A mid-week start for the clubbing and bar scene here in Kuala Lumpur as we edge closer...
Mantra Bar. Bangsar’s premier Roof terrace bar presents Darragh Casey and Alex Martin tomorrow.
Irish born but now Koh Phangan residing Darragh Caey makes a few guest appearances in KL this weekend. It’s been a long journey from the Irish countryside to the hedonistic Thai island of Koh Phangan Thailand but Darragh has kept one thing always the same - a no compromise love for musical innovation and making a connection with his crowds.
Hailing from Cork Ireland, but now residing on the island paradise of Koh Phangan, Thailand. The Irishman has been busy playing his flavour of energetic tracks at some of the best and most unique venues in Asia.
He holds a coveted residencey at forward-thinking music venue Loi Lay on Koh Phangan, and has played most events and clubs worth playing in the region.
Whether it be playing at events deep in the Koh Phangan jungle to 5000 people, Full Moon parties on the beach with 40,000, or even his long held Sunday residency at the intimate Loi Lay with only a 200 person capacity, Darragh always brings the confidence and versatility to give a great atmosphere to any club. This is what makes him one of Asia’s current top DJs.
After a busy year in 2016, 2017 has already been better for Darragh, with a pan-Asian tour and EPs due for release on some of the scene’s coolest labels.
Malaysia’s Alex Martin has been a fixture in the local and regional scene now for the better part of this new decade.
Custodian of deep, rhythmic dance beats and a care-free atmosphere. That’s how Alex describes himself as a DJ, never afraid to go too deep, his emotive musical selections are his own therapy.
Today this translates into sets where he picks apart and infuses together all the pieces of this music that he loves best – beautiful synth work, ethereal backdrops, brooding basslines, and occasional vocal hooks.. all on top of a pronounced foot-shuffling house beat.
“For me, it’s all about emotions and a deep, hypnotic groove… playing racks that get you tapping your feet and nodding your head without you realising it, regardless of genre, tempo style or release date.”
A natural musician, with early self taught training on bass and guitar, Alex developed a passion for house music in the early 2000s and by 2010 he was playing to big room audiences at Quinte and Desire on Heritage Row, Kuala Lumpur.
As resident and founder of the underground house club, Quinte, along with KL techno-house veteran DJ Kuma, from its conception in 2010 to 2014, Quinte was notably one of the clubs that stuck to a strict underground music policy. And since July, this year, he’s co-founded and co-runs one of the most talked about Pool Parties in the Kuala Lumpur scene in recent years.
He has graced the podium alongside names such as Marco Bailey, Jay Lumen, Mark Farina, Daniel Portman, Marco Loco, Ahmet Sendil, Randy Seidman, Graham Gold, Nakadia and many more.
He is also a frequent guest resident in Koh Phangan for the Full Moon Party, Jungle Experience, Sramanora Waterfall Party, Echo Beach and Mellow Mountain Full Moon Night.
23rd Sep 20:00