Kennedy – 珠海莲笙创始人－Owner, L.S. Club, Zhuhai.
DB: 身为DJ的你，是什么让您决定开莲笙Club? At DB we know you as a DJ, what made you decide to start L.S. Club?
The idea to start L.S. Club has always been in our minds. We have been DJ’s for many years and always tried to find a place where we can display our own specific style. And now, we finally realised our goal. L.S. Club allows us to reach people to let them get to know our own understanding of music. We wanted to open a club that has profundity in all its aspects: like music, f&B and design. L.S. Club acts as a music interchange platform where we serve wonderful wine and food in a beautiful scenery which warmly welcomes music lovers and guests to have a great time together.
DB: 做了DJ那么多年，你把以前做DJ的经验用在经营这个莲笙Club上吗？Being a DJ for many years, which aspects from those years of experience contributed to L.S. Club as it is now?
During my years as a DJ, I have visited many regions for my performances. In 1997, I arrived in Zhuhai and played my repertoire in the YESTERDAY. YESTERDAY used to be a fantastic platform for me to learn new things because, at this club, I could experiment with many new music genres. I also continued learning in some big and advanced clubs or by taking part in DJ competitions. For instance, I went to some famous clubs in Shanghai to further enhance my music knowledge and develop my own style. In 2001, I was awarded as the winner in the“China DJ Competition”, which was a great recognition for my years of effort in this scene. After that, I continued to explore new genres and saw new possibilities to perform. Eventually, I came back to Zhuhai with loads of experience in my pocket and decided to bring something new here. Nowadays, there are emerging many good clubs in Zhuhai, which brings along a variety on new DJ’s with their own style. However, being already in the scene for so long, I wanted to have my own platform, which evidently turned out to be L.S. Club. It allows me to play my own music and share our experiences and ideas with others alike.
DB: 在莲笙Club，客人可以听到什么样的音乐（风格）呢？What kind of music can we expect at L.S. Club?
At L.S Club, we don’t have particular rules on what music we should play or how we should play it, but we always preferred our music to be exquisite and understated. However, if there is a good singer or a good song, we welcome them. For the music style, we tend to prefer Deep House with depth and has a story to tell. As for our guests, we want to give them something different they can’t find in any other bars and clubs. In order to do so, we arrange different music performances in L.S. club. For example, we organise early shows where we invite singers to perform live at the stage and late show where DJ’s will play their tracks. As you can see, we are quite flexible; music styles in L.S Club will not remain the same but adapt through time which means there will always be diversity. Furthermore, on Friday and Saturday, we will have our party night and some excellent DJ’s will join in to party with the guests.
DB: 目前莲笙目标观众有哪些？What’s the target audience of L.S. Club?
L.S Club mainly attracts a middle-aged audience, in particular, music fanatics and guests who have a background as a DJ. We also have other guests such as office workers who want to escape the hustle from work now and again to relief themselves and L.S. Club offers them such a place. But in the end, people from every walk of life are welcome here at L.S. Club.
DB: 莲笙的位置选址十分到位，坐拥山水，湖亭环绕，但是也相对隐蔽，当初您为什么会找到并选择这么一个地方？ The location has a great atmosphere with a beautiful lake view. However, it’s pretty hidden. Why did you choose this particular location?
It took us a long time before we found a venue that perfectly matches our ideal. When we found this site in the New Yuanming Palace, everything felt into place. The name of our club “L.S.” stands for something special to us. The “L” (Lian) – “lotus”, means “Live in the silt but not imbrued” in Chinese, and this venue happens to have a lotus pond and a bamboo grove. The “S” – “Sheng” refers to one of the oldest instruments in China, known to give people a sense of peace and relaxation. That is why we are beyond happy to own this venue which is not only consistent with our concept but also brings tranquility and ease to people.