- Guitar and Jelly Waves – Guitar. The band have rehearsed and recorded but never played live, here’s hoping we all get to see them play someday soon. A sunny Summer festival would be a perfect space to experience ‘Warm Nights’. Check the album via Bandcamp below… 

The Chill Out Tent – Edition 8

We’re back, on Sunday 29/11/20 for another online adventure, it’s Edition #8 of the Chill Out Tent. We’ve got another packed programme to share with you. There’s a really special tribute to the original sunset maestro, Jose Padilla; a deep dive into Boards Of Canada; an after party set from the legendary Sub Club DJ, Harri; new music from Balearic rising star Reuben Vaun Smith; and some very chilled moments from Ibiza’s Dub Tropical Allstars and Nordsø & Thiell.

Join the stream via Mixcloud Live and Livefrom at 18:00 GMT /19:00 CET

Turn on, stay in, chill out

Dave Swindells Ibiza ’89

Iconic nightlife photographer Dave Swindells has compiled some of his most evocative images into a new book: ‘Ibiza ’89’ is a beautiful collection of Balearic glamour and culture. With shots of Ku, Amnesia, Pacha, Cafe del Mar combined with the euro clubbers of the late 80’s just as acid house ravers from the UK began to arrive by the plane load. A stunning book from IDEA, it’s a limited edition of 1000 copies only.

Here’s an ’89 mixtape from Jose to soundtrack your reading…

A Man Called Adam Live 1991

Live recording from London’s Town and Country club in 1991, classic footage of Balearic icons A Man Called Adam featuring Sally Rodgers, Steve Jones and Paul (Leftfield) Daley on percussion. Baggy, jazzy, balearic, brilliant…

Born Balearic at Doc’n Roll

We were really happy to premier the Jon Sa Trinxa documentary ‘Born Balearic’ as part of our Summer solstice event in June, but we know some people missed the stream or wanted to see the film again. So it’s great to hear that the film has been included in this year’s Doc’n Roll film festival, it’s available to stream on demand from 8/11/20 for one week only. Full details here, book tickets here to enjoy a slice of balearic sunshine with our friend Jon.

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