After a quiet Khmer New Year, the Cambodian club scene is back once again – as the High season dies, things will no doubt quieten down in the summer (and the PPUG crew will be travelling away from Phnom Penh for the summer) but there is still going to be a healthy scene going on – building on the foundation that has sprung up in the last year.
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
|On Friday, over at MetaHouse, Vinyl Mania returns with their unique, 100% vinyl selection – as far as we know the only night in town that does this…Join Dr WahWah for a trip thru the spectrum of House via the medium of shiny black plastic! https://www.facebook.com/events/231207823752923/
|At Pontoon, you’ve got a nice little double header of the RnB/HipHop supremos the Golden Crew in the main room, alongside DJ Mikus (ably supported by Funkelastiks and Shaman)- the other half of NUDISM spinning TechHouse- at Pontoon Pulse. Nice! https://www.facebook.com/events/538194862967531/
|Meanwhile, over at Code, its a Red Alert with Hip-Hop, Reggae, Dancehall, Trap from DJs Bree, Stroke & B-boyPeanut. Make sure you wear red! PS – there’s a Free Flow of SINGHA beer from 10pm-12am included in the $5 entry! https://www.facebook.com/events/612058318878297/
|Saturday is all about the last Phnom Penh Underground presents HighRise until November! Since we started HighRise 6 months ago, its consistently been the best underground (albeit 7 stories up on a rooftop!) party around and we plan to go off with a bang! As usual, very best in Drum and Bass/TechHouse/Breaks so please join us! https://www.facebook.com/events/313153885499505/
|Over at Code:Red, the dynamic duo of Tim Coates and Sir Alan Ritchie will be laying down the finest in Techno and Tech House – highly reccomended as always! https://www.facebook.com/events/233998236788906
|Finally, over at Pontoon Pulse, debonair man about town Simon C Vent will be spinning the platters that matter. Simon will be sporting the latest in smart menswear and has promised to wear a monocle, so make sure you check him out! https://www.facebook.com/events/747982688557107/
|2 regular nights to mention – every Wednesday finds Sir Alan Ritchie and DJ Bree busting out some serious Reggae, Roots, Rocksteady, Ska & Dub on the Rooftop Terrace of DUSK till DAWN. Good vibes, Good company, Skanking beats!
|Every Sunday, come worship at The Chapel – “A sensoral pleasure palace of flesh, occupied by some of the most alarming exhibitionists and gender terrorists of our times”with beats provide by provided by Rob Bianchetti and Alan Ritchie.
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.
The big event that everyone’s looking forward to is WILD 2…
Following on from their excellent event in January, the event on May 3rd promises to be bigger and even better, with a stellar dj lineup. As to where its going to be, we can only guess – the only hints we have are that the recommended items to bring with you are: Towel, Swim Suit, Sun Glasses, Cash Money (NO ATM), Flip-flops, Change of clothes, bag/backpack to put all this in.
My moneys on it being on an enormous artificial pool that’s been especially constructed in the middle of the Mekong by giant robots – but I could be wrong….
The only way to find out will be on the day! Keep checking at https://www.facebook.com/events/549220381860354/
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 – A blast from the past – 20 years ago if you can believe it! – but with a vibe that we totally need to bring to the Phnom Penh club scene in 2014….the sounds of Mickey Finn at the Jungle SoundClash in 1994 – rewind my selectah!
Cover image –Java and Stitch farewell gig at Code:Red . Picture taken by me!
Cambodia Underground Club Guide 25th April 2014