Old school soca, new dance tunes and classy techno are on offer this weekend.
Clubland: Kevin Lyttle, Mangal Suvarnan and Blue Marlin
A big hit can go a long way. Such is the case of Vincentian soca artist Kevin Lyttle who has been gaining regular gigs on the back his 2004 smash hit single Turn Me On. That said, dig a little deeper into his catalogue and you will find some decent sun-kissed material such his 2014 Shaggy collaboration Feel So Good and his 2015 hook-up with Mya, Bum Bum. Friday, XL Dubai, Habtoor Grand Hotel, Dubai. Tickets are Dh100. Doors open at 10pm.
New music will by dropped by Mangal Suvarnan at a special gig. The UAE-based producer and DJ will showcase material from his Wings of Destiny EP, released by the acclaimed Dutch label Armada Music. This collection of high-energy club bangers blends elements of techno with trance. Thursday, doors open at 10 pm. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, free entry. For details call 04 427 1000.
Butch and Lee Curtiss
Blue Marlin continues to bring the cool names to its weekly Friday parties. If you are techno-head, then you know that Butch is top pedigree. The German adds an organic flavour to his sound that allows his tracks to become evocative and even emotional. He will be joined by Detroit's Lee Curtiss. Hailed as the “master of the sensual synth”, Curtis’s stylings reveal him to be a clever pop-songwriter who is able to mix various styles into his work. Blue Marlin, Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotel and Resort. Friday, doors open at 2pm. For reservations, contact 056 113 3400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org