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.
On Wednesday 12.09. Johana from Banda Panda collective is hosting F-Society club on the 20/44 boat. Line up: Slavka, Aleksandra Saranac & Johana. The party starts from 6 pm. Find FB event here.
On Friday 14.09. Drugstore is hosting Russian techno star Nikita Zabelin.
After a storming performance at EXIT festival’s No Sleep Novi Sad stage this summer, one of the most popular techno DJs in the post-Soviet territories is coming back to Serbia to deliver another stunning performance. You are welcome on the 14th of September starting from midnight.
One of the newest hotspots on an unfolding map is Nikita Zabelin, a young Russian producer and sound designer.
Nikita is a proponent of minimalism that grew initially from the German techno-world, yet whatever those early sources, he has now come into his own as a sonic artist. «My music is not driven by songs. Instead it’s the creation of alternative realities, whether they spring from visual images or grow from my own experience with modern technology.» These trajectories and experiments have now led to sharing the stage with James Ruskin, Speedy J, Truncate, Shifted, Robert Hood, Slam- plus others.
Find FB event here.
On Saturday 15.09. Belgrade-based collective Banda Panda is bringing Parisian duo Acid Arab to Culture Centre Grad. Party will start from 11 pm. More info on FB event.
Mighty Parisian electronic music crew ACID ARAB have been putting European festivals and club audiences under a spell for the last couple of years, with their intoxicating blend of sharp Western electronic music with Eastern sounds and vocals.
Formed in 2012 by Parisian DJs Guido Minisky and Hervé Carvalho, Acid Arab patiently honed their style by meeting with scores of artists from all over North Africa and the Middle East. Born in the trans-cultural cauldron that is Paris, their concept was to create a space for Arab culture in the world of contemporary electronic music. They laid down groundwork by releasing several EPs (the Collections series) on electronic music label Versatile, featuring collabs, remixes and tracks by other artists.
Moving on to create their own tracks, they became a fully-fledged musical entity by teaming up with Pierrot Casanova, Nicolas Borne and, for studio and live activities, with sensational Algerian keyboard player Kenzi Bourras.
On the same night boat 20/44 is hosting Stevie Whisper from a local collective Mystik Stylez who will perform all night long. Find FB event here.
Don’t forget that a new raft Kucica is open across Belgrade Fair (floating clubs Lasta and Leto are right next to it), where you can also enjoy your Sunday afternoon (from 6 pm) while drinking cocktails and catching sunset.
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.