Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 23 August 2019

This week in clubland: John Digweed, Sama, Kid Ink and more

A look at which DJs and musicians are playing this weekend across the clubs in Abu Dhabi and Dubai

Kid Ink will be performing on Mad on Yas Island. Getty 
Kid Ink will be performing on Mad on Yas Island. Getty 

A celebrated veteran DJ, a Palestinian dance music pioneer and a hip-hop star are on offer across clubs in the UAE this weekend

John Digweed

Digweed is as much a dance-music stalwart as he is an exhilarating DJ. The British spinner has been mining his craft for more than three decades, and from his decks has seen the EDM scene grow from underground basement parties into a global phenomenon. In all that time, he kept active with tasteful sets and releases, blending progressive and tech house with adventurous trance.

Thursday at Soho Garden, Meydan, Dubai. For reservations call 052 388 8849 or email reservations@sohogardendxb.com


A trailblazer in her native Palestine, Sama is recognised as the first DJ and electronic-­music producer to emerge from her homeland. She began her career mixing records in 2006 in Ramallah, before adding production to her CV four years later. Sama (full name Sama Abdulhadi) has forged a career as a solid decksmith with her punchy techno.

Thursday at Tamanya Terrace, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City, from 9pm. Tickets from Dh120 at dubai.platinumlist.net

Kid Ink

The UAE club favourite returns to the capital for what is bound to be another energetic performance. Responsible for hits Time of Your Life and Show Me, the 32-year-old has a propensity to drop consistent club bangers, aided by his initial training as a producer. The man knows what gets a crowd moving and has grown into a formidable performer.

Friday Mad on Yas Island, from 11pm. For more information, visit madonyasisland.com

Francesca Lombardo

The London-based techno and house DJ brings keen musical knowledge to her sets having studied in a conservatory in her native Italy. Creating a buzz with her underground parties in the late 90s, she went on to notch a string of residences and high-profile club sets, including London’s Fabric, Ibiza’s DC10 and US festival Burning Man.

Friday at Blue Marlin, Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotel and Resort, Ghantoot, doors open at 2pm. For reservations, contact 056 113 3400 or email reservation@bluemarlinibiza-uae.com


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Updated: January 9, 2019 07:05 PM