Kolour: the pioneers behind Bangkok’s DJs and Underground Music Scene
With Kolour having recently celebrated their 7th anniversary we thought we’d shine the spotlight on Thailand’s leading event brand and specialist. They have played an incredibly significant role in how the music and entertainment industries have changed in Thailand in the last few years, something which we thought needs to be highlighted and celebrated.
For seven years the masterminds behind this legendary party brand have been delivering some of the country’s best and most memorable parties. So much so that they’ve even become somewhat of a tourist destination with people hearing about Kolour from overseas from other Kolourians or from Bangkok DJs whose careers have been moulded by their events and have led them to pursue gigs internationally.
Kolour was first established in 2011 and started out with daytime parties by the river on Sunday afternoons. Over the years the format and capacity of their parties has changed tremendously, from Kolour Sunday events to boat parties, surf parties and even a music festival welcoming a few thousand people. They have consistently delivered unique party experiences to party goers, it’s no surprise that they are Thailand’s leading event specialist.
Over the years Kolour did more than push the boundaries of the party scene in Thailand, they have also completely transformed the underground music scene. Kolour have always put an emphasis on House and Techno music, and the sub-genres of electronic music, which has meant that the fan base for these genres has grown to unparalleled levels. Whereas a few years ago the demand for this type of music was close to inexistent as no one else had ever really tried to develop that market. The focus had therefore been placed mostly on EDM and Hip-Hop but Kolour came in and changed peoples’ perspective and needs for music.
This has inevitably meant that Bangkok has become a well established music destination and has been attracting more and more world-renowned Techno and House music acts. But other than appealing to internationally acclaimed acts Kolour has also enabled the local talent to be able to develop their skills and mould their careers through their events. Several of Bangkok’s DJs started off at Kolour events and have grown to attain international stages. What Kolour did was give opportunities to Bangkok DJs to gain recognition from the local audience but also from international artists, and be able to develop their skillset as DJs aspiring to be in the underground music scene.
With all these years of successful development and their stellar reputation for hosting unforgettable events we wouldn’t be surprised if Kolour had another seven years ahead of them. We can’t wait to see what else these guys have in store for us…