Looks like the Phnom Penh and Cambodian Dance scene is blowing up at the moment…at time of publication, we have an amazing 22 events listed for the next 9 days.
It’s fantastic to see a real growth in the scene over the last 6 months or so. If you would like your say in what kind of music gets played at the clubs of Cambodia, the make sure you vote in our FaceBook poll at https://apps.facebook.com/my-polls/ykptv .
The results are looking pretty surprising at the moment…
Ok, so lets have a look at this weekend – too many nights to mention here, so just the highlights – for the full line-up, check our events calendar
|2 great regular nights to mention for Thursday.. at Intime, DJ Wez_T will be supplying some smooth house flavours on the beautiful Terrace. https://www.facebook.com/events/661799250550737|
|DJ Jack Malipan at will be spinning again at Pontoon Pulse. No Problem Disco promises to celebrate “the funkier flavours of House as it blends with Disco glitter, sweet Soul and Latin fiesta“. Looks very nice! http://www.facebook.com/NoProblemDiscoPP|
|On Valentines Day (Feb 14th), check out the SunBodia Boat Party – good vibes, cool people, an amazing sunset and, of course the best in House, Techno and Techhouse from Alan Ritchie ,DJ Donabelle and DJ Sequence (House set). https://www.facebook.com/events/250593925106845. Oh and the $10 ticket gets you free entrance into Bert Bevans at Code!|
|Talking of which, NY House legend Bert Bevans makes his long awaited comeback to Phnom Penh. Don’t worry – he can’t sink a building! Support from Rob Bianchetti & Alan Ritchie. https://www.facebook.com/events/703182899715715 (PS – check out our exclusive Bert Bevans interview here!)|
|Meanwhile on the Terrace, join DJ STRANGEFRUIT, DR WAH-WAH and ROB VENABLES for the Lovin’ Moonfull – come dance high above Phnom Penh outside with the stars and Moon above you. FREE ENTRY with a free love potion shot (each) for couples and 2 shots for singles with purchase of your first drink. https://www.facebook.com/events/299020503578366/|
|Over at Pontoon, it’s a love-in with Dutch DJ Per taking you on a trip through house. Expect to find love on the dancefloor. DJ Per is “best known for his long DJ sets and for his ability to kick off a night with tension, groove and constraint.” https://www.facebook.com/events/276183512531473/|
|At Code, catch DJ WOODY with TURNTABLES IN TECHNICOLOR‘, described by AV giants Hexstatic as “A highly entertaining and unique take on the AV genre”.the show has gained acclaim across the board , with slots at venues worldwide including The Big Chill & The DMC World Finals. https://www.facebook.com/events/1386028628288548|
|Meanwhile over at Deep Fried House, Wez_T is joined by DJ SpaceChase on his Phnom Penh debut (watch out for a DJ profile next week). They’ll be spinning pure house flavas on the beautiful Terrace Rooftop. https://www.facebook.com/events/1412942298953992|
|MetaHouse sees the return of the Tech-Penh collective for some Acid Techno, Minimal Techno and rhythmic Tech House that will knock your flip-flops off! Join DJs Mercy, TonleDub and special guests for some serious underground action. https://www.facebook.com/events/814960061854411|
|Last, but definitely not least, the Awesome Events Cambodia crew return with their Full Moon Party. DJs FunkElasticks, Lefty. Flo and others bring their house sound to the beautiful island surroundings of Koh Rong Samloem off Sihanoukville. https://www.facebook.com/events/245512512294846|
|Finally, if yr in Sihanoukville on Sunday 16th, check the Full Moon Party at Ritchies on Otres Beach with special guest DJ Sequence. A proper full moon party on beautiful Otres Beach with no commercial music – guaranteed! (and it’s FREE ENTRY!) https://www.facebook.com/events/256940944481834|
Well, if you have any energy after that lot, looking towards next weekend and beyond, the calendar’s full of amazing events. As always, please let me know about underground events in PP, Siem Reap, Sihanoukville, Kampot and beyond via our Facebook page or the website.
3 upcoming events to look out for:
|On the 21st, SLUR & WAT A GWAAN are proud to present DUB TEMPLE I featuring:
REGGAE RAJAHS (INDIA’S 1st REGGAE SOUND SYSTEM), alongside the mighty Dub Addiction. Also includes a free after party at Pontoon. https://www.facebook.com/events/199351123606560/
|Code are having a double bill weekend to celebrate Singapore’s BigWig Festival…On the 21st they welcome the Cuban Brothers, while the 22nd sees a HipHop night with DJ DSK, Gobshite, The Tiny Toones + More. https://www.facebook.com/events/590832417667332/|
|On the 22nd The Kimchi Colective bring their Electronic sounds and cutting edge party music of the highest distinction to the Terrace for the first time. Dance the night away as the sound bounces off the neighbouring buildings! ttps://www.facebook.com/events/388521354625464/|
As I said at the top, loads of great events happening this weekend – for more details, check our events calendar and remember – keep it underground
PS – Something for your weekend….The sound of the Phnom Penh Jungle from DJ Sequence[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/132830663″ params=”color=00cc11″ width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]
Cover image from Full Moon Party on Koh Rong Samloem/ Header picture – Wez_T at HighRise NYE