Port Rashid - Queen Elizabeth 2 Dubai
United Arab Emirates
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Port Rashid - Queen Elizabeth 2 Dubai
Who are we and what is this?
This is definitely not your usual techno party.
For those of you who have been to Berlin before, we know that the music scene and the rave culture took decades to reach the level that it’s established today in Tresor, Berghain, Sysiphos, Griessmuehle. And we are united in our mission to make our contribution towards the bringing closer the culture of rave to what it represents today in Europe.
And for those of you who haven’t - this is an underground techno event with DJ’s who’s music is a bit (we will dare and say) harder than what you’re used to, but has cosmic melodically waves and it’s a definition of hi-raving. Most of these artists have never played in Dubai but playing every major festival alongside clubs in Europe and of course-Berlin.
We would like to emphasize a few things:
You are welcome as you are. No dress code policy will be enforced at the door.
But! There will be people dressed as if they are going to Kit Kat or Berghain and the dress code that you are all more than welcome to have is: anything that brings out the creative part of you, any black, leather or colorful (why not) outfit no matter how extravagant it is.
Stickers will be placed on your front and back camera at the entrance. This is the only no compromise policy. Why? Because we want the elements of music, dress code creativity and tolerance- united. And because this is the culture of what we represent. Taking off the stickers and making any sort of photo or video will have you banned from our future events. We’re sure most of you know and support this. 😉
There are few musicians who manage to explore the convergence between techno and experimental as successfully as David Letellier. Known as Kangding Ray, he has been producing for almost a decade, releasing his music exclusively on Raster-Noton and Stroboscopic Artefacts.
The aesthetic domains of these two labels epitomizes Kangding Ray’s complex sound—it’s an aesthetic that tests boundaries, evolving tirelessly in its exploration of texture, rhythm, and sound design.
Letellier’s foundations in rock and musique concrete give his music a vitality and uniqueness that has won fans the world over, from discerning avant-garde–electronica listeners, all the way to devoted clubbers.
KR has also been known for remixing artists such as Battles on Warp, Ben Frost on Mute, or Inigo Kennedy on Token.
Those who have been following Letellier since his debut album, 2006’s Stabil, will recognize not only his meticulous and constantly developing approach to sound design, but also the conceptual gravity behind his releases.
Through a string of recent EP’s and albums, culminating with the critically acclaimed “Solens Arc”, KR showed his ability to keep his artistic approach while delivering direct and powerful club-leaning tracks and darkly cinematic soundscapes. On 2015’s “Cory Arcane”, he pushed the limits of his sound even further. Relinquishing standard rhythmic structures and conventional tonal models, he delivered what is perhaps his most sophisticated release yet; a raw and visceral universe, allowing a more fluid dialogue between soul and machines.
“HYPER OPAL MANTIS” for Stroboscopic Artefacts opens a new era for Kangding Ray, where he will explore the tension between the natural and artificial, the body and mind, which are central themes in electronic music in general, and Techno in particular. The means of creation, focused around technology and interactions with machines, contrast with the emotional response to sound, the mystical ritual of collective dancing, and the ethos of liberation and tolerance embedded in the culture it has produced.
As he describes it himself in a recent interview: “I’ve been evolving since a couple of years at the outer fringes of the club culture, where it overlaps with different experimental and avant-garde genres. While I intend to continue to explore that zone as a free maverick, i also wanted to give something back to the scene, something strong, beautiful and functional at the same time, while retaining enough personality to be exciting.”
( Adapted from words by Vincent Morris )
Toubba is a DJ from Turkey, grew up in Dubai and established himself as one of the biggest names in techno music scene in the UAE.
Music director Decibel DXB
Host of SpaceWave Radio
Toubba's musical selections are his own world, where he picks dark, deep and powerful pieces put together for a memorable experience. Electronic music for him has played a strong integral part of who he is today; An individual whose not afraid to challenge the status quo by simply expressing himself in performance.
Karim Alkhayat is a techno music producer and DJ from Syria, now based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and growing talent and his tracks are taking over Beatport with every new release.
Karim has signed with a variety of well known labels such as :
Reload Records - ballroom Records - Deep Therapy Records - Plazma Records - Dense Audio - white Line Music - Modern Agenda - DTL Records and more.
Now, we welcome you to our very first event in Dubai.
Would you like to be a part of a Rave Movement take over?
Don’t be shy.
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