From the team behind Defected Records and Glitterbox Ibiza, we bring you SONDELA, a night of Afro-house excellence at Dubai’s #1 nightclub, The Mansion, FIVE Jumeirah Village, every Thursday from 10pm. Expect an array of legendary household names behind the decks every week for a truly one-of-a-kind event, alongside a line up of live entertainment to keep you dancing all night long.
On 17th March, guests are invited to witness Sef Kombo live! DJ and Producer, Sef Kombo has always been a man of genuine passion, a passion to let the globe know what the African House sounds mean to him. Over the last 13 years he has been so immersed in the scene, the rhythm, the culture and the deeper roots behind the music, using the dancefloor to take you on a journey and experience the true beauty of the sound.
Growing up in Brixton, Sef’s musical tastes were a blend of the area’s Caribbean roots, his mother’s love for ballads from the likes of Celine Dion, Anita Baker and Mariah Carey to the smooth sounds of Kenny G, ultimately giving him a love and respect for soul and meaningful lyrics. His first experience of DJ’ing began experimenting on his friend’s decks, he then picked up the hobby years later at university where he would play selector at house parties and share slow jam mixes on the infamous Noughties platform, Myspace.
Since then, Sef’s presence within the scene has only grown, with festival appearances at Sundown and Strawberries & Creem, a much-loved energising set for Boiler Room and Mixmag cover alongside friend and fellow Afro-house trailblazer Kitty Amor. From holding residencies for BBC Radio 1xtra, playing alongside the likes of Black Coffee, Themba and Diplo to having a presence on international stages at Defected Croatia and Rokslide Festival – a contrast to his previous nine-to-five life working for TFL.
Launched in 2021, Sondela has successfully continued to expose the Afro-house genre to new audiences, immersing crowds in the sonically captivating sounds and powering sold-out dancefloors at London’s Ministry of Sound, Croatia, Ibiza, Malta, and now Dubai’s hottest nightclub The Mansion. Expect the biggest names to take over the decks every week!
Timings: 10:00pm – late
Date: Friday 17th March
Contact: +971 58 900 9837