Cafe del Mar Mixtape Vol 2 1991

Del Mar Tapes

I recently found a couple of Cafe del Mar mixtapes, vols 2 & 8, I’m guessing they were bought in Summer 1991 (?) from legendary resident DJ Jose Padilla who used to sell them from behind the decks. He got bored of my nagging him for track id’s so he let me copy the track lists from his notebook. Maybe I’ll dig out the cassette deck and digitise them sometime, but for now here’s the track list and some links for volume 2. It’s a seminal collection, the Balearic blue print of ambient, electronics, classical, new-age, film scores and rock all going into the mix…

Update November 2020, finally got round to digitising one of the tapes, this is Vol 8, sides 1 & 2

1. Spiritual High – Moodswings
2. Hoomba Hoomba – Voices of Africa
3. David Morley – Birth
4. Opus for 4 – Art of Noise
5. My Father was a Teacher – Megabyte
6. Cafe del Mar – Frank Fischer

7. Good to See You – Vangelis
8. Marimba Dream – Reed Maidenberg
9. Twilight – Vangelis
10. The Big Blue Overture – Eric Serra
11. Adagio  – Shankar
12. Passion – Peter Gabriel
13. Do You Be? – Meredith Monk
14. Before Night Falls – Peter Gabriel
15. Release the Pressure – Leftfield
16 Struggle for Pleasure – Wim Mertens

Update April 2021 – Finally managed to digitise Vol 2, side 1…

  1. Wally Baderou – Mt. Fuji and the Mime
  2. Jean-Michel Jarre – Souvenir of China
  3. Yello – Blue Green
  4. Wally Baderou – The Dachstein Angels
  5. Penguin Cafe Orchestra – Perpetuum Mobile
  6. Jon & Vangelis – I hear you now
  7. Steve Miller – Wild Honey
  8. Laurie Anderson – White lily
  1. Laurie Anderson – Radar
  2. Marianne Faithfull – The Hawk
  3. Astor Piazolla – Regresso al Amor
  4. Mark Isham – Interest Persued
  5. Art of Noise – Moments in Love
  6. Jean-Michel Jarre – Oxygene

3 thoughts on “Cafe del Mar Mixtape Vol 2 1991

  1. Ah this made me seek out a track I first heard while driving at sunset. I was 17/18, we were smoking some really mellow stuff and I just felt so zen and happy. A Cafe Del Mar album was playing and A.R. Rahman – Mumbai Theme Tune came on and wow, maybe it was a mix of the weather, the view and the mellow high I was on, but I just felt so overwhelmingly alive and appreciative of life. Lol, cheesy as hell I know!

  2. Awesome! This was my friends & me’s go to chill out album whilst smoking the herb. My sister was in Ibiza in 1991, brought me back a load of tapes, this was probably the most treasured one. Inspired track list. It’s no wonder the Cafe del Mar brand went on to make such a fortune. Brings back so many great memories!

  3. Pingback: Jose Padilla – A Life in Music – The Chill Out Tent

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