Rhythm and Sands at Koh Phangan is a relatively new festival which occupies more and more attention of the visitors. It is organized on a monthly basis as an extension of New Zealand festival Rhythm and Vines. Due to serious production, powerful sound system, line-up consisted of DJ superstars with local support and incredible tropical night scenery, it is definitely on of the best events at the island.
It is easy to get to the party by following the main road besides the sea, which directly turns into Beach Village resort in Ban Tai. Taxi is, by default, full of loud people in a great mood. After the entrance, paths leads through the bungalows to the festival spot, which consist of three stages.
Main stage is at the beach, right besides swimming pool illuminated in azure and pink lights. At the dancefloor which is covered by the softest sand, many barefoot people is dancing with the melodic sound of legendary Phill Hartnoll from Orbital. Massive sound system and hypnotizing lights, warm seductive wind and exotic ambient, additionally are pumping good vibe that is overflowing the beach. Then Mickey Finn, d`n`b veteran, enters the DJ booth and the atmosphere is getting even hotter! His energetic beats with liquid d`n`b flavor, made the crowd to share love and fantastic mood even more intensively!
A little walk to the other part of the beach, leads us through happy people dancing under the beautiful sky, to the second stage, Electronic Lounge. It is a bar 2 meters from the sea, covered with finest white sand. The space can host around 100 people, giving it more intimate atmosphere. It is getting full, while Nathalie de Borah drives the audience with tech-house based sound, including couple of retro hits. Then Thomas Gandey aka CadgedBaby takes over the decks, and tech and deep house starts to melts downs the visitors in an amazing night.
Third stage, Open Soul Chillout Park, hosts live bands. Very nice one – The Jam, moved our hips with dancing beats, like Madonna, Vaya Con Dios and others.
After R&S is finished, I can only say – I`m looking forward to the next edition, at end of February!
More info: http://www.facebook.com/rhythm.sands