East FM did something new and big on the eve of Saturday 23rd August for an 18hours non-stop DJ and Music night till Sunday 24th August at the Carnivore Simba Salon. It was made of a mix of 6 international acts like Usman Rehman, Tasha Tah, Team PBN, DJ Suketu and DJ Limelight and local DJs including Raj El Ray, DJ Shniqua, DJ Mosh, Deejay Rishi, Deejay Deeshal, DJ SAK, The Arkitekt, Dread Steppa, Roozak and DJ E of Carnivore.
This ensemble entertained the Nairobi audience that came as fans of the Radio station, which was doing a major show of its own in a long time. The “Big Weekend” as it was coined was sponsored by DURA COAT and powered by SAFARICOM. The Big Weekend partners were Jameson, UC 1000 Drink, Sungold, Safari King, Simba Corporation, Securex, Ole Sereni Hotel, Holiday Bazaar Ltd, Phase 2 Ltd and Ultra Equipment.
The night mostly belonged to DJ Limelight who really got the crowd pulsating to tunes, it is as if he knew which beat to pick and then joining him was his singer Tasha Tah. Apache Indian was well received and Team PBN created a big Punjabi hysteria by their die hard fans. DJ Suketu never failed to deliver and he did great with the mixing of Bollywood songs with visual images.
The layout of the dance floors and the sound was excellent at the Simba Salon, the muddy entrance was nuisance from the parking lot to walking to the entrance, better arrangements could have been made or perhaps the venue owners need to improve their facilities.