DJs jam it up on the decks


  • Lifestyle
  • Thursday, 05 Dec 2013

IT IS early yet in December but the scene and activity already seems to be picking up steam towards the end of the year. This weekend sees another DJ competition and the inaugural Malaysian hip hop awards take the limelight alongside international and local DJ lineups in the Klang Valley.

ADVANCE WARNING

DECEMBER 14

SEPANG INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT

JUST eight days left for one of the biggest EDM events of the year as the now annual Heineken Thirst Festival returns on Saturday, Dec 14 at Sepang International Circuit with its most extensive and eclectic list of stars to date.

Spread across two massive stages, the line-up includes a thrilling mix of established names and emerging left field electronic artists from France, the Netherlands, UK, Australia and Malaysia.

This year, Thirst pushes this philosophy further and turns the spotlight away from the stage and shines it on the thousands of people who come together every year to make Thirst such an exhilarating and unique experience.

The final line up looks like this: David Guetta (FR), Afrojack (NL), Example + DJ Wire (UK), W&W (NL), Nervo (AUS), R3hab (NL), Madeon (FR) and Malaysians Goldfish & Blink, BATE, XU and Bunga.

Tickets: Pre-sale general tickets (RM148): available at all Rock Corner outlets and online atwww.boxtix.asia VIP tickets (RM248): limited and available ONLINE ONLY at www.boxtix.asia Door sale (RM188): available on event day from 4pm onwards.

SPECIAL EVENT

TOMORROW

PISCO BAR

29, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, KL

The Malaysian Red Crescent (MRC) has raised RM140,000 in donations to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in the Philippines and targets to raise RM10mil by the end of February next year.

To support this initiative, Love International and some of the best DJs in town are gathering together and joining efforts for the cause with the “Spinning for the Philippines” event in Pisco Bar.

So if you feel like participating and spending your Saturday evening with us, visit Pisco Bar and enjoy the music selection that Ray Soo, Stella Nutella, Joey G, J-Sun, Gregoire Pagnoux AKA Oscar Wise, Friz, DJ Hightech, Nuthiya, Bunga and Mr Backsounds have put together.

There will be a small cover charge of RM 30 + drink and happy hour prices and promos will be available.

Also, donations can be made to the Malaysian Red Crescent Society through its Malayan Banking Bhd account number 514422102657.

THIS WEEK’S HIGHLIGHTS

TONIGHT

ZOUK

113, Jalan Ampang, KL

Smash presents Mark Knight (UK). In a career spanning a decade and more, Mark has not left the pages of DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJ poll since his first inclusion in 2008, been Grammy nominated and performed at the world’s most iconic music venues and festivals around the world.

In 2003 with a personal vision for a new direction in house music, Mark built his first studio and created his own record label.

Toolroom Records quickly established itself as one of dance music’s flag ship brands. Fast-forward to 2013 and Toolroom celebrates its success as one of the biggest independent dance music record labels in the world, recently surpassing three million downloads as well as smashing innumerable sales records, and scooping some of the industries biggest awards along the way.

As a producer, Mark has built a reputation for outstanding releases, consistently topping international charts with global hits such as Man With The Red Face (feat. Funkagenda), Downpipe (feat. Underworld), Beautiful World (feat. Tiesto) and Nothing Matters (feat. Skin). Also featuring Lincey (SG) and supported by BATE & Nick Haydez.

Admisssion (with one drink): RM45 Ladies / RM55 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.

MAI BAR

Rooftop, Aloft Hotel, 5, Jalan Stesen Sentral, KL

Fierce Angel @ Mai Bar. Mark Doyle (UK) and Fierce Angel return to KL for a party at the super cool Mai Bar. Mark has just released his Fierce Collective album (which features vocalists from all over, including our very own Melissa Indot) so expect non stop disco house and hands in the air anthems.

Supporting DJs warming up the decks are Marc Tanner (UK), DJ Tommy and DJ April Tang. Event starts 8pm. Admission (with one drink): RM40 net door charge inclusive of first drink.

Free entry if you come dressed like an angel. Information and reservations call 03-2723 1188.

TWENTY-ONE TABLES & TERRACE.

T1, Lvl 3, West Wing, Bangsar Shopping Centre, 285, Jalan Maarof, KL

Lushouse presents Mike Jolly (UK) back in KL for a night of house music. Free entry. Reservations call 03-2287 0021 or email: info@twentyone.com.my

Over at Twenty-One Kitchen & Bar, 20-1, Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL, Ash takes to the decks. Free entry. Tel: 03-2142 0021/fax: 03-2141 0121.

PASSION LOUNGE

18-1, Jalan P. Ramlee, KL

Amnesia presents Let There Be House with Kuma and Friends. Guest for the night E.J. Missy from Singapore, she has played in KL a few times. Expect some techno with Sound Love Affair label boss Friz opening the night. Free entry until 1am. First drinks charge applies after. Information and reservations call 03-2170 6666.

TOMORROW

BIANCO @ VERTIGO

RT-02, Lvl 6, The Gardens, Mid Valley City

Lingkaran Syed Putra, KL

Ohrwurm presents Jamie Stevens [Bedrock Records/microCastle] (AUS).

Ohrwurm brings you not just a replacement, but an artist equally great in the studio, the clubs & festivals. We are pleased to announce our next guest; a founding member of Infusion, the much-loved Australian electronic live act, who has collaborated with Bedrock’s John Digweed & Nick Muir, a massive release on microCastle that’s been making waves on Beatport Top 100, an individual filled with charisma and talent.

His sets are best described as an expression of his personality containing that energetic bounce, hypnotic storyline and charged with all-important tension, release and atmosphere.

The night’s support will come from Alam and Terence C. Admission (with one drink): RM40. Information and reservations call 010-215 9701 / 013-351 5359. Call/sms after 4pm.

The First 100 Heineken Thirst 2013 ticket holders to arrive at this event will get a chance to enter Ohrwurm without cover charge.

Just bring your Thirst 2013 ticket and head towards the designated entry of the club. Offer ends at midnight.

ARISTO @ ZOUK

113, Jalan Ampang, KL

Hoot presents Kiko Navarro (SP). Hailing from the island of Mallorca, Spain, Navarro’s been in the business for over two decades, having started Djing there in 1990. Among many, many, accomplishments in both Djing and production, he had been a mainstay at Pacha, Palma de Mallorca, as well as being a resident in Pacha, Ibiza. The night’s support comes from from Xu and Shazz. Admission (with one drink): RM38 Ladies / RM48 Men. RESERVATIONS*: Please 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.

BAIT

65, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, KL

Mile High Sounds will be

hosting an exclusive presentation of Ableton’s Live 9 music production and performance software and innovative new hardware instrument Push headed by Ableton’s Business Development Manager, Sam Counihan.

Travelling from Berlin, Sam will be showcasing the workflows and technology that has made Ableton’s products favourites with musicians, DJs and producers the world over.

Ableton makes Live, software used by musicians all over the world to create and perform music and Push, a new hardware instrument for intuitive music-making.

From the smallest bedroom studios to the world’s biggest stages, artists of all styles, skill levels and genres rely on Ableton for the tools that inspire. A-MarQ, a DJ trainer at Mile High Sounds, will also be demonstrating the features of Pioneer’s RMX1000 effects unit.

DJ sets will follow, featuring Ableton’s own “Seven Days” aka Sam Counihan, Mile High Sounds DJs including Lish, A-MarQ, Blastique, Abdel Aziz as well as student alumni. For information on attending visit www.milehighsounds.com or call 03-2282 2420.

TWENTY-ONE KITCHEN & BAR

20-1, Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL

Lushouse presents Mike Jolly (UK) back in KL for a night of house music. Free entry. Tel: 03-2142 0021/fax: 03-2141 0121 or e-mail info@twentyone.com.my Over at Twenty-One Tables & Terrace, T1, Lvl 3, Bangsar Shopping Centre, 285, Jalan Maarof, KL, The House Collective. A Collective of house music DJ’s and enthusiasts bent on bringing back the vibe that once made clubbing in the capital sophisticated. Hosted by house veteran, Turn It Up’s Joey G. Free entry. Reservations call 03-2287 0021 or email: info@twentyone.com.my

MARQUEE LOUNGE

GL-10, BB Park (opposite Plaza Low Yat)

7, Jalan 1/77, Jalan Bukit Bintang, KL

Winner of UK’s DJ Mag International Pick’n’Mix competition, and one of Australia and New Zealand’s best female DJs, DJ Dusk is coming to Marquee KL. Her musical versatility which include techno, electro and progressive house will definitely won’t disappoint you. The night will supported by Rasz Tooten, Boyy Shinoda, Bobby Bangerz, Matt Allen, Noisyboy and Brad Rauna. Tickets: Early bird RM38 (100 ONLY), Pre Sale RM48. Contact Rasz – 019-305 8518 / Aleep – 012-275 4402 / Zeera – 017-319 1732 / Buuk – 017-316 1805 / Kechik – 013-378 8082.

BARSONIC

113, Jalan Ampang, KL

OMFG presents Mr Nasty and GuruGuru. Your friendly neighbourhood androids come out to play every first Saturday of the month. Admission (with one drink): RM25 Ladies / RM35 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.

SEPANG INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT (MALL AREA)

Strictly for everyone who loves Bass. Bass music after Endurance race S1K Fest with Bazz Avengers. A collaboration of various bass music including trap, Moombahton, hip hop, drum’n’bass, dubstep, drumstep. Line up includes Naxx, Naufal & I-Sky, DJ Vin, Michoh, DJ Nesh and DJ Low at the Mall Area.

More info about S1K Fest visit www.sepangcircuit.com.my/story/sepang-1000km-overview-sepang-1000km-s1k-201

SUNDAY

MAI BAR

Rooftop, Aloft Hotel, 5, Jalan Stesen Sentral, KL

Oscar Wise presents its third instalment of Sunset Disco International. Following in the footsteps of Gigamesh and Miami Horror is French disco maestro, Zimmer.

Growing up between France and California, this young producer is a gentle combination of both worlds; West Coast carefree attitude with a twist of Parisian chic.

Call it horizontal disco or elegant funk, he’s all about groove, with influences ranging from Ben E. King to Midnight Star.

His favourite contemporary producers include Aeroplane, Moullinex, or Alan Braxe. He cultivates the art of mixing

la Larry Levan, playing from 100 to 125 bpm.

Check out his latest hit Galapagos, a slow daytime disco jam that takes you straight to summer time anytime, anywhere.

In addition to Zimmer, the decks and mixer will be graced by Alex Asquared, Kopigo, Hackeem and Who’s Playing???. Starts at 3pm. Admission (with one drink): RM25. Information and reservations call 03-2723 1188.

WEDNESDAY

ROOTZ

Rooftop (Lvl 8) Lot 10 Shopping Centre

50, Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL

Heavy Boogie with DJ Jazzy Jeff & Skillz *Live* (US) with special guests Kristian Hernandez, Complex and DJ Shortkut. *Strictly Limited Tickets (200 only). Reservations : info@heavyboogie.com . Call Rootz at 03-2110 5685 or e-mail info@rootz.com.my for information.

TWENTY-ONE TABLES & TERRACE.

T1, Lvl 3, West Wing, Bangsar Shopping Centre, 285, Jalan Maarof, KL

Elevate presents J Morell. Free entry. Reservations call 03-2287 0021 or email: info@twentyone.com.my. Over at Twenty-One Kitchen & Bar, 20-1, Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL, Niza Minx takes to the decks. Free entry. Tel: 03-2142 0021/fax: 03-2141 0121.

THURSDAY

TWENTY-ONE KITCHEN & BAR

20-1, Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL

Lushouse presents

Dano EF (GER) taking over the decks. Free entry. Tel: 03-2142 0021/fax: 03-2141 0121 or e-mail info@twentyone.com.myOver at Twenty-One Tables & Terrace, T1, Lvl 3, Bangsar Shopping Centre, 285, Jalan Maarof, KL, Ash. Free entry. eservations call 03-2287 0021 or email: info@twentyone.com.my

VELVET UNDERGROUND @ ZOUK

113, Jalan Ampang, KL

4Play Sensation with Goldfish and Ken guaranteeing to bring you the hottest club music and dance songs in contemporary pop and EDM. Admission (with one drink): Admission (with one drink): RM18 Ladies / RM28 Men. Reservations* please 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.

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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