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The IMS Legends Award honours Javier Anadón the founder of Café Mambo
26th April 2019 0 comments

The honorary IMS award will pay homage to Javier Anadón at this years Legends dinner.

Javier who is the founder and creator of Cafe Mambo opened its doors in 1994 on the iconic San Antonio sunset strip. It went from being a derelict house to a dance music institution with this year being its 25th anniversary. Cafe Mambo has hosted some of the worlds best DJs. With DJs playing there on a weekly basis throughout the 90s and 00s that included Paul Oakenfield, Pete Tong, Steve Aoki and Eric Pryds gracing the decks as well as being apart of the annual BBC radio 1 Ibiza weekender since it first started.

The famous pre party venue has helped define dance music culture on the island while championing new and groundbreaking talent. Javiers DJ sons “The Mambo Brothers” have also had a very successful career.

The Mambo group which consists of restaurants, bars and hotels are found in various locations across the island.

IMS Co-Founder Danny Whittle says “It’s an absolute pleasure for IMS to present Javier with the IMS Legends Award as Javier is without doubt one of the true legends and his unfaltering support for electronic music has been a pleasure to be part of. From my early days of decorating Café Mambo for Renaissance pre-parties, Javier always supported and helped up to hosting all seven Pacha pre-parties there through the 2000s, huge BBC Radio 1 events and so much more. This is one IMS Legends Award dinner no one should miss, it’s going to be one hell of a night with a huge group of people that have nothing but love for Javier, Caroline, Christian, Alan and the whole Mambo family.”

Javier Anadón says ‘I am extremely thankful for all the friends and family that have been around me over the years to make the dream of Café Mambo a reality and to create one of the most special places in the world. I am blessed to have met so many amazing people during this journey, and it’s a real honour to receive this award from IMS as Café Mambo turns 25 years young. We have had so many fantastic moments over the years – I hope that we can celebrate all together for many more years to come!’

Javier will join a group of previous recipients which include international artists like Nile Rodgers, Sven Vath, Carl Cox, Underworld, Fatboy Slim and Pete Tong.

See below for all details of the upcoming Legends dinner.




DATE: Wednesday May 22

TIME: 20.00-00.00

LOCATION: Casa Maca, Can Palau De Dalt, s/n, 07800 Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain

PRICE: Early Bird tickets priced at €130 including food and beverages and live entertainment