Japanese electronic music pioneer DJ Nobu spinning in Dubai this week
Analog Room returns with a new venue and a cracker of a season opening party…
Analog Room has become something of an institution in Dubai’s underground clubbing scene since its humble beginnings back in 2012. This is thanks to its no-fuss approach to nightlife and consistently bringing internationally renowned DJs and artists to the city.
When it returns from summer break on Thursday, June 21, the weekly techno-heavy night will now call the hip, ’80s-inspired Stereo Arcade nightclub in JBR its new home. And it plans to start the season off with a bang.
Headlining proceedings will be DJ Nobu, an avant-garde Japanese selector who the night’s promoter and co-founder, Mehdi Ansari, says “is really hot right now and [has] been rocking some of the best parties around the world.” He’s not wrong, either. Nobu will be hitting Dubai directly after a stint at the popular electronic music festival Sonar in Barcelona before heading off to spin at Berlin’s legendary Berghain nightclub.
DJ Nobu’s experimentally-inclined electronic music has been making waves since he started out in the ’90s, not only garnering him legions of fans around the world, but making him a favourite amongst other DJs as well.
Thanks to the new location, Analog Room is shaking up its format a little, too. Punters will be able to pick between the main Club Room – where Nobu will be manning the ones and twos – and the Boom Room which will feature local DJs Nasrawi and TODD.
Entry into the Boom Room is free, while there will be a Dhs100 fee to get into the Club Room.
Ansari says that the new dual-room format is a sneak peek at what’s to come from the weekly underground night throughout 2018, “Now that we have two rooms to play with we’ve programed the season with the best that the world and our city has to offer.”
Analog Room, Stereo Arcade, The Double Tree by Hilton, JBR, 9pm to 3am, Thurs June 21, Dhs100. Tel: (05) 0883 3172. analogroom.com