Interview with Danny O

DATE. 2015-01-20



Tell us about the first time you played at Cafe Mambo and what it meant?


The first time I played at Cafe Mambo was 6 years ago. It was in the afternoon which is a very laid back time to play. I still felt a huge weight of responsibility though considering the rich history that surrounds the venue. The music has to be right. It was a huge milestone in terms of my progression as a DJ to be offered the opportunity.

You have played alongside many legendary DJs at mambo, who would be your favorite and why?

The Fatboy Slim nights were great just because of the atmosphere, and that's what it's about on the strip. And he's a super nice guy.

If you weren´t a DJ, what would you do?

I couldn't say, but I would do it whole-heartedly. I have a degree in Logistics but when I got a taste for DJing and beat making I decided to give it everything and take the pros and cons on. You have to do this to be a success.

What was THE oldschool track that reminds you why you started this career?

Armand Van Helden and Duane Harden - 'You Don't Even Know Me'

If there was one DJ you could bring to Mambo in 2015 to play back to back with who would it be?

There are lots but I have to say that Caribou sounds like a great DJ for the venue at the moment. Very diverse with cool taste. The balearic style is historically eclectic and he seems to be that way inclined. I think he would be difficult to play back to back with as he keeps hopping genres!

What is your big track of the moment?

Nicole Moudaber's remix of Alcatraz 'Giv Me Luv' is really big and a fitting re-work.

What are your Ibiza 2015 predictions or rumours?

I hope we will continue to be a diverse and accepting community in Ibiza. I predict that the shift toward cool beach parties with reasonable entry and drinks prices will continue to gather strength. It's increasing competition and creating a better quality of party for everyone than ever before. 

I also predict my label Proof Recordings is going to rock it this year as I have some top releases coming up!

I don't get involved with rumours as I deal only with reality!

What is your favorite drink at Cafe Mambo?

Cuba Libre!

What set up do you use at mambo?

They have all you could want as a DJ. 4xCDJ2000 Nexus limited edition, 900 Nexus mixer or Allen and Heath if you prefer. Technics 1200's.

I aim to use the turntables more this summer as I have bought some great vinyl this winter. I'm well organised and at my best using USB's (previously CD's) though. I like to be changing tracks rapidly and offering the people as many great moments and nice surprises as possible when I play.

You have just recently signed with Circle Music and released your first tracks with them, can you tell us a bit about that?

The Circle release is my strongest work to date and it's great to be working with the German imprint that has featured artists like Steve Lawler and Martin Buttrich. 

I played the tracks a lot towards the end of the summer and the title track 'Stars' works a treat.


Cafe Mambo Peru

DATE. 2014-12-17

Café Mambo Ibiza would like to inform the public that there is no official franchise, lawful nor endorsed by this company that is currently operating or will operate in the near future in Lima – Peru.

Café Mambo Ibiza has a long established international reputation as a result of the dedication, effort and good practice of our staff that endeavour to meet the highest standards and quality of service our consumers deserve.

We feel the obligation to publicly clarify that there is NO link between Café Mambo Ibiza and the advertised premises in our name in Punta Rocas, Peru. The aforementioned business is in the process of committing multiple offences with the sole intention of financial gain through the unlawful appropriation of our brand. These actions mislead both the Peruvian and international consumer through dishonest activities.

Therefore we strongly and publicly dissociate with the establishment in Punta Rocas and any negligent or improper use of our name, in this particular case, those responsible for opening, promotion and advertising the establishment of Punta Rocas.


Desde Café Mambo Ibiza se quiere advertir al consumidor que no existe franquicia oficial, lícita, ni respaldada por la dirección de esta empresa, que opere o vaya a operar en un futuro inmediato en Lima-Perú. 

Café Mambo Ibiza goza de una reputación internacional consolidada fruto de la dedicación, esfuerzo y buen hacer de quienes lo conforman, personas honradas cuya inquietud principal es la de estar a la altura de sus clientes, cumpliendo con altos estándares de calidad en el servicio.

Por lo tanto nos vemos en la obligación de aclarar públicamente que NO existe ningún tipo de vinculación entre Café Mambo Ibiza y el establecimiento publicitado con nuestro nombre en Punta Rocas, en torno al cual se han estado sucediendo un conjunto de infracciones y acciones delictivas así como de mala práctica empresarial, entre ellas la apropiación indebida de nuestra marca, logo y reputación, con la finalidad de inducir a engaño al consumidor peruano e internacional y conseguir con ello un beneficio económico.

Es por esto que nos desvinculamos rotundamente de aquellos que ilícitamente y de mala fe hagan un uso negligente o inapropiado de nuestro nombre, en este caso en concreto, de los responsables de la apertura, promoción y publicidad del establecimiento de Punta Rocas.

Sin más, aprovechamos para desearles unas felices fiestas y animarles a que nos sigan en nuestra página web

Mambo Radio Podcast #015

DATE. 2014-11-06


The latest podcast feating Roger Sanchez is also available for free download on Itunes now.

Mambo On Tour in Dubai

DATE. 2014-11-06

Tonight the Mambo Brothers continue the  at in the Sky Lounge!

The Mambo Brothers had this to say about it


It looks like a fantastic venue, which you see here


We are closing!

DATE. 2014-10-10

On saturday October 11th we close our doors for the final time of the Ibiza 2014 season.

A big thanks to each and every person who made this season what it is!

To celebrate the season.

We are giving 5 chances at winning a copy of the compilation CD the only requirement is to download our latest podcast and to retweet THIS post

Winners will be announced on October 13th! 2 days after the closing!


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Duke Dumont Closing for Blase boys Sankeys!

DATE. 2014-09-22

Tonight (22.09.2014) we see Duke Dumont return for the final time of the summer 2014!

Big thanks to Duke Dumont, Sankeys and the Blase Boys event for making mondays so special this summer!

It's been packed all summer for both the pre-party here and at Sankeys Ibiza ! 

One final celebration let's do this in true Mambo Hierbas style!

Mambo In The Mix 3rd Annual Charity Event on September 9th

DATE. 2014-08-25

On Tuesday 2nd September we will start to release the names of the DJ's who will be involved in our 3rd annual charity event.

Café Mambo is staging the 3rd Mambo In The Mix charity event in conjunction with its 20th Anniversary celebrations on Tuesday 9th September 2014. The legendary sunset destination and free party hub has once again joined forces with the Red Cross in Ibiza and Formentera to invite some of the world’s biggest electronic music DJ’s to offer their services for free for the charity event. Café Mambo has raised over 60,000 Euros in the last 2 years. Mambo In The Mix has created an opportunity for everyone to give something back to an island that has done so much for the electronic music world. The charity event, in aid of Ibiza and Formentera’s less fortunate communities, is a night where DJs, workers and tourists alike come together to give their time and money to help a great cause. Playing with the theme of mixing things up, last year’s hugely successful event saw some of the world’s biggest DJs take part in this great cause, working behind the bar and grill instead of the Mambo DJ booth for the evening, while the public volunteered to mix the beats, many of whom received coaching from the A-list names present, in exchange for a charitable donation. This year there will also be a raffle with many prizes (tickets are available for purchase online from the 21st of August) plus other fun and games. DJs in the past years have included Carl Cox, Armin Van Buuren, Paul Van Dyk, Eric Prydz, MK, Laidback Luke, Miss Kittin, Cristian Varela, Kevin Saunderson, Dimitri Vegas, Nervo, Danny Howard, Judge Jules, Roger Sanchez, Jamie Jones, Seth Troxler, Philippe Zdar from Cassius, M.A.N.D.Y. and Mark Fanciulli and this year’s line-up promises to be equally astounding. Café Mambo has raised over 60,000 Euros in the last 2 years. For 20 years, Café Mambo has been hailed as the place to party on the sunset strip in Sant Antoni, Ibiza. With an unrivalled reputation built via great guest DJs and the world famous sunset, where it is estimated the outdoor area has hosted as many as 23 million passers by during its tenure. Some of the star names who have graced the decks at this legendary venue include Fatboy Slim, Pete Tong, Swedish House Mafia, Solomun, Bob Sinclar, MK, David Guetta, Tiesto, Hardwell, Martin Garrix, Eric Prydz, Steve Aoki and many more. For those who are unable to make it to the White Isle for this spectacular event, you can donate through links posted through Facebook and Twitter account @mamboibiza. All proceeds from the party will go to local charities including the Red Cross of Ibiza and Formentera. Mambo In The Mix is at Cafe Mambo on Tuesday 9th September from 7pm– 11pm.



Fiestas de San Bartolomé in San Antonio

DATE. 2014-08-24

Today is the Fiesta de San Bartolomé in San Antonio, a public holiday

Attributed to San Bartolomé it is also in honour of Sant Agnes. Dating back to the tenth century when The Moors conquered Ibiza, the arabs allowed the christians to practice their religion in in a place called Cova Santa a small place which is now better known for the after party scene. As the legend has it a ship guided it's way to the port of San Antonio through a rought sea storm. One of the passengers carried a talisman of Santa Agnes and vowed that if he survived the storm he would leave the figure at the place he was rescued. He then later passed the talisman to the priest of San Antonio and a chapel was made inside the holy cave to venerate Santa Agnes. As part of the celebrations today, the local people walk to the holy cave where solemn mass is held in honour of Santa Agnes. The celebratory mass and procession starts at 8pm near the fountains with Ibizenco folk dancing and live music. This all ends in a mass of fireworks being set off at 12pm.

Fatboy Slim plays an extended 2 hour set!

DATE. 2014-07-31

On August 4th Fatboy Slim aka Norman Cook will come to play a special extended set at mambo 

Fatboy has deservedly won 10 MTV awards and 2 brit awards and been one of the top DJs in the world over the course of the last 3 decades!

Here is just a selection of some of the tracks that have played on dance floors all around the world as well as in adverts, films and video games! Fatboy slim is nothing short of a legend and August 4th will be nothing short of a legendary night in Ibiza!








And here Fatboy Slim & Laidback Luke at mambo


Most Shazammed Ibiza Tracks of July 2014

DATE. 2014-07-20

According to recent report by Mixmag, music-app Shazam has detected top ten tracks tagged by holiday makers in Ibiza.

Here are the tracks, that have caught the ears of party goers at mega clubs, beach clubs, bars, cafes and even streets in July.

10. Purple Disco Machine & Teenage Mutant 'The Path'

9.Shiba San 'Okay'

8. Wankelmut & Emma Louise 'My Head Is A Jungle' (Mk Remix)

7. Emeli Sandé 'Read All About It' (Stefan Biniak Bootleg)

6. Tom Odell 'Another Love' (Zwette Edit)

 5.Ten Walls 'Walking With Elephants'

4. Oliver $ and Jimi Jules 'Pushing On'

3. GusGus 'Crossfade' (Maceo Plex Mix)

2. Watermat 'Bullit'

1. Patrick Topping 'Forget'


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