We dig up the juicy rumours, new openings and hot events in Dubai’s music and nightlife scene
When it comes to shooting music videos, Dubai is a favourite among international artists. American rapper Flo Rida shot his music video ‘Wild One’ at Skydive Dubai, while UK artist Tinie Tempah partied it up at White Dubai for his track ‘Flash’. Now, Dubai-based R&B singer Ash Hamman, who is best known for his hits ‘Body N Soul’, ‘I’m Sorry’ and ‘Over’, has made the city the backdrop to his new single ‘Wahala’, meaning ‘trouble’. The new afro-pop, R&B video is set to be released on Friday September 11. According to our sources, it’s one of the most expensive videos to be shot in the city in the past few years. It shows behind-the-scenes footage and will be aired on global platforms including MTV as well as GCC African entertainment channel Clouds TV International.
Further proving Dubai’s popularity on the global music scene, the Red Bull Music Academy is set to bring LA’s very own Dam-Funk to the city on Friday September 18. As one of the world’s most respected beats, funk, boogie, hip-hop and disco artists, Dam-Funk will take the stage at The Music Room in Bur Dubai. He’ll be performing a solo live show and DJ set consisting of multiple synths, synth guitar, voice encoder, vocals, samples and live beats. New talent Muhaisnah Four will warm up the crowd, performing with his three-piece band. Dubai’s Dust Crew DJs Megadon Betamax and James Locksmith will also be laying down the deepest in funk, boogie, disco and hip-hop records between performances.
Finally, from new music to new venues, Catch has launched Catch Lounge at Fairmont Dubai. The venue promises a creative selection of mixed drinks masterminded by award-winning mixologist Joao Serio.