What’s On announces a new live music in Dubai series, featuring star DJs. Nasimi Sessions at Atlantis launches with Sigma and Basement Jaxx.

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One of Dubai’s most popular beach clubs is fighting back against the numerous new venues offering shoreline shindigs.

Having seen the likes of Eden Beach club open to enormous success in recent months, and with Cove and others hot on their heels, Nasimi Beach have announced a new series of special events known as Nasimi Sessions.

Kicking off on February 6, the new concert series launches with two of electronic music’s favourite duos, Sigma and Basement Jaxx.

The former, a British drum and bass group, were last in these parts in August last year, when they tore the roof off the Warehouse party at Level 41, Media City. After four years making small steps into the charts, the boys – Cameron Edwards and Joe Lenzie – hit the big time in April when Nobody To Love, a rework of Kanye West’s Bound 2, went to top spot in their homeland.

Nasimi Sessions launches at Atlantis The Palm, with Sigma

Listen to it and it’s not hard to see why. Like all of their output, it’s built on a rinsing bed of rolling drums and is laden down with summery vocals, cheery, feel-good rave pianos and has tons of sing-along, head banging potential in the mould of previously chart topping acts like Rudimental. Their next single, ‘Changing’, featuring songstress Paloma Faith also hit top spot.

Basement Jaxx, meanwhile, have history of epic sets on the beaches of the Atlantis Resort, having previously performed at Sandance alongside Jamiorquai. Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe can count on almost 20 years of experience in the industry, delivering dance anthems like ‘Where’s Your Head At’ and ‘Red Alert’.

Nasimi Sessions launches at Atlantis The Palm, with Basement Jaxx

Supporting the two headliners will be local favourites Kroft, Andy Swift and Smokingroove, all adding their names to a list of those to take to the DJ booth in front of the iconic hotel, including James Zabiela, Timo Mass, Hardwell and more.

Party-goers have also been told to expect more gig announcements through the season.

Tickets are availbel from atlantisthepalm.com or virginmegastore.me, starting from Dhs180. Ladies are free before midnight if arriving on the day.