Hello everyone and welcome to another exciting episode of Club View. I have just recovered from being deathly ill to enjoy what is going to be a weekend that you will not forget. Seoul has two heavyweights with very different sounds. The hardest choice this weekend will not be if you will go out, but where. And I have the information you need to make the right decision….
So last week I rested for the first time since…well ever. Partly it was because I had a high fever and was beginning to see images of giant bunnies in my room as I tried not to pass out. But additionally, I knew that Yuksek was coming to Seoul and had to rest my busy body for what is sure to be a great night. But not to force you to make decisions, we also have DJ Mark Lewis, one of Oakenfold’s favorite DJs coming the same night, what to do what to do….
Friday, Nov 12th:
Friday is a normal night. Same resident djs, nothing to get too excited about. But if you are some insane party monster that must devour every party night like Yogi bear eats picnic baskets then here are your options:
- Fin & Viva @heaven
- Connect Party @volume
- Virus Infection @club Eden
Saturday, Nov 13th:
Jake’s Pick of the Week, as foreshadowed earlier in the article is Yuksek at Woobar. This French artist has been on my radar after his release of his debut “Away from the Sea,” arguably the best EDM cd that year. He is part of the electro-rock-disco movement that the French have been almost completely dominating. A mix of synth cords with vocals and hard punching beats, it’s dance music for people that hate dance music (and also people that can’t dance). If you went to Justice’s set at Global Gathering, then you should definitely check this set out.
Like Justice, Yuksek is best when he is doing live sets, which he will not be doing at Woobar (DJ set). However, listening to interviews with Yuksek, this guy has a great eclectic feel for good music, so expect the sounds of French Electro mixed in with some rocky notes, and maybe a few surprises or two. If you like Daft Punk, Yelle, Sebastien, Justice, Soulwax, Squarepusher, or Klaxons, then go to this show. In fact, stop reading this article right now; get tickets, come back with a smile of satisfaction, and then continue reading.
The next big name coming to Seoul on Saturday is DJ Mark Lewis. Dj Mark Lewis is one of the founders of the UK dance music scene. A favorite DJ of such godfathers as Carl Cox and Paul Oakenfold (he regularly tours with them), his mixing of tribal house with progressive sounds and a mix of commercial dance music has made him a staple of the dance scene. He recently got great reviews playing at Rain Nightclub in Las Vegas during the summer under Paul Oakenfold’s Perfecto nights. His band, Interstate, might be more familiar to some of you; especially the track “I found you” (don’t worry, I added a link).
If for some reason the Yuksek show isn’t for you, then this is a good second place. Also, I have seen Mark Lewis live a couple of times, and he is able to read the crowd very well and has enough confidence as a dj to not be tied down to a particular set list, so expect a set that will cater well to the tastes of the Heaven crowd that evening.
Finally the last option is for those that love psy-trance. Skazi from Israel are coming to Club Mass. Although psy-trance isn’t really my thing, I do appreciate that these guys incorporate live music into their set, so if you like this music, this would be a unique sound.
- Soundate Yeonjun @Eden
- Dj Conan @Answer
That’s it for this week everyone — got some great things coming up, so if you see me this weekend, come say hi and buy me a drink or flash me a smile
See you on the dancefloor