http://djzulu.es/2019/03/07/february-saturday-16th-2019-dj-zulu-malanga-cafe-ibiza/Malanga Café is another favorite spot, not only in world-renowned Ibiza, but for all the funk lovers across the globe.
Malanga Café is another favorite spot, not only in world-renowned Ibiza, but for all the funk lovers across the globe.
Far from the typical concept of a loud super-club filled with shiny celebrities, bottle service and other usual gimmicks on the island, Malanga offers an intimite space for music fans where everyone, customers and performers, can connect instantly: a DJ or two, a live band or all of them together.
Good vibes and raw energy can be perceived all over the place: if you go to Malanga Café and don´t start dancing right away, you probably won´t last long. Zero pretensions. Indeed, people go to dance to good music there. As simple as that.
After 3 years operating, the bar took good care of its program, recruiting every gatekeeper of the groove around and beyond. Nowadays places like Malanga are tailormade for those soul survivors: heavyweight funk, soul, disco, latin & afro DJs with over 2 decades of experience are their average guests on the decks.
They also host super-solid live bands which are as groovy as you can imagine. And of course, the crowd too: a healthy mix of mature music enthusiasts, spontaneus dancers, club patrons taking a rest from their money-making business and long-term residents looking for real music and real people.
It took a bit to find the right time for a gig there due to my long-term residence in Asia. But it was worth the wait. A long night with good music and friendly people.
Many thanks to Enrique (DJ Bebe) and Juan Soul for their professionality and great work: top DJs, dedicated businessmen and fantastic human beings.
Carrer Carles V, 11, local 15
07800 Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain