One of our favorite labels — ZudRangMa — just opened up their very own shop in Bangkok! If you’re not familiar with their excellent comps of Thai Funk, Molam, Isan Sound, and Luk Thung, then you must check them out!
Thai Funk: ZudRangMa Vol. 1
Thai Funk: ZudRangMa Vol. 2
Luk Thung! The Roots Of Thai Funk: ZudRangMa Vol. 3
And oh boy, their new shop looks SICK! So many prize records on the wall. And believe us, you will not see these records anywhere else. Below is a few shots of the shop that ZudRangMa posted on their Facebook page. For more, check out their page HERE!
Last December we reported that ZudRangMa Records, one of our favorite purveyors of Thai Funk (molam, luk thung etc), openend their first store in Bangkok. Well, we just got word that they got an awesome new location that’s hopefully a bit more riot proof (they last store went up in flames after a student protest! thankfully little was lost). After the jump, check out some photos of the new shop they sent our way and also…keep this on the super DL…but word is Light In The Attic and ZudRangMa are working on a joint release! Good things to come…
Just a little sneak peek of two upcoming releases! Some two years ago we distributed two deep volumes compiled by Maft Sai for ZudRangMa Records entitled Thai Funk: ZudRangMa Vol. 1 & 2. Both volumes were CD-only and showcased a broad range of Thai pop, garage rock, funk, and disco tracks by a cross-section of local 1960s-70s artists unknown outside of Southeast Asia.
Thai Funk Volume 2 (LITA 078)
For those who missed the first edition or prefer their music (as we do) on black wax, Thai Funk Volume 1 is now available as a stunning double LP package (LITA 076). Housed in a deluxe gatefold “tip-on” old-school jacket with a plethora of vintage album art, lovingly remastered audio, and to top it off, the beautiful Thai print hand-stitched cloth outer sleeve (w/ four color/pattern variations) that the original CD was famous for. Check some photos of the bags below!
Hey, Hey, never fear…THAI FUNK IS HERE! These are hot off an international flight from the past and ready to get in your head and mess things up. YUH! Compiled by Maft Sai (of Thailand’s ZudRangMa Records, who released the original CD versions), Thai Funk Volume 1 and Thai Funk Volume 2 are expanded and remastered and decked the funk out.
Both volumes feature:
Double LP housed in a deluxe “tip-on” Stoughton jacket
Beautifully packaged in a HAND-STITCHED CLOTH OUTER SLEEVE (10+ pattern variations)
Meticulously restored and remastered audio
Features original album art and introduction by Maft Sai
Download card for full album + three bonus tracks!
Check out the “What’s Inside?” videos below and order your copy of Thai Funk Volume 1 (LITA 076 | 2x LP) and Volume 2 (LITA 078 | 2x LP) now!
Illustration by Drew Christie - http://www.drewchristie.com/
A few months back we unleashed unto to world the two volume set Thai Funk Volume 1 and Thai Funk Volume 2 . Originally released as limited CDs by ZudRangMa Records in 2009, our vinyl-only editions sport newly remastered audio, double LPs housed in nice ‘n’ heavy “Tip-On” Stoughton jackets with rare album covers, download cards, PLUS hand-stitched cloth bags. Style for miles and flavor for days. If you don’t have these yet (both pressings are nearly sold out), then here’s your chance to pick up both volumes for the price of free. You’re welcome.
For your chance to win, leave us a comment below with your name and email address (kept private). Tell us about your favorite Thai dish, restaurant, band, city, etc. Let us know what you’re thinking! Winner picked at random and announced next Friday, 3/16 at 12PM PST.
This is the first in a series of compilations on key producers of modern Molam music from Northeast Thailand. Compiled by Maft Sai and releaesed by ZudRangMa Records (who we did our Thai Funk Volume 1 and Volume 2 anthologies with), Theppabutr Productions: The Man Behind the Molam Sound 1972-75, explores the Thai music scene in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980′s. These pioneers created an exciting, electric sound from the centuries-old folk music traditions of the region, releasing groove-laden vinyl gems that sound just as fresh and dynamic today as they did nearly fifty years ago. Up first is the legendary producer Theppabutr Satirodchompu, the man behind the modern Molam sound. Check out the videos below for audio samples and more info and pick up the CD at LightInTheAttic.net!
Light In The Attic & Burger Records are stoked to bring you Thai Funk Vol. 1&Thai Funk Vol. 2 on limited edition cassette! Over four years ago, Bangkok crate digger Maft Sai from ZudRangMa Records Thailand complied two now legendary volumes of 1960’s and 70’s Thai pop, garage rock, funk, and disco from a selection of artists unknown outside of Southeast Asia. Both packed with songs culled from the used record bins and bustling street markets of the region. Distributed worldwide by Light In The Attic Records, our dreams of seeing this archival project reissued on loud and proud vinyl has come to fruition, but we couldn’t stop there. Now these two crucial compilations are available on cassette!
Despite the foreign track names and indigenous delivery, Thai Funk occasionally echoes the familiar motifs of Western pop, rock, and soul acts like Pink Floyd, B.T. Express, and James Brown. Combined with original material filled with ample fuzz guitar, burning organ, funky drumming, and passionate vocals, hitting play on these cassettes opens a musical door that very few in the western world have dared explore. Picture yourself at a seedy Bangkok discotheque in 1979 with your best friends and prepare to party the night away.
For those who worship at the altar of vinyl, Record Store Day is like Christmas, Eid, Thanksgiving and Diwali, all rolled into one. It’s a day when artists and labels celebrate the unsung heroes of the music business – the guys and gals of independent record stores – and it’s just around the corner! This Saturday, April 20th, to be exact.
As you might already know, we have a slew of tasty releases coming at you in honor of this joyous holiday. For a sneak peek inside all four of our official Record Store Day 2013 titles, watch the video below!
Mercury Rev: Deserted Songs - rare demos, extra cuts and lost tracks that fell through the cracks of the 1998 classic, Deserter’s Songs. Pressed on blue and white vinyl (randomly packed) and housed in a hand-numbered tip-on jacket, including an insert with a note from Mercury Rev’s Jonathan Donahue and Grasshopper.
Various Artists: Theppabutr Productions: The Man Behind The Molam Sound 1972-75 - double LP in an old-school, tip-on gatefold jacket housed in an o-card, plus a fold-out poster. 400 random copies are pressed on gold wax. The release follows the celebrated Thai Funk: ZudRangMa compilations and gives an in depth look at the work of the man who was, essentially, the Berry Gordy of Thailand’s Molam sound.
Just like you, we’ll be hitting the streets this Saturday, showing our undying love and affection for the stores that keep us in the biz and satisfy our undying hunger for discovering great tunes! Be sure to follow us on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, and FACEBOOK to track our RSD 2013 pilgrimage and be privy to some killer giveaways and prizes!
We are also stoked to announce that Roky Erickson will be dropping by Waterloo Records in his home town of Austin Texas to say hello and sign copies of his RSD 7″! If you’re in town be sure to stop by!