Two days of molam from local legends and international DJs on a rooftop.
A two-day party devoted to Thai funk music will welcome some unexpected guests on Nov 23-24.
Headlining the two nights are Four Tet (Nov 23), the stage name of esoteric British DJ and producer Kieran Hebden, and DJ Nu-Mark (Nov 24), best known as the guy behind the decks of L.A.'s old-school hip-hop crew Jurassic 5.
What exactly do these guys have in common with the once-unfashionable sounds of upcountry Thailand? What's clear is both are avid crate-diggers and Hebden, for his part, has shown his love for molam in the past by inviting Paradise Bangkok's Chris Menist to partake in his Four Tet & Friends party that was broadcast on Boiler Room London.
The two guests will appear alongside a pair of acts that have played a big part in the genre's recent resurgence, Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band and Toomturn Molam Group, who'll welcome to the stage iconic molam performers Angkhnang Khunchai and Kwanjit Sriprachan, respectively.
Early bird tickets are B890/day until Oct 15. On top of the music, they're promising a "contemporary northeastern art installation," as well as a pair of Isaan-inspired dinners: free-flow street food from chef Chalermpon "Van" Rohitratana of Escapade, Rarb and DAG (Nov 23) and a three-course set menu by chef Weerawat "Num" Triyasenawat from Samuay & Sons in Udon Thani (Nov 24). It's B2,300 for food only or B3,500 with Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve whiskey pairing.