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As two wise Chemically enhanced men once said, ‘The brothers gonna work it out’ and it’s an adage the Smokingroove brothers have taken to heart as they’ve become one of the most in-demand production and DJ duos around.

Starting off the main part of their career in their native home of London, they’ve cut their teeth on the underground radio & club scene from the mid 90s and are still going stronger than ever.

Production-wise, they specialise in deep, dark, Chicago-flavored House music with a Jacking vibe; the sort that’s seen them sign records to Roger Sanchez’s Stealth Records, DJ Sneak’s Magnetic Recordings and a string of releases on their own Illuminati Recordings imprint. The sort that has got them charted by every DJ worth his salt (and tequila), the sort of infectious, funk-laden, booty bouncing music that forces the body to inadvertently shake itself into a dance. And when they’re not busy creating big-boomed bass beauties, they’re usually found in smoke-filled clubs keeping the underground house scene very much alive and kicking.

But it’s perhaps on the DJ front that the brothers have made their biggest impact. With both Safe and Marko now based in Dubai, they helped build the reputation of the now world famous Nasimi Beach venue, a 5,000 capacity venue nestled on the edge of the seen-from- space Atlantis Hotel Resort. Not only have they turned a once unremarkable patch of sand into a consistently sold-out clubbing location thanks to a soundstorm of beats and bass, they’ve played alongside (and often closed) for Jamiroquai, Steve Lawler, Faithless, Roger Sanchez, Derrick Carter, Armand Van Helden, Basement Jaxx and many, many more.

Alongside that, Marko and Safe played at their forth installment of Creamfields Abu Dhabi, dropped house bombas at the legendary El Divino Ibiza with DJ Sneak, spun at the legendary Turnmills, Pacha London, Ministry of Sound, Moneypennys in the UK & Ibiza and the Miami Winter Music Conference.

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Smokingroove team

Marko has built a solid reputation as a champion of great music in the middle east. As one half of Smokingroove and a Dubai resident for over 10 years, Marko has helped build the nightlife scene as we know it today. One of his first projects here in the UAE was to turn an unremarkable

Monsafe (or Safe to some) is the older of the two brothers. He started DJ’ing professionally in nightclubs at the tender age of 18, playing in London’s seedy west-end. A life-long devotee of great, underground music, his musical knowledge crosses decades of music from across the word. Being a self-confessed music nerd has come in

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