DEEP CRATES @ ALKERSAL AVENUE
The venue calls the day of the gig to say permissions aren’t in, and the show can’t go on… disaster right? Three international acts ready to go on and nowhere to play. Luckily, the Deep Crates Cartel are a resourceful bunch and turned a catastrophe into one of the most unique and enjoyable nights Dubai has seen. In a stroke of luck/ genius/ whatever, a venue was found in the form of the cARTel warehouse in Al Quoz and Prince Fatty, Horseman, and Tippa Irie played an astonishing set to eager reggae fans. The venue provided as close to a dancehall vibe as it’s possible to get; gone were the queues, bouncers, hotel lobbies, expensive drinks, and posers, and what was left was a crowd skanking away to the classic and modern reggae and dub vibes of some of the greatest in the industry. If this is the result of nights going wrong, more of the same please.