Not content with unearthing mo lam
and luk thung
gems with Zudrangma Records
and Paradise Bangkok nights, DJ Maft Sai
has just opened a bar on happening Sukhumvit Soi 51 promising to pair global grooves with quality drinks.
Named after one of Maft Sai’s radio podcasts, the venue’s focus is unsurprisingly on nightly adventurous DJ sets and live music. The decor is basic, the remnants of an old Japanese restaurant, making for a very after-hours vibe: think Bar 23 or Wong’s, only with a rather more stylish clientele.
In one corner of the dimly-lit room sit turntables and, the star of the place, a specially designed custom tube sound system to pump out jams for the makeshift dance floor. Behind the bar you may see familiar faces from Cosmic Cafe and Moose