Kuala Lumpur Nightlife Bar/Club Guide : 23/11/17 : The City List

Kuala Lumpur Nightlife Bar/Club Guide : 23/11/17 : The City List

Kuala Lumpur Weekly Bar/Club Guide : 23/11/17 : The City List

Nightlife

Heading up for a week of clubbing goodness in KL? Here are just a selection of what’s out there in Kuala Lumpur’s Nightlife scene this weekend and beyond.

By JASON CHEAH


NOVEMBER 24

Armando Mendes at Le Noir KL

Armando Mendes at Le Noir Trec Kuala Lumpur

Le Noir KL presents Armando Mendes (Turquoise Records / W Samui Music Curator)
Circuitbreaker x Radio Rental on the roof with deep and tech house.

Born in Oporto, Portugal. Armando Mendes was raised surrounded with music and arts by his family and friends. From a young age he started to play instruments and where later on he developed a especial affection for the bass guitar and double bass.

Studio rehearsals, live shows, funk and jazz bands were a part of his teenage years which gave him a intense musical background and musical composition apprenticeship.

Later on drawn by Detroit and Chicago House and Techno music, artist like Larry Heard, Frankie Knuckles, Moodymann, Theo Parrish, Kerry Chandler, Jeff Mills, became a huge influence on Armando’s musical journey, hence he decided to take a step into electronic music and move to Barcelona in 2008 to study audio engineering and electronic music production at SAE.

From the acquired studies and inspired by the vibrant electronic music scene in the city he started to produce is own music from 2010 till the present date releasing on his own label, Turquoise Records and other international labels such has legendary German label Raygun Records were he release his proclaimed debut album “Sun7 – Into Deep “ back in 2012.

Throughout his career he played in private events and clubs all over Europe, Russia, Dubai and Asia. Were he also shared the decks with Robert Owens, Tensnake, Ben Pearce, Gardens of God, and many others of the genre.

After a summer DJ residency at W St Petersburg in 2015 and four years being a resident dj at the outstanding W Barcelona hotel, he moved in early 2016 to Thailand where currently Armando takes the position of W Music Curator for the extraordinary W Retreat Koh Samui well known by their beach parties , stunning Woobar views and night life entertainment on the Island.

DJs Charleston Corneluis and DJ K (open format) hold down their regular Attica Friday  night slots in the club playing open format and EDM, with DJ Kooler in the mix downstairs.

Le Noir Trec Kuala Lumpur

LE NOIR KL : Unit H-G-07, The Hive, TREC, Lot 435, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur

Roof terrace opens at 5pm. Cover charge may apply after 11pm. To reserve your spot:
Book online: https://form.jotform.me/LeNoirKL/book-a-table
Email: HERE / Phone/WhatsApp: +60122245416
Valet parking available.


NOVEMBER 24

Asian Hardstyle Alliance at Soju Sunway

Paramercy at Soju Sunway

Baxx Xtra Hard, FWD and Hennessy present the Asian Hardstyle Alliance, with this episode showcasing DJs from Japan, Singapore and Borneo.

DJs MA#SU (JPN), Paramercy (SG) & Myvax (Borneo) will be gracing Soju Sunway with their presence to bring you a night of hard blazing bass.

Firmly established in the Japanese hardstyle scene, Shun Matsumoto's (DJ MA#SU) has supported the Pysko Punkz and Noisecontrollers in his home country and with a penchant for 150bpm beats; this digital samurai from the East has been sharpening his sonic blades, ready to unleash his bankai on the revellers of Soju Sunway.

Myvax at Soju Sunway

Closer to home they have DJ Myvax (Borneo), who is signed to Activa Dark Records (owned by Italian hardstyle producer and DJ, Activator) with his track - Starting Point. Harnessing a well-accomplished industry resume, the versatile Myvax is able to warm up gatherings and destroy clubs with solid drops of hardstyle beats.

From the South, a hardstyle duo based in the Lion city of Singapore, consisting of DJ Paranoid and Swave Emercy will unite as Paramercy for a special appearance, and with Bass Agents, Kyori and a bunch of nu-blood hardstylers (3rd Division, Opitt, Sharkboy and Bass Tunez), the Asian Hardstyle Alliance is set for a night of unrivalled hedonism against the soundtrack for the summer of Hardstyle.

Soju Sunway nightclub Kuala Lumpur

SOJU SUNWAY : LG2, 119-120, Sunway Pyramid, 3, Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway, Selangor

Ticket Pricing: RM35 Presale / RM45 (before 11PM) at the door / RM65 (after 11PM) at the door. Get limited presale tickets now at: http://www.galactix.asia/asian-hardstyle-alliance


NOVEMBER 24

Pre-ZoukOut 2017 Party at Velvet Underground Zouk KL

Dj Nash D at Zouk Kuala Lumpur

Zouk KL Presents The Official Pre-Zoukout ASIA TOUR 2017. Zouk KL is throwing the Official Pre-Zoukout Party for 2017. They are counting down to Asia’s largest beach music festival with pumping beats by Zouk Singapore's latest edition - DJ Nash D at Velvet Underground. It's time to get your pre-party game on.

This year marks the 17th edition for ZoukOut with an expected crowd of close to 30,000 fans expected to descent onto Siloso Beach, Sentosa in Singapore on the 8th & 9th of December 2017 with headliners including Axwell Ingrosso, Flume, R3hab, Robin Schulz, Yellow Claw and many more.

Starting at a tender age of 17, DJ Nash D has cut his teeth by competing in ASTRO Spinmaster Season 1 (2010) in his birth country Malaysia and emerged Top 4 among other experienced DJs. His style of infusing club mixing with turntablism is guaranteed to be a hit with the people on and off the dance floor. It was this unique approach which made him stand out amongst his peers to be one of the last 4 Finalists in Red Bull Thre3style Malaysia, a global DJ competition in March 2013.

In his new capacity, he has founded several Club Nights such as Grizzle Grind Loose Juice and Sweet Xcape with DJ Hanif and DJ LeNERD, tapping into the pulse of the clubbing youth. You may catch DJ Nash D when as he plays every month at Drop it Hard – with Matthew and Jun at Phuture (Zouk Singapore)..

Zouk Kuala Lumpur

ZOUK KL : 436, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur

Admission (with one drink): RM30 before midnight / RM45 after midnight. For reservation please call 03-2110 3888 / 016-332 3191 or e-mail rsvn@zoukclub.com.my


NOVEMBER 24

Raw featuring Terence C at Jiro KL

Dj Terence C at Jiro Bangsar Kuala Lumpur

Enjoy and extended set of progressive, from the deep to tech and even techno from KL legend Terence C.

Jiro Bangsar Kuala Lumpur

JIRO KL : 61-1, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur

Admission with two drinks after midnight: RM50. RSVP call 017-663 3770.


NOVEMBER 24

House and funk at China Bar

Dj Low at The China Bar Trec Kuala Lumpur

DJ Low and DJ K go house and funk. Club event promoter, DJ academy owner and Malaysian drum'n'bass pioneer, DJ Low has been in the forefront of the local clubbing industry for 18 years now and under the Loops Collective banner, chalks up a hefty list of A-grade artistes in the genre who have graced out shores this year, including the likes of Andy C, LTJ Bukem, Alix Perez and Black Sun Empire.  

House wise, he’s co-founded the House of Chemistry nights and he’s also label head to the now increasingly active Take Off Records, which is beginning to see releases in the music range of beats, bass, drum’n’bass, house, breaks and more. He will be joined by DJ K aka Khaidir for this night.

The China Bar Trec Kuala Lumpur

The China Bar : Hive, TREC, 436, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur

Reservations call 017-635 6525


NOVEMBER 24

On Wax with JonnyVicious and Spank

Dj JonnyVicious Pisco Bar Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur

Pisco Bar sees JonnyVicous back on wax tonight with Spank. Disco tunes all night.

Pisco Bar Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur

PISCO BAR : 29, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, Kuala Lumpur

Call 03-2142 2900 or e-mail info@piscobarkl.com


NOVEMBER 24

Malaya Disco Party at Under9

Afaro at under9 kl

On decks tonight is Afaro, Roshan and Lionel Rizki.

Afaro: Behind the decks of Kyo and Artebar, Subang Jaya's Afaro is a natural born crowd reader as he thrives to fill the room with dancing bodies. Most famed for hip hop, R&B, soul and his new additions: disco and house; his beats are definitely one to catch at some of the city's top party spots. Afaro has more to look forward to than just his success as a DJ as he aims to be a successful producer and multi-instrumentalist.

Afaro has shared the sage with prominent local artistes such as Sonaone and Arabyrd to name a few and he also has opened for Soulection co-founder, Joe Kay. Besides Kyo and Artebar, Afaro has also performed at various locations across Kuala Lumpur such as Lust, Nagaba, Como just to name a few. Afaro is also affiliated with HOAXVISION.

Roshan at under9 kl

Roshan: Roshan is a photographer and the co-Founder of SaturdaySelects; a music collective, platform and record label based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Roshan is driven by the dierent genres from around the world including bailefunk, hip hop, dancehall and house music.

Having opened for the likes of Soulection artists and Cozy Boys. He looks to consistently keep his crowd grooving and dancing at his shows. Roshan also hosts the fortnightly SaturdaySelects radio show and handles the A&R for artists under the label.

Rizki at under9 kl

Lionel Rizki: Lionel Rizki has always been immersed into the local music scene, starting out as a roadie, a music photographer, a VJ and now a DJ. As a selector, his favoured sound is a range of disco and electronic sounds with groovy beats, horns and synths from the late 70s that’s guaranteed to get the dance floor down to boogie. As a Japanophile, audiences are often treated to the odd city pop single, Shibuya kei track and event themes from recent Nippon productions.

Expect Indonesian disco to be included into his selections inspired by his recent rediscovery of his hometown. He is also the head of Marketing and PR for Saturday Selects, a collective, platform and record label that consists of creatives & musicians from around the world and a member of Public School, focusing on leftfield music which are deemed unacceptable to be played at clubs.

under9 kl

UNDER9 : Bangunan Ming Annexe, 9, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur

Admission: RM15.


NOVEMBER 24

Frank M & Eva Volume 2 Live at Privi

Frank M at Privi Kuala Lumpur

Frank M: Influenced primarily by Deep Tech/Progressive House, Frank Mamaril (aka Sabotage) sparked his DJ career in Asia back in 2001 with a mission to share his love for both dance and music portrayed through a symbiotic journey of mysterious beats, melodic elements, and erotic basslines. 

Having played at various clubs and events around the region such as in Hong Kong (Curve, Homebase, Kee Club, Volume/FLM), Kuala Lumpur (Como, DivineBliss, Elysium, Pisco, Privi), Manila (Amber-Ultralounge, Bed, Flute, Nectar, 71-Gramercy), Shanghai (Bed Lounge, D2), and Jakarta (Apollo, Jackrabbit, Untitled), Frank continues to captivate his audience with a signature array of moody beats that are guaranteed to tickle your groove.


Dj Eva at Privi Kuala Lumpur

DJ Eva: Evgenia also known as DJ Eva was born and raised in Russia in 1985, she grew up loving music and performed as a dancer from 14 years old. Her passion of music developed into a deep hunger for and love of DJ’ing Her influences come from the likes of Russian DJ Romero, DJ Groove and UK DJ Carl Cox and this grew into the tones of which her sounds takes you on a journey of house, techno, deep minimal progressive and trance.

In 2015 she moved to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and quickly got into the dance scene. She began to practice and experiment with all her favourite styles of music which quickly led her to the music trend on the underground scene. Inspired by her love of music she has played all over KL.

Privi Kuala Lumpur

PRIVI : 8, Jalan Bedara, off Jalan Nagasari, Kuala Lumpur


NOVEMBER 24

Dictatorship : Seventh Crusade at Elysium

Dj Missy at Elysium bar & Terrace Kuala Lumpur

"Dictatorship" is an after-party concept that celebrates dance music as an art form and creates an unexpected experience for the guests. A music exploration not bound by any genre that encourages the performers to showcase their eclectic selections and go out of their comfort zone.

They are excited to add some girl power to this edition of their monthly event and join forces with EJ MISSY, one of the finest and versatile DJs in the region who played in the most reputable venues across South-East Asia and supported many international acts such as Mano Le Tough, Sebastien Léger, Rødhåd and others.

After many months of having unannounced warm-up sessions as Slow Motion Society, they decided to make it official and have this special showcase before every party from 10:30pm till midnight. Slow Motion Society is a collective comprised of various Dictatorship residents and guests that focuses on downtempo side of disco, house and techno music spectrum.

Featuring EJ MISSY | Kubika | Slutski | Ed Dix | anType. Opening set by Slow Motion Society.

On the Terrace meanwhile, Elysium resident Victor Trixter holds sway with house music.

Elysium bar & Terrace Kuala Lumpur
Elysium Bar & Terrace : Level 31/32, Wisma Goldhill, 67, Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur

Admission: RM30 before 3am / RM50 after 3am. RSVP & reservations call 03-2022 3818.


NOVEMBER 24

JungleBird Fridays with Lish

DJ Lish at Jungle Bird Bangsar Kuala Lumpur

In recent years, Lish has taken it up several notches while staying true to her eclectic taste in indie, jacking, funky, soulful and deep house. From turning heads during her debut “Pop My Cherry” gig at Laundry Bar KL, she has continued to grow from strength to strength. Combined with her dedication to house, and being surrounded by active players in the music scene, expect nothing less than a fresh blend of cuts from Lish.

Jungle Bird Bangsar Kuala Lumpur

JUNGLEBIRD : 15, Jalan Medan Setia 1, Plaza Damansara, KL

Free entry. Call 03-2011 7715.


NOVEMBER 24

Shelley Yu's presents XA

Dj XA at Shelley Yu's

XA is a very talented local DJ with a wide range of influences. So be ready for a night with a mixture in flavour.

Shelley Yu's

SHELLEY YU’S : 49, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur

Call 03-2201 4139.


NOVEMBER 25

Praveen Achary at Le Noir KL

Praveen Achary at Le Noir Trec Kuala Lumpur

Le Noir KL & Connected present Praveen Achary, supported by Sanzy, Frank Mamaril, Niall F and Anthony J on the roof terrace playing deep and tech house.

Praveen Achary (India): Take a homegrown artiste , add a number of chart topping productions on heavyweight international record labels, throw in DJ sets that have resonated across the nation, squeeze in a successfully launched imprint called Juicebox Music and there you've got a recipe for a musical trump card held by Praveen Achary.

Only a few in India can be as effective through their musicality diversity and unpredictability and still be well recognized and respected. With a unique combination of deep, tech and progressive house, his style has always gained him a lot of appreciation by fellow artistes and fans alike. Having productions signed to giant record labels like Eelke Kleijn's Outside The Box Music (Netherlands), Cid Inc's Replug Records (Sweden), Darin Epsilon's Perspectives Digital (United States of America), Alex & Filip's Mirabilis Records (Slovenia) and many more, his work has already received massive support & plays from key industry players such as Sasha, Hernan Cattaneo, Nick Warren, Cid Inc, Henry Saiz, Darin Epsilon, Eelke Kleijn, Markus Schulz, Jaytech amongst others.

Praveen Achary's DJ sets are a testament to his adaptability and cohesion of his musical influences, all weaved together in a seamless manner. A regular host with his own show “Juicebox”, an extension of his imprint, on the world's leading progressive house station – friskyRadio, he has been part of the 'friskyLovesIndia' series twice, as well as being featured as friskyRadio's 'Artist Of The Week', a feat achieved by not too many.

In addition to his strong online presence, he has played at many club nights and festivals around India, the highlights of which being two of the country's biggest electronic dance music festivals - Sunburn & Vh1 Supersonic. He also played at the historic worldwide launch of Above & Beyond's Radio - Group Therapy, and debut Anjunadeep Party in India. Apart from being the sole supporting act to play with Eric Prydz in all three shows of his debut India tour, he's also shared the console with John Digweed, Henry Saiz, Cid Inc, Richie Hawtin, James Zabiela, Dave Seaman, Martin Roth, Way Out West & Yotto to name a few. Internationally he's played in Mauritius, Lebanon & Sri Lanka, where he headlined the I Love Una festival with Guy J.

2013 saw the launch of his record label - Juicebox Music. Established with the idea of delivering high quality 'freshly packed' music, the label caters to a wide variety of enthusiasts in and around house music. Juggling a whole surfeit of musical hats, Praveen Achary strives to be ahead of the curve while staying true to his underground roots, one step at a time.

Nesh, C7 and MC Kal hold down their regular Deviate Saturday night slot in the club lounge playing R&B, hip hop, funk and trap, with Charleston Cornelius in the mix downstairs.

Le Noir Trec Kuala Lumpur

LE NOIR KL : Unit H-G-07, The Hive, TREC, Lot 435, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur

Roof terrace opens at 5pm. Cover charge may apply after 11pm. To reserve your spot:
Book online: https://form.jotform.me/LeNoirKL/book-a-table
Email: HERE / Phone/WhatsApp: +60122245416
Valet parking available.


NOVEMBER 25

Rory Gallagher at Ren (kyo)

DJ Rory Gallagher Kual Lumpur

In a current musical climate where originality can often be overtaken by the mundane and regular, Rory Gallagher’s tireless devotion and relentless energy have taken him to a point where he is beginning to shape the musical world around him.

With his recent productions on Bedrock, Click, City Fox and What I Play and his music being championed by the likes of John Digweed, Hernan Catenneo, Kolsch, Guy Gerber and Sascha Braemer to name a few, 2017 has quickly gained momentum. 2017 has also seen the birth of his own imprint, Soul de Anima, gaining plaudits the world over from the HQ in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.

A regular of Jungle Experience and the KU Club on Koh Phangan where Rory played for almost five years, alongside heavyweight names such as; Orbital, Gui Boratto, Dubspeeka, Hot Since82, Yousef, Hunter/Game and many more.

Over the last five years, Rory has also taken his sound around Asia including various clubs in Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur. Tokyo and Sri Lanka for I <3 UNA festival.

Support for the night comes from the new face/name of Analog K

Club Kyo KL Mandarin Oriental Hotel

KYO KL : Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur, off Jalan Pinang, KLCC, Kuala Lumpur

Admission (with one drink): RM40 before 1am / RM60 after 1am. Free entry before 11pm. For table reservations please contact reservations@clubkyokl.com or 012-921 1730.


NOVEMBER 25

Music Is Love at Bait Intermark

Dj Kubika Kuala Lumpur

Saturdays at Bait Intermark on Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur sees the Da Funkie Junkie curated Music is Love nights with Da Funkie Junkie and Kubika on resident music duties.

The music policy for the night, in terms of vibe and ambience, is to capture the spirit, essence and music integrity of legendary clubs and nights like “Paradise Garage”, “Body & Soul”, “The Loft”, “The Shelter” and “Cielo” in New York; “The Warehouse” and “Music Box” in Chicago, and more contemporary clubs like “Respect Is Burning” and “Secret” in Paris; the early days of “Ministry of Sound” and the funk and cheekiness of “Scaramanga” in London.

According to Da Funkie Junkie, aka Donovan Tho, the focus is to capture and innovate, but not duplicate.

The musical ethos is inspired by legendary DJs Larry Levan and David Mancuso and their modern incarnations, Dimitri from Paris, Joey Negro and Danny Krivit.

The early hours will provide customers with an opportunity to discover the “roots” of dance music i.e. soul, funk, jazz, disco and Afro-latin beats. The latter stages of the night will build towards current and classic deep soulful house, disco house and garage.

As Bait Intermark is a restaurant cum bar and not a full-fledged club, the music will be down-tempo to mid-tempo but uplifting, exuding positive energy. The music will be soulful and organic, classy and elegant.

Bait Intermark Kuala Lumpur

BAIT INTERMARK : Lot G-19, Grd Flr, Intermark Mall, 348, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala lumpur

Call 03-2181 1268


NOVEMBER 25

Technologue 3rd Anniversary at Under9

Notion A at under9 kl

Technologue is back and they are celebrating their 3rd anniversary. Expect some serious techno in the basement of Under9 with the original Technologue crew of Notion A - Official, DJ EDYCTED together with Azland and Haresh K for the night.

This is Technologue's third anniversary party and they are excited to return, pushing the radical sounds of the underground. Be prepared for non-conformity and a quality night with no pretenses.

DJ EDYCTED at under9 kl

They’re all about bringing you the raw nocturnal energy that is the spirit of techno as they pay homage to the 4/4 sounds that was better chronicled in warehouses during the late 90s and early 2000s. Make no mistake that you will be hearing quality cuts that range from classics to new from their DJs all night long.

They go from deep to funky, tribal to industrial, soulful to hard. All in the promise of good techno.

under9 kl

UNDER9 : Bangunan Ming Annexe, 9, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur

Admission: RM20.


NOVEMBER 25

Victor G at Elysium Terrace

Dj Victor G at Elysium Bar & terrace

Techno whiz, house head and influential tastemaker are well-deserved titles Victor G has rightfully earned in his electronic dance music career with a thriving run spanning close to two decades in the local and regional scene scene.

From turning the wheels of steel at Bangsar’s infamous The White Room in 1999 to spinning his way to the trendiest spots today, Victor G proves time and time again why he is still one of the most sought after DJ’s in the country. His method of madness is simple; keeping true to his savvy style consistently.

His growing talent didn’t go unnoticed as the aspiring DJ earned several accolades back in the early 2000s. In 2003, he bagged the top spot at the Heineken Juice Magazine DJ Quest competition. His winning streak continued with another trophy at the 2004 Vestax Extravaganza DJ competition mixing category, the Pioneer Digital DJ Battle 2004 and 2005 championship and the Pioneer Digital DJ Battle Asian championship 2006. 

Dj Victor G Kuala Lumpur

After years of slaving over the decks all over the city, Victor G hit his career peak with a residency at Euphoria by Ministry of Sound in Sunway. While the club’s role in our scene was short lived, the evolving DJ moved on to bigger and better gigs scoring bookings from across the shore including Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore and Australia.

His versatility on the decks makes him a firm favourite when it comes to serving tasty appetisers to international heroes like Claude von Stroke, Hot Since 82 and Joris Voorn to name a few. Victor G has also shared the decks with legends like Underworld at the F1 Fuel Concert in Singapore F1 and Basement Jaxx’s debut in Kuala Lumpur. His festival friendly vibes has also landed him spots at Bali’s Soundrise Festival, Future Music Festival Asia and It’s The Ship.

While entertaining is an obvious goal, educating the audience is an element that he cannot dismiss. Victor G continues to school his audience at various spots around town spewing out tantalising techno at underground events, dishing out hot house tunes at the trendiest night spots and experimenting with his version of chilled out vibes that blend soul and funk while keeping his signature groove intact.

Elysium bar & Terrace Kuala Lumpur
Elysium Bar & Terrace : Level 31/32, Wisma Goldhill, 67, Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur

Admission: RM40 before 3am / RM50 after 3am. RSVP & reservations call 03-2022 3818.


NOVEMBER 25

House at China Bar

DJ After Life at The China Bar Trec Kuala Lumpur

House with DJ Low, Afterlife and Zaskar.

For Afterlife, it’s all about the mood and a deep, hypnotic groove, playing intelligent electronic music that gets your foot tapping and your head nodding without you realizing it, regardless of genre, tempo, style or release date.

Deep, minimal, techno, progressive and other house genres are proudly and harmonically served for an Afterlife Experience. Having got together as DJs in 2013 after an "Above & Beyond" concert in Bangalore, India to form Afterlife, they have since played in leading clubs in India and outside India, focusing on non mainstream house music churning out beats that make you end up asking for more.

Bharat started his DJing journey together with Sachin when they started spinning in the name of "Afterlife". Inspired by melodies, Bharat's sets include a lot intelligent underground non-mainstream music. Bharat is now, based out of Kuala Lumpur, where he continues to DJ in the name of Afterlife – taking the experience to different clubs across the city.

DJ Zaskar at The China Bar Trec KL

Zaskar or Shahril Adnan: a name giving audiences a hard time imagining how he’ll sound or let alone what he’ll look like – has been hitting the decks for a fair number of years now, definitely no stranger to the dance music scene in Malaysia. Having witnessed most of the rave events in and around Kuala Lumpur, his passion to the scene and music grew ever since. Citing the names of famous producers from the days and age of DJ fandom, he professes his professional admiration towards DJs such as Ritchie Hawtin, Sven Vath, Sasha and John Digweed – and has since been on an endeavor to educate the masses especially Malaysian – that there are more music genre than house or trance – is one of the changes in the scene he wishes to make one day.

Shahril indulged his passion for music from a young age, blowing all the money from his paper round on records. He progressed from making the usual tapes for his friends, put together on a cheap set of decks that he wore out learning to mix, after discovering a friend of his experimenting with different sequences on his computer.

Bringing his music along with him wherever he goes and having to spin at small events here and there for years earned him and his crew from Flava Events – a night at Loft, Zouk years ago. He used to spin regularly at Muse Bar, in Kuala Lumpur and often been invited to spin at parties as well. With loyal followers who dig his wide selection of minimal to house and techno sounds he tends to bring his nights down with infectious tunes and vibe. He incorporates his originality with some tunes, which often regarded by listeners to the likes of Gabriel Ananda to Sebastian Ingrosso. A child of the acid house generation, he’s been busy tinkling with the beats long before genres were but a twinkle in clubland’s eye.

The China Bar Trec Kuala Lumpur

The China Bar : Hive, TREC, 436, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur

Reservations call 017-635 6525


NOVEMBER 25

JonnyVicious with Calvin Clarke on percussions at Pisco

Dj JonnyVicious Pisco Bar Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur

Having wreaked fire during Pisco's Rainforest Weekend, Calvin Clarke is back! Arming up with sassy disco god JonnyVicous, a smashing time is guaranteed.

Pisco Bar Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur

PISCO BAR : 29, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, Kuala Lumpur

Call 03-2142 2900 or e-mail info@piscobarkl.com


NOVEMBER 25

JungleBird Saturdays with Rocky Suave

Dj Rocky Suave Kuala Lumpur

First and foremost a record collector, Rocky Suave's eclectic vibe is the product of years spent getting down to the naughties disco revival at parties like Low Life, Beauty and the Beat, ESP, and Black Lodge. Tirelessly digging crates for the rare and less-explored grooves of this world, Mr Suave delights in seamlessly blending contrasting genres, all in the name of the good groove.

Jungle Bird Bangsar Kuala Lumpur

JUNGLEBIRD : 15, Jalan Medan Setia 1, Plaza Damansara, Kuala Lumpur

Free entry. Call 03-2011 7715.


NOVEMBER 25

Hype at Jiro KL

Deejay SallyJiro Bangsar Kuala Lumpur

Hype at Jiro KL goes High Hells with DJ Sally and Wyntella.

R&B and hip hop.

Jiro Bangsar Kuala Lumpur

JIRO KL : 61-1, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur

Cover info and RSVP call 017-663 3770.


NOVEMBER 30

Hennessy VSOP presents Ultrabeat featuring R3HAB at Zouk KL

R3hab at Zouk Kuala Lumpur

Rising Dutch DJ and producer R3hab has established his name in the international dance scene in a short period of time. His producing skills and love for electronic music have made him one of the highest requested remixers in the dance scene right now, remixing for artists like Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, David Guetta, Tiësto and Pitbull to name a few.

Then there are also R3hab’s original productions that have moved dance floors around the world and more than frequently get listed in Beatport’s charts. His most notable releases to date are ‘Karate’, a collaboration with KSHMR and ‘Won’t Stop Rocking’ with Headhunterz. Recently R3hab just launched his new debut album - Trouble. 

It might therefore not surprise people that the multi-talented and much-promising R3hab quickly got signed by Afrojack to his Wall Recordings imprint and is quoted as being “one of its biggest talents”.

When it comes to DJ’ing R3hab really knows his business, bringing all the right music to the dance floor at all the right times. Whether you are enjoying his sets on the radio or at the club it is clear that when R3hab is behind the decks people get uplifted by his signature ‘chainsaw madness’ sound and want to dance. There is no getting around the energy that he brings to his craft and this experience is something you really should not miss.

So far R3hab has played at the most famous clubs and festivals around the world, from the USA, Australia and Asia to all parts of Europe and the Caribbean. R3hab will continue his trend of travelling around the globe and bringing his music close to you, as well as surprising people with more top quality remixes and original material.

Zouk Kuala Lumpur

ZOUK KL : 436, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur

Admission (with one drink): RM50 before midnight / RM65 after midnight. For reservation please call 03-2110 3888 / 016-332 3191 or e-mail rsvn@zoukclub.com.my



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