Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to party the night away. Akshata Shetty picks out four rocking parties for this weekend
Dance to the music melange with Nikhil Chinappa
Catch Celebrated artiste DJ Nikhil Chinappa and percussionist Victoria Bourke perform a melange of Electronic Dance Music and rhythmic beats live this Friday. While Nikhil will spin some popular EDM number on the console, UK based percussionist will make everyone sway to the rhythmic beats. Victoria's interest in the djembe took her to West Africa, where she stayed and learned to play and teach the djembe.
According to her, the djembe has a tribal and melodic sound, where space is needed for the full depth of this instrument to be heard. The music is so different to that of the sound of the drum, that the djembe simply adds a more organic beat, she feels. She has been experimenting with different genres in different clubs across many countries and is sure about what will work here. So, do not miss this unique performance this weekend.
On September 16, 9 pm
At Miami, Pune Marriott Hotel and Convention Centre, Senapati Bapat Road.
Join DJ Jones at Area 51
Get the party started with DJ John Jones from UK, who is on his Hed Kandi India Tour. Versatile and intensely creative in his style, DJ Jones's talent and vibrant personality charms the audience. He loves to play his music for people who are eager to listen. "As a DJ there is nothing better than playing to a really up-for-it crowd", he says.
He is one half of 'Beaver & Jones', which has released tracks on Hed Kandi & Peppermint Jam. He is also part of The Collective, alongside Martin Ikin & Steve Norman and he has individually produced remixes for Roger Sanchez 'Stealth' Imprint and is working on Miguel Picasso's 'Don't Stop'.Join him this Saturday, as he spins some cool beats for those who love to dance. Register on http://www.dreamtheatreindia.com/ and win a free entry to this gig.
On September 17, 9.30 pm onwards
At Area 51, Pancard Club, Baner.
Party hard with Richard Bedfort
Unwind, socialise and party with over 15 musicians, DJs, and live acts for over 10 hours this Sunday at the Electronic Dance Festival. The one-day event will feature a mix of local, national and international artistes including MH12, Vandana, DJ Agnel, Abhishek Mantri, DJ Deep, DJ Anuj, DJ Garry, Rushil Tiku, Clint,
DJ Shrikant, Danesh, Deep Vibes, Qube & Ankit, Brute Force, Priyanjana, Prateek Pandey and the headlining act will be an act by London-based artiste Richard Bedford, accompanied by Tuhin Mehta.
Vinay Pawar of Destiny of Sounds, the event company, which has organised the festival, says, "The idea was to promote local artistes and give Pune a reason to celebrate music. We have a good line-up of artistes who will be performing here and we have featured a maximum number of artistes from Pune. So, you get a wide range of genres to groove to, including House, Progressive, Drum n Bass, Dubtep, Funky House and more." Apart from the music, there is a lot in store, especially the ladies. At 'Sugar Spice and Everything Nice', ladies can walk in with tiaras On their heads, have fun with nail art and get hairstyling and makeovers free of cost.
At 81/1, Koregaon Mundhwa Road, Koregaon Park.
Call 9890778000 / 9823569352 / 9970274412
Groove to Hip-Hop and House with DJ Clement
A scientist of fusion, DJ Clement experiments with almost all types of genres, but it's Hip Hop and House that clicks the most. A resident DJ at China House in Mumbai, DJ Clement has also played at various festivals and gigs in the recent past and has rocked the crowd each time he has performed.
This Saturday, he plans to give Pune a night they will never forget. Talking about the night life here he says, "I have played before in the city and I can say that the night life in Pune is improving. I believe that in cities like Mumbai and Delhi, people are accustomed to party hard. Pune is gradually getting there", he says.
On September 17, 9 pm
At KueBar, Westin Hotel, Koregaon Park.