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…
We’ll be talking to Christian Len this Sunday as part of our Edition #12 of the Chill Out Tent, Christian is a DJ, producer, broadcaster and most recently author. With his colleague Luis Costa he has written ‘Balearic – an oral history of Ibiza’s club culture‘ a critically acclaimed title, telling the story of Ibiza from the 1950’s to the contemporary club scene. Don’t miss this insiders stories of Ibizan music and culture. For now have a listen to his Balearic Beats mixtape below…
12/3/21- Our Queen Róisín Murphy performs ‘Incapable’ – ‘Murphy’s Law’ – ‘Something More’ live from her back garden in our spiritual home in the campo in Ibiza! Features guitarists Gabriel Zurdo and Matteo Crocetti, a massive dog and a big red tractor 🙂
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…
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…
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…
Here’s the schedule for the final stretch of our 24 hour global solstice event, as we head to Ibiza for the Jon Sa Trinxa film premier, sunset at the beach and a villa after party with Camilo Miranda.
19:00 BST 20:00 CEST Born Balearic – Jon Sa Trinxa & The Spirit Of Ibiza (Film)
20:00 BST 21:00 CEST Ibiza – Sunset session
21:00 BST 22:00 CEST Ibiza – Villa After Party – Camilo Miranda
Keep an eye out for wristbands for the after party, have an ask around, someone’s got them. We’ve got a couple of bottles of Hierbas chilling in the fridge…
Please drink responsibly.
We’re super happy to confirm that we have been able to secure the on-line streaming premier of the much anticipated documentary film ‘Born Balearic: Jon Sa Trinxa and the Spirit of Ibiza’.
The movie will be streamed as part of our next event ‘The Chill Out Tent – Around The World’ on 21/6/20. This will be a one off chance to watch this affectionate profile of friend of the Chill Out Tent Ibiza legend Jonathan and the story of his 25+ years as resident at iconic beach bar ‘Sa Trinxa’ where has built a reputation as one of the standard bearers for Balearic music.
Have a look at the trailer above and enjoy Jonathan’s mix below, and of course join us on the 21st June for the movie screening.