The new electronic music lifestyle and camping experience Babylon Festival, to be held between 10-13 March, 2017 in Australia, has brought on non other than Ibiza king Carl Cox to be their official musical curation partner!
Joining the lineup as headliner, which also includes the likes of Danny Daze, Claude VonStroke, Fur Coat, Lee Burridge, Joris Voorn, Pleasurekraft, Marc Houle, and Luke Slater, Carl Cox is set to shape the multi-faceted ethos of the Babylon community. As you can probably guess, The Babylon experience goes far beyond the limits of just music. Rather, offering a vibrant cultural melting pot of personal growth.
Boasting an array of activities, fans will be able to indulge in yoga classes, nourish at expansive Food Village, shopping at a marketplace of artisanal products, and attend mindfulness and meditation workshops. Sounds pretty good to me!
Ibiza’s summer season may be simmering down over the next month, but this past Monday at Café Mambo UK producer and chart-topping crossover Duke Dumont rocked the house with his Blasé Boys Club in tow. To celebrate the successful release of his most recent single Won’t Look Back, Dumont has now shared the live recording from his DJ set.
Listen to 44 minutes’ worth of ear-stroking house music below, with tracks from Wankelmut, Jonas Rathsman and Duke himself, who sprinkles in such infectious singles like the recent I Got U, as well as the track that gained him acclaim early on in his career, The Giver. Given the location, it’s only fitting that certified Ibiza smashes Walking with Elephants and Pushing On by Ten Walls and Oliver $ & Jimi Jules, respectively, were also included.
In addition to the shared set, Dumont also announced a competition in which fans can win a trip for two to Ibiza (flights and hotel covered) as well as VIP entry to the Blasé Boys Club closing party at Sankeys on September 22. For more information, head over to Dumont’s official website.
Dumont certainly won’t be looking back anytime soon: in the coming months, he’ll be finishing up the Blasé Boys Club residency at Sankeys before undertaking a slew of UK dates through October, including a sold-out show at Manchester’s Warehouse Project. From there, he’ll proceed to Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France and Australia (for the blockbuster Stereosonic tour) before returning to the UK upon the year’s end. Check out Duke Dumont’s Café Mambo Ibiza mix below.
Source : In The Mix
Didn’t make it to Ibiza this season? How’s this for a consolation prize: Café del Mar is coming to Sydney. After first letting slip they were headed our way last month, now the White Isle institution has locked in its new home: 201 Sussex St in Cockle Bay, the former site of Coast Restaurant. While the official announcement is yet to be made, Café Del Mar’s PR agency told inthemix the big launch is penciled in for mid-November – we’ll keep you posted.
For anyone who’s made the Ibiza pilgrimage, Café Del Mar needs no introduction. Set on the beach of Sant Antoni de Portmany, between its enviable setting and its reputation for spinning ambient, chilled-out sounds, Café del Mar’s long been known as the place to see the sun go down in Ibiza. “Cafe del Mar Sydney will pay homage to its Spanish heritage whilst being created for Sydney by Sydney people,” Café Del Mar’s PR Agency announced. “There will be an emphasis on the food offering with an incredible line up of cocktails, drinks and of course entertainment. We are very much looking forward to telling everyone about it. The sun always sets in style at Cafe del Mar Sydney.” So, think stylish restaurant and lounge bar rather than hedonistic club.
Of course, Café Del Mar isn’t the first Ibiza institution to open a franchise in Australia. At the tail end of last year, Ibiza legend Ricardo Urgell came to town to launch Pacha Sydney, which now takes over ivy every Saturday night with a new cast of local and international names on board each week.