Beach blast for clubbers


SPECIAL PARTIES

FREEDOM FESTIVAL 08(TODAY and TOMORROW)ADMIRAL MARINA PORT DICKSON, NS

Port Dickson is set to be the highlight ofthis weekend's clubbing mania as thetwo-night Freedom Festival 08 opensits doors at 5pm today.

Threatening to be one of the biggestclub festival of its kind in this region,and with a stellar DJ line-up, the festivalwill feature top Dutch DJs Tiesto andFerry Corsten sharing the limelighttonight. They play at the dB Arena.

Dutch style: Tiesto rocks the crowd at PD.

Tomorrow will see Tiesto headlineagain, but with German trance duoCosmic Gate supporting.

While the above DJs feature at the dB Arena (with local DJ Vinn opening proceedings onboth days), the DimenXion Arena, meanwhile, sees Ministry of Sound Singapore DJs, Britishborn Stephen Day and Tang, and Singaporean DJ Rattle rouse up the house and R&B and hiphop sounds both days.

For information on advance tickets for tomorrow's session, call the ticket hotline at 03-7711 5000. Otherwise you can buy then at the door for RM113. For up-to-date informationand members’ privileges, visit www.freedom-08.net.

FRIDAY, 9th MAY 2008

ZOUK113, Jalan Ampang, KL

Velver Underground: PIN-UP FRIDAYS presentsFred Jungo from Thailand. Pin-UpFridays flies in, from the infamous BedSupperclub in Bangkok via Switzerland, thevery funky and hugely entertaining FredJungo. This is the sound that is rocking theCity of Angels of Asia. Since 2002, Fred isinvited regularly to clubs in Switzerlandwhere he plays for a weekend. His in yourface house is delivered weekly in the bestclubs of Thailand and South-East Asia.Admission (with one drink) is RM35 (Ladies)/ RM40 (Men)

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

Whether spinning in a bar in MutiaraDamansara, PJ, or on a boat party on thecanals of Amsterdam, DJ Ray Soo is bound todeliver his distinct DJ sets. The helmsman oflocal independent label Love Internationalhas already had a pretty busy year so far, havingalready travelled to Europe to perform aswell as hold down Hotel Scandalos and LoveInternational party appearances in the localscene.

Tonight, he appears again under his LoveInternational banner at this Asian HeritageRow club, all set to deliver his now trademarkminimal influenced sound.

Love international is a collective of likemindedartists, musicians and creative beingswho have met through the internationalclub/DJ/music scene.

This label clubnite is a monthly affair thatgathers the best electronic dance music fromthe label and around the world, featuringlabel artists and quality local and internationalDJs during the monthly musical soiree.

Tonight there will be a special appearanceby Indonesian DJ Dipha of Jakarta's Future 10.Dipha acts as DJ for Indonesian outfitAgrikulture.

Admission (with one drink) is RM40. Call017-398 3608 by 8pm for guestlist.

ADVANCE WARNING

GENTING HIGHLANDSArena of Stars and Outdoor ThemePark

XPax presents Xlive with more than 17acts over three stages covering theArena of Stars and the Outdoor ThemePark. Headlining the festival will be hiphop star Missy Elliot and top JapaneseDJ Yoji, with international, regional andMalaysian acts and DJ collectives suchas Filo and Peri, Alhaca Soundsystem,Dan the Automator, Marcus Schossow,Maliq & D'Essentials, Parkdrive,Goodnight Electric, Ray Soo, GregoirePagnoux, Lapsap, B4C, TwilightActiongirl and Spaceship. Party starts at7pm. Brought to you by Pervert Music,presale tickets are available for RM118.

Door sale is RM188 while VIP ticketsare RM258. Call Axcess Tickiet Hotline (03-7711 5000), Genting Box Office (03-27181118) or Pervert Music Hotline (1-300-88-0969) or visit www.axcess.com.my orwww.genting.com.my.

ZOUK113, Jalan Ampang, KL

Mainroom: Global presents DJ Mason fromthe Netherlands. Probably best known forone of last year's cross-over hits Exceeder, DJMason aka super Dutch producer IasonChronis is hot stuff the world over at themoment. From having hit records, to playingviolin with Tiesto in concert to producingrecords that are constantly in the playlists ofPete Tong and Fat Boy Slim to Eric Prydz andTiga, this guys is having an incredible yearthus far. Admission (with one drink) is RM35(Ladies) / RM40 (Men.

THURSDAY, 15TH MAY 2008

ZOUKMainroom: GHETTO HEAVEN presentsDJ Kayper (UK), a gem whobegan deejaying at the age of 12.Before long, she deejayed alongsideJazzy Jeff, Cash Money, Clinton Sparks,Scratch Perverts and Mr Thing alongwith supporting some of Hip Hop'smost influential artists in concertincluding Pete Rock, Pharaoh Monch,Ghostface and Arrested Development.Catch her LIVE for the first time atZouk KL and tune in every Wednesdaynight on The Hype Show (BBC AsianNetwork) from 10pm - 1am GMT.Ladies complimentary entry beforemidnight and receive 2 Ghetto cocktails.Admission (with one drink) isRM35.

REGULAR NIGHTS

FRIDAY

BAR SAVANH Heritage Row, 62-64, Jalan Doraisamy, KL

DJ Bernie in the house on Friday for the month of May.

BAR CLUBHeritage Row, 44-48, Jalan Doraisamy, KL

Friday Sensuous nights with house music featuring guest DJs. 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

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 with DJ Warren V. Free admission (repeats on Saturday).

MAISON 8, Jalan Yap Ah Shak,KL

Twisted night with house and electro takes a break tonight to go Mambo with DJ Reggie. 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 COLLECTION118-120, Jalan Law Yew Swee (corner of Jalan P. Ramlee), KL

Poppy Garden: Tonight presents French DJs Arnaud Le Tixier and Menelas for a special night. Admission (with one drink) is RM35.

Passion presents Deep with DJs Eddy L and Kuma playing deep, dark and sexy house. Admission (with one drink) is RM35. (repeats on Saturday)Info and Reservation @ 03-2170 6666 or 012-342 7215.

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

Bollywood 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).

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 CLUBHeritage 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 Ben G. 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. 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. Admission (with one drink) is RM40 (ladies) and RM45 (men).

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: Eclectic Phunk presents 4 by 4 with Afen and Blink. 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 hip hop and R&B. Admission (with one drink) RM25 (men). Ladies get in free.

BAR CLUB Heritage Row, 44-48, Jalan Doraisamy, KL

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

Daryl B plays old school for the month May. 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.

REPUBLICLot 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. Free admission.

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. DJs 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

Passion: Inferno, where Take Off Records presents you Cylical din (LIVE) with Anowl on vocal, Amar on lead, Sath on bass and jungle drummer Al Zinizi together with Zul (Subvert), Low, Backslash on visual and MC Reza.

Poppy Garden: 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 Mic Hoh and Justin. 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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