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    Colours of fusion

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 30/08/2018

    » He's 23 years old, he's just released his debut album Geography, and yet, British singer-songwriter Tom Misch has sold out multiple concert venues across major cities around the world. Last Friday, he hit Bangkok. Despite the torrential rain and consequential floods, Moonstar Studio was packed with hipsters of all ages and stripes, ready to groove to the young artist's smooth and funky beats.


    Rumba in the jungle

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 30/10/2018

    » Everyone knows about the famous "Rumble in the Jungle", the epic heavyweight boxing match between George Foreman and Muhammed Ali held in Kinshasa, then Zaire, in 1974. The fight was immortalised in the Academy Award-winning film documentary When We Were Kings.


    The Killers kill it at Thunder Dome

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 26/09/2018

    » Despite the absolute chaos of acquiring wristbands to enter Thunder Dome's concert hall (VIJI Corp, please figure this out), Las Vegas-based rock band The Killers made up for it 10 times over with possibly one of the best rock concert experiences in Thailand this year.


    The man who put the funk into Congolese music

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 07/07/2015

    » Congolese music is one of the cornerstones of African popular music. This irresistible dance music is loved across the African continent, and its biggest stars, like the late great icons Franco and Tabu Ley Rochereau, were mobbed wherever they played. Musically, the genres that have emerged from the Congo region, including Congolese rumba and all the various dance style from soukous to ndambolo, have been hugely influential on the popular styles in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Zimbabwe and many other African countries.


    Berywam to hit Bangkok with beatbox

    Life, Patcharawalai Sanyanusin, Published on 01/05/2018

    » France loves hip-hop and beatboxing. And one of their best beatboxers is coming to town.


    Packing a punch of emotions

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 20/02/2014

    » It’s definitely something to question. Why hadn’t someone staged a muay Thai play in Thailand earlier? Maybe our sabai sabai temperament is the cause, but after all these years, Ekachai Uekrongtham has finally created a piece of theatre — Muay Thai Live — that single-mindedly uses muay Thai as the main fuel to create a spectacular live show. First opening at Asiatique earlier this year, Muay Thai Live encapsulates the origins and heroes of muay Thai in history, spanning 300 years from the past to present day, into an hour-and-a-half timeframe.


    Year of the comeback

    Brunch, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 29/12/2013

    » The year has proved to be yet another exciting one for music. It's officially the year of comebacks, as we saw new releases from some of the biggest names in rock, dance and pop _ including David Bowie, Daft Punk, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey and, quite unexpectedly, Beyonce. This year also brings us a thrilling array of newcomers, both homegrown and imported, like Chladni Chandi, Part Time Musicians and Lorde. As 2013 draws to a close, we round up some of the best singles that we've featured in the past 12 months to remind you of how great it all has been. So, with no further ado, here's our Top 20 singles of this year (in no particular order). Enjoy _ and we'll see you next year.


    Friendship boosted through sound and culture

    Life, Published on 13/11/2013

    » South Korea and the Kingdom of Thailand are joining to present cultural activities and entertainment to boost their relationship to the next level.


    Read the label

    Life, Onsiri Pravattiyagul, Published on 20/03/2013

    » When RS Promotions branched into luk thung music in 2001 with its R-Siam label, few people took much notice. But in the decade since, it has steadily gained a stronghold on the grassroots country music genre, and given it a facelift _ in terms of presentation, sound manipulation and content _ in the process. The offshoot currently houses more than 90 solo artists and groups _ the biggest stars of the luk thung circuit among them.


    Lowdown on downloads

    Life, Ung-Aang Talay, Published on 30/10/2012

    » Today, a list of small items and updates. First, Alan Gilbert's recordings with the New York Philharmonic of Nielsen's Second and Third symphonies for the Ondine label, discussed recently in this column and arguably the finest since Bernstein's 1960s version, have now been made available for downloading by the website as 24bit/192kHZ FLAC files. At 2.4GB the programme is a hefty download, but as you listen, every one of those bytes seems to be audible in a form of recorded sound that approaches the ideal. You hear everything, but without any hint of the chilly digital X-ray effect.

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