Vintage and modern hip-hop and tasteful house music are on offer this weekend
Clubland: Diddy, Stacey Pullen and The Game in the UAE
Diddy at Gotha Dubai
Rapper and hip-hop mogul Diddy, formerly Puff Daddy, will grace UAE shows by appearing at the opening night of Gotha Dubai. Diddy will take the stage late into the night as he performs a medley of hits from his near three-decade career, including Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down and Finna Get Loose.
Thursday, Gotha Dubai, Radisson Blu Dubai Waterfront, Business Bay. From 11pm. For details go to Gothaclubdubai.com
Paradise at Blue Marlin Ibiza
A bumper list of DJs will perform at the outdoor club, with two stages pushing out sounds ranging from tropical to tech-house. There are 15 acts announced, but make sure to check out the sets from Detroit’s techno veteran Stacey Pullen and the synth-pop Canadian spinner Tiga. Other acts are the Dubai-based Swiss DJ Frederick Stone, and the UK’s Richy Ahmed, whose work focuses on electro and deep house.
Friday, Blue Marlin Ibiza, Ghantoot. From 1pm. For details go to www.bluemarlinibiza-uae.com.
The Game at Mad on Yas Island and White Dubai
Los Angeles rapper The Game returns for a mini UAE club tour, with a performance at Mad on Yas Island on Thursday night followed by another set at White Dubai on Saturday. With the 38-year-old, known for the hits How We Do and Hate it or Love It, speaking recently of retiring from live performances, this could be the last chance to see him in our clubs.