2012 three CD set containing three decades of music carefully selected by Toni Simonen. The Very Best Of Cafe Del Mar is an anthology which encompasses the most influential artists throughout the history of Cafe del Mar An entire culture surrounding chillout has evolved since the opening of the legendary venue, but what this album especially reflects is how Cafe del Mar has always been at the cutting edge of electronic music in its different genres: downtempo, acid jazz, trip hop, house, lounge, chillhouse and electronica. It will be treasured by all the fans which over the last 30 years, whether they have visited this venue or not, they have dreamed of being there, watching the sunset, while listening to the most innovative sounds of the season.
Compiled and mixed by Ben Sowton and Sebas Ramis. Back in the Autumn of 2007, Puro descended on Marrakesh for what has become know as Desert Lounge Weekend. Sited in the middle of this bustling, energetic and atmospheric city is the ancient setting of the magnificent Palais Baldi. The weekend was packed with some of the biggest acts and DJs in the world with live performances by Brian Ferry and The Egg and DJ sets from Basement Jaxx, Dimitri from Paris, Giles Petterson and Ben Sowton, the compiler of the Purobeach series.
RARE TRAX is a continued series of promotional samplers given away with the german edition of Rolling Stone magazine since the 1990's and has reached volume 80 already. Each version covers a special topic and presents lesser known songs and/or artists.
Lounge music is a type of easy listening music popular in the 1950s and 1960s. It may be meant to evoke in the listeners the feeling of being in a place, usually with a tranquil theme, such as a jungle, an island paradise or outer space. The range of lounge music encompasses beautiful music-influenced instrumentals, modern electronica (with chillout, and downtempo influences), while remaining thematically focused on its retro-space-age cultural elements.
Bob Holroyd's pluralistic approach to music takes the listener to many corners of the world as well as to the sensitive interior regions of being. Hollow Man is an album that dwells in the ambient elsewhere somewhere between the classic trip-hop of Mezzanine by Massive Attack and the cerebral pop of Music For Films by Brian Eno. The dramatic arrangements and shifting intensity of the more cutting pieces provide an expected aggressive stance - which is periodically softened by brief smooth areas of sincere ambient-inspired contemplation…
* Radio Monte-Carlo * - an international radiobrend, founded in Europe in the 1950s. Radio has firmly established itself as an authority in the audience with impeccable taste who follow the latest trends in the music and entertainment business.