Boomkat Product Review:
On his 4th solo album, Café del Mar legend José Padilla swerves expectations of a chill out album for your dad by dialling in Telephones, Mark Barrott, Wolf Müller, and Tornado Wallace to bring him closer to the 'floor. "Barrott brings a deep oceanic mellowness; Tornado the electronic, synthesized, melodic beats and grooves; Wolf Müller the afro sound; and Telephones the beautiful dream-like house. Each producer was flown to Ibiza to work at Padilla's home in Santa Agnes, with their studios set up in the house overlooking one of the island's most beautiful valleys, for a week collaborating with Padilla, immersed within the feeling of the island. Each found his own sound within the walls of Padilla's villa, but ultimately it is all extremely Balearic. "Day One," "Lollipop," and "Blitz Magic," produced by Telephones, pay heed to the newly revived dream-house sound -- expect an underground sleeper hit from one of these tracks. Barrott produces "Solito," as well as the beautiful closer "Remember Me" and the acoustic guitar vibes of "Mojame." Müller brings Brazilian afro beats to "Whistle Dance" and "Afrikosa," and the album wouldn't be complete without Tornado's "Maybe the Sunset (feat. Lydmor)" -- a ride on Ibiza sunshine -- and the widescreen "On the Road." Padilla has created an album for dancing wildly, relaxing wholly in nature, and losing yourself. It is a true musical journey covering all angles of the Balearic scene. Reminiscent of a classic Café del Mar compilations but in the form of an artist album by the artist Jose Padilla."