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.
Drugstore club is hosting Aril Brikha. Party will take place on Friday, 7th of April starting from 11 pm. Find more information on FB event.
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.
Next to this party Philipp Otterbach from Berlin is playing at the boat 20/44. The guest star will be supported by Stevie Whisper. Entrance fee costs 400 RSD.
On Saturday don’t miss out on Parov Stelar concert in Hala Sportova. Next to this concert fans of techno have opportunity to listen to Slovenian DJ and producer UMEK after a long time. He will be performing within the Umek’s 1605 Balkans tour in club Drugstore.
On Sunday drop by Przionica and grab a cup of coffee and listen to some nice music on Sunday afternoon from 12h.
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.