October 25, 2016
The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band are set to release their second record ‘Planet Lam’ on 21st October 2016 via Studio Lam. The new record is the follow up to the band’s critically acclaimed 2014 LP ‘21st Century Molam’.
Inspiration for the LP came from label co-owner Maft Sai’s club of the same name, a vibrant and unique live venue that has become a musical focal point for the city of Bangkok and thus, inevitably, had a large impact on the band. Late night jamming, copious amounts of homemade ya-dong, run-ins with the police, and the constant back-and-forth of creative ideas between like-minded local musicians and artists have all fed into the creative process, as well as regular sets from international artists and DJs such as Andrew Ashong, Miles Cleret, Rabih Beaini, Macka B, Awesome Tapes From Africa and Hugo Mendez, who have all passed through the city in the last two years. The record was produced in Bangkok in around five days, including rehearsal time, and mixed in London.