The timeless classic that is Energy 52’s ‘Cafe Del Mar’, first released in 1993, has been rejuvenated and re-invented with 2 brand new remixes from Germany’s leading beat scientist Ricardo Villalobos.
Mysterious like a deserted bay at midnight, and blissful like the balmy white sands of ibiza’s hidden beaches, Ricardo’s main mix snakes and meanders over 9 minutes of pure minimalist magic. Filtering and reducing the original’s main theme and bass pattern, a purely electronic interpretation is formed with ultra deep kick drums, and silky, woody textured percussion.
Two mixes are included here; Ricardo’s main remix introduces the main synth theme, bubbling teasingly throughout. The dub mix focuses on the pulsing bassline, while gentle and subtle harmonic elements float underneath the warm staccato beats. Ricardo Villalobos is surely one of the heroes of the modern electronic world, so it’s a rather special moment indeed when he has a chance to remix one of the shining dance classics of the 90s.