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Book Review: Zouk The Book

 

Back in 1990, underground music magazine Big-O prophesied "quiet excitement bubbling along the Singapore River". Along came Lincoln Cheng - the man who saw a grave need for entertainment catering to the youngsters, not that made for "credit-card holders",  or the type for "daddy uncools dancing with brown girls in the ring". 

So, in March 1991, Zouk was born. The dictionary would have you believe it is only a place "where there's booze, wonderful people, and good music". 

Zouk The Book tells you it is all that and more. The 192-page book, through a personal story-telling angle, traces the evolution of Zouk from a simple club dishing House music out of an abandoned warehouse in a deserted stretch of Jiak Kim Street by the river into a world-renowned Superclub bearing the made-in-Singapore stamp. 

Twelve years into its birth, Zouk continues to be about believing in the "lifestyle-giving energy of dance music, of dancing 'til you drop on the dancefloor, of a culture that frees your mind when your body grooves to the rhythm of a sublime beat" and more. 

As we flip through the pages, we learn Zouk was never intended for the "shirt & tie contingent", that it taught its followers the meaning of individuality - dressing outlandishly without feeling self-conscious.

We come away from the book entrenched in the knowledge that Zouk let a whole generation of youngsters discover the other life that they didn't know was outside them and emerge as "been-there-done-that" cool adults. 

And we find ourselves wishing we were younger again...

Zouk The Book comes with a CD-Rom, a poster designed by Xavier Teo, and a ZoukBot Toy designed by Dazed J for Toyworkz. Limited Edition copies include an additional LightBox designed by Sandra Kevarec.

A Book Review by Raymond Han. Zouk The Book, ISBN 981-04-8283-3, published by Zouk Media Pte Ltd, 17 Jiak Kim Street Singapore 169420. Tel: (65) 6738 2988 Fax: (65) 6738 3988.

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Wednesday
27 August 2003

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