Pattaya pumps up the volume for Zoom 2012

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Bali Hai Pier thumped to house, techno and hip-hop beats for two nights as top Thai and international disc jockeys competed to see who could spin and scratch the best in the second Zoom electronic music and dance festival.

 

The March 30-31 street party attracted large crowds of young Thais and foreigners to mixes by DJs on multiple stages. Among the featured performers were Black-Eyed Peas’ scratcher “Taboo,” Local favorites DJ Domination and DJ Ananc, Thai star Dome Pakornlum and DJ Rob Readman.

Thai superstar Dome Pakornlum spins some tunes.Thai superstar Dome Pakornlum spins some tunes.

The event organized by the city, the Tourism Authority of Thailand and the Department of Intellectual Property, had people dancing to hip-hop, international pop, Asian pop, electronic and house music.

DJs pumped up the volume for the IP DJ Hunt contest with the winner taking home 20,000 baht and a chance to copyright creations through the DIP.

Security was tight for the event with police and volunteers checking cars and motorbikes for drugs, weapons and any other illegal items.

International beauties always seem to turn up at these kinds of events.International beauties always seem to turn up at these kinds of events.

Coyote dancers move to the beat during the Zoom Pattaya Festival 2012.Coyote dancers move to the beat during the Zoom Pattaya Festival 2012.

DJ music lovers from around the world have fun at the festival.DJ music lovers from around the world have fun at the festival.

Feel the heat - dancing the night away.Feel the heat – dancing the night away.