16 September 2011

A night at Pontoon club, Phnom Penh

It's not often you discover a new club or bar which really impresses but Pontoon in Cambodia's capital city Phnom Penh did just that in the first week of September.

Pontoon, Phnom Penh, Rob Warner
It was my first visit to Phnom Penh and I sort of wasn't expecting to discover such a healthy nightlife scene. There are bars galore playing dance music and a few playing what sounded like top quality sounds.

Pontoon is the epicentre of quality clubbing in Phnom Penh and hosts all manner of music - from commercial-slanted funky house to breaks, drum'n'bass and tech-house events. It has a great layout, sound system, lighting rig, a Dj booth which puts most others to shame and a great crew.

The night I played started with a local crew of Djs Rob Little and Paul Adair laying down some deeper house and disco sounds after which I had the helm for the next four hours covering a lot of territory, ending the night with an hour of house and disco classics. It was an excellent night in all. The patrons at Pontoon seem to dig variety and it's heartening to know that there are clubs which still put so much effort in still.


Pontoon club, Cambodia
Pics by Kampuchea Party Republic

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