DJ parties throughout weekendNext time you’re at a DJ party, check out the opening act ― the DJ might later become famous. For New York-based DJ Kai, his opening turns on DJ Tiesto’s world tour last summer in the United States and China are responsible for much of his current renown as a happening DJ/producer in the global house music scene.
Kai flies into Seoul today to spin his specialty, electro-tribal-funk, at tonight’s MTV party organized in the Buschel event hall in southern Seoul. His opening DJs, preceding the main act: Eugene Blake on house, KaptainK on electro and Innu on progressive in the main hall; Loke on hip hop, G on downtempo/breaks and Damonz on Westcoast house in the lounge.
The dress code will be denim. The door opens at 8 p.m. Admission is 20,000 won ($22) before 10 p.m., 25,000 won after 10 p.m.; both tickets include one free drink. All drinks will be sold at 5,000 won each. Buschel is located near the Bongeunsa temple in Samseong-dong. For more information, e-mail dmXseoul@gmail.com or visit the Web site, www.dj-kai.com.
Tomorrow night, Seoul’s major party planner, Riskei, will celebrate its second anniversary by throwing a big party ― what else? ― at Gayageum Hall in the Walkerhill hotel in eastern Seoul.
The main DJs of the night start from 1 a.m. on Sunday morning with American DJ Colette, who will perform her own unique free-style performance as both vocalist and DJ.
Colette grew up in Chicago and discovered house music through the city’s progressive radio shows. At 17, she contributed her mezzo soprano voice to DJ friends’ recordings. Immersion in house music made her embrace the freedom of the style, which made her drop her classical music training for good. Her collaboration with global powerhouses like DJ Sneak on “Feel Da Music” and “Keep On Groovin’” are legendary, and she continued to expand her horizons with other artists and producers.
From 2:30 to 6 a.m. DJ Lexicon Avenue will take the stage. The DJ and production team is made up of Scott Bradford, Chris Scott and Mark Armstrong. Over the past decade, the trio has helped in keeping the North of England’s club scene in motion.
The Riskei party will have two zones. Zone One will be the lounge for two DJs, Conan and Smood. In Zone Two, or the main hall, DJ Sungwoo starts from 11 to midnight and from midnight to 1 a.m. DJ Oriental Funk Stew.
Admission is 30,000 won. For more information, call Riskei at 02-542-1567.
by Ines Cho