March 16, 2005
I would have gotten completely lost in the darkness of the city, if not for the direction of my local friends. We headed to one of the famous night spots in the city, where a few nightclubs were located side by side or just across the road. A friend had reservations at the DJ Club (Koko), which apparently was one of the top clubs in the city at the time I was there. The club is located along a row of shop houses and has a spiral staircase leading up to the entrance. I would not have noticed it as a club except for the large fluorescent lights illuminating its name.
For the period I was in Guangzhou, I visited the DJ Club (Koko) about three times. The main area of the nightclub is actually quite small… it has a rather spacious bar, a small dance floor, a house DJ and a few sofa seats. Nevertheless, the club expands further in with two private karaoke lounges, and a second floor with plenty of tables and seats to accommodate their growing popularity. The color theme of the club is red… red chairs, red tables, red curtains, red walls… it’s just red, red, red everywhere!
The house DJ plays a mixture of trance, techno and R&B depending on the day of the week. Due to its popularity during the time I visited Guangzhou in 2004, the DJ Club usually gets crowded by midnight and can get pretty packed on weekends.
From journal Delights of Guang Zhou