We’ve caught up with the famous, Ibiza born Mambos Brothers to talk music, fashion and their residency in new super club, Hi Ibiza.
Who influences you musically?
It’s hard to say because we are influenced by so many people we have listened to over the last 20 years. We’ve been lucky to have grown up listening Sasha, Roger Sanchez, Franckie Knuckles, Pete Tong and so many more – we have definitely been influenced by them. Right now we really like Nic Fanciulli, Hot Since 82, Guy Gerber…
When was the precise moment you realised you could make a career in music?
It all just kind of happened. We started little by little, playing in different cities, different clubs on the island and now we have our first residency at the brand new club HÏ. It’s very exciting.
How do you find working as Brothers?
It’s great – we’ve always done it running the family business and now DJing.
Who works the hardest?
Alan! Just to do his hair takes a lot of time…(Chris) lol
You’ve just announced your first weekly Ibiza residency, hosting the club room of Hï Sundays. How does it feel to become the first Ibiza-born DJs to head up a residency at an island super club?
It’s very exciting. We’re honoured to be the first Ibiza-born DJs to have a residency, to have made it this far is amazing. We’ve been to the club a few times since it opened and it’s really going to be amazing. We can’t wait for July 2nd – our opening party!
What’s the best part of being international DJs?
Definitely not the time we spend in the airports! We like discovering new cities, new restaurants and meeting people from all over the world.
You’re the name behind Café Mambo. Can you describe the Café Mambo vibe for anyone who hasn’t been there? From the music, the venue, the people and the famous sunset view.
It’s a true Ibiza experience. You can have dinner, watch the best sunset in the world, sip on a few cocktails and listen to great music. What else can you ask for!
Where is the most memorable venue you’ve ever played?
Uno in Malta – it’s an open-air night club full of pine trees and an amazing dancefloor.
What is the most memorable DJ set you’ve ever seen?
Eric Prydz when he played a special guest at Mambo for 3 hours. He built the set up and up and up and it was pure magic. I don’t know how he does it!
What does a typical day in the life of the Mambos Brothers look like when you’re not creating music?
11:00 AM Coffee
11:15 AM Gym
1:00 PM Meet up with some friend DJs and go out on the boat. Stop in Cala Gracionet for a nice lunch, champagne sangria and a few Javier’s Margaritas
5:00 PM Siesta on the boat
7:00 PM head over to Mambo for the sunset & pre-parties
10:00PM head over to Villa Mercedes for dinner in the San Antonio Marina
1:00 AM head out to the clubs.. til late J
Apart from Ibiza, what other major events are you playing at this year?
We have our summer residency at Pacha Barcelona, so we will be there three times before end of the summer, then we heading to Malta on August 14th for Creamfields, and London on July 29th for Corona Sunset festival. Being honest, apart of Festivals, we are very focus on our party this summer…
What do you wear on a night out in Ibiza?
Christian – black; Alan – some sort of flower-y shirt
And always our favourite pair of Diesel jeans!
Drink of choice on a night out?
Good tequila! And lots of water!
Being an international DJs, you must have your pick of the girls, but what’s your best chat up line?
You ask them if they have fake eyelashes…
We usually ask people to describe themselves, but we want you to describe each other in three words?
Alan:, Entertaining, Intelligent, and a great captain
Christian: Fun, a great BBQ chef and charismatic
Do you have any advice on anyone aspiring to be a DJ?
Work hard play hard. Being a DJ is all about making sure everyone else has fun.
The Brothers will be taking over our social accounts on the 16th of July to give us exclusive access to the famous Cafe Mambo and their residency at Hi Sundays.