Thai & Techno – Spring Edition

by James Glazebrook

Thai and Techno - Massaman curry

I can’t believe I’m going to miss this! For some reason, the (actual) geniuses behind Thai & Techno have decided to save their spring edition for the one week I’m out of town. However, they did take pity on me, and invited us to a preview of their fusion of delicious food and crispy beats, for a taste of what I’m missing.

And what a taste! We enjoyed pad thai spring rolls, the best Massaman curry we’ve had in ages, and an intriguing dessert of black rice and banana. The perfect boozy accompaniment came in the form of Redwood bar’s Rad Thai cocktail, a potent blend of vodka, shredded carrot, lime, chilli and coriander. Lush!

To enjoy all this, and a soundtrack from slow hypnotic sounds to dancefloor techno, make sure you’re at FluxBau on Friday March 27th, from 6pm til late. Scroll down for a short video from the inaugural Thai & Techno, and get full details of the big night here.

Thai and Techno - pad Thai rolls with tamarind dipping saunce

Thai and Techno - black rice pudding

Thai and Techno - Rad Thai cocktail

Thai & Techno from Opal Collective on Vimeo.

BLOG PARTY 3.0 – Guestlist up for grabs!

by James Glazebrook

[EDIT: this competition is now closed. Click here to see if we’re running any open competitions] 

Yippee ki-yay melonfarmers! Our blog familitary is regrouping on Friday to lay down a carpet-bombing of hip hop and RN’B classics from the golden era of the 90s and 00s. Back at Fluxbau, Blog Party 3.0 will feature banging sets from Lucy vs. the GlobeNordic by NaturePonydanceclyde and Demons Galore, as well as your friendly überlin selecta! We have 5 x 2 guestlist spots to give away – scroll down for your chance to win. But before that, I should warn you that  lately I’ve been listening to lots of UK garage, grime, two step… woteva you call it.

Let me kick you off with this classic UKG video…

…which for some reason, doesn’t feature this leg end:


Leave us a comment below. Now would be a good time to request your ultimate garage anthem!

You have until 6pm on Thursday 28th November. Good luck!

The Boring Bit (yawn, RULES):

1. You must be at least 18 years old to enter.
3. We will keep a record of each comment in a database and then a random number generator picks the winner.
4. Remember to include your full (real) name or we won’t be able to put you on the guestlist!
5. We will announced the winners via our Facebook page on Friday 29th November.

Full event details here.