JUNE 28TH 2018 – #SCHOOLOFPOP GOING STRONG
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June 28, 2018 – It was a night of vivid technicolor displays and a twist of cleverly remixed East-Meets-West fusion pop music bringing the full crowd at Velvet Underground to a parallel wavelength of enjoyment during Zouk Club KL’s School of Pop 1-Year Anniversary.
In commemoration with the over the top club outlook in New York of the 70s, the synth ‘videotheque’ 80s and the splashy rave getups of the late 90s, Zouk KL’s resident DJs came up with a unique concept they believed would be a head-turner for many who listened to these tunes growing up. And it proved to be a major success when many club patrons would turn up at the scene and dance along with DJs – Luqe, Radz, RadKid, and Blink every Thursday night.
As devotees to their love and passion for creating music for others, these Thursday night DJs considered that during times like this; creating a new vibe of dance culture in Kuala Lumpur would mean significant to the boomers of the 90s. This was the main essence that sparked the impression of ‘School of Pop’.
This unique signature night marked its first year with a bang! All hands were on deck swinging from side-to-side along to the tempo of sets, and with everyone singing along; a fun night it was without a doubt. Party-goers tasted a hint of old nostalgic ‘lighters up in the air’ vibes twist with mobile torchlights; leading to a similar concerwt vibe on the dance floor of Velvet Underground, something very different from any other nightclub scenes in town.
“We are taking a step back to the 90s, … If there is anything about School of Pop, we don’t judge music. Music is one thing that reminds you about the good times, so we play anything that is fun, anything that you could sing-along to, which brings you back to all good memories. We want to keep the nostalgic vibe, yet mixing it up with current tunes to provide you with the energy to dance all night long,” says Blink, Zouk KL DJ
As party-goers are immersing themselves more in the music, an experience that converges with the more familiar concerts, live events and music festivals seen on the rise today; the Zouk KL team is definitely excited to see what this night may evolve into in the upcoming months and years to come.
Words by Alicia K. / @aliciafireheart