May continues with a selection of what's going on in clubs, DJ nights and electronica across the Klang Valley this week ahead. Be Supportive. Be careful. Be Alert, Be Kind. Stay Safe and Enjoy.
VOOP at Sessions in Chinatown
VOOP Kuala Lumpur’s local techno party brand is proud to announce its debut event at Sessions this Saturday 13 May 2023, bringing a new monthly all night long techno party to the city. VOOP Host and founder, DJ Kuma, the rising star of the new wave of techno DJs emerging from Asia, will play an all nighter open to close set, starting at 10pm.
Kuma's signature sound is characterized by driving peak time techno with an abundance of energy and grooves. With appearances at major festivals such as ADE, Amsterdam and having played at some of Berlin's most iconic clubs, including Sisyphos, Kuma has firmly cemented his status as one of the most exciting techno DJs to emerge from Asia in recent years. His passion for techno extends beyond the dance floor, as he also hosts his own techno radio show called Revolution Black on Frisky Radio. Running for its sixth year, the show is a testament to KUMA's dedication to the genre and his desire to share his love of techno with the world.
With a steadily growing discography, he has released original music on top European techno labels such as Renesanz and Prospect Records.
With his exceptional talent and dedication to the genre, KUMA is definitely a name to watch in the world of techno music. RM30 cover charge.
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Sessions, 141, Jalan Petaling, KL
On the 13th of May 2023, LESS is MORE will celebrate their first ever international booking from Phuket, the consolidation of a new friendship between Kuala Lumpur and Phuket. Jah of Sedo Izikura / Record store / Dispensary / After Hour. This Saturday, Jah, Alam (Ohrwurm), Uzair and Lwita with their quality collection of minimal sounds. Admission RM40 / RM50 after 12am.
Friday Pisco presents Dope Onigiri (JP) for a night of R&B and hip hop. 11pm.
Spin Nights on Wednesdays 5pm onwards are also a weekly feature at Pisco KL. Go in and get lucky – place your order and spin the wheel for a chance at free drinks. Call +603-2142 2900 for bookings and information. Visit Pisco KL on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/piscokl or https://www.instagram.com/pisco_kl/ for more information and dates and booking details.
Pisco KL, 29, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, KL
Play For Passion continues its weekly return and checks back in this Sunday 7 May 2023 for another round seeking to seek to promote the various genres/sub-genres of non-mainstream electronic music, primarily house, techno, tech house, trance and drum'n'bass. Follow them at https://www.facebook.com/playforpassion.my/.
This Sunday from 4pm onwards features another special Zero Zero Session with a host of Djs playing back to back, including Lucky Beanie, Abi & Dimensions, Chunkymunky & Azim Daman, Classick Star & Ritual, Petir & Kilat, Izmir & Arief, aReel & Aisha Wilkinson, Raeus & Rasul, Jo & Daryl.
This Friday Upstairs – Ashley Black for a whole load of Afro music. 10Pm.
Crane KL and Upstairs open daily. All-day dining begins at noon (Sunday 10am) and closes at midnight with the last order at 11.30pm. A breakfast menu will be offered on Sundays. Upstairs cocktail bar opens Tues-Sunday from 4pm with 1+1 on Cocktails from 4pm to 9pm Wed & Thur.
Bookings available +6012-209 7057 / +6013-218 5712. Visit http://cranekl.com/ / https://www.facebook.com/CraneKL / https://www.instagram.com/thecrane_kl/
Crane KL, 78, Jalan Sultan, KL
The Iron Fairies KL
The week ahead at The Iron Fairies KL from 10pm onwards in the Butterfly Room and downstairs. Wednesday sees Ashley Lau, LX/XSPF and Eason playing you house and techno all night in the Butterfly Room. There's also Thursday R&B and hip hop with Ayana. Friday sees Alam with house and techno all night, and MyMax downstairs with R&B and hip hop. Saturday sees RaySoo in the Butterfly Room with house and techno, and Ayana downstairs with R&B and hip hop. Sunday with Omar in the Butterfly Room for house and techno all night.
For reservations call +6016-221 3612. Visit https://www.facebook.com/theironfairieskl for more information and who's performing.
THE IRON FAIRIES KL, H-G-06, HIVES, TREC, 438, Jalan Tun Razak, KL
W Kuala Lumpur
Weekly offerings at W Kuala Lumpur's Wetdeck and Woobar:
WETDeck 12th Floor – Thursday with Choobs, Friday with Phil K. Lee and Victor G, Saturday with Dora and Zaskar, Sunday with Kuma, Monday with Adrian G, Tuesday with Kuma. 7 pm onwards. RSVP with them here: https://wa.me/60123479088.
Woobar 8th Floor – Wednesday – Kooler. Friday and Sunday - Bionic (Low & MamaDayo & Miss SS) 7.30pm. Saturday and Sunday afternoon at 3pm with DJ Mie. RSVP Required. For RSVP call +6012-347 9088 W: https://bit.ly/WKLWOOBARRSVP
Flock 8th Floor – The Sunday Affair 12noon accompanied by LFS and Eddy Sax. RSVP with them here: https://wa.me/60123479088
W Kuala Lumpur, 121, Jalan Ampang, KL
Friday at Aura Gastrolounge in Kota Damansara, PJ. Aura brings the sound of techno from the 90s up till 2023 in a menage of eclectic real beats to educate the local mass on the eclectic diversity of techno. Think Boiler Room stylings with DJ Azure guesting for the night, along with Stef4n, RDN and MGICIAN and MC Jordanz.
Visit https://instagram.com/auratheexperience or https://linktr.ee/AuraGastrolounge for information and bookings.
AURA, M-GF-3, Pusat Perdagangan Kota Damansara, 12, Jalan PJU 5/1, PJ
KUNA ROOFTOP KL
This Friday all night from 11pm onwards Axel Groove. There's also Saturday with Victor G 11pm onwards. Sunday Sundaze meanwhile sees Julia Deychuk from 11pm onwards.
For more information and reservations visit https://www.facebook.com/kunarooftop
KUNA ROOTOP, HG07, The Hive, TREC, 435 Jalan Tun Razak, KL
They continue the month with their usual suspects, dishing out the hottest R&B and hip hop jams to make you bounce. Wednesday Ladies Night features Royals with music by Ashes. Thursday with DJ Freazz. Friday with Random KID. Saturday with Kirstie Maximus.
For reservation DM https://www.instagram.com/_xo_kl_/ https://www.facebook.com/xochinatown or call +6011-3321 7299.
XO, 5, Jalan Balai Polis, Chinatown, KL
For some proper late-night shenanigans, look no further than Concubine KL. More reasons to get your dancing shoes on and boogie the night away this Friday with MJ and Saturday with Leonard Sinclair. For bookings and information: https://www.facebook.com/concubinekl / https://www.instagram.com/concubine_kl/
Concubine, 2, Lorong Panggung, Chinatown, KL
Cocktails, dim sum, Djs, Get Sum, swing by for your fix of oriental charm in the heart of Chinatown KL right here. DJ appearances on Friday with Jay J in the house and Saturday with Gracie providing house music. 10pm onwards. Bar opening hours: 5pm – 2am (Tuesdays to Mondays). Ladies Night with crafted cocktails every Wednesday and Thursday. 5Pm to midnight – buy one, get one free. RM10 for ladies. Midnight to 2am: free for ladies only. Tel: +6018-367 938. Reservations: https://letsumai.com/widget/baijiu
Baijiu KL, 4, Lorong Panggung, off Jalan Petaling, Kuala Lumpur
Mantra Bar KL
Rooftop Lounge at Bangsar Village 2. Wednesday this week for their Girl Power Ladies Night there's Julia on the decks. Enjoy 2 for 1 deals on selected drinks all night long. On Friday, there's Sunset Session from 6pm to 9pm with Kumaraza and Future Fridays after 9pm. There's also Saturday Serious Beats this weekend providing you with dance music for the night.
Visit www.MantraBarKL.com / https://www.instagram.com/mantrabarkl/ for information, happenings and reservations or alternatively WhatsApp their reservations team at +6017-344 8299.
Mantra Bar KL, Bangsar Village 2, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar, KL
Simply Retro by Tin Box
Have you checked out Simply Retro by Tin Box outlet at TREC KL? Unwind and pay homage to the past with classic hits such as Don't Stop Believin, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun and many more! Come on over and boogie with them as Simply Retro by Tin Box takes you on a musical journey back to when mirror balls ruled the dance floor with Francis K (Wednesday), Jazzie Jay (Thursday), Bernie (Friday) and JME (Saturday) this week.
Opening times: Tues - Thurs: 6:30pm – 12am / Fri & Sat: 6:30pm – 1am /Sun & Mon: Closed. Reservations: https://tinbox.my/.
Simply Retro, H-G-02, HIVE, TREC 438, Jalan Tun Razak, KL
Love City Grooves- Celebrating 5 Decades of Club music
If you are Gen X, this is where you wanna be this Friday 12 May 2023. Celebrating 5 decades of club music with retro, R&B, soul, funk and disco. This new club nite is dedicated to the history and development of KL's bar and clubbing culture. Refreshing your memory by taking you back through time to the way it really was during the glory days with a touch of new groovy hits in the mix. Good music will be brought to you by DJ Groovefunkk and Q aka Qayum from Baze from 9pm onwards.
Location: Sam's, Plaza Damansara (Private room - Upstairs). For reservations, call +603-2011 3222. https://www.samsplace.com.my/
SAM's Place, 25-G, Jalan Medan Setia 1, Plaza Damansara, Bukit Damansara, KL
A neighbourhood retro exclusive bar club which plays only music videos. The outlet specialises in pure music videos from the 80s, 90s and selected current hits over the last 4 decades. Theme nights run from Mondays Retro Chill, Tuesdays 80s and 90s, Wednesdays Ladies Nite with free drinks for ladies, Thursday Mambo Jumbo, Fridays Retro Power, Saturday R&B, hip hop and more. VDJ Rain is the resident VDJ from Tuesdays to Saturdays. Hours: 4pm till 1am - Tuesday to Thursday/ 4pm till 2am- Friday and Saturday. For information and reservations, call +6011-8888 7076. You can find them on the socials via Instagram- @scandalousTTDI and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ScandalousTTDI
Scandalous TTDI, 122A, Jalan Burhanuddin Helmi, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, KL
MARINI’s on 57
It’s Playdate on 57 at Marini's On 57 - a Thursday night that sets the tone for the weekend. Splendid views of the majestic KL skyline, delightful drinks and vibes to accompany the sounds of DJ Timmy. 8pm onwards.
This Wednesday, Ladies grab your Stilettos and strut into Marini’s on 57 for Cakes and Stilettos with DJ Nexto. Party starts 9pm onwards. Dress code: Classy, Sassy and a Little Bad Assy. Contact as above.
Marini's on 57 presents Venerdi at 57 Fridays. Ladies, don the style of Venus and don't forget to crown yourself with a laurel heath. And to the men, be the Emperor to the Empress. Party starts 9pm onwards. Music (open format and Top 40) by Nexto.
Saturdays presents In-can-de-scenza. 9Pm onwards. Music form DJ Double A with open format and Top 40 commercial. Dress code: Neon Lit.
Sunday sees Sunset Session with DJ Miss SS, DJ Timmy with Calvin Clarke on the rhythms from 6pm onwards. Unwind in style a long week with some tasty libations and a sky high atmosphere.
For reservations, contact them at +603-2386 6030 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marini's on 57, Level 57, Menara 3 Petronas, KLCC, KL
Latin dances with Jinggo Bilboa
Weekly Wednesday Salsa at Pobeda Kitchen & Bar (7pm), Thursday Salsa (7pm) at Sky Lounge and Sunday Afro Latin (9pm) at V's Lounge, with DJ Jinggo Bilboa playing anything from salsa, bachata, kizomba to urban and Afro beats. Text/Whatsapp +6017-236 0820 / +6017-359 1669 for enquiry.
Pobeda Kitchen & Bar, 18-1A, Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL / V's Lounge (above Zenzero Restaurant), Level M1, Amplewest Building, Jalan Puncak, off Jalan P. Ramlee, KL / Sky Lounge, Level 6, Nu Sentral, KL
RED ROOM at TREC
Red Room is an extraordinary boutique club in TREC KL, with a Brooklyn New York street vibe. Music offerings for the week:
Wednesday TredLight with music by Ash, supported by Kinge. Thursday Take Off Afrobeats with MCHL! and Ghost, hyped by Kazuki Vybez. Free drinks for ladies till 2am. Red Fridays with music by Nahsyk and DJ Priz. Saturday with music by Vicki and Nahsyk. They're also open this Sunday.
WhatsApp +6011-6061 1629 for reservations. Five girls in a group get a free bottle of vodka. Applicable Wednesdays to Sundays. Visit https://www.facebook.com/redroommy / https://www.instagram.com/redroommy/ for information and reservation details.
RED ROOM, Electric Boulevard, 438, Jalan Tun Razak, KL
After Dark Social Club
What better time than this Thursday and Friday to catch up with Djs Jokerz (Thur) and Sharky (Fri) as they provide the vibes, music and beats. For table/group bookings, call +603-2201 9699.
After Dark Social Club, T-225A&B, 3rd Floor, The Gardens Mall, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City, KL
Heading up the highlands to Genting? With 35,000 square feet of space, and 6,000ft in the clouds, Zouk Genting is set to revolutionise the country’s nightlife scene by housing five distinctive destination zones under one roof. Together, Empire, Zouk Club, RedTail by Zouk, RedTail Karaoke and FUHU, a brand new vibe dining concept, will allow patrons to enjoy endless luxury in an array of ambiences in one ideal location above the clouds. This Saturday at Empire – Julian with Neil on support.
Ticketing and packages via https://book.rwgenting.com/member2/OtherApp/ZoukStep2.aspx
Over at RedTail – resident DJ Neil plays Wednesdays to Fridays.
Visit https://zoukgroup.com/zouk-malaysia/ for more information or https://book.rwgenting.com/member2/OtherApp/ZoukStep1.aspx for ticketing information.
ZOUK Atrium, SkyAvenue, Genting Highlands Resorts, Genting Highlands
Maristar KL’s new Fashionistar Party is a fashion soiree for the style savvy. Get a sneak peek at what’s in vogue from luxury fashion brands while enjoying delicious cocktails and great music. Join them for their second edition on 16 May 2023 at 7.00pm for a fun fashion-forward evening followed by a party until late. Entry is by RSVP only so call +603 2386 6030 or email email@example.com to book your spot.
Straight Outta Maristar. Come move and groove to the best R&B, hip hop and new era dance music at Maristar this Wednesday. The party starts 10pm onwards with DJ Ruckes on the decks. Stardust Ladies Night at Marista every Thursday. Music by Nexto. Big Bang every Friday with Top 40 and dance music by DJ Ruckes. The party starts at 9pm onwards. Guests can call +603-2386 6030 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a table.
Maristar, The Starhill, LG02, 181, Jalan Bukit Bintang, KL
Music curation and DIY multipurpose space. Only open during events. Please refer to their monthly flyer or “upcoming” highlights at https://www.facebook.com/fono.kl and their Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/fono.kl/.
This Friday will see a new night born from the ashes of I Still Love H.E.R and You Got Soul; Cold Sweat - all about the hard-hitting syncopated beats of hip hop, jazz, and funk. Meanwhile, on Saturday, we have 3A/3A - a night to celebrate steady metronomic four-to-the-floor patterns of house and techno.
Opening hours 9PM to 1AM. Cover charges apply. They recommend you make a reservation via Instagram DM to secure your spot for the night.
Fono KL, Zhong Shan, Jalan Kampung Attap, KL
V's Bar KL
Wednesday Ladies Night at V's Bar KL Girls on Decks with DJ Selbi, DJ Coco and DJ Meliha. 10Pm onwards. Free entry.
Thursday Ladies Night Groove Thursday with Ahsley Black and MyMaxx. 10Pm onwards.
Reservations call +6019-202 3800.
V's Bar KL, A-M1-1, Level 1, Menara Amplewest, 6, Jalan P. Ramlee, KL
Dub Tings featuring Typo.D, I.T.Z, Jony and Alfie Rrari at the Rex KL Foyer. 9pm. Admission: RM30 (plus one drink).
Visit https://www.facebook.com/hellorexkl / https://www.instagram.com/hellorexkl/ for information, bookings, tickets.
REX KL, 80, Jalan Sultan, KL
Disco Bar at Joloko
Joloko's Disco Bar every Friday, as they've lined up amazing Djs to get you grooving through the night. 10pm. Reservations https://www.bar-joloko.com/
Joloko, 43, Jalan Kamunting, KL
Island Gyal at Sinderella KL
Island Gyal at Sinderella KL this Saturday. Ashley Black and Kinge bring you Afrobeat, Amapiano, hip hop and R&B music and beats all night. Reservations call +6012-212 8130 - https://www.instagram.com/sinderella.kl/
Sinderella KL, Heritage House, 5-1/7-1, Jalan Yap Ah Shak, KL
dwp Bar KL
Come up to their First Floor Wine Lounge from 9pm onwards and start your Saturday nights with music from Mino and DJ Green to get you into the weekend vibe! Bring your friends over and reserve a table to start your weekend. Online store: https://dwpkl.com RSVN: +6012-240 2616 / +6012-273 9842. WeChat: dwpbarkl
dwp Bar KL, Unit G-2, Ground Floor, KL Trillion, No. 338, Jalan Tun Razak, KL
The X, Bangsar
Xscape at The X. Need to unwind after a long week? The X is the place to be where DJ Double D and DJ Leo will bring you great music to dance to as we chill and catch up with friends. Come through this Friday and Saturday and experience a weekend like no other. Visit https://www.facebook.com/thexbangsar
67G, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, KL
The Locker & Loft PJ
The Locker & Loft presents House Sessions this Friday 10Pm till late. Munch, swig, jig with house music this Friday. Bar opens 5pm onwards (Sundays 12noon onwards). Happy Hours – 5pm – 8pm Tue-Fri. Closed on Mondays. +6017-377 3766. Reservations are recommended on weekends as it does get crowded early. https://www.facebook.com/lockerandloft
The Locker & Loft, 40A, Jalan SS20/10, Damansara Kim, PJ
Weekly there's Ikigai Ladies on Wednesday with Exclusive Pete and Nahsyk. Complimentary entry and drinks for ladies until 1am, Boombox Friday, Saturday Fresh Cutz and Sunday Off The Hook are also popular for the weekend.
Club entry is usually via cover charge unless specified and advance table reservations. WhatsApp +6012-921 1730). Operating hours - 10pm to 3am. Instagram :www.instagram.com/clubkyokl
kyō kl, Mandarin Oriental, Basement Level 3, KLCC, KL
Spark KL during the week with Christine supported by Julian and Def on Thursday, Ladies Night. Friday with Hypeembeats with support from Ken Fung and Mizz Kiya. Saturday with Blink, Vgene and Thesim.
For reservations, please Call/WhatsApp +6010-303 8800. Visit them at https://www.facebook.com/sparkclubkl / https://www.instagram.com/sparkclubkl/
SPARK KL, 436, Jalan Tun Razak, KL
Drip Thursday featuring Radz, Luqe and MC Clad. Friday there's Flipze with Hezron, K3nji and MC Qu3kid. Saturday with Belinda, Hezron, K3nji and MC Qu3kid.
Follow their Instagram/Facebook pages: www.instagram.com/dragonfly.kl / https://www.facebook.com/DragonflyKualaLumpur for information and reservations.
Dragonfly KL, Level 50, Naza Tower, Platinum Park, KLCC, KL
Gēmu Club KL
Ladies night Wednesday public holiday eve special with Mis Puiyi, Zanmonic and MC D.Tee (ladies free entry all night). Thursday Liquid Dream with Naro and Thesim, supported by Zanmonic (ladies free entry all night). Friday Arcane with Joleen, Zanmonic & MC Wu. Also Saturday Delta 5 with Thesim, Zanmonic and MC Ruff. Check out https://www.instagram.com/gemuclubkl/ / https://www.facebook.com/gemuclubkl for information and party nights. Hours: 10Pm – 3am
For RSVP or more info contact them at +6011-2639 5797 / +6012-328 7615. Please be mindful of RTK Test SOPs and be well prepared AND early.
Gēmu, 1, Jalan Kia Peng, KL
Check out Rust KL at https://www.facebook.com/Rusttt.KL for what's going on musically across the week. Music offered ranges from old school hip hop to house, drum'n'bass, techno to reggae and dub.
RUST KL, 115, Jalan Petaling, KL