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Ke 06: Evolution

August 5th saw the Zouk club in Singapore play host to a line up featuring DJ's and Producers from Hong Kong, France and New Zealand alongside some of Singapore's finest.

12 Aug 2000

August 5th saw the Zouk club in Singapore play host to a line up featuring DJ's and Producers from Hong Kong, France and New Zealand alongside some of Singapore's finest.

Evolution was the 6th installment in Jonathan Yeo's, Ke series of parties that focus more on pure Techno styles. The main room of Zouk holds around 2000 people and was near capacity when Cuffy took the decks at midnight. Following on from local producer Project Eastward who laid down a storming live techno set he had little choice but too stay on this tip. Cuff's selection was one of the hardest I have heard him play in recent times, he left the crowd fully primed for the live performance of Technasia.

Hailing from both Hong Kong and France Technasia showed how a live techno set should be done. Innovative and fresh it was one of the best live performances of techno I have heard.

Jonathan Yeo finished the night off in the main room showing skills that would leave many internationals for dead. Precision mixing on 3 decks and effects kept the huge crowd grooving until close at 3am. Do not miss him when he returns to Wellington on the 19th of August to make his second appearance at Studionine.

Evolution also provided a chance for drum and bass to represent in Zouk. From what I gathered this was a great achievement with Zouk traditionally focusing on mainly Techno and House. Phuture, another club within Zouk, had a solid crowd of 300 who were treated to runnin' sets from locals Ramesh, Rendie and Kiat.

The final set of the night was provided by one of Bass Frontiers finest, Sean Deans with visuals by Darryl McGown. The Drum and Bass injection proved a success and there was talk of establishing a regular presence in Zouk. Which is great news because with some solid backing the Singapore Drum and Bass scene has the potential to take off.

Big ups and respect to Mike B from Firm FM for making our excursion to Singapore possible. For more information about Ke and the Singapore scene check out http://www.kefm.net.