As we enter the height of summer of the Northern hemisphere, island dwellers and holiday makers can look forward to international DJs jetting into town and exciting themed parties. Ubud’s very own Jazz festival is also returning for its 5th edition this month – there’s no better time to be on the Island of the Gods, we reckon!

Phoenix Sundays x Rainforest Pavilion with D’Julz

The Rainforest Pavilion crew is returning to OMNIA Bali for another round of their trademark conscious clubbing experience. With a message to spread awareness about rainforest preservation to the party people. Experience a day of sunshine adorned with rainforest themed décor and installations against the gorgeous backdrop of Uluwatu cliffs, all complemented by an epic lineup of DJs including the legendary D’Julz (France), Alex Joy, Halim Ardie, and Phoenix resident Andy Chunes.

When: Sunday, 5 August 2018, from 11am

Where: OMNIA, Uluwatu

Entry: Register for guest list or book VIP tables here.

Ubud Village Jazz Festival 2018

The Agung Rai Museum of Art is hosting yet another spectacular music festival: the fifth edition of the Ubud Village Jazz Festival 2018. Indonesian musician Yuri Mahatma and Festival Director Anom Darsana have curated an exciting lineup of both international and local Jazz musicians such as Ade Irawan’s Good Fellas (ID), Benny Green Trio (USA), Emilia Schnall & Underground Jazz Movement (AUS-ID), and Insula (FR). A must for jazz lovers in the region!

When: Fri-Sat, 10 – 11 August 2018

Where: ARMA Museum & Resort, Ubud

Entry: From Rp. 500,000 for a one day pass, tickets available here.

Da Maria Finestra x Mauricio Alpizar

For a fashionable night out, Italian restaurant Da Maria will be playing host to Australia designer Mauricio Alpizar and his latest Spring/Summer collection. The Revival Collection prints are inspired by immortal iconic music legends such as David Bowie, Prince, Jim Morrison, Freddy Mercury, Whitney Houston, and Michael Jackson. The collection, alongside BE CUBED NY accessories, will be available at Da Maria’s pop up shop all August and September.

When: Thursday, 9 August 2018, 8pm-2am

Where: Da Maria, Petitenget

Entry: Free, more information here.

1st Birthday x Metto Monday

If you missed their first year celebration, fret not. Luigi’s usual Metto Monday is back with a vengeance. In collaboration with Bali’s rising local collective PNNY Crew, expect the hottest tunes alongside happy hour pizza (Rp. 50,000 each) and drinks (Rp. 50,000). Best part? It’s happening every Monday till 28 August 2018.

When: Monday, 6 August 2018, 5pm-12am

Where: Luigi’s Hot Pizza, Canggu

Entry: Free, more information here.

Tropical Miami Vice – Pool Party

Put on your best Miami Vice – themed outfit for yet another highly anticipated pool party by the folks at 69Slam and La Brisa. This time, they’re spicing things up with flamingos, face painters, photo booth, and piñatas full of 69 Slam merchandise. Head down early for free drinks 4pm-5pm and dance the night away to Miami tunes by headliner Mousse T (Germany), Morris Levis & Jimmy Rougerie (live sax), Manu L, and more!

When: Saturday, 4 August 2018, 4pm-4am

Where: La Brisa, Canggu

Entry: Free, more information here.

AMTRAC

Looking forward to the next #DJHappening at Woobar? Wait no longer. American producer, DJ, musician and part-time vocalist AMTRAC (aka Caleb Cornett) is jetting into town. Armed with remarkable dance/electronic remixes such as a recent release of ‘Old Times’ remixes featuring the likes of Juan Maclean and Gerd Janson, as well as his original tracks such as ‘Companions’ and ‘Escalator’, AMTRAC will be working the dance floor with his driving funk-infused set.

When: Saturday, 18 August 2018, 10pm-4am

Where: Woobar, Seminyak

Entry: Free, more information here.

Vice x Potato Head: Kamasi Washington

Following the banging second day of their Sunny Side Up Festival through August, Potato Head has decided not to stop the party just yet. As part of their biannual collaboration with edgy international publication Vice, American saxophonist Kamasi Washington and his 12-piece band is set to join in the fun. Joining forces with highly accomplished local talents soon to be announced, Kamasi and his band will guarantee you a jazztastic evening of heartfelt funk tunes.

When: Saturday, 25 August 2018

Where: Potato Head Beach Club, Seminyak

Entry: Rp. 250,000, includes one drink. Tickets available here.

Ku De Ta White Party – Electric Baroque

Get your corsets, lace, frills, and boots ready for Ku De Ta White Party – this year’s theme of Electric Baroque is perfect for unleashing the classically extravagant and rebellious romantic side of you. The party will also see the Bali debut of DJ and producer Erick Morillo (NYC), alongside Ferreck Dawn (Amsterdam), and Ku De Ta’s very own headliners Glynn Tandy and The Loco Heroes.

When: Saturday, 18 August 2018, 7pm-4am

Where: Ku De Ta, Seminyak

Entry: From Rp. 850,000, tickets available here.

Club Deep House

Adding on to the not insignificant number of August music events such as Karma Summer Festival 2018, Merah Putih Long Weekend and Glow Party, Karma Beach Bali presents Club Deep House, a day by the beach of house, jazz and soul/funk music brought to you by Deep Joaquin, Jimmy Rougerie and Luciano Nieto.

When: Saturday, 4 August 2018, 2pm-10pm

Where: Karma Beach, Uluwatu

Entry: Rp. 500,000 (including Rp. 300, 000 food & beverage credit)

Top image: Potato Head Beach Club

The Paradigm Shift

Wicked Wednesdays at Red Ruby brings you The Paradigm Shift this month!

Supported by GEM, AAAM SOUND and Bali’s composer, performer and producer Agoes Mulyadi, it’s a helluva midweek party with thumping, exotic electronic music by Morten Granau, Phaxe, Querox, Ghost Rider and the like, as well as Agoes’ original tracks of ‘Trippin in Kuta’, ‘Ice Cube’, ‘Oceans’, and ‘Olly Olly’.

When: Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Where: Red Ruby, Petitenget

Entry: Free, more information here.