The BEAM family in Bangkok is about to welcome a new member and highly anticipated expansion of the brand as BEAMCUBE opens this week, occupying the entire sixth-floor space of the Mahanakorn CUBE.
It’s an intimate bar, listening lounge, and nightclub all in one.
Boasting distinctive interior design, the space incorporates natural elements to create a unique and inviting atmosphere, while also providing a massive outdoor rooftop area with plenty of seating.
Walls lined with Hinoki wood infuse the space with a sense of warmth. In addition, a visually contrasting blackened hardwood floor runs throughout the venue, giving a complimenting feel of sophistication. Injecting a touch of energy into the overall ambience, the bathrooms are covered in a bright red hue that adds an unexpected visual element.
Upon entering you’re greeted by its sleek listening bar — which doubles as a service station for the venue’s curated selection of wine and sake — equipped with two Technics 1210s and a Bozak AR4 mixer that fills the space with a warm, analogue feel.
A focal point for audiophiles, BEAMCUBE features a cutting-edge TPI soundsystem that promises to deliver a superior audio experience while immersing in eclectic sets in its club area — a slight extension from the listening bar. Handmade in the UK to military specifications, the TPI range, calibrated by renowned engineers Dave Parry (fabric and Ministry of Sound) and David Chow, ensures a lifetime of reliability.
BEAMCUBE positions itself as a hub where enthusiasts can converge to appreciate and celebrate the art of sound, as seen in its weekly theme nights organised by Music Curators, Brent Burns (Transport) and Sebastian De La Cruz (Mumsfilibaba & Tropic City).
Tuesdays are for “The Listening Room” where vinyl curators become vibe creators, sharing their favourite tunes. Wednesdays’ “Irrational Jazz” presents anything from DJs to live music sets spotlighting the many shades of the genre, while Thursdays are for “Retro Rhythm” — a night that resounds anything from soul, boogie, funk, disco, Italo, and vintage hip hop.
CUBE Nights commence on Fridays and Saturdays, with residents and international DJs inviting dancefloor enthusiasts onto the club space, while Sundays are reserved for winding down while watching the sunset amidst a backdrop of soothing sounds.
BEAMCUBE also invites different collectives to take over the club space with their unique music styles and curation for the monthly AIR (Artists in Residence) programme.
As BEAMCUBE plans to officially open its doors on Wednesday, November 15, it has lined up several select international acts to celebrate its launch with more names to come.
The first-ever out-of-towner to grace BEAMCUBE’s decks will be Manchester’s own Hidden Spheres on Friday, November 17. Tickets for Hidden Spheres available here.
On the following night (Saturday, November 18), Parisian producer Hugo LX arrives in the club to share his anticipated sonic repertoire with Bangkok. Tickets for Hugo LX available here.
Also included in the upcoming line-up of international acts are Jorge Caiado and Shuya Okino.
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Amira Waworuntu is Mixmag Asia’s Managing Editor, follow her on Instagram.