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PHIL MISON Special listening session
Mison made his first trip to Ibiza in the summer of 1991 and quickly fell in love with the magical music being played by Café Del Mar resident DJ, Jose Padilla. On his return to the UK, Mison began to cultivate his own take on the laidback, open-minded style, recording mix-tapes of “Ibiza style chill out” tunes to give to friends.
In November 1992, Mison was hanging out in Tag Records, Soho, when Padilla walked in. He plucked up the courage to speak to the Spaniard because earlier that summer Mison had given one of his friends some tapes to take out to Jose in Ibiza so he wanted to see if he had got them. During the conversation Mison invited him down to his next DJ set at Nicky Holloway’s club, the Milk Bar and less than three months later, and clearly impressed by what he’d heard on the tapes, Padilla invited Mison to fill in for him at the Café Del Mar, beginning in April ’93.
It’s that first trip to DJ in Ibiza – a crazy six-weeks spent dividing his time between spinning records at Café Del Mar, hanging out in Jose Padilla’s house in the hills, and meeting some particularly eccentric White Isle residents.
LISTEN TO PHIL LIVE FROM CAFE DEL MAR BACK IN 1994: