May 02, 2019
Ibiza Summer Preview: Mambo Brothers Exclusive Mix
With Ibiza Summer 2019 just ahead, there could be no better guest for our next Exclusive Mix than the Mambo Brothers! The duo’s schedule looks incredible with Cafe Mambo celebrating its 25th anniversary this summer, the launch of their own concept party Momento at Pacha and summer festival dates at We Are FSTVL, Tinderbox, Defected Croatia, Summerburst, and more! Turn it loud and groove away to the smooth house sounds of Mambo Brothers – the summer is looking bright!
Hey Christian and Alan, thanks for joining us today! How's the year been so far for both of you and what have some of the highlights been?
It has been an incredible start of the year from day one!! The 1st of January we were in Sydney playing in Bondi Beach at one of our favorite venues in the world, Icebergs, with one of the coolest and hottest crowds we’ve ever had the pleasure to hang with... playing with Black Angus and Connie from Sneaky Sound System was a Dream! And it really happened!!! From there we flew to Dubai for our monthly residency that we have with Cafe Mambo on tour which happens every Friday at Soho Garden.
We also did a very special set at the anniversary of legendary Colour’s in Glasgow, sharing the DJ booth with Purple Disco Machine and Roger Sanchez. We managed to have a haggis supper with Scottish soda, Irn Bru! From there, we flew to Barcelona with no sleep and played our debut at Elrow which was mad!!! People full of energy!! Next level. We’ve had gigs in Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Milan, Casablanca and London… and now just had our first Momento Party at Pacha in Ibiza!
Let's jump into your latest track “Slow” out on ABODE Records. Can you tell us a little about that one?
We have been playing and listening to house music for many years and we’ve always loved DJs and producers who made that sort of disco house sound, such as: DJ Sneak, Johnick, Paul Johnson, the record label Crydamoure from Guy-Manuel and the Homem-Christo who is one half of Daft Punk.
So all this filtered disco house we love was our inspiration for “Slow.” We worked on sampling, filtering, stretching, putting beats, bass and layers of sounds, elements and FX. We also played it out a few times and made some changes... and here it is!
Shifting gears and looking at your Exclusive Mix, what are three highlight tracks included and why do they stand out to you?
Pete Tong & Emanuel Satie – “Time for Love.” We’ve played this amazing track in many sets and it just makes them special every time.
Joeski ft. Hector Lavoe – “Día de Ayer.” We love Hector Lavoe, his Latin roots mixed with house beats from Joeski make it very special, happy and a great vibe track. We played this in the Abode Easter weekend at Tobacco Dock and we could see lots of happy faces on the dance floor!
Paolo Martini & Gianni Bini – “Eyecode.” A track that always works! What to say about Paolo? He knows how to do it anywhere!
The Ibiza season is nearing for another big summer and you guys are at the center of it all! What are some of the moments that you look forward to most during the summer?
We love so many things about summer time! One of them is the intensity and the pace of everything, so we can be up to so many different things in just one day. As we are involved in the family business and day to day operations in addition to our DJing/producing, when all of the venues we own have opened for summer it’s in fact a great and important moment. This process is quite intense and the countdowns for the openings are always on! Once they’re all opened and we have all of our teams working, we are ready to make other people’s holidays very special! Seeing them smiling is satisfying, and the same happens when people happily dance while we’re playing!
Another great moment for us comes when we get to hang out with some of our DJ mates who come to our beloved Ibiza, so we usually manage to take them on our boat and show them another side of this magical island! Ibiza is definitely a beautiful place! However, we are very busy so that doesn’t happen too often, we actually need a good excuse to get out of the summer routine...!! lol
Who are three artists who you think will be heard all over Ibiza this summer?
Claptone, Fisher and Dixon.
And lastly, what’s next for the Mambo Brothers? Any exciting upcoming releases/tours/collaborations ahead that you can tell our readers about?
Wow, It looks like we’re going to have the craziest summer ever!!! Cafe Mambo is celebrating 25 years young opening on the 10th of May. So from there on, we’ll be there every night apart from when we are DJing abroad.
This summer looks pretty insane as we’ll be playing in some amazing festivals around Europe, like We Are FSTVL, Tinderbox, Defected Croatia, Summerburst and a couple of massive ones that we can not reveal just yet!
We’ve just started this summer season playing in Pacha Ibiza at our own new party concept Momento, which has been very special for us, as we’ve seen all legends and great DJs at Pacha since way back.
We’ve also been working hard in the studio, making music during the winter months and we have a few releases coming out on Circus Recordings, Armada Subjekt along with “Slow” which was just released on Abode Records.
You can buy/stream "Slow" on your platform of choice today! https://abode.lnk.to/SlowAP
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