#newsoftheweek FESTIVALS VS CLUBS IN BALI 2015THE STORY SO FAR!
Busy season is well and truly underway in Bali but we cant help noticing a slight changing of the guard and times over recent weekends in Bali. With Sunny Side Up and Dreamfields both boasting massive lineups it seems numbers were considerably down while events which should of and historically sold out didn't do so? Is the whole festival trend on the decline? Has Ultra music's newest found home damaged some of the already established festivals or are people wanting to return to the underground and clubbing events?
While spending a few hours over the past few days browsing event photos, the general buzz online and checking out attendances it seems that most clubs are alive and enjoying the influx of tourists amid season 2015. Is Bali following suite with our closest neighbours Australia who have seen festival numbers decline over the past 12 months? Lets hope not! While the hype in 2015 and anticipation leading up to busy season has been immense it seems to date its not quite all it was going to be? Lots to be considered, maybe our visitors this year are more beach and relax mode orientated? Lets hope the next few weeks things really go into overdrive and inject that much needed tourist dollar into local business and some of the quieter clubs that haven't benefited from the recent number increase also get more visitors thru their doors!
#interviewoftheweek PAUL THOMAS Paul Thomas has been with global brand Godskitchen since 2004. He has had the worlds best play his production and he is a musical genius. It was a pleasure recently to catch up with Paul and get his take on progressive house vs trance, how he sees the current music industry and how he scored his residency with the superbrand that now has set up its latest home at Starks in Bali. Check out his latest top 5 and insider trading information on how he signs his records to super labels like Paul Van Dyke's Vandit recordings! Catch Paul Thomas this Saturday at Godskitchen Bali.
U P C O M I N G E V E N T S
AT SKY GARDEN
AT NIKKI BEACH CLUB
DR WILLIS & YUKI
AT JENJA FOYER
GODSKITCHEN AT STARKS
#albumoftheweek Dr . D r e C O M P T O N
With 'Straight Outta Compton' just dropping in movie format at a cinema near you most hip hop enthusiasts would be satisfied with recent release accolades but then put Dr Dre's first album in many years into equation and 2015 might be one of the biggest years to date for the genre and historical data. Titled 'Compton' this is Dre at his finest, collaborating with most of the current stars & once again 20 years later showing us why he has been at the top of his game for 3 generations. Impossible to pick a favourite as every tune is as unique as his past discography. 16 tunes and straight to #1 position itunes album chart!
#tuneoftheweek PELE & SHAWNEY
BETTER FOR MY BRAIN
Another huge release from the Snatch Camp and its not hard to see why from the DJ feedback in our feature on our website!
The vocal just fits the arrangement like a glove and screams straight up dancefloor mayhem!
Quirky stabbing sections with those tribal drums patterns - you can see that when label boss Riva Starr blasted this one thru his studio monitors for review he was signing this EP straight up.
Flip this one over to the AA 'The Guru' for two dope cuts that are without a doubt better for your brain! #dancewesaid
M O S T P O P U L A R I N T E R V I E W S & F E A T U R E S
Y E L L O W C L A WTALK TRAP MUSIC, BEATS & BUSINESS Its not secret there is a massive moving of the guard in what defines main stage festival music over the past 6 months. With the decline of EDM and the underground movement gaining more fans by the minute Yellow Claw have stuck to their guns and are coming out trumps. The dutch trio are true testament to hard work and dedication does pay of and now they are reaping the rewards! Defining their own sound and label in tow Barong Recordings, you will be hearing alot more about Yellow Claw in the future. Catch the Dutch trio mainstage Dreamfields this weekend and the interview on our website.
6 FESTIVAL TIPS & FORGET ME NOTS. Dont want to be that person that falls asleep on the beach before the sun goes down and the party really gets started? Carrying around way to much belongings to really enjoy your day? Paid way to much for your ticket? Missed that epic after party or up close and person show with your favourite DJ? Dont worry your not the first and wont be the last. Check out our 6 hot tips on how not to be left in the dark, all alone or ripped of on your next festival experience. Trust us we know, we all the wrong things many times and dont want you to learn the hard way to.
ULTRA MUSIC BALIDROPS ITS PHAZE 1 LINEUP Ultra Bali has released their phaze 1 lineup & the critics have been silenced. Superstars Skrillex, Alesso and Fedde Legrand while Bali favourite A-Track, Bass music legends Zeds Dead and progressive house top 100 duo Vicetone round out the first round annoucements. For those who didnt management to purchase a ticket before the record breaking sellout set in to dissapoint thousands take warning! Ultra music's CEO has assured us they have a long term contract in Bali and this is just the beginning so you know next year to grab your boarding pass before its once again to late.
BALI CLUBBING APP GOES LIVE After months of work, many late nights and lots of testing across all platform the most interactive gig guide and information portal for all things Bali Clubbing, Festivals, Events, Raving, Dancing and Partying is here in the form of the Bali Clubbing App. Make sure you download the all new app from the Apple App Store or Google Play and keep the weekend vibe alive no matter what time of the day or day of the week it is.
#musicmatters (more reviews from this week)
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