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Hang on to the seat of your pants party people, riotous rebels The Dance Off Soundsystem blow the whistle on Superheroes’ new season with fat wobbly beats, silly dance ‘battles’ and daft dancefloor games. It’ll be carnage on a stick. Ding, ding, seconds out…

The Dance Off Soundsystem was born in 2007 at The Secret Garden party in Cambridgeshire in the UK. Fed up with DJs who take themselves too seriously, the lads decided to bring the music and the crowds closer together, with volunteers facing off against each other in a boxing ring.

The lynchpins of the crew hail from Bristol in good ol’ Blighty.

Four DJs – KB, Airyad, Cowtipper, Pythagosaurus – and MC Gobblejob will be representing the crew at Superheroes. Expect massive wobbly beats, disco, funk and guilty pop pleasures.

The Dance Off Soundsystem mob is a bit of a star turn at festivals all over the UK, including Secret Garden Party, Boomtown, Lovebox, and Love Saves The Day. Their Superheroes gig will be their first trip out to Dubai.

The fun nearly came to an end in 2011 when one of the core members, DJ Stashwell, passed away. DJ Pythagosaurus – his brother and DOSS manager – said: “After some deep soul searching we determined the only thing to do was to keep his spirit alive and continue in his honour. He was the musical force behind the Dance Off and while filling his shoes would be an impossible task, I took ownership of his record collection and learned to mix.”

Their mission statement is to deliver DJ sets infused with dance battles, games, crowd interaction and great music.

Pythagosaurus said: “We can’t wait to see what the Dubai party scene has to offer and take the Dance Off Soundsystem international, so get your fancy dress, inflatables and dancing shoes ready, it’s going to be an adventure!”

Superheroes, Dek On 8, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City. Free. Thursday, September 25, 6pm to 3am. Metro: Nakheel. facebook.com/SuperheroesDubai

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