What’s On has a Max Vangeli interview ahead of Sensation Dubai at Meydan on Halloween in Dubai, with AN21 and Max Vangeli, Roger Sanchez, Martin Garrix.

Creamfields Abu Dhabi
– Guetta Live@Atlantis
– F1 after-race gigs
– Sensation party
 Zero Gravity stage
– Hype’s Alternative A-Z

For its first ever outdoor shindig, Sensation is heading to Dubai – bringing with it a stellar line up of international DJs. Among the artists involved are Swedish duo AN21 and Max Vangeli, New York house legend Roger Sanchez, and 18-year-old Dutchman Martin Garrix.

Sensation has held more than 100 parties in 32 countries. More than 15,000 people are expected at Meydan Racecourse on October 31. Attendees – asked to dress in white – will experience the event’s Source Of Light show: lasers, fireworks and acrobats. Completing the line up are Russian duo Hard Rock Sofa and Sensation’s resident DJ Mr White.

Vangeli takes to the stage with AN21, younger brother of Swedish House Mafia’s Steve Angelo. The duo has taken the baton passed by their countrymen and ran with it – carrying on SHM’s tradition of show-stopping back-to-back DJ sets. Max explains how the dynamic of a DJ duo works.


What’s the best thing about DJing as a duo? DJing together is a lot of fun because we get to feed off of each other’s energy, and honestly just have fun in general. Two is always better than one, right?

What’s the worst? Well, we do have our disagreements about the music – but vary rarely. We love to party together, for sure.

What are your earliest memories of music? I grew up listening to Queen. I was literally obsessed – and still am obsessed.

What do you do when you’re not DJing? I like all types of music, outside of what I normally do. All sorts of different styles. But I prefer to be in a quiet lounge with a nice drink when I’m not working. My drink of choice is vodka, for sure.

What are your favourite memories of playing clubs in Dubai? I remember all the stories and how amazing Dubai is before even getting a chance to see it for myself. When I did, the energy was incredible, and the whole place is just magical. It’s definitely a place I’d recommend anyone to visit.

October 31
Meydan Racecourse, Dubai, 9pm, Dhs395. Tel: (050) 8558036. Taxi: Meydan Racecourse. platinumlist.net/sensationdubai