Any review of the Singapore club scene should begin with Zouk. This hugely popular club, which has been compared with some of the best in Europe, plays mainly House music to a mostly young crowd. Zouk's music is spun by its seven resident DJs, while regular live acts from visiting artistes - such as Galliano, Chemical Brothers, Heart and Kylie Minogue are an added draw. Wednesday is Mambo Jambo night, when the club shakes off its techno garb and plays a mix of 70s to 90s pop.
For those with an aversion to heavy Techno, the Zouk establishment also houses Velvet Underground, where the crowd is slightly older and the music is mainly Soul and Garage. The mood here is sophisticated and futuristic: the walls are adorned in velvet and hung with original modern art works, and the furniture has a Bauhaus feel.
Adjoining the Zouk main building is Phuture, where the music is a more eclectic mixture of Trip Hop, Drum 'n' Bass and Down Tempo. The décor is a futuristic, space-agey blend of steel, liquids-in-glass-vials and state-of-the-art lighting. As the real action at Zouk and its sister discos doesn't begin until midnight, the popular place to hang out in the meantime between dinner and dance is Zouk Wine Bar. This stylish bar is a great place for people-watching.
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As the largest club in the complex with a capacity of over 1,500 the main Zouk room regularly hosts international guest DJs, 'live' performances, fasion shows, fringe art events, short film screenings and exhibitions.
With its pristine white-washed walls, extensive use of Gaudi insoired Moorich architecture, customised Gary Stewart analog soundsytem and state-of- the-art lighting, sprawling multi-level dance floor, podiums, pockets of bars and body-bending music, it's easy to see why this is deemed the heart of the club.
- Opening Hours: Wed, Fri - Sat 22:00 till late
Opened in December 1996, Phuture's unique music policy has spanned hip-hop, breaks, drum'n'bass, nu-jazz, down tempo and anything experimental, historically making it a perfect spot for the musically adventurous. Its futuristic approach to music is reflected in its decor, reinforcing the room's aerodynamic design. Playful furniture, funky illuminated bars and a dance floor flanked by a stuning Barco MiPIX LED wall adds movement and life to the club. The walls are adorned with original commissioned artworks by Italian architect/designer/artist Massimo losa - Ghini - whose paintings inspired the very design of Phuture - as well as gems by renowned pop artist Roy Lichtenstein and James Rosenquist.
Open to the public three nights a week, with a music policy currently focused on urban, hip hop and R&B, Phuture has an up-for-it, get down crowd, week in week out. The compact, friendly space has a 200 odd capacity.
- Opening Hours: Wed, Fri - Sat 21:00 till late
The club was future split in to 2 distinct experiences; Velvet Underground - Dance and Velvet Underground Lounge.
Velvet Underground - Dance: An intimates space perfect for dancing in till dawn, Velvet Underground - Dance was designed with one purpose in mind: to leave an impression. Decked out in its visually-stunning iconic LED-covered wall and ceiling, this exquisite spectacle of a club is bound to take ant party to the next level. Designed with the primary focus of gettting music heads going, internationally-acclaimed DJs regularly grace the cecks alongside resident DJs, sharing the common vision of creating dance-athoons that go on till the break of dawn.
Velvet Underground - Lounge: Tastefully dressed with original artworks from the likes of Andy Warhol, Takashi Murakami and Frank Stella, the all exclusive Velvet Underground - Lounge is Zouk's cosmopolian, sexy sister club. The refined environment coupled with a clientele and dedicated one server per table service, make for a party to remember. With a table reservation and guest list only door policy, this club constantly delivers a lush, exclusive visitor experience unique to this premier establishment. Velvet Underground - Lounge is home to a cosmopolian crowd that appreciates attention to detail and the finer things life hasto offer. The perfect place to see and be seen, mingle late into intimate nights over more than a few glassed of bubbly.
- Opening Hours: Wed, Fri - Sat 22:00 till late
Zouk's pre club and chill out bar is contemporary by design and relaxed in setting. With both and indoor and alfresco area, lanscaped and covered overhead by a space-age tensile canopy, it's the place to see and be seen before heading into the club to part or simply to hang out and talk away, those laidback evenings. Media, bankers, lawyer, designer, flamboyant members of Zouk; it's their favorite haunt to migle, chat and get busy with the drinks. in anticipation of the night to come.
- Opening Hours: Tue 18:00 - 02:00, Wed - Thu 18:00 - 03:00,
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 04:00 (closed on Sun & Mon)
- Opening Hours: Weds, Fri - Sat 21:00 - 04:00
- Address: 17 Jiak Kim Street, Singapore 169420
- Tel: +65 6738 2988