French recording artist Breakbot packed Socialito on Friday, January 25th. Arriving an hour into his set, the DJ booth was surrounded by an adoring crowd who responded enthusiastically to each mix.
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I can still remember descending the stairs into Volar for the very first time. Walking inside felt like entering a new era of clubbing, as the place was completely distinct from all the other nightspots in Lan Kwai Fong.
The people behind popular Hong Kong nightlife establishments Volar, Fly, and Lily & Bloom, opened their most recent venue, Socialito, a Mexican-themed restaurant and club on Wednesday, August 22nd. Taking over the former site of club Prive on Wyndham Street, they have divided the space in an interesting way.
I was out of town the first time Boys Noize performed in Hong Kong. To this very day people are still talking about his set… and that was three years ago! Well, Boys Noize is finally back on Saturday, October 22nd at Volar. The superstar electronic music producer and DJ is known for his high-energy [...]
Over the holidays, the people behind popular club Volar, (and most recently, Lily & Bloom,) have been busy rechristening their space on Ice House Street in Central. Formerly known as Roxie, the venue has underwent extensive renovation with changes both inside and out. Now called Fly, the club bears little resemblance to Roxie, which occupied [...]
A few weekends ago, I was walking towards Lan Kwai Fong, when I spotted something odd. In front of me, driving by slowly, was a massive truck with banners on all four sides. The signs were advertising an upcoming event at a nearby club. The bouncers standing outside remarked that it had been driving through [...]
Hong Kong’s insatiable appetite for new nightspots continues with the opening of Hyde. The two-story club and lounge is just outside of Central’s main nightlife area, about one block from the escalator on Lyndhurst Terrace. Thursday night I stopped by the opening to have a look.
If you’ve been hibernating over the Chinese New Year holiday, you now have a good reason to venture out of your cave. D.J. Rafik grew up surrounded by classical music, but at some point, he put down his cello and decided to take up the turntables as his instrument of choice. Six awards later, Rafik [...]
I’m not sure who’s worse, Hong Kong’s d.j.s who play the same Top 40 music over and over again, or the crowd that expects to hear only songs they know. This isn’t the way nightlife should work. Think of it this way – do you eat the same food every night for dinner? No? Why [...]
What do top clubs, Dragon-i and Volar have in common? As both celebrated birthdays earlier this month, Hong Kong Hustle began to think back about their contributions to the city’s nightlife scene. Dragon-i held their seventh anniversary last weekend, hosting major dance music talents, Axwell and Ron Carroll. Volar celebrated on December third, bringing well [...]