We’ve been up and down Cambodia for the last couple of weeks – from the amazing Full Moon Party on Koh Rong Saloem (pix and video here) – to some proper relaxation in the jungles of Koh Kong, so apologies for the lack of event guides….
but we’re back, bigger, better and stronger than ever!
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 your weekend a day early with a superb line-up at Pontoon Pulse. Berlin Beats brings International Techno superstar Marvin Hey, ably supported by the awesome Java&Stitch (Live) in one of their ever last shows as well as Jack Malipan (No Problem Disco). https://www.facebook.com/events/623865521040058
|On Friday, DJ Sequence makes his Pontoon Pulse return. In a change from his normal DnB style, he’ll be dropping the best of the underground London House scene – expect deep, bassy house from the likes of Kry Wolf & ShadowChild and the style that smashed it at this month’s Full Moon Party. https://www.facebook.com/events/682618858463148/
|Over at Code, it’s a Red Alert party as local favourites Bree, Stoke & B-Boy Peanut will be playing the very best in hip-hop, funk, soul, dancehall & Trap. Make sure you dress in Red! https://www.facebook.com/events/547451565352655
|Meanwhile, over at the MetaHouse, its all about the vinyl at Vinyl Mania, with Dr. Wah Wah and NicoMatic
spinning funky House and Dance. As they say – “There’s an entire generation out there who missed out on the pops and hisses of album listening” – so make sure you check it out! https://www.facebook.com/events/276794169154349
|Saturday is all about Phnom Penh Underground presents HighRise. Playing the best in Drum&Bass/TechHouse/Breaks are 4 of Phnom Penh’s best underground DJs – DJ Sequence ( Phnom Penh Underground) alongside MC Kaztet D (WAT A GWAAN), Simon C Vent Drop Dead Disco), Phatt Controller &, making his HighRise debut, DJ Space Chase. https://www.facebook.com/events/727518010622457/
|Over at Code, newly announced Resident DJ Tim Coates, alongside Sir Alan Ritchie, will be spinning the full spectrum of House and Techno at one of the city’s best nights. 2 quality DJs – one to check out! https://www.facebook.com/events/225133004355889
|One of Asia’s top DJs, RaySoo will be paying a visit to Pontoon Pulse on Saturday. Expect an impressive range of electronic dance music genres – swerving from minimal to maximal disco, house and techno via the freshest style-defining sounds. https://www.facebook.com/events/632897066764735
|Finally at the MetaHouse, it’s the return of the Tech-Penh posse. DJs Tonle Dub and Mercy will infuse your energies with Deep Dark Techno, Mad Acid Tracks, Minimal Industrial Sound and Rhythmic Tech House all night long alongside guest DJ KNSTK. https://www.facebook.com/events/276836589147449
|2 regular nights to mention – every Wednesday finds Sir 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/468591593241936/
|Every Thursday, its Shameless at Pontoon, providing an avant-garde mix of Cabaret, drag and contemporary urban dance, in the spirit of pre Nazi 1930s Berlin. Music-wise, it’s strictly the very best of Vocal Tech-House from selectors Rob Bianche & Shaman.
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 4th of April, over at MetaHouse, on the 4th of April, Beats against Corruption brings you Cambodia’s first anti-corruption club night! With Phnom Penh-based Khmer and non-Khmer live performers and DJs, this promises to be a very special night! https://www.facebook.com/events/694814127224328
|Also on the 4th, expect to be Knee deep in Jamacian sounds at the RaggaMuffin Night with Vibratone (live) alongside a wealth of Mcs and Selectors – a big night for all you Reggae Headz! https://www.facebook.com/events/1457389567826572
|Finally, news is reaching us of a big one-off night at Code, with some of the best sounds from 3 of the top underground DJs resident in the city – Sequence, danbeck (Kimchi Collective) and Simon C Vent. Stay tuned for more details!
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 – Sounds and Vison from this month’s mind-blowing Full Moon Party at Koh Rong Saloem with DJs Mapro, Sequence and FunkElastiks – what a night!
Cover image – Crazy crowd at this month’s Full Moon Party at Koh Rong Saloem . Picture taken by Jess Barr