Most people head off to ZoukOut in hopes of catching international acts like Hardwell and Martin Garrix, but there are loads of head-banging Asian acts that are given the chance to shine.
Be ready to party all day with the likes of Snakehips and Zedd at the annual party dusk-to-dawn beach party, and take this chance to discover some new music from the Asian region! With everything from trance, techno to big room and house, ZoukOut 2016 boasts a lineup full of quirky and a mix of big and rising names. Here’s us showing some Asian love for our DJs, some of who look set to take over Asia, and eventually the world.
TOKiMONSTA might hail from Los Angeles, but Jennifer Lee is of Asian heritage who uses her classical upbringing and eclectic music tastes to bring listeners to a vast textural soundscape. She’s also renowned for her multimedia performances, and it’ll be interesting to see how she brings that to a beach rave. CYBERJAPAN DANCERS hail from, you guessed it, Japan, and will be bringing their pole-dancing and cabaret shows that infuse beauty, art and sensuality into the party vibes that is sure to get the night going.
A rising star in Singapore’s music scene, LeNERD is one DJ to keep your ears out for. It’s a surprise for his sets, which can span anything from EDM to future bass at Zouk. He’s also the official DJ for Singapore’s biggest hip hop crew, Grizzle Grind Crew. Flying the Singapore flag proud is also Haan, the techno underdog that slowly crept onto the clubbing circuit. Haan describes his sound as dark yet melodic, and draws inspiration from the likes of TIN MAN, Redshape, Locked groove and Broken English Club.
DJ Yaksa will be flying all the way to lion city to share his unique dance grooves with ravers. Having had a spot at Ultra Korea 2015, DK Yaksa loves his four beat style opening that most people have never heard of that results in a funky beat. MMXJ is another one of those musicians that traverses genres. Having taught himself piano and guitar when he was 8, he eventually turned to EDM after watching Alesso and Swedish House Mafia perform and made this signature dance sound.
Finish up the night with one of my all-time favourites, FERNG is a veteran in the clubbing scene having been around for nearly 20 years. With regular spots at clubs, FERNG knows exactly how to read the crowd and drops all the right beats to get the party going.