Get ready to dance and drink jugs of Long Island Tea!
Kuala Lumpur’s indie pioneers, Twilight Actiongirl fondly known as TAG are turning ten this year — making them the longest running club night in Malaysia. TAG single handedly brought a whole new world to the club scene which then saw a new breed of its kind. Having held the residency every Friday night at Barsonic, Zouk Club Kuala Lumpur for the past 10 years, TAG celebrates their 10th anniversary on November 29th, 2013 and will be moving the party to a much bigger venue.
In celebration of their decade long milestone with a party titled TAG Took My Baby Away — 10 Tahun: Rakan Joget Anda will be taking place at Zouk’s Main Room instead of Barsonic making it their biggest party ever. Hype.My gets caught up with DJ Bunga in an exclusive interview.
How did you become a DJ?
It started as a laugh, Daryl and Kelvin (two other members of TAG) started off by playing at a Sunday chill out.
What do you think about the current local music scene?
I think it’s great. 10 years ago the only thing you hear in clubs were commercial top 40 music but now there are so many independent nights of all kinds of genres from indie to nu-disco to dubstep to house. It gives local DJs a chance to play the kind of music they love instead of having to play ‘cari makan’ music all the time.
What is the funniest thing that has happened to TAG at an event?
At that time, it was not funny at all but one of the TAG guys got so drunk and unruly at this big indoor festival a few years ago that I had to chase him around the whole night because he was causing trouble everywhere he goes. The promoter even threatened to throw us out. Haha! Really wasn’t funny at all when it happened but it’s definitely something we laugh at whenever we look back or think about it.
What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about music?
The joy of discovering a new song that you love and then sharing your discovery with friends and people that you love. That to me is still the best thing about music: sharing a mutual, deep love.
If you could meet anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would it be and what would you say to them?
Daft Punk. “I’d like you to teach me to be anonymous and stinking rich”
If you were a biscuit, what song would best represent you?
I’d much rather be a cookie. “Sweet Like Chocolate” – Shanks & Bigfoot.
What kind of equipment on do you work with?
Pioneer CDJs 2000 and DJM900 mixer, pretty basic set-up. I need to get started on using Serato though. Lugging 300 CDs for a gig overseas is no joke!
Where do you usually spin?
Other than TAG every Friday night at Barsonic, Zouk KL, I also do a ‘90s throwback night called Electric Playground at Providence KL every Wednesday night with Robotron 5000 (one half of DANGERDISKO) and Wing. On top of that, I also have a nu-disco / indie / EDM night with Mr. Backsounds at Pisco Bar every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month and finally a monthly a retro hip-hop and R’n’B night called Throwback KL every last Saturday of the month at Barsonic, Zouk KL with DJ Nesh and a rotating line-up of DJs and emcees that includes folks like Mr. Dan and Jin Hackman (Raising The Bar), DJ Cza etc. Phew!
Who is your favourite DJ?
I’ve always admire DJs that are open-minded and are able to mix all sorts of genre together without. Folks like Soulwax, Erol Alkan, Alex Metric, RAC, Gilles Peterson, Gigamesh etc.
Thanks Bunga! See you at TAG’s Anniversary Party!
Want to be part of the party? Here are the details for it:
The event details are as follows:
Date: November 29th, 2013 (Friday)
Time: 10pm – 4am
Venue: Main Room, ZOUK, Kuala Lumpur
Or check their Facebook event page for more details!
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