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Friday April 5, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Friday April 26, 2013 MYT 12:59:20 AM
by jason cheah
PARTY promoters and clubs won’t let up as April starts off with a mix of underground and rising DJs and top ranked global stars all flying in to share their music with us. With mid week extras due to the extra public holiday next Thursday.
113, Jalan Ampang, KL
Global presents Otto Knows (SWE). From his youthful days sneaking into Stockholm’s underground nightclubs to the ardent support of Swedish House Mafias’ assorted members, Otto Jettman is undoubtedly the next in a line of explosive new talent to emerge from Sebastian Ingrosso’s Refune Records stronghold.
His Otto Knows moniker has come to embody the true potential of passionate creativity within global dance music. Brought to the attention of Ingrosso thanks to a chance meeting in their native Stockholm, his development as a DJ and producer came through the first hand experience of touring alongside the Refune head honcho.
Debuting alongside none other than Tim Berg (aka Avicii) and Swedish peer Oliver Ingrosso, the time between iTrack and his breakthrough single Million Voices was a period of considerable development under Ingrosso’s watchful eye.
Created in the back room of the studio whilst Ingrosso and Alesso penned festival favourite Calling, Million Voices would propel the young producer forwards, proving a consistent favourite both across the airwaves and on the white isle of Ibiza throughout 2012. Otto Knows is quickly becoming one of Sweden’s most popular exports, the next in the country’s rich lineage of musical talent.
Admission (with one drink): RM45 Ladies / RM55 Men. RESERVATIONS*: Please call 03-2171 1997 (12pm - 6pm) or 016-332 3191 (after 6pm) or email firstname.lastname@example.org *applicable to 21 yrs old and above
347, Jalan Ampang, KL
Cobra Kai Pool Party. One amazing day of exceptional, live and loud bass and electronica with a huge line-up of eight of KL’s livest & most vibeful DJ’s and a special live act.
It’s a huge roster of exciting talent and will be a wicked event with 11 hours of belting tunes and good times. As they’re beginning to say these days, Get In.
Line up includes RedWorms (NEW) (Live Electronic), Mickey McLean (house), JP (electro/tech house), Goon Boyz (dubstep/trap/moombathon), Tubby of Budculture (dubstep/future/garage/2step), Chris Zecha (breaks/electro/drum’n’bass), Derealsh*t (elctro/tech house), Dimmi Khalil (electro). Plus a few surprises. 4pm start.
Admission: Free before 6pm / RM15 before 11pm. Call 017-998 5577 for table/ Bottle reservations. Remember, it’s a swimming pool party, so suitable dress code is encouraged.
RT-02, 6th Flr, The Gardens, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, KL
Future Sound Asia and Vertigo present Gareth Emery (UK).
Consistently voted one of the world’s top DJs, Emery is considered one of the biggest fan favourites in the scene.
He had an awesomely good year in 2012 with the video to his single Concrete Angel added to the MTV Dance playlist as well as racking up one million YouTube plays in its first three weeks online.
His well-deserved reputation as one of the hottest acts out there is also attributed to his abilities of producing pure club anthems like Exposure and Metropolis alongside stunning remixes for Armin van Burren and Above & Beyond, all of which led to him spending more time at the top of the Beatport charts. Phil K Lee and DJ Sutra line up the support.
Admission (with one drink): Pre-sale RM35. Door RM50. Tickets can be purchased at Vertigo KL at these hours: Monday: 2pm – 8pm, Tuesday - Saturday: 9pm til late. RSVP call 010-215 9701, 013-351 5359.
THIS WEEK’S HIGHLIGHTS
Fired Up Fridays presents Arty (RU). Hitting all the right notes with fans and peers alike, Russian sensation Arty is the darling of the EDM world.
An emerging titan in the studio and simply electrifying in the booth, support comes from all possible corners. The gifted youngster first lit up airwaves and dance floors back in.
Quickly snapped up by the legendary Anjunabeats imprint, his relationship with the team behind Above & Beyond has only gone from strength to strength.
Whether it’s deep in the darkened, thundering bosom of clubland or in front of tens of thousands on the laser-lit stages of festivals all over the world, his spell-binding sets have cemented his status as one of the most sought after artistes anywhere. This night will be supported by Fono.
Admission (with one drink): RM45 Ladies / RM55 Men. Reservations* call 03-2171 1997 (12pm - 6pm) or 016-332 3191 (after 6pm) or email email@example.com *applicable to 21 yrs old and above.
BIANCO @ VERTIGO
RT-02 Rooftop (6th Flr), The Gardens
Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, KL
Ohrwum presents KiNK (BUL) ‘Live’(Ovum / Liebe* Detail).
Ohrwum’s Live series continues with Bulgaria’s KiNK. Strahil Velchev aka KiNK is simply an innovative, uncompromising producer and captivating DJ / live performer from Bulgaria, who incorporates the best examples of the underground dance music in his production.
KiNK is an acid house and techno producer, also known as an accomplished electronic artist with his own signature sound. KiNK is rapidly gaining momentum in the electronic music industry and is proving himself as a unique and consistent producer. The night will also see Alam & Hightech, Shahril Adnan and Terence C on decks.
Admission (with one drink): RM50. Information and reservations call 010-215 9701 / 013-351 5359. Call/SMS after 4pm.
113, Jalan Ammpang, KL
Loud presents Bassjackers (NL).
On an afternoon somewhere in the beginning of 2007 two friends decided to join forces, one DJ and one producer, both sharing great passion for house music, but Bassjackers a.k.a. Marlon Flohr and Ralph van Hilst had not foreseen what was coming when they started out on their collaboration.
Their big break came in 2011, their dance floor bomb Mush Mush got picked up by Tiësto and got released on Tiësto’s imprint Musical Freedom.
This resulted in a massive career boost. Remixing for A-list artists like Rihanna and Moby, playing in Privilege Ibiza alongside Tiësto and touring around the globe to demolish dance floors is just the beginning. Bassjackers are taking over. Supported by Goldfish and Blink, plus Davern.
Admission (with one drink): RM35 Ladies / RM45 Men. Reservations* call 03-2171 1997 (12pm - 6pm) or 016-332 3191 (after 6pm) or email firstname.lastname@example.org *applicable to 21 yrs old and above.
31, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, KL
Oscar Wise and Deer Society present the hero and leader of the Nu Disco and Balearica scene Vito De Luca AKA Aeroplane.
The Italian-Belgian producer behind Aeroplane, has established himself as party-starting DJ & remixer du jour with his spacious Moroder-influenced cosmic-disco remakes of Grace Jones and Friendly Fires, and, via his own keyboards riff-based melancholic beauties.
As a DJ, Aeroplane has never been at the mercy of traditional bpms, and being free of “the dancefloor pressure” has given Vito additional license to slow things down and look around, finding the perfect blend between club music, pop hooks, and spaced-out soundscapes. For his first landing in Kuala Lumpur, Aeroplane alongside Deer Society & Guests will take control of the yoke at The Establishment.
Admission (with one drink): RM30. For reservations, please SMS/whatsapp the wise line: 016-893 4183 or email the venue email@example.com
BARSONIC @ ZOUK
Supersonic with Bud Culture. Covering the wide spectrum of sound within the genre of dubstep while building a personal connection with the crowd through the music they play. lots of bass, a lot of interaction and a lot of fun. Admission (with one drink): RM25 Ladies / RM35 Men. Reservations*: Please call 03-2171 1997 (12pm - 6pm) or 016-332 3191 (after 6pm) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
HELI LOUNGE BAR
34th Floor, Menara KH, Jalan Sultan Ismail
(nr Jalan Raja Chulan intersection), KL
Business Class (Flight Party) @ Heli Lounge Bar. EDM, hip hop, R&B, Top 40. Get ready for turbulence with DJ Discfunction, DJ Kirstie, Yasyka, DJ Sam and MC Mash.
Check In Times: Check-in opens at 9pm. Visa Requirements. Before midnight: Ladies FREE ENTRY• Gents: RM50 (includes 1 drink) or Bottle Entry (4 pax per bottle). After midnight: Ladies: RM30 • Gents: RM50 (includes 1 drink) or Bottle Entry. Anyone wearing a tie gets in FREE midnight. Dress Code: Business Casual. For Info/ Reservations call 011-626 3008 or 017-664 1059.
NSFW presents Eats Everything (UK). Another eargasmic experience beckons as NSFW features DJ Mag’s recently crowned Best British DJ, Eats Everything at Bianco @ Vertigo this April 10.
Not many producers in the history of dance music have made such a rapid impact in the scene like Bristol boy, Eats Everything aka Daniel Pearce. In a short span of time, he successfully defined a whole new genre of forward-thinking underground music that draws elements from classic house, UK bass music, Detroit techno, jungle and early rave sounds.
While some spend years finding their feet, Dan firmly placed his foot in the door with Entrance Song, a smash hit that the legendary Pete Tong boasted as his runner up as the biggest summer tune of 2010.
His single, Need, features mesmerising vocals by Leah, demonstrating his ability to incorporate diverse music genres into one. Dan’s diversity has also led him to remixing tunes from a variety of artistes in the likes of The Ting Tings, Jamie Jones, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaur, We Have Band, Roy Davis Junior and Crazy P to name a few.
Admission (with one drink): RM35. Information and reservations call 010-215 9701 / 013-351 5359. Call/sms after 4pm.
Lot 10 & G22, Bangsar Village, Jalan Telawi, KL
A tribute to that one short half decade period from the period from the late 1980s to the early 1990s when one particular sub-genre of club music almost reigned supreme – New Jack Swing. New Jack Swing – A Tribute party with G Funk aka Najee who was once the rapper for Malaysian pioneer hip hop collective Krash Kozz back in the early 1990s.
A fusion genre, New Jack Swing (NJS) (also known as swingbeat) was spearheaded at the time by Grammy Award-winning producer Teddy Riley (before his Grammy wins) and Bernard Bell.
Its influence, along with hip hop, seeped into pop culture and was the definitive sound of the inventive Black New York club scene of the day, fusing the rhythms, samples and production techniques of hip hop and dance-pop with the urban contemporary sounds of R&B. Hits from Bobby Brown, Bell Biv Devoe, New Edition, MC Hammer, Babyface, Paula Abdul and heavier sounds from Heavy D and The Boyz, En Vogue, Tony! Toni! Toné!, Jodeci, Wrecks-N-Effect and dozens more artistes soundtracked the scene.
Even Janet Jackson was credited as one of the earlier influences of the genre, while brother, the late Michael’s album Dangerous carried a lot of New Jack Swing influences.
The fashion and lifestyle matched the youthful exuberance in the music. It was the era of Air Jordans, Starter jackets, high-top haircuts, and crazy dance moves that all became a way of life, as did movies like New Jack City and House Party and TV shows like The Arsenio Hall Show and In Living Color.
Fast forwarding to April 10, why not dust off your oversized leather bomber jacket and a couple of fresh blazers, oversized and in various funky colours and make your way to Garibar for NEW JACK SWING – A TRIBUTE from 8pm onwards. For reservations and admission enquiry call 03-2282 3457.
VELVET UNDERFROUND @ ZOUK
Mambo Jambo presents Hollywood Glamour. Ever wanted to feel like a celebrity? Walk down the red carpet like a Hollywood Superstar? Or even party like a Rockstar? Well here’s your chance to party like a Hollywood Celebrity at Mambo Jambo’s Hollywood Glamour theme party. So get out your most glamorous Red Carpet outfit and join us for the biggest and wildest Mambo Jambo Hollywood Glamour party of the year with DJs Ken and Radzi. Ladies Night: Ladies free entry and five free drinks all night. Admission or men (with one drink): RM30. Reservations*: Please call 03-2171 1997 (12pm - 6pm) or 016-332 3191 (after 6pm) or email email@example.com
*applicable to 21 yrs old and above.
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