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.
Friday, June 7
GARDEN OPENING with Stevie Whisper@ DIM
Starts from 7 pm. Location: Cetinjska St.
FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1047612678770265/
Desert Gatherings II with Praed Live (Lebanon) @ Drugstore
The annual +++ gathering brings non other than the Lebanese future folk duo Praed to the Garden of Drugstore.
Lenhart Tapes Live
Influenced by free jazz and psychedelic rock, Raed Yassin and Paed Conca take Arabic pop music called Shaabi to a rollercoaster ride, linking it with Mouled, music used in religious trance ceremonies thus creating a groundbreaking option for the exotic sounds of the Middle East. Praed have just released their fourth album entitled „Doomsday Survival Kit“ on Akuphon, which they are eager to present to Belgrade’s audience for the first time. Their previous material includes two albums released on Annihaya Records – „Fabrication of Silver Dreams“ from 2016 and „Made in Japan“ from 2011, as well as their debut „The Muesli Man“ released on Creative Sources in 2008. Raed and Paed have spent their recent years touring the world and performing at festivals, weaving a web of collaborators for the days to come.
Local suport comes in formation of Lenhart Tape who will perform Live and two dj sets by Ali Güney and Andria.
Besides their 48hour natureloving endeavour from 2015, plusplusplus has hosted gatherings with Jerusalem In My Heart, Daphni, Derek Plaslaiko and Burnt Friedman as guests, to name a few. Festival crew remains dormant with an exception of their traditional annual summer gathering at our Garden. Exclusive is the word.
400 RSD before / 600 RSD after midnight
FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2272810722795310/
Saturday June 8
Sassy J (Swiss, Patchwork) + Nikola Vemic & Ali Guney @ 20/44
Sassy J (Swiss, Patchwork) + Nikola Vemic & Ali Güney
Hailing from the de facto beautiful Swiss capital of Bern, Sassy J has a colourful and charming sound informed by her simple and honest love of music and emotion. She runs her own Patchwork night, does the art for each party and has a passion for sewing one off pieces of clothing that marry many different textures and styles in compelling ways, much like when she mixes records.
Sassy J has been passionately doing her do for 20 years now. In that time she has kept a focus on forward thinking electronic and analog sounds, has been a consistently exciting DJ and has earned a reputation amongst esteemed artists and fans that appreciate her unhurried style. Driven by a feel for the occasion, a passion to present new sounds and desire to leave a mark on her audience, Sassy J has played everywhere from Eglo Dance and Dekmantel to Panorama Bar and De School – Fascinoma Festival Mexico, Rainbow Disco Club Japan and Freedom Time Festival Australia.
Always digging for inspiration and for those moments in life that make you go ‘wow,’ Sassy’s hunt takes her into the worlds of tribal art, fabrics, books and more. She has found favour with The Trilogy Tapes, Resident Advisor and Crack Magazine, all of whom she has done official mixes for. A tactile and heartfelt selector, a quest to really take her listeners somewhere defines what she does. Sassy J likes to let her music breath and marinate, to take her time and let the moods and grooves she offers up really sink in. Always shifting through sounds with real dynamism, is all these things that make her a standout voice in the DJ world.
Tickets: 300 RSD before/ after midnight 500 RSD
FB link: https://www.facebook.com/events/403313710395584/
Blender all starts@ Barutana
Local DJs are playing from 11 pm.
Bojan Vukmirovic b2b Luka Concrete
Tickets: free until midnight/after 500 RSD
FB event: https://www.facebook.com/barutanabeograd/photos/gm.2881195805438342/2281342598585587/?type=3&theater
Sunday, June 9
Sunday Matinee @ Leto
FB event: https://www.facebook.com/letobgd/
Monday, June 10
Delikatesni ponedeljak @ KC GRAD
Deli Monday starts from 7 pm. American food and music are on the menu.
Price of the food: 250 RSD
FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/881903395489767/
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.