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Friday January 22, 2010

Great weekend vibes ahead

TWO weekends of heady clubbing to end this month’s smorgasboard of nightlife activity with the promise of a stream of international stars to boost the scene a little. We bring to you some of the highlights. Have a good night or five out.

ADVANCE WARNING

JANUARY 29

ZOUK

BLACK IN SESSION presents GARETH EMERY. They’re flying in thick and fast as Emery makes a quick return to our shores this month from his last appearance here mid last year. Another spectacular rise in the definitive DJ Mag Top 100 Poll, smashing into the Top 10 at No.9, starting a new record label Garuda to go with his productions, it’s gotten even better for Emery in 2009. Call Zouk at 03-2171 1997 for information.

JANUARY 30

MIST

18, Jalan Liku, Bangsar, KL

Volume presents Jon O’Bir. Jon O’Bir is a name that’s been splashed across the industry since he catapulted to the front line in 2002 after winning a prestigious competition run by Passion and M8 magazines in Britain. His talent saw him warming up and going head to head with some of the biggest stars including Paul Van Dyk, Sasha and Tiesto, something very few people can add to their portfolio. Admission (with one drink): RM30 (ladies) / RM40 (men).

HAVANA

Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL

Another London club/indie night hits KL with heady promises of stonking lineups. THIS FEELING makes its debut with an extremely interesting headliner — Madchester indie rave legend BEZ of Happy Mondays on the decks for a DJ set. Twilight Actiongirl and Australia’s Common People serve up the appetiser. It’s FREE entry, but get there early for the happy hour drinks offers. Mote to come.

THIS WEEK’S HIGHLIGHTS

TONIGHT

ZOUK

GLOBAL presents BUSY P Revolver Tour (FR) with Masatoshi (JP), Kiri – Revolver (JP) and Verbal — Teriyaki Boyz (JP) & G.B.X. (Goldfish, Blink, Xu) for a fest of electro and house music. French electro DJ/producer Pedro Winter (aka Busy P) is the owner of Ed Banger Records as well as the manager of Daft Punk and a few other electronic dance acts from France. For cover Information, call the above number.

Meanwhile @ PHUTURE

This Phuture is FANTASTIC! With almost 60 weeks of crazy nights under her belt Phuture gets ready to roll out the red carpet for her most favourite people in the world... YOU! Phuture celebrate’s one AMAZING year with a weekend of amazing themed parties.

DRESSCODE: FRIDAY: The BLACK party — chic, sexy in all BLACK with the scent of seduction

SATURDAY: The WHITE Party — exotic, pure, dripping in with Bling all hot in WHITE.

Call Zouk at 03-2171 1997 for details.

TOMORROW

KL LIVE @ LIFE CENTRE

20, Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL

Music Conference Asia Music Factory “The Creation”. Following the success of the inaugural Music Conference Asia Music Factory “The Beginning”, the second episode of the series, “The Creation”, will be hitting town.

Highlights of the 2010 programme will include discussion workshops and an Appreciation Party headlined by two DJMAG top #50 ranking DJs, Richard Durand from the Netherlands and Sean Tyas from the USA. Durand is ONE OF the hottest new DJ / producers to emerge from the Netherlands this past couple of years, now ranked #49. , meanwhile, who now resides in Switzerland, has been one of the brightest new stars to emerge in the electronic dance music scene for year, entering the DJMag poll’s Top 100 at #54. Adding to the lineup are KL’s own Ian Ross of Futuredisco and MOS-Euphoria fame, Popcorn Perky (KL) and a special appearance by MC Asia Remix competition winner Effen from Singapore.

In an effort to further contribute towards the growth of the music community, event organizer, Global Sound Masters will contribute RM2 to the “GSM Music Fund” for every ticket sold. The money collected will go towards the nurturing of new talents in the region. Visit www.visitmcasia.com for further updates on full artist line-up and details of the music workshop discussion topics. Tickets to “The Creation” are priced at (Pre-sale) RM39 and (Door-sale) RM59. A special VIP package for party high-rollers is also available for purchase starting 18th December 09. Visit www.axcess.com.my or call the hotline 03-7711 5000.

THURSDAY

Ministry of Sound – EUPHORIA

Persiaran Sunway, Sunway Lagoon, Bandar Sunway

MOS — Euphoria presents Mix Tape with ERIC D-LUX.

Straight from the streets of Los Angeles come one of the hottest new Mix Tape DJs — Eric D-Lux. Eric has been making huge noise on both radio airwaves and DJ circuit with his raw, up-beat, and straight from the streets personalities which quickly became fan favourites. Warm up by T-Bone.

Save The Robots @ The Deq - An innovation selection will break new sounds and styles to a crowd seeking something different. Expect the unexpected — this is our research and development laboratory, testing new global trends on the local psyche. LADIES NIGHT. Ladies FREE ENTRY + 1 DRINK All Night. Cover charge for guys. For reservations and table bookings, please contact RSVP: 03-7495 1786 / 03-7495 1789 * reservation line opens from 10am - 7pm (Mon-Sat) or Email rsvp@euphoria.com.my.

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