Café del Mar Dreams continues its successful story with another great selection of 13 titles, carefully compiled by Toni Simonen Café del Mar Dreams 6 continues a series that was established in 2000, which explores the more ambient sound of Café del Mar. The album features fantastic new tracks from artists like Bliss, Amanaska, Afterlife and Chris Coco. Nearly all tracks on the album are exclusive.
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 18 volumes of the main compilation series have been published.
An album that shows the inventiveness of an "essential" recording of Fine Electro-Jazz for all Café Del Mar' collectors. It compiles the efforts of several top European producers, the sounds and styles on display here have strong links to London's electronic scene, the Parisian/American jazz-house community, and Germany's earthy breakbeat maestros. Toni Simonen has succeeded in creating a tight compilation which will excite aficionados of electro beats while even jazz fans will not have any trouble keeping up their interest.
Café del Mar Terrace Mix continues its successful story with another great selection of 13 titles, carefully compiled by Toni Simonen Toni Simonen latest Terrace Mix instalment shows a mesmerising melange of rhythms, timbres and tunes, with 13 new exclusive tracks from the leading names in Downtempo. It combines an aesthetically accomplished sound with extensive production know-how, creating state-of-the-art sound design in a lively groove. New material from Moby, "A Long Time" has an insistent, kind of dejected chug, and it brings us one of his most powerful work in several years.
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 including exclusive tracks from Nightmares On Wax, Goldfrapp, Thievery Corporation, Rae & Christian , Penguin Café, Moby, M83, Morcheeba, Boards of Canada.
The premier purveyors of Ibiza comedown have selected two dozen tracks of laid-back, cozily experimental music to help celebrate their 20th anniversary, and while it at times feels ungainly, it never seems too scripted. The first disc has Amalagation of Soundz creating a rustic drum'n'bass mantra ("Enchant Me"), Moodrama mixing tribal beats with flitters of jazz (the appropriately titled "Jazz Tip"), and even Deep & Wide constructing a gorgeously subtle native twinkle along the lines of Dario G's "Voices." The other disc tends to go for the more celestial (Jean Michel Jarre, Jon & Vangelis) or the post-sunset reawakening (Foundland, Christian Alvad), but begins to sag with the drugged-out self-importance of a born-again hippy. Luckily, with so many tracks on offer, it's easy to sift out the treasures. This is a fine, calming collection of indigenous, open-door attitude.