Legendary Remixes: Orbital and Michael Mayer Reimagine Energy 52’s ‘Café Del Mar

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Legendary Remixes: Orbital and Michael Mayer Reimagine Energy 52’s ‘Café Del Mar

Iconic Trance Anthem Gets a Fresh Spin from Electronic Titans

Energy 52’s iconic trance anthem, ‘Café Del Mar’, originally released 31 years ago, has received the remix treatment from electronic heavyweights Orbital and Kompakt Records head honcho Michael Mayer. Landing on Superstition Records, this double-A package breathes new life into the 1993 classic, penned by Kid Paul and Cosmic Baby.

The remixes, each offering a distinct interpretation, showcase the evolution of the track. Orbital’s contribution leans towards euphoric breakbeat vibes, while Michael Mayer’s take delves into hypnotic acid territory.

As one of the quintessential European dance music tracks, ‘Café del Mar’ holds a special place in the hearts of electronic music enthusiasts worldwide. Its namesake, the renowned sunset venue in Ibiza, adds to its allure and storied history of remixes. Notable reinterpretations over the years include Energy 52’s own 1998 update, along with remixes by luminaries such as Paul van Dyk, Ricardo Villalobos, Deadmau5, and Tale of Us, the latter coinciding with the track’s 25th anniversary.

For a deeper dive into the history of Balearic trance, revisit DJ Mag’s insightful, long read. And to experience Michael Mayer’s remix firsthand, tune in below.


Written by: HMR

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