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Last weekend was all about Ultra Festival at Café del Mar. The music was really quite atrocious, well most of it, but the fun times came in over-sized bags. Yes, it was definitely good times all round and the crowd turned up in force, too. I must say it is not easy putting on big […]

Editorial. This week in Bali.

Last weekend was all about Ultra Festival at Café del Mar. The music was really quite atrocious, well most of it, but the fun times came in over-sized bags. Yes, it was definitely good times all round and the crowd turned up in force, too. I must say it is not easy putting on big […]
So, David Trauts and friend are back in the centre of Kuta to find out what’s going on in the original nightlife hub of Bali. This is part two of our exploratory search into the unknown of Kuta nightlife.  It was now Saturday night and we sat down right in the middle of the action, […]

Kuta Nightlife Now Part 2

So, David Trauts and friend are back in the centre of Kuta to find out what’s going on in the original nightlife hub of Bali. This is part two of our exploratory search into the unknown of Kuta nightlife.  It was now Saturday night and we sat down right in the middle of the action, […]
You could call this week…. busy. To begin with a major international electronic music festival, Ultra Beach Bali is coming to town for two nights and starts on Thursday and continues through Friday. It is being held at Café el Mar in the Batubelig/South Berawa area. The set-up is enormous (well, it was last year […]

Editorial. This week in Bali.

You could call this week…. busy. To begin with a major international electronic music festival, Ultra Beach Bali is coming to town for two nights and starts on Thursday and continues through Friday. It is being held at Café el Mar in the Batubelig/South Berawa area. The set-up is enormous (well, it was last year […]
David Trauts heads to Kuta on a Friday night to check the nightlife and to find out what’s happening down there right now.  Kuta, what a place! It has everything you need for a great holiday; hotels, a beautiful white sand beach, restaurants and bars all over the district, and it’s right next to the […]

Kuta Nightlife Now 01

David Trauts heads to Kuta on a Friday night to check the nightlife and to find out what’s happening down there right now.  Kuta, what a place! It has everything you need for a great holiday; hotels, a beautiful white sand beach, restaurants and bars all over the district, and it’s right next to the […]
The season has begun. Well, that’s according to ‘the home of techno’ in Seminyak, Red Ruby, as they will be holding a party this Saturday night with the name ‘Season Launch Party’. And I suppose you would have to agree with them. It’s almost June, the sun is shining, the weather’s great, and tourist numbers […]

Editorial. This week in Bali.

The season has begun. Well, that’s according to ‘the home of techno’ in Seminyak, Red Ruby, as they will be holding a party this Saturday night with the name ‘Season Launch Party’. And I suppose you would have to agree with them. It’s almost June, the sun is shining, the weather’s great, and tourist numbers […]
Nakadia is on the way back to Bali and Red Ruby next month. We thought it must be time for a quick chat with Thailand’s greatest export in electronic music. She’s now gigging her way around South East Asia and South America for the next month or so, but has been living in Berlin, Germany […]

Nakadia. Asia’s Techno Queen

Nakadia is on the way back to Bali and Red Ruby next month. We thought it must be time for a quick chat with Thailand’s greatest export in electronic music. She’s now gigging her way around South East Asia and South America for the next month or so, but has been living in Berlin, Germany […]
Special guest Lithuanian DJ producer, Ten Walls will be playing at Tropical Temptation with Mantra People this Friday. After having a smash worldwide hit in the clubs in 2014, “Walking with Elephants” he went on a somewhat forced hiatus for almost a decade after speaking his mind a little too candidly, but now Ten Walls […]

Editorial. This week in Bali.

Special guest Lithuanian DJ producer, Ten Walls will be playing at Tropical Temptation with Mantra People this Friday. After having a smash worldwide hit in the clubs in 2014, “Walking with Elephants” he went on a somewhat forced hiatus for almost a decade after speaking his mind a little too candidly, but now Ten Walls […]
De La Noise hits the ground running! We noticed DJ De La Noise pop up out of nowhere recently and all of a sudden seemed to be playing all over town. This is all in the last week. I’m not kidding. I thought this guy must be a mover and shaker – let’s check him […]

What’s all the Noise.

De La Noise hits the ground running! We noticed DJ De La Noise pop up out of nowhere recently and all of a sudden seemed to be playing all over town. This is all in the last week. I’m not kidding. I thought this guy must be a mover and shaker – let’s check him […]
The weather on the island right now is nothing less than amazing.  May/June is always the best time of the year, weather-wise, and after all those months of it being super hot, it is such a relief to have the good weather back again. 3o degrees, blue skies and light winds. A great place to […]

Editorial. This week in Bali.

The weather on the island right now is nothing less than amazing.  May/June is always the best time of the year, weather-wise, and after all those months of it being super hot, it is such a relief to have the good weather back again. 3o degrees, blue skies and light winds. A great place to […]
DJ Harvey is the resident DJ at Klymax Discotheque, Potato Head for the next month of Saturdays. The DJ, producer and global scene provocateur took the controls of the booth he helped to design, kicking off the residency last Saturday night and will be behind the dials for the next three consecutive weekends from 18 […]

DJ Harvey: All Night Long

DJ Harvey is the resident DJ at Klymax Discotheque, Potato Head for the next month of Saturdays. The DJ, producer and global scene provocateur took the controls of the booth he helped to design, kicking off the residency last Saturday night and will be behind the dials for the next three consecutive weekends from 18 […]
ULTRA Beach Bali 2024 is on the way back to the island for the sixth time this year and looks like being the best edition yet. ULTRA Beach Bali will be held at Café dal Mar in the Canggu area on Thursday, June 6 and Friday, June 7, 2024. This will be first time the […]

ULTRA Beach Bali 2024 is ready to go

ULTRA Beach Bali 2024 is on the way back to the island for the sixth time this year and looks like being the best edition yet. ULTRA Beach Bali will be held at Café dal Mar in the Canggu area on Thursday, June 6 and Friday, June 7, 2024. This will be first time the […]
We were busy last week. Maybe you noticed, as nowadays the LIVE Instagram feed is being activated at just about every venue we visit around town, for better or for worse. You never know what’s going to happen next when you press that LIVE button, however, it is kinda fun and I hope you enjoy […]

Editorial. This week in Bali.

We were busy last week. Maybe you noticed, as nowadays the LIVE Instagram feed is being activated at just about every venue we visit around town, for better or for worse. You never know what’s going to happen next when you press that LIVE button, however, it is kinda fun and I hope you enjoy […]
This week with … CLEM WEISS The basics. Where are you from and how old are you? FRANCE, PARIS. I am 27. How long you been in Bali? I’ve been in Bali for 2 years. How did you first get into electronic music? Like, was there a certain moment it all made sense? My brother Ben […]

Friday Q&A with a Bali resident. Clem Weiss

This week with … CLEM WEISS The basics. Where are you from and how old are you? FRANCE, PARIS. I am 27. How long you been in Bali? I’ve been in Bali for 2 years. How did you first get into electronic music? Like, was there a certain moment it all made sense? My brother Ben […]
Last Saturday night we dropped over to La Brisa, which was popping with the grinding beats of the No Request show and La Brisa’s new laser light extravaganza on the dance floor. It was packed. The crowd was a friendly bunch, too, with good spirits all around. We had a great time boogying to the […]

Editorial. This week in Bali

Last Saturday night we dropped over to La Brisa, which was popping with the grinding beats of the No Request show and La Brisa’s new laser light extravaganza on the dance floor. It was packed. The crowd was a friendly bunch, too, with good spirits all around. We had a great time boogying to the […]
This week with … B455 (BASS) or Nyoman Bhaskara Yuda The basics. Where are you from? Asli Bali. I’m originally from Bali. How old are you and how long you been in Bali? I’m 26. I was born here. Single or hooked up? I’m in a relationship! How did you first get into electronic music? […]

Friday Q&A with a Bali resident, B455

This week with … B455 (BASS) or Nyoman Bhaskara Yuda The basics. Where are you from? Asli Bali. I’m originally from Bali. How old are you and how long you been in Bali? I’m 26. I was born here. Single or hooked up? I’m in a relationship! How did you first get into electronic music? […]
There is so much hip hop and afro music going on nowadays around Bali. Have you noticed? Just about every club has an urban, hip hop or afro night and many new clubs opening only feature this style of music. It would appear the younger generation are the ones pushing this drive to the urban, […]

Editorial. Wednesday 24 April, 2024

There is so much hip hop and afro music going on nowadays around Bali. Have you noticed? Just about every club has an urban, hip hop or afro night and many new clubs opening only feature this style of music. It would appear the younger generation are the ones pushing this drive to the urban, […]
We didn’t see much Lebaran activity this year. Lebaran is the Muslim annual holidays after Idul Fitria and normally, it’s one of the busiest times of year, packed with people and cars on the island from all over the archipelago, but, from what I saw, not this year. It is said that the ongoing war […]

Editorial. Wednesday 17 April

We didn’t see much Lebaran activity this year. Lebaran is the Muslim annual holidays after Idul Fitria and normally, it’s one of the busiest times of year, packed with people and cars on the island from all over the archipelago, but, from what I saw, not this year. It is said that the ongoing war […]
Work hard, Play hard, is not a bad mantra. It basically keeps me alive. Wednesday night we were out and about in the clubs, seeing what was going on with the start of Idul Fitri. Some places were quiet, as expected, but others were firing on all cylinders. We tried the new Malverde near La […]

Editorial. Friday 12 April

Work hard, Play hard, is not a bad mantra. It basically keeps me alive. Wednesday night we were out and about in the clubs, seeing what was going on with the start of Idul Fitri. Some places were quiet, as expected, but others were firing on all cylinders. We tried the new Malverde near La […]
Drunken Kong will be back at Red Ruby Saturday, 20 April. If you like your beats harder than granite, melodies haunting and your times spent euphoric you gotta be there. The Beat caught up with Drunken Kong to find out where they’re at right now.  But First Some History. The couple met at a party […]

Drunken Kong One More Night in Bali

Drunken Kong will be back at Red Ruby Saturday, 20 April. If you like your beats harder than granite, melodies haunting and your times spent euphoric you gotta be there. The Beat caught up with Drunken Kong to find out where they’re at right now.  But First Some History. The couple met at a party […]
You would have to say the wet season arrived late this year. The rain last night (Weds night) was very reminiscent of something we’d get in the middle of the rainy season, which this year never really arrived. And after last year’s driest dry season I can recall after almost 3 decades living here, I […]

Editorial Thursday 3 April

You would have to say the wet season arrived late this year. The rain last night (Weds night) was very reminiscent of something we’d get in the middle of the rainy season, which this year never really arrived. And after last year’s driest dry season I can recall after almost 3 decades living here, I […]
I can’t believe how expensive everything is nowadays. Not just the nightlife but also going down to the grocery shop and buying essentials. Some of the supermarkets seems to put up their prices every time I visit and I must say it is getting ridiculous. Even last week I had someone pointing out that they […]

Editorial Friday 29 March

I can’t believe how expensive everything is nowadays. Not just the nightlife but also going down to the grocery shop and buying essentials. Some of the supermarkets seems to put up their prices every time I visit and I must say it is getting ridiculous. Even last week I had someone pointing out that they […]
It is a bit slow around the island at the moment as we get ourselves out of the wet season (the wet season that never really happened) and back into the dry season. Sure, there are some touros around the traps, but there could be so many more. This weekend the season starts at El […]

Editorial Thursday 21 March

It is a bit slow around the island at the moment as we get ourselves out of the wet season (the wet season that never really happened) and back into the dry season. Sure, there are some touros around the traps, but there could be so many more. This weekend the season starts at El […]
This week with Valy Mo The basics. Where are you from? I come from the border between France & Germany. How old are you? Currently 32. How long you been in Bali? 1 year and a half. How did you first get into electronic music? Like, was there a certain moment it all made sense? […]

Friday Q&A with a Bali resident

This week with Valy Mo The basics. Where are you from? I come from the border between France & Germany. How old are you? Currently 32. How long you been in Bali? 1 year and a half. How did you first get into electronic music? Like, was there a certain moment it all made sense? […]
Nyepi has come and gone and we welcome the new Balinese year. I hope you all had a great time chasing ogoh-ogoh (as you see above, a bit wet in Kerobokan), relaxing, meditating or partying, whatever rocked your boat. Nyepi normally signals the start of the dry season, but since we had such a lame […]

Editorial. Thursday 14 March.

Nyepi has come and gone and we welcome the new Balinese year. I hope you all had a great time chasing ogoh-ogoh (as you see above, a bit wet in Kerobokan), relaxing, meditating or partying, whatever rocked your boat. Nyepi normally signals the start of the dry season, but since we had such a lame […]