Going out in Malta can be a vicious, unrelenting cycle. You get in the loop of birthdays, launch parties, boat cruises and before you know it, you have to pick and choose wisely where to start and end your night. But have no fear, Underground Sound is here to make it all right… Our recommended picks for this weekend.
The Funky Monkey Hip-Hop Fest (Friday & Saturday)
Malta’s first hip-hop festival is taking flight this Friday and Saturday at none other than the Funky Monkey in Gzira with a plethora of DJs, rappers and freestylers to satisfy your street needs. Highlights include Digby, Fattima Mahdi, Sean Rickett, Depth and Volume A. Come celebrate hip-hop in Malta like it should be.
Oca Dome Mandala Closing Event
Yanna Indiia’s closing event for her Valletta 2018 exhibition of her Oca Dome Mandala that featured mandala making and exploration of indigenous communities and their relevant spiritual connections in today’s modern world. Indiia is a budding Brazilian live electronic music artist who will be playing and singing live in Castille Square. Don’t be surprised to hear a little bossa nova in there.
On the MOVE
A well-anticipated launch On the MOVE is taking place at a new venue in the Aria complex called Mute this Friday until late, next to Liquid Club in Iklin. Taken from the event page:
“On the move is a club night inspired by Mato’s living connection between Berlin and Malta. Seductive grooves mingle with addictive baselines, driven by a musical intensity that always satisfies and surprises… Filling a void in Malta’s clubbing scene, MUTE is a new intimate space curated specifically for those who love the movement of Dance.”
Bass Culture’s Dub Yard ft. Radikal Guru
Another launch party! Dub Yard is a concept created by Bass Culture, the dub reference of Malta (and probably the Mediterranean) that will feature the return of Radikal Guru to the island. This will also be taking place in the newly blessed Mute venue, so if you miss Friday, you must go Saturday!
Headless Horseman / The Chronics / Inscape
An event run by talented techno promotion, Inscape, Headless Horseman will be playing a live techno set at Liquid club on Saturday. Here at Underground Sound we have a special appreciation for live electronic sets, so take our word and take a ride to the dark side.
The Wave – Day Boat Party
With only a few tickets left we recommend you hustle on over and nab what’s left of what is set to be one of the summer’s best techno boat parties. Run by UNDR GRND, these promoters do not fool around. They are known for their high quality music selection, only this time it will be on water. They throw only one Wave every summer, so get up!