If you’ve been living in Doha for a while, chances are that you’ve paid a visit to Society Lounge by Mystique Management. As soon as you enter Doha’s biggest nightlife venue to date, you can feel a distinctive vibe that quickly transports you to a setting similar to any of the famous clubs worldwide.

THERE ARE MANY FACTORS THAT contribute to the vibe at Society Lounge, but the most important are the resident DJs behind the decks, who are responsible for creating the energy that brings Society to life.

Dimitri Khater, the man firing up the DJ booth known as DIMIX, has been playing records in Society Lounge since it opened its door in 2015 and contributed to shaping the now famous Urban Friday nights.

Dimitri kick-started his career in 2005 by making edits to tracks and calling them ‘’Dim Mix’’, eventually coining him his DJ name DIMIX. His career’s highlights include setting the stage with opening sets for renowned artists such as Drake, Pitbull, Tyga, Akon, Nelly, Lil Kim and Sean Paul, to name a few. He also played at Skybar Beirut, O1NE Beirut, O1NE Yas Island in the UAE and hosted his own radio show on NRJ Mastermix (NRJ Lebanon and NRJ Europe).

When asked about his experience with Society Lounge, Khater says: “I have been playing at Society since the very first day itopened back in 2015, and I am one of the founders of Urban  Friday nights. What I like about working with the Mystique Management team is that they are always open for suggestions and have been exploring all kinds of possibilities for growth in the industry.”

Another resident DJ that helped shape the identity of Society Lounge is Steven Rayes. Starting his career in 2008, Steven has played at many international venues, such as Palais Maillot in Paris, Étage Malmö in Sweden, Pier 7 Beirut, Publicity Lebanon, Skybar Beirut, O1NE Beirut and Castle Club Ayia Napa in Cyprus.

Known by his characteristic presence on stage, Steven is celebrating three years of making Doha residents dance their way into the weekend. One of the highlights of his time with Society Lounge was the closing night of last season, as it was a night to remember by the crowd and staff alike.

Commenting about his experience, Steven Rayes says: “I am proud of where I am in my career thanks to Society and Mystique Management. I trust the team and I am proud of what we have accomplished together since I joined the team.” ✤