José Padilla, the Spanish DJ who helped outline chillout music within the 1990s, has died aged 64 from colon most cancers.
An replace on his Fb web page reads: “It’s with nice unhappiness that we carry you the information that José handed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday night time right here on his beloved island of Ibiza … Now he has gone and the sundown in Ibiza won’t ever be the identical with out him, however the stunning music of José Padilla will stick with us perpetually.”
Padilla was born in Girona in 1955 however moved to Ibiza in 1976, and commenced DJing within the island’s golf equipment. He made his title as resident DJ at Café del Mar, the San Antonio bar that grew to become well-known for pairing relaxed music with sundown vistas.
After promoting bootleg mixtapes alongside his DJ units, Padilla created the massively profitable Café del Mar compilation sequence in 1993, giving dance music followers a morning-after soundtrack through the clubbing increase of the 1990s.
In a statement on Twitter, the bar stated: “José Padilla chilled a era of clubbers and his artwork touched the lives of thousands and thousands. He’ll at all times be remembered because the Godfather of Chillout, creator of Café del Mar compilations, and true Ibiza Legend.” Dance music establishments together with Ministry of Sound and Defected Data additionally paid tribute.
Padilla’s Café del Mar success led to wider fame as a DJ, with quite a few appearances on the BBC’s Important Combine sequence. He additionally made his personal music, along with his 2001 album Navigator nominated for a Latin Grammy.
He made his most cancers analysis public in July and requested for donations for his healthcare, saying: “My state of affairs could be very unhealthy, I’m fully damaged after 5 months with no revenue by any means and no strategy to pay my lease.”
The put up on his Fb web page continues: “His household and pals want to say thanks to all people who despatched donations and messages of assist to assist make his previous couple of months simpler, and to all of the employees of Can Misses Hospital for taking good care of him till the top.”
Others paying tribute included DJ and Bestival founder Rob da Bank, who stated Padilla was a “large affect” who “made me cry with a fantastically synced sundown … he made so many moments like that for folks”.