Tuesday 3 February 2015

Maft Sai - Isan Dancehall

Maft Sai is the man behind the Zudrangma record label and a record store, which opened in 2007, specializing in Thai Funk, Luk Thung and Molam music. His pioneering work can be heard on his popular Zudrangma CD and vinyl compilation releases as well at his live “Paradise Bangkok” and “Isan Dancehall” showcases

He has been collecting records and DJing for over 12 years, spinning an eclectic mixture of Roots Luk He has also taken his showcases further afield, to Vietnam, Singapore, Cambodian, Japan, France, Switzerland, Austria, UK, Germany and the US. He has also appeared as a dj on radio shows such as: “Beat in Space Radio Show” (New York), “Dublab Radio” (L.A.), “Pirates Choice Radio” (Osaka) “Northwave Radio” (Hokkaido) and many more.

He has also co-curated collections of left-field Thai music with Chris Menist for Finders Keepers Records “Thai? Dai! The Heavier Side Of The Luk Thung Underground”, for Soundway Records “The Sound Of Siam: Leftfield Luk Thung, Jazz & Molam 1964 – 1975 and ‘Diew Sor Isan : The North East Thai Violin of Thonghuad Faited’ for Em Records. Maft and Chris also run the record label ‘Paradise Bangkok’, which reissues underground vinyl gems from around the world.

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