Barasti New Year's Eve Sugar Beach Party (December 31 2013).
Highly Commended International DJ Set Kenny Dope
One half of Masters at Work, Kenny Dope really shouldn’t need any introduction. Maybe it was the rooftop venue, or perhaps the relaxed crowd, but this intimate set saw the house beat freak veering down all manner of musical avenues to great effect. Check our pictures of the night here.
Hosted by Dust and Red Bull @ Tamanya Terrace (September 27 2013).
British house duo Sam Holt and Gavin Mill brought the beats to the beach with this December gig at Bliss.
Hosted by Loud In Promotions and Blitz Productions @ Nasimi Beach (October 4 2013).
Shortly after celebrating their tenth birthday in style bassheads’ haven GlobalFunk pulled in a biggie here, with drum ’n’ bass forefather Roni Size delivering a blistering set of beats new and old at the ever reliable Music Room. Check our review and pictures of the night here.
Hosted by Global Funk @ The Music Room (September 19 2013).
Huge EDM star Aoki played a rousing set full of beats and drops to a buzzing People by Crystal.
You don’t need to be a musical connoisseur to know that Tiësto is, well, massive – indeed, he was the world’s richest DJ at last count. So there was a certain sense of occasion when renowned Indian festival brand Sunburn debuted in Dubai with this huuuge booking. Check our pictures of the night here. Check our interview here.
In town for Dubai Music Week, Will.i.am first gave an insightful talk into the art of production, before playing The Voice host by rating the UAE’s talents live. However it was the storming DJ set he gave which formed the highlight of the week for the masses.