Its been a while since we’ve put out an Underground Club Guide (why? because we’ve been too damm busy!) but the scene’s being going from strength to strength.
This week is no exception, with new venues seemingly springing up over night and 13 amazing events for yr clubbing pleasure this weekend (as well as 7 fantastic regular nights).
Its a big weekend for Phnom Penh party madmen The Kimchi Collective, who have a weekend of fun lined up to celebrate their 3rd birthday. Look out for an exclusive interview (and hopefully a mix) coming on Friday to give you the lowdown…
So lets have a look at this weekend – too many nights to mention here, so we’re going to concentrate on the one-off nights – for the full line-up with all the fantastic regular nights, check our events calendar.
Kick off Friday at Agenda, a brand new night at MetaHouse, hosted by Salmon Allstar, one of our fave DJs, the Phatt Controller, CAB + special guest. They’ll be spinning “the best in breaks, techno, electro, drum and bass.”
Drop Dead Disco makes a welcome return to the capital, with mainman Simon C Vent promising to “set the place on fire” (Not literally I hope – arson is a very serious crime). Catch one of PPs best House DJs at the new Beat Club on st148.
Meanwhile, over in Siem Reap, the Down To Angkor crew are hosting not one but two street parties this weekend (make sure to get an early night tonight boys). Catch the Collective at the Corner Bar as they party like its 2099!
Finally for Friday, join French DJ L’Elf for some deep Trance and Techno sounds @ Pontoon Pulse, supported by the Dynamic Duo of Alan Ritchie and DJ Shaman.
Those Krazy Kimchi Kollective Kats kick off the weekend with their Pre-Birthday Bash at the Samai Distillery. Please note that this is strictly limited to 100 people so let them know if you’ll be coming along. And make sure you bring some cake!
In Part of 2 of their birthday bash, Kimchi are at Code Red for their Birthday Party! BFox, CynCity, danbeck & very special guests Albie Samreth & DJ Strangefruit will be rocking till the wee hours. Essential event of the weekend!
Part 2 of the Street Party mania for the Down To Angkor crew on Saturday, where they reclaim the streets around SoulTrain and Yolo. Proper underground House and Techno are the order of the day – highly recommended!
2 seems to be the magic number at the mo. Catch Sir Alan Ritchie at Touk laying down some beautiful Roots, Reggae and Culture as well as some of that all important Soul for the conscious massive…
Alan will be finishing the night over at The Beat where he’ll be urging us all to Get Down with his inimitable blend of underground House and Techno with a smattering of Funk and Breaks thrown in. STOP PRESS! He’ll be joined by Dr WahWah as well!
Moving over to Kampot, the excellent NagaHouse are hosting MC Kaztet D and DJ Bree (WAT A GWAAN) for some Bass Pon the River. They’ll be spinning upfront Roots, Reggae, HipHop and DnB..awesome!
Get ready to Bounce with DJs Spectrum and Caro (Germany), who”ll be supplying the finest in DnB/Jungle and Breakbeat – think E-Zee Posse, Grooverider, Rat Pack, The Jungle Brothers, Top Buzz, Mickey Finn…Booyakka!
Last but not least, Urban Beats promises a night to celebrate “the bridging of Angkor’s complex past to its vibrant present and its exciting future.” Expect art, music (from Sakura Boom and Edwardowski) and even cocktails!
Finally, you’re going need a bit of a rest and recovery after a weekend like that – why not join the Kimchi Collective for their Birthday Brunch in the calming environs of the Rooftop@Quay Hotel…oh how civilized!
Urban Bass makes a welcome return to MetaHouse next week… DJ Alan Ritchie , DJ bree& MC Kaztet D will be smashing the very best in BASS , be that Electro Bass, Drum n Bass, Dubstep, Bassline, Glitch & Grime….Awesome!
Get ready for some Saturday Night Fever on the 25th over at Pontoon Pulse, where Jack Malipan and DJ Flo will be joined by the excellent Felix Moreno bringing the deepest House and Techno flavours of Berlin and Stuttgart.
2 nights already planned for Halloween! Firstly theres a Halloween Party @ Top Banana with the excellent Simon C Vent spinning some terrifying Tech House delights! PS, let us know if you need some proper flyer design done!
Finally, Demonism has Dj Bluesabelle, Dj Shaman, Dj Rob Bianche, Dj Weng Wai, Dj Donabelle, Dj Simon C Vent, Dr Wah Wah, Dj Low Renz all combing in a ghoulish melody….spooky!
Woo! What a weekend – so many awesome events! 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, we have to big up our Soundcloud Page – we’ve got 44 mixes from the cream of Cambodia’s DJ talent with more being added every week (Look out for mixes from Alan Ritchie, Lefty Stryker and DJ Sequence amongst many others).
We’re now getting about 1000 listens a month – not bad for what must be one of the smallest clubbing capitals in the world!
Please keep on supporting the page and also make sure that you support everyone who’s promoting amazing nights in Cambodia. We’ve got a fantastic, growing scene at the moment but without your continued support, its nothing…so keep the faith!
Cover image – DropDeadDiscoRewind@MetaHouse. Picture taken by Jess Barr
Cambodia Underground Club Guide 16/10/14