Cambodia Underground Club Guide 6th March 2014

Phnom Penh Underground

Cambodia Underground Club Guide 6th March 2014

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Wow! What an amazing weekends clubbing that was…

Friday was an absolute killer – Electronic Union from Plan C Projects smashed it,  The Rooftop at Dusk till Dawn was buzzing with DJ Achaya, Tim Coates blew up Code, Java&Stitch were totally rocking at Pontoon Pulse and Vinyl Mania at MetaHouse was a blast as well!

The madness continued on Saturday with one of our of best ever HighRise parties at the Rooftop – DJ Sequence, The Phatt Controller & Alan Ritchie rocked the underground flavours until 4am (pictures here).

Phnom Penh is on fire and its all down to the quality promoters, DJs and, most importantly, clubbers.

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


seq gui On Friday, DJ Sequence makes his Pontoon Pulse debut. 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. If you want free entry just say the code word at the doorI Love Pulse“!
soin gui NYC HipHop Maestro DJ SpinBad will be bringing his cut-up style to Code, ably assisted by one of the UK’s top HipHop DJs Sarah Love. If you come early enough, you’ll also be able to catch a performance by Khmer collective Tiny Toones entitled “Rise from the Ashes“.
psy gui Meanwhile, over at the MetaHouse, its a Psychedelic Trance Night with DJ 3-Beard from Goa. Expect Trance dancing to mind expanding dance music on hallucinogens”. We don’t have a lot of Trance in Phnom Penh at the moment, so, if its your thang, now is your chance!
nude gui Finally, over at the RiverHouse Lounge, Tim Coates will be bringing his Nudism night on a monthly basis. Expect the pulsating gritty bass of deep house infused with a raw edgy Gangsta vibe…


niza gui Kicking off Saturday, you’ve got the excellent Niza Minx at Pontoon Pulse. We actually just had a listen to her latest mix and it was excellent – subtle, grooving TechHouse – a lot more than just a pretty face!
mapro gui Over at Code, its all about Berlin style Deep House as DJ Mapro (Berlin) blesses the decks with support from 2 of our favourite DJs (and people!) – Alan Ritchie and, making her code debut DJ Donabelle.
beach gui At the MetaHouse, it’s the monthy Meta Beach Party. Warming up for the excellent Full Moon Party at Koh Rong Saloem next week on the 16th will be Funk Elastiks and DJ FLO aka Flo Trallala – highly recommended!
hiphogui Finally, at the Slur Bar, get ready for some International HipHop Culture, courtesy of DJ Bree & Polaak  who will take you to the underground sides of HipHop, alongside MC Kaztet D. Nice!



roof 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!
boom gui On Thursday at Intime, DJ Wez_T will be supplying some smooth house flavours alongside special guests on the beautiful Terrace. This week its a BacktoBack special with DJ Flo – awesome!



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:

drop gui At MetaHouse, on the 14th, Drop Dead Disco returns! MainMan Simon C Vent has lined up a night of classic House and Garage including DJ Sequence, whilst on the big screen Zeeshan Haider’s mesmerising “Let Go” film will be making its official debut.
wat gui On the 15th, The Wat A Gwaan collective return to Slur Bar for a night of classic Jamaican Oldies. Described as “100% Old school ska & roots reggae music, early 60′s to the late 70′s“, it’s going to be a big night for all you Reggae Headz!
beats gui Finally, 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!

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 – An exclusive for you all – Phnom Penh’s DnB wizard, DJ Sequence goes all TechHouse – still plenty of bass tho!

Cover image – DJ Sequence and Phatt Controller at HighRise. Picture taken by Jess Barr

Cambodia Underground Club Guide 6th March 2014