Two announcements to make: One, an upcoming festival that essentially brings Ibiza to Southeast Asia; the other, the serendipitous opening of a flight route taking you directly there as of November.
First things first: The first phase line-up of this year’s Epizode music festival, from December 28 to January 8, in Phu Quoc, Vietnam has been announced.
We tripped over our own left feet when we found out who was playing:
Seth Troxler, who we caught on a Thursday at Kyo, in Kuala Lumpur, last year. We can genuinely say that we haven’t been on such a journey since — five (FIVE) hours of disco, house, techno, bass.
When it was over, we were knew we had just witnessed something special, and also knew he probably wouldn’t be playing KL again anytime soon. WELL — he’s going to a short plane ride away in December/January.
To give you an idea of the epic nature of his sets:
Ricardo Villalobos, the legendary DJ, who always seems to be teetering on whatever precipice exists beyond musical genius and a minimal techno abyss, is back for a second year.
Without sounding like the FOMO (fear of missing out) monster that we are, after last year’s episode festival we had to endure endless conversations from our friends describing the insanity that it was seeing Villalobos play on a picturesque Vietnamese beach, to a fraction of the crowd that he would get in at any other rave.
Nina Kraviz, mistress of all things techno and deep house will be there, and if you’re wondering what that means – go here and watch this:
Suffice to say that if you are lover of electronic music, we feel it’s our duty to tell you to check out www.epizode.com for more information on the line-up and ticket prices.
Alright, if you’re dancing in your office chair on this sunny Thursday afternoon, you’ll be happy to know that yesterday, Air Asia announced that they were opening a new route between Kuala Lumpur, and the beach island Phu Quoc, where the festival will be held.
From November 2, Air Asia will start flying directly to the island, where travelers from anywhere can enjoy a 30-day visa-free stay.
We should state that the island is obviously more than a music festival and boasts lush landscape, from beaches, to mountains, to forests.
Ok, that is all. We have not been paid, nor enticed in any way to share this information.
Coconuts KL is simply a lover of electronic music, and beaches, and wants to see everyone enjoy themselves on the dance floor, whenever possible.