Bali Praia is the latest brainchild of GO-JEK co-founder Mikey Moran and his business partner, legendary island Dj and nightlife mogul, Fadi Alturk. The creative duo hopes to make a significant impact on the Bali community with a business model that’s truly unique. Bali Praia is a combination of their shared love for music and Moran’s innovative and entrepreneurial flair inspired by his GO-JEK roots.
Their concept is a world’s first; nurturing local as well as international talents and providing them with a creative hub to create music, share music, talk music and network with other likeminded individuals from all over the world. Bali Praia is a multi-faceted business incorporating a record label, a state of the art recording studio, a fully equipped lounge and a cafe in their brand new 2-story facility on Sunset Road, Seminyak. Praia’s recording studio is second to none and comes with an internationally recognized music engineer on site. It is equipped with native instruments, slate microphones and premium software such as Logic and Ableton, ideal for mixing, producing and vocal recording. This studio has been booked by the likes of Yellow Claw, Chus & Ceballos, David Penn, Dennis Cruz, Cheat Codes and many of the sorts.
What really makes the Bali Praia venture unique is the setup of their record label! Their message “growth is a collective effort” is displayed through and through, which is why Praia’s global music distribution platform concentrates on the effective branding of exceptional local and international talents as well as tailored marketing to get their music out to the world. Bali Praia has a tight partnership with Labelworx, and all of their releases are featured on Beatport, iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, Youtube, Pandora, Traxsource and many more.
Bali Praia isn’t just talking the talk and provides artists and clubbers with a truly captivating stage to shine. The lounge is Bali’s true boiler room and equipped with state of the art tech from VOID, 3D projector mapping and Madrix’ interactive programmable laser system. Providing a fully functional clubbing experience, the Praia lounge is set up for video and music live streaming which the Bali Praia crew has been putting on display during their “bring the house down” type events on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays each week. The label’s vibe is diverse. Rejecting the norm, the Bali Praia residents aren’t afraid to play Dancehall, Drum & Bass, Hip-Hop, UK Garage and all the underground stuff people might not usually hear around Bali. And best of all, their lounge can be booked for private functions, mixtape recordings, Dj courses and much more!
The crew’s latest addition is a screamer! The Bali Praia Cafe is open six days a week, (Monday – Saturday) from 8 am to 8 pm, for breakfast, lunch and dinner and their menu features signature creations and comfort foods, with names inspired by the music industry. It is Bali’s first creative hub for artists, digital nomads, entrepreneurs and musicians alike, to network, create, share and inspire one another – all in the love of music.
After two years of some hardships, even more “going back to the drawing board” moment, this finally led to a smashing grand opening moment with a turn out of more than 300 Bali souls. Mikey Moran and Fadi Alturk have created a home for creative souls, from all corners of the world, who love music as much as they do!