If you haven’t already heard, BIGBANG’s maknae (youngest member) Seungri (승리) and his friends caused a frenzy at the YG Republique Kuala Lumpur launch at TREC Kuala Lumpur last Friday, 11th August 2017.
And understandably so, for his personal guest list of South Korean buddies included songwriter/actor/TV personality Jung Joon Young and F.T. Island’s Choi Jong Hoon, as well as Seungri’s Natural High Record (NHR) DJs Danu, TPA, Glory, and jaw-droppingly gorgeous K Plus models Yeon Hui and Soh Hee.
But the excitement didn’t stop at the YG Republique Kuala Lumpur launch alone! While the opening of the YG Entertainment-owned F&B joint proved to be a milestone for Malaysia, Seungri was also about to achieve another milestone of his own – to play at Zouk KL, arguably the best club in Kuala Lumpur, for the first time ever.
Armed with K-Pop remixes, EDM tracks, and a squad of NHR DJs, Seungri was all geared up to take over the decks at the superclub. Fans arrived at the club early to secure a spot with the best view of the DJ console at Zouk Main Room, the heart of Zouk KL. With its altar-like console, massive array of LED lights (over a million bulbs), and visual displays, the venue was set to provide the most epic party featuring some of South Korea’s finest.
The night kicked off with the NHR DJs warming up the crowd (some were holding the BIGBANG yellow crown fan sticks, even!) with a selection of dance choons.
And yes, VIPs (as BIGBANG’s fans are lovingly known) have, by now, grown quite accustomed to dance music-influenced tracks, considering BIGBANG’s reputation for experimenting with their sound. So it goes without saying that although Seungri was the star of the show, fans were equally excited to watch the NHR artistes rock their debut performance in Kuala Lumpur.
Seungri arrived shortly after midnight to take over the decks from the NHR artistes. He opened his set with a remixed version of one of BIGBANG’s most popular songs of all time, “Fantastic Baby”.
Shortly after, F.T. Island’s Choi Jong Hoon was spotted in the DJ console during Seungri’s set, rocking out as the K-Pop idol dished out high energy track after high energy track without skipping a beat. The F.T. Island leader and guitarist took the opportunity to get up close and personal with the fans up front, offering “fingers hearts” and just about a tonne of fan service, much to the fans’ collective glee.
Champagne continued to pour for Seungri and his squad as the night went on. And he may be away from home but he certainly didn’t forget to plug his fellow YG Entertainment label mates. His setlist included songs from “monster rookie” group Blackpink (“Boombayah”) as well as 2NE1 (“I Am The Best”). Oh, his songs selection is YG stan approved, we’re sure. Of course, you can’t have a Zouk KL party featuring Seungri without “BANG BANG BANG”. And that’s exactly how Seungri decided to end the night!
Talk about goosebumps ;)
Special thanks and much love to our friends from Zouk KL for having us at the YG Republique Kuala Lumpur launch after-party!