Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to party to the grooviest in hip-hop, funk, reggae, dancehall, and bashment vibes, brought to you by DJs Dubijad and Frezidante.
Inspired by benevolent Middle East dictators, Dubijad is the leading reggae authority in the Middle East, previously an accolade he shared with reputed Rootsman Sadam and JAHDaffi until their regimes were overthrown.
Dubijad AKA the Middle Eastern Dubtator built the region’s first ever reggae sound system in 2015, a weaponised set up so seismic it allegedly set off minor earthquakes in nearby countries.
He’s helped bring reggae and roots to the masses, dropping beats not bombs across the region. Via his signature nights Drop Dread and Sunny Vibe Up, thousands of right-minded music fans gathered at some of Dubai’s best venues to riotously skank out. And the movers and sheihkers in the region paid attention, with Time Out Dubai calling them the best alternative party in the city, with Hype Magazine following suit in 2015.
Armed with an explosive arsenal of more than 300 exclusive dubplates, he’s booked and played alongside legends of the scene including Max Romeo, Horace Andy, Trojan Soundsystem, Mungo’s Hi Fi, Rodney P, Vadim and many more. Able to turn his hand to the full spectrum of reggae, he’s as happy dropping Early Foundation Roots Reggae to Ska, Digital Dancehall and Dub.
Dubijad has taken his exclusive dubplates, including original pressings from Dawn Penn and Cutty Ranks, on his travels including stand out shows at Camden Jazz Café and renowned beach party Goa Reggae Sunsplash. With further gigs confirmed in the UK and Croatia in 2018 and 2019, Dubijad will be taking his Middle East reggae revolution into new battlegrounds.
Party rocker versatile rude boy selecta!
Frezidante is a pioneer of aerosol art (graffiti) in the region as well as a deep record digger. He is the definition of what underground stands for – low-profile, killer collection, great mixing skills and deep knowledge of music spanning multiple genres. His sets have consistently torn the roof off at Deep Crates nights and he’s always unearthing party gems that leave other DJs guessing.
Date: July 19th 2018
Time: 9 PM – 3 AM
Allowed: 21+ years
Dress Code: No