Droppin the best Funk – Soul – Breaks & Hip Hop Beats in the City – 40 Thieves Sound System. DJ Illest – Alan Ritchie – DJ Bree – Dr Wah Wah
Long established as a risk taking leader and firm favorite for party lovers in Phnom Penh. Pontoon Pulse has resourcefully pioneered the way in Cambodia with introducing Internationally renowned World Class live acts and DJs to an eager Khmer audience who come to experience sights and sounds hitherto unheard and unseen in Cambodia. Each night has its own theme and musical identity with the additional attraction of big name international guest DJs flown in regularly.
An active member of the French Hip Hop Scene for many years, DJ ILLEST is a member of the CP5 Crew, a graffiti crew established in 1988 in Paris.
DJ ILLEST is affiliated with the CP5 DJ crew which includes: DJ DSK (UK), DJ JACKSON, DJ EMIR (France), DJ SOLO; DJ OFAY; DJ TECH 12(Bangkok).
Now home based in Phnom Penh, he travels regularly to Thailand to perform for famous clubs such as the BED SUPPER CLUB or QBAR-Bangkok as well as WHITE BOX & STEREO LAB of Phuket as a special guest International DeeJay.
Part of his South-East Asia spots is also the famous HARD ROCK CAFÉ of Saigon-Vietnam.
Although based in Cambodia now, DJ ILLEST receives rising numbers of invitations to perform in France & Belgium.
From Corporate Events, Radio & TV shows to MTV gigs, DJ ILLEST has established himself as a popular HIP HOP DJ in South-East Asia. His DJ sets offer entertainment beyond HIP HOP: ranging from Soul-Funk Electro-Mash ups to RnB Vibes and Dancehall Rhythm, DJ ILLEST has conquered dance floors around the globe.
DJ Alan Ritchie
Has been buying vinyl since the late 80’s and been a regular DJ on the London club circuit since the early 90’s spinning at top clubs like The End,Gardening Club, Heaven and many more along with illegal warehouse parties and raves all over the UK. He was also a regular DJ on the club scene in Denmark in the 90’s and has been spinning in South East Asia for the last 8 years and a weekly resident at numerous clubs & bars in Phnom Penh.
He started out with underground Hip Hop from the U.S. as well as his native Scotland and the rest of the U.K. but as he got older his tastes started to branch out into various types of music, including; Electro, House, Techno as well as more homegrown sounds like garage and grime, while also still keeping up with Hip Hop from around the globe.
Ventured to the Cambodian kingdom of wonder in search of sun and a different crowd! Since arriving here in December 2011, he has played at several different parties including a couple for various bars in Phnom Penh as well as The Eighty8 Guesthouse, Black Star Tattoo Studio (Grand Opening Party, with local legend D.J. Illest), Fruity (with Dan Beck, CynCity and B Boy Peanut), Doors while also playing at the Cambodian Comedy Club which takes place at Pontoon as well as the Pontoon Bistro and Pontoon Nightclub respectively.
Dr Wah Wah
One of the most established and respected Dj’s on the Phnom Penh party circuit.
Known for his in-depth musical knowledge and versatile DJ sets Dr Wah Wah can be found spinning at many a venue in Phnom Penh and around Cambodia. Holding down residencies at a number of venue’s in the capital including the infamous “Vinylmania” monthly at Meta House which as the name suggests is a all Vinyl session where anything goes.
40 Thieves Sound System is a collective of DJ’s based in Phnom Penh that is dedicated and passionate about good music good street art and good positive attitude in the Cambodian music scene.
Closely linked to Jason McMillan’s urban street fashion label 40 Thieves , Cartelife & Rollin 40’s, The Sound System will focus on the music, mainly Funk, Soul, Reggae & Hip Hop which we feel needs a lot more representation in this country so we are hosting special parties and events at choice quality interesting venues in the capital Phnom Penh and around SE Asia.
The collective mainly consists of Dj’s Alan Ritchie & Dj Bree but we aim to always involve like minded music lovers that have a talent for dropping good quality non mainstream music and having special guests to play at our events on a regular basis. We are currently working with Dr Wah Wah, Kimchi Collective & Lady Bluesabelle, Dj Mr Tenisons who are all established artists and music lovers that are pushing the music scene in Cambodia in a good positive direction. Please get in contact if you are interested in getting involved in our events be it music or graffiti.
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