Our weekend clubbing guide is bound to take you to the best parties and the finest crowds in town. Let’s see what’s going on this weekend in Belgrade.
Our first and foremost recommendation for this weekend is a Garden of Dreams party featuring Aril Brikha. The event takes place at the KC Grad tomorrow, February 15th from 11 pm. Follow event here. Tickets: 1200 RSD
Back in 1998 Aril Brikha’s ‘Groove La Chord’ crossed generic boundaries. Is it techno? Is it house? Is it deep house? No one was more surprised by the success of the record than Brikha himself – he’d originally presented it on his demo as a potential B-side. It wasn’t until two years after he recorded the track, when Derrick May played it in a club, that he realised it was good.
Brikha was born in Iran and emigrated to Sweden at a young age. In his early teens he developed an interest in electronic music – artists such as Depeche Mode, Front 242 and Jean Michel Jarre. Brikha obtained an Atari and started to use a sequencer and, after initially emulating the music of others, he began composing. Friends who heard his material told him it was ‘Detroit techno’. Brikha had no idea what that was – and so they played him records by Robert Hood and Berlin’s Basic Channel.
Garden of Dreams with Aril Brikha
Aril Brikha (live) | ▲RT OF VENGE▲NCE I Stockholm
After Affair | Sarajevo
Nikola Mihailovic | Belgrade
On Saturday club goers may attend Mystik Stylez party at the Drugstore club. One of our favorite Belgrade-based collectives is throwing a party on two stages. From murky slow-burners and dub to syncopated techno, punchy breaks and sawtooth electro.
Follow FB event here.
Tickets: 300 RSD before / 500 RSD after midnight
Warm up yourself with DJ set of Nevena Jeremic in Zaokret bar on Saturday from 7 pm until midnight.
Or grab a cocktail at TROIKA bar in Njegoseva St.
Dragana Kostica is the Belgrade-based editor in chief and founder of Still in Belgrade art, culture and club scene magazine. She holds a Master of Arts in Cultural Policy and Management in Arts (MA of Arts) and a Bachelor degree in Archaeology.