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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Farewell to Absent Friends and What Was 2016 in Bangkok’s Nightlife

We say goodbye to 2016 and with it many of the world's most influential artists and musicians. For us Thais it was a year many were overcome with grief due to the passing of our beloved King Bhumibol. DJs, promoters and club owners stopped all activities out of respect for His Majesty.
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Forgotten Funk: Studio Lam Revives South Africa’s Apartheid-Era Bubblegum Tonight

Kwaito’s electronic sounds may reign today among South African youth, but back in the ‘80s near the end of the apartheid era there was...
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Bangkok This Week: Jizz Jazz, Alt Rock, House, Techno

The monsoons have arrived with a vengeance, but the good news is that this week is full of concerts and dope club nights.

Dank Memes, Strange Brews Remixed at Internet-Culture Bar

On the first floor of a random house down a random street in Lat Phrao, a tall man serves food and drinks foods while projecting random memes upon a wall.

Belles of the Bar: Women Call the Shots at this Bangkok Highball Bar

BANGKOK — At this downtown cocktail bar, the women are running the show.
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MELA to Take Bangkok on a 10-Hour Techno Odyssey

MELA honcho Krit Morton returns to Bangkok after an eventful year to host a 10-hour epic techno fest later this month.

Techno Fades as Bangkok Loses Itself to Hip-Hop

BANGKOK — Less than three years after Beam opened as Bangkok’s premier temple to techno, it recently dropped the bass for the last time and demoted all the higher-BPM beats to its ground-floor bar.
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Def Jokes? Laugh at Canadian Stand-Up’s Hearing Woes

BANGKOK — Start next weekend with a laugh when a Canadian comedian steps onto the stage of a downtown comedy club. As part of his...

‘Stray’ Into Left-Field Beats Friday at Whiteline

In 2009, London-based producer Stray earned props in the Drum ‘n’ Bass, or DnB, scene with his debut work “Timbre.” Released as a B-side, the track’s abstract atmospherics, off-kilter beats and climactic amen breakbeats had the scene waxing lyrical over the producer's studio wizardry.

Best Places to Get Drunk? Find Out at Bangkok Bar Awards

BANGKOK — Is it going to be a speakeasy hidden behind a locker or a Chinatown joint sourcing Thai ingredients? Will Thonglor’s Rabbit Hole dominate a second year?

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