Bangkok’s DJ scene is loud and proud, and September promises to be another busy month for club goers and party people of every persuasion.
On September 1st the Dutch EDM duo Glow In The Dark—Albert Harvey and Kevin Ramos—arrives in Bangkok for a gig at Levels (Sukhumvit Soi 11). The duo, who released their debut single ‘Electronic Life’ in 2010, became famous for their collaboration with David Guetta on the huge hit “Ain’t a Party”. This event, however, will indeed be a party, and things get underway at 9pm. Tickets are B350, including 1 drink.
On September 2nd the recently opened Space999 (Sukhumvit Soi 15) is hosting a Singles Masquerade Party, starting at 8pm and running till 2am (at least). Prepare for a night of mystery with other masked marauders, and move to the tech-house sounds of DJs Prosonus, and Adiero+Nukier. Admission is free, with drink specials from 8pm till 10pm, and complimentary snacks at 10pm. www.space999.com
On September 8, trailblazing DJ and producer Zimmer (Roche Musique) will be appearing at Live RCA (Rama 9 Rd). Raised both in France and California, this multi-talented musical stylist is best known for his tropical twists on house and disco favourites, and he brings with him enough good vibes to last the whole night long. He’s also been making a name through his blog-hit remixes, but catching him doing a live DJ set is not to be missed. The party starts at 9pm.
If you can’t make the trip to Koh Phangan this month, check out the Fullmoon Party at Asiatique, The Riverfront, which runs from September 8th to the 9th. This dance music festival, presented by Sangsom Thai whiskey, features eight different DJs performing over the course of two consecutive evenings. On Thursday night check out headliners Yellow Claw, a DJ team from Amsterdam, then on Friday get ready for headliner DJ Snake. Ticket prices range from B1,500 to B1,800, with special VIP passes priced at B2,800. Visit www.zaapparty.com for more info.
Later in the month the ‘EPIC Trance Series’ continues at Live RCA. On September 16th, starting from 9pm, Dutch trance and house music producer and DJ Mark Sixma will headline the party, playing the finest in progressive trance. He has toured globally alongside such performers as Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, and W&W, but this night the spotlight is on him alone.
Live RCA is also the spot for the city’s best throwdown on September 22nd when Hype Events brings London-based Stööki Sound to Bangkok for the very first time. Comprised of DJs Lukey and Jelacee, this UK duo creates truly unique sounds, blending their respective musical backgrounds in UK Bass, Grime, and Trap. The party kicks off at 9pm and definitely will not finish till late. Check out all this month’s Live RCA events at www.facebook.com/livercabangkok.
Finally, one of the city’s most anticipated water festivals—Waterzonic—returns to Bangkok, running from September 30th to October 1st. This will be the 3rd installment of Bangkok’s wettest and wildest EDM festival, and the 2-day event will be staged this year at SCG Stadium in Muangthong Thani. Headliners include Dash Berlin, a big name in EDM, trance and electro house genres, with its famous tracks like “Till the Sky Falls Down”, “When You Were Around”, and “Waiting”, and Fedde Le Grand, a Dutch house DJ and producer who rose to fame with the single “Put Your Hands Up For Detroit”. The 2-day pass tickets start from B2,900 for general admission, and from B4,500 for special VIP packages. www.waterzonic.com
By Pongphop Songsiriarcha