When we first came here in 2010 we didn’t really know much about Beirut. Well, we had some distorted ideas from the images that our TV screens had washed our brains with from early childhood, but that shit was just too fucked up to believe – so we suppressed those memories.
Apart from all that, one thing managed to penetrate the twisted image that the international media has created of this city: we knew it was the party capital of the Middle East. And on that level Beirut has not failed us. Over the years we’ve been to tons of house parties, pool parties, beach parties, rooftop parties, river parties, raves, and random street parties, but we have never EVER been to a dome party here.
And that’s a pretty good idea as the summer is about to hit this city on full blast, meaning that you’re going to like spending your summer nights outdoors and not in someones AC’d basement (thank God (or the government) for the smoke ban).
Sure, there are some slick rooftop bars in Beirut, and on the weekends you usually don’t find yourself too far from a kick ass beach party. But if you want to go to a proper outdoor house party while being surrounded by Beirut skyline dancing your ass off to DJ’s that are more famous than most people you see on TV, then Überhaus is going to do it for you.
We joined Überhaus from the beginning and documented the construction of the biggest party dome in the Middle East! It was a great experience seeing how a parking lot turned into one of the coolest clubs we’ve ever seen. And all along we received star treatment by the Überhaus crew: Free beers all night!!! So we got completely wasted and fucked everything up, like the stars we are.
– Full-length interview with the producer of this summer’s biggest hits.
– BONUS VIDEO! Crowd Cam from Example’s performance at Hove!!!
Today marks the UK release of Live Life Living, the fifth album of Brit musician Example. Sure we had never heard of him before despite his whopping 2 million followers on Twitter and 25 million listens on Spotify, but Example already knows that.
“In Norway people know my songs more than my name, when I tell them I’m Example they’re like ‘... [more]
– Catch the show tonight so he doesn’t have to
“We’ll be stage diving and shit, so hopefully I won’t break my knee or neck, I don’t want to die. Ok, If I could choose to die I’d rather die on stage then somewhere else…” Rapper Arif told 2famous.TV, as we discussed being a local superstar, what festivals like HOVE mean to Norwegian artists and what we should expect from his show tonight.
– The kids went mental!
Some of the artists at the Hove festival OWNED the audience, and Bastille was definitely one of the highlights. With complete crowd control they moved thousands of Norwegian teenagers to synchronized madness. It was one of those experiences that will live for ever on hundreds of Instagram accounts. (Most of the kids here says that they don’t remember the festival from day to day). [more]
HOVE goes hardcore when L.A. rapper hits the stage
Earl Sweatshirt, who hails from my hometown adjacent city of Los Angeles (well, as you’ll see in the video, even if L.A. is the easiest point of reference on the international scene, if you grew up in the ‘burbs, never tell people who are actually from L.A. that you’re from there, because they will call your Orange County ass out so fast), shook the AMFI stage with some hard-... [more]
As the 2famous crew sat on the beach, contemplating life and looking out onto the horizon, distant tribal beats were calling our names. We had to get to where ever that music was coming from. The 20-minute journey from the beach to the stage was playing was dramatic…we were walking fast in fear that The Busy Twist... [more]