See the ‘Future Rising’ as Musicians, Artists Play at W Bangkok

Rook Floro performs in 2017 at his multimedia installation at Yenarkart Villa. Photo: Rook Floro / Courtesy

BANGKOK — New talents will come together for one night at a Bangkok hotel in the first edition of a platform celebrating musical and creative abilities of new generations.

Bangkok hip-hop venue Blaq Lyte will join forces with W Hotels and online music streaming platform Mixcloud to host Future Rising Wonderland, a one-night event that puts a spotlight on up-and-coming artists, musicians and DJs based in Bangkok.

Famous for competing in rap battle Rap Is Now, Maiyarap will show up along with rappers Ben Bizzy, Younggu and Nino to lead a production workshop where they will record and produce tracks live in front of the audience.

Sculptures, paintings and performances will come together as an art installation by Thai-Filipino artist Rook Floro, who will also discuss his inspiration behind the work.

The event will take place June 9 at W Bangkok. The hotel is located on Sathorn Road and can be reached from BTS Chong Nonsi. Admission is free.

The after-party will move to Woo Bar, sitting on the ground floor of the hotel, with DJ Wanton Witch, Eey and Memento taking over the decks for a wide range of music such as hip-hop, electronic, trap and underground.

Future Rising was first launched in 2016 as a month-long event in European and Middle Eastern cities such as Dubai, Istanbul, Amsterdam, Barcelona, London and St. Petersburg.