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LIL PUMP LINED UP FOR DUBAI DEBUT AT BASE NIGHTCLUB

Design District’s (D3) nightlife hotspot, Base Dubai is about to go, ‘Gucci Gang’ hosting Miami-bred mumble rapper Lil Pump.

Lil Pump making his regional debut at Base Dubai

Yesterday, Base Dubai dropped a teaser of Lil Pump lined up for a gig at the nightclub, but the date has not yet been revealed. We reckon it’s going to be a massive event, with the rapper set to perform in the region for the first time.

Lil Pump has been at the forefront of mumble rap this generation, releasing hits like “I Love It,” “Be Like Me,” “Butterfly Doors” and the 2017 chart smasher, “Gucci Gang,” peaking at number three on Billboard Hot 100 and on the verge of joining the ‘billion view club’ on YouTube.

Base Dubai bringing Nicky Jam for Dubai debut this weekend

Meanwhile, Base recently announced reggaeton superstar Nicky Jam performing in Dubai for the first time at Base. The 38-year-old is a pioneer behind urban Latin music, dropping chart-busting hits like “Ozuna Te Robaré,” “El Favor,” “Cuaderno” and the 2018 club anthem, “X”.

More high profile artists and DJs set to perform at Base Dubai

With the party season in full throttle, Base Dubai is bringing a stellar line-up of international artists and DJs. They recently played host to rapper Rick Ross, one of South Africa’s finest DJs, Black Coffee, “Panda” hitmaker Desiigner, Senegal’s rap superstar Akon and Luciano, and they’re bringing big names like Roger Sanchez in the coming weeks.

 

Source : https://www.dubailad.com/lil-pump-lined-up-for-dubai-debut-at-base-nightclub/

Nicky Jam and Roger Sanchez to perform in Dubai this weekend

Base Dubai is hosting two revered names of the Reggaeton and house music scene this weekend.

Friday, October 25, will see Puerto Rican singer and producer Nicky Jam making his debut UAE performance.

Over his 25 year career - he recorded his debut album as a mere 14-year-old - Jam played a major role in taking the nascent reggaeton genre from its underground roots to the global power house it is today.

Expect a smattering of hits to be performed in Dubai, including TravesurasEl Amante and Hasta el Amanecer. Released in 2015, the catchy latter track has amassed over one billion streams on YouTube.

Kicking off the weekend on Thursday, October 24 is Roger Sanchez. The US DJ is no stranger to the UAE, having performed in various clubs and festivals for nearly a decade.

The four-time DJ Awards' Best House DJ winner will showcase his high-energy sound that includes remixes for superstars Madonna, Daft Punk and The Police. Sanchez is also known for his singles including 2003 hit Another Chance.

Sanchez’s performance is part of Base Dubai’s recently launched house music nights, running each Thursday. The series began on October 3 with Chilean Swiss DJ Luciano on the decks.

Doors open at 11pm. To reserve call 055 313 4999. Base, Dubai Design District. More information is available on www.basedubai.com

 

Source : https://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/music/nicky-jam-and-roger-sanchez-to-perform-in-dubai-this-weekend-1.926518

Dubai nightclub Base set for third season

Following pop-ups in Mykonos and at the Monaco Grand Prix, Base is set to return for its third year in Dubai.

Relaunching for the season with an opening weekend on September 19 and 20, Base has a new set design and artwork by artist and GQ Russia Man of the Year nominee Pokras Lampas has added to the Base aesthetic

Source : https://www.caterermiddleeast.com/outlets/bars/81632-dubai-nightclub-base-set-for-third-season

BASE announces rapper Tyga among birthday weekend parties

The superclub turns two this weekend, and you’re invited

It feels like just yesterday that d3 superclub BASE was being talked about as a new club to look out for, before its April 2017 opening.

But how time has flown. Now here we are, two years later celebrating its second birthday – and we’re sure it won’t suffer from a case of the terrible twos.

Since opening, the club has played host to some of the biggest names in the business, including 50 CentDavid Guetta, Axwell from Swedish House Mafia, Rita Ora, Jennifer Lopez and more. Now, as the club approaches its second birthday, the stars are back in town for a big set of nights building up to the close of the winter season.

Top of the bill hitting the club on Friday (April 26) is international rap star Tyga, back for his third appearance at the club. It’s free for the first 100 ladies to enter on the night, and Dhs100 thereafter – for gents its Dhs150 entry all night.

The night before, American rap star Sheck Was, the man behind 2017’s viral hit Mo Bamba, is hitting the stage for his Dubai debut on Thursday April 25. Entry is free for ladies and Dhs150 for gents all night.

Then on Saturday it’s the return of the Candypants Crazy Land party night, where it’s free entry all night, a ladies’ night deal on drinks and a free drink on arrival if you’re wearing fancy dress.

It’s going to be a big weekend, don’t miss it.
Prices vary. Apr 25-27. d3, Ras Al Khor Road (055 313 4999).

Source : https://www.timeoutdubai.com/bars-nightlife/402960-base-announces-rapper-tyga-among-birthday-weekend-parties

50 Cent is coming to Dubai this month

He will headline superclub BASE Dubai on Friday January 18

Get ready to party, because 50 Cent (aka Curtis Jackson) is coming to BASE Dubai this month and it's going to be a huge night.

The rap megastar, who is best known for hits including In Da Club and Candy Shop, will headline the superclub on Friday January 18 – his second time playing the venue.

He was previously part of the opening line-up at the d3 nightlife hotspot back in April 2017.

Doors open at 10pm and the club will be open until 4am, so you'd best get down there early to grab a good spot.

Having been spotted by Dr. Dre and Eminem in the early 2000s, 50 Cent’s 2003 debut album Get Rich or Die Tryin’ sold more than ten million copies worldwide, and featured massive hit In da Club, which projected him to global superstardom.

Since launching back in 2017, BASE has seen huge acts such as Afrojack and Rick Ross, and won Club of the Year at Time Out Dubai’s Music & Nightlife Awards 2018.

We'll see you In Da Club.
Fri Jan 18, 10pm-4am, BASE Dubai, d3, Ras Al Khor Road, basedubai.com (055 213 4999).

Source : https://www.timeoutdubai.com/bars-nightlife/394083-50-cent-is-coming-to-dubai-this-month

David Guetta coming to Dubai – and ladies get free drinks

He's playing at BASE Dubai on Thursday October 25

Megastar DJ David Guetta is heading to Dubai – and it's going to be an absolutely epic night.

He's playing at BASE Dubai in the Design District on Thursday October 25 following the outdoor superclub's recent re-opening for the winter season.

Prices are yet to be confirmed, but we do know that ladies will be getting complimentary drinks until midnight for the massive gig.

The legendary French house producer behind a huge catalogue of dance smashes including Titanium, When Love Takes Over and Memories.

Guetta has collaborated with Rihanna, Emeli Sande, Nicki Minaj, Afrojack, Flo Rida, Fergie, LMFAO, Akon, Usher, SIA and Kelly Rowland, to name but a few. We could go on, but it might take a while.

He's also picked up two Grammy Awards as well as numerous other accolades such as World's Best DJ and the NRJ Music Award of Honour.

It's not the first time Guetta has appeared in the UAE. He took to the stage at Atlantis The Palm, in December 2014 and has performed to sell-out crowds across the UAE before.

BASE Dubai, Time Out Dubai’s Club of the Year 2018, swung open its doors late last month with a launch of its new weekly event LYFE.

Kicking off every Thursday at 11.30pm until the early hours of the morning, night owls can expect a jam-packed event featuring live entertainment, lightshows and lively performances.

Tagged as an “elemental extravangaza” the event is based around the four elements of earth, air, water and fire.

We'll be bringing you all the latest information on entry prices for David Guetta as soon as we have it.
Prices TBC, complimentary drinks for ladies until midnight. Thu Oct 25. 10pm-4am. d3 (055 313 4999).

Source : https://www.timeoutdubai.com/bars-nightlife/385715-david-guetta-is-coming-to-dubai-and-ladies-will-get-free-drinks

Best Club in Dubai 2018

The best of the city has been revealed at the Time Out Dubai Music & Nightlife Awards 2018 Time Out Dubai Staff

WINNER
BASE

Superstar performers, epic surroundings and packed every night. Enough said

Upon our first visit to BASE in d3 (Dubai Design District), we could see potential.

Upon our second visit to BASE, we could see a popular nightspot that was drawing in massive crowds. Now, a couple of seasons completed since its 2017 opening, BASE is the top nightclub destination in Dubai.

The main reason for that comes down to its ludicrous ambition. When it first elbowed its way onto the scene, BASE brought with it names like 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes and Axwell (from Swedish House Mafia), and continued to bring in top billing artists throughout the winter months too, with 2018 beginning with Jason Derulo and Rita Ora coming to town.

This star pulling-power, coupled with a wildly ambitious venue construct, a monstrous lighting, visuals and audio rig that lurks imperiously over the club, and a devoted and growing fan base of regulars, has put BASE beyond its competitors – purely for the fact that it has just not hung around since opening in April 2017.

Its bar prices are reasonable, entry, on most nights, is free (barring the odd exception), and this amphitheatrical arena is open until 4am.

New nights are constantly being added to the calendar, as to make sure that BASE doesn’t lose its appeal, that new features and concepts keep bringing people back for the odd night when it doesn’t have a superstar name in town.

So if you’re at that point in your night where you know it’s going to be a big one, we can’t think of any better places to go than this right now
Open Thu-Sat 10pm-4am. d3, Ras Al Khor Road (055 313 4999).

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Cavalli Club

A seven-nights-a-week party hotspot that never gets old

As you make your way through the entrance of the super-premium, celebrity laden nightlife hotspot that is Cavalli Club, you feel like you’re entering somewhere with an air of exclusivity.

That’s probably because, as the nightclub franchise from Italian luxury designer Roberto Cavalli, you are. As the only major nightclub in Dubai that’s open seven days a week, you’ll never be short of an option for a good night out if you’re landed in the middle of Dubai on a Monday, desperate to hit the tiles.

Likewise, at the weekend, when this place gets slammed as residents across the city blow off some steam following a marathon nine-to-five (and beyond) effort.

Here, you’ll find top international DJs, you’ll find throwback nights full of ’80s and ’90s pop nostalgia, you’ll find midnight brunches, you’ll find unlimited ladies’ nights, and so much more.

Once you make your way up the fur-lined corridor, through the doors and into this multi-levelled nightclub with aerial dancers hanging from the ceiling – hours have passed before you realise it, and it’s time that you’ve spent very, very well.
Open daily 8.30pm-3am. Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 9260).

HIGHLY COMMENDED
White Dubai

An outdoor supervenue that’s still a top night out

Amid the unrelenting pace of development at Meydan – what with the arrival of Soho Garden and all – WHITE Dubai remains a pillar of nightlife in Dubai.

Perched atop the Meydan Racecourse Grandstand, WHITE Dubai underwent something of a transformation over the winter, and continues to transform every night of the weekend. That’s because, from Thursday to Saturday, the venue changes its layout every night.

So too, does it bring top international talent. UK rap and hip hop star Tinie Tempah runs the Disturbing Dubai night every Friday, and will swing by from time to time to perform a free live gig in the wee hours. Stars from the rap world will fly in for the weekend, and often round off their trip with a performance at URBN on a Saturday night.

Three thousand partygoers can cram into this sizeable Meydan rooftop club, and you’ll frequently find WHITE bursting at the seams, with many of Dubai’s partgoing elite choosing clubs like this to spend an evening. You’ll also bump into the odd celeb vacationing in the city, so get ready to go into selfie mode when the moment comes.

If you’re sizing up your next massive night out – this is among the city’s biggest.
Open Thu-Sat 11pm-4am. Meydan Grandstand, Nad Al Sheba (050 443 0933).

SHORTLISTED
360°
Iconic nightspot located at the end of a jetty with stunning views of the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Hope on a golf cart out to sea, and enjoy some eponymous in-the-round views of Dubai.
Sun-Sat 5pm-2am. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).

BOA
Big party nights, a sprawling terrace and great views out from the 32nd floor of this Al Habtoor City club. Host to some of the swankiest and pumping parties you’re going to find around town.
Open daily 8pm-3am. W Dubai, Al Habtoor City (056 501 2039)

Billionaire Mansion
This multi-venue, award-winning bar has a great vibe to match its lush interior, karaoke rooms, Japanese Sumosan, Italian restaurant and the outdoor bar and terrace.
Open Tue-Sun 7pm-3am. Taj Dubai, Business Bay (04 510 3100).

Cirque Le Soir
Offers unparalleled thrills and extraordinary experiences with an incredible circus atmosphere. If you don’t leave while trying to scrape your jaw off the floor, you’ve probably haven’t done this place well enough.
Open Mon 11pm-3am, Wed-Fri 11pm-3am Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 995 5400).

Mahiki
London’s Polynesian-themed celeb hangout in Dubai remains incredibly popular, with sensational deals for ladies throughout the week. Head here six nights a week for a top quality, luxurious evening.
Open Mon-Sat 7pm-3am. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (055 216 0181).

Provocateur
Super-swanky hangout that oozes exclusivity – a VIP experience imported from the popular New York City original. Make sure you dress the part too, because this is a big-name nightclub at the Four Seasons Resort.
Open Wed-Fri and Sun midnight-3am Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah Beach Road (055 211 8222).

Rock bottom cafÉ
A perennially popular late-night club that is fun-loving, unpretentious and utterly packed in the wee hours of the weekend with chilled-out partygoers.
Open daily 7pm-3am. Ramee Rose Hotel, Barsha Heights (04 450 0111).

Source : https://www.timeoutdubai.com/bars-nightlife/391339-best-club-in-dubai-2018

Calligraffiti artist Pokras Lampas paints the walls of Dubai’s Base with striking effect

Lampas has created an eye-catching mural at one of Dubai's biggest nightclubs

arty goers may have noticed a striking addition to the interiors of one of Dubai’s hottest venues this fall. Days before it’s reopening weekend last month, international artist Pokras Lampas was invited to paint the walls of Base with bold colours and sliver inscription as a reflection of the venue’s – and the city’s – hyped atmosphere.

Born in Korolyov, Russia, the 28 year-old Calligraffiti artist has created some of the most eye-catching street art from St. Petersburg to Hong Kong. His latest and first piece in the Middle East, which took the artist several days to complete – is now boldly displayed across the walls of Base, one of Dubai’s biggest night clubs and a venue aptly located in the city’s design district.

“My new huge art project for Base Dubai club in the new Design District going to be HUGE. This is only the first wall,” he said in a Facebook post last month. Boasting a considerable social presence, with more than 450,000 followers on Instagram alone, the artist has created a name for himself over the past few years as an international calligraphy artist that combines modern street culture, design and the different influence and typographies of cities from around the world.

Inspired by the “Calligraffiti” movement and a self-developed ‘Calligrafuturism’ style, Lampas has worked with international brands and high-end fashion labels, having worked on street art projects, exhibitions and other related projects since 2013. He is now represented by The Opera Gallery in Dubai and plans to continue growing his expanding presence in the Middle East next year.  We get to know the artist more below.

Why did the ‘Calligraffiti’ movement inspire you and what is the aim of your designs?

When I started doing grafitti in the streets I was always inspired by the freedom of new styles and of people who are pushing boundaries and creating art in every corner of the city. So, Caligrafritti was the best way to continue this progress and Niels Muelman inspired me greatly with his style, not just in his works but in the way he presented his art and how he used common brushes like brooms. I was very inspired by his book as well and studying his works has not only taught me a lot artistically but educated me on life as well.

How would you describe contemporary or modern calligraphy?

For me, modern calligraphy or contemporary calligraphy are connected more with the re-thinking of traditions and gleaning new knowledge through the different kinds of technologies that integrate seamlessly with calligraphy. It’s also about stepping back different shapes in calligraphy shapes and experimentation with letter shapes connected more with photography, graphic design. If you create something that has no connection with traditional art, it’s the way how modern appears

Are there any specific artists you take inspiration from? Or any forms of calligraphy that you admire personally?

Of course, I take great inspiration from modern calligraphy artists including Luca Barcellona, El Seed, Niels Muelman and Vincent Abadie Hafiz. There are hundreds of artists who have inspired me from the start of the previous century, especially artists that have been a part of the Russian avantgarde like Kazimir Malevich continuing with postmodern artists such Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, and many others.

Describe your most recent piece at Base in Dubai? How long did it take you to create, what was the inspiration behind that specific design and what do you want people to take from it?

I usually take inspiration from the surrounding city. I’ve been to Dubai more than six times in the past three years and every time I try to feel the pulse of the city and how it’s connected to art. Dubai also enjoys plenty of sunshine so I try to keep that in mind when working on projects here. My favourite colour palette for Dubai is the reflective tones, particularly silver, because the reflection of the sun and light is very important here. The people also reflect this in the beautiful modern architecture and modern parts of the city and I aim to do the same with my art as well.

BASE itself was also a big inspiration – the fact that it has the best sound in the city and creates this whole environment and out-of-world experience while bringing the best music artists of the world to the venue was an element I strongly considered as well. My process began by writing different words of expression across Russian and English and incorporating Arabic characters and Arabic shapes of calligraphy inside each word. This represents the balance of the city at the night and how the vibe of Dubai unites everyone who lives or visits here.

Pokras Lampas' calligraffiti artwork on its roof of Fendi's Rome headquarters.Pokras Lampas' calligraffiti artwork on the roof of Fendi's Rome headquarters.

Do you have any future projects in the Middle East? What would you like to do more of in the region?

I’m preparing a lot of projects for the Middle East next year. Starting with Dubai, I’m working with Opera Gallery which is representing me in the art world and we’re doing yearly exhibitions together. Continuing with that, I’ll be exhibiting at Sharjah Calligraphy Biennial soon as well. And I’ve also got a lot of big events coming up. For me, I’d love to come to Dubai more often to educate myself further on Arabic calligraphy and Arabic culture and gain more knowledge about it.

Source : https://www.admiddleeast.com/art-design/art/pokras-lampas-paints-the-walls-of-dubais-base-with-striking-effect