This month, Bangkok’s DJ scene will be fired up with an impressive lineup of local and international spinmasters, who will be performing at a variety of venues in town, including waterparks and river cruises.
On October 7th, the 2016 edition of the city’s legendary Lush Music Festival returns to Bangkok with 32 performers—both DJs and live bands. Held at the Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit (30, Sukhumvit Soi 21), the festival transforms the entire hotel into a massive dance party with stages on five different floors. Ticket prices range from B700 to B1400 (includes 2 drinks before, or 1 drink after, 10pm), and a portion of the money raised will go to Thai environmental charity projects.
Also on October 7th, the first in this month’s series of events at Live RCA Bangkok (Rama 9 Rd) gets underway when UK-based drum and bass artist Commix makes his Bangkok debut at Phatfunk. The party kicks off at 9pm and runs until 2am, and tickets are B350 (including 1 drink). The following night, at the same venue, country girl turned nightlife nobility DJ Nakadia is making an appearance once again (fans who remember her performance at Kolour in the Park seven months ago know what all the fuss is about). Doors open at 9pm with a B300 entry fee. Don’t miss this chance to see Nakadia’s famous “All Night Long” set, or you’ll have to wait until next year to see her again!
Another highlight at Live RCA Bangkok this month is the comeback of Kartell, an outstanding talent among Paris’ electronic music scene. The show is on October 20th, and tickets are priced at B350. Expect a fresh touch on house music complemented with Nu-Disco and R&B groove, starting from 9pm. www.facebook.com/livercabangkok
On October 13th, Breda-based DJ and producer Kill the Buzz will be playing at Levels (Sukhumvit Soi 11). He’s performed at some of the world’s biggest music venues and festivals, including Tomorrowland, Solaris Music Festival Canada, Las Vegas’s Hakkasan, and Germany’s World Club Dome. Get set for cutting edge progressive and electro house at a party that lasts from 9pm until midnight. www.facebook.com/levelsclub
Another excellent October 13th event is the Sexy Nerd Party starting at 9pm at Mustache (544/5 Nathong Prachasongko, Ratchada Soi 7), featuring techno house and old school techno with DJs Adiero&Nukier and Blast. Entry is free, and although the dress code states “sexy nerd glasses” we’re sure pocket protectors are welcome too.
On October 15th join in on Karma Kamp, a unique 24 hour musical voyage into the wilderness. Held at a secret location 120km north of Bangkok, the event will feature a diverse mix of fire performers, projection artists, and DJs playing 24 hours of dub, funk, house, and everything in-between. Different types of accommodation as well as day-time activities will also be available, but be quick as there are only 150 tickets (proceeds support an environmental charity). www.facebook.com/karmaklique
Looking for a different nightlife experience? Why not get in on one of the two amazing river boat cruises set to take over the Chao Phraya River this month? On October 8th, Zound Cruize invites party goers to get on board and cruise downriver under the theme of ‘Mask Edition’. The event features a team of DJs, including Dee Iris, Marco Wong, Skinny Mark, Judy House Nation and Tong Apollo, as well as MC Joe Long. Tickets start at B1,000, and boarding takes place at Asiatique the Riverfront starting at 6pm. www.facebook.com/zoundcruize
Later this month, on October 22nd, the Chao Phraya rocks again when the neon-themed EDM Boat Party returns. Enjoy UV glow black light face and body paint while dancing the night away to the hi-energy sounds of DJs FaahSai, Paka, Mirinda TwoSway, NaNa, and more. Ticket prices start from B800, and the boat leaves at 8pm from Asiatique the Riverfront (returning at 1am). Facebook: EDM Boat Party
Finally, Jungle Water Park, the first and biggest EDM water park in Thailand, is having the fourth installation of their EDM Safari Pool Party on October 22nd, starting from noon and continuing until midnight. Headliners include DJs Gift OKB, Kinetic, Nui Leigo, and Sunzone, as well as stage performances from MC Dakota and MC Bizzo. Tickets are B499 for adults (includes 1 drink) and B200 for children. www.facebook.com/junglewaterparkedm