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The Vinly World

By Steve Price  /  STAFF REPORTER

Justin Michael is on his way up.

PHOTO COURTESY OF LUXY

Good tunes, nice weather and a big crowd: last Sunday's pool party was a roaring success, apart from complaints of fashion faux pas as many ladies had turned up in the same bikinis, God forbid.

The party at the CW Swimming Club pool in Shilin received glowing reports, particularly Hooker's set, which has been mentioned to the Vinyl Word on several occasions over the last week.

Catch the man in action along with J-Six, Declan and Coffey at Cut ‘n’ Blo, Back in Black, the fifth installment of the electro mash-up nights, at Luxy's Onyx room tomorrow. Three-time Grammy winner Jazzy Jeff, who along with the Fresh Prince cut a swathe through the hip-hop scene beginning in the early 1980s, is playing in the Galleria with MC Skillz. For more information visit www.djjazzyjeff.com or www.atojazz.com.

Tonight at Luxy Justin Michael steps up to the decks on the second week of his monthlong Sabbatical in Taiwan. Organized by Luxy and The Loop, the Sabbatical brings producers and DJs to Taiwan to play a weekly residency and craft a few tracks.

The publicity bumph on the man's Web site says that, “He has DJ'd at over 300 plus parties and clubs, ranging from Los Angeles, Hawaii, Las Vegas, Fresno, San Francisco, Miami, and even internationally, in Taipei, Taiwan.”

Michael seems to be rather a low-key choice for Luxy, especially considering the programming concept is ground breaking in Taiwan, and that this is only the club's second Sabbatical. Indeed, the hype surrounding Fiasco seems to be missing for Michael. Time will tell.

Send an e-mail to junior.and.megan@gmail.com before 7pm tonight for a free pass to Michael's gig.

Three-time DMC DJ Team Championship winners C2C will show off their turntablist skills at Room 18 tonight and Club Peach tomorrow.

The group of four French scratch masters — Greem, Atom, Pfel and 20Syl — formed C2C in 1998.

They use their turntables as instruments, scratching and mixing in percussion and other sounds more commonly associated with traditional bands. For more information visit www.faze2agency.com.

Moving out of the concrete jungle, there's a beach party at Da-an beach resort tomorrow featuring Hawaii (12inch), Glenn (UFO Radio), Tommy (12inch and Blue Records and JJ. Entrance to the party which runs from 10pm until sunrise is a very reasonable NT$450.

The resort is at 1, Ln 86, Beishan Rd, Da-an Township, Taichung County (台中縣大安鄉福住村北汕路86巷1號). For more information including directions to the venue, visit www.daan-beach.com.tw.

Further south in Tainan at Fusion, tonight Fat Bo (progressive/Tribal House), Dakar (electro house), Ugly (nu breaks), Grant Stetski (speed garage) and Resee (tech trance ) are in the mix. Entrance is NT$250. The club is located at 483 Yonghua Rd Sec 2, Tainan City, Taiwan (台南市永華路二段483號), call (06)2930-9112 or visit www.fusion-lounge.com.tw.

In Kaohsiung at Cube its Dual Shock tomorrow with Stan W. vs Timothy (Whirl), Ugly vs. Grant Staski (Fusion) and JonB vs Satan (Cube). The party begins at 11pm and entrance is NT$500 for the lads and NT$400 for the ladies. The club is located at 31 Kaohsiung (高雄市海邊路31號) .

Revellers will be getting their kit off for the lads tomorrow at Fresh, which is throwing a nude party — from the waist up that is. Entrance is NT$300 for those who don't strip off; those that do will receive a free movie pass to see Where the Truth Lies, Atom Egoyan's tale of sex, drugs and murder starring Kevin Bacon, Colin Firth and Alison Lohman.

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