A six-seat audiophile bar, made from reclaimed timber and recycled foam, is the focal point. Taken from mattress offcuts, the terrazzo-look foam is sustainable and strategic, enhancing the acoustics and allowing the sound system to operate at its best.
From 1970s Indonesian disco and psych to Japanese jazz and new-age, a library of obscure records offers a resource of sounds for daily selectors to play under the soft pink neon light which gently illuminates the space.
With little to separate DJ and guest, the small but welcoming setting recollects a friend’s living room more than a club, and is ideally suited to deep listening due to the clarity of the sound. A pop-up bar offers a ‘local only’ selection of wine and beer, supporting producers on the island. Programmes at the studio include sustainability workshops, record launches, film and art projects.
Stay updated via Studio Eksotika on Instagram and stop by daily (except Tuesdays) from 5pm – midnight.
For Future Vision #006, former Vogue India’s Editor-at-Large and now a lifestyle journalist and sustainability activist Bandana Tewari will dive into ideological sustainability, and how we can move forward by personalising the sustainability narrative.
Green School's team of local students from the Kul Kul Connection will lead traditional Balinese dance classes for young boys and girls. Kids will learn basic techniques and introduce distinctive gestures from the island’s indigenous dances, but with a modern twist.
This SDC marks our 5th anniversary and we’ve come, well, full circle. Young Marco is back and joined by Melbourne’s CC: DISCO! as well as local favourites Dea Barandana and Belda, who will take the helm from 5-7pm during our video livestream with NYC indie station The Lot Radio.
And that’s just the music! For this edition we’re taking SDC to new dimensions by starting at sunrise with a mystical exploration of the circle. Whether you’re more sunrise or sunset—or a magical balance of both—we hope to see you for this very special 5th anniversary of Sun Down Circle!
Friday Sessions invite Gerry Rooney, who was born in Liverpool, but for most of his musical life based in London from where he witnessed and participated in the rise of left-field dance music culture.
Gerry has no musical boundaries on the dance floor, and intrinsically understands the power of music to elevate your mind Body & Soul.
Thursday’s Eksotika at The Music Room welcomes Hugo Mendez, head honcho of Sofrito, the long established London based club night.
Hugo’s sets include Caribbean carnival rhythms, Congolese Soukous, Reggae experiments, classic Haitian Compas, Afro Disco and the bass-heavy garage sounds of London.
Tropical Bar invites DJ Maseo, also known as Maseo and Plug Three, one third of pioneering American hip hop trio De La Soul, which formed in 1987.
Expect a fun filled show of old and new party jams with Maseo, billed to play a two hour DJ set.
Friday Sessions invite Daniel Berman has been DJing for over 20 years now under various aliases and he’s best known for his Red Rack'em moniker.
Daniel has remixed artists such as Tricky, Jazzanova, Tensnake, Jah Wobble and Tinie Tempah over the years.
ZODIAC, a must-go party founded by Jakarta-based fashion and music collective, Pleasure, is bringing their hedonistic city vibe to the shores of our tropical island home for our first collaboration, ZODIAC x Potato Head: Bali Takeover.
Pull out your finest leopard print (it wouldn’t be a ZODIAC party without it) and get ready for a night of solid dancing on Friday, 19 July as Pleasure’s Tara, Adi and Bergas take to the decks along with ZODIAC regular Bustin Jieber and Potato Head resident DJs Gero and Dean Dixon.
FDC: IDR 150,000
Friday Sessions invite a music producer and sound artist Altieri from Shanghai for an Italo Disco special, to The Music Room.
Born in Napoli, Altieri releases music for Slow Motion Records, his weighted analogue sounds are steeped in eastern influences from subtle found street sounds to all-out musical phrases.