In recent years Cambodia has not been known for its rave scene beyond the clubs dotted in its various cities and tourist hotspots but that is all about to change. With a few new players on hand to raise the game in the EDM world, Cambodia is rapidly becoming a go-to destination for electronic music lovers from around the globe. Dream Key Entertainments is one such player and they have set the stage for what can only be described as the biggest event to shake the scene to date.
Taking a few cues from the festivities in Thailand during Songkran, Water Sensation, will not only be an epic music experience but ravers will be able to cool down during what is already feeling like a hot summer in the region. So as concepts go, this one hits the proverbial nail on the head, so to speak the three days of mayhem in Phnom Penh, will be creating waves of more than one kind.
From the sound waves blasting out from a collection of international DJ’s with the likes of DJ Renato S from the Netherlands and regional DJ’s including Cambodia’s own hot talent DJ Maily, a Pioneer DJ Battle Champion dubbed the “Queen Of Mixing” and Korean all-star DJ Rana and she is not the only thing coming over from Korea, as the event lays out the carpet to some top K-Pop stars as well. Then there is the water, pelting out of cannons creating waves of their own to keep the party going right on through the festival. Then there are the waves amongst the industry as Dream Key team up with Jinro Soju and Finzociety to lay on the biggest line up the country has seen.
Scrambling to try and clear my calendar for at least some of the action, I’ll making my pleas to get over there next weekend and if you haven’t already made plans… actually, who am I kidding, you can scrap any plans and get yourself over to Phnom Penh for an early start to this most watery of months and if all that didn’t soak your appetite, then have a little graze over the trailer for a little more food for thought.
@2018 DJ Mag Asean