Connected's Anthony J, Niall F and Rob G takeover the roof at Le Noir Kl this Friday 18 January for Tales of the Terrace. Connected is a group of DJs and music lovers committed to promote the music they love in the place they love - KL. They are all about bringing together local, regional and international DJ's/Producers and highlighting their talent to the music lovers of KL.
Anthony J refuses to fall into a singular category, taking his musical influences from many different sources and incorporating them into his infectious DJ sets by forging a perfect balance of electronica, house and his beloved techno.
In 1999, Anthony J discovered the power of electronic music during an underground rave on a cold Canadian winter’s night. His successful professional career gave him the opportunity to travel around the world, continuing to experience the beauty of the underground scene and in 2007 he finally had a chance to start his spinning journey. He’s never looked back.
After returning to KL in late 2012, he quickly re-connected with the local DJ community and by utilizing his skill, passion and unique sound he found himself regularly behind the decks at Zouk, Pisco Bar, Privi KL, Como, Mantra, Elysium, Axis and Spin (BKK), Chaos9 (BKK) and 1929 (SGP).
Music has always played a pivotal role in Niall F’s life and it’s easy to see how his musical journey has rubbed off in his sets today as a regular of the KL underground scene. Growing up in Scotland, between Aberdeen and Glasgow, Niall played piano and trombone as a kid and started DJing at the age of 16.
It wasn’t until he moved to London as a 19-year-old in 1988 that his passion for Indie and early dance emerged, doing the rounds at the local record shop on King’s Road and falling in love with the Happy Mondays, Stone Roses and Inspiral Carpets, to name a few. And it was a landmark performance of English record producer and trance DJ Paul Oakenfold as opening act for the Mondays — the first time Niall had seen a DJ open before a band — and Oakenfold’s remix of Happy Mondays’ WFL in 1989, that fuelled is fire for a new kind of dance music.
Other artists to have influenced him over the years include Orb, Air, Zero 7 and DJ’s Sasha, Hernan Cattaneo and John Digweed.
More recently, it’s been Kuala Lumpur DJs Obadius and Terence C. Of course, there’s also his memories of raving in Glasgow and across the world, which have left an imprint on his live sets.
Be sure to check out Niall F and his melodic progressive house, melodic techno and deep house tunes.
Connected would not be complete without the energy, vision and industry nous of Australia’s Rob G aka Hijack. Rob G has been involved in the scene for over 20 years. First, growing up in Adelaide and then forging a successful career in the hospitality industry in Sydney, Rob G has seen it all when it comes to music, festivals and live DJ performances.
With his deep driving, techno and tech house brand of music, brings an energy and enthusiasm that carries into his live performances — at events, festivals and his regular sets at Privi, Elysium, Como, Pisco and Le Noir — where it’s about finding, creating and recreating those ‘goosebump’ moments.
His mission of “amazing things, with amazing people” rings true in everything he does; nothing more so than when it comes to music and DJing with the Connected crew and they people they play with.
: Unit H-G-07, The Hive, TREC, Lot 435, Jalan Tun Razak, KL: Roof terrace opens at 5pm. Free entry until 1am, RM40 (with one drink) after. To reserve your spot: Book online: https://form.jotform.me/LeNoirKL/book-a-table. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone/WhatsApp: 012-224 5416. Valet parking available.