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A new club on Ratchada promises plenty of wild nights
RATCHADAPISEK ROAD |welcomes a new addition to the Bangkok nightlife scene with the opening of Mad Club Bangkok, a venue that promises to offer wild nights fuelled with crazy electronic music to party people.
The past few years have witnessed a move away from spacious clubs with dedicated dance floors with the trend turning to cosier spaces and “chill out” spots where music is enjoyed at low volume and guests sink into cushioned sofas. Mad is setting out to reverse that.
We talked to Matthew Hammond, Mad’s entertainment director, who was previously at the now-closed Q Bar on Sukhumvit Soi 11.
WHY IS IT CALLED “MAD”?
We thought it would be an easy name for Thais to pronounce and for people around the world to recognise. We want to do mad parties, we have mad ideas about Bangkok’s nightlife, and as we all a bit mad here, so mad people will fit right in.
WHY RATCHADAPHISEK ROAD?
Most of the existing clubs on Ratchada are not very international in their style, so we saw quite a lot of potential here for our concept. Ekkamai, Thonglor, lower Sukhumvit and Silom are the hot spots and Mad will soon become a cornerstone on Ratchada. We wanted to open something that would be inviting to Thais as well as to foreigners and tourists. Ratchada is an up-and-coming area and home to a lot of expats and international students.
WHAT MAKES MAD DIFFERENT FROM OTHER CLUBS?
We have worked with the best to completely revamp the interior with a new and trendy design; we wanted to create a cool but inviting atmosphere supported by high-quality music systems and light shows. Every detail in our club is thought through and the dramatic entrance, the large outdoor space and the VIP area all will provide for a unique and different experience at affordable prices. Last but not least, we offer lots of parking and for the hungry partygoers, there are some snacks available.
WHO DOES MAD CATER TO?
We are offering a mix of Thai and international booze, beats, and people. Of course we are catering more to the Thai segment at the moment playing EDM and hip hop by Thai DJs who are well known on the Bangkok scene but also playing the more popular clubs in Bangkok, which the international crowd frequents. At the moment heavyweights like OKB Crew, Lazerface Records, Bangkok Invaders, Quay records and Tha Beatlounge have partnerships with us and we hope to give these artists and their labels a new home out of which to operate. We are also looking to attract the international crowd to come and experience Ratchada and we offer international music as well. Our highly trained staff can speak English and we serve high-quality liquors and cocktails to satisfy the more demanding customer segment.
RATCHADA HAS LONG BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH A DIFFERENT SHADE OF NIGHTLIFE. DO YOU SEE THAT AS A CHALLENGE FOR MAD?
We are trying something new in Ratchada and the area has its own reputation. Then again when Q Bar opened in 1999 on Sukhumvit Soi
11, it was definitely not the same area it is now. It was dark, hard to find, and close to Nana, but it did not take long for people around the world to find it and recognise it as one of Bangkok’s top nightlife venues. Mad will hopefully be a trend?-setter and uplift the Ratchada area for a new nightlife experience.
WHAT CAN WE EXPECT FROM A NIGHT OUT AT MAD?
Welcoming and attentive service, a wide and attractive drink selection, plenty of room to
dance but also to relax on the sofas, good-looking party people enjoying themselves. We have mad drinks, mad DJs and a mad late closing time.
Mad Club Bangkok is on Ratchadaphisek Soi 14, close to Huay Kwang MRT. The club is open Wednesday till Sunday.
Visit http://www.Facebook.com/ MadClubBKK or call (094) 441 9124.