August 4th 2014

The crowds were out in force tonight in Ibiza for what was the biggest gig of the summer at Café Mambo in San Antonio. Fatboy Slim was making a special 2 hour set appearance as part of Mambo’s 20th year anniversary on the island.

Thousands upon thousands of people gathered in Mambo, on the beach and on the sunset strip – wherever they could find to be a part of this monumental occasion.

Upon his arrival on the decks, Norman Cook AKA Fatboy Slim, dressed in his usual attire of a cool Hawaiian floral shirt, started on an acapella of his massive track ‘Praise You’, to a rapturous applause from the crowd. Joined by his wife Zoe Ball (who incidentally he met 15 years ago in Ibiza), Fatboy played the likes of Crazibiza – Eastchester – a lovely Balearic piano track and Ninetoes – Finder. Next up were a couple of tracks inspired by this year’s World Cup in Brazil where Fatboy has been DJing, coupled with releasing his own mix cd ‘Bem Brazil’ featuring tracks from Brazilian artists and DJs focusing on the samba sound! He played DJ Nick – Summer Samba and Federico Scavo – Balada.

Playing a set that mixed in house, electro, acid, acapellas and party anthems, next up he dropped the likes of New World Sound & Timmy Trumpet – The Buzz, which has the infectious vocal of “you wanna dance? Let’s go! You wanna ride? Let’s go!” and Danny Dove – CarnEvil. The clapping and cheering crowd lapped up every track. There was still time for Justice Vs Simian – We Are Your Friends, Underworld’s ‘Born Slippy’ and Fatboy’s own ‘Right Here, Right Now’ and ‘Eat Sleep Rave Repeat’ to send the thousands home with a big smile on their face.

Fatboy had the time of his life behind the decks, bouncing and constantly with his arms in the air egging the crowd on, he is the ultimate party DJ. He tweeted “thanks to the 30,000 that came to party at Café Mambo tonight, next time we will need a bigger beach!” Tonight was one of the best nights the island has seen this summer, simply electrifying, an “I was there moment”, that will be remembered for years to come.

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