When this summer 400,000 visitors from all over the world gather in Boom for the double edition of Tomorrowland, more than 100,000 People of Tomorrow in 7 countries get the chance to experience the magic in a unique way. On Saturday, July 28, during 7 exceptional celebrations 'UNITE With Tomorrowland' will connect Tomorrowland in Belgium with Abu Dhabi, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Mexico, Spain, and Taiwan, alternating an impressive DJ line-up with a live satellite connection. It is for the fourth year in a row that in this way the world becomes a bit smaller.
UNITE With Tomorrowland' is much more than a live stream event, because among other things a stage that appeals to the imagination, enchanting decorations and special effects ensure an extraordinary experience. Technically, the festival is also a masterpiece, because thanks to the satellite connection, the show will run completely synchronized at all locations. Everything during these 7 events revolves around the escape from reality, partly thanks to the spectacular Tomorrowland MainStage, and the connection between the People of Tomorrow across the continents.
The pre-registration for ticket sales is now open via tomorrowland.com. There you can also find all practical information about the 7 events, including the dates of ticket sales. Everyone who registers now can take part in a pre-sale to be in pole position when the tickets go on sale.
The names of the international and local DJs who will perform in the 7 countries will be announced in the coming weeks.
‘UNITE With Tomorrowland’
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Abu Dhabi, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Mexico, Spain and Taiwan
The game has changed a lot in recent months when considering the Electronic Dance Music scene here in Thailand, as the warriors storm in from all corners of the globe to evolve the love of the scene. The battle grounds on which they play have also expanded from the familiar Bangkok and Phuket warzones with a reach to other provinces across this most blessed of nations.
Not to shy away - Bone Club, in partnership with promotors Gotham, just brought the fight home to Pattaya. Pulling out the big guns – we would say the biggest – when they asked the ultimate EDM Warrior to come throw down a set in the beating heart of the city. Yep, our very one number one in our Top 100 DJ, Martin Garrix blasted his way into the history books of this sleepless city of entertainment when he took to the sage at Bone for his foray in Pattaya. And guess what? Hmm, yeah, we got passes to take our places in the trenches of this historical (even hysterical – at least I was) moment.
So let us flashback to the night when Martin Garrix put Pattaya on the map of hot destinations for all things EDM.
Before we even entered the club, collecting our fancy one of a kind Martin Garrix branded Bone tickets (now a welcome addition to my key chain), the night was buzzing. There was a sea of Garrix fans donning merch (Merchandise for those in the know), so you instantly knew this was going to be a rave like no other seen in the city. I recall a Japanese dude flashing his MG/Japanese flag (which he had obviously traveled with) plus his +X hallmark shades, posing for a selfie whilst letting out a war-cry and it was only 9 pm. Slipping into the club past the stunning Chang and Smirnoff dollies – who would be the envy of any Formula One starting line – we enter with free-flowing refreshments before stepping into the arena where the bass boxes where already rattling the frames of the early birds.
Upon entering Bone, instantly, your eyes are drawn upward to the jaw-dropping modern take on a chandelier which virtually covers the entire dancefloor – dripping ethereal light on all onlookers. Snapping out of the trance it became obvious we wouldn't be going thirsty during the evening's fun as the floor was surrounded by water holes – known in lay terms as bars - to keep us hydrated.
The floor was already bouncing to the banging beats of future and big room house pelting out of the festival-friendly stacks, courtesy of a collection of homegrown talents from far and wide.
Most notable of the warm-up DJs was a guy going by the name of Wonder – his finely tuned selection of tracks had the crowd going wild – elevated more when he jumped on the stage to call out to all the mental cases amongst them. Noted, this took the night to the next level and just when we thought he had pulled out all his tricks – ohh no... an angel took to the stage, in the form of local singer/songwriter Tookta, to serenade the crowd with her magical tones. Covering a range of popular tracks from the likes of the Chainsmokers, Calvin Harris and the like to perfection, whilst Wonder seamlessly pumped out the instrumentals to accompany her – united on stage, this pair drastically lifted the atmosphere in Bone just before the main act.
You are sure to hear more from these two in later publications of DJ Mag Asean but for now, back to the action and what everyone on the night was there for really, or who in fact...
For the first time in the night, silence befell the arena creating an odd atmosphere of suspense and anticipation. Though not for long, as a small army of Garrix foot soldiers took to the stage to prepare. They began to set the ambiance with a selection of deep melodic waves, signature of Martin's recent style, to warm up the crowd but the animals rocking the floor had another idea entirely... Not waiting for MG to take to the stage they were already totally mad for it. So you can imagine the reaction once Martin emerged to own the night – yes, it was totally electrifying!
The crowd went completely mental before he even dropped his first beat. Taking to the decks, Garrix sent the crowd wild for a night of euphoric hysteria – limbs almost detaching from the torsos of fans – as drop after drop rolled through every element within the confines of Bone Club's superstructure.
Martin simply owned the ravers for the rest of the night as they reacted to his every action, and he dropped some numbers that even had my mind popping into the furthest reaches of the universe – the White Stripes Seven Nation Army Remix being one such tune. The man mastered the atmosphere perfectly and even managed to pull a cheeky selfie whilst in the mix – kudos – probably an instant insta...(Instagram, youth will know this) Wasn't hard to see why he is the number one in our Top 100 DJ list. Even the V.I.P was totally raving away – bopping on tables and going wild, which anyone who has been to these type of events in Thailand would know is a rare event.
Bone Club broke every rule, and some, with this introduction of the highest caliber in the EDM world and have set the bar for Pattaya's club scene... With plenty more acts on the cards- such as Sick Individuals next weekend - and expecting a lot more, this venue will be one to watch and you can hook up with them on any of the links below.
2018 DJ MAG ASEAN
From Berlin to Gulf of Thailand: Thaibreak Celebrates 20th Anniversary with The Most Outstanding Thaibreak FESTIVAL EVER
Partysan the Berlin-based team behind the annual 14-day vacation escape Thaibreak is proud to announce for its 20th year anniversary Thaibreak Festival an exclusive event with a limited capacity of only 500 special guests. The event is scheduled to take place from the 22nd – 26th of March 2018 at Koh Mak Island in the Gulf of Thailand. Tickets and hotel accommodations are available athttps://www.ticketmelon.com/event/thaibreak-festival-2018 Early Bird tickets are THB 3,000 then will move onto Standard Advance tickets for THB 3,500.
On this occasion of their 20th anniversary, the organizers of Thaibreak are set to introduce the most outstanding and unique experience under this festival series to date. This year, the gates to paradise will open to only 500 friends and friends of friends who all share the same spirit. Separate from the established annual escape, the new festival is an exclusive intimate party held over four nights. Expect 3 days & 4 nights full of electronic music, beach & boat parties, breathtaking sunsets, cozy after hours, sports, relaxing massage treatments and food offered by local vendors in a carefully decorated environment. But perhaps best of all is the opportunity to kick back on the golden sands, paddle in the clear blue waters and sip cocktails at the beachside bars.
The team unveils the exciting international line up showcasing the finest in House and Techno music; Sonja Moonear, André Galluzzi, Mathias Kaden, Tobi Neumann, Dana Ruh, Klang Kuenstler, Monkey Maffia, Marmosets (TH), Niko Schwind, Chris Wood & MEAT, Metaboman, Christian Prommer, Rafael Da Cruz, NK Chan, Dorian Paic, Mendy Indigo (TH), Julietta, Sarayu (TH), ZEEK, Domenic D'Agnelli, Superstar Panda (TH), Markus Fix, and LOVRA. So you can be sure there will be no shortage of dancing on the beach.
Of the Thaibreak's 20th edition, CEO Akarapon Nateratanakul, aka DJ Superstar Panda, said, "Our vision is creating a magical place for love, music and celebrating life, really. Our festival is tiny but remarkable. We offer 3 days and 4 nights in paradise, filled with beach and boat parties, delicious food and exceptional electronic music. We have the finest, world-renown electronic musicians, including only the best local Thai artists, delivering magical sets to 500 party lovers in a tropical paradise on the water."
Partysan Central is a festival agency based in Berlin, Germany. Founded in 1993, Partysan has created and hosted countless events and festivals in various countries around the globe. 1998 Partysan launched Thaibreak for the first time on Koh Samui.
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Launching into the New Year with our introduction of the Thai arm of DJ Mag Asian, we thought what better way than to recap the start of the Asian festival season in our native city of Pattaya. MAYA Music Festival returned to set the tone for the year to come here in party central Thailand, with an epic line-up to rival any single day event anywhere in the globe and some. Heading into the event itself, your eye was caught by the awesome spectacle of the monstrous stage dominating the landscape for miles around, which took no less than 6 months to construct in fact. With no holds barred this year, the MAYA team went all out with an impressive collection of special effects, lighting and the stage itself, launching the event to the next level to ensure the revelers had a day to remember.
Walking through the main gates before hitting the killing fields where the ravers, hipsters and all out music junkies were already bashing out to earth-shattering sounds pumping out from the stacks rigged upon the main stage, we were confronted with a dreamy paradise of a vast open field
with a lit tree in the center… very trippy indeed…
Just beyond, there was the usual stack of street food truck joints and caterers surrounded by hay bales to rest your weary junks on in your typical boutique Thai market style, we see so commonly around the cities of this magical land.
The bar was a little drop to right, just before the center stage, offering a range of refreshments from beers buckets to moon style buckets drowning in a range of spirits to get you in the mood. The cashless system supplied by PouchNation worked a trick, allowing you the freedom to bop to your
heart's content knowing your finances were securely strapped to a wrist of your choice. All the team, from security, bar staff to cashiers were more switch on than most of the party goers and service worked like clockwork - non of the typical communication issues faced in these kind of environments.
This year’s line-up with almost back to back headliners taking command of the stage, the crowd and even the staff at times, made for an epic season indeed. There was surprisingly something for every musical taste in the EDM world - from Trap to a bit of Dubstep, Trance to Deep, Progressive House and all the spaces in between - not to mention a healthy dose of Big Room. Rehab, for instance, dropped a number of bangers that were a far cry from his familiar style, to take the crowd by storm - if like us at DJ Mag Asian, you are accustomed to his performances elsewhere.
Kicking-off the all day long event, rising Belgium DJ and producer Robert Falcon, took the lead in getting the early birds in the mood for a 13-hour onslaught of ear piercing tweeters, dazzling lights and core shattering bass drops. Swiftly followed by Chinese master, J.L. Fan, on the wheels of
steel cranking up the vibes. Dutch producer Mike Williams, followed by Dubvision, cooked up the temperature a little more prior to Slushii’s American meltdown for sunset across Horseshoe Point.
After the sun dropped the stage transformed under the time-coded light display coupled with targeted lasers creating a jaw-dropping display prior to the league of major players to take to the stage. First to drop in the night was Madeon who pushed the sound system to the limits and even the outer fencing rolled with the baselines.
Deadmau5 surprised everyone by jumping on the stage without his signature headgear but not to disappoint though, he did don the recognisable mouse head for all his avid fans to an uproar that almost overshadowed the sound system. Robin Schulz
bounced in after to throw out those uplifting vibes over the eclectic bag of boppers from across the furthest reaches of the globe. Then Flume pushed the feeling on as the atmosphere evolved into one that could rival any major festival across Europe. Not one for a mild entrance, the god-like presence of Steve Angello took the night to another dimension accompanied by blinding white lights and pyrotechnics that had some of the punters ducking for cover. That was until he dropped the first beat of his heavenly set sending the crowd into a frenzy.
To wrap up the night R3hab pelted the crowd with a unique collection of tracks that had us mentalist throwing elbows, arms and necks everywhere. It was such a finally to a first-rate rave that some of the ravers were still dancing to shadow beats well after the last bassline had long left the arena.
The vibe was perfect right through the night, leaving everyone tweeting across the city and beyond for the next round. But don’t take our word for it, take a look at the video below to get a real sense of the festival’s true atmosphere. Kudos to the MAYA team and watch this space for more details on their next event - which is sure to be a real buzz...
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Epizode Festivals line up grows ever stronger with Ricardo Villalobos, Call Super, Jamie Jones, Ryan Crosson, Sammy Dee, Nicolas Lutz and BINH all announced
Epizode keeps filling the line-up for their already mouthwatering festival. Running from December 31st to January 10th in paradise surrounds in Vietnam, Ricardo Villalobos, Call Super, Jamie Jones, Ryan Crosson, Sammy Dee, Nicolas Lutz, BINH, Richie Ahmed and wAFF are now added to the bill, hot on the heels of HYTE being announced as a partner with their own stage. Of course, this is on top of names already announced like Chris Liebing, Dixon, Loco Dice and Luciano, Richie Hawtin, Rekids star Peggy Gou, Desolat's Yaya and 50 Weapons' French house and techno producer Bambounou.
The week the musical plot is thickening with the additions of the new ambassadors of British house and members of the friendly family Hot Creations, namely boss man Jamie Jones. He will rejoined by faithful companions Richy Ahmed and wAFF, who will both give impressive performances on the Vietnamese island of Phu Quoc having lit up places like Ibiza this summer.
Also, the co-founder of the Visionquest label Ryan Crosson is added, as are residents of the main Swiss techno club Folklor Adolpho & Franky, plus one of the icons of the modern bass scene Marten Hørger and the legends of British breakbeat, Stanton Warriors.
Moscow promoters Arma have also joined the Epizode crew in Vietnam, the brand will be taking over a stage with a host of taste making talent. Joining them will be Alexis Le Tan, June, Andre Pahl, Celldod, Ricardo Villalobos, Fumiya Tanaka, Dan Andrei, Call Super, Orgue Electronique, Nicolas Lutz, Binh, Abelle, Dasha Redkina, Deniz Kaznacheev, Hipushit and Ranishe Niyaak. This will surely be one of the most popular stages at the festival.
The location for all this is an idyllic one with lush green jungle and long hot days of full sun and warm nights under the stars. There are all sorts of hidden coves and beaches in which parties will take place. There will also be a wealth of local cultural trips and delicious local cuisines on offer to make sure it is a music holiday like no orther.
Epizode is a game changing Asian festival that really pushes the scene forwards. It is brought to life by a team of experience promoters who are best known for being behind the unique Kazantip Republic and so promises to be a once in a life time musical experience.
Full line up on : WWW.EPIZODE.COM
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Bringing you the highest entertainment level, DJ Mag Asean is back on road with a series of events that will hit some of the best clubs around Asia.
Kiss FM - Pattaya / Bangkok (Thailand) [02/11/2017]
Main Room Club - Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) [10/11/2017]
Zook Club - Changsha (China) [11/11/2017]
V Plus Nightclub - Chengdu (China) [16/11/2017]
EMC Club - Shenzhen (China) [17/11/2017]
Show House Club - Kaoshiung (Taiwan) [18/11/2017]
Wave Club - Taipei (Taiwan) [23/11/2017]
Liv Super Club - Cebu (Philippines) [24/11/2017]
Freedom Club - Johor Baru (Malaysia) [25/11/2017]
Playboy Club - Mumbai (India) [02/12/2017]
Hylife Club - Hyderabad (India) [03/12/2017]
Involving some of the best local and international talents like Flaremode, Hard Lights, Alexis Grace, Jenny F, Digital Rush and Gummy Kid, the club tour will official start today!
When it comes to Halloween, Osaka really knows how to party. Over the past ten years, the popularity of Halloween party culture in Kansai has gone off the charts. On the Saturday night of Halloween, just take a walk along Midosuji, check out the Dotonbori, or explore Amemura and it’s famous meeting point, Triangle Park, and you’ll witness thousands of people parading the streets in costume. Like no other time of the year, Halloween in Japan has become an awesome night to get into costume and go crazy until morning.
If you’re coming to Osaka during any time between Oct 27th – 31st this year, there’ll be a number of Halloween parties, club events, pub crawls and meetups that you can sink your ghoulish teeth into but there is one event in particular that stands out above all others – Osaka’s famous Halloween Rampage. I caught up with the 3 guys who run the show: Joey Parker, the founder, Mark “Woody” Wood, and Dom Pang for a chat about the leviathan that is Rampage and to find out just why this event has been so important to the Halloween explosion in Osaka.
With having over 1500 plus people parties, there is no better representation than Rampage of how Halloween in Osaka is like. Due to the growing popularity of Halloween in Japan, clubs compete with other parties when it comes to getting people. Halloween in Osaka is a time when the competition is high and event organizers pull out their biggest and baddest guns on this day. However, Rampage outdoes other events due to the unique and genuine of the experience it has to offer the guests. I interviewed 3 of the main guys who run the show to find out more: Joey Parker the founder with Mark Wood (Woody), and Dom Pang.
What is Rampage?
Halloween Rampage is a party 10 years in the making and has been growing year by year. Everything from its design concept, stage setup, sound systems, installations, and performing artists are, as you can see from the video, carefully and meticulously planned to create an interactive, audience-friendly experience that anchors it to an underground party vibe but makes it accessible for all.
Dom explains the Rampage philosophy: “Rampage is everything that is creative, fun and artistic about Halloween in Japan. We avoid cliches and strive to create a truly vibrant, interactive and welcoming space for both Japanese and international party people. We use unique locations – from rooftops to warehouses, have a diverse range of excellent dance music and performers and always use decorations that are original, eclectic and artistic. We want our parties to be memorable, to be an experience where people can explore the fun and fantasy of Halloween, get into character and connect with other people through music, art, and dancing in a non-judgemental and safe environment. I think we’ve managed to get the balance right between a unique underground feel and a feeling of accessibility for everyone. We think creating that balance has been key our success. If we can get Rampagers to leave the party and say ‘Wow, that party was off the wall amazing!. We won’t forget that in a hurry.’ then we’ve done our jobs well.”
What was your inspiration to start Rampage?
Joey explains: “In my early days in Japan, I was really into creating parties with themes, something a little more interesting than the standard club event – events such as “Cheese on Toast” and “NeckbendersTech (NBT)”, where we were experimenting with the relationship between visual atmosphere and music. Halloween just seemed like the perfect fit to get creative so we managed to book Onzieme, one of the best club venues available at the time, and put our ideas to the test. To our surprise, 750 people came. We were blown away by the interest. Technically [it] wasn’t called Rampage then but the seeds had been sown and we knew that we had started something special. So the following year, when Woody joined me, we came up with the name ‘Halloween Rampage’- a name fitting to the type of party we had witnessed and a concept we would passionately develop to this day. Each year we’ve taken a slightly different angle, carefully growing the party, building the Rampage culture and vibe and switching venues to keep things fresh. We’ve moved from Onzieme to Triangle, to Absinthe, Vano, Big Step West and then East and now to our current venues Rooftop bar OO and Alzar in the new Japan hotel in Namba. Each venue has had something uniquely “Halloween” with its architecture and design. Moreover, we’ve always run it in or around Amemura and Namba, which has become the heartbeat for Halloween in Osaka.”
What sets Rampage apart from other events?
Joey: “From day one, we’ve always been very careful to have good sound, design, and performers. We select DJs who have been making a big impact in Osaka. These are DJs who have the capability of building a great party vibe with unique and interesting music. Their sets will surprise but always keep the dancefloor pumping. The DJ lineup, the scheduling of acts should fit together perfectly, with each DJ complimenting the other with their sound and mixing skills.”
Woody adds: “A lot of places just played hip-hop and rinsed out commercial music. We wanted something a little darker… a more beat-driven party. Over the years the vision has changed as Osakans have taken to enjoying Halloween in bigger numbers. As Dom said, we try to keep ahead of the times, with awesome installations, beat-driven dancefloors and labyrinth style venues, but most importantly it’s about the people involved – those who are passionate and dedicated party people, like the Nightbirds crew, for example. Through the amazing efforts of our staff and crew and the enthusiasm of the Rampagers who come to our events, we’ve managed to keep Halloween Rampage an exciting event to be at. It’s about getting the right people involved and attracting the right people to the event.”
How are the Deco and Visuals so unique?
Joey: “For the first couple of years we were running on a small budget and designing everything ourselves. We’d always go out of our way to source interesting props – stuff that we could reappropriate into a Halloween setting that would suit the vibe we wanted to create. I remember in our 2nd year when we moved to club Triangle I got my hands on some 100-year-old “Shoji” (Japanese styled) doors and used that theming to build a Japanese style haunted house around the DJ booth. It was more stylized than the other venues but it really worked in terms of setting us apart from everyone else. I’ve always loved doing set design myself but as we grew in popularity along with the size of our venues I knew we needed to bring in additional talent. So when Dom joined in our 3rd year he connected us with visual artists such as Cosmic Lab and Oreo – people who are VJ, 3D mapping and decor legends in the underground party scene in Osaka. As we invested more and got more people involved, the whole project became more professional, allowing us to be more creative with our visuals and set designs and stay clear of the same old rehashed pumpkins and skeletons you’ll find at most venues.
Tell me about your impressions of Halloween in Osaka.
Dom: “It’s wild! There’s a real sense of festival when Halloween happens here. People just seem to release their inhibitions. It’s the perfect storm really; even for those who don’t get usually get into cosplay, dressing up for Halloween opens a door for people to unlock a part of their personality that is otherwise kept under wraps. And the fact that EVERYONE is doing it creates this amazing feeling of fun, fantasy, and adventure.
Interestingly, the whole ‘Sankaku’ park gathering thing in Amemura grew with Rampage. When we were running Rampage at club Triangle, we had long lines of people out the front – loads of people just waiting to get in but who were drinking, celebrating and partying outside.”
Joey adds: “It was critical mass – they started their own party on the steps of Triangle Park directly outside the club and the whole place, despite the police box just on the corner, was taken over with freaks in costumes drinking, taking photos with people they’d just met and having loads of fun just hanging out. From that year on, Triangle Park became a monster of its own”. Nowadays it is THE meeting place to go to before you’d hit the clubs and parties.”
What are your best memories of Rampage?
Woody: “My best memory has to be in 2015 when I was looking out over the Rampage party below from the 8th floor of Rooftop bar OO with Joey, Dom and a bunch of my mates. About 1500 people joined us that year – the fire dancers were going off, the DJs had created this amazing vibe and it was clear that everyone was really enjoying themselves and getting into it. Sometimes Japan can be a little reserved but this was crazy! I was in my element.”
Joey: “I walked outside and saw the auditorium full of people in every kind of costume you could imagine – vampires, superheros, sexy policewomen, giant jellyfish, freaky clowns… you name it, they were going wild on the dance floor! I looked up and saw people dancing on the edge of the roof, dancing everywhere without a care. I took a moment to take it all in and appreciate the fact that so many people were enjoying themselves. I love the photo I have of that moment.
Dom: “Surviving to tell the tale every year. Really, there are too many to chose from but if I had to pick one I’d say our 2013 party at Big Step West underground warehouse. It was the first time I felt like we had a created a truly “rave” style party. It was magical.”
What are your hopes for this year’s Rampage 10?
The 3 of them all agree that throwing an epic party that tops what they’ve done before is their goal.
Joey: “Sometimes we can get caught up in organizing the event, meaning that we can forget to enjoy ourselves because there’s so much to do to make it happen. So this year, we’re going all out to party with everyone who comes along. Stop and have a drink with us! And watch out for the pacman,” he says with a grin.
Dom: “We’ve got the lads from Cosmic Lab back to do visuals and we know they’re going to do something very special for us at Halloween Rampage 10. We’re not giving too much away but we’re really looking forward to seeing what they can create. Each room will have a different visual theme. There are lots of surprises in store!
Woody: “We think we have our best DJ line-up to date this year. So far we have nearly 20 international and local DJs booked and with 3 main stages to choose from. From soul, funk, hip-hop, house, and electro to drum and bass, grime, dubstep, and techno, there’s something for everyone to get wild on the dancefloor.”
So there are rumors…Will this be the last Rampage?
“Ask me next year”, Joey chuckles. Woody adds: “In all seriousness, we thought 2016 would be our last, but like every year the Rampage adrenaline kicks in and we start dreaming of what we can do in the future.” Dom says, “It’s pretty tiring and it takes a lot of energy to pull things together. However, every year when the final punter leaves the venue at some crazy time in the morning we look at each other and say, ‘Wow! wtf just happened!? That was frickin awesome!’ Who knows if we end up doing another 10 years!?”
Any last comments?
Joey: “The organization from the beginning was just three of us. But we never forget that we can’t pull any of this off without the wonderful support and input from so many amazing people in Osaka. We’re so grateful to everyone who has helped us along the way. It’s the people that make the party.”
“So what do you want to say to people thinking about coming to Rampage this year?”, I ask.
Joey: “I’m really honest about what we can do and have done. I’d tell them that it’s the best party that I’ve ever been involved in.”
Having been to Rampage myself, I can confidently say that this event will be the party to be at this year. My recommendation is to check out Triangle park early in the evening then hit Rampage around 10pm for a night of off the wall partying and mind-bending music and visuals.
Over the past 10 years, Rampage has influenced the growth of Halloween culture in Osaka. After interviewing Joey, Woody and Dom, I understood the passion they have for music, art, design and the care they have for the people they work with. Further, I understood just how important Rampage has been in shaping the local Osaka Halloween party scene. I believe that what makes Rampage so successful is their willingness to test the boundaries while bringing along everyone for the ride. Hopefully, you will come along too.
Which brings me to my last point – the details: Halloween Rampage October 28 at Rooftop OO and ALZAR from 8 PM til morning. Entry is 3000 yen w/1 drink or for guest list 3000 yen w/2 drinks. For more details and regular Rampage party updates join the Rampage Facebook page here:
Come party with us.
@2017 Chris - ALLNIGHTOWT.COM
DJ Mag Asian
MALAYSIA BIGGEST INDOOR MUSIC FESTIVAL
If music is the message, then dance is the chain reaction
Kuala Lumpur, 6 October 2017 – Five of Zouk Kuala Lumpur’s many rooms will morph into its very own stage with its own musical direction with a line-up of the best international artistes around the world. Zoukin’s Wolf gang will converge for an epic night filled with spectacular acts, promise to transform your senses with endless discoveries.
ELECTRIC FORREST | Zouk Mainroom
Electric Forest – Mainroom, will be the mainstage, headlining the event with an array of the industries busiest names, chart topping artists, underground heroes. For one night only Zoukin will be featuring the world’s biggest (EDM) acts. From hardstyle, progressive house, electro and trance labels. This is where it all begins, no other place to bring your night to life. Watch out as we have the likes of Headhunterz and Jordan Suckley and your local heroes performing live, right in front of you!
Willem Rebergen, better known by his stage name Headhunterz, rose from the rapidly expanding hard dance scene. With his return to hardstyle – he is considered by many to be one of the biggest hardstyle acts there is. Arguably one of the greatest Hard Dance artist of all time he has made almost every anthem you could think of in this genre. Headhunterz was ranked at 36# in DJ Magazine's yearly list which features all DJs from all genre.
From winning a contest while in university that got him spinnin’ at Cream Ibiza, to holding a residency at BBC Radio 1, UK DJ and Producer Jordan Suckley has had successful rise to the top. Aside from being a prolific trance artist, the past couple of years he has developed an immense success with his productions, his own record label, podcast and more. He is a fierce face on the trance scene, producing records on some of the most prestigious labels in the business as he paves the way for revolutionary growth within the genre.
Special Surprise Guest DJ
We have secured a very special guest DJ, who will be announced closer to the event. We can’t tell you who he is yet, as we are sworn to secrecy, but rest assured, we are talking about a massive guest!
TREE HOUSE | Velvet Underground
Tree House – another installation for Zoukin which takes place at Velvet Underground, will be transformed into an escape for the wonderers featuring the best of the region, namely Dipha Barus from Indonesia and Zaeden from India.
Hailing from Indonesia, he is known as a composer and producer with a high stage schedule in the world of electronic dance music. Dipha has quickly risen in the ranks of Indonesia’s DJ world with his ability to blend multiple genres into high-energy sets. Winning the Paranoia Awards (DJ Awards hosted by Hard Rock FM Jakarta) as the Best DJ of the Year for two consecutive years (Best Electro DJ of the Year 2013 and Best DJ of the Year 2014), his fame continues to grow as his single ‘No One Can Stop Us,’ is almost reaching 4,780,000 million plays on YouTube. Dipha’s success does not stops there as he also headlines massive electronic dance music festivals like the Djakarta Warehouse Project. He is also the Music Director and Resident DJ of Potato Head Garage and runs the Pon Your Tone music event.
Sahil Sharma better known by his stage name Zaeden, is an Indian DJ and music producer. He started making music when he was only 14 years old by playing the guitar and piano while recording them on ableton. Realising his interest in EDM after listening to Skrillex and Deadmau5, he produced his first single which features a unique style of combining the new age sounds with the classical melodic house and his eclectic production skills - Land of Lords, with Dutch producer Syzz, was supported by the likes of Andrew Rayel, Tritonal, Jordy Dazz and many more. A major breakthrough was when Zaeden made a remix of Magic by Coldplay which got featured on Hardwell On Air #164 , which was played by Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike on Smash the house Radio, Moguai in his Punx up the Volume. He’s one of the youngest speaker to host a pep talk at TedX and also having played at Tomorrowland at only the age of 21 was enough to take India and possibly the world by storm.
AMAZON | Phuture
Amazon – Phuture will be a mystical jungle with a power packed all female line up as lights peeps out of the mist while Iris, LSL and DJ Mafia spins some wicked tracks on the decks.
IRIS aka Irina Stroganova has been exploring the world since a young age as her work as a model brought her to places such as Paris, Milan, China and Malaysia. She then realizes that she has an interest into electronic dance music and shares an appreciation for the nightlife. With her passion for music, she is now ready to take over the decks and become the next rising star as a DJ.
A home-grown DJ, Ashley Lau also known as LSL, presents fresh and catchy beats. LSL started tapping into DJing this year and as a DJ she has transformed her followers from her social media reach into music fans. Mixing music from all spectrums, LSL will slay clubs to the festivals.
Model DJ Gapby aka Ketsirin Thongneam is popular in Bangkok’s clubbing scene and known for her skills and looks, She started her career as a DJ back in 2012 and she’s known to torch the dance floor with her energetic set of club sounds. Her career has brought her on tours to neighbouring countries in South East Asia.
SHRINE | Imperial
Shrine – Imperial is transformed into a divine sacred sanctum, which will host the best of the best hip-hop and R&B music.
DJ Rattle is one of the most sought after DJs in the Southeast Asian entertainment market today. The two- time local DMC Champion and the first Singaporean turntablist world finalist in the London DMC World Championship has held residency and worked with clubs from the likes of Ministry of Sound and Zouk Singapore.
LABYRINTH | Ace
Labyrinth – Ace, come and discover up and coming local talent while be enraptured by the new wave kids and diverse music. Featuring Chukiess & Whackboi, Lissa Qash, Monkey Business, Sicx, Hiroshi & Shazuya.
Zouk KL is a global brand that has made waves in the international scene for its progressive music policy. It sets the pulse of Asia’s electronic dance beat and is Malaysia’s Premier Entertainment Superclub. With a strong emphasis on creativity coupled with a culture of innovation, Zouk KL has grown strength to strength in the past 13 years, and a further 25 in Singapore. Zouk KL is the game changer in the global clubbing and music scene. It has placed KL on the world map for entertainment and has built a growing base of music fans from all over the world.
Now at its brand new home at Trec KL, it is lavishly outfitted with state of art lighting and sound equipment. Set against a kaleidoscope of soundscapes from EDM, House, Electro, Open Format, Trance, Techno, R&B, Hip Hop all the way to Indie Music. It now stands as one of the most recognizable landmarks along Jalan Tun Razak
Zouk KL is a model at her own game, bagging yet another The Brand Laureate Best Choice Brand Awards for Brand Excellence in Lifestyle Entertainment Club. Zouk KL is ranked at position 21 in DJ Magazine's yearly top 100 Clubs list has received the Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards (HAPA) Night Spot of The Year 2016-2018, won the coveted Platinum Award under the Nightspot Category at the Kuala Lumpur Mayor’s Tourism Awards 2014 as well as Expatiate Lifestyle’s Best Of Malaysia Awards 2014 as the Best Club.
With close ties to Tourism Malaysia and a large stake at TREC KL, the brand is the forefront of Malaysia’s entertainment offering and will soar in many years to come.
Follow / Contact Zouk
www.zoukclub.com.my/ www.facebook.com/zoukclubkl www.instagram.com/zoukclubkl
IME Malaysia is thrilled to announce the return of the American pop rock band, AGAINST THE CURRENT, in Malaysia for their world tour. The concert will be held on 28th September 2017 (8PM), at The Bee, Publika.
Ticket price for the concert is RM138 (All standing). All ticket prices are inclusive of 6% GST, but exclude RM4 processing fee.
Tickets are available starting from 19th June 2017 (Monday), 12 P.M. onwards via Ticketcharge online at www.ticketcharge.com.my or the hotline +603-92228811. Walk-in purchases are available at Speedy Video, Rock Corner, Chambers Music, TicketCharge KL office, PJ Live Arts, as well as at the information counter of The Mines shopping mall and 1 Shamelin. Interstate ticket locations are as follows: Eden Ultimate(Kuantan), Blonde Brunette(Penang) and TicketCharge office Penang.
For further information, please visit the Facebook page (IME Asia), Twitter (IMEproduction), Instagram (IME_Asia) or find us on Wechat (IMEProductions).
More About Against The Current
The American pop rock band was formed in the early 2011 by Dan Gow, Will Ferri, Joe Simmons and Jeremy Rompala. In the summer of 2011, Chrissy Costanza, current lead singer, then joined the band after being introduced through a mutual friend. Beginning their music venture with a serious of YouTube covers of various hit songs, the band quickly built up an impressive following base. Their second EP, Gravity, was then released on February 17, 2015. Gravity was charted in four Billboard magazine charts and peaked on several album charts. Shortly afterwards, the band proudly announced their signing with Fueled By Ramen under Atlantic Records. The band later released their very first studio album, “In Our Bones” in May 2016 and kick started their world tour in Korea, continuing to a number of countries in Europe, North America and Asia. With a catchiness attributed to their upbeat rhythms and Costanza’s powerful vocal presence, the band’s music truly embraces the definition of pop-rock, playing around with levels of pop-ness and rock-ness across each of their tracks.
Ultra Japan’s Countdown Party is happening this month at Velvet Zouk KL. This time featuring Japan’s #1 DJ, Ksuke, as voted in DJ Mag Japan 2016. His charismatic persona, unique music style, and commercial appeal have rightfully earned him this spot solidified by his captivating performances in big stages like Ultra Music festival.
His popularity extends far beyond Asia with his audience reach all the way in America, having previously performed alongside Avicii in Las Vegas clubs like Light Night Club and XS Night club.
Join us on this epic electro dance night dictated by Ksuke’s distinctive sounds supported Mizz Kiya, Ken Fung & Killnic.
Ksuke – Bio
A first for a Japanese DJ, he has been plastered over the news continuously and getting the attention of the fans. This, is the borderless Japanese DJ - KSUKE. The news of the record breaking DJ has spread overseas, and his popularity has exploded especially in the Asian territories.
2016 - DJMAG JAPAN in their first ever DJ ranking placed KSUKE at #1. This was the result of different aspects such as votes from the Japanese public, international activities, and product releases. It portrayed the result of his past few years of DJing internationally, and building his career.
KSUKE, with his charisma, is also collecting attention as a fashionista. At “VOGUE FASHION’S NIGHT OUT 2016” he was the only male icon to be recognized, and caught the attention of media.
Of course, his career as a music producer is being built continuously as well. He signed to the international label at Warner Music Japan in March 2015 and has released his first original album worldwide. He worked on the remix for Major Lazer’s international hit song “Lean On.” Domestically, he has worked with a wide range of artists from bands to idols such as MAN WITH A MISSION, Ken Hirai, CROSS FAITH, Shota Shimizu and Team Syachihoko. Each track has received raving reviews. Recently, his original track “BREATHE AGAIN” welcomed Korea’s popular group f(x)’s Amber as a guest vocal and recorded a million views on YouTube in one month and lit his popularity in the Asian countries.
As a Japanese DJ, and as an Asian DJ - you cannot take your eyes off KSUKE who makes our hearts beat faster with his music.
Listen to Ksuke’s latest track Pool (featuring Meron Ryan) here: https://open.spotify.com/track/0Ra4RgtAMs9fJrV2DgJkG4