Superclub all set for reincarnation

AUG 12 marks the beginning of an important chapter for the brand new Zouk Kuala Lumpur, and the superclub’s Grand Launch is poised to become Kuala Lumpur’s social event of the year, attracting the who’s who in Malaysia and around Asia.

The Grand Launch will also provide VVIP guests a private preview and tour of Zouk KL before it opens to the public on Aug 21.

Featured guest DJs for the night will Canadian duo Dzeko& Torres who will have the distinctive honour of being the first international act to perform at Zouk KL’s new premises.

The new Zouk KL, meanwhile, already stands boldly at its new address at 436, JalanTun Razak. From a distance, the double-storey complex cuts a striking figure — a monument to a brand that has enjoyed success in Kuala Lumpur for more than a decade.

This, in contrast to its former self at JalanAmpang, where it stood a little below the level of traffic at its home for 11 years. Last Saturday, the nightspot celebrated its final bash at its old home.

The coming of the new Zouk signals its dominance in clubland Kuala Lumpur. Notably, this has already been shaping up to be a significant year for superclubs in Asia vying for a spot on DJ Mag’s Top 100 Clubs in the World ranking, as competition heats up with new entries such as Fuse (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) at No. 72, Valkyrie club (Manila, the Philippines) at No. 75 and Myst (Shanghai, China) at No.98, making it to the 2015 list.

Zouk KL enjoys a place above these at No.38, while its Singapore flagship retains its No. 7 position from the previous year’s poll.

This is the first time both Zouk clubs have been counted among the world’s top 40 clubs, which also puts the Zouk brand among only a few club brands in the world with two of its nightspots on the chart.

Zouk KL’s move to Jalan Tun Razak paves the way for bigger things to come. Zouk Singapore will also be moving to new premises from Jiak Kim Street to entertainment enclave Clarke Quay sometime in the middle of next year.

With its rebirth, Zouk KL aims to be counted among the top 20 spot of next year’s Top 100 Clubs list, which would narrow the gap on its flagship while maintaining its presence as an Asian representative on the revered global list.

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