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Legendary Comedian Russell Peters set to carry out hip-hop DJ set at Electric Pawn Shop

Legendary Comedian Russell Peters set to carry out hip-hop DJ set at Electric Pawn Shop

A newly opened Asian Mediterranean bar-restaurant at The H Dubai Hotel, Electric Pawn Shop, welcomes Russell Peters for an uncommon hip-hop DJ set this Saturday, May 14th. Taking over the decks back-to-back with Co-Owner of the venue and award-winning DJ Lobito Brigante, this efficiency is poised to be among the many many revolutionaries, genuine, and culturally disruptive experiences Electric Pawn Shop goals to convey to the town.

Russell Peters is likely to be often known as one of many world’s most iconic comedians, however, the artist confesses that his past love is music. He has been a DJ since 1985 and boasts intensive information on Old School Music, with 80s Classic Hip-Hop as certainly one of his favorite genres of music to play. He produced the Emmy Award-winning music documentary collection Hip-Hop Evolution in 2016 and is likely one of the first comedians to tour the world with a DJ. His particular return to Dubai for his wildly widespread Act Your Age Tour for Dubai Comedy Festival options DJ Starting From Scratch as his opening act.

Spinning back-to-back with Peters is veteran DJ Lobito Brigante, a pivotal and trendsetting determine in essential components within the leisure and cultural panorama throughout the area. He’s performed in entrance of tens of 1000’s alongside the likes of Snoop Dogg, Sean Paul, Aloe Blacc and Fatboy Slim. He’s additionally the creator of revered and awarded occasions Deep Crates Cartel, Street Nights, numerous B-Boy battles within the emirates, and the Turntable Symphonograph Orchestra, the world’s first performing turntable orchestra which loved sold-out exhibits on the Louvre Abu Dhabi in 2018.

“It’s funny how this has come together. Peters is extremely well-connected with highly esteemed DJs who told him to reach out to me when he comes to Abu Dhabi. And sure enough, he did and invited me on the yacht he was on that day. We instantly connected on a musical level and I mentioned that I’m in the process of opening a bar-restaurant with my partner, Lin, asked if he wanted to spin some records, and he said ‘sure, why not.’ So here we are,” says Lobito.

Lobito Brigante opened Electric Pawn Shop this May with Co-Owner, way of life creator, and bar mastermind Lynn Lin, who was behind Electric Bing Sutt in Lebanon which gained Best Bar in Africa and the Middle East 2019 in The World’s 50 Best Bars. The bar noticed an abrupt demise because the Beirut explosion in 2020 devastated the venue in its entirety. Using their mixed creativity, experience in music and entrepreneurship, Lobito and Lin group as much as rising from the ashes of the destiny of Electric Bing Sutt, and converge counter-tradition, underground music, modern design, and revolutionary consuming and eating experiences into Electric Pawn Shop.

Embodying its eccentric nature in its decor, the Electric Pawn Shop area options fragmented concrete island bars, a neon-lit chrome steel Asian pavilion hanging by a large indoor building crane, a large assortment of curated uncommon unique vinyl data, a glass brick center stage DJ sales space, neon-lit water tank artwork piece, intimate pink velvet couple seats, an indoor amphitheater, sci-fi type cocktail laboratory and avenue images showcasing iconic New York Chinatown scenes.

Keeping the spirit of a tight-knit group near the guts, Electric Pawn Shop gives its vibrant area as a platform to serve distinctive and culturally-fuelled nightlife choices in an environment that highlights the enticing Asian mystique with New York’s easy coolness. Just lately, New York University Abu Dhabi Arts Centre offered Canadian scratch DJ, music producer, theatre producer, movie composer, multimedia performer and visible artist, Kid Koala with efficiency on the venue.

In the long term, Electric Pawn Shop goals to ascertain probably the most inventive Asian themed hospitality model rising from the Middle East to the remainder of the world that advocates a daring perspective, an impartial type and distinguished originality, starting the motion by displaying the bar’s immersive counter-tradition and savvy consuming and eating experiences, one revolutionary pawn store at a time.

Electric Pawn Shop is open on a regular basis from 6:00pm until late on the Ground Floor of The H Dubai Hotel. 

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