Defected imprint Sondela Recordings announce Dubai residency at FIVE Jumeirah Village’s The Mansion

The FIVE Music experience expands with luxurious weekly residency launches on October 13 with Sef Kombo, Louie Dummore and DJEFF.

October, 2022: Sondela, the recently launched afro-electronic imprint of the iconic Defected Records, is launching a marquee new residency at The Mansion, part of FIVE’s whimsical Jumeirah Village in Dubai. This is set to be the first-ever Dubai residency for the Afro-electronic label, with managers Sef Kombo and Louie Dunmore set to bring their brand of kinetic and percussive flare to the inaugural event on Thursday, October 13.

In its brief history, Sondela has successfully exposed the addictive grooves of Afro-electronica to new audiences, immersing crowds in the captivating sounds and powering sold-out dancefloors at iconic venues around the world, from London’s Ministry of Sound, to Ibiza hotspot Bora Bora, the standout label now sets its sights on Dubai’s lavish and visionary nightclub, The Mansion.

The Mansion made a real splash in Dubai with its vibrant 1920’s style, but continues to impress with its equally deluxe lineups. The venue is found on the ground floor of the premiere celebrity hotspot, FIVE Jumeirah Village hotel, often attracting world’s most famous DJs to play for the venue’s star-studded crowd. Now linking up with Sondela for a head-turning weekly party, The Mansion is cutting no corners in giving attendees an over the top experience to remember.

FIVE Resorts and Hotels have garnered an impeccable reputation for hosting world class music events across the hotel group’s portfolio. FIVE continually raise the bar in offering exclusive entertainment experiences, going above and beyond by not only curating the hottest playlists but has also launched a music label. The label FIVE Music showcases the inimitable musical Vibe of FIVE – capturing the energy of the FIVE Hotels and Resorts’ Lifestyle.

Guests from across the globe flock to FIVE to experience the renowned array of party and culinary hotspots. Bookings for Sondela at The Mansion are open now here.

See below for a full lineup of upcoming Sondela Records events.

October 13th – Djeff , Sef Kombo, Louie Dunmore
October 20th – Lemon & Herb , Angela Rose
October 27th – Da Capo, Kitty Amor
November 3rd – TBC , Vanco


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About FIVE Hotels & Resorts
FIVE Hotels and Resorts, which includes the unrivalled FIVE Palm Jumeirah and the uber-cool FIVE Jumeirah Village, which are the hottest destinations in Dubai for a discerning group of travelers looking for an unrivalled luxury vacation experience that encompasses the iconic Beach by FIVE, Dubai’s most Insta-Famous social pool and a chic penthouse lifestyle with 269 pools and Jacuzzis.Reviving Zurich’s wild side is Switzerland’s ultimate dining and nightlife hotspot, FIVE Zurich which boasts 87 luxe suites and rooms with glittering skyline city views or lush forest views. FIVE embodies a vibrant luxury lifestyle entertainment experience that perfectly captures the glitz and glamour of Dubai with a myriad of musical offerings centered around 17 exceptional food and beverage venues.

About FIVE Jumeirah Village
Escape the everyday at FIVE Jumeirah Village, a dare-to-be different hotel that captures the glamour of new Dubai. Experience a chic penthouse lifestyle with 269 pools and Jacuzzi, lush green terraces and a culinary scene like no other. Tuck into food from across the world at a range of modern restaurants and cafés or recharge at REFIVE, a contemporary spa. Enjoy the best of both worlds, enjoy exclusive access to FIVE Palm Jumeirah’s private beach and keep the party going at 17 food and beverage venues. Host your own high rise pool party, sunbathe in style with your girls or enjoy a special dinner overlooking what Dubai has to offer. The private pool sky villas were designed with more than sleep in mind. The hotel also offers guests design your vibe packages which include live entertainment, food, decorations and more – after all, FIVE knows how to throw a party.

About The Mansion
An opulent nightclub, reminiscent of the roaring 1920s era, sets the stage for an electrifying platform for music, fashion, and culinary experiences, set on the ground floor of the celebrity hotspot, FIVE Jumeirah Village hotel. Dubai’s latest nightlife destination is primed to mesmerize guests with its unique entertainment elements. This sensational after-hours concept boasts chart-topping music, alongside a lineup of world-famous DJs. Set to become the most coveted hub of Dubai’s celebrated nightlife, The Mansion bar & club will welcome guests to upbeat music styles from Wednesday to Saturday, each week.