Lost Frequencies live at Five Dubai
Since bursting into the mainstream with his catchy 2014 hit “Are You With Me”, Felix De Leat – AKA Lost Frequencies – has been forging a path to the higher echelons of the house music scene. To help celebrate New Year’s Eve in style, Lost Frequencies will bring his house music skills to FIVE Palm Jumeirah’s fantastic new rooftop venue, The Penthouse. With support from saxophonist Chris Engel and warm-up act DJ Nua, Lost Frequencies’ set will bring the evening to a fitting crescendo of dance worthy tunes. We caught up with the Belgian sensation ahead of his end-of-year gig.
You played Dubai earlier in the year, how did you find the place and the vibe?
It’s a great crowd here. I also like the hot weather, the sand and the beaches. The fans out here are always really welcoming, too, which is always great for DJs.
Describe your sound in a sentence…
A deep housey vibe.
What are your peak-time go-to tracks right now?
I’d have to say my new collaboration with Zonderling (a Dutch EDM duo) on the track “Crazy”. It’s also the first release on my new label, Found Frequencies. The crowds have been going crazy for it. I always like to mix new tracks with some edits, and then add in more classic tunes during my sets.
What would you say is your personal guilty pleasure music-wise when you’re not on DJ duty?
I don’t really have a guilty pleasure, I don’t think. But I do enjoy some 90s pop music. This is where I got the inspiration for “What Is Love 2016”. My track is obviously a cover of the classic Haddaway original. I managed to turn the original party track into a chilled-out version of my own.
If you could only listen to three tracks for the rest of time, what would they be?
I’d have to say Bob Marley’s “No Woman, No Cry”, Gala’s “Freed From Desire” and Daft Punk’s “One More Time”.
What, or who, do you think will be big on the house music scene in the next 12 months?
I’ll have to say my buddies, Zonderling and Aussie electro DJ Throttle are both doing great.
What’s next for you in 2018?
I’ll be concentrating more on what we have planned next for Found Frequencies, and a lot of touring. I’ll be heading back to South America in 2018 and then a round Europe – London, France and Germany – and I also have a super-cool run of dates across the US with Don Diablo. But before that I’m so excited to come back to Dubai for the best night of the year: New Year’s Eve!
Lost Frequencies @ The Penthouse
When: Sunday, December 31
Where: FIVE Palm Jumeirah
Contact: +9714 455 9988