EXCLUSIVE: The newest and biggest addition to this Sahel Season comes from one of the region's most influential forces in music and clubbing, Factory People.
As we inch closer to Sahel Season, the biggest announcement of the run-up has arrived and it’s come all the way from Lebanon. Iconic Beirut club, AHM, is setting up shop with for what is shaping up to be the biggest Sahel Season in a long time
A temple of dance, AHM is nothing short of a clubbing trailblazer in Lebanon and the region. The venue offers an utterly unique and surreal clubbing experience, one that has seen some of the world’s top DJs and performers grace its stage, while also working extensively with local artists, labels and other stakeholders - something that will be a part of its arrival in Egypt. With a one-of-a-kind, custom, kinetic lighting system that reacts to the music, and a gloriously open-air setting to match, AHM is unlike anything that exists in the Middle East - and the world for that matter.
This summer, the minds and souls behind AHM, Factory People, are teaming up with Venture Lifestlye, to bring AHM to Sahel’s Playa, where the club will be built from the ground up in the true spirit of the Factory People, who have also made their mark with venues and parties across the region and in Europe. Having started as a group of artist and music fanatics looking to enrich Beirut’s clubbing and music communities 11 years ago, the Factory People now stands as one of the most influential forces in the region, one that has also produced venues such as Anya, Isolé, Reunion, Soul Kitchen, The Grand Factory and Warehouse. The Sahel venue will be split into two, one as AHM and one as the much more intimate Reunion. They're also behind party series like 2ND Sun, Love Nights, Habibi Club, Hot Mess and House of Pop, as well the epic Five Islands Festival - an eclectic repertoire, but one that has a very distinct common thread.
Factory People have always been about empowering the local scene and culture and for their excursion into Egypt, the ethos is very much the same. While they have promised some of the world’s biggest names on its stages, they’re also keen to showcase Egypt’s own burgeoning underground scene - to be a partner, a contributor, an ally, not just a visitor.
CairoScene and our sister sites SceneNoise and CairoZoom are partnering up EXCLUSIVELY with The Factory People. Stay tuned.