Plenty of action on dancefloors around town


IT IS the weekend before Christmas, and with the festive day being midweek, that means it’s a long extended weekend of club music to enjoy. Club Beat wishes all readers a very Merry Christmas.

ADVANCE WARNING

DECEMBER 31

POPPY KL

18-1, Jalan P. Ramlee, KL

Overhaul NYE Edition. You’re invited to the Poppy’s final party of the year with Julian Jordan (NL).

Julian Jordan is a 17-year-old Dutch producer ready to take over the dance floors all around the world.

With his rough beats and big progressive tunes, he is more than ready for a big future. His tracks are already supported by names such as Sander Van Doorn, Gareth Emery, Nicky Romero, Sandro Silva, Oliver Twizt and more. Supported by the Invaders.

Bookings/reservatons/information SMS, WhatsApp or call 017-322 5518, 019-265 0388, 016-673 7114.

MAI BAR

Rooftop, Aloft Hotel KL

5, Jalan Stesen Sentral, KL

Hed Kandi is back to bid farewell to 2013 and welcome the New Year. Featuring deckstress Sarah Louise (UK) and Dax on Sax (UK). Supporting them will be Who’s Playing?? and Hush Mo of the Lovesouls Project. Pool friendly dress code. Admission (with one drink): RM75. Reservations call Aloft Hotline 03-2723 1188.

MARINI’S on 57

Level 57, Menara 3 Petronas, Persiaran KLCC, KL

A New Year can’t be complete without a spectacular fireworks show and Marini’s on 57 boasts a 360º degree view of Kuala Lumpur.

It’s arguably the best spot in town to ring in the New Year. Manchester house veteran Sly Antro; Jeff Jefferson, resident DJ at Miss Moneypennys UK; and DJ Ash, resident DJ at Metro Bar, Interlaken Switzerland, will keep the pace going with a rich mix of Electronic Dance Music.

Over at the Lounge, there’ll be New Year’s Retro Remix with a coundown to midnite with DJ DeRajj. Party begins from 9pm. Cover charge of RM150 per person is inclusive of party packs and a glass of house pouring champagne, spirits or Carlsberg beer bottle. For reservations and table bookings, contact 03-2161 2880/4880 or 017-688 0167.

DECEMBER 27

BIANCO @ VERTIGO

RT-02, Level 6, The Gardens,

Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, KL

Tropic Tunder presents Felix Cartal (CA). Vancouver native Felix Cartal has accomplished a lot in the last few years.

A relentless touring schedule and tireless work ethic have led to his continued rise as one of the dance world’s premier producers.

First noticed by MSTRKRFT and Steve Aoki for his big room party songs, his records quickly gained popularity and have been used in sets by Diplo, Laidback Luke, Hardwell, Congorock and more.

He has performed on the stages of EDC, Electric Zoo, and Tomorrowland, as well as clubs around the world. Supported by H3, Mr Nasty & Guru Guru, Naufal & I-Sky.

Admission (with one drink): RM45. Information and reservations call 010-215 9701 / 013-351 5359. Call/sms after 4pm.

THIS WEEK’S HIGHLIGHTS

TONIGHT

ZOUK

113, Jalan Ampang, KL

Zouk presents Dubfire (US/IRN). Grammy winning recording artist Dubfire is renowned for his seamless DJ sets, ground breaking music, and his innovative label, SCI+TEC.

Widely recognised as one of electronic music’s most versatile artists, Ali Shirazinia aka Dubfire initially brought a pioneering sound to the masses during his days alongside Sharam Tayebi as the distinguished DJ & production duo Deep Dish, which led to a catalogue of timeless dance classics, a Grammy for remixing Dido’s Thank You, and numerous international awards to their credit.

After more than twenty years behind the decks and in the studio, Dubfire continues to make his mark on the future of electronic music.

Strongly rooted in where he came from, yet always evolving, Dubfire will continue to pioneer music that sets the standard and has earned him the title “the DJ’s DJ.” The night’s support comes from Terence C.

Admission (with one drink): RM50 Ladies / RM60 Men. Reservations* please call 03-2171 1997 (12pm - 6pm) or 016-332 3191 (after 6pm) or email rsvn@zoukclub.com.my *applicable to 21 yrs old and above.

PROVIDENCE

Lot G19, Grd Floor, The Intermark

348, Jalan Tun Razak, KL

Las Vegas rave pioneer Warren Peace (US) makes his Malaysian debut.

Currently one of the most sought after DJ’s in America. Weekly, he shares the stage with fellow DJs such as Deadmau5, Afrojack, Laid Back Luke, Calvin Harris and Steve Aoki — just to name a few.

Warren Peace has been the driving force behind the Vegas Sound since 1988. Warren started out his clubbing career in Las Vegas as one of the two DJ’s that kickstarted the party scene in the sin city.

His exciting productions include remixing tunes for Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Beyonce and Snoop. His DJ career includes warming up the decks for numerous big names like Wolfgang Gartner, Avicii, David Guetta, Martin Solveig, Knife Party and more. Supported by LFS.

Admission (with one drink): RM50 Ladies / RM70 Men. Table reservations popbottles@providencekl.my / (Craig) 017-291 2396 / 010-242 5790.

BIANCO @ VERTIGO

RT-02, Level 6, The Gardens

Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, KL

Loops Collective, Bionic DJ Academy and Take Off Records brings you Bazz Avengers, strictly for everyone who loves Bass, with Naufal & I-Sky, DJ Vin, Mich, Emisz (Berlin), Nesh MC and DJ Low playing a night of the baddest and freshest bass. Admission (with one drink): RM35. Information and reservations call 010-215 9701 / 013-351 5359. Call/sms after 4pm.

TOMORROW

PALATE PALETTE

21, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, KL

Goethe Institut & Detour Asia present one third of Jahcoozi and 100% Perera Elsewhere, Sasha Perera aka Mother Perera, who will come to Malaysia to play a bass heavy DJ set.

London-born, Sri Lankan songwriter and front woman Sasha Perera brings her own semi-acoustic, abstract and pop-tinged bliss to Palate Palette.

Perera Elsewhere recently released Everlast, her 12-track debut LP for Friends of Friends. Local support comes from Malaysia’s very own future beat machine Bass Sekolah with Cee on Ableton Live, controllers and mind shakers plus Darren Ashley on mic armed with two Kaos pads and Korg keys, and special guest, Iraq’s Soundboy Number 1 and co-founder of India’s first Reggae Sound SystemReggae Rajahs - DJ MoCity.

Admission: RM20. Call 03-2142 2148 or email su-ann@palatepalette.com / hello@palatepalette.com

PASSION LOUNGE

18-1, Jalan P. Ramlee, KL

The monthly Cruise party moves from Desire to Passion, ending 2013 with two British DJs. Opening set from Cruise resident Oran Bilsen, but the man who’ll bring the crowd to climax is Cruise’s biggest overseas guest to date, London techno legend Bradley Kaos. After cutting his teeth at famous London boyz clubs such as Crash, Turnmills and Hard On, Bradley Kaos started his own night KAOS, the Underground night to end all underground nights. With his unique style of fast, energetic dance music, this is the Christmas climax of a year of trailblazing sounds at Cruise. Admission (with one drink): RM40. Information call 03-2170 6666.

NERO @ VERTIGO

RT-02, Level 6, The Gardens

Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, KL

Launch of Daft Sonic featuring Hard Rock Sofa (RU). Both of the raving Russians will be rockin’ the decks of Vertigo, which promises double fun and triple excitement on this epic weekend. From EDC Chicago to Pacha Ibiza, the duo’s world domination successfully soared in 2013.

Global domination might be time consuming, but not enough to slow down this mammoth Russian force.

The lads are currently fine-tuning their debut album and readying gems for both Axtone and Size Records.

The Hard Rock Sofa lads are definitely ready to cultivate the dance floor disease with musical strengths of epic proportions. Supported by A-Rox, DJ Silent and hyped by Mr Dan. Admission (with one drink): RM55. Information and reservations call 010-215 9701 / 013-351 5359. Call/sms after 4pm.

TWENTY-ONE TABLES & TERRACE

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

The House Collective. A Collective of house music DJ’s and enthusiasts bent on bringing back the vibe that once made clubbing in the capital sophisticated. Hosted by house veteran, Turn It Up’s Joey G. Free entry. Reservations call 03-2287 0021 or email: info@twentyone.com.my

Over at TWENTY-ONE KITCHEN & BAR, 20-1, Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL, Lushouse presents Ash K. Free entry. Tel: 03-2142 0021/fax: 03-2141 0121 or e-mail info@twentyone.com.my Over at

BARSONIC @ ZOUK

113, Jalan Ampang, KL

H4RD featuring The Bass Agents. Brand new night, brand new music concept. 130 BPM - 150 BPM. Hitting every beat per minute faster. The Bass Agents have undoubtedly made a significant change in their music and since the introduction of their aliases Mr Nasty & Guru Guru they are able to draw influences from artistes in both house and hard dance world. They’ve now opted for a name, which describes their crossover sound to be ‘H4RD’. Sounds with a harder edge, starting from 130 bpm and going right up to 150 bpm by the end of the night ranging from dirty bass lines, heavy jumpstyle drops, melodic breaks to harder styles. A new experience that cant be found anywhere else. Go H4RD wit the Bass Agents.

Admission (with one drink): RM25 Ladies / RM35 Men. Reservations* please call 03-2171 1997 (12pm - 6pm) or 016-332 3191 (after 6pm) or email rsvn@zoukclub.com.my *applicable to 21 yrs old and above.

THE POOL

347, Jalan Ampang, KL

Illumination Music returns with Illumination-X: Redemptio. Hosted by misterAriffin sharing the decks with some of KL’s best new DJs around, Illumination Music’s most accomplished acts: Slashsaiful Hassan, DJ Feera Z and Adam Khan. Admission (with one drink): RM35 (with invitation card ? RM50 without invitation card. Free entry for ladies. Call Edd Ahmad 012-644 3215.

PISCO BAR

29, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, KL

Solid Gold goes twice a month on the first and third Saturday of the month with the multi-genre musical junkie Robotron 5000 (Deer Society and Dangerdisko) handling party duties together with the much more dashing mrbacksounds (HULKAS). As usual there’ll be a lot of solid, timeless music ranging from indie nu-disco to house to classic funk and soul and all points in-between. Free entry. Information call 03-2142 2900.

POPPY KL

18-1, Jalan P. Ramlee, KL

License to Thrill, a tribute party to Bond’s dangerous, glamorous world flanked by vintage sports cars and glamorous flight attendants where Charisma, Style and Sophistication encompassed this action packed night, much smoother than James Bond himself. Special guest DJs Leng Yein and the Invaders. RSVP sms or whatsapp 016-673 7114 / 017-322 5518 with your name & pax or e-mail marketing@poppycollection.com

CHRISTMAS EVE (TUESDAY)

ZOUK

113, Jalan Ampang, KL

Zouk presents Smashing Christmas. Zouk All Stars play the music for you: Phuture: Flava with Luqe and RJ Funk. Velvet Underground: F.A.B with Ken and Radzi. Barsonic: Supersonic. Aristo: Aristobeats with Shazz and friends.

Admission (with one drink): RM58 Ladies / RM68 Men. Reservations* call 03-2171 1997 (12pm - 6pm) or 016-332 3191 (after 6pm) or email rsvn@zoukclub.com.my *applicable to 21 yrs old and above

VERTIGO

RT-02, Level 6, The Gardens

Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, KL

Christmas Eve Special White Party with Cleo P (Bangkok Invaders). Get your holiday hustle on with the First Lady of Thaitanium DJ Cleo P, who’ll be the main attraction on this superbly fun Christmas Eve.

This amazing talent who is also Bangkok Invaders’ first female DJ began her career by writing and spitting rhymes for Thaitanium.

With a natural gift for music, DJ Cleo P eventually began DJing. Specializing in contemporary hip-hop styles, the talented Thai will be adding a dash of fun loving EDM into the mix. Joined by our very own Silent and Mr Dan. Over at Bianco, sounds from DJ Sutra and DJ Silent.

Admission (with one drink): RM55 Ladies / RM65 Men. Information and reservations call 010-215 9701 / 013-351 5359. Call/sms after 4pm.

ROOTZ KL

Level 8, Lot 10 Shopping Mall

50, Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL

It’s a Red Christmas featuring DJ KC’s KL City Live Show with Fuzz, Caprice and KC. Dance up a storm or drown yourself in our intoxicating offerings this holiday season. Supported by Classick, Voize and MC Young Clad. Admission (with one drink): RM55 Ladies / RM65 Men. Reservations and enquiries call 03-2110 5685 / 017-638 2250 [Enzo] / 011-1259v9250 (WhatsApp Only).       

PROVIDENCE

Lot G19, Grd Floor, The Intermark

348, Jalan Tun Razak, KL

Providence presents You Got Served. A service ritual special for Christmas and NYE. This exclusive event involves a variety of elaborate service rituals depending on what bottles are purchased. Admission: e-mail popbottles@providencekl.my for VIP Table reservations before they are full.       

POPPY KL

18-1, Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL

White Affair X-Mas Edition featuring DJ Reeve and Ivor Marco, delivering a smash of hip hop to EDM tunes that boast techniques and skills into the performances, having you wish the night will never end. Hop onto this mad joyride for a magical CHRISTMAS party. Come in white attire to enjoy exclusive promo. Admission (with one drink): RM35 Men / RM45 Ladies. Reservations and information call 017-322 5518, 019-265 0388, 016-673 7114.

TWENTY-ONE KITCHEN & BAR

20-1, Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL

Special Lushouse Funked for Christmas with Victor Trixter blending aspects of funky house, tech house and soulful. Free entry. Tel: 03-2142 0021/fax: 03-2141 0121. Over at Twenty-One Tables & Terrace, T1, Lvl 3, West Wing, Bangsar Shopping Centre, 285, Jalan Maarof, KL, Phil K. Lee hits the progressive trail running up to Christmas. Free entry. Reservations call 03-2287 0021 or email: info@twentyone.com.my

LUST

L1-3-5, Office Tower, Jalan Nagasari, off Jalan Raja Chulan, KL

House Deparment monthly parties kicks off in conjunction with the festive season and its inaugural launch at Lust. It is time to come together to reconnect with old friends, make new ones, enjoy awesome music and well, to put it simply, party the heck on down. Expect some of KL’s best DJs with house and techno tunes. A Black & White Xmas Theme with guest DJs Six One 282, Flikswitch, Hafidz and Sharil Adnan. Admission (with one drink): RM45. For more info: info@lustkl.com , www.lustkl.com or call 03-2142 0525/016-284 6772.

SULTAN LOUNGE and THE CASBAH

Mandarin Oriental Hotel KL

Off Jalan Pinang, KLCC, KL

Oriental Christmas Party. Ho, ho, ho, it’s the time of Christmas and they are going to celebrate these precious nights at Sultan Lounge and Casbah Lounge with all of you on Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day. Free flow of bubbly from 10pm to 1am. No entrance fee or cover charge. On the booths DJs

Kooler, Mickey Mclean, TooTite and Nor Haidee. For bookings please call: 03-2380 8888.

CHRISTMAS DAY (WEDNESDAY)

ZOUK

113, Jalan Ampang, KL

More Smashing Christmas at Zouk as Velvet Underground goes Mambo Jambo with Ken & Radzi. Aristo meanwhile continues Aristobeats with Shazz and friends. Admission (with one drink): RM28 Ladies / RM38 Men. Reservations* call 03-2171 1997 (12pm - 6pm) or 016-332 3191 (after 6pm) or email rsvn@zoukclub.com.my *applicable to 21 yrs old and above.

TWENTY-ONE TABLES & TERRACE.

T1, Lvl 3, West Wing, Bangsar Shopping Centre, 285, Jalan Maarof, KL

Elevate presents Ash K. Free entry. Reservations call 03-2287 0021 or email: info@twentyone.com.my. Over at Twenty-One Kitchen & Bar, 20-1, Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL, Niza Minx takes to the decks. Free entry. Tel: 03-2142 0021/fax: 03-2141 0121.

THURSDAY

TWENTY-ONE KITCHEN & BAR

20-1, Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL

Elevate presents Phil K. Lee taking over the decks. Free entry. Tel: 03-2142 0021/fax: 03-2141 0121 or e-mail info@twentyone.com.my. Over at Twenty-One Tables & Terrace, T1, Lvl 3, Bangsar Shopping Centre, 285, Jalan Maarof, KL, Ash K. Free entry. Reservations call 03-2287 0021 or email: info@twentyone.com.my


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


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