Artful Dodger in Dubai

Nineties UK garage artists bring their beats to Alpha

At the time, it felt like Artful Dodger were the only UK garage artists of the early Noughties not to be part of So Solid Crew. Indeed, their partnership with the squeaky-clean Craig David (not to be confused with Dubai’s own DJ David Craig) on ‘Re-Rewind’ scored them big chart success all over the place – not to mention launching Craig David’s career. Where would the world be if they hadn’t introduced us to his genius?

They ended that collaboration soon after the release of singer’s first album (wise move) and have since toured the world’s clubs, moving in and out of genres and scenes. Their forthcoming DJ set at Alpha should be a useful reintroduction to the band if you haven’t heard them since the Craig David days, and a nice refresher for those who enjoyed their set here last year. As if that wasn’t enough, Alpha is also trialling a deal that gives you a free drink for every Dhs30 you spend on your taxi there – just remember to bring your receipt.

Artful Dodger play Alpha, June 4, ladies Dhs50, gents Dhs75.

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