Dance legend comes to town

Dance legend Francois K is in the house on Aug 25.

VOLUME at REN @ KYO KL brings to Kuala Lumpur one of the house legends of dance music with Francois K (NYC/FR), along with Jasper James (UK) on Aug 25.

Born and raised in France but living in New York City since 1975, Francois K (Francois Kevorkian) started out as a drummer who soon tried his hand at DJing in underground clubs around 1976, where his career behind the decks quickly took off.

During that time, he was invited to DJ at legendary dance music institutions such as New York-New York, The Paradise Garage, The Loft, Better Days, Studio 54, Les Mouches, Buttermilk Bottom, AM-PM, and Club Zanzibar.

His success as a remixer and producer led him to work or collaborate with many more mainstream artists, such as The Eurythmics, Diana Ross, U2, Kraftwerk, Mick Jagger, Ashford & Simpson, The Cure, Jean-Michel Jarre, Pet Shop Boys, Cabaret Voltaire, Depeche Mode and many more.

Through the 1990s, and to this day, Francois is still very much in demand as a remixer, having remixed the likes of Cesaria Evora, Ame Strong, Talvin Singh, Underworld, Juan Atkins, Atmosfear, B52’s, Gloria Estefan, Big Muff, Moloko, Finley Quaye and others.

Jasper James’ career has come a long way since his arrival on the scene.

Emerging from his roots as a leading tastemaker in Glasgow’s vibrant house scene, he broke away from his peers to become more than just a “one-to-watch” but a respected figure in his own right.

A DJ and producer with talent that stretches beyond his years, he’s crafted and developed his own brand of off-kilter house and heads-down techno through extended DJ sets at some of the worlds most respected clubs.

Support for the night will come from Slutski and Qussay.

KYO KL: Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur, off Jalan Pinang, KLCC, KL

Admission (with one drink): RM50 before 1am / RM60 after 1am. For table reservations please contact or 012-921 1730.

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