Jose Padilla launches Sunset Hours Album in Kuala Lumpur

Jose Padilla in Kuala Lumpur

Jose Padilla in Kuala Lumpur

Jose Padilla launches Sunset Hours Album in Kuala Lumpur

Modesto Marini, founder and owner of Marini’s on 57 today celebrated the second anniversary of his iconic bar, restaurant and lounge’s Sunset Hours by launching a music album produced by the legendary ‘Chillout Guru’ José Padilla, making it the first ever premium dining and entertainment brand to do so in Asia, joining the ranks of other iconic brands such as Café Del Mar, Pacha and Hotel Costes.

Modesto said, “Music and food have always been my passion. Even in my younger days as a chef traveling in Europe and Asia, I would always make time to check out the latest clubbing scenes and restaurants. I first heard about Café Del Mar when I was already in Asia and I’ve always had high regards for José who basically spiralled Ibiza and Balearic chill-out music to global recognition”.

“Balearic” is a genre named after the Balearic islands and particularly Ibiza, where it became popular in the late 80s/early 90s. Initially it was an eclectic blend of DJ-led dance music that emerged in the mid-1980s but it later became the name of a more specific style of electronic dance music that was popular into the mid-1990s. Balearic beat was named for its popularity among European nightclubs and beach rave patrons on Ibiza.

José Padilla, who is widely known as the spiritual father of Balearic Chill-Out House music developed a unique sound track to complement the stunning sunsets seen from Café Del Mar in the 1990’s, and has since gone on to achieve record breaking sales for his numerous compilation albums.

Marini’s on 57 celebrated with a special one night only performance by the world famous DJ, where patrons were treated to amazing cocktails and champagne accompanied with a sensual array of music for them to party to. “With Sunset Hours Vol. One, and the realisation of my dreams to work with José, I hope to share with countless others, the amazing and original creations of Sunset Hours, elevating them to a whole new high”, added Modesto.

Jose Padilla at Marini's on 57
Jose Padilla poses for an iconic photo at Marini’s on 57 with the Petronas Twin Towers at the back.

José said, “For me every project is different, I try to tell a story with the music that fits the venue setting. I look for a different spirit and work to find the right music for each compilation. I try and imagine myself there with my girlfriend or with a group of friends and select music that will create the right mood. Here I’ve selected 14 tracks that are melodic and non-aggressive, some have touches of Balearic and others are more electronic and deep as we move into the night.”

The Sunset Hours Vol. One album includes music from Trevor Deep Jr, Mark Barrott, 40 Thieves, Cantoma, Osunlade, No Logo and José Padilla himself with an exclusive track. The album will also be launched in Ibiza, Spain on 20 June 2014, and will be available at various record stores in Europe, iTunes, Google Play and many of the worlds top download stores and music streaming services. The Sunset Hours Vol. One album launch is supported by G.H.Mumm’s as the official champagne and Uber as the official private driver.

Marini’s on 57 was founded by Modesto, himself the recipient of the Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards’ Icon of the Year award, the recent International Quality Era Gold award from Geneva, Switzerland. The multi-award winning venue is the highest bar, restaurant and lounge in Malaysia and has been featured in the Asian Times travel show on the Travel Channel, and is a popular location choice for regional reality shows such as Asia’s Next Top Model and The Apprentice Asia. Since opening its doors in 2012, celebrities such as Jimmy Choo, Tiger Woods, Dwight Yorke, Glenn Hoddle, Valentino Rossi, Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Bruhl, Eric Cantona, Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton and Nicole Scherzinger have been spotted at Marini’s on 57. Former Formula One driver Jarno Trulli himself hosted a wine pairing dinner at the restaurant to launch his range of wines in Asia. For more information, visit Marini’s on 57 or call +603 2386 6030.

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