A Westin Hotel isn't the first place you'd go to for underground music, but in a busy five year period, Analog Room founder Mehdi Ansari has succeeded in cultivating a more educated music scene in the middle of Dubai’s posh nightlife, maintaining a stellar relationship with the artists who frequent his event series, for example legendary Detroit DJ Delano Smith who claims it as one of his favorites.

Analog Room is known for its unique and intimate vibe. “We didn’t want to copy what people do in Berlin, or how clubs look like in London” said the owner himself. In addition to a minimal design, a sleek sound system is installed to deliver the best possible representation of the music played by the top-notch artists they book. Analog Room’s booking selection is always on point; with names like Roman Flügel and Berghain resident Efdemin, the event is definitely the go-to place for Dubai’s audiophiles.

We were there for our first time this February when they held a special event hosting Perlon’s A Guy Called Gerald, and we were amazed by the setting, the vibe, and the music. We spoke with the the club’s owner Mehdi about everything regarding the scene in Dubai, the club’s identity and the music, and also had a chit chat with A Guy Called Gerald.

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