Founder of Drop, DJ Joel Lai is a legend in Hong Kong, where he is widely regarded as the territory’s number one DJ and premier house music pioneer. Joel will be spinning at DROP KL for Let Yourself Go, Open Up Your Soul with US underground vibes and deep, funky, techy house plus Paradise Garage disco this Friday 27th April
It wouldn’t be the first time Joel Lai’s DJed in KL over the past 20 years, but at least until he decided to open up a Drop Bar here just last month, it had been awhile since his previous visits.
Hong Kong born Joel Lai began DJing in the territories night clubs and parties 31 years ago. He was the first to bring the club culture and sounds of house and acid jazz to Hong Kong. Since then he has continued to embrace all that the international arena has to offer and continues to mould the Hong Kong market, turning this former colony into one of the most progressive and exciting dance scene in Asia.
As Paul Oakenfold said at the time of the Unity party to mark Hong Kong’s handover to Chinese sovereignty in 1997, “Joel Lai can hold his own with the European DJ’s”. He has played alongside the biggest names in the industry and continues to tour thoughout Asia and Europe in major venues such as the Ministry of Sound (UK), Heaven (UK), Lulu in Germany to name a few.
Repeatedly voted Hong Kong’s No. 1 DJ by the local music press (Absolute Magazine & HK Magazine), Joel Lai is well known for drawing large crowds based on his name alone. Hong Kong clubbers have often walked away from some of the bigger club night’s wondering if Joel’s seamless and inspired set has outshone the intended guest DJs. On more than a few occasions sweating faces have beamed through flashing lights and peered over to the DJ booth surprised to discover Joel Lai commanding the decks rather than the featured DJ.
The brainchild of internationally renowned DJ Joel Lai and late actress and producer Colette Koo, Drop Bar has been at the forefront of Hong Kong’s club scene since it opened in 2000. Drop was the first upscale bar/club entrant at a time when no such other places existed in the territory, helping to redefine Hong Kong nightlife with the finest quality of dance music and cocktails.
US Underground Vibes With Drop Bar Founder Joel Lai This Friday!
DROP KL: The Terraces TREC, 438, Jalan Tun Razak, KL . Free entry. Dinner/table reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org or call +60 3-2110 4343