CrEme-d at Office
| February 8th 2013
With the party scene awakening from the January slumber, last weekend, the Pulse crew crisscrossed Nairobi capturing scenes from the numerous shows in town. Here are snippets from the best, as captured by Sheila Kimani and Kevin Oguoko
It’s no debate that deejay Crème is the local master of turntables. His ‘bilingual’ disco touch (characterised by a fine blend of local hits and international jams) always electrifies the party scene, building the right atmosphere for fans wherever he spins.
However, the decks genius seemed to hit a new high last Saturday as he was joined by Joe Mfalme at the Office Lounge, where hundreds had turned up to mark the club’s second anniversary. What a wicked jam that night was!
The Pulse crew had done a few rounds in town, surveying out the bubbling club scene as party people wished January blues away, finally pumping the club scene with fresh zest of life.
Last Friday night, Nairobi was on fire with every single party spot being a beehive of activity as clubs wooed revellers back with captivating party themes.
From Black Diamond and Galileos Lounge in Westlands to Sailors in Hurlingham and back to Tents and Sin Bin down Mombasa Road, there was no stopping the party.
Here at The Office, the crowd comprised of youthful spenders who appreciated assorted genres, new mixes, the same deejay Crème had paraded for play all night long.
From the current kwaito club mania to local and international jams, with artistry, deejay Crème engaged the crowd on the dance floor as he queued in popular tracks to tickle the crowd’s mood.
With lots of free drinks and other goodies on offer, the anniversary show was not short of breathtaking moments and sideshows as Pulsers battled it out on the dance floor with others outdoing each other with shots of their drink of choice.
“The Office Lounge is setting the standards for what should be the ultimate Nairobi night life and as we turn two today, things can only get better,” one of the spot’s directors said, toasting to the media as he received accolades from hundreds of fans.
With the much publicised Jazz Blues and Fashion next on the list the following day, all roads were leading to the Nairobi National Park as Grammy nominee Enrico Crivellaro announced his arrival.
And on Sunday, the scene moved to the Carnivore grounds where the social outdoor monthly Blankets and Wine event was going down.
Contrary to the speculations and rumours that the Carnivore management would deny the concert the class and exclusivity it once had while happening at the Mamba Village in the uptown Karen, the edition stood out with thousands of people attending the event.
Oozing commendable fashion sense, class and swag party early birds bonded over drinks and sumptuous meals as they patiently and anxiously waited for the entertainers to kick the show.
There was no entertainment vacuum though as Homeboys Radio kept the crowd rocking to good mix of music until 2pm when the United States based Kenyan afro-fusion singer Naomi Wachira was called to stage. She didn’t disappoint, neither did the highly profiled Barbara Guantai and Suzanna Owiyo, who took turns on stage amidst cheers and ululation. But still, the best was yet to come.
The day belonged to celebrated South African band Mi Casa. Elated by the warm reception, the band members let their hearts out as they presented numerous hits from their album Heavenly Sent; including the popular La Vida track that got every ones attention.
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