One special night at Kyo KL this Saturday 7 July with both Kyo and Ren rooms bringing you the best in turntablism and hip hop and house, deep and tribal with special guests Shintaro from Japan and Mike Steva from Australia.
In the KYO room, . Though he's now the world champion and is active internationally, musical roots go back to when he was very young. At the age of 4, he first experienced piano and Japanese drums, which are what account for his unique sense of music today.
When he was 15, he began to be influenced by the hip hop culture, and at that point tried his hand at DJing. He was active in various DJ battles, won the grand prize for three years at Vestax’s No Tricks DJ Battle, and in 2010 became No Tricks Japan/Korea champion at Seoul World DJ Festival. Shintaro has received numerous offers from labels around the globe, and in November 2014 he decided to start afresh as the pioneering artist and producer behind GMO Internet Group’s globally focused agency GMO Culture Incubation.
In May 2015, his first official remix "BBHMM (Shintaro & YGSP Remix) / Rihanna" won TWRK's Remix Contest, got featured on BBC Radio1's "Diplo & Friends," and is revving up anticipation for his upcoming releases. Shintaro is ready to show the world what he's all about. Basement Flow hip hop ressies DJs Biggie, Aku Ash and Afaro will feature tonight.
Over at the Ren Lounge, . Melbourne based artist Mike Steva is a DJ with a sound and record collection that spans the globe, Enraptured by music’s aura at a young age, in particular, house music, Mike has never looked back.
Well aware of house music’s roots which stemmed from soul, funk and disco to where real house music is today, he is devoted to the cause. Eddie Amador famously quoted in one of his tracks ‘House is a feeling that no one can understand unless you're deep into the vibe of house’ - an awakening that Mike believes everyone can experience!
Mike has earned the respect of peers and patrons around the world by playing a sound that is solid and pure, maintaining his position as a purveyor of forward thinking house music in Australia. A set from Mike will encompass anything with soul. From deep house to disco, funk, soul and R&B, Afro-Latin infused rhythms, jazzy beats and world music; is sure to take you on a musical journey when he performs. Veteran Malaysian house head Shazz features as well for the night.
Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur, off Jalan Pinang, KLCC, KL: Admission (with one drink): RM40 before 1am / RM60 after 1am. For table reservations please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 012-921 1730.