Café del Mar

Café del Mar (Catalan: , Spanish: ; "Sea Café") is a bar located in Sant Antoni de Portmany, Ibiza. It is known for its sunsets and chill-out music.

History
Beginning

The Café del Mar was founded by Ramón Guiral, Carlos Andrea, and José Les on 20 June 1980.

Decoration

The look of the Café del Mar was designed by a Catalan architect, Lluis Güell. He was in charge of the design, decoration and architecture.

Music

The Café del Mar is perhaps most known around the world for its chill-out music compilations. The songs are described as 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. In 1994, the first official “Café del Mar” CD was released, which included works by world-renowned artists. Following the great success of the first release, a total of 16 volumes of the main compilation series have been published.

The artists

Café del Mar compilations contain music by artists all over the world, more famous ones including A.R. Rahman, Moby, Jean-Michel Jarre, Chicane, Underworld, and Thomas Newman. Café del Mar has also released artist albums by Rue du Soleil, DAB, La Caina, and Gary B.

Albums
Volumes

Volumes 1-6 Compiled by Jose Padilla

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

Compiled by Bruno 2000

Compiled by Luke Neville & Ben Cherill 2001

Volumes 9 onwards compiled by Bruno

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2011

Café del Mar - The Best of

2003

Café del Mar - Dreams
  • Volume 2-4 compiled by Bruno Lepretre

Compiled by Ramón Guiral

NOTE: The tracklisting is in a different order on later releases with an additional track "Bliss: Sleep Will Come" added at the beginning

Café del Mar - Chillhouse Mix
Café del Mar – Aria
Café del Mar - Aniversario
  • CD1
  • CD2
  • CD1
  • CD2
  • CD3

The series has since expanded with a number of spin-off albums:

  • Café del Mar Aria - Vols. 1 to 3
  • Café del Mar Classic - Vols. 1 to 3
  • Café del Mar Chillhouse Mix - Vols. 1 to 5
  • Café del Mar Dreams - Vols. 1 to 4
  • Café del Mar 20th Anniversary
  • Café del Mar 25th Anniversary
  • Café del Mar - The Best of
  • Café del Mar Essential Feelings
  • Café del Mar Vue Mer

Tracklist of spin-off albums

Media

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