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Energy 52’s “Café Del Mar” has come to represent the most euphoric and hedonistic pleasures of dancefloors - in Ibiza and all around the world - and has been remixed by some of the biggest names in electronic music. Known for its infectious melody and its strong impact on dancefloors around the globe it charted multiple times around the world and won countless awards. Now, 30 years after its first original release, Superstition Records issues a new series of releases, with brand new remixes as well as some of the many remixes from across the last three decades.
The third part in the series features remixes by Tale Of Us and Paul van Dyk, some of the most prolific electronic producers and DJs. First up are Tale Of Us, one of the biggest names on the dance circuit of the moment. Their ‘Renaissance Remix’ was first released in 2018 and has already become one of the most popular remixes of Café Del Mar.
DJ Kid Paul and Paul van Dyk were close DJ buddies in the early Berlin Techno scene, and played around a hundred DJ gigs together, all around Germany and Europe, before they moved on in different directions. Now nearly 30 years later Paul van Dyk finally got the chance to remix the iconic Café del Mar. His XOXO remix slows the tempo slightly and employs crisp percussion and deep, pulsing bass while still maintaining the out-and-out exhilaration of that epic breakdown. Originally released in 2021, the Paul van Dyk remix appears here on vinyl for the first time.
Matt says: The "Café Del Mar" reissue campaign continues... not much more to say about this bona fide Ibiza anthem. I always did like the Paul Van Dyk mix of it, featured here. Never heard that Tale Of Us version either, which is decidedly more blurred and trippy than the jugular penetrating PVD version. Nice series celebrating this era-defining record.
A1. Café Del Mar (Tale Of Us Renaissance Remix)
B1. Café Del Mar (Paul Van Dyk’s XOXO Remix)