FIRST LOOK: New season at Blue Marlin – line-up revealed
The temperatures are slowly cooling but the city’s events calendar is getting hotter as we start to look forward to spending the rest of the year outdoors – hurrah! Beach clubbers’ favourite Blue Marlin returns in ten days on September 16 – a sure sign that cooler times are on the way – and we can exclusively reveal this month’s line-up.
Feast your eyes on this…
Friday Sept 23: Nicole Moudaber, Francesca Lombardo and Anja Schneider
Friday Sept 30: Kenny Dope, Bas Ibellini and Maher Daniel
Born in England and brought up in Austria, Cassy was exposed to many cultures while growing up. Highlights of her career include securing a residency at Panorama Bar in Berlin and playing at the likes of Tomorrowland, Space Ibiza, DC10, Hideout Festival and many others. She is described as “a strong, independent and unique individual whose feminine power and sensitive musical flow delivers diverse techno with soul, warmth, elegance and a touch of mystery.”
Hector began DJing at the age of 16 after hearing visiting European DJs play on their trips to his home city of Guadalajara in Mexico. Inspired by the sounds of Carl Craig, Moodymann, The Timewriter and Terry Lee Brown Jr., Hector realised that his future was in music. He has performed at festivals like Time Warp, Kazantip, Awakenings, BPM, Hideout and Sunwaves, and completed club sets in places like Fabric London, Space Miami and Tokyo’s womb.
Nicole Moudaber is an event promoter, record label founder, and radio host who has a ‘muscular’ take on take on techno music. The Nigeria-born artist has played in revered nightlife institutions such as Space, DC10, Output and Stereo, as well as legendary festivals such as Coachella and Glastonbury. Her popular remix of Alcatraz house classic ‘Give Me Luv’ was used by DJs of all stripes.
Italian-born Lombardo is a classically trained musician who has carved out her own path in electronic music, crisscrossing the globe as a DJ and live performer. Her sound represents her multi-disciplinary musical background and translates well on dancefloors across the world. This year she’s gearing up to unveil her debut album, which will ‘merge the world of electronic music with her classical upbringing.’
Beginning her career as a radio programmer before going on to host her own show ‘Dance Under The Blue Moon’ on Berlin’s Fritz Radio, Schneider is responsible for the city’s longest running underground dance music radio show. It was these simple beginnings that led to her record label, mobilee. Schneider has an ear for unearthing and supporting hot new talent, including the likes of Maya Jane Coles, Solomun, Shonky and H.O.S.H.
Over the last 25 years, Kenny ‘Dope’ Gonzalez, the four-time Grammy-nominated DJ and producer, has been astounding audiences across the world with his fusion of house, hip-hop, Latin, jazz, funk & soul, reggae, alternative pop and broken beats. He has released thousands of original tracks as well as hundreds of remixes.
Bas Ibellini has been a staple on the London DJ scene since the age of 14. His unreleased tracks are played at festivals around the world, and over the last few months he’s played at Wonderfruit festival in Thailand and BPM festival in Mexico.
Many who have had the opportunity to see Maher perform comment on his energy and intensity. A resident at Stereo Nightclub in Montreal, he has played alongside some of the biggest DJs in the world such as Sasha, Ricardo Villalobos, Dubfire, Richie Hawtin, Lee Foss, and Nic Fanciulli.
For more details about the new season, log onto Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE’s Facebook page at
Location: Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotel, Ghantoot
Contact: +971 56 113 3400