Café del Mar (song)

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"Café del Mar"
Song by Energy 52
Released 1993
Genre Trance
Length 7:16 (original mix)
Label Eye Q Records EYE Q 001
Music sample
"Café del Mar (Three 'n' One Mix)" was one of the most popular of the Café del Mar remixes.

"Café del Mar" is a song first released in 1993 by the trance project Energy 52. It is named after the famous bar located in Ibiza, Islas Baleares, Spain. Almost instantly recognisable by its distinct melody, its popularity is reflected in the countless remixes that have since been created as well as its being featured on hundreds of CD compilations. The main melody of 'Café del Mar' is based on Struggle for Pleasure by Belgian composer Wim Mertens.[1]

The song has charted three times in the UK Singles Chart, all featuring remixes by Three 'N One. It first made number 51 in March 1997, a second release (Café del Mar '98) featuring a Nalin & Kane remix reached number 12 in July 1998, and a further release featuring remixes by Marco V reached number 24 in October 2002.[2]

The song was included on the soundtrack to the 1999 movie Human Traffic. In 2001 it was voted number one in Mixmag's "100 Best Tunes Ever" list.[3] In 2011 it was voted number one out of fifty nominated tracks in the 'Top 20 Dance Tracks of Last 20 Years' users poll by listeners of BBC Radio 1.[4]

List of Remixes (non-comprehensive)[edit]

1993[edit]

  • Cosmic Baby's Impression (6:45)
  • Kid Paul Mix (7:16) >> aka Original Mix
  • Peace Mix (7:13)
  • Porte de Bagnolet Mix (5:53)

1997[edit]

  • Ivan Remix (8:06)
  • Josh Abrahams' Down Under Remix (7:03)
  • Kid Paul Radio Mix (3:32)
  • Oliver Lieb Radio Mix 1 (3:55)
  • Oliver Lieb Radio Mix 2 (3:40)
  • Oliver Lieb's LSG Remix (7:44) >> aka Oliver Lieb Mix 1
  • Oliver Lieb Mix 2 (7:30)
  • Solar Stone Remix (8:37)
  • Three'n'One Radio Mix (3:50)
  • Three'n'One Remix (8:43)
  • Universal State Of Mind Mix (7:15)

1998[edit]

  • Hybrid's Time Traveller Remix (6:36)
  • Kinky Roland Remix (8:22)
  • Nalin & Kane Radio Cut (3:57)
  • Nalin & Kane Remix Edit (9:16)
  • Nalin & Kane Remix (9:44)
  • Three'n'One Radio Mix 2 (3:37)
  • Three'n'One Remix Edit (8:15)

1999[edit]

  • Deepsky's Stateside Cannon Remix (7:35)
  • Kid Paul's '99 Rebuild (7:45) >> not released
  • Pure Nova & DJ Eyal Project Remix (7:50)

2000[edit]

  • Humate Ambient Remix (7:07) >> limited pre-release
  • Michael Woods Ambient Remix (10:26) >> limited pre-release
  • Sonique Version 52 (8:01) >> bootleg with Sonique - It Feels So Good

2002[edit]

  • Humate Ambient Remix Edit (6:33)
  • Humate Ambient Remix (7:07)
  • John "00" Fleming Remix (10:07)
  • Marco V Radio Edit (3:08)
  • Marco V Remix Edit (6:58)
  • Marco V Remix (8:34)
  • Michael Woods Ambient Mix Edit (9:26)
  • Michael Woods Ambient Mix (10:26)
  • Three'n'One Update Radio Edit (3:19)
  • Three'n'One Update (8:55)

2003[edit]

  • Chicane Remix (3:27)

2006[edit]

2007[edit]

(tracks 03-NRG and 09-Yellow Blaze)

2008[edit]

2011[edit]

  • Rigel Remix (7:40) >> not released
  • Ricardo Villalobos Remix (9:30) (Flying Circus Records, 12" & Digital Release)
  • Ricardo Villalobos Dub (11:45) (Flying Circus Records, 12" & Digital Release)

2014[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Harald Blüchel in Oct 2005, interviewed by Detlef Buske
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 184. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ "100 Best Tunes Ever". Mixmag (London) (126). November 2001. OCLC 780074556. 
  4. ^ BBC Radio 1 Top 20 Dance Tracks of Last 20 Years

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