Its been a great couple of weeks, club-wise – we hear excellent reports of the Pete Herbert/Kimchi Collective night at CodeRed – big turnout and a great night was had by all….also getting amazing reports from the Tippa Irie/Wat a Gwaan night at the Slur Bar…some heavy reggae vibes!
Our big news is that we now have 1500 (real, not bought) likes for our Facebook page – apparently this means we get a special medal from Mark Zuckerberg himself….
Other news is that our good friend (and excellent DJ) FunkElastiks is leaving Phnom Penh…but he’s only going to Sihanoukville to be a yacht captain! Axel will still be running the awesome Full Moon Parties on Koh Rong Saloem and we wish him loads of luck in Sville!
We’ve also heard a little rumour that excellent UK Breaks DJs Krafty Kuts might be coming to Phnom Penh some time soon…no details yet but watch this space!
Ok, 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 MetaHouse with the city’s only PsyTrance night, Goa is a State of Mind. DJs Gai, Oggy, Jo & Nick will be taking you into a higher state of consciousness with mesmerizing progressive and psychedelic trance all night long if you like the fluoro vibe! https://www.facebook.com/events/1498252253725845|
|Meanwhile at the chilled environs of Frost, get ready for some Beats courtesy of Phnom Penh stylemaker danbeck of the world renowned Kimchi Collective. Expect the most stylish young things of our fair city to be strutting their stuff to an awesome selection of musical magic! https://www.facebook.com/events/1495428884008210/|
|Pontoon Pulse are pushing the underground envelope with the excellent Toby White. Expect some quality house vibes from this stalwart of the Bangkok scene, who has many years experience rocking dancefloors up to 5 times a week in our sister city in Thailand! https://www.facebook.com/events/750258525032743|
|Last, but certainley not least, get ready for the Latin Box Revolution at ShowBox!. DJs CAB and Simon C Vent ( Drop Dead Disco) will be spinning spicy Deep House, Tech and Bass alongside fire dancers and a whole host of other craziness – looks awesome! https://www.facebook.com/events/464102603736020|
|On Saturday, Naga House in Kampot hosts Baby got Soul – Soul/Reggae/HipHop/Funk and Dub from some of the finest talent in town, including Ant, Steve G, DJ ROB (mute speaker) and ShineOn. Loads of good stuff happenning down in Kampot so keeped tuned to the NagaHouse FB page for more details! https://www.facebook.com/events/649825161767476/|
|Finally, the Kimchi Collective are celebrating the reopening of the Latin Quarter by spinning some of the finest platters that matter with their customary style and grace. Always guaranteed to be a good night when these guys are playing! https://www.facebook.com/events/818266598207829|
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.
Our picks for next week are:
|Big night on the 26th at CodeRed! Masia One & DJ Rumshot alongside local rudeboys Wat a Gwaan are gonna tear the place down with a a dynamite blend of HipHop and Dancefloor. One for all you lovers of HipHop, Reggae, Dub and just about anything – check it! https://www.facebook.com/events/725596527501831|
|Equally awesome night down at Naga House in Kampot! Phnom Penh faves Drop Dead Disco and The Kimchi Collective will be pooling their talents for what we call DropDeadKimchi. Not much to say – you know when these guys play its always gonna be excellent! https://www.facebook.com/events/560531170724539/|
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 – Music does a simple thing in life – it makes us happy – and what better way to get happy than with this amazing bootleg mix of Pharrell by the one and only Makoto![soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/142510861″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /]
Cover image – danbeck at Mind the Gap@CodeRed . Picture taken by Jess Barr
Cambodia Underground Club Guide 17th July 2014