Funk in Dubai

It’s hard to deny that non-electronic, non-urban music is still pretty thin on the ground in Dubai.

As much as Dubai’s music and nightlife scene has developed over the past few years, it’s hard to deny that non-electronic, non-urban music is still pretty thin on the ground. Thankfully the boys from Freshly Laced, a local DJ trio last seen hosting ‘Hip-Hop for Haiti’, are on hand with their new self-titled night, which will play the best funk, Latin and Afrobeat tunes.

Each week DJ Solo, DJ Lobito and Mr Yeti will step up to the decks to play talented artists both popular (think James Brown, Sly & The Family Stone, Big Daddy Kane and Isaac Hayes) and esoteric (Fela Kuti, Herbie Hancock, Madlib, Idris Muhammad). It’s a playlist that’s as exciting as it is varied, and we hope it finds Freshly Laced the audience they’re looking for. We’ll certainly be there on the May 6 opening night.
Freshly Laced is at Casa Latina, Ibis Hotel Al Barsha, Thursdays, free.

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