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    From Belize with love

    Brunch, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 26/05/2019

    » Ariel Zetina may be best known as one of Chicago's fiercest DJs (the Mother of the Windy City Club Scene, as some have suitably appointed her), but she's more than meets the eye. Having come from a theatre and poetry background, the American-Belizean artist is well-versed in cutting-edge performance art. In fact, her first foray into music-making was born out of necessity, simply because she couldn't find a piece of music that would fit a show she was working on as part of collaborative performance art group Witch Hazel. After relocating to Chicago some years later, she finally found her place and essentially herself in the city's thriving queer/trans club scene, which provided her with the impetus to fuse house and techno sounds with her own multicultural flavours.

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    The light between oceans

    Brunch, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 16/12/2018

    » From its origins as the solo project of guitarist Noppanan Panicharoen in 2006, Inspirative has steadily evolved into one of Thailand's most consistent post-rock bands. The line-up now boasts four additional members: bassist Amornthep Masawang, guitarist Pongpat Phaukwattana, drummer Sirichai Chanmanklakul and pianist/vocalist Wuttipong Huangpetch. The quintet established themselves on the Bangkok indie circuit through gigs at legendary indie nights like Dudesweet and Mind The Gap. This, naturally, led to the release of Floating Down Through The Clouds, their debut three-track EP whose title was inspired by the lyrics to Pink Floyd's 1983 prog-rock ballad, The Gunners Dream. This was followed by the equally stellar releases Mysteriously Awake and Memories Come Rushing Up To Meet Me Now.

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    It's all peachy

    Brunch, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 09/12/2018

    » Apart from the show's male winner Rangsan "Songkran" Panyaruen, The Voice Thailand Season 2 gave us a handful of female vocalists who'd showed strong potential including Violette Wautier and Rapeeporn "Lukpeach" Tantragoon. The former, as you may well be aware, has just started self-releasing her own music to wide acclaim. Lukpeach, on the other hand, found herself snug under the wing of Malama Collective, a co-op record label founded by Bangkok-based indie-music streaming platform Fungjai.

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    Top 20 singles of 2018 (Part 1)

    Brunch, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 23/12/2018

    » As is tradition, we're wrapping up the year with a special two-part series featuring some of the best music to have come out locally and globally over the past 12 months. Culled from our 40-plus playlists stretching back to January, these tracks represent trends, cultural highlights and states of mind that reflect the times we're all living in (and trying to make some sense of). We present to you this week the bottom half of our annual round-up, a vibrant batch consisting of pop mainstays like Mariah Carey and exciting newcomers like Hana Vu and Now, Now. And with that said, here's to a new year of fewer whales choking on plastic bags, of nobody getting trapped in a cave, and maybe -- just maybe -- of an election.

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    No Child’s Play

    Brunch, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 22/02/2015

    » American writer, comic, actor and rapper Donald Glover shows off his many layers of talent in a double-release as Childish Gambino.

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    Boogie down one last time

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 13/01/2015

    » Johnny Otis was one of the pioneers of R&B, a key but often neglected figure in the development of rock'n'roll. Otis passed away, aged 90, at his home in California in 2012, after a lifetime in show business as a performer and band leader, composer, arranger, producer, disc jockey, nightclub owner, talent scout, political activist and cartoonist. He had over 20 R&B and pop hits between 1948-60 and was responsible for the discovery of Etta James, Hank Ballard, Jackie Wilson and Little Esther Jones, among others.

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    Staying aloft

    Life, Published on 07/12/2017

    » If you have to envision what the future of Thai music looks like, the 24-year-old gangly, porcelain-skinned Staygold is probably your perfect representation. Young, multitalented, fashion-conscious, social-media-savvy and self-reliant, Staygold encompasses that new mentality where conventional means, strict categorisations, manufactured packages and rigid systems are considered passé.

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    TOP 20 singles of 2017

    Brunch, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 24/12/2017

    » Congratulations! You've made it to through the year, a rather challenging one characterised by a series of unfortunate events from the rise of the Alt-Right and the Weinstein scandal to devastating hurricanes and sights of starving polar bears. We've also lost a handful of musicians along the way -- Soundgarden's Chris Cornell, Linkin Park's Chester Bennington and Tom Petty, to name but a few. Thankfully, those who are still alive and kicking have served up some of the most memorable tunes we've had the pleasure of hearing this year. Handpicked from our Playlists over the last 12 months, here are the top 20 singles that have defined the year that was. This week we're counting down from 20 up to 11 and the rest will be revealed next week. Before we close up the shop, let's once again pat ourselves on the back for this year was no child's play by any standards. May you have strength and courage to wade through Donald Trump's tweets and Prayut Chan-o-cha's tantrums in the coming year.

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    Descending onto the Dance floor

    Brunch, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 13/08/2017

    » On their new seven-track EP, Toronto's Moon King trade their shoegaze tendency with old-school disco and Detroit house.

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    Stepping Out into the Light

    Brunch, Published on 22/01/2017

    » If there's an adage that could succinctly describe the overall sonic aesthetic of The xx up to this point, it would be "less is more". As trite as that may sound, the trio's 2009 self-titled debut was a prime exercise in restraint and impactful minimalism -- a meek concoction of hypnotic basslines, stark drum machine and laconic, understated vocals that recall a furtive whisper in the dark. It's the kind of music made principally by introverts for introverts, but somehow, along the way, its indie-slash-R&B-slash-soul appeal attracted a far wider audience. The group went on to win the Mercury Prize the following year and suddenly found themselves struggling with a pop star status.

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