What’s On team up with Hype to preview Garage Nation at Level 41, Media One Hotel on Feb 13, with DJ Luck and MC Neat, and Artful Dodger.

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If you were at Warehouse Dubai back in August you’ll know that Artful Dodger had the place bouncing. And if you were at Skank in November you’ll know it was rammed for DJ Luck and MC Neat. Pop them together on the same bill, add a live performance from Kele Le Roc, and you have a line-up worthy of UK garage party purveyors Garage Nation. Oh, wait. It is a Garage Nation event!

What’s more, the Valentine’s Special on Friday marks the start of a new Garage Nation bi-monthly residency here in Dubai.

“Garage Nation reflects UK garage at its best,” said promoter Matt Tully, who reckons there are “a few thousand diehard UK garage fans in Dubai”.

Matt added that with Garage Nation’s 17-year history, there was no better brand to partner with for an “awesome showcase of UK garage artists, all under one roof, on one night”.

As well as the aforementioned, you’ll find DJ Pied Piper (Do You Really Like It), Garage Nation resident Masterstepz and Under The Moon on the line-up.

To get you in the mood, promoter Matt is dishing out a stack of free Garage Nation mix CDs in and around Dubai, which feature a Luck & Neat set recorded live in front of 4,000 punters at a London show. Pick up a free copy from Media One Hotel or call the info line below.

The night is set to be the biggest for garage music in Dubai since the legendary EZ performed alongside Jaguar Skillz at the same venue in May. EZ, a pirate radio doyen from the UK’s 90s underground scene, is likely to return later in the year.

February 13
Level 41, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, Friday, 9pm to 3am, standard tickets Dhs120. Metro: Nakheel. Tel: (055) 924 6496. platinumlist.net

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