Jóse Padilla has managed to convert the Ibiza lifestyle into music like few others.
Born in Barcelona, Padilla is the originator of chill, the daddy of Balearic. He moved to the island in the mid-70s and launched his residency at Cafe del Mar in 1991, providing an alternative to that period’s acid house and hyperspace techno with a calmer, more relaxed sound that exists permanently at sunset.
For this profile, FACT TV traveled to Ibiza to meet with Padilla and talk about his legacy, the future of Cafe Del Mar and his latest album So Many Colours, which sees him collaborate with younger artists like with Mark Barrott, Telephones, Wolf Müller and Tornado Wallace. The album will be released through International Feel in June.