We’ve curated a playlist of beautiful music to help remember and celebrate the life of Jose Padilla. These are tracks that appeared in his legendary mixtapes, charts that he shared and some of his own timeless productions. They all provide an insight into Jose’s balearic blueprint of ambient, electronics, classical, new-age, film scores, jazz and rock all going into the mix. If we’ve missed some essential tracks let us know…
Daniele is the legendary DJ who created the cosmic disco sound at Baia Degli Angeli and Cosmic. He played at our recent Italian edition of the Chill Out Tent in the billiard room of the fabulous La Casella festival. He’s curated this excellent playlist for us, full of his signature tracks.
Thanks to Richard Norris for taking time to curate a playlist for the Chill Out Tent. Richard is a musical maestro and renaissance man, you’ll know him from the Grid, Beyond the Wizards Sleeve, Time & Space Machine and an endless list of high profile collaborations with artists like Joe Strummer, Bryan Ferry and the Pet Shop Boys. He’s currently concentrating on ambient compositions with his Music for Healing releases and ‘Abstractions’ albums. His playlist here is full of deep, shimmering, beautiful ambience, a transcendental hour, do give it a listen. Thanks Richard!
Friend of the Chill Out Tent and food & drink guru, Stuart from the fabulous Disappearing Dining Club has his second recommendation for us. Inspired again by our Ibiza sunset session and after-party, this Grapefruit Sangria looks perfect for sipping on the terrace of our finca out on the campo…
Spanish Brandy 60ml
Freshly squeezed lemon juice 60ml
Apple juice 70ml
Pink grapefruit juice 70ml
Simple syrup* 80ml
Passionfruit syrup 30ml
House white wine 250ml
Pour all ingredients into a 1 litre sangria jug, over ice. Stir with a wooden sangria paddle and garnish with a whole, sliced pink grapefruit. Serve into small rocks glasses.
*Simple syrup / sugar syrup / gomme syrupEasy to make at home;
Equal parts white granulated sugar and water
Dissolve sugar in water in a warm pan of water
Cool in fridge before use
We’d suggest pairing this with a gorgeous mix from Phat Phil Cooper, Ibiza resident, DJ, and label boss who’s been with the Chill Out Tent since day one. See you at the ‘Around the World‘ event next week, you’re on the guest list OK?
Another stop on our global Summer Solstice streaming event next week will be to visit our friends in Thailand. Our host will be Bangkok based DJ Maarten Goetheer, he’s been in Thailand for 15 years and has has positioned himself at the heart of the Asian Dance Industry. He is the founder of Sabai Sabai Radio, the in-house programmer for Underground templeBEAM, Music Director at Hi-Fidelity Music Room Lennons and the curator of Wonderfruit Festival’s Ziggurat stage. Here’s a lovely playlist he’s curated for us, with a Thai spin on downtempo, sunset sounds…
Maarten recognises similarities between the laid back Thai lifestyle and that found in the Balearics. He named his online radio station after it: Sabai Sabai. The ‘Sabai Sabai’ attitude translates as letting go, taking it easy and it’s a life philosophy that celebrates the “Here and Now”. He finds that Thai audiences have an affinity with Reggae and Dub and that’s why he added some dubbed out Molam to this mix. For anyone interested in Thai Music he suggests that you check out Zudrangma Record Store! Thanks Maarten!
Amongst all the awfulness of recent weeks there have been rays of light, glimmers of hope that there are still communities and music and laughs to be had. One of my regular favourites have been the after work ‘drinks’ hosted by legendary Soho bar, the Social. Every evening at six pm one of the bar’s friends and family plays host and shares a playlist. A virtual after work gathering where regulars and newcomers share stories, songs and drinks. They’ve also been curating an excellent online magazine; ‘The Social Gathering’.
The Friday sessions hosted by artist, DJ and SeahawkPete Fowler have been excellent with superb three hour playlists of latin, disco, funk, house and ambient to share, here’s one for a taster. Next session with Pete behind the bar is Friday 15/5/20 at 6pm, see you there!