This coming Wednesday, 1 February, brace yourselves for a beaming journey of house and techno at the theatrical and retro-futuristic Sing Sing, with British powerhouse Radio Slave at the helm.
While being enamoured by the illustriously grand decor and dim red lighting themed around 1930s Shanghai meets cyberpunk setting, Sing Sing’s 360 degrees stage setting and intimate dance floor has to make it one of Bangkok’s most boogied-in spaces — unless you’re in the bathroom, wherever you are in the club, your focal point can always where the action is. The esteemed venue has hosted a who’s who list of top artists and selectors including Gerd Janson, Shiba San and most recently a night with DJ Tennis and Skream.
Next up, via invitation from Mixmag Asia, is Berlin-based Londoner, and owner of legendary imprint Rekids, Radio Slave, while on his Asia & Australia tour.
An artist who paved the way for many, Radio Slave aka Matt Edwards has been one of dance music’s most pivotal producers and influential players. Rekids has been integral to the rise of artists like Mr G, Peggy Gou, Spencer Parker and Nina Kraviz: speaking to Mixmag back in 2017, Edwards said, “Nina was completely unknown when we started with her.”
Matt Edwards is a man about all kinds of music — he has to be one of the industry’s most open-minded producers. You can discover him as a Chicago-influenced house maestro known as Matthew E; or through the muscular sound of Rekids; re-discover an entirely alternative and understated side of him with long-time studio partner Joel Martin, as Quiet Village; veer towards his pop-leaning side through Sea Devils.
And then there’s Radio Slave — his most embellished nom de guerre, with global acclaim stemming from early remixes for Paul McCartney and Elton John to club stomping reworks of Kylie Minogue’s ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’ and New Order’s ‘Blue Monday’. Radio Slave’s signature incendiary grooves have become a universal sound of love and power on the dance floor, and that is certainly to be expected from a man as deep in the music as Edwards.
Before Radio Slave hits the decks, make sure to head to the club early to catch rising Bangkok-based DJ Rui Tang dropping her signature space and disco tinged techno. Originally from the highlands of the Tibetan mountains, Rui Tang spent a few years moving across the islands of Thailand and navigated her musical path through the cosmic festivals and paradisiacal wonderings. She's now settled in Bangkok and makes appearances at the city's top spots including 12x12 and Sing Sing.
We’re giving away a handful of spaces from our guest list to the first 20 Bangkok clubbers to drop us an email.
Catch the legendary producer and DJ this Wednesday, 1 February, at Sing Sing Theatre in Bangkok. More details over here.
In the meantime, take a deep dive into Radio Slave's Cover CD mix for Mixmag from 2011 below.