(Paradise Bangkok, Bangkok / London)
The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band released their debut album "21st Century Molam" in December 2014. Born out of the legendary Paradise Bangkok DJ sessions run by Maft Sai and Chris Menist in Thailand, the band plays vintage molam music from Isan, in the North-East of Thailand, with a 21st century twist.
The album was recorded in Bangkok and mixed with Nick Manasseh in London. Whilst based on the traditional molam sounds of Isan, the band also draw out the trance-like qualities of the music. Rooted in tradition yet with an eye to the future, The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band have already made waves on the live stage touring all over Asia and Europe extensively, and their first studio recording very much continues in the same vein.
Chris Menist and Maft Sai are also behind the highly acclaimed "The Sound of Siam" compilations on Soundway Records, as well as releases for Finders Keepers, Light In The Attic and their own Paradise Bangkok label.