No party by the beach would be complete without an awesome soundtrack. And whether you prefer pop or only get down to hip hop, there’s something for everyone in this year’s Sunny Side Up line-up. So put on your favourite board shorts and fringe tops, because these are the acts that you wouldn’t want to miss.
English brothers Howard and Guy Lawrence are no strangers to the electronic dance music scene. After their 2012 single ‘Latch’ catapulted them to mainstream fame, the globetrotting Grammy-nominated duo have been performing at high-profile music festivals such as Lollapalooza, Coachella and Glastonbury. Bringing their brand of UK garage and house-style productions to the tropics, be prepared for a whole night of dancing your a** off.
If urban soul with a touch of hip hop is your thing, then you’d wanna make sure you’re in the front row during Ta-Ku’s set. Armed with endless amounts of swoon-worthy R&B-infused tracks, the Australian music producer’s work is a blend of smooth keys, lo-fi synths and percussive beats. Plus he’s got mesmerising vocals to boot.
Stars and Rabbit (IND)
Part Russian Red. Part Angus and Julia Stone. All talent. Hailing from Indonesia, these Yogyakarta natives are an indie-folk duo composed of Elda Suryani (vocalist) and Adi Widodo (guitarist and percussionist). Adi’s talent on strings backs Elda’s dreamy vocals as the songstress croons about the tales of unrequited love and heartbreak.
Dropping sinister beats are the name of this Sydney-based outfit’s game. Alumni of the electronic dance music scene in Australia, the duo DJs have been making waves all over the world since their 2012 album Parallel Paradise, performing at various international music festivals. Peek into their music catalogue and it’s chock-full of slick party bangers, heavy bass lines and hip hop.
Kimo Rizky and Kallula Harsynta Esterlita are more than just musical colleagues. The IRL partners have carved out a name for themselves in Indonesia’s music scene despite debuting only two years ago, presenting themselves as a psychedelic trip-hop duo with a hint of ’60s and ’70s prog influence. Think Lykke Li but with a twitchy nu-disco sound.
Sunny Side Up Festival is happening at Potato Head Beach Club in Bali on Aug 13 & 14.