José Padilla's "On The Road" (International Feel, 2015)
You are one of the first modern DJs. You started your career in the late ’70s probably around the same time as New York seminal DJ David Mancuso. Did you hear of him while living in Spain?
I used to play in the off season on the island of Formentera at a small bar. It was a fantastic spot to hang out. The system is crap, the mixer is broken, and the CD players lay next to the coffee machine, but I just love to play there! Sometimes it's not so important. I play for nothing; they just give me food and drinks. I just go there with some CDs and people can't believe it. They come up to me and say “Are you José Padilla? What are you doing here?” People are enjoying their drinks, relaxing, watching the sun, and I can play anything I want. There is no pressure.
GQ's "Disco Nights" (1978)
Using vinyl records on the beach at that time must have been very messy with the sun and the heat!
On Friday, July 1st, Le Bain presents José Padilla (Ibiza)
as part of Select Summer Fridays
Doors open at 2pm