Dan and Kim left me a message on a post (here) after getting word that I was in town for a few days and invited me to one of their mutual friends' club, the Gecko Club in the hills of Bophet in Koh Samui. Before I go further, a word of caution, if you are trying to find this place DO NOT go to the Gecko BAR! The Gecko BAR is a tacky little hole which is really a Japanese hooker bar. The Gecko CLUB is a premises in the hills of Bophet (the fishing village) which has a pool, and serves up great drinks, brilliant food, with some phat beats. The club is really simple, but that is part of the charm, and the views are amazing. The club looks out over what seems to be half the island.
As it turned out, the owner of the Gecko Club, Noi, has a son who is a DJ, and Noi is quite well known on the island, very quickly sorting me out a penthouse hotel room at a local hotel for a few nights! Cha-ching!! That day she also happened to be auditioning some french DJ's for a spot at ... wait for it... THE FULL MOON PARTY!! So my afternoon was spent swimming, eating, drinking, lounging, and listening to top quality DJ's all afternoon! (If you go there try the chicken soup or massaman. To. Die. For.) The DJ's were quite good too, I must say! Noi liked them as well and after hearing them managed to get them a few gigs on the island.