Here’s a flashback to the Balearic Summer, an hour of a DJ session recorded live at Cafe Del Mar, Ibiza by resident DJ Ken Fan. This happened on 1 October 2021.
Jose Padilla Café del Mar Mixtape Vol 2 Side 1
This is the digitised version of side 1 of a mixtape made on cassette by Jose Padilla and sold at the Cafe Del Mar in the early 1990’s. It was played with a video from that era in Edition 12 of The Chill Out Tent in March 2021. It’s a seminal collection, Jose’s Balearic blue print of ambient, electronics, classical, new-age, film scores and rock all going into the mix…
- Wally Baderou – Mt. Fuji and the Mime
- Jean-Michel Jarre – Souvenir of China
- Yello – Blue Green
- Wally Baderou – The Dachstein Angels
- Penguin Cafe Orchestra – Perpetuum Mobile
- Jon & Vangelis – I hear you now
- Steve Miller – Wild Honey
- Laurie Anderson – White lily
Jose Padilla Remembered by Sally Rodgers
Listen to Sally Rodgers from A Man Called Adam as she remembers her friend Jose Padilla. An affectionate and knowledgeable conversation with Sally from a recent BBC Radio 4 interview
The Chill Out Tent – Jose Padilla Cafe Del Mar Cassette Mixtape #8
Here is the digitised and remastered audio of the cassette sold to one of The Chill Out Tent crew by Jose Padilla at Cafe Del Mar in the early 90s. CintiFest created a film to accompany this audio, first shown in Edition #8 on 29 November 2020 as part of our tribute to Jose, the original sunset maestro.
Cinti says ‘It is such a huge honor to create visuals for a homage to Jose Padilla. 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 track listings 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 in the mix.
1. Spiritual High – Moodswings
2. Hoomba Hoomba – Voices of Africa
3. David Morley – Birth
4. Opus for 4 – Art of Noise
5. My Father was a Teacher – Megabyte
6. Cafe del Mar – Frank Fischer
7. Good to See You – Vangelis
8. Marimba Dream – Reed Maidenberg
9. Twilight – Vangelis
10. The Big Blue Overture – Eric Serra
11. Adagio – Shankar
12. Passion – Peter Gabriel
13. Do You Be? – Meredith Monk
14. Before Night Falls – Peter Gabriel
15. Release the Pressure – Leftfield
16 Struggle for Pleasure – Wim Mertens
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…
Jose Padilla – A Life in Music
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…
The classic Interviews; with Bill Brewster, with Hostal La Torre,
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.
Jose’s complete discography of albums, singles, EP’s and compilations, also on Spotify.
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…
Listen to; Vol 1, Vol 2, Vol 3, Vol 4, Vol 7, Vol 27,
Chill Out Tent Classics – Sunshine’s Better
John Martyn remixed by Talvin Singh, as featured on Jose Padilla’s landmark Cafe Del Mar compilation in 1997, a classic for sure…