And it’s not an April Fools’ joke.
It’s official: after several years of no one being really sure if Ku De Ta Bangkok is or has ever been in any way associated with the original club in Bali, it has changed its name.
You can now find the club on Sathorn Square’s roof filed under the name Ce La Vi Bangkok, which is KDT-speak for "c'est la vie," which in turn is French for "that's life."
The move follows Ku De Ta Singapore's announcement in Jun 2015 that they'd also be trading under the name Ce La Vi Singapore. To do so, the club took the whole summer period to renovate, also spreading to a new branch in Hong Kong—the first to open under the new name.
In Bangkok, however, don't expect any big changes straight away. Tonight (Apr 1) marks the club's debut as Ce La Vi Bangkok, but the design renovations aren't coming until later.
The entertainment policy remains pretty much the same, too. Bangkok-based big-name DJs like the Bangkok Invaders and Kimball Collins still rule the stage, with monthly parties from international guest DJs.
Themes for the night change regularly, starting the week with Tuesday Soul Kitchen, which offers old-school hip-hop and funky grooves, followed by Crush Wednesday’s ladies night with the Bangkok Invaders, Thursday’s This Is House, Flash Friday mash-up party and Stereo Saturday, which is all about dance hits.
The Ce La Vi brand has plans to take over the globe, too, with Dubai and Taipei earmarked to be ready by the end of this year.