Gate Crasher

Welcome to Guru 's Gate Crasher, your ultimate guide to finding something fresh to do in this big city.

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On Sat (Jun 15), the weekend beat fest continues with French DJ Crazy B, who will play In the Middle of the Room. He's known for his nifty turntable skills, and is signed to Skrillex's label. Support will come from local jocks Masa, Logan Bay and Moola. Venue is Sonic (90 Sukhumvit Soi 63, between Ekamai Soi 10 and Big C, 02-382-3395, tinyurl.com/ajozswa), so we should be able to see him at work behind the decks from the centre of the floor. The event gets extra points for cool poster art too. Entry is B500.

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With almost all major genres of electronic music being covered this weekend, drum and bass fans are also catered for on Sat (Jun 15) with a Dubway party that brings ENA to town. Hailing from Japan, the guy is known for his technical prowess with the decks. See what he's got. Support will come from Dragon and others. Venue is Grease (2/F, Club LSD, Sukhumvit Soi 49). Entry is B350.

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The Retox crew are at it again tonight (Jun 14), putting up Polish techno guy Robert Babicz (www.robertbabicz.com) who lives in Germany and has been around forever. Also known as Rob Acid, he takes a lot of his sound from the acidic loops of past decades of rave. Venue is Glow (96/4-5 Sukhumvit Soi 23, 02-261-4446, www.glowbkk.com). Entry is B500, with a Corona. There will be a free bar from 10-11pm for the earlybirds.

ART EXHIBITION

To get off the dancefloor and back into the visual world, try the opening of exhibition Buffalo's Heart on Sat (Jun 15). The show consists of photos and mosaics by Maitree Siriboon, who returns to his roots in Isan and celebrates the animal that helps keep Thailand as the strong rice-growing nation it is. Party starts at 5pm, and there will be a performance by a group of Isan children. Venue is Thavibu Gallery (308 Silom Galleria, 919/1 Silom Road, 02-266-5454, www.thavibu.com). Art will be up until Jul 13. Entry is free.

DJ/PARTY

The other big name through town over the weekend is Wax Taylor, who on Sat (Jun 15) will close out La Fete, the French culture festival that has been going on over the past few weeks. A big name means big venues and big crowds. But if you like your hip hop, this isn't one to miss, as the guy has collaborated with the best of them. It's on at Square A, the area outside CentralWorld (Ratchaprasong, BTS Chidlom), which isn't ideal but might suit the style of the show. Entry is free, which will ensure big numbers.

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Writer: Richard Mcleish
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