There’s something cathartic about heading to a club and dancing your socks off. Aside from being an opportunity to let loose and dance like no one is watching, these venues host internationally renowned DJs that give you the chance to experience music dynamically different to what you’re used to at home. Luckily for KL’s partygoers, there are plenty of options to choose from. From glitzy high society club KX to magical enclave Iron Fairies and hip hop haven Dragonfly, you’ll find no shortage of places to go dance in the city.
Since opening its doors, the 6,000 sq ft space that is kyo has garnered praise from local and international DJs, musicians, lifestyle tastemakers and clubbers alike. In just over three years, the basement club has catapulted Kuala Lumpur Club Kyo KL onto the global dance music map as a nightclub worth visiting.
The sultry space aims to be the ultimate party destination that’s akin to a cinematic musical playground, borrowing design and conceptual elements from theatre and art. The cosy and intimate venue is divided into two multi-sensory spaces – kyo and ren.
Its sultry interior is adorned with dark wood accents and red velvet curtains while its massive space is equipped with cutting-edge lighting effects. Its monstrous speaker setup, courtesy of Void Acoustics and Stasys, provides an unparalleled sound experience.
With an impressive line-up that includes the likes of Black Coffee, Pan Pot, Jeremy Olander and Dubfire, the club is home to an eclectic mix of underground dance music genres. The space is also a go-to party spot for those into RnB and hip hop.
For the third anniversary of the venue, kyo is hosting a series of events to showcase its electrifying club culture. Kicking off the month of January is r&b and hip hop party Geisha’s Playground with DJ Moma, Aku Ash and Dan $HIV. On the 16th, kyo is celebrating its own workforce with a showcase of their talents at House of kyo, where the people who make this club tick take to the decks.
With so many amazing events happening at the newest addition to the KL nightclub scene, it’s hard to pick just a few to try out. However, there are a few things you need to keep in mind before making your way to Kyo KL. While the staff are friendly and courteous, there have been several incidents of theft in the past at the venue. Unless security is tightened up, you might want to consider going elsewhere for a night of clubbing.