Hailed as the ‘spiritual father of chill-out’, Padilla is responsible for the Café del Mar compilation series, an ambient collection of Mediterranean beats, with hints of flamenco and Brazilian bossa nova. As if he needed a seal of approval, veteran queen of pop Madonna gave him the nod when she claimed to Billboard magazine that any Café del Mar volume mixed by Padilla would be the perfect desert island soundtrack. Well, we don’t have a desert island to hand, but we’re sure Karma Kafé will do a sound job.
José Padilla plays Karma Kafé on October 8. Doors open 6pm; Padilla performs from 10pm.