Founded in 2009, the Beirut Groove Collective (BGC) is the premier destination for obscure soul-fuelled clubbing records from ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s Middle-East, Africa and the rest of the world.
For over a decade, the strictly vinyl DJ collective has thrown one of the Middle East’s most popular underground clubnights in Beirut and become a home for some of the leading crate-diggers, DJs and tastemakers from all over the world.
The BGC’s clubnights have been included in the New York Times “Top 15” parties around the world, and they’ve been featured everywhere from The Guardian and Monocle Magazine to ARTE, the BBC, Time Out London and Vice Magazine.
On Friday 8th July, the BGC will bring their distinctive sound to Grow with canal-side sets from DJ, compiler and NTS and Do!! You!!! radio host Ernesto Chahoud and DJ, music journalist and record collector Natalie Shooter.
Expect to hear pioneering, genre-forming and obscure records from Lebanon, Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Armenia, Kenya and all around the world – from Ethio Jazz and Bellydance Psych to Armenian Org Stompers, Lebanese ’60s Garage and Latin-Tarab.
ENTRY £6 On the Door from 9pm until 10pm / £8 after 10pm
The evening begins at 7:00pm
At 9pm we begin to charge entry to help support the artists
The outdoor terrace closes around 11pm
The bar closes at 2am
This venue is all digital, no cash payments, with hand sanitising stations, and UV filtered air to stop the spread of Covid-19.