The City List Kuala Lumpur : Weekly Bar/Club Guide : 05/10/17 //

The City List Kuala Lumpur : Weekly Bar/Club Guide : 05/10/17

Some handy selections of what’s going on this weekend and beyond in the Klang Valley, with music from disco to house and techno, drum’n’bass to big room, and from the roots of reggae to hip hop and R&B, KL’s got it for you.

Nightlife


OCTOBER 6

North Base UK hits Pisco Bar

Northbase UK at Pisco bar Kuala Lumpur

Loops Collective significant DNB XTRA series of parties returns with heavyweight international drum'n'bass music collective North Base at Pisco Bar KL.

Six years in the making Manchester's latest drum’n’bass export North Base have been causing serious damage within the dance music circuit. Regularly placed on lineups alongside Chase & Status, Andy C, DJ Hype and more this trio certainly are making a strong impact.

Much has already been said here (See City List popup article) so why not get yourself downtown central tonight to see them.

Their appearance in Kuala Lumpur will be supported by Malaysia’s long established drum’n’bass collective Loops Collective with DJ Low, Mac and Yikzz also featuring for the night.

Pisco Bar Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur

PISCO BAR : 29, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, KL

Admission: RM25 before midnight / RM35 after midnight. Call 03-2142 2900 or E-mail 

Downstairs at Pisco meanwhile, deck maestro Victor G returns with his version of chilled out vibes that blend house and techno perfectly. Free entry.


OCTOBER 6

Brooklyn’s Talib Kweli at Kyo KL 

Talib Kwell at Kyo KL Kuala Lumpur

Kyo KL presents Talib Kweli. The Brooklyn-based MC earned his stripes as one of the most lyrically-gifted, socially aware and politically insightful rappers to emerge in the last 20 years.

“I’m a touring artist. I’m an artist that’s internationally known. I’m not just a local artist at this point in my career. I’m cognizant of the fact that what I do is beyond where it started. I’m trying to reach the apex of where I am now, but without turning my back on or dismissing what I’ve done before.”

After nearly 20 years of releasing mesmerizing music, Talib Kweli stands as one of the world’s most talented and most accomplished Hip Hop artists. Whether working with Mos Def as one-half of Black Star, partnering with producer Hi-Tek for Reflection Eternal, releasing landmark solo material or collaborating with Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Just Blaze, J Dilla, or Madlib, Kweli commands attention by delivering top-tier lyricism, crafting captivating stories and showing the ability to rhyme over virtually any type of instrumental.

 

In 2011, Kweli founded Javotti Media, which is self-defined as “a platform for independent thinkers and doers.” Kweli has set out to make Javotti Media (which released his 2011 album, Gutter Rainbows, and is named after his paternal grandmother) into a media powerhouse that releases music, films and books.
 

Local hip hop DJs Aku Ash and Nahsyk will be on support duties for the night.

 

Club Kyo KL

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

STANDARD TICKET [ EVENT DAY ] : *RM 90 incl 1 drink (before 12.30am) /*RM 120 incl 1 drink (after 12.30am). For table reservations please contact reservations@clubkyokl.com or 012-921 1730.


OCTOBER 6

Raw presents Angga at Jiro KL

DJ Angga at Jiro KL bangsar

RAW at Jiro KL presents Angga (Jenja/IDN). Angga is now established as one to watch in the current Indonesian techno and house scene, currently holding a residency at Jakarta hot spot Jenja. As a DJ, Angga embraces the dancefloor with a dynamic and honest approach sparking it up with forward thinking music every time. When you see him play, you can see a genuine love for what he is doing and that naturally feeds back to his audience, fuelling energy and the fever of the dancefloor. The warm melodies work with the heavy basslines to create a unique sound that is deep but still pumping enough to get a party started and going way past sunrise.

With a prolific and impressive discography, Angga has made his mark on noteworthy labels to date with both original releases and a back catalogue of strong remixes. His latest batch of unreleased productions is an intense gathering of melodies, working with a defined sense of groove and depth designed for the dancefloor and beyond.

Angga is certainly stamping his mark on the scene as one of the most talented and under rated DJ/Producers out there, performing on lines ups alongside Âme, Sasha, DJ Tennis, Henry Saiz, Carl Craig, Hunter/Game, Eagles & Butterflies, Marc Romboy, Timo Maas, M.A.N.D.Y, Stimming, Rampa, and many more.

Alan Tand as Jiro resident also features on the night.

Jiro Bangsar Kuala Lumpur

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

For cover charge information and RSVP call 017-663 3770.


OCTOBER 6

Hayze monthly at Le Noir KL

Hayze at Le Noir KL Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia’s underground house music hero and dance floor preacher Hayze (Noir Music / Defected / Strictly Rhythm) features on his monthly residency at Le Noir KL’s Club Lounge. Malaysia’s biggest electronic music export, a visionary singer-songwriter, producer, musician, performer and DJ, Hayze has been a constant and consistent presence in the dance music underground for almost 20 years. Scene defining and constantly evolving with the times, Hayze’s résumé reads like a who’s who of house music royalty.

 

Idham meanwhile, perhaps one of Kuala Lumpur dance music’s best kept secrets, brings a refined musical style that reflects a deep understanding and appreciation towards the musical artform.

Meanwhile, on the roof terrace: Attica with Charleston Cornelius, DJ K (open format) and J Dougie.

Downstairs: DJ Kooler in the mix with R&B and open format. Free entry.

Le Noir at Trec Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

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

Admission (with one drink): RM40. To RSVP for free entry before 1am, simply click 'Going' on their Facebook event page. Call 03-2110 4331 for information or e-mail info@lenoir.com.my / reservations@lenoir.com.my


OCTOBER 6

Caters Tumeszenz at Shelley Yu’s Bangsar

Caters Tumeszenz at Shelley Yu's

Shelley Yu’s presents Caters Tumeszenz. Being from Germany, perhaps the widest known hotbed for electronic music, eclectic Carl-Leon Ring (aka Cater.) has been an active part of a strong scene for many years. Throughout his innumerable nights in underground clubs and parties all around Europe, sometimes DJ, sometimes organiser (Openairs with SchätzeSchön-Crew), sometimes attendee, he found a passion to feel the bass in the whole body under neon light.  For more than six years Cater has played and endeavoured to create a bridge between the different genres he loves. He found no need for borders so long as the musical flow can make his audience vibe, move and enjoy themselves. Catch him at Shelley Yu's this Friday.

Shelley Yu's

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

Call 03-2201 4139.


OCTOBER 6

Taboo night at Elysium Box

Dj Marc Tanner at Taboo Elysium Bar & terrace Kuala Lumpur

Art Xtreme Media and Elysium KL return with the 8th instalment of Taboo – your experimental night of various grades and shades of electronic music as once again they aim to recreate the unspoken feeling of musical fulfilment and to bring joy to our party goers Friday night out.

This week the focus is on UK garage, classic house, basslines and liquid drum’n’bass thrown in for good measure.

Welcoming Marc Tanner, a total house and garage head for the first time. His collection of music gems is impressive. From honing his skills to local pirate radio stations in the UK to playing the largest clubs in the world, for Mark music is a trepid and fun affair. 

 

The usual suspects for Taboo nights – Ken DMA and No Requests are also joining in .
No Requests is filling record bags with some amazing releases on labels such as Toolroom Records, Zulu and Sleazy G.

Ken DMA is on an experimental streak lately and his skills behind the console are shining brighter than ever.

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

Admission: RM30 before midnight / RM40 after midnight. RSVP & reservations call 03-2022 3818.


OCTOBER 7

Horse Meat Disco at Elysium Terrace

James Hillard Horse Meat Disco at Elysium Bar & Terrace Kuala Lumpur

London’s iconic Sunday disco makes a visit to KL shores. Horse Meat Disco began in a basement in London’s Chinatown where co-founders James Hillard and Jim Stanton created a safe queer space for the disenfranchised disco citizens of London. By the end of 2016 and running in its fourteenth year Horse Meat Disco is dedicated to the industry of human happiness and it pumps it out every Sunday at their home Eagle London.

Much has already been said here (link to City List popup article) so why not get yourself downtown central tonight to see Severino and Jim of HMD.

Playing alongside from the local front will be Rocky Suave, Slutski and Xes Xes Loveseat.

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

Admission: RM40. RSVP & reservations call 03-2022 3818.


OCTOBER 7

Ronggeng Sound System 012 (Reggae Edition) at Under 9

Ronggeng Sound System at Under9KL

Reggae music is the foundation of Ronggeng Sound System - the original sound that is responsible for dubstep, jungle, drum’n’bass, and even hip hop. The upcoming edition of Ronggeng night will see the boys bringing down the tempo so you can trade your gunfingers with some easy skankin' on the dance floor. Exactly a year ago, the first annual Ronggeng Reggae featured regional comrades Diggy Dang from India, RPD from the Philippines and Masia One from Singapore. This year, Ronggeng celebrates eerie vibes and conscious music with Earl Gateshead and Dan Wiltshire from the UK.

Earl Gateshead has been DJing since the late 70s and became one of the first non-Jamaicans to build his own sound system, which he installed at the world famous Dive Bar in Soho, London. And it was there, he became a resident DJ for over 20 years. Earl also enjoyed Saturday night residencies at the internationally acclaimed Blue Note, Fabric and Floating Point's Plastic People. For 12 years, he was the selector for Trojan Sound System and was the only DJ to date to work with Banksy, after the world famous artist invited him to play at the first three exhibitions of his work.

Touring Asia with Earl is a seasoned promoter and fellow reggae enthusiast - Dan Wiltshire of One Love Festival, the only camping reggae festival in the UK. A real DJ's identity lives within their collection, and Dan is no exception. His collection is like a box of jewels; first press vinyl and dubplates but also with an open heart for new sounds.

The night will be supported by Tubby of Bud Culture and PS Dub Station which consists of Ronggeng's Renry Hollins and members from his Public School collective - The Easybabasound and Naj Frusciante. As we say here in Malaysia, Jom Ronggeng!

under9 kl

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

Entry is RM20 all night. Admission: RM20.


OCTOBER 7

Behic and Radio Rental at Le Noir L Roof Terrace

Dj Behic

Le Noir KL presents Behic and Radio Rental tomorrow on the Roof Terrace. Behic’s passion for house music stretches back to the tender age of 14 him when he started producing deep tech house, landing him his first ever set at the age of 18 in one of London’s most prestigious clubs The Egg.  Behic can boast his most recent achievements to date as the signing of his latest track (Can’t Stop) to Marshall Jefferson’s label Freakin 303 and current residency with Deep Motion, which currently has him playing at London’s biggest after-party (Dawn) located in LightBox (London).

London born Radio Rental has a wealth of experience and many years undertaken in the game. With a decade producing and 15 years spinning in the clubs, he is a man that has carefully fine-tuned his skills to a place now where he is fully confident in whatever aspect of the industry he turns to.

Dj Radio Rental

His own sound is a nod back to yester year with bold and brassy house grooves paired with catchy samples, hooks aplenty, and a punchy bassline that is always infectious in its roots. He’s currently signed to such impressive labels as Zulu Records (My Digital Enemy), Subterraneo Records (Dolly Rockers), Malfunktion Deep and a future release on Pukka Up and Spinning in Ibiza.

In the last 12 months alone he has been on direct warm up duties for the likes of Mark Knight, Dennis Ferrer, Mendo, Sebastien Leger, Prok & Fitch, My Digital Enemy and Mr C. This summer promises to be busy with many gigs already arranged in the UK, the Netherlands and Ibiza.

Le Noir at Trec Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

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

Admission (with one drink): RM40. To RSVP for free entry before 1am, simply click 'Going' on their Facebook event page. Call 03-2110 4331 for information or e-mail info@lenoir.com.my / reservations@lenoir.com.my


OCTOBER 7

Girls Got Groove 15 at Elysium Box

Dj Rimka

Girls Got Groove returns with monthly regular sass and badass music picks by their  lovely DJ ladies from near and far up at Elysium's 32nd.

This week Meliha, Niza Minx, Rimka and Biscuit will be honking the horn for a fun gathering that features fantastic house and techno gems.

Expect a high energy party because the ladies mean business. Rimka returns to The Sweatbox after quite some time with her ethnic-infused sets of pure eclecticism, here she is joining us for an epic night.

Niza Minx, one of Malaysia's finest house music acts returns with her smooth grooves and sexy vocal bits who define her sets and as she never disappoints expect some massive sounds from her.

DJ Meliha

Resident Meliha is not only redefining her sound limits, as a complete musician- singer, DJ and performer, she has been busy in the studio. October 16 marks the date when her "Lone Ranger" EP debuts on Soul De Anima – Malaysia's newest electronic label. The EP features two remixes of some of the industry's heavyweights – Hayze and Kris Davis.

Biscuit aka Daniela is a Romanian- hailing promoter who recently started to develop her contribution to the music world by taking up on a few DJ bits and bobs to then find that she absolutely loves it. Known more for the parties she is organising with her Art Xtreme Media than DJing, she is going to try her luck behind the decks. She also says "it is totally awkward to blow your own trumpet" and she didn't mean it literally. Having no experience and not being able to perform on any instrument, all she's got is years of a dancefloor ear, an immense love for electronic music , an overwhelming passion to learn, develop and conquer her limits and a dancefloor that she needs to fill.
11 PM till late 
RSVP & Reservations : +60320223818
Cover Charge: 30 RM + 1 Drink before 3 AM, 40 RM + 1 Drink after 3 AM

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

Admission (with one drink): RM30 before 3am / RM40 after 3am. RSVP & reservations call 03-2022 3818.


OCTOBER 12

Vibes Fuze Fest presents Vinai (IT) live at Fuze Club KL

Vinai at Vibes CLub Trec Kuala Lumpur

After the huge success of their first event together, the two KL clubbing powerhouses of Vibes Club and Fuze Club join forces once a again to bring an indoor rave experience like never seen before. This high impact, high visual and musically charged event will leave the clubbers breathless with wonder and excitement. Get ready for one of Italy's greatest EDM exports and world renowned collaborators and hot shot producers, the wonder brothers from Brescia, lovingly known worldwide as VINAI.

Alessandro and Andrea Vinai are EDM producers and Italian born in 1990 and 1994. After working on individual projects they joined forces in 2011 to form VINAI. After a string of early singles and remixes they found their own sound and inspiration in the club music style of the world's major artistes of the moment.

In 2013 they signed with Time Records to release the bomb track 'Hands Up' which received support from top international artists like: Tiesto, Showtek, DVBBS, MAKJ, Nari & Milani, Deorro, Quintino, Deniz Koyu, Danny Avila, DJ BL3ND, Lucky Date, Gregori Klosman and many others. They followed this with a remix for Axtone of 'Starlight' by Don Diablo which was played by Sander Van Doorn, Pete Tong, MAKJ and La Fuente. 

VINAI's collaboration with Sweden's Error404 called 'Bullet' saw the boys gain support from the likes of Chuckie and DJ BL3ND. Keeping with the collaboration theme, VINAI have collaborated with Italian 90s music king Prezioso to producer the crazy track 'Reset' and also with Germany's 'Micha Moor' a the progressive club track 'CORE'.

In 2014 VINAI joined SPINNIN' RECORDS and together with 'Tsunami' Canadian duo DVBBS they released the anthem track 'RAVEOLOGY'. Originally surfacing as a 'track ID' the song generated a huge amount of hype before being revealed a DVBBS and VINAI production! RAVEOLODY gained huge feedback from the world's biggest DJs including Hardwell, David Guetta, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Diplo, Afrojack, Showtek, W&W, Martin Garrix, Armin Van Buuren, Sander Van Doorn, R3hab, NERVO, Ummet Ozcan and many many more. The full version of 'RAVEOLOGY' was premiered on BILLBOARD, the world's biggest and prestige music website and in less than one week reached #1 OF THE MAIN BEATPORT CHART! 'RAVEOLOGY' gonna be one of the biggest anthem tracks of the year.

 

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Current collaborators include Chainsmokers, R3hb and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike.

Opening artistes/DJs for the night in Fuze KL will be CK Crossfinger (https://www.facebook.com/ckcrossfinger) and Joleen (https://www.facebook.com/DJJoleen)

Fuze Club Kuala Lumpur

FUZE CLUB KL : 1, Jalan Kia Peng, KL

Admission (with one drink): RM78. Reservations & Inquiries call 011-2639 5797.



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