A synonymous phrase within the entertainment world, as there are always unforeseen obstacles to overcome, however, losing your two main headliners in two completely unrelated incidents is most definitely a first for the Sensation Team.
Just weeks before the event the Organisers of Rise - Bangkok's first White Party in four years faced exactly that challenge when the news about Sam Feldt’s recent scooter accident caused him to cancel is performances due to a broken leg. Adding insult to the injury, Dash Berlin also had to call off all his performances in the pipeline around the globe due to his legal wranglings with former Band members and previous management.
However, not to be defeated, the collaborative efforts of the organisers and the love within the industry itself mean that the show will not only go on as planned but it will be taking the ravers on a journey to another level with an added hour to the night's proceedings.
With the added time comes the introduction of another performance, as not two but four DJ’s take to the decks to replace the unfortunate loss of the two headliners - a local favourite Headhunters is one of the four, with duo Matisse & Sadko in a single set and Dirtcaps to add a bit of shazang in the mix - it is hard to decide who out of this awesome foursome are the actual replacements and it certain that the night will be a memorable one regardless of the missfortune.
After all, the transformation of the venue with the unspeakable light show, barrage of sound from the epic array of the boomboxes plus the core ideologies of the event itself is enough to get most party peeps scrambling for a ticket - “RISE stands for breaking free from the worries and boundaries of daily life, letting go and rising above yourself to find the ultimate euphoria. This show embodies the message of freedom and rebirth. It is an exciting and exhilarating quest that visitors will discover with thousands of like-minded souls.
Together, we will unite in white and synchronize our hearts to the rhythm of the music.” - for a chance to absorb all that on a night out. It is an added perk, of course, to get up close and personal with some of your favourite talents in the game.
With just a week and a bit to spare before Bangkok becomes home to the world’s largest indoor rave, we here can’t even contain our excitement and hope that you will come and join the buzz with your fellow muso cuz (British slang word for cousin).