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Published: Friday February 8, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Saturday April 20, 2013 MYT 3:42:11 PM

Festive fun for a long weekend

IT IS the Chinese New Year weekend and the extended weekend features a good selection of off-the-mainstream international DJs hitting Kuala Lumpur shores. Gong Xi Fa Cai greetings to all our readers and have a responsible party week ahead of you.

ADVANCE WARNING

FEBRUARY 16

KL TOWER Jalan Puncak, off Jalan P. Ramlee, KL

Rising Events brings you Rising Music Festival @ KL Tower.

This festival brings together an army of Dutch DJs from headliners Arnej, JOOP, Ummet Ozcan, Dani L. Mebius and Daniel Wanrooy.

While Arnej, JOPP and Ozcan have already showcased their music here before, this will be Mebius and Wanrooy’s debut Malaysian visit.

All will be featuring music in the realm of trance, progressive house and progressive trance.

Local stalwarts and rising names in the scene also featured for the festival include Rebirth Brothers, misterAriffin, Adham Nasri, Hana K, Feera Z, Aurology, Slashsaiful Hassan, Fizzie and Bard Coupe.

Rising Music Festival is also about pushing the boundaries of festival experiences by incorporating elements of art such as light, sound, music, performances and laser show.

Tickets still available: Pre-Sale: RM105, Door Sale: RM125, VIP Cabana: RM2,000 from AirAsia RedTix. For more ticket information, please visit redtix.airasia.com.

FEBRUARY 21

NERO @ VERTIGO RT-02 Rooftop (6th Flr), The Gardens Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, KL

Bronx 1st Anniversary featuring Michael Calfan (FR). The forces of A-Rox pose a familiar sight in the Malaysian clubbing circuit and through their unique blend of music, hold the fort as the club’s valued envoys.

This night they bring you Michael Calfan. Handpicked by dance music royalty and fellow Frenchman, Bob Sinclair, Michael Calfan could easily be the hottest name to rise from the French dance music scene in recent years.

His track, Resurrection, released under Axwell’s Axtone became one of the biggest tracks of 2012, grabbing the number 1 spot on Beatport’s overall chart and managed to stay there for quite sometime.

The release on Axtone also made Michael Calfan the first ever French artist to be signed on one of the greatest labels in electronic dance music.

With support pouring in from the legendary David Guetta and more, Michael Calfan is catapulting onto the international scene as one of the most promising talent of his generation.

A-Rox will also be in the house with MC Terry T. Admission (with one drink): RM35 Men. Ladies free entry all night. Information and reservations call 010-215 9701 / 013-351 5359. Call/sms after 4pm.

THIS WEEK’S HIGHLIGHTS

TONIGHT

QUINTE @ MANOR 64, Jalan Doraisamy (Heritage Row), KL

Quinte presents Berlin sounds with Marcus Meinhardt and Empro (GER).

Two Berlin DJs make their Malaysian debut appearance at KL’s premiere underground clubs of this generation.

To describe Empro’s (Mathias Proppé) music you might think of words like trippy, twisted, dynamic, organic in a nice way.

His uplifting tech-house sound makes the party crowd dancing all night long in Berlin’s world-famous clubs like Bar25 and Panorama Bar.

He is the initiator of several party series in and around Berlin like HomeSweetHome (in co-operation with Marcus Meinhardt) and Betriebsfeier.

Meinhardt, meanwhile, is one of the most active members of the German club scene. The thirty-something Dj has defined the Berlin sound with his countless club gigs including his residency at the world renowned Watergate club.

He is also a well-known party organiser in and around Berlin; the HomeSweetHome parties have taken the city’s best after-hour locations by storm. Support from Kuma and Alex Martin. Meinhardt and Empro will alos play on Sunday (1st Day CNY). Admission (with one drink): RM30 Ladies / RM50 Men. Information and reservations call Jenni 017-210 4726 / CK 012-387 7827.

BIANCO @ VERTIGO RT-02 Rooftop (6th Flr), The Gardens Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, KL

Avant/Garde: CNY Edition. For those who are not travelling to the soils of other continents, expect to taste the jams of / hear the jams of / see the sights within with the return of the popular night sensation, Avant/Garde.

On this special night, in true spirit of CNY, they will be giving out special ang pow cash vouchers and 5 special ang pow containing unreleased Nasty Inc. T-shirts to be redeemed from the DJ! Hypeembeats and Mr Nasty vs Guruguru preside. Admission (with one drink): RM30 Ladies / RM40 Men. Information and reservations call 010-215 9701 / 013-351 5359. Call/sms after 4pm.

TOMORROW

QUINTE @ MANOR 64, Jalan Doraisamy (Heritage Row), KL

Quinte presents Marco Loco (UK/Ibiza). Glasgow-born/Ibiza-influenced Marco Loco has solidified himself as a true resident of the legendary Spanish clubbing haven island of Ibiza over the last 10 years.

Playing over 100 gigs every summer in a variety of the island’s coolest hotspots, he has held a residency at his beloved club Space Ibiza for the last six years, showcasing all his different styles across the super club´s varied arenas.

Marco is one of the most versatile DJs in the industry today. A true specialist in several different genres ranging from chillout/downtempo to funk/disco through to house and techno.

He has gained a faithful following and a solid reputation in Ibiza through his Djing and innovative promoting.

He is the sole promoter of Ibiza Groove, which has been running parties since 2003 at various venues including Es Vive Hotel, Es Paradis, Salinas Beach and Hush.

He is also responsible for the legendary morning boat parties, Shipwrecked aka Barco Loco. Away from the DJ booth and Marco can be found in the studio, working on numerous projects, from downtempo to full on peak time floor fillers.

With support from Kuma and Alex Martin. Admission (with one drink): RM30 Ladies / RM50 Men. Information and reservations call Jenni 017-210 4726 / CK 012-387 7827.

BIANCO @ VERTIGO RT-02 Rooftop (6th Flr), The Gardens Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, KL

Weekend Riot presents CNY Red Party featuring Stereo Heroes (FR). Weekend Riot’s prestigious vanguard Mr Fluff has successful dominated your Saturday nights with quality music and compulsory loudness.

With a consistent quest of furnishing the local music circa with established local and international guest DJs, Weekend Riot’s launch brings to deck French dynamic duo, Stereoheroes.

With a collective sounds of electro, techno, hip hop, punk and drum and bass, the duo will make sure that your ears will be ringing way after they are done on the decks. Supported by Imma*Bleep*YouUp, DJ Sutra and Double E.

Admission (with one drink): Admission (with one drink): RM30 Ladeis / RM40 Men. Information and reservations call 010-215 9701 / 013-351 5359. Call/sms after 4pm.

QEII - ON THE SEA Church Street Pier, 8A Pengkalan Weld, Georgetown, Penang

The Twelve Parties have, in the past, been at a race track, at the pool, on a roof top, by the beach, most recently up in the skies at KL Tower, and now they head north to party on the sea. Twelve Penang Part 1 visit the QE II on the sea — one of Penangs clubbing hot spots with a steaming line up including Wawawee, Rojak Bois, Ramsey Westwood, TRIMIX and Germany’s Deat (Tiger & Dragon). will be held on the 9th February (Saturday) at the QE II On The Sea, Penang. Doors open at 9pm. Admission (with one drink): Pre-sale: RM40 (limited). Door: RM45. FC pass members: RM35 at the door. Call 04-261 2126 for information.

SUNDAY

ZOUK 113, Jalan Ampang, KL

Public Holiday (CNY 1ST DAY). Velvet Underground: F.A.B with Radzi & Raja. Aristo: Chillout Sundays with Shazz. Admission (with one drink): RM38 Ladies / RM48 Men (inc 1 drink). Reservations* call 03-2171 2075 (12pm - 6pm) or 016-332 3191 (after 6pm) or email rsvn@zoukclub.com.my

*applicable to 21 yrs old and above.

TWENTY-ONE

Sunday Lushouse special for CNY as Kitchen & Bar at 20-1, Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL features Victor Trixter this night, while Tables & Terrace at T1, Level 3, Bangsar Shopping Centre, 285, Jalan Maarof, KL features Niza Minx with all things house. Free entry. Tel: 03-2142 0021/fax: 03-2141 0121 / 03-2287 0021 or E-mail: info@twentyone.com.my for reservations.

MONDAY

ZOUK 113, Jalan Ampang, KL

Public Holiday (CNY 2ND DAY). Velvet Underground: F.A.B with Radzi & Raja. Aristo: Aristobeats with Raja. Admission (with one drink): RM38 Ladies / RM48 Men. Reservations* call 03-2171 2075 (12pm - 6pm) or 016-332 3191 (after 6pm) or email rsvn@zoukclub.com.my

*applicable to 21 yrs old and above.

TUESDAY

ZOUK 113, Jalan Ampang, KL

Public Holiday (CNY 3RD DAY). Zouk: Ghetto Heaven with Luqe. Aristo: Be with Radzi. Admission (with one drink): RM18. Reservations* call 03-2171 2075 (12pm - 6pm) or 016-332 3191 (after 6pm) or email rsvn@zoukclub.com.my *applicable to 21 yrs old and above.

WEDNESDAY

VELVET UNDERGROUND @ ZOUK 113, Jalan Ampang, KL

Mambo Jambo presents Cupid in Love. Mambo Jambo has been ‘Struck by Cupid’s Arrow’ and fallen in love with ALL things depicting Valentine’s Day. Expect to see lots of ‘lovey-dovey’ décor strewn all over Velvet Underground for this special Mambo Jambo event with Radzi & Ken. Ladies free entry + 5 drink coupons. Admission (with one drink): RM30 Men. Reservations* call 03-2171 2075 (12pm - 6pm) or 016-332 3191 (after 6pm) or email rsvn@zoukclub.com.my *applicable to 21 yrs old and above

TWENTY-ONE KITCHEN & BAR 20-1, Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL

Altitude Funk with DJ Marc Tanner (UK). Essex boy Marc Tanner has been DJ’ing for 13 years, rocking successful residencies in London, Dubai and the music mecca that is Miami.

Having played for labels such as Hed Kandi, Defected, Azuli, Strictly Rhythm and Bargrooves, in venues ranging from the stylish back street bars of London’s Soho to the Ministry of Sound, Pacha and the dizzy heights of organising pool parties for the rich and famous of Miami’s South Beach, including telling Mel Gibson off for spilling his beer over the decks once during a boat party, Marc has had experience and exposure in some of the best venues around the world to date, and learned from every one of them that the opportunity is not enough, it’s the passion and performance that counts.

Now living in Kuala Lumpur, Marc is ready to bring his stylish, soulful house vibe to Malaysia and establish himself as a face to be trusted behind the decks of any sexy venue. Free entry. Tel: 03-2142 0021/fax: 03-2141 0121 or e-mail info@twentyone.com.my

THURSDAY

VELVET UNDERGROUND @ ZOUK 113, Jalan Ampang, KL

4Play Sensation: presents Heart Beats a very special Valentine’s Party. For one night Velvet will be transformed into a Red Mansion filled with love. Dreams do come true for one night. Don’t miss an exceptional live singing / show performance from our Angels.

It’s going to be Heaven on earth for one night. Goldfish and Ken (no, we don’t believe they’ll be singing) guarantee to bring you the hottest club music and dance songs on this special Thursday night with the best in contemporary pop, EDM and a mash of hits that will keep you dancing all night long.

Admission (with one drink): RM25 Ladies / RM35 Men. Reservations* call 03-2171 2075 (12pm - 6pm) or 016-332 3191 (after 6pm) or email rsvn@zoukclub.com.my *applicable to 21 yrs old and above.

Club Beat welcomes submissions from promoters and clubs regarding the latest clubbing events in the Klang Valley. All queries and information should be sent to Jason Cheah at jascion@gmail.com and Jacobus Raj at jacobus@thestar.com.my

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