DJ Cedric Sabras rocked the Ritz-Carlton’s private island at The Select Few’s last Nikki Beach event
Time Out Bahrain staff
You’ve just set foot on the island. First impressions? Small place, easy to walk about. I’m impressed with the number of quality restaurants in Bahrain, being a small place. And some pretty nice places to hang out at night – thankfully not too crowded.
Which city do you most like playing in? Beirut! I love the nightclubs out there, and the people in Beirut can party real hard, like there’s no tomorrow. And because I love contemporary Arabic music, something I acquired whilst I played for the Saudi royal family, I feel completely at home in Beirut.
The best gig you’ve ever played? Undoubtedly The Lotus, a top rung nightclub in New York City, in 2004. It was a huge celebrity night, a total NYC style A-list party, everything about the party was just perfect! And I’ve never seen celebrities letting down their hair as much as they did at this party. Pity, The Lotus closed down a couple of years ago.
Your favourite track of all time? ‘I Love Music,’ a jazz piano piece by Ahmed Jamal, dating back to the Sixties. A complicated and beautiful piece, I can listen to it a 1001 times as it really helps me to relax big time.
If you could give Bahrain an anthem, what would it be? ‘Äsho’ by The Miami Band from Kuwait (I hope Bahrain doesn’t mind this). Actually I believe this 1996 track enjoys immense popularity in Bahrain even today. You can download DJ Cedric’s latest mixes from Facebook: Cedric Sabras.