Inside José Padilla’s record room



Godfather of chillout and master of the balearic beat, José Padilla gives us a tour around his record room.

Aged 13 Padilla started buying whatever records he could afford with his pocket money. Now over four decades on, the man who compiled the very first Cafe Del Mar compilation is still siphoning off his wages into vinyl.

We took a trip to Ibiza to meet the legendary DJ on home turf. Over a beautiful mellow sunset, he talked us through his relationship with vinyl and opened up his collection of everything from symphonic rock and bossa nova to leftfield disco and tribal techno.

José Padilla will drop his next album on International Feel Recordings this June.

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