Phi-b, one of the best Friday nightspots in Central, has just announced its new DJ line-up and it seems to be a changing of the guard, with the harder beats of recent times being replaced by a vanguard of new, jazzed-up talent. 'Our music used to be quite hard but now we want to have more jazzy, funky music,' says Phil Murphy, general manager of Phi-b. 'There are a lot more places you can go for banging music.' Top of the list will be the sounds of hip hop and drum'n'bass, to cash in on their current dancefloor popularity. 'Many young people are back on school vacation and they are very into this sort of music,' Murphy says. 'This is the type of music that can be heard overseas easily but usually not in Hong Kong.' He also hopes that the new line-up will create a different atmosphere each night. The changes include DJ Eric Byron spinning hip hop and DJ Johnathan in charge of the drum'n'bass set. 'We will also have more guest DJs coming in,' says Murphy. Happy Valley's Pink Mao Mao is luring crowds of clubbers on Wednesdays, when the night's production company G-Spot opens its Candy Store. DJ Gilbert and friends spin funky house with plenty of early classics thrown in through until 5am. The emphasis is on fun. Nick Warren, Goldie (above) and DJ SS will be joined by Warren G and MC GQ at Way Out East's latest party Summer Madness on September 8 at Kowloon Bay's HITEC. This international line-up makes it the not-to-be-missed event of the summer. Warren is a top DJ, Goldie is one of the pioneers of the drum'n'bass movement, while DJ SS's album Black And Lighter is essential listening. MCs Warren G and MC GQ also promise a good show, along with support from local boys DJ Tommy, Joel Lai, Blackjack and many more. Tickets $460 advance, available at all HMV stores.