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The City List Kuala Lumpur : Weekly Bar/Club Guide : 28/09/17 : F1 Special

The City List Kuala Lumpur : Weekly Bar/Club Guide : 28/09/17 : F1 Special


Formula 1 weekends have,  in all the years that Malaysia has hosted a race in the Grand Prix calendar, thrown some pretty hectic clubbing party weekends all across the Klang Valley. But, while this weekend’s race marks the end of an era, as it is after all, the Final race that Malaysia will host, the parties will continue. Reason enough then to get out and party this weekend.…



Andrew Rayel and Bangkok Invaders Deejay Buddah at Zouk Kuala Lumpur

DJ Andrew Rayel

ZOUK KL has two special gigs tonight straddling dance music across the genres with international guest DJs featured in the Mainroom and Imperial.

In the Mainroom, Andrew Rayel, the pride of trance music from Moldova makes a welcome return. The modern day Mozart also known as Andrei Rata has has already DJed the world’s most legendary clubs and massive festivals. From Kazantip, Global Gathering, Trancefusion, Ball En Blanc, Trancemission and Ministry of Sound to multiple A State of Trance events. The night will be supported by Zouk ressies BATE, Ken Master and Radz. Admission (with one drink): RM70 before 12am / RM85 after 12am.

Over in the Imperial room, Cream presents Thai hip hop legends Djaybuddah and MC/DJ

Deejay Buddah of Bangkok Invaders

Dandee of the iconic Bangkok Invaders collective. Djaybuddah is the DJ of choice for the likes of the Black Eyed Peas, Beyonce, Akon. Dandee meanwhile, has been on an up roar since releasing a host of projects in several group formations like Tom Yum Samurai & Project E.A.R. and has collaborated with various acts all over the World including: Thaitanium, Pop Shuvit, Slapshock, Joe Flizzow, Che'nelle, Anarchy, Born I Music & Young Lyxx just to name a few.

Bangkok Invaders has performed at clubs all over the world and are part of the mighty Heavyhitters founded by DJ Enuff of Hot97 New York. The night will be supported by Zouk ressies Cza & T-bone, Luqe and Nazkimo. Admission (with one drink): RM30 before 12am /RM45 after 12am.

Zouk Kuala Lumpur

ZOUK KL : 436, Jalan Tun Razak, KL

For reservation please call 03-2110 3888 / 016-332 3191 or e-mail 


F1 Party Paddock at the Top – one last hurrah


Marini’s on 57 has been hosting its annual F1 Party Paddock at the Top in conjunction with the Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix since 2012.

The upcoming 2017 Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix not only marks the final time Malaysia plays host to the premier racing event but also sees Marini’s on 57 throwing its last F1 party for now.

The Marini’s on 57 F1 Finale Party kicks off with an opening party on Sept 29 which sees talented singer-songwriter, DJ, remixer and producer DJ Rae back to rock the house with her creative mix of powerful vocals and house beats.

Rae is one of the few artists in the industry who combines a successful career as singer songwriter, DJ, remixer and producer. She has shared a great history with Defected records since her first self penned release ‘Can’t Stop’ with Kings of Tomorrow, becoming an artist in demand and headlining tours as DJ & live act worldwide. Rae has gone on to drive a quality house agenda, with confident productions such as ‘Hide U’ with Sandy Rivera, ‘Another Day’, ‘Deep In Your Love’ and the massive Top 20 release ‘Take Me Away’ with DJ S.K.T. Recent releases include ‘Yesterday’, ‘Groove On’ alongside Siege, ‘That Feeling’ with Mandal & Forbes, and ‘Harmony’ with Kokiri and drum & bass legend Adam F. 

She has seen the summer collaborating with Lupe Fuentes and Deepshakerz, and UK talents Ryan Blyth and KC Lights, and launched her own label, Rated, plus gigs in Europe, London and touring Asia. If that wasn’t impressive enough, Rae is currently performing as guest vocalist for the hugely successful Hacienda Classical tour, which has already seen Rae unleash her incredible vocals on such iconic stages as The Royal Albert Hall and at Glastonbury Festival. 

Rae is also an in-demand topline writer, constantly collaborating and penning songs for major artists across the genres. She recently featured on the single, Lose Myself, from up and coming producer Kharfi, supported by DJ Snake and The Chainsmokers. She recently launched her own label, Rated, and is performing in several gigs in Europe, London and Asia.

The Marini’s on 57 F1 Finale Party on 29 September starts at 9.00pm, and the cover charge for the event is RM150 nett which includes entry to the event and a beverage. The party then continues on SEPT 30 with resident deejays Jeff Jefferson, RJ Funk and Casey and on Oct 1 with guest DJ Danielle.

Marinis on 57 KLCC Kuala Lumpur

Marini’s on 57 : Level 57, Menara 3 Petronas, KLCC, KL

 For reservations, contact +603 2386 6030 or email For more information on Marini's on 57, visit For information on The Marini’s Group, visit


Nuno dos Santos at Jiro KL

Nuno Dos Santos

Jiro’s Raw sessions presents you Nuno dos Santos (NL/POR).  This Portugal-born Dutch national has a cheeky charm about him that is difficult to escape and that works so well in his favor when taking control of the decks. Whether it’s running his own label “Something Happening Somewhere,” producing music, or DJing, you can feel that Nuno is utterly in love with what he does. 

This love translates into an almost obsessive curiosity for fresh music. Whereas most DJs limit themselves to one style and stick with it, Nuno fuses different genres and creates a unique style and sound of his own. Combining that creative flexibility with a telepathic ability to read a dance floor, he is able to build the sort of memorable sets that only someone with years of experience can. From deep house to serene techno, old classics to modern gems, Nuno has it covered.

Nuno Dos Santos is also an acclaimed producer who has worked both solo and in collaboration with artists like Patrice Baumel, Estroe and TJ Kong (with whom he released the broadly praised full length album, After Dark, My Sweet in 2010) and has done so on established labels like Compost, Planet E, Green Records, Traum and Connaisseur. His sound is created using his deep knowledge of music and veers from sublime techno to more emotional house as exemplified by classic tracks like ‘Merging’, ‘Hamming’ and ‘Mon Toy.’

Proof of his abilities comes from the fact that he headlines the most upbeat clubs around Europe and America. Nuno has also been a resident and key figure at legendary clubs Trouw and Club 11, Amsterdam, where his unique sense of musical storytelling have developed and bloomed over the years. 

For some artistes you will know exactly what sounds to expect when they play, but when you hear Nuno dos Santos begin one of his marathon sets you’ll never know if it’s going to be a hypnotic techno journey filled up with ambient intermezzo’s or a vibey house set containing lofi soundscapes fueled by poignant arps. You will only notice the transition due to the fact that an involving story is starting to take place and it will fit whatever glove the night is wearing.

Being the curator of Something Happening Somewhere, the label has a strong independent musical voice, releasing music by likeminded artistes.

Featured on the night alongside at Jiro will be JonnyVicious (MY) and Alan Tand (ID/Jiro)

Jiro Bangsar Kuala Lumpur

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

Admission (with two drinks): RM50. RSVP call 017-663 3770.


Fred Perry Subculture Live 2017 

Danger Disko Kuala Lumpur

Fred Perry Subculture presents THE MUSIC TAKEOVER #2 at The Bee. Following their first in-store music takeover featuring homegrown DJs, the second edition of the pre- Fred Perry Subculture Live 2017 party at gastro-lifestyle hotspot The Bee Publika will see the likes of , Bandung-bred party collective Midnight Runners (ID), nu disco and synthwave homegrown heroes DANGERDISKO, hip hop and tropical house virtuoso Reddi Rocket and dynamic duo Emir Hermono x ROSHAN from party collective SaturdaySelects. Visuals by Reyn (The Tomoe). Receive complimentary drinks for earlybirds & Fred Perry shopping vouchers.

The Bee at Publika

THE BEE, PUBLIKA : 6B, Block C, Level G2, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, Kuala Lumpur

Limited spots available, registration ends 28 Sep 2017. This event is strictly for attendees 18 and above. Photo ID will be checked at the door. Club rules apply


Irama at Kyo KL

Irama at Kyo Kuala Lumpur

Irama night with Irama in the Ren Room at Kyo KL. Irama is an alias for Ira Roslan whose taste for disco, nu disco and house melodies combined with a desire to inject fun into a room sparked an interest in sharing danceable, highly-listenable music.

Her funky flair has earned bookings by the likes of Future Music Festival Asia 2013 & 2014 and numerous performances alongside the city’s prominent party scene makers such as Indiego & Co. and Boogie Arcadia. Irama has also had the pleasure of warming up for Gigamesh (USA). A big believer of music to dance, chat, chill and play to, IRAMA curates a versatile selection worthy of ultra chic events hosted by The Melium Group & FENDI. For tonight, special guest Patricia K joins on decks.

Club Kyo KL

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

Admission (with one drink): RM40 before 1am / RM60 after 1am. For table reservations please contact or 012-921 1730.


Aku Ash and friends at Kyo KL

Dj AkuAsh Kuala Lumpur

Aku Ash and Nahsyk bring you hip hop sounds to Kyo KL. A well-known name in the local hip hop scene, DJ Aku Ash fills up the club with his mean mixes and high-energy blends. Having held residencies at some of the city's best clubs over the years, Aku Ash is one of the hip hop genre's leading authorities in Asia. From perfecting the art of cutting to beat matching, once Aku Ash is behind the turntables, look forward to a night of non-stop dancing and good times.

Erin Ernest, also known as Nahsyk, previously known as Double E, is a young 21 year old Eurasian DJ and music producer from Kuala Lumpur (KL), Malaysia. With a heart and passion for music, he is one artiste that is blowing up very quickly and in many directions.

Club Kyo KL

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

Admission (with one drink): RM40 before 1am / RM60 after 1am. For table reservations please contact or 012-921 1730.


Friday PreBar With DJ Xonora

Dj Xonora Kuala Lumpur

WineZulu PreBar series welcomes DJ Xonora. Known for her energetic performances around Japan’s club circuit, her unique blend of progressive house, techno, and deep tech house comes to Winezulu. Come join them for some fresh music to get your Friday evening started. DJ spins from 9pm to 12am! Come by earlier to chill out and enjoy some drinks before she spins.

Winezulu bar Kuala Lumpur
WINEZULU : G-1, Ground Floor, Trillion KL, No.338, Jalan Tun Razak, KL

Reservations & Enquiries: +603-2713 5448

Get your favourite wines at:


Dictatorship at Elysium

Dj Ed Dix Kuala Lumpur

"Dictatorship" is an after-party concept that celebrates dance music as an art form and creates an unexpected experience for the guests. A music exploration not bound by any genre that encourages the performers to showcase their eclectic selections and go out of their comfort zone.

After a few months of having special guests on board for each night, the fifth edition of sees the crew of resident dictators go back to basics and take full control of the situation. This is a special chance to witness the pure sound of "Dictatorship", just the way it was intended. Featuring Kubika | Slutski | Ed Dix | anType

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

Box: Dictatorship: Fifth Coumn with Kubika, Slutski, Ed Dix and anType. Admission: RM30 before 3am / RM40 after 3am.

Terrace: Victor Trixter on decks with house music on the cards. Free entry.

RSVP & reservations call +603-2022 3818.


Dave Seaman at Kyo KL

DJ Dave Seaman


Kyo KL F1 Special brings one of Britain’s progressive legends back into town for a night of progressive goodness with Dave Seaman as special guest.

There aren’t many artistes who’ve soundtracked the birth of dance music and are still leading its development more than two decades later. There are even less who have gifted both the club and pop scenes with unforgettable musical moments that get talked about in hushed tones years after their creation. Dave Seaman is one of a select few.

Whether it’s one of his spine-tingling Global Underground or Renaissance CDs that’s still burning a hole in your stereo years after its purchase, or the perfect pop of Kylie’s ‘Confide In Me’ that he co-wrote, produced and remixed, there’s very few with their heart in electronic music who haven’t been touched by his oeuvre in one form or another.

Having devoted almost every weekend over the last 20 years to moving dancefloors from Ibiza to Iceland, Seaman has played the world’s most recognised festivals and clubs in more than 80 countries throughout his career, while still lending his production nous to the music industry’s A List. Along with crafting beats for Ms Minogue and Pet Shop Boys, everyone from David Bowie to New Order and U2 to Michael Jackson have received a Seaman re-rub.

Today, Seaman’s passion to exhibit boundary-breaking talent is as strong as ever. Via the

independent record label Selador Recordings which he co owns with long time friend, Steve Parry, his inspired A&R has helped nurture some of the finest groove-merchants in dance music. The label’s roster speaks for itself, with Cristoph, Nicolas Masseyeff, Kiko, Kevin Over, Dubspeeka, Habischman, D Nox & Beckers, Quivver, Kiki, Gorge and Robert Babicz all contributing tracks and remixes recently.

30 years on from that initial boyhood dream, the places and people may have changed, but Seaman’s passion hasn’t. As busy as ever, he still continues to create. His recent releases on Suara, Noir Muisc, Sudbeat & Hive Audio have seen him enjoy both critical and chart success and with a whole wave of remixes ready for release, you know Seaman’s always on the frontline of electronic house music.

Also featuring for the night will be local progressive and techno heavyweights Terence C and Idham.

Club Kyo KL

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

Admission (with one drink): RM40 before 1am / RM60 after 1am. For table reservations please contact email or 012-921 1730.


Sweatbox with Alex Martin

Dj Alex Martin Kuala Lumpur

Art Xtreme Media’s weekly Sweatbox at Elysium Bar & Terrace goes on a marathon with their Long Player series featuring Alex Martin.

Custodian of deep, rhythmic dance beats and a care-free atmosphere.  That’s how Alex describes himself as a DJ, never afraid to go too deep, his emotive musical selections are his own therapy.

Today this translates into sets where he picks apart and infuses together all the ieces of this music that he loves best – beautiful synth work, ethereal backdrops, brooding basslines, and occasional vocal hooks.. all on top of a pronounced foot-shuffling house beat.

A natural musician, Alex developed a passion for house music in the early 2000s and by 2010 he was playing to big room audiences at Quinte and Desire on Heritage Row, Kuala Lumpur.

As resident and founder of the underground house club, Quinte, along with KL techno-huse veteran DJ Kuma, from its conception in 2010 to 2014, Quinte was notably one of the clubs that stuck to a strict underground music policy.

And since July, this year, he’s co-founded and runs one of the most talked about Pool Parties – Daydream – in the Kuala Lumpur scene in recent years.

He has graced the podium alongside names such as Marco Bailey, Jay Lumen, Mark Farina, Daniel Portman, Marco Loco, Ahmet Sendil, Randy Seidman, Graham Gold, Nakadia and many more. He is also a frequent guest resident in Koh Phangan for the Full Moon Party, Jungle Experience, Sramanora Waterfall Party, Echo Beach and Mellow Mountain Full Moon Night.

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

Box: Admission (with one drink): RM30 before 3am / RM40 after 3am.

Terrace: Victor G on decks. Free entry.

RSVP & Reservations: +60320223818


Biggie and Aku Ash with Afaro at Kyo KL

Dj Biggie

The Kyo room at Kyo KL goes hip hop and trap with DJs Biggie, Aku Ash and Nafaro. A true performer, Biggie spins alongside local hip hop heavyweights. With his technical skills andear for great music, Biggie mixes beats that are packed with attitude and swag. One of the most respected DJs in the hip hop scene, expect Biggie to fill up the dance floor and get the party turnout well into the night - and morning.

Club Kyo KL

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

Admission (with one drink): RM40 before 1am / RM60 after 1am. For table reservations please contact or 012-921 1730.


EPIC Tribe presents Cosmic at Under9KL

DJ Radzy / Yzdar Kuala Lumpur
EPIC Tribe , Malaysia's leading & growing Psychedelic Culture , Music & Art collectives is back for an adventure into the extraterrestrial psychedelic realm. Featuring EPIC Tribe's prolific artistes MEYO , RADZY / YZDAR. And presenting the return of ALIENTOL. Visual arts installation from Aumerta.
Live painting and art gallery from Art Of Nabura and ZEIDGEIZ, with an alternative market area  PASAR KITA

under9 kl

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

Admission : RM25.


Lazy Sunday at Pisco Bar

Dj Jonny Vicious Kuala Lumpur

October's Lazy Sunday at Pisco Bar will be a special one as they turn Pisco Bar into a lush rainforest with tropical craziness guaranteed. Sit back with a drink in hand and enjoy the Sunday evening accompanied with some good music. From cartoon screenings to DJs, a BBQ, a fun crowd and tons of booze, be prepared to get wild. DJs featured: Michael K, Oddjob, Shazz, JonnyVicious and Lzzy.  3pm onwards.

Pisco Bar Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur

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

Free entry. Call 03-2142 2900 / email 


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