Energy 52’s ‘Cafe Del Mar’ gets brand new remixes from Paul van Dyk. Nearly 30 years ago, Paul M aka Kid Paul recording as Energy 52, unleashed a record that would possibly go on to define club culture for an entire generation of dance music enthusiasts. Named as an homage to the legendary Ibiza sunset spot, ‘Cafe Del Mar’ broke down boundaries between the underground and the mainstream, charting in the UK singles charts on three separate occasions and named as the “best tune ever” by Mixmag at the start of the new millennium.
The track has been remixed by some of the biggest names in the industry and now it’s the turn of PVD. Paul Schmitz-Moormann (aka Kid Paul) and Paul van Dyk were apparently 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.
For the new release, Paul delivers two remixes. The XOXO remix slows the tempo slightly and employs crisp percussion and deep, pulsing bass while still maintaining the exhilaration of its epic breakdown, while for the trance purists the Shine remix delivers the atmosphere of the late-90s alongside the production aesthetics of the modern day.
Paul’s remixes mark the first new release on the label Superstition Records after an almost 20 years hiatus. From 1993 until 2003 Superstition Records was a techno, tech-house and trance label and released many records from the early German electronic scene.
Inactive since 2003, the van Dyk remixes open up a series of new re-issues on the imprint throughout the rest of 2021 and beyond.