From a trance party in a Roman temple to Japanese beat-boxing, this weekend offers something for everyone.


FRIDAY: Transmission Thailand – BITEC Bang Na

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Prague’s esteemed Transmission Festival touches down Friday to rock some socks off with a giant Roman stage design, jaw dropping laser light show and state-of-the-art Funktion One sound system shipped over from Europe. Bringing sound to the the spectacle are DJs Markus Schulz, Aly & Fila and Ferry Corsten’s trance project Gouryella. Early bird tickets are sold out, but the last of the Tier1 GA tickets are available online. Tickets at the door will be 3200 baht, but get there early because they will sell out fast.

The event starts at 6pm on Friday at BITEC in the Bang Na district of Bangkok.


Thai Break pres. Dapayk & Padberg, Einzelkind and more – Whiteline

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Known for parties at Koh Mak and Berlin, the Thai Break crew bring their vibes to Whiteline for a night of ubercool german electronic grooves. The crew are doing it up big time and will take over both floors at the Silom Road venue. The impressive line-up includes some of Germany’s most renowned DJs and artists: Dapayk & Padberg will play a live set, Einzelkind b2b Markus Fix, Teenage Mutants, Niko Shwind, Dominic D’Agnelli b2b Meat and Pete Kaltenburg.

Doors open at 10pm on Friday. Entry is 400 baht and includes one drink.


SATURDAY: Electronic Holi – The Overstay

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Hindu festival Holi is like Songkran, but instead of water, revelers also throw colored powder. This year, the friendly folks at The Overstay are throwing their version of the festival and have invited an eclectic group of DJs who will shower the crowd with dubwise rhythms and psychedelic trance. Get in touch with your chakra with the help of Woofa and Zatkid (Filthy Solid crew), the Bangkok Riddim Syndicate, Yoshiharu and Goa Gummy.

The event starts at 8pm on Saturday. Entry is 100 baht and includes colored powder.


Tao Festival Pre-Party – Mustache Bar

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Before the Koh Tao Festival takes place later this month, head to Mustache Bar for a sand-free pre-party. That’s right, Mustache is back, so expect to groove until the wee hours of the morning with techno beats supplied by Fundamental Harmonics (Detour Records), DJ Will (Kontraband) and Jack Haze.

Entry is free. Doors open at 10pm on Saturday.


Propa Vibe$ BKK – Whiteline

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The worldwide phenomenon that is Reggae has found its way into the dance floors of Bali, an island with a very strong music scene. Repping the dubwise sound in Bali for over two years strong are DJ Strictly Blazin’ and Sticky Keys, aka the Propa Vibe$ crew. The two will rock Whiteline’s upper floor alongside the UK’s Vibe Sound System. The crew also play a variety of Soca, Afrobeat and DnB selections.

Entry is free; doors open at 9pm on Saturday.


Sake + Sound – Orihara Shoten

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Those in the mood to groove to something different should check this gig out. Champion beat boxer Kyo Sakurai mimics beats, basslines and melodies using only his mouth. In his performances, he beatboxes tracks that can range from hip-hop to dub. He’s played to audiences all over the world and is set to amaze folks when he performs live at Orihara Shoten, a sake bar in Soi Sukhumvit 63 aka Ekkamai. He’ll also be joined by the Giant Swing Crew and 52HZ, who will supply beats after Kyo’s performance.

The show starts at 8pm on Saturday and continues until 1am. Entry is 200 baht and includes a glass of sake.