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Friday April 26, 2013

Dancing into a brand new month

IT IS the end of the month, and we are seeing a stream of clubbing activity on the scene with a host of international acts mixing it up with the local talent. Lots for everyone to enjoy.

MAY 9

POPPY GARDEN

18-1, Jalan P. Ramlee, KL

DNB XTRA, Kuala Lumpur’s long-standing night of heavyweight international drum’n’bass music continues its 2013 offerings by bringing in, for the first time, drum’n’bass legend and pioneer Andy C from the UK.

Alongside the likes Shy FX, Krust, DJ Hype, DJ SS, Fabio, Grooverider, Goldie, LTJ Bukem and others, he is undoubtedly among the most important figures in the evolution of drum’n’bass and one of the scene’s founders and most important figures.

Brought to you by Poppy Garden & Loops Collective, this night will be supported by some of the cream of the local drum’n’bass scene, including DJ Low & Nesh MC, Duster (RU) and Emisz (GER).

Admission (with one drink): RM35 Men / RM30 Ladies (Before 11pm) // RM45 Men // RM35 Ladies (After 11pm). Free entry for the first 50 (with one bottle of Asahi) only before 10.30pm. Reservations call 03-2170 6666.

MAY 3

KL LIVE

1st Flr, Life Centre, 20, Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL

Future Sound Asia presents Markus Schulz (US). Over the last 10 years, Schulz has fused progressive house and trance into his own creative, now inimitable, hybrid sound.

Through a unique alignment of headlining DJ sets, Armada and Coldharbour label output and his highly prominent Global DJ Broadcast (GDJB) radio show, he’s spearheaded a sea change in the US trance scene.

Following several highly-ranked positions, in 2008 Schulz broke into the Top 10 of DJ Mag’s Top 100 chart. He has remained there for the last four years and now stands as the busiest international DJ playing out of the US.

Recently, Schulz collaborated with trance heavyweight Armin Van Buuren to release the anthem for this year’s ASOT#600: The Expedition. Also in the line up for the KL Live event is Jochen Miller (NL) and Malaysians Phil K. Lee and Misterariffin. Ticketing info: Pre-sale: RM75 /Door sale: RM90. Tickets available at all Rock Corner outlets.

POPPY GARDEN

18-1, Jalan P. Ramlee, KL

Poppy presents James Zabiela (UK) featuring Victor G and Miss SS.

A technical wizard and with a love of all things sci-fi, Zabiela is at the forefront of new DJ/production talent smashing the glass ceiling of the global superstars.

He’s played to a room full of suited Japanese businessmen when showcasing Pioneer’s latest equipment, in front of 60,000 people in South America and just about every imaginable situation in-between.

From winning a bedroom DJ competition to Sasha personally signing Zabiela to his UK DJ agency Excession, things have skyrocketed.

Admission (with one drink): RM45 Men / RM35 Ladies (Before 11pm) // RM50 Men // RM45 Ladies (After 11pm). Free entry for the first 50 (with one bottle of Asahi) only before 10.30pm. Reservations call 03-2170 6666.

ZOUK

113, Jalan Ampang, KL

Global presents Swanky Tunes (RU).

Formed in 1998 near Moscow, Swanky Tunes have always experimented with different electronic styles in pursuit of their own sound.

Thanks to their solid musical culture and their outstanding studio skills, the Russian trio quickly managed to become one of the most sought-after EDM bands.

Supported by Goldfish, Blink and B.A.T.E. Admission (with one drink): RM35 Ladies / RM45 Men. Reservations* call 03-2171 1997 (12pm - 6pm) or 016-332 3191 (after 6pm) or email rsvn@zoukclub.com.my *applicable to 21 yrs old and above.

THE ESTABLISHMENT

31, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, KL

Soundsgood presents Further with Alex Niggeman (GER).

A brand new club night makes its debut with Further by Soundsgood Productions featuring Berlin house stalwart Alex Niggemann, also making his debut in the city.

Further is aimed at discerning dance music fans who are looking to delve further into the realms of electronic dance music.

Berlin-based Niggeman has been carving a name for himself as a sophisticated purveyor of house in its myriad guises, delivering singles, remixes and an artiste album that span the gamut.

The critically well-received Paranoid Funk, released in 2012, further cemented his place as a producer of note. Admission: TBC.

THIS WEEK’S HIGHLIGHTS

TONIGHT

BIANCO @ VERTIGO

RT-02 Rooftop (6th Flr), The Gardens

Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, KL

OMP Entertainment presents DJ Chus (SP).

When hard work and talent go hand in hand the outcome can only be quality. DJ Chus — producer, remixer and founder of Stereo Productions — is the co-creator of the pioneering Iberican Sound, a delicious mix of hypnotic organic house, warm and intense with a strong tribal essence which fuses naturally with modern tech house.

His many awards from the Spanish Deejay magazine include DJ of the Year, Best House DJ, Best House Producer, Best House Label and Best Remix of the Year.

He is also one of the first Spanish DJs to make the top 100 DJ Mag list.

His extraordinary studio work has culminated in a recording legacy of over 25 years in the form of original productions or remixes either solo or with David Penn, Pablo Ceballos and many other partners in crime.

Support for the night comes from Victor G and DJ Hafidz. Admission (with one drink): RM50. Information and reservations call 010-215 9701 / 013-351 5359. Call/SMS after 4pm.

LAUNDRY

Lot 72, Ground Floor, Western Courtyard

The Curve, Mutiara Damansara, PJ

Laundry presents a one night only special with Berlin-based indie electronic band Seabourne (GER).

Seabourne is the brainchild of established songwriter and cryptic chanteuse, Larissa Rate, who began experimenting with producing her own music with one objective — no rules.

With an esoteric and ethereal blend of vocals and bold beats, Seabourne sails on the new wave of intricate outer-limits pop.

Seabourne masters the combination of haunting yet accessible vocals coupled with electronic beats. Opening acts for the night include Flica (Euseng Seto) with his oriental ambient electronica and the minimal electronic sounds of Pastel Lite. Free entry. Tel: 03-7728 1715. www.laundrybar.net

TOMORROW

QUINTE

64, Jalan Doraisamy, (Asian Heritage Row), KL

Quinte presents Toby Holguin (COL). Toby Holguin grew up in Cali, Colombia, surrounded by a great musical culture. At the age of 15, Toby started to play in rock bands, and found his calling. Toby is the owner of Basswalk Records, a label under which he has released innumerable tracks that have gained strong international status. Using numerous monikers Dopey Cap, Bong Hitz, Big Bud, New Born Child, Ashbury and Haight, Aereoplano, Raya & Manku, and Toby Holguin, he has reinvented himself for his ongoing music cycles. Doors open 10pm. Opening set from Vandal, with closing from Naq (BEL), Kuma and Alex Martin. Admission (with one drink): RM30 Ladies / RM50 Men. Information and reservations call Jenni 017-210 4726.

ARISTO @ ZOUK

113, Jalan Ampang, KL

Hoot presents Audiofly (UK/SP). It was a chance meeting that led to Anthony Middleton and Luca Saporito, an audio engineer/musician and working DJ, respectively, becoming Audiofly back in 2002. The pair’s groovy, melodic and undulating take on house music started to create a huge fan base, both in the press, in clubs and, finally, in production. Support from Xu and Shazz. Aristo @ Zouk cover charges apply. Reservations* call 03-2171 1997 (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

Eve of public holiday. Zouk: Ghetto Heaven with Luqe and Raja. Aristo: Be with Radzi. Admission (with one drink): (Zouk): RM18 Ladies / RM28 Men. Reservations* call 03-2171 1997 (12pm-6pm) or 016-332 3191 (after 6pm) or email rsvn@zoukclub.com.my *applicable to 21 yrs old and above.

THE POOL

347, Jalan Ampang, KL

Illumination X May Day Splash. Hosted by misterAriffin with his signature blend of progressive, techno and trance, he will be sharing the decks with Illumination Music’s most accomplished acts, including Adham Nasri, Daftastic, SlashSaiful Hassan, KiddBudy & Torex, NakataX & TaufiX, FeeraZ and Shafiq Exceed. Admission (with one drink): RM25 before 11pm / RM35 after. Free entry for ladies. Doors open 5pm. Reservations, call 017-998 5577/ info@thepool.com.my or visit www.facebook.com/thepoolkl

NERO @ VERTIGO

RT-02 Rooftop (6th Flr), The Gardens

Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, KL

Holy Chic Holiday Eve Special featuring B.A.T.E aka Brains & The Eye, who joins The Holy Chic crew — DJ Eva T, Ernest C and Mc Sean Bizzie for one night. Ladies free entry before midnight. Admission (with one drink): RM30 Ladies / RM40 Men. Information and reservations call 010-215 9701 / 013-351 5359. Call/SMS after 4pm.

WEDNESDAY

BIANCO @ VERTIGO

RT-02 Rooftop (6th Flr), The Gardens

Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, KL

Twelve presents Khomha (COL). Markus Schulz hailed KhoMha as Coldharbour Recordings’ first Artist of the Year in 2011. Both Schulz and Matt Darey also named him in their Top 100 DJ interviews as their Producer of the Year. At just 22 years of age, KhoMha’s conclusively on EDM’s career fast-track. The night will be supported by Leey Houdini, Zhan, NakataX and Taufix. Admission (with one drink): RM50. For reservations call 010-215 9701 / 013-351 5359. Call/SMS after 4pm.

LUST

L1-3-5, Office Tower, Jalan Nagasari, off Jalan Raja Chulan, KL

#GoodMusic presents DJ Whoo Kid (US) Labour Day party. Lust and Kartel Hitmen present G-Unit’s tour DJ and radio host for Eminem’s radio channel. DJ Whoo Kid is a cornerstone in the American hip hop industry. He is a highly sought-after DJ, producer, radio host, marketing professional and entrepreneur. As the CEO of Shadyville Entertainment, the official DJ for G-Unit Records, founder of RadioPlanet.tv and spokesperson for several major brands, Whoo Kid has worked with a plethora of high profile celebrities and business moguls. Whoo Kid has been the programme director and host of Hollywood Saturday’s for Eminem’s Shade 45 Channel on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio since 2005. Supporting him are #GoodMusic residents Ash, Jerryca Misty and Nazkimo with rising star MC Kayda hyping. Admission (with one drink): RM40. Reservations and information call 03-2142 0525/016-284 6772.

ZOUK

113, Jalan Ampang, KL

Public holiday. Velvet Underground: Mambo Jambo with Ken, Radzi and MC Point Blanc. Aristo: Aristobeats with Shazz. Admission (with one drink: RM30. 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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