Lan Kwai Fong’s DJs to Watch

Nothing makes the night like the music, that’s why we’ve decided to put the spotlight on five of Lan Kwai Fong’s best DJs. If their faces look familiar, it’s because these gentleman are providing the soundtrack to your nights week after week. We asked them about their musical styles and favourite songs, and we’re letting you know where you can find them every night.

Read on to meet the first batch of our LKF DJs to watch. Next time we want to represent the crazy talented women of Lan Kwai Fong. Know a great female DJ? Let us know so we can shout about her to the world!

DJ Roy C. Malig 
DJ ViBAHoLICS spinning his set
One of Hong Kong’s original DJs, DJ Roy C. Malig (a.k.a. ViBAHolics) was spinning at Club 97 when your parents were still cool. These days, he plays his eclectic tunes around town at CÉ LA VI, The Music Room, MO Bar and Dr Fern’s. His schedule is always changing, but it’s worth a little extra effort to find him so you can dance to his retro-grooves and soulful tunes. Find out our interview with DJ Roy C. Malig and his exclusive playlist here.

CÉ LA VI Hong Kong
25/F California Tower, 30-32 D'Aguilar St, Central;  +852 3700 2300
www.hk.celavi.com

MO Bar
Mandarin Oriental, 15 Queen's Road Central, Central; +852 2132 0077
www.mandarinoriental.com/hong-kong/the-landmark/fine-dining/bars/mo-bar

Dr Ferns
Shop B31A, First Basement Floor, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road, Central; +852 2111 9449
www.drfernshk.com

Broadback
DJ Broadback
DJ Broadback lives a double life. By night, he’s a popular disc jockey, but by day he’s the Creative Director at Kith&Kin Studios. Needless to say, he’s a busy man. But he always has time for music. “I’ve been DJ-ing for half my life, and I’ve been exposed to many styles and genres in that time. So, my style really depends on my mood, the time of day and the venue I play at.” You can find him at Drop every Saturday from 11pm, where he’ll be spinning funky house, deep house and techno all night. Keep an ear open for Hang up Your Hang Ups by Paul Woolford ft. Kim English – it’s Broadback’s favourite tune of the summer.

Drop
39-43 Hollywood Rd, Central, Hong Kong; +852 2543 8856
www.drop.com.hk

Ignotus
DJ Ignotus
DJ Ignotus (aka Waleed Waseem) is one of Lan Kwai Fong’s roving DJs. He is Vault Hong Kong’s resident spinner four nights a week, and he occasionally pops in to play at Chi Chi Cham and Buenos Aires Rock Club. “I play a mix of house and hip hop,” he tells us. “But I try my best to push old school music as much as I can, instead of playing the same thing every other bar is playing.” He plays open format and tries to make sure there’s a song for everyone in his sets. Right now, he can’t get enough of Chris Lake’s song Turn Off the Lights. Check him out at Vault Hong Kong, every Wednesday – Saturday from 11pm – 2am.

Vault
Unit 2E, Ho Lee Commercial Building, 38-44 D'Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central; +852  2539 6503
www.vaulthk.com

Chi Chi Cham
53 Peel Street, SoHo, Central; +852-23869718
www.chichicham.com

Buenos Aires Polo Club
7/F LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central; +852 2321 8681
www.bapoloclub.com

DJ Daryll
DJ Daryll
Daryll Griggs, or DJ Daryll as he’s better known, is another musical man-about-town. Playing at Volar, Lily & Bloom and even CÉ LA VI, his sets are as diverse as his locations. He switches it up between classics, Motown, funk, trap and EDM depending on the venue, though he admits he feels more at home playing hip hop, R&B and tropical house. His favourite track right now is Deeper by the House Gospel Choir, Mnek and Riton, and you can catch him Wednesdays and Saturdays at Volar, Thursdays and Fridays at Lily & Bloom and Sundays at CÉ LA VI Hong Kong.

Volar Hong Kong
Basement,  Ho Lee Commercial Building, 38-44 D'Aguilar St, Central; +852 2810 1510
www.facebook.com/VOLARhongkong

Lily & Bloom
5/F LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central; +852 2810 6166
www.lily-bloom.com

CÉ LA VI Hong Kong
25/F California Tower, 30-32 D'Aguilar St, Central;  +852 3700 2300

www.hk.celavi.com

DJ Gruv
DJ Gruv
DJ Gruv calls himself a musical chameleon because he can change his style quickly to match the scene. “I love scanning the crowd to see how they’re responding to the vibes. From there, I can curate the atmosphere of the party on the spot!” On Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, he plays golden-era hip-hop, RnB, soul, funk and disco at Tazmania Ballroom. On Saturday’s, he spins classic hip-hop, RnB and “reggaeton with a hint of Bollywood” at Lily & Bloom.  He’s currently got Soul Divide’s Let it be Me (original mix) on replay – and so should you.

Tazmania Ballroom
1/F LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central; +852 2801 5009
www.tazmaniaballroom.com

Lily & Bloom
5/F LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central; +852 2810 6166

www.lily-bloom.com

Do you have a favourite DJ we should write about? Let us know on Instagram @lankwaifonghk

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