It all began fron an idea to play music to the Sunset. A visionary artist was chosen to create a dreamlike space to synthesize music with sunlight. Over the years artists alike have contributed their finest art to the concept. This is a journey throughout those years. This is a soundtrack for the Sunset. This is… Café del Mar. Including 40 tracks by Art of Noise, M83, Moby, Nightmares On Wax, Stonebridge, Apex Twin, Sydenham & Ferrer, Chicane, John Williams and many more, plus 3 continuous mixes by Toni Simonen.
The concept was simple, to put music for 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. By 1990´s it had become the most popular destinations in Ibiza, while being held as a venue for events hosted by BBC Radio 1, Channel 4 and MTV. Around the world Café del Mar is possibly the most renown by its annual chillout 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 chillout music series that as of today has been sold in millions.The 7th edition of Café del Mar Dreams is now available! Dreams 7 offers a perfect soundtrack for cool autumn evenings. Featuring 14 tracks of which 11 are exclusive, incl. Tracks by Afterlife, Lamb, Napoleon, Gelka, Bliss, Goze and many more, compiled by Toni Simonen.
There can only be one Chill Out and Lounge compilation series being the market leader and it certainly is the „Café del Mar“ series. There have since been many imitators, but only one true „Café del Mar“. No other album will reaffirm further this very simple statement than Volume 20 with exclusive tracks from Nightmares On Wax, Goldfrapp, Thievery Corporation, Rae & Christian , Penguin Café, Moby, M83, Morcheeba and Boards of Canada. We´re proud to distribute this tremendous album „Café del Mar, Volume 20 (XX)“ digitally.Café del Mar (Catalan: [kəˈfe ðəɫ ˈma], Spanish: [kaˈfe ðel mar]; “Sea Café”) is a lounge and bar located in Sant Antoni de Portmany on the magic island Ibiza. The special look of the „Café del Mar“ was designed by a Catalan architect, Lluis Güell. In 1994, the first official “Café del Mar” album was released, which also included at this time works by world-renowned artists. The „Café del Mar“ is – beside the special music taste which can described as „balearic ambient, easy listening music“ – known for its famous sunsets.