Merry Go Round

Christmas is a time for parties. And like every year, different nightspots are putting up smashing Christmas Eve revelries to pack punters in.
We give you a lowdown on the parties at the local hotspots worth going to, so that you’ll know what to expect when you club hop round the island and make merry with your friends.
17 Jiak Kim St., 6738-2988.
This year, the award-winning Andy Moor is gracing Zouk’s decks. A member of Leama & Moor, Tilt and Whiteroom, this famous globe trotter is competent in various genres, from progressive house to trance. He played his first piano piece at five, mastered six musical instruments at 11, DJed at 13 and graced renowned festivals at 21. Moor has also remixed for Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne, Paul Oakenfold, Brian Eno, Tiesto and Arthur Baker. After you’re done with Moor, do drop by Phuture to witness homegrown talent Andrew Chow whipping up a mean concoction of hip hop and R&B grooves.
Ministry of Sound
#01-02 Blk. C Clarke Quay, River Valley Rd., 6235-2292.
Ministry of Sound will be the place where electro and tech house fans will congregate and groove this Christmas Eve. Swedish jock Axwell, who just released his latest solo offering “Feel the Vibe,” is in the club hurling out cool music. He has remixed for Rasmus Faber, Moby, Usher, Faith Evans and more. Having played in Miami, Ibiza, Manila, South Africa and London, Axwell looks set to rock the dance floor in Singapore. Watch how he’ll pave the way to sonic wonderland.
The Clinic
The Cannery, Clarke Quay, River Valley Rd., 6887-3733.
Things are going to get swinging at The Clinic too. We reckon Bert Bevans, a veteran DJ who has played at the private parties of Mick Jagger, Sylvester Stallone, Diana Ross, Halston, Grace Jones, Marvin Gaye, and Steve Wonder, will definitely get the club rocking with his signature sexy, soulful and funky house sound. With remixes for Depeche Mode, Paul McCartney, Style Council and Red Hot Chilli Peppers under his belt, don’t doubt his powers. Just arrive all pretty and glamourous and expect a splendid time at this spanking new space embellished with Damien Hirst’s art works. Martin Taylor and Jason T will be at the decks showing off what they have up their sleeves too.
#01-03 Blk. A Clarke Quay, River Valley Rd., 6333-9973.
Jeremy Healy and his bag of house records will be at Attica. This DJ based in the UK is the music person behind leading designer Galliano’s fashion shows. He has also worked for Versace, Jigsaw, Katherine Hamneff and Vivienne Westwood. Together with his friend Amos, they’ve remixed for the likes of George Michael, Boy George and Eve Gallagher.
#01-13F Esplanade Mall, 8 Raffles Ave., 6582-4896.
Decked entirely in white, DXO is putting DJ Normski at the DJ console to woo R&B and hip hop lovers this year. He has shared decks with Groove Armada and Mylo. Watch out for a custom-made space at the front of the club too where professional ice skaters will whirl, twirl and slide (and hopefully not fall) in order to impress punters. Oh, don’t forget to poke at the Santa Claus’s belly, chat up the cute Santarina, and kiss under the mistletoe.
Q Bar
#01-04 The Annex @ The Old Parliament House, 1 Old Parliament Lane, 6336-3386.
And if you prefer to check out what our local DJs have in store this Christmas Eve, hop over to Q Bar, where you’ll see DJs Debbie Chia, Adrian Tan and Martin Yeoh churning out deep house, electro and house respectively. Debbie Chia has been nominated for the Motorola Street Style Awards 2006 and Adrian Tan is the winner of Pioneer Battle Juice DJ Quest 2006. Who says our local DJs suck?
Bar None
B1, Singapore Marriott Hotel, 320 Orchard Rd., 6831-4657.
If you are the romantic type who swoons when you watch movies like Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty, Bar None will be the place to go to.
The bar will be specially revamped according to a fairytale theme, with bar staff being dressed as elves, princesses, princes and more. Lounge away at the corner decorated like Cinderella’s room, and dream of a sweet happily-ever-after ending with your lover. Resident band Energy will be taking to the stage to dish out rock numbers.
Hit these places for some action. After all, Christmas is a time to get all high and happy. Dance away and celebrate with your friends with the clinking of champagne glasses as the clock strikes midnight. Party till late!