Summer in Bali is always smashing, and this June is no exception. From the best of DJ musical talent – Radio Slave, Pete Tong, and Patrick Topping, just to name a few – to Deus Bali’s much-loved Canggu festival, there’s plenty to see, do, and to keep you busy on the island of the gods this month.
Mike Wolf at Alternative Beach
Co-founder of Sol Passion Music – Hong Kong’s leading DJ and music production platform – Mike Wolf will be taking over Alternative Beach Canggu for a 4-hour DJ set of soul, funk, house, and techno vibin’. Known for his ability to seamlessly utilize 4 decks in his thoroughly crafted live remix sets, the Sydney-raised musician and producer has had numerous residencies and performances in Hong Kong’s best venues such as Drop and Volar, as well as festivals like Sonar and Clockenflap. Don’t miss out on Alternative’s 2 for 1 cocktail deal while you’re at it!
When: Saturday, 8 June 2019, 3pm-7pm
Where: Alternative Beach, Canggu
Entry: IDR 100k per person, tickets available at Pitstop outlet and online. IDR 150k at the door
Silver Rings Workshop
With the rise of creative workshop spaces all around Bali, the number creative workshops that comes with it is not a surprise. This month, Bisamake Makerspace – a crafty and creative space located in Seminyak – is hosting a silver stacked rings workshop, where six participants will be able to learn silversmith techniques and bring home their creation of silver rings! Spaces are that limited so book your spot now.
When: Saturday, 8 June 2019, 11am-1pm
Where: Bisamake Makerspace, Seminyak
Entry: IDR 250k per person, register via WhatsApp to +62 812 3778 7376. See here for more information.
Rise to IBIZA IN BALI
Get your pool party gear ready for Rise to IBIZA IN BALI, featuring a lineup of Bali’s rising electronic DJs, Shammui, Alexander Alar, and El Didion. The sunset party will be tuning along various genres of music such as melodic techno, deep house, progressive afro house, overlapped by sounds of drums, saxophone and trumpets. It will be one epic musical journey by the gorgeous aquarium pool facing the ocean.
When: Saturday, 1 June 2019, 4pm till late
Where: Ibiza In Bali, Jimbaran
Entry: Free, see here for more information
Live Jazz at the Z with Jeko Fauzy Trio
Wind down with some quality Italian food and a good dose of jazz with Jeko Fauzi Trio every Wednesday at Zibiru Restaurant this June. Jeko, the remarkable young jazz guitarist who trained as a classical musician, alongside Indra Gupta on bass and Iman Najib on drums, have been enchanting audiences in Bali’s jazz scene for years at intimate gigs and open mic sessions.
When: Every Wednesday in the month of June 2019, 7.30pm-10pm
Where: Zibiru Restaurant, Seminyak
Entry: Free entry, reservations recommended
Jenja x Sundance Bali presents: Radio Slave
Sundance Bali presents the homecoming of Berghain/Panorama Bar’s icon and resident, Matt Edwards (also known as Radio Slave) back at Jenja’s dance floor. The award-winning Berlin-based electronic music producer and DJ is widely recognised as one of the greatest remixers ever. Expect a night of loopy and hypnotic house and techno tunes and, in celebration of his birthday, the party in themed “Life In Techno Colours”!
When: Saturday, 15 June 2019, 10pm till late
Where: Jenja, Kuta
Entry: IDR 150k per person, available here. IDR 250k per person at the door.
Deus 9ft & Single Surf, Art, Film & Music Fest 2019
It’s that time of the year again! Nine times the charm, the Deus ‘9ft & Single’ long weekend of art, music, film & surf will feature daytime beach festivities including The Deus Bali Fish Fry and The Deus Womp Comp, while evening happenings you can expect include band performances, art exhibitions (Lookback & Layback by Andrew Wellman) and Sunday’s Wrap Up Party. Late night pizza snackers and special drinks will be available all weekend long at the restaurant.
When: Thursday to Sunday, 13-16 June 2019
Where: Deus Bali, Canggu
Entry: Free, reservations for dining highly recommended
Patrick Topping at Ulu Cliffhouse
Look forward to another epic house and techno voyage at Uluwatu’s infamous cliffside stage! Topping is known for having adorned the lineup of global music festivals such as Coachella, Awakenings, Ultra, and Tomorrowland, as well as further remixes for Calvin Harris and Booka Shade. Expect an award-wining DJ set featuring Topping’s original remixes in the likes of Tasty On The Cobbles and Clamped, from 4pm til’ drop.
When: Sunday, 16 June 2019, 4pm till late
Where: Ulu Cliffhouse, Uluwatu
Entry: IDR 200k per person, available here.
Vue presents Télépopmusik
Following their Sash Bali Open Air even earlier in the month, Vue Beach Club is hosting yet another major gig, this time featuring Christophe Hetier’s – Anti-Pop of the legendary French electronic trio, Télépopmusik – DJ set. On top of songs from their globally celebrated albums such as Angel Milk and Genetic World, Anti-Pop will be gracing the open-air dance floor with elegant sounds such as Télépopmusik’s Grammy nominated single Breathe and his personal bewildering electronic tunes.
When: Sunday, 23 June 2019, 4pm-10pm
Where: Vue Beach Club, Canggu
Entry: IDR 150k per person, available here. IDR 200k per person at the door
Batik Week: Exploring Batik & Natural Dyes
Dive deep into the world of Batik making with Threads Of Life’s weeklong workshop with five days of studio time learning about existing batik practices and a new fibre form, through creative activities and detailed field research of Indonesia’s ancient natural dye traditions. The workshop is limited to 10 participants only, though beginners through to advanced practitioners are welcome, one and all.
When: Sunday to Saturday, 16 – 22 June 2019
Where: Umajati Retreat, Ubud
Entry: From US$665 per person, see here for more information and registration
Phoenix Sundays with Pete Tong
OMNIA Beach Club’s June calendar is looking incredibly busy, but some gigs stand out more than others – like the Phoenix Sundays edition starring English DJ, producer and BBC1 broadcaster Pete Tong. With original mixes such as Time For Love as well as his remarkable collaborative playlists with the likes of John Monkman and Andrea Oliva, Tong is known for being one to rock dancefloors with his ‘classical’ house and techno tunes, often his selection of old school disco as well. Look out for “Sake & Sound” sessions in the OMNIA lounge with their resident DJs for an after party in the evening!
When: Sunday, 23 June 2019, 11am till late
Where: OMNIA, Uluwatu
Entry: IDR 250k, available here.
Top Image: Ibiza in Bali