Café Mambo: 20 Years of Ibiza Chillout

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This is three CDs of chillout classics, laidback grooves and remixes from the legendary Café Mambo on Ibiza.

The trouble is, it’s music for people who have been up all night dancing on Es and want to relax before bed, or for those who are still on Es and want to rehydrate and chill before getting back to the dance floor. At the end of the day — or in Ibiza’s case at the start of the next one — this is just cool background music, if not easy listening.

It’s mixed by Café Mambo resident DJ Pete Gooding and artistes range from Lana Del Ray and London Grammar to Grace Jones and Fatboy Slim. It’s not without highlights: Grace Jones’ Private Life is never dull and there’s an exclusive remix of Phil Collins’ The Roof Is Leaking. There’s a good dub remix from The Rolling Stones in Out Of Control. We also liked Henry Mancini and His Orchestra’s Lujon.

Not really one for listening to, but a good background album whether at home or in your trendy wine bar.

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Weekly newspaper editor in Cheshire, England. I blog my editorials and the CDs I write about. I play drums, drink coffee, play music, meditate. I hate filling in forms.

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