Since it opened its doors, Zouk has delivered an innovative and progressive clubbing environment, introducing Singapore to the world’s freshest dance music. As the pioneer clubbing institution in Singapore, Zouk was the first club to introduce House music, bravely steering away from the popular trend of Top 40s and retro playlists, establishing itself as a trailblazer in the industry
Since then, Zouk has played host to hundreds of top DJs and artists like Carl Cox, Avicii, Hardwell, Armin van Buuren, Paul Oakenfold, Danny Tenaglia, Sasha, Louie Vega, Luciano, Derrick May, John Digweed, Norman Cook, Laurent Garnier, Jeff Mills, Richie Hawtin, Sven Vath, Roger Sanchez, Ricardo Villolobos, Frankie Knuckles, Gilles Peterson, Nick Warren, Joe Clausell, Bjork, Chemical Brothers, Peaches, Primal Scream.
Now, Zouk’s resident DJs are also waves around the world and releasing their tracks on prestigious international labels, helping to spread the Zouk spirit and sound to all corners of the globe, one beat at a time.
The original Jiak Kim street building consisting of three warehouses built along the Singapore River in 1919 has seen much of Singapore’s modern history. When the club’s management tendered for the space, the buildings were dilapidated and roofless with crumbling walls. As part of its restoration, existing walls were conserved and new levels and compartments were added to create a modern interior. New timber trusses bolstered the roof while maintaining the traditional warehouse architecture of Singapore.
Zouk has since revamped itself many times, ensuring its relevance to every new generation. In September 2005, Zouk closed for a month and re-invested $7million on refurbishing the entire complex, from its facade to all its signature outlets: Zouk main room, Velvet Underground, Phuture and the Wine Bar.
Thee complex’s crown jewel, Velvet Underground, underwent a major revamp in October 2011 when it and was split into 2 distinct yet stunning rooms in the form of the Velvet Underground – Dance and Velvet Underground – Lounge. The former offering all the trappings of the best small room club in town, complete with video mapping projected onto fine art masterpieces alongside an LED-covered ceiling and wall while the latter brought exclusive bottle service partying to another level with arguably the prettiest Ultralounge in the world.
In July 2012 when Phuture underwent a million dollar revamp to install an eye-catching LED wall that spans the length of one wall, updated most of the furniture and added some new podiums.
This makeover was further recognized internationally when Velvet Underground won the both the “Commercial Interiors” and “Supreme Award” at the internationally renown Surface Design Awards 2013.
After 25 years of memories, Zouk moved from the iconic Jiak Kim complex to its new home at Clarke Quay.
Singapore’s definitive dance music festival, ZoukOut, takes on Hong Kong (Live Edition), Philippines (Boracay) and Japan (Summer Sonic)
Nightlife on the open sea with Zouk at Sea, and Zouk Beach onboard Genting’s luxury cruises, Genting Dream and World Dream (upcoming)
Drama Before The Party
The first of two new concepts at Clarke Quay, the move introduced pre-drinking playground, RedTail Bar
The reveal of the visually extravagant Capital; the second new outlet and Zouk’s new art-spotting space suited for the working crowd
Expansion plans in Resorts World Genting coming to fruition with the launch of RedTail Bar, amped with larger-than-life social games and Karaoke rooms
Empire in the Sky
The introduction of hip-hop themed club, Empire – aptly named, and designed to be reminiscent of the upscale lounges in New York
The Genting complex follows through with its very own Zouk club outlet, featuring state-of-the-art systems reflective of its Singapore predecessor
Hole In The Wall
Clarke Quay welcomes Queens, the new outlet for cocktail aficionados that pay homage to thehip-hop movement
Wine, Dine And Vibe
Debut of the Zouk Group’s first dining portfolio, FUHU, an Asian contemporary resto-bar offering traditional Chinese fare with a modern spin
Five Guys Mania
Zouk Group welcomes the newest addition to its portfolio of F&B concepts — cult-favourite American burger joint, Five Guys, slated to open in Singapore in the fourth quarter of 2019.
Global in Motion
The dream of taking on the global stage, and spreading the spirit of Zouk to new grounds with development plans for Las Vegas and three unique spaces on-board two 12,000 capacity ships on Dream Cruises.
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