The year 2019 marks an important milestone for Café del Mar Music. It has been 25 years since the first Café del Mar Volume, simply titled ‘Café del Mar Ibiza’, was released in the summer of ’94. While the expectations were modest, it followed a popular demand cultivated by bootlegged cassette tapes sold at the DJ booth by then resident, no other than the man himself, José Padilla. Saying it was a success would be an understatement. Not only would this album turn into series selling in millions (ultimately becoming one of the most popular compilation series of all time), it turned Café del Mar into a global phenomenon and a genre of its own.

Here are 25 most iconic tracks from the compilations

 

Penguin Café Orchestra

Music For A Found Harmonium

From Café del Mar Uno


Paco de Lucia

Entre Dos Aguas

From Café del Mar Dos

Chicane

Offshore (Ambient Mix)

From Café del Mar Cuatro

Electribe 101

Talking With Myself ’98 (Canny Remix)

From Café del Mar Cinco

John Martyn

Sunshine´s better (Talvin Singh remix)

From Café del Mar Cuatro

Levitation

More Than Ever People

From Café del Mar Cinco


Mandalay

Beautiful (7” Canny Mix)

From Café del Mar Seis



Lamb

Gabriel

From Café del Mar Ocho


DZihan and Kamien

Homebase

From Café del Mar Seis



Humate

3.2 Bedrock (Ambient Mix)

From Café del Mar Seis


José Padilla

Adios Ayer

From Café del Mar Seis



Lux

Northern Lights

From Café del Mar Siete


Bedrock

Beautiful Strange

From Café del Mar Siete



Bent

Swollen

From Café del Mar Siete


A Man Called Adam

Easter Song

From Café del Mar Dos



Leftfield

Fanfare Of Life

From Café del Mar Uno


Ramp

Everybody Loves The Sunshine

From Café del Mar Dos



Moby

Whispering Wind

From Café del Mar Siete


A.R. Rahman

Mumbai Theme Tune

From Café del Mar Cinco



Nightmares On Wax

Nights Interlude

From Café del Mar Tres


The Sabres Of Paradise

Smokebelch II (Beatless Mix)

From Café del Mar Uno



Quantic

Time Is The Enemy

From Café del Mar Nueve


Les Négresses Vertes

Face à la mer (Massive Attack Remix)

From Café del Mar Cinco



Mari Boine

Gula Gula (Chilluminati Remix)

From Café del Mar Ocho


Thomas Newman

Any Other Name

From Café del Mar Ocho

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