DJ Harvey has opened a new nightclub in Bali, Klymax Discotheque.
In a post to Instagram, the beloved DJ announced the club would be opened “without pre-hype or grand gesture on NYE,” with DJ Harvey himself playing open till close.
“I’m on my way to Bali where since pre-pandemic I’ve been quietly working on building my own club from the ground to sound. It will open on NYE, and I’ll play all night long.”
Enlisted by beach club-turned-creative-haven; Desa Potato Head, DJ Harvey told Instagram plans had been five years in the making.
The club is the centre of numerous creative and musical endeavours on the island, including studio, Headstream.
When designing Klymax, DJ Harvey worked with Potato Head to put "his lifetime of expertise" into creating a space that prioritises sound.
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Creative Director Dan Mitchell told Mixmag, “Usually you have a space and put a sound system in it…but we had the luxury of being able to design the sound with the space holistically.”
With a capacity of 400, the space features a sprung dance floor, floor-to-ceiling perforated wood panelling, and a customised sound system hand-designed by DJ Harvey and sound engineer George Stavro.
The programming for January includes international names such as Tornado Wallace, Nina Kraviz, Jane Fitz, Carl Craig, and Bali-based DJs such as Dita, Seabass, and Gero.
Aiming for a consistent line-up of quality talent, Klymax hopes that club-goers will “forego lineups and feel comfortable just turning up at Klymax knowing that the music they will be fed will be consistently excellent.”
From floor to ceiling to sound, Klymax is a curated experience. Speaking on DJ Harvey’s attention to detail, Dan Mitchell told Mixmag, “If you want to put a disco ball up, he'll [DJ Harvey] tell you that you can't have a disco ball up unless there is a certain amount of dust on it because apparently when you have dust on a disco ball, it gives off a softer light than if it were freshly polished.”
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