Café del Mar

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Café del Mar
Number of locations
11 (3 in Spain, 8 International[citation needed])

Café del Mar (Catalan: [kəˈfe ðəl ˈma], Spanish: [kaˈfe ðel ˈmaɾ]; "Sea Café") is a bar located in Sant Antoni de Portmany, Ibiza, established in 1980.[1] In 1999, it founded the record label Café del Mar Music, known for its series of chillout CDs.[2]


The Café del Mar was founded on 20 June 1980. The look of the Café del Mar was designed by architect Lluis Güell. He was in charge of the design, decoration and architecture.[citation needed]

DJ José Padilla who became famous for his sunset sets that began in 1991 at Cafe del Mar died October 22, 2020, of colonic cancer.[3] He created the first six volumes of Cafe del Mar compilation albums between 1994 and 1999.[4]

Café del Mar Music[edit]

Café del Mar Music releases balearic ambient, easy listening music. The collections of the music played at the café were first sold on cassette at the end of the 1980s.[citation needed] Starting circa 1994, Café del Mar compilation CDs have been released by various labels. In 1999, the owner of the cafe founded the Café del Mar Music label.[5] As of April 2017 a total of twenty-two volumes of the main compilation series have been published. [6]


Café del Mar compilations contain music by Pat Metheny, A. R. Rahman, Moby, Jean Michel Jarre, Chicane, Underworld, Rhian Sheehan, Afterlife - Steve Miller, and Thomas Newman.


Other labels[edit]

Café del Mar Music releases[edit]

  • Aria, (1999) produced by Paul Schwartz, (originally released in 1997 by Astor Place)
  • Aria 2 - New Horizons, (1999) produced by Paul Schwartz
  • Café Del Mar - Chillhouse Mix 5, (2007)

Radio And Livestreaming[edit]

Cafe del Mar began live streaming via their YouTube channel[7] on September 28 2020.[8] The live stream is titled "Café del Mar Ibiza Live Chillout Radio & Webcam 24/7" and streams purely chillout music without any vocal activity from a DJ. Common artists featured include Everything But The Girl, Groove Armada, Afterlife, Nightmares On Wax, Cathy Battistessa and Sade.


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  2. ^ "Cafe del Mar - Home". 2007-08-31. Retrieved 2010-09-07.
  3. ^ "José Padilla embodied the original spirit of Ibiza". Mixmag. Retrieved 2020-11-04.
  4. ^ Hunter-Tilney, Ludovic (October 23, 2020). "José Padilla, DJ and music producer, 1955-2020". Financial Times.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-08-05. Retrieved 2016-07-30.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  7. ^ "Café del Mar (Official) - YouTube". Retrieved 2020-11-04.
  8. ^ "Café del Mar Ibiza Live Chillout Radio & Webcam 24/7 - YouTube". Retrieved 2020-11-04.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 38°58′50″N 1°17′46″E / 38.98056°N 1.29611°E / 38.98056; 1.29611