With such an affiliation to quality dance music (such as producer/DJ’s Sasha, Above & Beyond, James Grant, Tinlicker, Marsh, Ben Bohmer, Luttrel, Qrion, Digweed, Domonik Eulberg, and Deepdish; and labels like Last Night On Earth, Anjunadeep, K7, Platipus, BirdUP!, and Bedrock), the Farangbowl has always planned to establish its own night on the Island of Phuket.
This opportunity came about when the Bowl’s very own James Alexander came up with the name ‘Superlounge’ in a bid to fill an evident gap in Thailand’s dance music scene for a pre-club experience where guests can relax from 18:00 and listen to great sun set tunes that merge into serious foot tapping genres ranging from Electronica, Melodic House & Techno, Progressive House, Tech House, and Breaks.
“Music is life, and this is where it starts”.James Alexander – Farangbowl Magazine.
The venue for this auspicious occasion came about from a chance meeting between James Alexander and fellow Brits Aron and Charlie who are the owners of The White Elephant Pool bar on Rawai Beach road in Phuket.
The White Elephant is like a lounge bar establishment that Sonny Crocket and Tubbs wouldn’t look out of place in for it is not too dissimilar to the roofed outdoor section of a lavish Miami nightclub. Outdoor walls painted all white, the venue sports its own long swimming pool with ample low slung comfortable seating, a cozy bar set on a second raised level, and a pool table with plenty of space to swing a cat. There is also a private indoor area where you can watch TV, a movie, or get gaming on a console.
With Aron and Charlie onside, the date was set for Friday 24th February for the grand opening night of ‘Superlounge’. Posters and leaflets were made, and promotion got into full swing.
Opening tunes for the night came from the first up on the DJ line up Sal Saqueb who was previously resident at Time nightclub in Manilla. With a tremendous passion for Electronica, Melodic House & Techno, and Progressive House, Sal set the pace for the evening as guests arrived.
James Alexander was to follow building the sound and creating more energy prior to the headline DJ.
Delivering music from labels such as Anjunadeep, Lost & Found, Correspondant, Outtalimits, Replug, and Herzblut Recordings, James set about ‘Superlounges’ mission to educate people and get them into the sound and join the family.
The headline act was a very special talented young Thai lady called DJ Vanessa. The Bowl first saw her play at a Full Moon beach party on Tiger beach in Chalong last year.
Since then, she has gone on to play for some huge promoters like Magic Paradise and the incredibly popular Kolour. The latter took over Café Del Mar every Saturday for the month of February and Vanessa played for them every Saturday.
When Vanessa arrived, the energy changed. As James finished his set he got on the mic and introduced Vanessa to the crowd who were eagerly awaiting her music.
Receiving a very warm welcome with a round of applause, Vanessa got to work and the place started moving.
Two stage dancers also added to the occasion and got people in the mood for a boogie. Vanessa’s track selection was superb leaning on Disco, House, and Tech House vibes. The energy was awesome.
Everyone who attended has a great time and hopefully this set the stage for many ‘Superlounge’ events to come. “Music is life, and this is where it starts” said James Alexander.
Thank you to Aron and Charlie and all the staff at the White Elephant for helping to make this a night to remember.
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Thank you to Khun Run and Pai at Sayan Big Bike Rentals for loaning the Bowl the Yamaha R6. If anyone is interested in in renting a bike when in Thailand this would be a good place to start.
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Owner/Manager: James Alexander
Instagram ID: @superlounge.dance
IG Link: https://www.instagram.com/superlounge.dance/
White Elephant Genetics Dispensary
Owner/Manager: Aron and Charlie
Address: 57/45 Village No. 7, Rawai, Phuket 83130
Tel: 084 240 8420
Instagram ID: @whiteelephantgenetics
IG Link: https://www.instagram.com/whiteelephantgenetics/