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Christian Smith (Sweden)
Saturday 3 Sept 2005 at Zouk
Swedish born Christian Smith spent his early years in Germany soaking up the techno sound of Sven Vath. Now based in Barcelona, he has been championing his funky mix of house and techno for more than a decade, playing across Asia, South America and Europe, plus regular slots in the summer festivals like Belgium’s I Love Techno, Holland’s Dance Valley and UK’s Creamfields. His music released on a variety of labels like Darren Emerson’s Underwater, Carl Cox’s Intec and his own Tronic, only proves his flexibility in the studio. And after nearly a 2-year absence, Christian is finally back to rock Zouk!
zouk/ phuture admission on 3 September for non-members (incl 2 drinks): $15 before 10pm,         $23/$28 after


(information provided by Zouk)

Hardsoul – DJ Roog (Holland)
Friday 9 Sept 2005 at Zouk 
From a land that brings you some of the world’s biggest trance djs, it’s good to know that the Dutch do have some soul in them. Enter DJ Roog – Holland’s finest house dj to date. Since hitting the spotlight as Hardsoul with the massive vocal anthem “Back Together”, Roog is now traveling the world, playing an average of 225 gigs a year in and outside Holland.  With several edgier releases on a variety of labels such as Mark Knight’s Toolroom, Olav Basoski’s Rootz, plus remixes for Roger Sanchez, DJ Disciple and Sir Piers, and of course releases on his very own Hardsoul Recordings, it’s about time Singapore experienced the sound of Roog.

www.djroog.com

zouk/ phuture admission on 9 September for non-members (incl 2 drinks): $15 before 10pm,         $23/$28 after

(information provided by Zouk)

Gabriel & Dresden (US) 
Saturday 10 Sept 2005 at Zouk
Gabriel and Dresden are back on our shores again, after a slamming set back in April this year. Since hooking up in 2001, the duo have managed to score a total of eight #1 Billboard Club Play Chart Remixes, a No. #11 UK Pop Chart Hit, and three Dance Star Award nominations for Best Producer, Best Single, and Best Break Through DJ.  First coming together to work on a remix for New Order in 2001, the duo have since produced 33 remixes for the likes of Tiesto, Depeche Mode, Annie Lennox and Paul Oakenfold, 2 original tracks, plus their world wide hit “As The Rush Comes In” where they teamed up with vocalist Jes as Motorcycle.

zouk/ phuture admission on 10 September for non-members (incl 2 drinks): $15 before 10pm,       $ 23/$28 after


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Heineken Green Room with Tortured Soul (Live) and legendary Patrick Forge (DJ set)    
Thursday 15 Sept 2005 at Zouk, by invitation only

Tortured Soul filters club sounds like afro beat and samba through a lens of jazzy house, funk and American soul to reflect intense grooves evocative of Jamiroquai, Stevie Wonder, Prince and Fela Kuti.  Conceived in May 2001 by drummer, singer, and songwriter Christian Urich, he is joined by keyboardist Ethan White’s rhythmic and soulful blend of jazz, Brazilian pop, African rhythms, and 70's R&B; and Conservatory-trained bassist Jason Kriveloff’s tight and jazzy bottom end. The trio powerfully blends soul, live electronica and deep house, transcending anything previously witnessed. The sound is infectious. The music moves.

Joining the band is the legendary Patrick Forge, one who has 2 decades of experience behind him. From his early years as the original member of Kiss FM  - London’s then pirate radio station; and rocking the Talkin Loud parties with Gilles Peterson, Patrick went on to play in a 7-piece band “Batu” at Glastonbury and The Jazz café; and recorded music as “Da Lata” which saw massive support from the likes of Francios K, Joe Claussell and Phil Asher. To date, he’s recorded more than a dozen compilations, and he still keeps busy with his radio show on Kiss FM, plus various weekly and monthly residencies around London, playing everything from down tempo, jazz, deep house, drum & bass and Brazilian and more!


Invitation for Heineken Green Room Members only. Log on to www.heinekenmusic.com.sg to sign up for membership


(information provided by Zouk)

Stacey Pullen (US)
Friday 16 Sept 2005 at Zouk   
Following in then footsteps of Detroit legends Derrick May, Juan Atkins and Kevin Saunderson, Stacey Pullen is amongst the second wave of artists to spin out of the epicenter of techno. Similar to the innovators that came before him, Stacey's first release was a big sound influencing others throughout the world. Following that, remix projects and releases on Saunderson’s KMS, Derrick May’s Transmat, R&S, Warner and Virgin, to name a few, led to a global demand for his DJ sets. His magical style, effortlessly weaving in and out of house and techno, has taken him all over North and South America, Europe, Asia, New Zealand, Australia and the Caribbean.

zouk/ phuture admission on 16 September for non-members (incl 2 drinks): $15 before10pm,         $23/$28 after


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Filterheadz (Belgium)
Friday 19 August 2005 at Zouk
Belgian duo Bert and Maarten are back on our shores again. Working hard on their craft in the studio through the 90s resulted in a slew of releases in various genres for the Filterheadz, including their massive summer anthem “Sunshine” on Carl Cox’s Intec label. Since then, they’ve been commissioned to remix Green Velvet, Bedrock, Eddie Amador, Tiësto and Oliver Lieb to name a few. “Yimanya”, their follow up single to “Sunshine”, became another monster of a tune, was made Pete Tong’s Essential New Tune, and saw massive support from house, techno and trance djs alike. 

zouk/ phuture admission on 19 August for non-members (incl 2 drinks): $15 before 10pm, $ 23/$28 after

(information provided by Zouk)

Saturday 20 August 2005 at Zouk, Phuture and Wine Bar      
August being the extra special month to celebrate Singapore, Zouk brings back Localized to celebrate Singapore's local music heroes!

Localized, like the monthly Sessions in Phuture, is part of Zouk's continuous effort to unearth and support new talent in Singapore’s music scene.
Since 1995, Sessions has provided many bedroom jocks with the opportunity to showcase their skills and sound to an appreciative dancefloor. Localized is Sessions on a larger scale with local djs and musicians joining the residents in  3 outlets - Zouk, Phuture and Wine Bar, embracing an even wider spectrum of music. A night not to be missed, join us as we celebrate the growth of our dance community and our Nation. Get Localized!

Zouk: 10pm: Moods (band) 10.30pm: B Quartet (band) 11pm: Sebastian Ang 12am: Kurt (Frontallabs.com) 1am: Sonny 2am: Sean Lai 3am: Felix (trance republic)

Phuture:  11pm: Forte-Flipside 12am: Ritz 1am: Tony Tay  2am: Sher   3am: Mykel (frontallabs.com)

Wine Bar: 10pm: Andrew Chow 11pm: Zul (podium)12am: Jason (podium) 1am: Daniel Koh
2am: KT (post) 

zouk/ phuture admission on 20 August for non-members (incl 2 drinks): $12 before 10pm $20/$25 after

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Very Xotic
Friday 26 August 2005 at Zouk, starting 9pm to 11pm
Very… Zouk’s series of over- the- top theme parties returns this August with Very Xotic… Guess you can tell we were feeling naughty 

So who better to rope in than partners that really know how to spice up a party!

Xotic, lingerie and club wear brand, sold exclusively at Tangs, L2, Dressing Room, will show their new collection of delectable pieces as well as offer makeovers to those who want to indulge their vampish side in Xotic’s outrageous costumes and wigs.  We’ll capture the transformations so you have something to go home with.  
 
Xotic male and female dancers from thebodytalks, will keep things invigorating while Strip gets you luxuriously smooth with their hot wax specials. Or have your nails shaped & coloured to perfection with their express manicures - all to really bring out the Vixen in you.

And when you thought things couldn’t get more sumptuous… we roped in the experts in that aphrodisiac The Aztecs referred to as “food for the Gods”… Awfully Chocolate & their sinfully delicious chocolate treats.

Call it a house party that Hugh “Playboy” Hefner would be proud of with the ladies being pampered and the guys enjoying the sights.

And the party wouldn’t be complete without Xotic “Bacardi Rum and Redbull cocktails” - free flow while stocks last, then available at 1 for 1 all night” - That’s Hot!

zouk/ phuture admission on 26 August for non-members (incl 2 drinks): $12 before 10pm, $ 20/$25 after


(information provided by Zouk)

You saw an Onitsuka Tiger! with Sonny
Friday 26 August 2005 at Zouk
At the forefront of a sound that's taking over dancefloors all over the UK and Europe, Zouk's resident dj Sonny continues to shine through his signature YOU night, pushing electro and the electro-ish house sound.
With an ear for quality, decks skills that are oh so flexible, plus an upcoming feature about his signature YOU night on Resident Advisor, Australia's most popular dance music website, Sonny is no doubt the shining young star of our local scene.
Come celebrate Onitsuka Tiger's endorsement of YOU night and Sonny himself, one of the most limited & sought after sneakers, with dedicated followers worldwide - from musicians to djs to celebrities & movie stars. Write in to you@zoukclub.com to get your YOU invites to gain entry and stand to win limited Onitsuka Tiger shoes.
zouk/ phuture admission on 26 August for non-members (incl 2 drinks): $12 before 10pm, $ 20/$25 after

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Christopher Lawrence (US)
Saturday 27 August 2005 at Zouk
Voted No. 7 DJ in the world by DJ Magazine’s prestigious ‘Top 100’ poll and a recent winner of the "Best DJ" award at the Dancestar US Awards; dubbed "A Superstar DJ" by the US’s URB and “One Of The Most Popular DJs On The Global Circuit” by DJ Magazine; Christopher has risen to the top of the international dance music heap, playing key gigs all over - from Australia to Antwerp, China to Costa Rica. Back home, Christopher spearheads the US dance scene, and even headlines high profile events from Arnold Schwarzenegger’s  ‘Terminator III’ party to Sony’s Playstation 2 Tour. And with his very own Pharmacy label, and a discography that has received support from the likes of Oakenfold, Digweed, van Dyk and Tiesto, he’s definitely one of the hottest US talents today.

zouk/ phuture admission on 27 August for non-members (incl 2 drinks): $15 before 10pm, $ 23/$28 after


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