Taking it to the clouds



Outdoor Theme Park

Oriental style: Yoji is set to pump it up under the stars.

There's more to the XLive festival than just the headline act – hip hop star Missy Elliot. Like any true festival, this Genting Highlands-hosted event – starting at 7pm tomorrow evening - will see multiple stages featuring a fair selection of international and local acts.

XLive will be the first outdoor music festival to be held in Genting Highlands since 2004 and will also be the first time that a music festival is being held at the Genting Outdoor Theme Park with three stages, the XLive Main Stage, XL-Tronic and XLR8.

Here's how they stack up on the three stages featured:

XLive Main Stage

Missy Elliot, Alhaca Soundsystem, Maliq & D'Essentials/ Parkdrive/Stylustiks (DJ Set) and Spaceship ft Goldfish & T-Bone and Posse.XL-Tronic

Yoji, Fil & Peri, Marcus Schossow, Gregoire Pagnoux, RaySoo

American vibes: Filo & Peri will show off the latestUS trance sounds.

Renowned Japanese DJ Yoji (aka Yoji Biomehanika) holds up the main slot and is expected to wow the crowd with his powerful music and dazzling deck skills. Rising US trance duo Filo & Peri are also a big draw these days, having already received critical acclaim for their tech–trance single Anthem.

Swedish DJ Marcus Schossow is another rising talent who has produced tracks such as Hypnotizer, currently given high rotation by DJs like Tiesto and Armin Van Buuren. His brand of genre-crossing tech-house sound has won him praise among dance music fans.

Rounding the line-up are local boys Gregoire Pagnoux and RaySoo, both big names in the local dance scene who will no doubt draw in their loyal following.


Dan the Automator (DJ Set)/Goodnight Electric/Lapsap/B4C/Twilight Actiongirl

This heady mix of dance, electronica and rock will be headlined by Dan the Automator, most well-known for his commercial success and involvement in the debut Gorillaz project, as well as being an established remixer and songwriter. Indonesian electro-pop band Goodnight Electric has won critical and commercial success back in its homeland, while local indie/electro stalwarts Twilight Actiongirl, breakbeat live act B4C and nu-rave duo LapSap complete the line-up at XLR8 arena.

Brought to you by Pervert Music, the off-shoot of Pervert Designs, with the dedicated aim of providing the best music experiences to music lovers in Malaysia and beyond. Pre-sale tickets are still available priced at RM118 and tickets on the day of the event will be at RM188. VIP tickets with special privileges are also available at RM258.

Visit www.xlivefestival.com.my or call the festival hotline at 1-300-88-0969 from 10am-7pm, Monday to Friday. For enquiries, call Axcess Tickiet Hotline (03-7711 5000), Genting Box Office (03-2718 1118) or visit www.axcess.com.my or www.genting.com.my.





52, Jalan Doraisamy, KL

Stereo Nation (Taz) hits town. It's 2008, and the sounds of Brit Asian icon, singer-songwriter Taz aka Stereo Nation are back to please fans. With more hits to his name than hair on his head, the man has already set India on fire with his recent offering – the lead track to the film Race titled Mujpe Tho Jadoo, a collaboration with Music Maestro Pritam Singh. There's also a new album Jawani “On The Rocks” out in the market - which has been five years in the waiting. We hear he's also been working on five Bollywood movies, recording songs for them and, as such, it's a great thing he's hitting our shores again playing tonight at the Rupee Room. The night will also feature DJ Bobby and Dholi Lil'Kesh. Brought to you by Dave Johal, admission (with two drinks) is RM50. Contact 017-587 9968 and 012-337 1719 for more details.


113, Jalan Ampang, KL

VELVET UNDERGROUND: PIN-UP FRIDAYS celebrate 20 Years of House Music, British style. Twenty years ago, a movement that would change the world forever took place when a group of friends, all DJs, brought back to London from the mystical island of Ibiza a scene, a vibe and a feeling called house music which would then spawn the Summer of Love 88. Zouk KL celebrates that momentous year and the great times that have ensued by bringing together some of the regions finest DJs for one special and unique night.

Celebrating 20 years of house music with Donovan Da Funkie Junkie, Shazz, Cher Ng and special guest DJ Gabriel. Keep your eyes peeled. Admission (with one drink) is RM35 (ladies) / RM40 (men).



113, Jalan Ampang, KL

Mainroom: Global presents DJ Mason from the Netherlands. Probably best known for one of last year's cross-over hits Exceeder, DJ Mason aka super Dutch producer Iason Chronis is hot stuff the world over at the moment. From having hit records, to playing violin with Tiesto in concert to producing records that are constantly in the playlists of Pete Tong and Fat Boy Slim to Eric Prydz and Tiga, this guy's is having an incredible year thus far.

The Mason sound takes a great understanding of melody and fuses it with technological know-how sheer musicianship and dance floor savvy. It is dance music for the thinking man, but not so clever to be alienating and dull. A debut artist album is taking shape at the moment and features some interesting styles and flavours as well as guests like NYC rapping legend Kurtis Blow and Timo Maas collaborator MC Chickaboo.

Mason is currently resident at trailblazing club night Electronation. The uber cool Dutch based event also had Mason compile and mix their five-year anniversary album this year. Speaking of mixes, there are more to come with The Amsterdam Tapes, Mason’s very own album series to be released this Spring as well as a BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix shortly after.

Admission (with one drink) is RM35 (Ladies) / RM40 (Men.




It's the eve of a public holiday, so make a beeline for Zouk KL.

Mainroom: Mambo Jambo with Leonard T and Alex.

Velvet Underground: SNL with DJ Luqe and Ray Rox

The Loft: Excessive Records and Love International Special featuring Bryan Burger and guest. From quirky to minimal house to left-of-centre electronica will be featured. Admission (with one drink); Zouk: RM35 Ladies and Men, Velvet: RM40 Ladies / RM50 Men, The Loft: RM20 Ladies and Men



Urban grooves: Latin Prince spices up this week's Ghetto Heaven offering.

Mainroom: Ghetto Heaven presents YZ International Birthday Blowout featuring Latin Prince (US), DJ Fuzz (Bum Squad Asia), Moots (Pup Shuvit) and Joe Flizzow (Kartel).

Latin Prince has been DJing since the early 1980s, starting in San Francisco and is currently the new National Director of Urban Mix Show West Coast for Universal Records – Motown based out of Los Angeles California working with artistes like Lil Wayne, Birdman, Jojo, Akon, Ali & Gipp, Penelope Jones, Chamillionaire, 216, Remy Martin, Birdman, Marques Houston, Mila J, Teena Marie, Tamar Davis, Nelly and many others.

Admission (with one drink) is RM35. Ladies get in free before midnight and receive two Ghetto cocktails.




Heritage Row, 62-64, Jalan Doraisamy, KL

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


Heritage Row, 44-48, Jalan Doraisamy, KL

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


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.


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.


18, Jalan Liku, Bangsar, KL

Hyper hip-hop R&B to electro house with DJ G. Funk and DJ Zoie. Free admission.


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.


61-63, Jalan Telawi 3 (Next to Bangsar Village / Madam Kwan)

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


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).


8, Jalan Yap Ah Shak,KL

Twisted night with house and electro. DJ Kughen takes to the decks. Admission (with one drink) is RM35.


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).


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.


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. (repeats on Saturday)

Poppy Garden 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.



28-40, Jalan Doraisamy, KL

Upstairs: Uplifting vocal house from Marco de Booij, Rekha Lecka and Jab. Admission (with one drink) RM50 (men) and RM25 (ladies) (after midnight).

Space: DJs Gregoire and Glynn Tandy take on minimal techno and progressive house for the night. Admission (with one drink) is RM50 (men) and RM35 (ladies).

Cynna: Jump Off with no secrets left in hip hop and R&B. Biggie and Ash preside. Admission (with one drink) RM50 (men) and RM25 (ladies) (after midnight).


1, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar, KL

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


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.



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.


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


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


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

Tonight, it's ladies night and the party's goingto 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.


Guest House tonight with Ali B, well known for his big room house sounds and takes people through what would be described as a journey into house music, playing funky house with moving vocals and big beats. Reservation/ guest-list (intro by member/friend only) 012-923 9277 (Natasha). Last minute request - 03-2698 8282 (Heritage Mansion hotline). Admission (with one drink) is RM50.


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


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).


Bosh features guest DJs weeekly. Free entry.


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.


DJ Klyto spices up the action tonight with Mix Commercial.


Upstairs: Uplifting vocal house from Marco de Booij, Rekha Lecka and Jab. Admission (with one drink) RM50 (men) and RM25 (ladies) (after midnight).

Space: Minimal techno and progressive house with Glynn Tandy. Admission (with one drink) is RM50 ( men) and RM35 (ladies).

Cynna: Jump Off goes funky, soul, nu skool, R&B fused with hip hop with Ash and RJ. Admission (with one drink) RM50 (men) and RM25 (ladies) (after midnight).


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).



Mainroom: In Bed with house music. Hafidz presides.

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


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


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


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.


Daryl B plays old school for the month May. Free Admission.


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


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. Free admission.


Upstairs: It's Soul Candy with DJs T-Bone, Biggie, CZA and MC Joe Flizzow spicing up the action on Ladies Night with hip hop snf R&B. Admission (with one drink) is RM50 for men. Ladies get in free.

Space: Combo of tech-house and funky and electro house from Gabriel and Joey G. Admission (with one drink) is RM50 (men). Ladies get in free.

Cynna: Bobby B takes over the decks with funky and electro house. Admission (with one drink) is RM50 for men. Ladies get in free.


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



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


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


Upstairs: Groove Nation with Kurt Masta playing anything from hiphop and dance hall to R&B and old skool. Admission (with one drink) is RM40 (men). Ladies get in free.

Space: For HIM with Bobby B and his trademark groovy and tribal house. Admission (with one drink) is RM40 (ladies). Men get in free.

Cynna: Glitterclub mixes disco house and pure disco. Marco de Booij and Rekha Lecka host. Admission (with one drink) is RM40. Ladies get in free.


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.


DJ Jay takes on the decks tonight.

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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