Café Mambo, home of the world’s iconic sunset, is teaming up with leading premium vodka brand Absolut for the annual ultimate DJ competition.

Set in the heart of San Antonio, Café Mambo opened in the 90s and has received consistent recognition including being named ‘Bar of the Year’ by GQ. DJs began to frequent the bar requesting to play on the decks and before long regular sets included the biggest names in dance music playing at the now stalwart sunset ‘pre-party’.

The competition offers the winner a chance to play a sunset set at Café Mambo in September or October 2023, including flights with a friend to Ibiza for up to 500 euros in value and three nights of Grupo Mambo accommodation.

Entry is simple: entrants must upload a 30-minute mix on Mixcloud, tag it #CaféMamboAbsolutDJCompetition2023, and let their beats ignite the party. Mixes must gain over 50 plays to be considered for the shortlist.

The competition will be judged by Café Mambo’s resident DJs including Jason Bye, Andy Baxter, Danny O, Sara de Araújo and Ryan McDermott, with particular consideration given to the number of plays, positive feedback, originality, suitability for a sunset set, track selection, and the contestant’s ability to use Mixcloud and other social media platforms to promote themselves.

The winning DJ will also be treated to daily breakfast at Café Mambo, access to the Las Mimosas Boutique Hotel & Spa pool and spa, and a masterclass with one of the Mambo resident DJs. Finally, the winner’s set will be livestreamed online, offering exposure and the potential to kickstarting the career of a new DJ talent.

Enter here for the chance to win the ultimate Ibiza DJ experience. The competition will close on August 31st, 2023