The New Wave of Cambodian Clubbing continues with another awesome weekend last week. The Cuban Brothers played a riotous set at Code Red – looked like it was going to turn into a full blown orgy at some points (pictures here, courtesy of Kampuchea Party Republic)
DJ Per played 2 mesmerising sets down at Pontoon, whilst reports from the Kep Jungle Dance voted it as “the best ever”
We also released the results of our “What do YOU want to hear in Phnom Penh clubs” poll, which showed some surprising results…
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
|The highly respected Tim Coates makes his debut at Code Red on Friday – Tim has been one of the pioneers of House and Techno in Asia for the last 15 years and knows how to rock a party…Support comes from the excellent Alan Ritchie. https://www.facebook.com/events/455404284587860|
|One of our favourite Underground DJs, JavaTech, makes her debut at Pontoon Pulse for Berlin Sound. Expect the sounds of (you guessed it) the Berlin scene – funky, minimal techno/tech house for the mind, body and soul. https://www.facebook.com/events/201046730104739|
|Meanwhile, at a yet to be disclosed and unique venue somewhere deep underground (oooh the suspense!) Electronic Union will be supplying Beats, drinks and dancing courtesy of DJs Polaak, CAB, Warren Daly and The Phatt Controller. https://www.facebook.com/events/407294079373216/|
|Finally, over at MetaHouse, Dr Wah-Wah brings you 100% vinyl sounds at Vinyl Mania. “There’s an entire generation out there who missed out on the pops and hisses of album listening“, so check out just about the only vinyl night in the whole of the Kingdom! https://www.facebook.com/events/837766276240490|
|Saturday is all about HighRise – Phnom Penh’s premier underground party on the amazing Rooftop Terrace of DUSK till DAWN. Playing the best in Drum&Bass / TechHouse / Electro / Breaks are DJ Sequence (Phnom Penh Underground), The Phatt Controller & Alan Ritchie. https://www.facebook.com/events/1423537974557728/|
|Meanwhile, over in Siem Reap, The DRUMS Festival is the first event that brings together all the underground electronic scene of Siem Reap. 10 hours of electronic music, ranging from Chill-Out to Techno, through Ragga to Drum & Bass. An event worthy of your support! https://www.facebook.com/events/224253337777242/|
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:
|A regular night that we haven’t yet mentioned – every Wednesday finds Alan Ritchie busting out some serious Reggae, Roots, Rocksteady, Ska & Dub on the Rooftop Terrace of DUSK till DAWN. Good vibes, Good company, Skanking beats! https://www.facebook.com/events/605429639535064|
|On the 8th, SLUR presents INTERNATIONAL HIPHOP CULTURE Feat DJ BREE, POLAAK & MC KAZTET D. Ragga HipHop to Grime Barz, Freestyle and Cyphers! “As we bring it to the Real HipHop Culture …Every MC, Singer, Bboys & Bgirls most welcome!”. https://www.facebook.com/events/464880333612926|
|Finally, over at MetaHouse, on the 14th, the mighty Drop Dead Disco returns! MainMan Simon C Vent has lined up a night of classic House and Garage, whilst on the big screen Zeeshan Haider’s mesmerising “Let Go” film will be making its official debut. https://www.facebook.com/events/223079994552127|
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 – Lets keep it Phnom Penh for the weekend – we have an amazing selection of mixes up on our SoundCloud site for listening and downloading – so sit back, soak up the sunshine and enjoy!
Cover image from Cuban Brothers at Code taken by Kip Radt (courtesy Nick @ Kampuchea Party Republic). This has to be our best ever cover image.