The Balearic Sound Of DJ Pippi

DATE. 2016-06-22

The sound of the Balearic beat, which was born on the island in the early eighties, was crafted by a few select musical pioneers. While names like Alfredo and Jose Padilla spring to mind due to their association with Amnesia and Cafe Del Mar, one that is not so well know outside Ibiza is, Giuseppe Nuzzo, aka DJ Pippi. Ask any Ibicenco however and they will straight away recognise the name and the diminutive Italians importance to the island's musical history.


Born in Ruffano in 1956, DJ Pippi was headhunted by Ricardo Urgell to play at Pacha after he travelled to Germany in search of DJ´s for the iconic cherried club in 1984. Ricardo had heard Pippi play at Glories, when as a tourist, he stood in when the local DJ failed to arrive. Glories was the same club that, Javier Anadon, owner of Cafe Mambo started working at when he first arrived on the island and it gave birth to the Balearic sound of music which later developed at Pacha, Ku (now Privilege) and Es Paradis.


Balearic beat was a sound that grew from a mixture of different styles including Jazz, Lounge, Rock, Disco and Pop. It was very much freestyle and reflected the Mediterranean summer personality of the island it was born on. Ibiza in the early eighties was a creative hub of music, writers, artists and actors ,all feeding into the eclectic vibe that the island nurtured. Its sound lived in the vinyl grooves of the 12” singles and albums it was pressed upon. Pippi was one of the driving forces behind this movement and he went on to produce a number of singles most notably the classic 12” single, I luv You Baby, by The Original.


Today DJ Pippi is looking fit and well. Now in his 60´s, he is still creating music, something that is sadly becoming a lost art on the island after the glory days of Pink Floyd and Enigma. He can still be found with a busy schedule playing his vinyl in a number of select clubs and venues on the island including the Born In Ibiza party at Savannah on the sunset strip in San Antonio. He has just put the finishing touches to his debut album Bocadillos Variados which will have its Worldwide release on Vinyl and CD on July 1.

Cafe Mambo Shop

DATE. 2015-12-10

To celebrate the launch of the new Cafe Mambo Shop website we are offering 25% off all products for the first 100 people to order using the code MAMBO16 on checkout!


Cafe Mambo Closing Party

DATE. 2015-09-30



Café Mambo’s Ibiza closing party celebrates the end of its 21st Anniversary year in style.

Café Mambo celebrates the end of its 21st Anniversary year on Friday 9th October in style. Rounding off its most successful Ibiza season yet, Mambo is throwing one of the last closing parties on the island. The special event features summer residents, Jason Bye, Pete Gooding, Andy Baxter and Danny O’, together with special guest DJ Chelina Manuhutu and another special guest to be announced.

Chelina Manuhutu has taken the decks by storm this summer in Ibiza. The Dutch former model has been playing at Pacha on Sundays, as well as spinning her trademark house and deep techno at some of the Solomun+1 pre parties at Mambo.

Also appearing will be longstanding Mambo resident and respected DJ Pete Gooding. Pete has compiled this year’s album, ‘Café Mambo Ibiza Sunsets 2015’ on UMTV, featuring artists such as The Cure, Grace Jones, Mary J Blige, Jose Padilla, Gilles Peterson, Carl Craig, Skream, Young Marco, Soul II Soul, Womack & Womack, Velvet Underground, Lamb, Vangelis, and William Orbit.

As well as unrivalled DJ line-ups, mixed with food, cocktails and the stunning backdrop of the famous sunset, the world’s most popular sundowner bar and free party hub triumphantly staged BBC Radio 1 Weekend again this year and hosted special parties with Fatboy Slim and Duke Dumont. Cafe Mambo also presented pre-parties during the season for Pacha and Amnesia including Together & Defected in the House, Solomun + 1, Aoki’s Playhouse, F*** Me I’m Famous, Martin Solveig’s My House, Bob Sinclar’s Paris by Night and more.

Café Mambo returns to the UK on Saturday 2nd October with club promoter Take at Mcqueen in Shoreditch. The night features Mambo resident Ridney, together with Paul Johnson, Chris Days, and Mcqueen residents.

Mambo continues its international tour through Autumn/Winter 2015 with dates, Saturday 17th October, Hull, Funktion (UK); Saturday 31st October, Lugano, WKND (Switzerland); Friday 6th November, London, McQueen (UK); Saturday 7th November, Birmingham, The Rainbow (UK); Saturday 7th November – Dubai, Nassimi Beach (UAE); Friday 27th November – Modena, Snoopy club (Italy); and Saturday 5th December – Dubai, Nassimi Beach (UAE).

Some of Grupo Mambo’s other Ibza venues will remain open through the winter including eco-cafe Bondi, Sant Antoni marina-side restaurant Villa Mercedes, La Cava restaurant in Ibiza Town, and boutique hotel, Hostal La Torre.

September Instagram

DATE. 2015-09-28

This is a SPECIAL's special because it's made with pictures from YOU!

Anybody who visited us in September and posted a picture on Instagram here is in this picture! Made from thousands of your pictures into one single photo mosaic.

You can download the high quality version for free and zoom in to your hearts content all 248 megapixels, with the high quality version you can print it, zoom in or be as creative as you please with it!


Cafe Mambo Vinyl Competition

DATE. 2015-09-25


For your chance to win one of 5 copies of our limited edition vinyls featuring some of the best sunset classics bringing you right back to that feeling you get watching the sunset here.

All you have to do is share THIS post on facebook and post your favorite holiday picture on instagram with the tag #MamboIbiza 5 winners will be chosen at random on 1st October

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Cafe Mambo Fatboy Slim - Competition

DATE. 2015-08-16

To celebrate the return of Fatboyslim at mambo we are giving away a package to taste the real Ibiza for 2 people.

All you have to do is post a picture of you and your friends at mambo with the hashtags #Fambo & #Mamboibiza on instagram.

One winner will be chosen totally at random and announced across social media at 3pm CET on 18th August.

The prize includes breakfast at Bondi,* lunch at El Chiringuito** and dinner at La Torre.***

* To the value of 40 euros

** To the value of 60 euros

*** To the value of 100 euros

The vouchers can be collected from Cafe Mambo itself from 18th after 4pm CET and can be redeemed until October 1st 2015

Radio 1 Weekend ibiza

DATE. 2015-07-18

On Saturday 1st August we welcome back BBC Radio 1 for their 20th year in Ibiza who as alwayts bring a blockbuster line up right to the sunset strip. There are plenty of surprises in store but this gives you a snippet of what is going to happen here.


New podcast out now

DATE. 2015-06-26


The latest edition of the Cafe Mambo podcast is available to download now make sure you subscribe to stay updated with latest podcasts.

Bob Sinclar & Erik Hagleton Pure Pacha - Paris by night Saturday 23rd May

DATE. 2015-05-22

This saturday we really can´t wait to welcome back Bob Sinclar & Erik Hagleton for the opening of Pure Pacha - Paris by night

You can get your tickets here or at mambo itself.


Tensnake Friday 22nd May

DATE. 2015-05-22

Tonight sees the first #INSANE pre-party of the season at mambo for tickets you can get them here or head over to Pachatensnake

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