Café Santa Fe, where chill meets spirit, is an eclectic sound of ambient grooves and acoustic instrumentation. SOULFOOD’s DJ Free (Best IMAX® Score) & RA Music’s Ron Cohen (Emmy® winner) innovatively merge Spanish guitar, atmospheric soundscapes and downtempo beats with chill out grooves that take you to a place where the desert Southwest meets the European Ibiza café culture.
The beautiful desert Southwest and its rich history, culture, art and music inspire the melodic journey within Café Santa Fe. It’s a sacred place with sweeping views, majestic sunsets and a mystical atmosphere where Ra Music’s (Ron Cohen) Spanish guitar integrated with DJ Free’s down tempo beats and atmospheric soundscapes creates the perfect chill out vibe.
released June 4, 2014
Produced by SOULFOOD & RA Music
Engineered & mixed – DJ Free & Ron Cohen
Tracks 1,2,7,10 &12 written by Ron Alan Cohen (ASCAP)
Tracks 3 & 11 written by Gordon Schaeffer (BMI) & Peter Schimke (BMI)
Tracks 4 & 5 written by Gordon Schaeffer, Ron Alan Cohen & Peter Schimke
Track 8 written by Ron Alan Cohen & Lauren Wood (ASCAP)
Track 9 written by Gordon Schaeffer
Track 6 written by Gordon Schaeffer & Ron Alan Cohen
Acoustic guitar, electric guitar, keys & programming – Ron Cohen
Ambient soundscapes, synthesizer, dj beats & programming – DJ Free
Drum kit – Stokley Williams
Percussion – Estaire Godinez
Bass – Enrique Toussaint
Woodwinds – Richard Hardy
Keyboards, organ, piano – Peter Schimke
Flamenco vocals & guitar courtesy of Pedro Cortes
Cover photography © beaselyphotography.com
Recorded at SOULFOOD Studios, Santa Fe, NM & Minneapolis MN
Drums recorded by Joe Johnson at Fur Seal Studio, Minneapolis, MN
Guitars recorded at SOULFOOD, Santa Fe, NM and Atlantis Recording, Santa Monica, CA.