Koh Phangan House and Techno Parties

3 Feb 2013

The House and Techno music scene on Koh Phangan has developed rapidly during the last few years.
Before you could find House music mostly during the Full Moon Party in Haad Rin in some of the venues. Today, most of the parties in Baan Tai (the main party area) and all over the island are choosing to play this style of music. Some of the main parties on the Island that used to play Trance before (back in the day) such as the Jungle Experience are renowned for playing House and Techno.

House and Techno Koh Phangan

House Music

A prominent kick drum on each beat (also known as a four-to-the-floor beat) is a typical element of house music, typically produced by a drum machine or sampler. Various kick fills and extended dropouts augment the kick drum rhythm. On the eighth-note offbeats, the drum track is rounded out with hi-hat cymbal patterns and a snare drum or clap sound on beats two and four of each bar. This pattern is derived from the 1960s dance drumbeats of the so-called "four-on-the-floor" and particularly the disco drummers of the 1970s. House Music is believed to have originated in Chicago.

Koh Phangan DJs

House Vs Techno

How is Techno different? Techno focuses mostly on the 4/4 beat in basic terms and can be represented as "dark or harder." Most individuals will love House, though it takes a little longer to get your ears around Techno if you haven't been into more filthy music genres before. For starters, dark Drum n Bass fans usually get it a little faster than those who listen to pop music. 
Generally speaking, most electronic music is the more 'melodic' type that is enjoyed on this island. We claim this is because Koh Phangan is a warm, tropical island, so the wavy soft melody vibes suit Phangan's natural party settings better. This is why before wrapping your ears around the deeper pure Techno you may often hear or be able to get into 'Melodic Techno' first.

Techno Koh Phangan

Jungle Experience

An astonishingly magical Party Wonderland awaits you deep in the Koh Phangan forest! Jungle Experience is a Sound and Light Underground Festival, where the greatest DJs on the earth go Crazy!! Jungle proudly presents Celebrity Guest DJs alongside the cream of the Underground DJ talent of Koh Phangan - in the JUNGLE! every month! Renowned for its Carnival feel, it’s a party playground where Wild Creatures of the Night parade their wild side on the dance floor of the Jungle... To the finest techno and house that Koh Phangan has to show.

Jungle Experience

Loi Lay Floating Bar

Did you ever dance and float at the same time? Embark on the electronic ship every Sunday in the heart of the fishing village of Ban Tai for this unique experience at Loi Lay floating bar. 
Spice up your Sunday night at Loi Lay, feed your soul with musical exploration, which is why they aspire to introduce fresh sounds from all over the planet to the fullest. In the tropics of this magical paradise, come and forget yourself, discover yourself, throw yourself and swing, be yourself and let the music punctuate your night. Located roughly 2 km from Thongsala and 4 km from Had Rin at Ban Tai Pier.

Loi Lay

Waterfall Party

Surrounded by massive suspended boulders and waterfalls that run into the lazy river with its usual neon rainbow setting & VJ screen styling that wraps across the big covered dance floor. 
You can discover some of the best tunes performed by amazing monthly special guest DJ's from Techno House, Electro, Minimal & More, Foreign & Local as Waterfall Party hosts some of the best talents on the planet for over a decade now and has hosted up to 2000 guests, particularly during New Year's Eve. There is a free drink served at the entrance to keep you amused & fed, there are several BBQ & various food stands, Western & Asian delights until you arrive at the bridge to the party, body paint artists, clothing & jewellery stands are next to them. 
A fire show team of ten & acrobatic performers can send you jaw-dropping fire activities long into the early hours until within the main crowd, including fireworks during the night too.

Waterfall Party


A great spot to party, meet interesting people, chill and have fun. Since Hollystone is not just a club in the jungle. There are wonderful DJs who make people really curious and it's very hard not to dance here. Hollystone is stunning at night, but also beautiful throughout the day as well. Located at the foot of a green mountain full of thousands of palm plants, there is a lake in front of it, it seems like a fantasy.



Happy Full Moon night survivors steadily move around each other to Electro Tech House's nice rhythms with Groovy Psychedelics' Funky components combined with maybe even some Old School beats. The last Full Moon party team will lounge and bounce on the decks of the Backyard before Sunset unveils Haadrin's cooler profile.



One of the freshest island parties, lit like no other! Three days before the full moon, MAYA is performed in a special position in Ban Tai's forest, concentrating on both sound and vision. 
With an outstanding entertainment squad of experienced performers, all-female fire spinning teams and energetic percussionists, local DJ’s and guest foreign DJ’s offering you quality music. 
MAYA in 'Thai' means fantasy and they have built a magical jungle with incredible lighting, a great party atmosphere.


Halfmoon Festival

Three stages with the main stage as Trance music. They also have urban hip hop yet House can be found at the Funky Floor. The stage for hip-shaking fans of Dance music and hand-clapping. This floor is younger than its older brother and less agitated, but what a spirit! In harmony, anticipate live rhythms and artificial sounds mixed. A lighter, more personal feeling in the Bamboo Trees, next to the water.



A special spot in the centre of nowhere-a few rocks walks from Had Tian Sanctuary. A place where NOWHERE IS NOW HERE projects and you come here to After Party and Sweetly Rock on the Rocks before your body can no longer dance and all you want is to sit down and appreciate the music in the lovely nature and music setting!


Guy’s Bar

This Funky Space, well away from all the major venues in the busy Haad rin or Baan Tai is the ideal party get-away for the entire weekend. Depending on the DJ at the Tables, Nice Super Boogie Electro, Techno or Deep House will all be performed. Resident DJs like David Chong-Peter G & Sabrina are going to spin you out through the night and until the sunny morning on a magical journey.

Guys Bar


All in one location, Phangan's best sunset viewpoint and place to party, surrounding you with hills and ocean scenery. 



One of the most special and mysterious places you can find in Koh Phangan for a party. With a gorgeous beach and pool as well as two levels to party. 


Sound Garden

Unique treehouse-style venue with regular nights in the heart of Thong Sala.


Oxa Beach

Oxa Beach was designed with a clear philosophy: to give life in Koh Phangan a fresh and ever-evolving experience. Located on the beach on the Haad Rin hills.