Note: Sound Phuket has closed its door after only one year.
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Sound Phuket in Patong is an upscale nightclub run by the same people who brought the world Bed Supperclub in Bangkok. It’s the kind of place where people go to be seen, as well as to party all night. As such, you’re going to want to dress up for this one.
Sound looks incredible inside, like some kind of nightclub in a spaceship. It’s all very fashion-oriented, so expect the “it” crowd to be in attendance most nights. The music policy varies between hip hop, house, electro and all else in between.
There’s an OK selection of resident DJs at Sound Phuket, including Thai whiz Golfy, as well as a couple of less-impressive expats. Would it have hurt Sound’s image to have delved deeper into the local talent rather than scrape the barrel?
Golfy doesn’t live in Phuket, to our knowledge, and there are a large number of quality Thai DJs on the island.
In high season, the Bed All Stars come out to play, which means some of Bangkok’s finest, including Octo and Bangkok Invaders.
DJ gripes aside, Sound is a fine venue and previous guest DJs have included the likes of Benny Benassi. If you want a real party, though, you might be better off heading to Stereo Lab.