5 parties in Dubai this week
Cirque Le Soir are masters at toying with us; “prepare for the dark side” they say, this night is “not for the faint hearted” they tell us. Cartel is a weekly fixture every Wednesday rolling forward – this week Scott Strutton is the brave DJ taking to the decks who along with live performers and gimmicks galore will lure us into the “decadent scandalous circus” that is Cirque. Scared? Not us.
When: Wednesday, January 18
Where: Cirque le Soir, The Fairmont Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Rd
Contact: +971 50 995 5400
They call him “The Big Cat” of house and techno and Spanish DJ/producer Coyu has definitely made his mark on the electronic music scene. He’s already reached number one on both Beatport and Resident Advisor and remixed for the likes of Fatboy Slim, Joseph Capriati, and Moby and Skylar Grey as well as playing massive venues and festivals from Spain’s Sónar, and Piknic Electronik here in Dubai to Supersonic in India and of course, Ibiza! He’s back in Dubai this weekend with a beard so bushy it may well have a surly effect on most males on the dance floor.
When: Friday, January 20
Where: Provocateur, Four Seasons Resort
Contact: +971 55 211 8222
The first for 2017, Zero Gravity’s super fun all-inclusive day party is on this Saturday from 12-6pm with pool and beach access, food stations, free flowing house beverages and poolside sounds from a DJ lineup including Anothr – the house-meets-tech house DJ duo Jesse van der Heijden and Oguzhan Guney, who at 21-years-old respectively are just old enough to be there. AED199 for ladies, AED249 for guys.
When: Saturday, January 21
Where: Zero Gravity, Sky Dive Dubai
Contact: +9714 399 0009
Plus-Minus with Robert Babicz
This is the first Plus-Minus session of 2017 and they are hosting Germany-based Polish producer and electronic musician Robert Babicz. Born with the gift of synesthesia, which enables him to “see” music, his recent EP “Stimulate” offers the ideal introduction to his textured and emotive electronic sound.
When: Friday, January 20,
Where: On42, Media One Hotel
Contact: +971 56 921 8484
Andhim and Noir
Andhim and Noir will be turning it up at Blue Marlin this Friday with sounds in their self-described “Super House” style. The set will no doubt include René “Noir” Kristensen’s huge house track 2011’s global club smash “Around” and the best thing about enjoying international DJs in the sunshine is there’s no entry charge.
When: Friday, January 20
Where: Blue Marlin, Ghantoot Al Jazira Hotel
Contact: +971 56 113 3400