Echoing the curved lines of the ceiling, the space is lined with sumptuous booths where guests can enjoy bottle service. As the night progresses, the luxurious space is lit by an enormous Rising Sun-inspired LED light installation. At the back of the venue is a VIP booth seating up to 15 guests, with its own entrance, and a separate, smaller dance floor where intimate performances will be held.
Bringing Yojimbo to life every night is DJ Aaron James. An international star, James has opened for iconic musicians including Elton John and Eminem and played alongside DJ favourites such as John Digweed, Mark Ronson and Alex Pall of The Chainsmokers.
In 2017, James moved to Hong Kong to step behind the decks at Yojimbo, where he will showcase his signature style mixing hip hop, trap, booty breaks, dancehall, electro rock and much more. Under the guidance of James and music director, Fab D. Verse, at least two DJs will play every night of the week, taking guests on a musical journey from 6pm to 5am.
At Yojimbo, James will work with DJs and musicians on concepts including “Samurai Night Fever” Saturdays, which will feature ghetto funk, electro rock and future house; “Discozilla” Wednesdays, a hypnotic combination of glitchy disco beats and indie nu disco; and “Harajuku Love Hotel” Thursday Ladies Nights, featuring a classic mix of hip-hop, soul, funk, house and techno.
Yojimbo’s DJs will have the best state-of-the-art sound system in Hong Kong at their disposal. Manufactured in Italy by K-Array, this dynamic clear six-speaker system delivers an enormous 24 kilowatts of power. Combined with a Model One Mixer, Yojimbo’s DJs will ensure that dancers never leave the floor. Yojimbo is the first club in Hong Kong to feature the Model One, a collaboration between Xone’s designer, Andy Rigby-Jones and Canadian Techno-legend Richie Hawtin.
Mixing up the drinks at Yojimbo is Alberto Aldave. Having previously worked at The Rivoli Bar at The Ritz London, where he impressed discerning cocktail lovers including Shirley Bassey and Madonna, Aldave has moved to Hong Kong to create refined cocktails to complement Yojimbo’s bold design and explosive music.