Beat the Ibiza blues with Mambo Radio
Die-hard White Isle fans need no explanation for the definition of ‘Ibiza blues’, but for the virgins among you, let us take a moment to discuss. Essentially, the Ibiza blues is the soul-crushing sadness that descends once you’ve left the island. It’s the tear-inducing paralysis that has you starting moodily into the distance like you’re in a One Direction video; it’s the nauseating nostalgia that sets in once you’re home, leaving you sobbing on your mum’s shoulder like the time you couldn’t get down from the table because you wouldn’t eat all your vegetables – naughty boys and girls. But don’t worry, because in spite of all this, even the most seasoned Ibiza blues sufferers will tell you every second of the catastrophic comedown is worth it, if only for the exhilarating euphoria you experience when you’re out here. And what are the highs without the lows, eh team? It’s all about perspective.
And of course, it’s also about capturing the all-important memories you made when you were on Ibiza – those halcyon days when you were basking in the sun, sinking a daiquiri, and watching that giant orange orb melt into the sea outside Mambo. And this is where we’ve stepped in to do half the job for you, because this year, we’ve launched Mambo Radio, which not only promises to whisk you back to the shores of the White Isle within minutes, but also features some of the world’s biggest and most respected DJs.
Broadcasting 24-hours a day (we know the middle of the night is hardest) from the studio above Mambo in San Antonio, it features specially recorded shows as well as sets recorded straight from the Mambo booth. So you can listen to the likes of Sasha, Steve Lawler and Todd Terry wherever you are in the world, and come summer, tune in live to hear the sounds of sunset as they happen.
So, this is our gift to you during the winter months – a soundtrack that’ll buoy your heart, bring a smile to your face and conjure all the special moments you’re trying desperately not to forget. And during summer – once you’ve landed back in paradise – you can turn on the radio and voilà, Mambo Radio becomes your ready-to-roll Ibiza soundtrack. Don’t thanks us, just buy us a hierbas on the rocks.
• 89.4FM in Ibiza
Listen again on Cafe Mambo’s Mixcloud and Soundcloud pages.
We Are Opening!
Friday 11th May 2018. The date for your diary. The start of the summer. The opening of our doors.
The time has come, the start of summer 2018 is just around the corner and we couldn't be more excited for another season to unfold. The island is beginning to warm up as we approach the spring, and the summer countdown is truly in full swing. We hope to welcome you to join us on the night for an extra special sunset and evening. Capturing the true Balearic beauty together as we witness the sun melt blissfully into the horizon. The night transcends as the beats increase in tempo and the Hierbas begins to flow. The rest is to be seen...
Full DJ line-up TBA.
Bookings : www.cafemamboibiza.com/reservations
Your Mambo Ibiza Bucket List: Part 1
We know, we know, you're at home staring miserably out a rain-drenched window, gazing vacantly at gray skies - summer seems like a million years away and fun, a thing of the past. But worry not White Isle lovers; the Ibiza 2018 season is actually just around the corner and if you can stay for a few more weeks, sun-kissed days and wild, starry nights will be within touching distance.
To help you keep calm in the midst of winter panic, we've put together a list of things you absolutely must do on your visit to Ibiza this year. Let's call it your Mambo Ibiza bucket list, so get planning and we'll see you on the rocks!
1. It may be an obvious one but it’s also an essential – nothing beats a quintessential Ibiza sunset at Mambo. Picture the scene: you’re sat on the terrace with the sea breeze gently ruffling your hair, you’re tucking into top-notch food and a world-famous DJ is choosing the tunes. You’re surrounded by friends; the sun is going down and you’re pretty sure this is one of the best moments of your life so far. It doesn’t get better than this.
2. No trip to Ibiza is complete without a visit to Ibiza town – the medieval walls of Dalt Vila are a Unesco World Heritage site, dontcha know. So take a saunter into town, browse the shops, and climb to the top of the Dalt Vila’s cobbled streets for breath-taking views out to sea. Then clamber back down and stop for tapas at La Cava, one of Ibiza town’s most stylish eateries. Scenery and Spanish food all in one day – double thumbs up.
3. Cruise the Mediterranean with Sunset Boats, because there’s no better way to experience the White Isle than by water. Setting off first thing in the morning, you’ll spend a day discovering secret coves and abandoned beaches before ending the day with a spectacular sunset out at sea, glass of bubbly in hand. Complete and utter bliss.
4. Have a long, lazy lunch – Spanish style – at El Chiringuito Cala Gracioneta. There’s nothing more satisfying than a morning spent soaking up the sun’s rays followed by a belly full of fantastic food, and nowhere does this better than El Chiringuito, where the menu’s bursting with Mediterranean delights and ridiculously moreish cocktails. Go for a swim in the sparkling waters and then head to the restaurant terrace for a feast you’ll never forget.
5. If you thought sunset was impressive, wait until darkness falls and you catch a star shower at La Torre. Set on a craggy clifftop in Cap Negret, La Torre is the perfect spot for late night dining and a spot of star-gazing. Grab a glass of champers, head down to the rocks and look skyward to catch a glimpse of fiery magic as it burns through the atmosphere. It's a sight you'll never forget.
As Ibiza’s foremost sunset spot, it’s no secret that since Mambo first opened its doors back in 1994, it’s provided a myriad of magical moments for everyone who’s been lucky enough to cross its path on the famous sunset strip in San Antonio. That’s because something extraordinary happens when the sun waves goodbye in the Balearics – the sky transforms into a rainbow of candyfloss colours, arms are thrown around friends and declarations of love come as fast and furious as the beat of the kick drum booming from behind the DJ booth. The air hangs heavy with White Isle wonder – you can’t quite put your finger on what that is but you can feel it – it pulses through your veins and emerges as a smile plastered across your face.
While most of us get to experience this unmatchable Mambo magic just a handful of times, the venue’s resident DJs are fortunate enough to live it week in, week out. So we decided to speak to the music selectors who get front row seats to the famous Ibiza sunset every night of the week, to find out the one Mambo night that will stick in their hearts forever. This month, Danny O delves into his memory box to reveal all.
“I’ve lived on Ibiza for almost 11 years now and I’ve been working for Grupo Mambo for nine of those, but for me, the memory that really sticks out is when Fatboy Slim graced the decks in 2015. He’s played for us many times and the atmosphere is always unreal, but on this occasion it was particularly nuts. I played the warm up set to an absolutely packed terrace and just as the sun was beginning to set, Fatboy Slim jumped off a boat in the bay in which he’d been partying with his family and swam ashore to take over, completely drenched! Everyone went wild as he climbed up from the shore and you couldn’t see the sea for all the people – the atmosphere was electric. It was a perfect Mambo moment; one I’ll never forget.”
CAFE MAMBO RELEASES A NEW ALBUM - SUNSET TO AFTER DARK
Ibiza’s Café Mambo needs little introduction, having served up thousands of sunsets to the great and good of Ibiza, after it first opened it’s doors in 1994. Once again they provide an expected crafted collection to take you from those unforgettable sunsets to the after dark hours of the famous island pre-parties.
On the first mix you will find Bonobo and Zero 7 nestled among the new and legendary Balearic producers such as Prins Emanuel, Bullion and Seahawks. It provides a sun drenched mix from scorching sunshine to the last sliver of sun dropping over the horizon.
The second mix is designed to take you into the night. As you watch the sun disappear let the sounds of Guy Gerber, Moby and Dusky power up to the long Ibiza night ahead.
Café Mambo has seen and been host to just about every DJ in the business, having been a central force in Ibiza night (and day) life for over twenty years. Starting as a sunset hang out it soon became a venue perfect for the island clubs pre-parties and has developed an iconic status worldwide. If there is one Ibiza essential summer soundtrack required this summer, this is it.
Pre-order yours here: http://www.smarturl.it/sunsetafterdark
- Bonobo - Second Sun
- Zero 7- Last Light
- Nick & Samantha - On The Beach
- Tom Szirtes - Calling You
- Private Agenda - Sienna
- Kraak & Smaak - Stumble (Blue Motel Remix)
- Westerman - Roads (Bullion Remix)
- Seahawks - White Horses
- Prins Emanuel - Aquarius
- The Project Club - Leaves of Millfield
- Templehof & Gigi Masin - Blue 13 (Steve Cobby Remix)
- Ambala - Bambari
- Franky Selector - Windswept Sand Dune (Fred everything Space Re-dub)
- HNNY - Solsidan
- No Logo - Wireman (Robot 84 Remix)
- Cubicolour - Machine Keys
- Yes You - Change is Going to Come
- Penner & Muder - Aimless
- Mousse T & Lovebirds - Closer To You
- Black Loops - Mia Negreta
- Radiophobia - If You Ever Change Your Mind
- Theo Kottis - Future Eyes
- Moby - Natural Blues (Kidnap Kid Remix)
- Dusky - Cold Heart
- Guy Gerber & Deniz Kurtal - Here Comes The Rain
- Ninetoes - Bonita
- Ole Biege & Martin Waslewski - Reilstreet
- DYA - Do It
- Zepherin Saint - One Sound
- Daniel Bortz - Pictures (Tuff City Kids Remix)
- Vhyce - Just To Make Me (Till Von Sein Remix)
- Few Nolder - Chant
- Amateur Dance - You Give Me Butterflies
Cafe Mambo Opening
The wait is over! The time has come for us to announce our opening party date for 2017. Join us for the start of season celebrations on Friday 12th May, from 6pm onwards. With live DJs, sunsets and dancing it is guaranteed to be a magical evening on the sunset strip. To book your table Please visit our booking page here .
We partner with Sunset Boats Ibiza to deliver the most exhilarating sunset experience in Ibiza. Sunset Boats Ibiza is a new boat charter company in San Antonio, Ibiza created by Grupo Mambo, ready to offer you, your friends and your family the best experience in power boats in the Mediterranean sea!
We provide a complete service and offer several all-inclusive day and evening trips to match your needs. We offer a wide selection of cruises, with activities ranging from water sports, family experiences, Hen & Stag parties, Luxury experiences and great food and drinks. If you book by March 15th we are offering an exclusive 10% discount code if you book online. Just enter SBI15 on our website.
If there’s one thing we love as much as a sunset in Café Mambo with a daiquiri in hand in the middle of summer, it’s the holiday spirit around Christmas.
This year, we are giving you the chance to win a gift every single day by participating in our competitions on Facebook. Just follow us on facebook.com/mamboibiza and follow the daily competition rules. A winner will be picked at random every day (and if it’s in answer to a trivia question, the winner will be picked at random from everyone who has the right answer). Prizes are mentioned in each individual post.
And on top of a daily prize, we are running a competition for a GRAND PRIZE of a Trip for 2 to Ibiza.
GRAND PRIZE: 2 flights courtesy of Jet2.com, departing from any of their 9 bases*, 3-nights’ stay at Hostal La Torre with breakfast included, Sunset dinner for 2 at Café Mambo, airport transfers and entrance to Pacha nightclub on a select night! *blackout dates apply, trip must be booked by 31/03/17.
You can enter the daily contests by participating and responding to the Facebook queue posted daily in the morning. Each winner will be selected at 9AM the next morning. All prizes will be sent on January 16th, 2017.
The grand prize winner will be selected on Christmas morning, 25th of December 2016 at 9:00AM CET.
Winners will be notified on our Facebook page and/or by private message and/or by e-mail. By participating, you agree that we use your email address or contact information for marketing purposes.
Terms & Conditions
On the photo competition posts, by adding photos to the Facebook competition gallery you are granting permission for these images to be used by PRODUCCIONES MAMBO SL online at facebook.com/mamboibiza and www.cafemamboibiza.com and other online communications. By submitting your photo, you understand and agree that PRODUCCIONES MAMBO SL has no obligation to publish your photo. You must be the author/Copyright holder of all images submitted.
You must be 18 years or older to enter this competition. No purchase or payment is necessary to enter.
Café Mambo (PRODUCCIONES MAMBO SL) is running the competition. All residents of the EU are eligible to enter the competition, but the flights are only available out of jet2.com's 9 bases in the UK. An individual can enter once a day. The competition starts on the 1st of December at 9AM CET, and there is one prize every day until the prize of the 24th of December is won on the 25th of December at 9AM CET. This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to PRODUCCIONES MAMBO SL and not to Facebook. The information you provide will be used for marketing purposes.
After three successful ‘Mambo on the Piste’ events in Chamonix over the last few years, in February 2017 we’ll be taking Mambo to the slopes of Morzine!
Morzine is fast becoming the most popular ski and snowboarding destination in the French Alps. Located in the heart of the incredible Portes du Soleil ski area, boasting 426 kilometres of pistes, Morzine is a cool, vibrant town, with masses going on to attract every Winter Sports enthusiast.
From Morzine, you can easily access some of the best snowparks in the Alps, with runs suited to every level of ski or boarding ability. Morzine and Les Gets are havens for beginners, with some awesome, tree-lined runs. From the centre of Morzine, you have three main access points to the high-altitude and snow-sure runs of Avoriaz.
Morzine is a really buzzing resort, with a brilliant choice of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. The Town Square hosts some incredible music events throughout the season, and there are regular markets and other cultural events that add to the friendly community vibe.
From the 8th to the 11th of February, Mambo on the Piste will be hosted from the Rude Lodge, which is an innovative new concept in affordable ski and snowboarding accommodation. Previously known as Le Laurys hotel, this heritage venue has been a Morzine favourite for decades. Now, with a cool and modern make-over by the teams at Rude Chalets and Mambo, the Rude Lodge is the destination in town for lovers of Winter sports.
The sleeping accommodation is arranged across twin and triple rooms plus 4 and 6 bed dorms, all with modern en-suite facilities. The ground floor has a friendly and welcoming bar and café, serving craft beers, cocktails and a tasty ‘street-food’ inspired menu, plus delicious breakfasts to set you up for a day on the slopes.
Throughout the Mambo on the Piste event, we’ll be hosting a pre-party at Café Chaud, in the centre of Morzine. Café Chaud is one of the coolest venues in town, where some of the biggest weekly parties are hosted throughout the season.
We’ll be hosting the Mambo on the Piste Main Event at Happy Hours, which is the biggest and best apres-ski venue in the French Alps. Located at the bottom of Ardent, below the Lindarets ski area, Happy Hours has a reputation for throwing the wildest and most fun apres-ski parties you will ever experience. As its position is right by the lifts as you come down off the mountain, it is impossible to pass by Happy Hours without joining in the party! (If only to see their DJ booth, which is inspired by the Millenium Falcon – we kid you not!)
Then on to the after party at Le Paradis nightclub – the oldest and most decadent nightclub in Morzine, conveniently located beneath the Rude Lodge, so you don’t have to go too far to get to your bed! This ‘Tiki’ inspired den of iniquity has played host to some of the best parties in Morzine since the 70’s. It’s kind of like the ‘Studio 54’ of Morzine, but now with music from a mix of the best French DJ’s and some awesome ‘pop-up’ sets from the cream of Ibiza DJ’s who drop in from the White Isle throughout the Winter season.
Prices starting at 530€pp. Inquire with Rude Chalets to book now!