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Old school vibes add to the thrill of the week ahead


NOVEMBER crosses into December with eclectic offerings and music in the clubs of the Klang Valley. From trance, to hard style right over to Latin tropical and global beats, it should be a good weekend out.

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DECEMBER 14

ZOUK

113, Jalan Ampang, KL

Global presents Bart B More.

Bart van der Meer, aka Bart B More, has quickly become one of the brightest stars in the international electronic music scene. He has consistently been crafting dance floor destroyers that have received massive support from prominent DJ’s around the world.

Combining his love for beat-driven, looped techno music with big room house and electro, he has been crafted a refreshing cross-over sound.

He unleashed So It Goes in 2007 and a remix of Sandy Rivera and our own Haze’s Freak, both of which gained extensive international support while being crowned Pete Tong’s Essential New Tunes on BBC Radio 1.

What makes Bart’s live sets special is his capacity for diversity, blending together a plethora of different styles and genres into his main-room sound.

With upcoming releases, remixes, and worldwide support from the likes of Laidback, Luke, Diplo, Crookers, Switch, A-Trak, Tiesto and Boys Noize, Bart B More is not one to ignore. Support by our Lapsap boys of Blink and Xu.

Admission (with one drink): RM35 Ladies / RM45 Men. Reservations* call 03-2171 2075 (12pm - 6pm) or 016-332 3191 (after 6pm) or email rsvn@zoukclub.com.my *applicable to 21 yrs old and above.

THIS WEEK’S HIGHLIGHTS

TONIGHT

VELVET UNDERGROUND @ ZOUK

113, Jalan Ampang, KL

Pure presents F.A.B. Resident Ken alongside Pietro will be rocking the dance floor with the best 90s, noughties and present pop tunage in town on Velvet Underground’s enormous DVJ Plasma screens, we bet you can¹t handle it.

Check out the pure interactive games, where you stand to win fantastic prizes.

Admission (with one drink): RM38 Ladies / RM48 Men. Reservations* call 03-2171 2075 (12pm - 6pm) or 016-332 3191 (after 6pm) or email rsvn@zoukclub.com.my *applicable to 21 yrs old and above.

BIANCO @ VERTIGO

RT-02 Rooftop (6th Flr), The Gardens

Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, KL

Chemistry house nights continue tonight with Miss SS and Miss Chanel on decks. Cover charges apply. Information and reservations call 010-215 9701 / 013-351 5359. Call/sms after 4pm.

MIST

18, Jalan Liku, off Jalan Riong, Bangsar, KL

The 10th Pioneer Digital DJ Battle hits the Final this evening from 7pm onwards. One of the most popular DJ competitions since it’s debut in the Malaysia DJ scene in 2003, it has been the launch pad for many well-known DJs and past champions like DJ Fuzz and Victor G.

Only five finalists will be selected and they get 20 minutes each to showcase their talents based on the creative of Pioneer equipment, song selections, mixing & scratching skills, techniques, audience response and overall showmanship.

Tonight’s finalists — Ben Cracko, Bl@ckheart, C. Master, DJ A-Wee and DJ Kelz — battle for prizes totalling RM35,000 in cash and merchandise. Entry is by invite. Visit the Pioneer website www.pioneer.my or Facebook page for more up-to-date information and invite details.

ECOBAR

PJ Trade Center, Menara Bata (Grd Floor),

8 Jalan PJU 8/8A, Damansara Perdana, PJ

One big cause. One big fest. Raise your voice! In the spirit of activism, Ecoba Restaurant & Bar is organising a music festival aimed at generating huge awareness on HIV/AIDS among youths and raising funds for the PT Foundation (Yayasan PT).

The Big Fest: Raise Your Voice takes place today and tomorrow with non-stop music and a whole lot of other activities. Starts at 6pm today and 5pm tomorrow.

Tonight sees a bazaar and performances by DJs Victor G & Hafidz, Mickey McLean & DJ Bernie, Hightech & Nyl, Nikki, Kubika and the Minimalaysia Crew of Hebbo, Adam J & Belulok. You can also watch them live at www.idj.my.

Tomorrow sees a host of bands perform and a party in Red to 90mins of a Zumba Masterclass (separate cover charge).

Admission (with one drink): minimum donation of RM20 per day. Generous donations of RM100 and above will be entitled to receive a Sothy’s of Paris goodie bag worth almost RM300. While stocks last. 100% door entry proceeds benefits the PT Foundation, you can always pledge more.

TOMORROW

ELIXIR

39, Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL

Guest headliner tonight is Born To Funk (NL).

Born To Funk is the solo project of Amsterdam-based musician Ferdinand Lijnkamp. As a DJ, he is a veteran of the business with over 20 years of experience under his belt and currently performing about 100 gigs a year in and outside The Netherlands.

Back in the day, he started out as a dedicated disco/soul/funk DJ and is known for his immense collection of rare and classic 12 inches.

No surprise his love for soulful music still is a big influence in his house sets. Admission (with one drink): RM50 Men. Ladies free entry. Tel: 03-2145 8111.

BARSONIC @ ZOUK

113, Jalan Ampang, KL

BudCulture is back and now with heavier sounds and ridiculous dubs.

Special guests Anowl with Ezwr from the mighty Resistiv3 crew and new up and coming Amey from Abducted Mind.

Also Reza with selections ranging from grime and dubstep.

Admission (with one drink): RM25 Ladies / RM35 Men. Reservations* call 03-2171 2075 (12pm - 6pm) or 016-332 3191 (after 6pm) or email rsvn@zoukclub.com.my *applicable to 21 yrs old and above.

LAUNDRY

Grd Flr, The Curve, Mutiara Damansara, PJ

TYGS Beatbox Battle. The last Battle before they move to the Finale on Jan 13th. Performances from ZeroPoint, Illaiya and Mr Dan, with DJ sets by Ryan Pittam and Lethal Skillz. More information at www.themovemint.com. Free entry.

MONDAY

BIANCO @ VERTIGO

RT-02 Rooftop (6th Flr), The Gardens

Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, KL

Holiday Eve Special. Vertigo presents Crossover Launch featuring Caspa and Dynamite MC (UK).

Domineering power in the Dubstep music circle, Caspa remains as one of the genre’s most prominent forefathers. Hailing from the UK, Caspa is a sublime work of ambition, composure and lush of ethereal gravitas.

Joining him will be Dynamite MC who started presenting on a pirate radio station (Crush FM) broadcasting in Gloucester South West England during the early 1990s and has since ascended throughout his MC’ing career.

Also featuring local heroes — Rooks and Mr Dan, Maddkidz, plus H3 & SonaOne Mixtape Launch.

This Mixtape doubles as a teaser for H3’s new Trap Music EP with many unreleased Trap tracks as well as hip hop remixes he has done with local artistes that include K-Town Clan, Karmal from XXII and Egoistic Records golden boys, Mr Dan and M.I.O!

Admission (with one drink): Pre-sale: RM35. Door: RM30 Ladies / RM40 Men. Information and reservations call 010-215 9701 / 013-351 5359. Call/sms after 4pm.

WEDNESDAY

ELIXIR KL

39, Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL

Gold Digger featuring JonJak (UK/Spain/Thai).

DJ and producer Jon-Jak’s ardour for music stemmed from a tender age, growing up in London, with its diverse music genres. Jon’s skills developed at 17 and booking requests steadily came in from promoters and he commenced his descent into club land playing out to the masses.

From London to Greece to Ibiza and now in the past three years to Asia (Thailand), Jon-Jak is still touring extensively worldwide throughout 2011/2012 with further bookings in UK, Amsterdam, Australia, Dubai and South East Asia rapidly filling up his diary. Admission (with one drink): RM50 Men. Ladies free entry. Tel: 03-2145 8111.

THURSDAY

TWENTY-ONE KITCHEN & BAR

20-1, Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL

Lushouse presents Rob Gritton (UK/Thai).

After learning to mix as a teenager in a mate’s kitchen back in 1995, Rob Gritton has kept a low profile for years only playing at house parties and small events in Essex and London, before moving to Koh Phangan, Thailand in 2005.

Party mad Rob opened the legendary Beach Lounge Bar on the famous Full Moon Party beach in 2008 and started playing tunes, quickly turning heads as a DJ and party organiser.

Rob, or ‘DJ Rob as he is known on the island, became involved in many of the island’s parties and eventually started playing out in many of the major clubs, events and locations around Asia spreading a mix of house and techno everywhere he goes.

He now holds a residency at Jungle Experience and is a regular face behind the decks at many other venues in the region. Reservations and information call 03-2142 0021 or email info@twentyone.com.my

TWENTYONE TABLES & TERRACE

T1, Level 3, Bangsar Shopping Centre, 285, Jalan Maarof, KL

Elevate presents DJ Dano (GER).

Dano has been in the music production and reproduction business for more than 15 years. Following his passion for music he studied jazz in Munich, further adding sound engineering and music production to his skills by going through numerous internships and trainings at TV companies, movie productions, music productions and sound engineering companies.

DJing was always a major part of Dano’s musical career. His first professional engagement was a resident position at the Tilt Club in 1998, where he rocked the house with acid jazz, house and drum’n’bass tracks. Dano’s unique style reflects his eclectic influences, covering the grooviest tracks of the last two decades. Reservations and information call 02-2287 0021 or email info@twentyone.com.my

THE STAGE

Avenue K, Jalan Ampang, KL

Juice Magazine Malaysia will be celebrating its 10th anniversary. In conjunction of the anniversary, they’re having nine different activities that will be end with the finale party on Thursday, ranging from a party night with Deer Society, a tee party and Pestle and Mortar launch, Grafa gig, a Juice Documentary, an art exhibition, and an official pre party, to Juice sale day, block party, Charity day and then JUICE sale day, Block party, Charity day to the Finale party.

The finale party will be headlined by Major Lazer, a musical project by DJ/producer Diplo. Expect anything from dancehall, hip hop, reggae to a fusion of all of it in moombahton. Major Lazer will be joined by a plethora of local talent such as Enterprise, Dizkopolis; Detour Asia’s CEE, Twilight Actiongirl Crew and Mr Fluff. Admission is by invite. Visit www.juiceonline.com to win invites.

   

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