Asian flavours take focus


SPECIAL PARTIES

FRIDAY

ZOUK

113, Jalan Ampang, KL

VELVET UNDERGROUND: Nokia Nseries presents AsiaNation II feat. Joel Lai (HK) and DJ 1man (ID). AsiaNation is about bringing Asia's best house DJs to its audiences. Regional jocks get recognition in this series of events and the project is bent on establishing a good pool of Asian DJs. Nokia Nseries presents a regional tour of rising stars in the circuit, where the second instalment features veteran DJ Joel Lai from Hong Kong and DJ 1man from Jakarta. Admission (with one drink) is RM35 (ladies) and RM40 (men).

SPECIAL PARTIES

SATURDAY

Bar Blonde

Heritage Row, 50, Jalan Doraisamy, KL

Liquid Jump Up goes 100% drum'n'bass. Up on decks this night are Tubby, Az1, Mac, Low & Mc Reza.

SPECIAL PARTIES

WEDNESDAY

MAISON

8, Jalan Yap Ah Shak, KL

Vice Modern Disco and Maison club present 2 brand new club nights.

BANG-MI - a once a month indie/electro night guest starring DJs, live acts and bands both local and foreign scheduled for the first Wednesday of every month. As a bonus, once every two months, V.M.D will team up with the biggest indie guru in Thailand, Dude/Sweet.

WHATEVER KL! - Originally from Whatever Bangkok! Founded by infamous rock band Futon's front man: Gene Futon himself as host, giving you a night of booty dancing and dirty underwear tunes. This will happen every third Friday of the month.

Meanwhile, the launch Deejay Line-Up looks like this. Dude/Sweet DJs (Bangkok), Gene Futon (Live/DJ Set) (Bangkok), Goldtronic w Ara-Byrd (DJ vs Live Set) (KL), Lxxxtronek (Jakarta), Ribut 10:59 & Chaseylain (KL). Visuals by Non the Neon (Bangkok).

Free admission before 11pm// RM35 after (with one drink). Free drinks before 11pm.

ADVANCE WARNING

FREEDOM FESTIVAL 08

FRIDAY, 9th MAY,

SATURDAY 10TH MAY 2008

ADMIRAL MARINA PORT DICKSON, NS

This massive party spread over two days could well be one of the biggest of its kind in the region. The festival will feature top Dutch DJs Tiesto and Ferry Corsten sharing the limelight on one day and will see Tiesto headline again on the second day, to be joined then by German trance duo Cosmic Gate.

Brought to you by Scenique Productions, who were responsible for the last appearance (to a then record crowd of 18,000 party goers) of Tiesto on our shores two years ago in Sepang. This time, the stage has been expanded to include two arenas.

The dB Arena features all the trance DJs, together with local DJ Vinn (who opens proceedings on both days).

The DimenXion Arena, meanwhile, sees Ministry of Sound Singapore DJs, British-born DJs Stephen Day and Tang and Singaporean DJ Rattle serving up house and R&B and hip hop sounds on both days.

Tickets are now available priced at RM88 (day ticket) and RM153 (2-day ticket). Sales at the door are RM113 per day. Call the ticket hotline at 03-7711 5000 or visit Axcess outlets at Jalan Semangat and 1-Utama Shopping Centre (PJ) and Rock Corner, MidValley MegaMall and Tower Records, Suria KLCC (KL).

Special Freedom platinum and gold tickets for groups of 20 pax only are available from Scenique Productions at 03-77817302.

For more information and members' privileges visit www.freedom-08.net.

FRIDAY, 9th MAY 2008

ZOUK

113, Jalan Ampang, KL

VELVET UNDERGROUND: PIN-UP FRIDAYS presents Fred Jungo from Thailand. Pin-Up Fridays flies in, from the infamous Bed Supperclub in Bangkok via Switzerland, the very funky and hugely entertaining Fred Jungo. This is the sound that is rocking the City of Angels of Asia. Admission (with one drink) is RM35 (Ladies) / RM40 (Men)

THURSDAY, 15TH MAY 2008

ZOUK

MAINROOM: GHETTO HEAVEN presents DJ Kayper (UK). Kayper, a South Asian descent gem began deejaying at the age of 12. Before long, she deejayed alongside Jazzy Jeff, Cash Money, Clinton Sparks, Scratch Perverts and Mr Thing along with supporting some of Hip Hop's most influential artists in concert including Pete Rock, Pharaoh Monch, Ghostface and Arrested Development. Catch her LIVE for the first time in Zouk KL and tune in every Wednesday night on The Hype Show (BBC Asian Network) from 10pm - 1am GMT. Ladies complimentary entry before midnight and receive 2 Ghetto cocktails. Admission (with one drink) is RM35.

REGULAR NIGHTS

FRIDAY

BAR SAVANH

Heritage Row, 62-64, Jalan Doraisamy, KL

DJ Bernie in the house on Friday for the month of May spinning your favourite and groovy tunes from the past.

BAR CLUB

Heritage Row, 44-48, Jalan Doraisamy, KL

Friday Sensuous nights with house music featuring guest DJs on a weekly basis. Admission (with one drink) is RM35.

BAZE

Lot LG 11 & 11A, Lower Lobby, Renaissance Hotel KL,

Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL

House music on Fridays and Saturdays with resident DJs Charles B and Jinggo. Cover charges apply.

BED KL

G-01 Heritage House, 33 Jalan Yap Ah Shak, KL

Mainroom: Guest DJs play house music.

Basement: Get Down and get freaky with DJ Hill and MC Idlemind and your fave hip hop and R&B tracks. Admission (with one drink) is RM40.

CLUB 18

18, Jalan Liku, Bangsar, KL

Club 18 goes hyper hip-hop R&B to electro house with DJ G. Funk and DJ Zoie. Free admission.

HERITAGE MANSION

Heritage Avenue (behind Heritage Row), Jalan Kamunting, KL

Timeless featuring Garry T and guest. Admission is free for members, cover charge (with one drink) of RM50 for others. Call 03-2694 6460/62 for membership details and advance reservations.

HUSH

61-63, Jalan Telawi 3

(Next to Bangsar Village / Madam Kwan)

Private at Hush brings you DJ Ssense & DJ MicHoh. 9pm onwards.

LAUNDRY BAR

Curve, Mutiara Damansara, PJ

Urban Politics brings you slick, sexy, hip hop and R&B vibes. Free admission (repeats on Saturday).

MAISON

8, Jalan Yap Ah Shak,KL

Twisted night with house and electro. Tonight goes special Labour Day weekend with Toolbox featuring DJs Fendi and Bobby B. Resident Kughen takes charge. Admission (with one drink) is RM35 (men). Ladies get in free.

MARDI GRAS

P292, Promenade Lakeside,

1 Utama Shopping Centre, Bandar Utama, PJ

Back2Back with DJs Doni G & Soul for a night of Hip Hop and R&B tunes. Admission (with one drink) is RM35 (men)/Free (ladies).

MICRO @ BAROQUE

9, Jalan Yap Ah Shak, KL

New first floor intimate space opposite Maison. It's Mammoth tonight with a special set of Ol'Skool vs. New School with Biggie & Kumar! It's free entry.

POPPY COLLECTION

118-120, Jalan Law Yew Swee (corner of Jalan P. Ramlee), KL

Passion presents Deep with DJs Eddy L and Kuma playing deep, dark and sexy house. Admission (with one drink) is RM35.

Poppy Garden meanwhile presents Soul Seduction. Feel the vibe and pride of KL's best Outdoor Hip Hop and RnB Party with Soul Patrol DJs Backslash and Joe Black plus guest MCs. Admission (with one drink) is RM35. Info and Reservation @ 03-2170 6666 or 012-342 7215.

(repeats on Saturday)

THE LOFT, KL

28-40 Asian Heritage Row, KL

Upstairs: DJs Nu Tek, Glynn Tandy and Marco de Booij spice up the scene with house and electro. Admission (with one drink) RM40 (ladies before midnight)/RM50 (men).

Cynna: It's R&B night for Cynna. Admission (with one drink) is RM40 (ladies) and RM50 (men).

TELAWI STREET BISTRO

1, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar, KL

Head upstairs for some good music and house grooves with DJ Jay on the decks tonight.

THE RUPEE ROOM

Heritage Row, 52, Jalan Doraisamy

This is where a mesh of Bollywood latest hits and bhangra music is imported from Britain and Mumbai just to give the crowd a different feel. Helming the decks Monday to Saturday is DJ Bobby. Open 6pm onwards. Free admission.

ZOUK

113, Jalan Ampang, KL

Mainroom: It's Royale with DJs Luqe and Ray Rox on the R&B and commercial trail. Admission (with one drink) is RM30 (ladies) and RM35 (men).

Velvet Underground: Friday night Pin-Up with DJs Donovan and Shazz. Upfront funky and soulful house all night. Admission (with one drink) is RM30 (ladies) / RM35 (men).

Loft: Twilight Actiongirl with the usual suspects Bunga, Ribut 10:59, Chaseylain and Xu. Free entry before midnight, RM20 first drink charge after.

SATURDAY

BED KL

Mainroom: DJ Hafidz will help you work up a FEVER with the hottest house mixes. Basement: Temperature skyrockets with Alvin J, DJ Hill, DJ GaMe and MC Idlemind playing sizzling hip hop and R&B. Admission (with one drink) is RM40.

BAR CLUB

Heritage Row, 44-48, Jalan Doraisamy, KL

Rhythm Nation with DJ Ken goes R&B and Hip Hop. Admission (with one drink) is RM35.

CLUB 18

Mambo Jumbo Nitez with the DJ Jafidon and DJ Zoie. Free admission.

DV8

E-M-1, Rohas Perkasa,8,

Jalan Perak, KL

Tonight, it's ladies night and the party's going to be jumping with DJ Fuzz playing some of the best in R&B and Reggaeton. Guestlist only until 11pm. Free entry until midnight for ladies, after which it's RM30. For guys, admission before midnight is RM30, and RM40 after.

HERITAGE MANSION

Guest House tonight with Ali B. Admission (with one drink) is RM50. Call 03-2694 6460/62 for advance reservations.

MAISON

8, Jalan Yap Ah Shak,KL

R&B night with DJ Reggie. Admission (with one drink) is RM35 (men) and free (ladies).

MARDI GRAS

ZONK! It's all about grooves and moves with Hip Hop and R&B DJ Doni G. Admission (with one drink) is RM35 (men)/ FREE (ladies).

MICRO @ BAROQUE

Bosh features guest DJs weeekly. Tonight it's Hotel Scandalos with Bryan Burger and RaySoo with all things minimal and quirky left of centre. Free entry.

SEVENATENINE

Ascott KL, 9, Jalan Pinang, KL

Three Cs, Celestial music, chic deejays, cataclysmic ambience for tonight. Admission is free but for RM48 you get two shots of Black Label and four oysters. Reservations call 03-2161 7789.

TELAWI STREET BISTRO

DJ Klyto spices up the action tonight with Mix Commercial.

THE LOFT, KL

Upstairs: A night of eclectic vibes from DJ Marco de Booij and DJ Nu Tek. Admission (with one drink) is RM40 (ladies before midnight)/RM50 (men).

Cynna: For a more laid back evening check out Groove Caviar with DJ T-Bone. Admission (with one drink) is RM40 (ladies)/RM50 (men).

ZOUK

Mainroom: Mash Up with Leonard T and DJ Blink mash em’ up in style, bringing you the best music from Zouk's Ghetto Heaven and Mambo Jambo music libraries and mash it up with the biggest club anthems.

Velvet Underground: Saturday Night Live (SNL) goes on a wild and sumptuous journey of sexy R&B, Funk, Disco and the odd old school tune thrown in and cranked to maximum party levels. Your host DJs are Luqe and Ray Rox. Admission (with one drink) is RM40 (ladies) and RM50 (men).

Loft: Monthly HABA with Zouk ressie Terence C on the minimal and progressive trail. 50 early birds will get a full fire mix CD by Terence C. Free entry before midnight, RM20 first drink charge after.

WEDNESDAY

BED KL

Mainroom: In Bed with house music. DJs Bobby B and Hafidz preside.

Basement: In Bed with DJ Hill with his brand of hip hop and R&B. Admission (with one drink) RM25 (men). Ladies get in free.

BAR CLUB

Heritage Row, 44-48, Jalan Doraisamy, KL

Bar Club calls this night Graffiti Lab with DJ Fuzz on a hip hop and R&B trail. Admission (with one drink) is RM35.

CLUB 18

Hip-hop old school to new school rewind with DJ Zoie aka Lil Z. Admission is free. For rsvp please contact 03-2282 2018.

DV8

E-M-1, Rohas Perkasa, 8, Jalan Perak, KL

Tonight, it's ladies night and the party is going to be jumping with DJ R-Que playing some of the best in R&B and Dancehall. Free entry for ladies. For guys, it's RM30.

LAUNDRY BAR

Strangers with Candy returns. Free Admission.

POPPY COLLECTION

Revive at Passion with DJ Martinez playing Retro House. Poppy Garden downstairs goes Secret Garden with DJs Backslash and Joe Black. Party 9pm onwards.

REPUBLIC

Lot OB-3-G-5-8 & F.I, Grd & First Flr, Sunway Pyramid, Bandar Sunway (New Wing, Ground Floor)

It's midweek drum'n'bass session @ Republic! From now on every Wednesday features a mash up of hard to find, unreleased, new & used dancehall, jungle, dubsteps, soulful, rolling dnb tunes which is supported by local & international labels. 9pm onwards. Free admission. Line-up: the whole posse of drum'n'bass and breakbeats as provided by Loops Collective, plus more.

THE LOFT, KL

Upstairs: It's Soul Candy @ The Party Zone tonight with DJ T-Bone and MC Joe Flizzow spicing up the action on Ladies Night. Admission (with one drink) is RM50 for men.

Cynna: It's Kiss The DJ @ The Party Zone tonight with DJ Marco de Booij and guests spicing up the action on Ladies Night. Admission (with one drink) is RM50 for men.

ZOUK

Velvet Underground: Mambo Jambo and retro sounds at Velvet with Leonard and Alex. Admission (with one drink): RM40 Ladies/RM50 Men All Night Long.

THURSDAY

BED KL

Ladies Nite as the Mainroom features Bedroom Antics with DJ Hill and MC Altimet. Admission (with one drink) is RM25. Ladies get in free.

BAR CLUB

Heritage Row, 44-48, Jalan Doraisamy, KL

Bar Club goes Ultimate Dance. Admission (with one drink) is RM35.

HERITAGE MANSION

Disco-Licious goes retro and disco with DJs Bernie, Ali B (Australia), Jason Martin, Garry T and Johan rotating the mixes.

MAISON

Urban Republic (UR) night for the lovers of urban dance music with lots of R&B, hip hop and soul. Deejays in the house are Goldfish and T-Bone, joined by MC Syze. Party from 10pm onwards. Men pay RM30 (with one drink before midnight); RM30 after. Ladies walk in for free.

MICRO @ BAROQUE

Lust features more local DJs in the fray on rotation. No cover charge.

POPPY COLLECTION

Bionic DJ Academy hosts Chemistry at Passion upstairs with an array of music ranging from drum'n'bass and breaks to electro and house. Tonight it's dirtysecret, Ssense and Flik. At Poppy Garden it's Secret Garden with Backslash and Joe Black. Party from 9pm onwards. Cover charges apply.

TELAWI STREET BISTRO

DJ Jay takes on the decks tonight.

ZOUK

Main Room: Ghetto Heaven R&B and hip hop with Djs Luqe, Ray Rox and MC Fendi. Admission (with one drink) is RM35/ Free entry for ladies before midnight (with two special Ghetto cocktails).

The Loft: Sessions features guest local DJs every Thursday. Tonight it's the turn of Excessive Records John Woo. Free admission before midnight, after which it's first drink charge of RM20.

The writers welcome submissions from promoters and clubs regarding the latest clubbing events in the Klang Valley. All queries should be sent to Jason Cheah at jascion@gmail.com and Jacobus Raj at jacobus@thestar.com.my

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