Kuala Lumpur Nightlife Guide: 27 August 2020

Kuala Lumpur Nightlife Guide: 27 August 2020

RMCO continues with a mix of live events in Kuala Lumpur and also from the desktop, studios and homes of the city's DJs, artistes and more.

With all SOPs in place, there are still some very special live stream selections in clubbing sounds this week ahead. Running up to Merdeka Weekend, there are also special LIVE special events and more from around Klang Valley and beyond. Be Supportive. Be careful. Be Alert, Be Kind. Stay Safe and Enjoy. Be mindful of all SOPs in place.


Electronica, Dance, Retro, DJs

INDEPENDANCE 2020 21-31 August 2020

228 Hours, 124 DJs, 8 Studios Nationwide – Malaysia. 21 – 31 August 2020. Longest DJ Live Stream Record Breaking Attempt. Having begun last Friday, it CONTINUES until MIDNIGHT on SUNDAY.

Read all about it here. https://thecitylist.my/blog/independance-2020-longest-dj-stream-record-breaking-attempt

Watch it LIVE all the way to Sunday night at https://www.mixcloud.com/live/Independance2020/

Ohrwurm's Alam goes Live Friday 28 August 2020

This Friday Ohrwurm/Substance honcho Alam hits Session 9 of his Livestream from his own page again. He's been laying it down with the beats from home the past couple of months for a special celebration. Joining him this Friday will be Jason Voon (Technologue) and Nazarud (Beatmilitia) for a special back2back techno night, with Nazreth (VoidRealm) on the warm up. It's all in conjunction with celebrating his 20 years of Djing; with Alam deciding to present 20 different shows this year. He's done 8 already, starting off with a solo session and following with back to back sessions with names from the local scenes like OtherKind, Victor G, Terence C, Axel Groove, Azran, Shazan, Obadius, Odd, Xes Xes Loveseat, Slutski (aka Keith Yong), Zaskar, Qussay, Arm1in and Aduti. Tune in on Friday this week LIVE from 10 pm via Alam for Alam Presents 20 Years of Djing. More plus past gigs at youtube

United We Stream Asia Live from Concubine KL

United We Stream Asia streaming LIVE from Kuala Lumpur from 8 pm featuring Chinatown venue Concubine. Some of KL's best are in this Sunday's line up featuring Dangerdisko (Shaheed Naz and Farez), Beatmilitia with Funkayrol, Metropolis Social Club's Gajah Mada Soundsystem and Mahiya take you up to the midnight Merdeka Countdown.

United We Stream is a non-profit streaming initiative started by Berlin clubs with the goal to raise funds for charity and to support music venues and individuals affected by Covid-19 related closures. Having quickly expanded as far as the UK, Netherlands, Sweden, Spain, Austria and beyond; now banding together multiple countries and cities across Asia, launching the biggest club online on the continent.
Join the movement and support Asia’s club culture by making a contribution:
https://gogetfunding.com/united-we-stream-asia/

For further information, visit www.unitedwestream.asia

See https://thecitylist.my/blog/united-we-stream-asia-malaysia for details.

Metropolis Social Club presents MscTV every Saturday

Metropolis Social Club presents you MscTV, a Saturday Livestream series showcasing Asia’s underground artistes and collectives in this region, founded by Malaysia's Gajah Mada Soundsystemz with involvement already from Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand and more.

This Saturday: Uzi from South Korea, Beatmilitia's DJ Eva and Singapore's Linda Jungrll take to the airwaves. The streaming platform is MscTV (Metropolis Social Club TV). All the live streaming will be conducted on Saturdays at 8 pm at www.mixcloud.com/msctv/.

Plus you can hear/watch past sets at youtube.

There is a Monday MERDEKA Day Special coming up on 31 August 2020 from 11 am. There will be a replay on Mixcloud Live of all previous SIX Episodes of Metropolis Special Club so far bringing you some 24 hours of continuous electronica from Djs all across Asia.

Featuring: Indonesia: Laura Lusten, Ska Leona, James Hendrik / Japan: Nisi P & Mal / South Korea: Quan/I'm Alive/&&/10MU/Orange Espresso /Ploi (Flux Crew) / Malaysia: Gajah Mada Soundsystemz, J-Sun / Thailand: Orawan/Analogist, Corner PPL / Singapore: 0$P$, Eko.

Follow The Rabbit presents [Livestream] 30 August 2020

Hosted by Follow The Rabbit theme party series, broadcasting live from their psychedelic rabbit hole. This Sunday, ANRK will feature. Just get your drinks ready and visit https://www.twitch.tv/followtherabbitparty Sunday at 9 pm to enjoy good vibes to dance to in your living room. Visit https://www.facebook.com/follow.the.rabbit.party/ for more info.

KL DJ Jason M goes Virtual Gig every Saturday

Jason Martin aka Jason M will be on air on live stream via Mixcloud Live and Facebook every Saturday 10 pm onwards mixing retro, R&B and commercial mixes via http://mixcloud.com/live/jasonm7972/ . You can visit https://www.facebook.com/djjasonm for more details.

REXKL Presents Sounds of Freedom

Join them as they countdown to Malaysia's 63rd Independence Day. They've got 3 Malaysian DJs geared to spin Malaysian music, old and new as we celebrate our Nation.

DJ Orcheed - an avid collector of Malay music from the 60s, with focus on garage and psychedelia tinged rock'n'roll sounds. Playing exclusively on 7” records, Orcheed is an up and rising name amongst the soul music loving Mods community across West Malaysia and even Singapore.

DJ Wakmy - born and raised in Muar, graphic designer and vinyl collector Wakmy came into the scene when his fellow collectors needed music for their pop-up markets. Specialises in Nusantara funk and rare grooves, Wakmy recently started his monthly residency at KL’s audiophile space fono and currently on a mission to dig for more forgotten gems from the region.

DJ uzrswl - formerly known as Renry Hollins, uzrswl is one DJ that should not be pigeonholed, as he pushes boundaries with his selection of music from all over the world. With groovy disco beats and strong bass lines as the foundation of his set, he peppers it with sprinklings of funk, jazz, and even dub reggae for the curious crowd.

Admission is free. Come on by with your face mask and adhere to Malaysia's COVID-19 SOPs and we're ready to go.

Rentak Bar Weekend

They miss the music through their concentric-driver-speakers and the organic chats with y'all. Open every Friday and Saturday from 7 PM to 12 AM. You've been missed and they hope to see you soon. 25 pax maximum. Social distancing rules apply. Featured: Side A: featured cocktails. Side B; Curated music vibes from disco, funk, soul, Afrobeat, jazz and their famed Nusantara vibes from the likes of Xes Xes Loveseat and Larry G and guests. RSVP Thomas at 012-608 6065. Visit https://www.facebook.com/rentakbar/  First Flr, 198, Jalan H.S. Lee, KL.

Lost In A Daydream Summer Sounds

WET® Deck now offers day pass access for those who want to laze around the pool for a splash or a fun afternoon get together. Expect chilled vibes with good company, yummy food and of cause, good tunes. Lay back, chill out or even dip into the pool in the heart of KL City with epic views of the Twin Towers at the hottest spot in town. Comes with B&F credits too! Check https://www.facebook.com/WKualaLumpur/ for details on what's on offer, especially for this Merdeka Weekend with loads of specials. For RSVP, T: 6012 347 9088, E: bf.wkualalumpur@whotels.com

Meanwhile, Groove to W Kuala Lumpur's Lost In A Daydream Summer Sounds weekly mixtape show that will showcase all talents and W Kuala Lumpur residents music mix tapes for you to enjoy in support of digital content for music. It hits volume 10 this week and we are back to W Music Curator, Victor G this time around with the mintiest deep melodic vibes. Stay tuned for fresh new music weekly! Link: https://www.mixcloud.com/…/wkl-lost-in-a-daydream-summer-s…/Also - https://thecitylist.my/blog/w-kuala-lumpur-set-to-open-doors-on-1-july

SaturdaySelects On Air Weekend

A weekly broadcast of Live Streaming sessions from the SaturdaySelects HQ featuring our homegrown DJs and selectors from around the world. Expect a variety of sounds from house, techno and disco, to jazz, hip hop and Afrobeats. Live on Mixcloud this Friday at 9 pm and every other Sunday at 3 pm at https://www.mixcloud.com/live/saturdayselects. Visit https://www.facebook.com/SaturdaySelects/ for more information. This Friday features Roshan and Ira for just this weekend.

Plural Asia brings you Club66 every Wednesday

With Club66 on Wednesday nights 9 pm, wind down your day the right way with 66 minutes of dance, yoga and meditation with Maybelline, April Kuan, JonnyVicious and Blastique. Head over to https://www.facebook.com/PLURALasia/ for details and information.

Zouk Genting continues to bring entertainment to people’s homes during the RMCO

See https://thecitylist.my/blog/zouk-genting-resorts-world-go-digital

Livescape Group Opens Doors For Malaysian Talents to grow online

See https://thecitylist.my/blog/the-livescape-group-opens-doors-for-malaysian-talents-to-grow-online

Live Music

Music is Universal Presents: Jeremy Zucker

Hosted by Universal Music Malaysia. American singer songwriter Jeremy Zucker takes the (virtual) stage in an exclusive Live showcase! Secure your tickets to catch Jeremy's exclusive invite-only show, where he'll perform his hit songs especially for you! Find out how to win: https://umusic.digital/jeremyzuckermiu2020

Jao Tim proudly presents • LIVE AT JAO TIM •

They will be broadcasting to you live from their venue across all platforms this Friday and Saturday 9 pm simultaneously on Facebook Live, YouTube Live and Instagram Live. Also, exclusive viewing (at the venue) tickets (max 40 per night) at RM80 each from www.jaotim.com

Saturday: Drummer John Thomas with Contemporary Jazz. With Trombone - Q Sound
Bass - Rozhan Razman, Piano - Steinar Nickelsen and Sax - Julian Chan. Sit back and enjoy the show from the comfort of your own home or at Jao Tim. Please spread the word, share and support the musicians.
FB Live -
https://m.facebook.com/JaoTimKL/
YouTube Live - https://youtu.be/4xosBj2x_9U
Instagram Live - @jaotimkl .

For better Audio & Video quality please use YouTube and subscribe to them too. Donate to keep live music alive via www.jaotim.com./ 61, Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL

Russell Curtis & The Rowdy Gentlemen Merdeka Special 26 August 2020

This will be the first live Rowdy Gentlemen show in 6 months and it will be a Merdeka Special. Russell Curtis and The Rowdy Gentlemen (“RCRG”) features a line up of 7 accomplished musicians with a mini horn section and renowned Music Director Tok Khon (“TK”) at the helm of bringing Curtis’ compositions to life. RCRG performs a mix of original and creatively reworked covers, culminating in the high energy performance of funk, soul and hip – hop. Originally a backing band of session musicians for the Russell Curtis Project tour in 2014 and subsequent shows throughout 2015/16, they were officially renamed Russell Curtis & The Rowdy Gentlemen in April 2017. RCRG released their first single Anak Malaysia, a funky tune about how cool it is to be Malaysian, in conjunction with Malaysia Day 2017. Tickets available from https://www.arowdymerdekaspecial.peatix.com

The Russell Curtis Homecoustic Sessions

The Russell Curtis Homecoustic Sessions is an intimate acoustic show streamed live weekly on Saturdays to the comfort of your home for the affordable price of only RM25 per pass. One pass for the whole household to enjoy. Russell Curtis is an independent Malaysian recording artist who has performed at music festivals and events all around the globe including the US, Europe and Asia. He performs a mix of popular covers as well as originals about his life, relationships and the human experience. His style covers genres the likes of Soul, R&B, Funk and Blues. Details of timing and how to get your Live Stream passes at https://www.facebook.com/Russell-Curtis-Artiste or https://www.facebook.com/Russell-Curtis-Homecoustic-Sessions

Live @ The Bee

The Bee has live performances every Wednesday to Friday. Featuring this month are Russell Curtis (Wednesdays), John Thomas Trio featuring Dasha Logan (Thursdays), Muzza (Fridays). Shows with necessary SOPs in place start at 6 pm. 36B, Block C, Level G2, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, KL. Call 03-6201 8577 or e-mail bees@thebee.com.my

REXKL Sessions every Thursday / Sunset Busking every weekend

As a creative community hub, REXKL strives to support the Arts Industry in any way possible. Which is why REXKL is celebrating the creative arts with REXKL Sessions, a 9-episode series airing every Thursday on AirAsia RedTix at https://www.airasiaredtix.com/tickets/rexkl-sessions. The link to the stream will be updated on this event page every Thursday by 8 pm. So keep your eyes peeled for it. Featuring performers like Otam, Nadhira, Helloluqman, SHN, Kavin Jay & Papi Zak, Darren Teh (An Honest Mistake), Wanted Symphony, Prakash Daniel, RESORT, and Monoriff; each episode will be free to air and we ask that you generously support the performers with donations. Show your love to the artists and REXKL by donating via this link: https://bit.ly/37VHfqd

Don't want to watch REXKL Sessions alone? Don't want to watch it at home? Come join The Back Ground from 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm every Thursday from today until 27th August 2020. Food, drinks and many other choices for you to enjoy whilst watching Malaysia's performing artists' recorded performance. Check out https://www.facebook.com/events/260576508582548/ for line up details.

Meanwhile, over the weekend (Friday and Saturday), there's Sunset Busking at REXKL. Go hang out and chill out with their buskers. Remember to tip them if you want to request a song. Plenty of food and beverage options from The Back Ground. There's something for everyone so don't be shy, come say hello. Bring your friends and loved ones for a relaxing evening with them at 80, Jalan Sultan, KL. This weekend sees DJ Izzi and Rudy.

The Platform Live 30 August 2020

Coming to you live every Sunday night at 8 pm - Season 1 of #ThePlatformLive! Hosted by Nazrin & Adek from Sekumpulan Orang Gila they have been and are still featuring 40 of Malaysia's finest acts across 10 volumes airing live pay-per-view exclusively on www.theplatform.my! Head over to subscribe now and don't miss out. Find out who's performing this Sunday via https://www.facebook.com/PlatformLiveMY/ 

Unrestricted Stage

The #UnrestrictedStage is an initiative to bring together Malaysian performers and creatives, to share their art, entertain and educate people who are stuck at home during the #RestrictedMovementOrder Covid-19 measures. You can check in via https://www.facebook.com/unrestrictedstage/ for all who are performing/presenting on Saturday and Sunday from noon onwards.

The Iron Fairies KL Virtual nights

The Iron Fairies KL technically is also open from 5 pm to 12 am. But for the live music, From Wednesday to Saturday: Going Virtual Live with various artistes 10 pm each night featuring the likes of Samantha Diana, Gregory Ramanado, Emmanuel Joseph, Sepideh and more. Visit The Iron Fairies KL on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/theironfairieskl/ H-G-06, HIVES, TREC, 438, Jalan Tun Razak, KL

Comedy, Theatre & Arts

Triple-Award winning Liver & Lung Malaya Relived: Merdeka: Digital Stream.

See https://thecitylist.my/blog/malaya-relived-merdeka-by-liver-lung-limited-digital-run

Crackhouse Comedy Club

It’s their legendary Weekend Headliner night! You know them, you love them the best comedy nights in KL. With huge names from all around the world (but for now, Malaysia based because the borders are closed) you’re guaranteed to laugh until you cry! Supported by the best comics in Malaysia, all in one night we know you’re going to love them, so get your tickets and get ready to laugh, hard! This weekend 28 and 29 August 2020 it's the turn of Jason Leong and Mad Sabah. Hosted by Rizal Van Geyzel.

Limited to 40 seats at the Club and 60 screens on ZOOM. Tickets at RM80 (live inc 1 drink) and RM20 (Zoom) (unless sold out) from https://jasonandmad.peatix.com/view


Open-Crack Reborn! MentiMeter Comedy Open-Mic Night every Wednesdays. Free. Book at
https://crackhouseopencrack.peatix.com

Visit Crackhouse Comedy Club's pages for details. All details visit Crackhouse's Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/crackhousekl/ for more details or https://www.facebook.com/groups/crackhouselaughsupport/

The Joke Factory

See The Joke Factory Publika Returns With a Packed Week Ahead Of Shows

KLPAC: Cabaret Series: The Young KL Singers Live on Stage

After a long-awaited re-opening, klpac and The Actors Studio Seni Teater Rakyat in collaboration with the Young Choral Academy present Cabaret Series: Young KL Singers’ Live on Stage! From 27-30 August 2020. The Young KL Singers, have always been known for their showstopping, award-winning ensemble performances. This time around though, the spotlight is on the singers, alone, as they go solo. The programme is a delightful one with music from major blockbusters and musicals, Disney favourites and other chart-topping hits. With a stripped down acoustic set, it will be intimate and casual show so all eyes and ears are on the singers.

27– 29 August 2020 @ 8:30pm / 29-30 August 2020 @ 3pm at Pentas 2, klpac, Sentul, KL. Ticket: RM40 (inclusive welcome drink). Online Purchase: https://bit.ly/YKLSLOS or call box office at +603 4047 9000 (10am – 3pm). Walk in to klpac (10am – 3pm).

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