Café del Mar opened its doors on June 20th in 1980 in the Balearic island of Ibiza. The concept was simple, to put music to the sunsets. In the early days Café del Mar was a prominent meeting point among the locals and an origin of inspiration for artists and authors alike. By 1990’s it had become one of the most iconic locations in Ibiza.
Around the world Café del Mar is possibly the most renown by annual chill-out compilations. The first official Café del Mar compilation was released in 1994 after an overwhelming demand by the fans. It was a global success and resulted in much respected series that as of today has been sold in millions.
Besides the albums, the fans may hear the Café del Mar sound at the licensed franchises that have expanded to 11 different locations around the world, as well as at Café del Mar live events taking place in various venues.
“38 years of setting music to the setting sun, that’s what it takes to become the most influential chillout Lifestyle Brand in the world.”