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Parisian lounge music spins into Seoul W

Fancy soaking up the ambience of the Hotel Costes in Paris, without having to leave Seoul? Tomorrow night, the lush electronic melodies that brought international fame to the hottest hotel in the 1st Arrondissement will be served up to local lovers of lounge music.

The DJ will be the Hotel Costes’ Stephane Pompougnac, whose home address at 230 Rue St. Honore is reserved for the Parisian uber-chic. The venue is the swank W Hotel in eastern Seoul. Pompougnac, on his second visit to the city, will invite local fans to celebrate his latest album, “Hotel Costes Vol. 9.”
When Pompougnac was first asked to play some chill-out music at Hotel Costes in 1997, he was virtually unknown outside the Paris club scene. As he began to experiment with mixing and remaking stylish sets for the martini-sipping crowd in Paris, everyone got hooked on his sexy lounge music.
Today, the series of Hotel Costes compilations has spun around the world, making Stephane Pompougnac a “signature French DJ.” He continues to display his phenomenal talent for turning classic tracks into new mega-hits for dancers and clubbers, as well as churning out his own original creations with his trademark style.
The French DJ will be joined by another soul-driven, Latin-house DJ, Miguel Migs of the “Naked Music” label, who hails from Santa Cruz, in California. The party is from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. A reserved ticket purchased online ( costs 30,000 won ($33). A ticket at the door is 50,000 won. For inquiries, visit the Web site,
If you are more of a casual, beer-guzzling type who’s into rave parties, head to Club M2 near Hongik University, northwest of Seoul. Tomorrow night, David Seaman, one of the United Kingdom’s most traveled and celebrated DJs, will guarantee serious dancing to thumping electronica from his latest album, “Therapy Sessions, Vol. 3.”
Seaman’s hip lifestyle is no secret: He has DJed for a Stella McCartney birthday party, got drunk with Robbie Williams, and lived in New York. He has produced for Kylie Minogue and the Pet Shop Boys and he has remixed U2, Michael Jackson and Dido, to name a few.
During his 19-year career, the Leeds-born DJ has produced 20 mix albums including seven in the“Renaissance” series, three for the “Global Underground” and more recently three for his “Therapy Sessions” brand.
At Club M2, he will be joined by a string of resident DJs including Yeonjun, Todd, Eugene Blake and Unkle. A ticket before 10 p.m. is 15,000 won, after 10 p.m., 20,000 won. For inquiries, visit the Web site,

by Ines Cho
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