The Grazia Playlists series started life during lockdown to give Dubai a reason to keep dancing and spotlight our community’s most-talented DJs with a series of mixes to keep you moving until the day we can be reunited on the dance floor for real. Following the success of Volume 1, it’s back with the second series of DJs nominated by their contemporaries from the creative community.

This week’s playlist comes from the Music Curator of W Abu Dhabi Darko De Jan, nominated by his opposite number at W Dubai – The Palm Monsafe Smokingroove. Darko De Jan tells Grazia, “Despite all the worries and obstacles that this period has brought to all of us, it was actually a marvellous time for reflection and self-growth. A blessing in disguise. A period when I concentrated to my own production, as well as enhancing the DJ playlists. This short set represents my sound. It represents story. A story that I portray at my W Abu Dhabi, Yas Island and the stunning Buddha Bar in Dubai. Enjoy.”

Track list

Ameera – Alex Twin
Pustiya (Cafe De Anatolia Remix) – Billy Esteban, Belonoga
The Illusionist (Original Mix) – Diass
Alsafar (Billy Esteban Remix) – Dim Angelo, Alex Mihalakis
Marawah – Darko De Jan
Dida Voy – Socko

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