Guest DJs spice up the scene with a mixed bag of vibes


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  • Friday, 20 Mar 2015

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MARINI’s on 57

Level 57, Menara 3 Petronas, Persiaran KLCC, KL

Marini’s on 57’s F1 Party Paddock at the Top returns with Joey Negro (UK) for an exclusive one-night only event. Joey Negro integrates his passion for disco into house music as both a producer and remixer, causing many to call his music disco house. Joey is regarded as one of the forefathers of the UK dance scene. Bringing his inestimable talents to celebrate and kick-off the Malaysian GP fresh off his recent album launch with the Defected label, expect an electrifying and fresh repertoire on the decks. Warm up for the night comes from Marini’s music director Jeff Jefferson. The award-winning outlet will feature the much talked about series of special F1 cocktails fashioned after the individual F1 teams available for that night only. 9Pm till late. Admission: RM130++ (with one drink). Reservations: +603 2386 6030 or reservations@marinisgroup.com / www.marinis57.com.

PISCO BAR

29, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, KL

Sound Love Affair Featuring HVOB Austria. HVOB (Her Voice Over Boys) is an electronic band from Vienna, Austria. Their latest EP Window, aims to be more than music. To HVOB, it’s a multimedia art project that combines audio, video, and art installation tactics. Sound Love Affair will be hosting HVOB’s EP Launch Party in Asia, which includes remixes from Gui Boratto and Acid Pauli, foreshadows a forthcoming album due out in 2015. Call 03-2142 2900 for informaton.

RHAPSODY BAR LOUNGE

Level 2, Hatten Square, Jalan Merdeka, Bandar Hilir, Malacca

For some fun down south, check out Rhapsody as the duo of Chuckiess and Whackboi bring their vibes to town. Rhapsody opened its doors on Dec 24, 2014, and since then has already played host to several of Malaysia’s rising stars including Niza Minx and MissA1.

Chuckiess and Whackboi live by their motto - Save the Rave - and have already built a strong following on their online platforms. Their first single, Double Damage, quickly became a hit and cemented the partnership that began in 2012.

For more information, call 06-282 8215, email chill@rhapsodybarlounge.com or visit www.facebook.com/rhapsodybarlounge

NAGABA KL

31, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, KL

Beatmilitia presents District One F1 Party Edition with Jovan Blade (1945MF, INA). Hailing from Jogjakarta, Jovan arrived on the global scene more than a decade ago and has since cemented his name in the pages of Jogjakarta’s dance music history. His sets are filled with bassliness and musical mystery but held down with a punchy distinctiveness and earth melody. From his early beginnings in Jogjakarta at the age of 15, he has reached the top of his profession, being voted #1 in a voter’s poll by Ravelex Dance Music Award from 2005 to 2010. Victor G, Funkayrol and Adam Khan open up the support gates. Call 03-2143 3400 for information.

ZOUK KUALA LUMPUR

113, Jalan Ampang, KL

US DJ and producer Shogun returns to grace Zouk Kuala Lumpur’s decks this March 20 for Fired Up Fridays. The past six years of his career have turned into a globetrotting adventure quest for clout in the DJ world. Today, Shogun is the first Asian American on the internationally known S107/Armada Record Label and performs at the biggest festivals and clubs around the world. Fired Up Friday resident, DJ Fono, supports. Admission (with one drink): RM45 before 11pm / RM60 after 11pm.. RESERVATIONS*: Please call 03-2171 1997 (12pm - 6pm) or 016-332 3191 (after 6pm) or email rsvn@zoukclub.com.my *Applicable to 21 years old and above

M8 BAR

163, Jalan Binjai, Persiaran KLCC, KL

It’s All About House Music at M-plify Friday Night as Jeff Jefferson takes you down the house music trail. Perfect atmosphere, good company and great house music by Brit-born Jefferson, who’s the music director for both M8 and Marini’s on 57. Can you think of a better way to M-plify your Friday? No cover charge. Happy hours from 5pm-10pm. Reservations 03-2386 6030.

UNDER9

Bangunan Ming Annexe, 9, Jalan Ampang, KL

Under9 and Black808 presents a special night with Perera Perera Elsewhere aka Mother Perera (BPitch Control). Singer / Songwriter/ Producer Sasha Perera who DJs under the name Mother Perera is probably most known for her role as vocalist and songwriter in the bass music - mongrel pop band Jahcoozi. Perera Elsewhere is the solo project of the London-born, Berlin-based artist who helped to establish a foundation of grime and dubstep in Berlin with her series of Grimetime parties and radio show years back. Perera Elsewhere takes a step back from her known sound of bass shaking electronica to a more minimal and acoustic feel and summons lost souls and presage of tomorrow in her craft. From the grit of dark club to the absorption of indigenous sounds & styles along her travels, Perera melds these inspirations into her own semi-acoustic, abstract and pop-tinged bliss. Brought to you by Under9 and Detour Asia, support for the night will come from Axel Groove, Moslem Priest and CEE. Admission: RM20.

PROVIDENC KL

The Intermark, 385, Jalan Tun Razak, KL

Rave Republic is back. Rave Republic, one of Asia’s most in-demand DJ duos have an impressive CV, holding club residencies across Singapore, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Manila. They recently were Asia Headliners on It’s the Ship, and have played at festivals including Ultra Music Festival (Korea) and Illumi Nation. Their most recent remix of Magic!’s hit song Rude was released in December and has received coverage across leading music blogs such as EDM Tunes. Tonight’s support comes from LFS aka le funkt studio. Admission (with one drink): RM50 Ladies / RM70 Men. Table reservations : popbottles@providencekl.my (Mark) 010-252 7678 / (Wee Lee) 016-444 5781.

PISCO BAR

29, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, KL

Solid Gold with special guest DJ from LA MIC(EP) will be lighting up the decks for the first time in Pisco Bar together with Bunga and MrBacksounds., bringing his take of house and deep house music. So get ready for some West Coast feel and double dose of Solid Gold’s fave duo as they turn up the speakers. Free entry. 10.30pm. Call 03-2142 2900.

CASBAH LOUNGE

Mandarin Oriental KL, KLCC, off Jalan Pinang, KL

Soul Agenda. Bring your business cards and enjoy the conversation, the atmosphere, some appetisers and the people who has started the party in Kuala Lumpur, when technology was not an issue to produce a great party. Big names from 1980s to 90s DJ Q (Traqs, Baze & Scandals) DJ Kumaraza (Baze, Baze2 & Scandals) DJ Najee (Traqs, Baze & Garibar) flamming soul inspired music from the finest music connoisseurs. Call 03-2179 8888 for information and reservations.

CALAVERA

13, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, KL

La Onda con Axel Groove and Shazan E03. With self-professed late bloomer Axel Groove, who found his inspiration following seven years in the wilderness, also known as the concrete jungles of Australia. The underground music scene here reignited his long lost passion to educate the masses with the sexy sounds that is house music, and Shazan, a pioneering figure in Kuala Lumpur’s dance scene since inception, who began playing guest slots at Echo Jazz Bar, Clubhouse, Backroom, Carbon and Movement alongside local stalwarts, Jungle Jerry, DJ Gabriel and Da Funkie Junkie whenever he returned from studies in Australia. A self-confessed perfectionist and innovator when it comes to the DJ art, Shazan’s use of acapellas and samples coupled with irresistible beats and rhythms enforces his reputation as “a DJ whose sounds and skills are often imitated but never duplicated. Free entry. Call 016-281 1143.

GROOVE

1st Floor,12, 22 A/70 A, Desa Sri Hartamas, KL

The weekend party starts here taking you back in time to the 70s, 80s, 90s up to 2001. Bringing you back to the best moments of your life on a truly nostalgic journey through time with DJ Reverend and VDJ Alfred. Doors open at 9pm. Dress code applies. No shorts or slippers, please. Reservations Call 017-246 8684.

SULTAN LOUNGE

Mandarin Oriental KL, KLCC, off Jalan Pinang, KL

Sultan Lounge presents Public Enemy’s Keith Shocklee. As a founding member of the ground breaking hip hop group Public Enemy with his friend and emcee Chuck D, Shocklee was named “one of the greatest producers in hip-hop” by Rolling Stone for his work on the innovative albums It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back and Fear Of A Black Planet. Opening set by our own DJ Najee alongside the La Classe Saturday team of DJ Aims, Biggie and MC Quickload. Admission: RM58 Ladies until midnight / RM88. For bookings call King Lhota 012-271 2651 /

Melyssa 012-906 2598.

MR BROOKS

Level 3, Bangsar Shopping Centre, Jalan Maarof, Bukit Bandaraya, KL

Music Is Love with Da Funkie Junkie & Friends every Saturday with Da Funkie Junkie with a new night in a new venue in town. The early hours will provide customers with an opportunity to discover the “roots” of dance music including soul, funk, jazz, disco and Afro-Latin beats. The latter stages of the night will build towards current and classic deep soulful house, disco house and garage. The music will be soulful and organic, classy and elegant. Da Funkie Junkie and DJ Bernie and J-Sun host the series tonight. 10Pm onwards. Free entry.

CALAVERA

13, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, KL

La Musica with Mickey McLean and Flikswitch. With a career spanning almost two decades, gigs worldwide and having warmed up for some of the best, DJ Mickey McLean really is a force to be reckoned with. Synonymous in Kuala Lumpur with playing quality house music, and floor filling sets — Mickey has been a formative part of the Malaysian clubbing scene which hit its peak in the late 90s, a true house music pioneer in Malaysia. KL-based house DJ, producer & remixer, Flikswitch knows that any good music may have soul but believes that’s in every great house track resides a real soul within its music. For true house lovers, the music never stops. Free entry. Call 016-281 1143.

LA BODEGA

1, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, KL

Spins #6 . Vinyl is on the comeback trail, so for all you vinyl lovers, old and new, fresh and scratched, Spins brings you a night of those warm sounds and scratches from this mode of audio and DJing skills that, in recent years, is seeing a resurgence. 12inches with sounds and feel both old and new from Adam J and DJ K. Love Your Vinyls. Free entry. If you are interested to drop a set, kindly email your mix / any links to klchemistry@gmail.com

TETTO ROOFTOP LOUNGE

29, Jalan Berangan, off Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL

Altered Visions presents MO:DEM festival 2015 Kuala Lumpur teaser party with By The Rain ( BMSS Recs. / Trimurtri Recs. / Epic Tribe) Turkey, Oddicon (Vantara Vichitra, Purple Hexagon) Malaysia, Psymbiosis ( Maharetta Recs.) Italy and Tomy (Mo:Dem Fest.) Croatia. Admission (with one cocktail): RM30.

In The House 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

UNDER9

Bangunan Ming Annexe, 9, Jalan Ampang, KL

Vibe Soundsystem. Get your skanking boots on for some seriously heavy dub plate vibes down at Under9. The Vibe Collective has the latest bass beats straight from the European Soundsystem circuit. Notting Hill finally meets KL. With DJ Home, Kalipso, Digital Bandit. Free entry before 12am. RM15 after 12am.

SUNDAY

ELEVATE

20-2A, Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL

Play 4 Passion’s been going on for a few months and features a weekly line up of a spread of DJs both new and fresh to the veteran and established plus a special guest or two along the way, featuring the likes of Kumaraza Placebo Effect, Alex Martin, Bernie, Novatune, Mantis & Jay, Alex & Uzair, Shah, Chris, Renu, Trippydeejay, Aby and more. And the music, well, it’s all about the passion for it and veers towards the non mainstream type for the most part. Free entry but you can call 016-222 5552/ 016-241 7560 for information and reservations.

ARISTO @ ZOUK

113, Jalan Ampang, KL

“Chillout Sunday @ Aristo” - a truly special night for real music lovers. It surely serves you with a wide range of different sounds which gradually turn from chillaxing in early night to hard beats at late hours. Cover charges apply. Ladies free entry + 5 free drinks till1am. 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.

LA BODEGA

1, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, KL

R&B and hip hop throwbacks in Sunday Funk with DJ Augie and DJ Nesh from 5pm onwards. No cover charge. Telephone and reservations: 03-2287 9468.

WEDNESDAY

TWENTY-ONE KITCHEN & BAR

20-1, Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL

Altitude presents Victor Trixter. To hear that Victor Trixter has been DJ-ing since he was 15 would not be a surprise to anyone who has witnessed the Trixter in action. Passionate and energetic, Victor has graced stages around the Asia Pacific, from Melbourne, Jakarta and Borneo, to his hometown of Kuala Lumpur. Blending aspects of funky house, tech house, and soulful, his ability to play at any time of night is his biggest asset, closely followed by his high level of technical ability and speed. 10pm. Free entry. Reservations call 03-2142 0021/fax: 03-2141 0121 or e-mail info@twentyone.com.my

THURSDAY

TWENTY-ONE KITCHEN & BAR

20-1, Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL

Dimes & Dolls presents DJ e-dogg, spinning R&B and hip hop both old and new skool. Free entry. Reservations call 03-2142 0021/fax: 03-2141 0121 or e-mail info@twentyone.com.my

In The House 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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