By now, most music and festival fans in Asia, if not the world, have heard about Wonderfruit. The stunning and inimitable pictures and videos shared with the world from its first three iterations paint a picture of idyllic festival spirited by a hedonistic yet eco-friendly ethos. Ask anybody who has been and it will be up there in the top three festivals they have ever been to. But then there are those that haven’t been and every year when the line-up is released, conversations kick up about how the line-up is weak and not worthy of the effort. Full disclosure: I was one of them.
On most days, it's hard to avoid the reach of electronic music. It's on every stage around the world and playing constantly on radio airwaves, but the one medium that's curiously managed to avoid a lasting electronic impression is television.
Anyone with a tasteful eye on Asia and Instagram has likely seen postcard perfect photos of Sri panwa floating around the matrix. More than just a dream destination for every travel and fashion blogger on the the gram, the unabashedly opulent pool villa resort sits high atop Cape Panwa on the southernmost point of Phuket and is also where artists like Skrillex and Snoop go to decompress and occasionally even play very intimate and exclusive shows. The resort is spirited by the Baba brand that has developed into Thailand’s answer to a seductive yet sophisticated beach club that brings with it enough style and swagger to beckon some of the world’s top artists but remains accessible enough for you and I.
More often than not we get asked for record shop recommendations that are unique and cultural over popular and electronic music specific. So we tapped into nine different cities in Asia, found an artist in each whose opinion we respected and had them spill their secrets. Here is what we found:
It's time to open the dance music history books.