What’s On announces details of the Hype Clubhouse and Hype Village at Party In The Park, the new music festival in Dubai, at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre.
What’s On is throwing Party In The Park to celebrate its 35th anniversary, and we’ve enlisted the help of some friends. Our good pals at Hype are sprinkling an added edge of cool on the event with Dubai’s coolest clubs, DJs and urban culture junkies coming together for the first showcase of its kind. Cue epic fun at the Hype Clubhouse and Hype Village…
Over to you, guys…
After rubbing our hands in glee, we’ve put together the Hype Clubhouse and Hype Village, bringing all the good stuff you’ll find in your favourite mag to life for a brilliant ten-hour bash.
We firmly believe that Dubai’s underground club scene is worth shouting about and ten of the city’s coolest clubs have jumped on board to represent at the Hype Clubhouse in an amazing show of unity never before seen in Dubai.
If a little bit of what you fancy does you good, then you’re in for a mighty fine time, with house, tech-house, funk, soul, reggae, hip-hop, garage, UK bass, techno, drum ‘n’ bass and more all on the musical menu to get you movin’ and groovin’. Expect back-to-back sets, some old school turntablist skills (yay!); and a b-boy battle that’ll make your jaw drop.
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The promoters and DJs are as excited as we are for this clubbing showcase. “Weekends in Dubai are now an explosion of cool events,” says Superheroes promoter Sean Rutherford. “The Hype Clubhouse will capture the spirit of the scene fantastically.” Bassworx’ Tim Woodstock claims: “It’s a fantastic opportunity to get together with Dubai’s top DJs and be part of the first mixed-genre underground event.” “It’s all about spreading the music we love and showing that promoters can work together,” reasons GlobalFunk’s Ben McDonald. “Dubai and the UAE needs exposure to different genres of dance music and where better to showcase it?”
Deep Crates’ Lobito Brigante agrees it’s an ideal opportunity to “support the proliferation of underground culture”, while Analog Room promoter Mehdi Ansari is relishing the chance to “gather with fellow promoters and make contact with more music lovers”.
With our ‘perfect ten’ on board, it’s gonna be one helluva party. From kick-off to kick-out, the Hype Clubhouse will be rockin’.
AND WHAT ABOUT THE VILLAGE?
Think there’s a lot going on at the Hype Clubhouse? Well, we haven’t even mentioned the Hype Village yet! Think skate ramp, graffiti wall, incredible street workout displays from the amazing Against GraviTi guys, cool clobber for sale, fun festival makeovers and a pop-up market boasting the city’s best artists and artisans.
Friday November 14
Hype Clubhouse at Party In The Park, Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai. 2pm to midnight. Dhs295 early bird, Dhs350. Metro: Nakheel. partyinthepark.ae
SO WHO’S ON BOARD?
Location: The Dek On 8, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City.
Music policy: Adventures through house, garage and bass music.
Biggest moment? A boxing ring full of breakdancers, inflatables, masked warriors, MCs and bass-heavy capers from UK festival faves, The Dance-Off Crew. Pure vibes.
Describe your clubbers: Bonkers.
Who will represent at Hype Clubhouse? Under The Moon and Kasparov.
What will they bring to the party? A bass-heavy set of dancefloor bangers delivered with a pinch of skullduggery! We really enjoy DJing and have total love for the scene.
Deep Crates Cartel
Location: Dusk Terrace at the Radisson Blu Hotel, in Dubai Media City.
Music policy: Funk, breaks, soul, reggae, afrobeat, Latin, bass, classic hip-hop, drum ‘n’ bass, beats, rhymes and basslines.
Biggest moment? We’ve thrown some epic parties including the first Do-Over in the region, which Jazzy Jeff called “the best party on the planet”. However, our biggest moments have been when the residents just blew the roof off!
Describe your clubbers: Open-minded cool party people who wouldn’t be seen dead at Dubai’s endless VVIP venues.
Who will represent at Hype Clubhouse? Lobito Brigante, aka Break DJ Lobito, and Frezidante, aka Frez.
What will they bring to the party? Records, skills and good times.
Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
Location: Al Jazira Island Hotel, Ghantoot.
Music policy: Deep house, house, underground.
Biggest moment? Our second anniversary with Richy Ahmed and The Martinez Brothers.
Describe your clubbers: Music lovers.
Who will represent at Hype Clubhouse? Jixo & Danz.
What will they bring to the party? A taste of Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE.
Audio Tonic Sunset Sessions
Location: 360º at Jumeirah Beach Hotel.
Music policy: Quality house music.
Biggest moment: Our ninth birthday with Lee Curtiss in May was very special.
Describe your clubbers: Appreciative, loyal and sound.
Who will represent at Hype Clubhouse? That will be Mr Mr and Raxon.
What will they bring to the party? Beards (him) and basslines (me). With a great back-to-back synergy, we’ll bring the heat.
Location: Casa Latina, Ibis Al Barsha.
Music policy: Jungle, drum ‘n’ bass, UK garage and dubstep.
Biggest moment? Our joint night with GlobalFunk featuring dBridge and SPMC.
Describe your clubbers: Down to earth good people who know how to party.
Who will represent at Hype Clubhouse? It’ll be me, Woodle, with MC JD Odyssey.
What will they bring to the party? Vibes, bass and good times all round!
Location: Boutique 7 Hotel, Tecom.
Music policy: Underground electronic music.
Biggest moment? Being asked to be part of the Hype Clubhouse.
Describe your clubbers: Free spirited, open-minded electronic/house music lovers.
Who will represent at Hype Clubhouse? The lovely Miss P.M. and Somalie.
What will they bring to the party? Quality music without limits.
Location: All over the place.
Music policy: Drum ‘n’ bass.
Biggest moment: Maintaining the record for the longest-running nightlife brand in the Middle East, we’re now into our 12th year.
Describe your clubbers: Cool cats, fly girls and real music lovers.
Who will represent at Hype Clubhouse? Myself, MACH4.
What will they bring to the party? Fresh music ready to be broken to the Dubai party people and some other secret weapons to take Woodle from Bassworx down!
Location: The Q Underground, Holiday Inn, Al Barsha (Thursdays) and Story Rooftop Lounge, Knowledge Village (Saturdays).
Music policy: Quality underground electronic music.
Biggest moment? Having Analog Room represent Dubai’s underground electronic music industry with our dedicated page on Red Bull Music Academy’s website, next to the big names like Fabric, Robert Johnson, Plan B and Boiler Room; launching our booking agency; and seeing Dubai’s underground scene taking shape with more musically educated people.
Describe your clubbers: Lovely music lovers who come for the music, to party and dance.
Who will represent at Hype Clubhouse? Machine Machine, aka Mehdi Ansari and Salar Ansari.
What will they bring to the party? Analog Room vibes.
Location: Zero Gravity, Sky Dive Dubai.
Music policy: House music.
Biggest moment? Playing host to internationals such as Crazy P, Doorly, Danny Howard and D.Ramirez to name a few, with many more in the pipeline for the rest of the year.
Describe your clubbers: They are musical connoisseurs who love to party in a beautiful setting.
Who will represent at Hype Clubhouse? Smokingroove and Arcade 82.
What will they bring to the party? A wealth of experience and great grooves.
Location: Level 41 at Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City.
Music policy: Deep house, tech-house and techno.
Biggest moment? Our season opening with &ME and Karmon blew the roof off the place.
Describe your clubbers: Down to earth, naturally beautiful, all individual and characters. They know their music.
Who will represent at the Hype Clubhouse? Haidz & Gabriel Floriani
What will they bring to the party? They will make you dance.