Soundway Records label owner DJ Miles Claret was in town to spin some vinyl for an event to promote trendy G-Shock watches on July 5 at Sonic Ekamai. The event was organised by Zudrangma Records boss DJ Maft Sai, who brought Claret and DJ Hugo Mendez in along with his headlining outfit, the Bangkok Paradise Molam International Band.
Saksiam Petchchompu on congas and Sawai Kaewsombat on the woodwind khaen.
It was a good opportunity to see how the Bangkok Paradise Band has developed since performing in Vietnam last month. I spoke with bass player Piyanart Jotikasthira before the band's set and he told me that they had been practising new versions of well-known songs such as a lam version of the luk thung classic Ding Dong. He said the band had been working hard to prepare not only for the G-Shock gig, but also for the band's first European tour, which begins in Germany on July 27.
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