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Twice as nice for Thailand

Published June 22, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Sana, Dahyun and Tzuyu look hot in red as they perform a sexy dance in Beyonce's "Dance for You."
Sana, Dahyun and Tzuyu look hot in red as they perform a sexy dance in Beyonce’s “Dance for You.”

Twice as nice for Thailand

music June 21, 2019 01:00

By Urisara Kowitdamrong
The Nation

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The popular girl group from South Korea puts on a stunning show in Bangkok

Now on their first world tour, Twice, the much-loved girl group from South Korea, made a stop in Thailand last Saturday night and blew away their fans – known as Onces – with a truly amazing concert.

Thousands of Onces filed into Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani to find the girls were truly honouring their promise to return soon not just with a full-scale concert but also with a better show. Held at a bigger venue, their third concert in Thailand dubbed “TwiceLights” featured greater vibes, more stunning effects, and a smoother flow thanks largely to the collaboration between Thailand’s Four One One Entertainment (411ent) and South Korea’s JYP Entertainment.

Twice perform “Signal” on stage.

The concert started at 6pm sharp with a video clip showing a prism breaking into colourful beams. Black was the first colour to take over the stage, as all nine singers appeared in black attire for their opening song. Breaking away from their usual image of being “lovely”, Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Jihyo, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, Sana, Mina, Momo and Tzuyu (the first five are South Koreans, the next three Japanese while the last hails from Taiwan) looked cool as they served up “Stuck in My Head” from their latest album “Fancy” to their fans.

The mood continued with all-time favourites “Cheer Up” and “Touchdown”.

The nine goddesses then officially greeted their fans. Though speaking mainly via an interpreter, the girls also came up with a few Thai words, shouting out “Sawasdee kha. We are Twice”.


Each of the nine singers then greeted her supporters, with Chaeyoung concluding that Onces should check out the various colours that she and her bandmates would be bringing to the show.

Sana then asked for applause and cheers before the girls swung into “BDZ” and “Yes or Yes” fol¬lowed by “I want you back” and super hit “Dance the night away”.


Jeongyeon can’t hold back the tears as she sings “You in My Heart.”

Another video clip then lit up the giant screens, revealing that it was time for ‘White’. And so, when the girls returned to the stage, they were all dressed up like princesses in snowy gowns. This time, the nine formed a big circle on the centre stage and crooned “After Moon”. It was a clever bit of staging as no matter where fans were sitting in the hall, they had at least one of the supergroup facing them.

Jeonhyeon told the crowd that the next song – “You in my heart” was dedicated to all Onces, a comment that drew loud cheers.

Fans’ hearts grew even fonder when during the next song “Sunset”, their favourite singers walked around the hall getting up close and cosy with the thousands of Onces.

And then it was time for yet another clip that hinted Red would soon reign. And sure enough, Twice quickly reappeared in red costumes, performing “Heart Shaker”, “Strawberry” and “Woohoo”.

Bigger thrills followed, as  Dahyun, Sana and Tzuyu still wearing their short red dresses performed a sexy dance during their rendition of Beyonce’s “Dance for You”.

Blue-clad Momo and Jihyo competed for the cheers as they made powerful dance moves in their cover of Taemin’s “Goodbye”.

Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Mina and  Chaeyoung then paraded out in white, performing Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” to loud applause.

Back on stage after another quick break, this time in colourful attire, the girls sang “Likey” before inviting fans to sing along to “What is Love” with the lines appearing karaoke-style on the screen to make things easier and fun.

Twice then gathered at the centre of the stage and split into the same three groups as earlier in the show. In this segment, they answered questions about how they created their shows. Tzuyu, fans learnt, had encouraged Sana and Dahyun to join her sexy-dance creation.

The girls continued to share their feelings with fans before performing “Like Ooh Ahh” and “TT” while moving around the hall to wave at and entertain their fans. They closed out the session with “Fancy” and disappeared from the stage.

Of course, no concert is complete without an encore but this time, the Onces had to complete a series of missions to bring the girls back.


Twice closed out their concert with “Knock Knock”.

The quests added fun to the concert because they allowed an all-too-rare opportunity for direct participation. The fans eagerly competed with each other to catch the attention of camera staff in the hope that they would be chosen as the persons invited to the missions. And because the concert was packed with true fans, all the missions such as forming a heart with one’s body to resonate with “Heart Shaker” were quickly accomplished.

And so the girls returned to stage dressed in white tees and mint-coloured short skirts to perform “Knock Knock”. To their delight, fans treated them to a special clip of their memories of the band since its debut in 2016. Many of the moments came from the girl group’s concerts in Thailand in 2017 and 2018. And in a farewell, concert goers unfurled banners reading “Once Twice Forever” to show their unwavering love for the band.

Dahyun described the concert as a beautiful memory for both Twice and Onces and the group happily posed with fans for photos before closing out the show with “Signal” and “Stuck”.

And soon after the concert ended, Thailand’s Onces flooded social media with messages describing the concert and their beautiful memories of “TwiceLights”.


Pretty ladies all in a row

Published June 22, 2019 by SoClaimon

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The five ladies jam on the final song.
The five ladies jam on the final song.

Pretty ladies all in a row

music June 21, 2019 01:00

By Thasong Asvasena
The Nation

Two of the biggest Thai girl groups from the last century reunite for a soldout show

Excitement was high in the GSB Stadium 29 in Nonthaburi province north of Bangkok last weekend as girl groups Sao Sao Sao and Triumphs Kingdom and their fans reunited for the soldout “Present Moment in Time” concert.

Sao Sao Sao, who shot to fame in the 1980s, were in fine form, joking about their advancing years with an audience of a similar age and raising lots of laughs.

’80s trio Sao Sao Sao again shows they’ve got what it takes.

The trio, which features 54-year-olds Saowaluk “Amp” Leelaboot and Orawan “Pum” Yenpoonsuk and 51-year-old Patcharida “Maem” Wattana, both sounded and looked considerably younger thanks to wellfitting outfits and flattering makeup.

The ladies performed six songs –their own hits and some covers – in their first set, which was followed by a four-number sequence from ’90s favourites Triumphs Kingdom. The concert organisers thoughtfully posted the lyrics up on the big screen enabling the audience to sing along throughout.


Sao Sao Sao shot to fame in 1983 with many hits including “Pratoo Jai” and went on to release 10 albums over the next seven years followed by nine special records. They are regarded to this day the first girl band in Thailand’s music industry, and one of the most successful.

Next up on stage was Triumphs Kingdom featuring Surattanavee “Beau” Suviporn and Kornpassorn “Joyce” Ratanameathanont, both 38. They made an equally solid impression on fans, drawing loud cheers and long applause for such megahits as “Handkerchief” and “Love Love Love”.


The duo, a favourite with teenagers at the end of the ’90s, earned a reputation not just for their bubble gum pop but also for their signature camisole tops, which were considered highly provocative at the time. TK released four albums between 1999 and 2001, and a few singles. Beau attempted a solo comeback in 2006 but had little success.


Last week’s gig wasn’t an entirely female show, with the ladies bringing along actor/singer Prama “Panjan” Imanotai to sing a few covers and join a medley with Sao Sao Sao. The second guest was none other than upandcoming star Sirichada “Millie” Ruamrudeekul, who accompanied Pannee on “Until Now” and brought the first half of the concert to a close.

Millie recently turned down an offer to join icon group BNK48, choosing instead to go solo with the Mono Music Gelato label, a subsidiary of the Mono 29 TV Channel, which co-hosted the concert with Government Savings Bank.


The university sophomore is known for her singing and instrumental talents and is equally at ease on the piano, drums, guitar and ukulele. She performed her single “Me” before handing over to Sao Sao Sao to launch the second part of the show.

Triumphs Kingdom were next up and brought the crowd to its feet with “Don’t Get Me Wrong” and “Macho”.

Sao Sao Sao then returned to stage for an eight-song sequence that included Blondie’s “One Way Or Another” before joining up with Triumphs Kingdon for a closing medley featuring “Rak Khue Fan Pai”.

Dunk reborn in style

Published June 22, 2019 by SoClaimon

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  • The music video for “I Want Your Fashion” is an eye-popper.
  • Aiming for the international spotlight, Dunk Phunkorn has gone haute couture for his new single “I Want Your Fashion” and the EP “Runway Thriller”.

Dunk reborn in style

music June 21, 2019 01:00

By Kitchana Lersakvanitchakul

With top American talent at his back, the hitmaker is reincarnated to the tune of ‘fashion music’

Dunk Phunkorn, one of Thailand’s most successful pop stars in the late 1990s and early 2000s – his self-titled debut album sold more than a million copies – has surprised the modern mainstream audience with a new “fashion music” sound and a dapper new look.

“Fashion has always fascinated me,” he says amid raves for the single “I Want Your Fashion”.

“I got the chance to work with Clinton Sparks. I told him about my dream, my vision and my goal, but mainly I told him my music must have a feelgood vibe. I also wanted him to help plan my show.”


Dressed for success, Dunk wears a strawberry-print Gucci sweatshirt and matching sneakers with black shorts.

Sparks is a DJ-producer-singer-songwriter, as well as a radio and television personality, from Boston in the US. He was nominated for a Grammy for producing Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way”, won a BMI award for writing Pitbull’s “Shut It Down” and shared an ASCAP award with DJ Snake.

Sparks has also written or produced songs for Akon, Ludacris, 2 Chainz, Ty Dolla Sign, Lil Uzi Vert and Big Sean and released his own album “Maybe You Been Brainwashed” in 2005 and the EP “ICONoclast” in 2014.

So he was an apt choice for Dunk, who’s keen to “go inter” in a big way.


The singer models Joyce, a Hong Kong street brand, with a silver Chanel necklace and leather Gucci platform sneakers.

Dunk signed him up to produce his EP “Runway Thriller”, which includes the singles “I Want Your Fashion” and “Runway”, the latter featuring American rapper Busta Rhymes. Universal Music Thailand is handling distribution.

Dunk, whose real name is Phunkorn Boonyachinda, is 40 now. He’s making time to chat exclusively with The Nation at his house on Bangkok’s Sukhumvit Road.

“Music should make people happy,” he says. “It should be there for anyone with a broken heart. No matter how strong the lyrics, there has to be a good meaning.

“Clinton asked me what I enjoyed in life and I told him I’m a shopaholic. Shopping helps relieve my stress. At the time I was always carrying a Gucci bag.”


Guy loves his Gucci.


“The five songs on the EP are all are related to fashion, and in one of them I namedrop Michael Jackson and ‘Thriller’,” says Dunk, lounging on a semicircular sofa.

“Clinton wanted ‘I Want Your Fashion’ to be the opening track because it will really help us mount a beautiful show. I was surprised at first that he got me speaking as well as singing on the track, but in fact speaking has its own melody.

“‘I Want Your Fashion’ is like sexual desire or lust. When we love someone, we want all of them. ‘I want your fashion, I want your animal.’ The ‘animal’ represents sexual arousal. And the beat of the music is the sound of the runway,” he explains.

At the single’s launch, reporters and fans were frankly stunned, first by Dunk’s stylish looks in the accompanying music video and then when he showed up live inside a mesh ball and stepped out onto a catwalk to put on a show.


Leslie Kee, a Singaporean photographer based in Japan, directed the video. He was the first Asian photographer to contribute to Vogue magazine when its Asian edition was introduced. His work has also been seen in GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, Esquire and Rolling Stone.

Dunk says he made careful choices about every aspect of his new incarnation and is “proud that foreigners appreciate my work”.

“The first two singles illustrate my identity. The first is like an overture and the second features Busta Rhymes. The music video will be filmed in July. That will really be the opening track of my EP.

“People might not understand what the video’s about, but actually it’s about the truth of life – the unavoidable cycle of birth, old age, sickness and death. It opens with me standing among a group of dancers who once performed on Madonna’s ‘Bambi’.

“Then I’m in a red costume and wig, in a spacecraft coming to Earth to fight the lust of humans, especially men. I’m in a warrior costume to fight this lust. Leslie was thinking of both of weddings and funerals with the opening sound of an organ.”


Dunk, who’s celebrating his 20th anniversary in show business and has never been off the A-list at Universal Music Thailand, expects to tour abroad after the EP’s release sometime in the coming months.

“I’m not sure how successful it will be because it’s like starting over from zero,” he says. “I don’t want to have high hopes, with so many new artists coming out these days, but I’ll do my best and most importantly be myself.

“I would love it if Thais focus on my music more than my fashion. It’s just a coincidence that I’m a singer who has a strong passion for fashion.”

Gob brings the love

Published June 22, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Gob brings the love

music June 21, 2019 01:00


Songstress Saovanit “Gob” Navapan returns to the stage for her second solo concert “Shades of Love” at Ibis Styles Bangkok on Khao San Road on June 23 at 2pm and 7pm, three years after her debut.

She’ll be singing covers of much-loved tunes by such world-famous artists such as Barbra Streisand, Carole King, Stevie Wonder, Rod Stewart, Diana Krall, Michael Buble and Motown. Nop Phonchamni is her guest.

Tickets are available at her Facebook page: Gob Saovanit Concert Series.

Trapped up and ready to dance

Trap and dubstep step into the spotlight at the second instalment of “It’s A Trap” taking place at the Performance Hall of Show DC on Rama IX Road on July 5 from 6pm to 2am.

The festival features international headliners Herobust, Jayceeoh, NvrLeft, Lit Lords and 12th Planet as well as the country’s trap and dubstep DJs.

Tickets are available at http://www.Ticketmelon.com.

Bolbbalgan get the blossoms

South Korean duo Bolbbalgan4 are heading back to Bangkok for a fan meeting and concert at Moonstar Studio 8 on July 13, as a part of their “2019 BOL4 Asia Tour <BLOSSOM>”.

Ahn Jiyoung and Woo Jiyoon made their debut with the single “Fight Day” from the minialbum “Red Ickle”.

Tickets are available at http://www.Ticketmelon.com.

Bring back the rock

Twenty-two rockers will share the stage for the first time in the Green Concert No 22, “The Lost Rock Songs”, at Royal Paragon Hall of Siam Paragon on September 78.

The rockers are Billy Ogan, Poo Blackhead, Eed Fly, Kob Taxi, Maew Jirasak, Ing Achita, Um Ammarin, Tai Tanawut, Dit Smile Buffalo, Zax I-Zax, Jugg Chawin, Peck Bluesky, Sukanya Miguel, Ie Prannee, In Budokan, Lek Praow, The Must, Po Yokee Playboy, Chai PongPong, Khajohnsak Ratananisai, Kasab Champadib and More Krajai.

Tickets are available at http://www.ThaiTicketMajor.com.

Night out with NCT

South Korean boy band sensation NCT is coming to Thailand with a show at Thunder Dome, Muang Thong Thani on June 22 at 5pm as part of their world “Neo City” tour.

Fans can expect to hear such hits as “Fire Truck”, “Limitless”, “Cherry Bomb”, “Touch”, “Regular” and “Simon Says”.

Tickets are available at all branches of counter service including 7Eleven and http://www.AllTicket.com.

Raving for charity

Published June 22, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Raving for charity

music June 20, 2019 01:00


French house DJ Dombresky is in Bangkok and will be manning the deck at Violett in The Third Place Building on Soi Thonglor 10 tomorrow night in One Asia’s “We Rave We Share” debut party.

This allows clubbers to pay it forward for a “give and take” experience with all the profits donated to foundations and other charity efforts that join the campaign.

A member of DJ Snake’s Pardon My French crew, Dombresky has performed at worldclass events such as Ultra Music Festival Miami, Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, and Coachella.

Find out more at Line: @ONE.ASIA.

Partying with Berg

Israel-based artist Berg, who has entertained hundreds of thousands of followers around the world, is coming to Thailand next Wednesday for a gig at Lit Club on Pradit Manutham Road.

His performances encompass half-dozen of the world’s most acclaimed – and massive – dance parties, including Brazil’s Tribe Festival and Experience Festival, Mexico’s Equinox Festival, Denmark’s Tam Tam Festival, Israel’s Unity Festival and France’s Inox Festival.

For more information and reservations, call (095) 825 4298 (English) and (081) 858 6062 (Thai).

Music that’s magnificent

Insanity Nightclub on Sukhumvit Soi 11 invites all EDM fans to a night of quality house music featuring special guests Magnificence.

The Dutch duo who will be manning the deck on Wednesday have released a series of tracks on such world-renowned labels as Spinnin Records, Revealed Recordings & Protocol.

Find out more by calling (082) 731 8885 or check out the club’s Line and Facebook pages.

Fabulously freestyle

Clap and Zaap play host to another instalment of the “D15 Nights Freestyle” event series at Barbarbar in Arena 10 ion Soi Thonglor 10 on June 28.

Spinning the sounds is Korean female DJ Sura, who’s known for her high-energy electronic dance music.

For more information and reservations, please call (085) 253 2000.

Beam in the groove

Potato Head Beach Club Bali resident DJ and founder of HAHA Industries Dean Dixon is coming to Beam at 72 Courtyard on Sukhumvit Soi 55 on June 28 where he’ll join up with DJs Sweed, DJ Realplayett and Jahjaboyz for a night of blowout sounds.

Book your table at (088) 580 3344.

He’s a Wiz

Published June 22, 2019 by SoClaimon

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He’s a Wiz

music June 19, 2019 01:00


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Hot American rapper Wiz Khalifa is on his way to Thailand to host what promises to be one of the parties of the year, the “Illuzion x Absolut Present Wiz Khalifa” concert, at Illuzion Phuket on September 12 starting at 9pm onwards.

Khalifa made his debut in the music industry in 2006 after signing with Warner Bros and went on to release the hit single “Say Yeah”. Khalifa later left Warner Bros and released his second album “Deal or No Deal” before moving on to Atlantic Records for “Kush and Orange Juice”.

Other hits include “Black and Yellow”, “Rolling Papers” and the eponymous “Work Hard, Play Hard” and “Remember You” off the “ONIFC” albums.

Tickets are available at http://www.AirAsiaRedTix.com and http://www.Eventpop.me and by calling (093) 583 4766.

Voices made in heaven

Published June 19, 2019 by SoClaimon

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  • David Gimenez

Voices made in heaven

music June 17, 2019 01:00


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World-famous tenor Jose Carreras closed out the 2019 edition of Bangkok’s 21st International Festival of Dance & Music

The World’s leading opera singer Jose Carreras accompanied by Irish soprano Celine Byrne will bring down the curtain on the six-week long Bangkok’s 21st International Festival of Dance & Music on October 23.

An integral member of the memorable Three Tenors, Carreras along with Luciano Pavarotti and Placido Domingo mesmerised the world by introducing the world of opera to a whole new generation. Herbert von Karajan called Carreras the most powerful embodiment of Don Jose [in Carmen] stating that he was “the Don Jose I had always dreamed of”.

Born in Barcelona, Carreras was mesmerised by opera at age six when he saw Mario Lanza perform in the movie “The Great Caruso”. At 11 he sang a Verdi aria on national radio. He has reportedly sung more than 60 Verdi and Puccini operas and was the star of the Franco Zeffirelli production “La Boheme”.

He has performed at four Fifa World Cup Finals including at the Dodger Stadium, at the Barcelona Olympics and at the world’s most prestigious opera theatres and festivals, including La Scala in Milan, New York Metropolitan Opera House, and London’s Royal Opera House.

And now at 72, he is contemplating giving up the stage to focus on his Leukaemia Foundation. His appearance in Bangkok is one of the stops on his farewell global concert tour.

Accompanying him in Bangkok is Ireland’s foremost opera singer, the internationally acclaimed soprano Celine Byrne who has frequently appeared on opera stages across Europe and USA, as well as China, Russia and Mexico. A vivacious artiste, she has sung a variety of opera roles and is the first-prize winner of the prestigious Maria Callas Grand Prix.

Byrne entered the opera world late, discovering opera only at 18 when working in Italy as an au pair. Inspired, she took singing lessons and is today a leading star (her Carnegie Hall debut was in 2007). A career highlight for Byrne was performing for Pope Francis along with Andrea Bocelli in Dublin during the papal visit to Ireland.

Also adding heft to the Bangkok performance is the presence of conductor David Gimenez whose extraordinary understanding of the voice has seen him perform with leading singers in the world, and with orchestras like TeatroallaScala, Vienna Staatsoper and Royal Opera House Covent Garden.

So what can the audience expect? In brief, an exciting mix of operatic highlights mixed with popular music and pop hits.

In an interview to The Sydney Morning Herald Carreras described his thought process, “I am constantly thinking about what I’m doing [when performing] but at the same time it comes naturally. It is difficult to explain. The soul produces the emotion. And the brain is telling the emotions where they have to go. And it is something that comes together, in the song.”

Supporting the festival are Bangkok Bank PCL, B. Grimm Group, BMW Thailand, Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, Indorama Ventures, Ministry of Culture, Nation Group, PTT Public Company Limited, PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited, Singha Corporation, Thai Union Group PCL, Thai Airways International and Tourism Authority of Thailand.

Country folk with Tai

Published June 16, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Country folk with Tai

music June 14, 2019 01:00


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Luk thung singer Tai Orathai performs her debut solo concert, “Dokya Klang Muangyai” at GMM Live House on the eighth floor of CentralWorld on June 22 at 7pm.

The singer, who has been on Thailand’s music scene for more than 16 years, has produced a series of hits including “Dokya Nai Papoon”, “Kin Khao Rue Yang”, and “Yoo Nai Jai Samer”.

Her guests include Pai Pongsatorn and Tree Chainarong.

Tickets cost from Bt1,500 to Bt5000 for VIPs, the latter also getting a hooded sweater and an MP3 recording.

They’re available at http://www.ThaiTicketMajor.com/concert/concertdokya2019.html.

In memory of Sa-nga

Sala Chalermkrung remembers National Artist Sa-nga Arumpee with the concert, “Khid Thueng … Khru Jaew 98 Pee”, at Sala Chalermkrung Royal Theatre on June 23.

Concertgoers can expect to hear many hits from such TV dramas as “Namta Sangtai”, “Sabai Prae”, “Monrak Dokkamtai”, “Ruan Pae”, and “Sud Thirak”. They’ll be covered by veteran singers Suthep Wongkamhaeng, Jintana Suksathit, Wiratch Yoothaworn, Winai Panthurak and Nantawan Mekyai.

The concert starts at 2 and tickets cost Bt1,000 at the door.

Call (02) 225 87578 and (02) 623 81489 or visit http://www.ThaiTicketMajor.com.

A toast to love

Lyricists Nitipong Honark and Boyd Kosiyabong will present their timeless songs in the upcoming concert, “The Lyrics of Love: Greatest Hits of Dee & Boyd” being staged at Royal Paragon Hall on July 13 and 14.

Amp Saowaluck, Nop Ponchamni, Christina Aguilar, Pod Tanachai, Mai Charoenpura, Burin Boonvisut, Masha Wattanapanich, Noi Pru, Nat Myria, and Ben Chalathit will perform.

Tickets are from Bt2,000 to Bt5,000 at Thai Ticket Major. Call (02) 262 3456.

Pedal to the metal

Pong Stone Metal Fire, Blackhead, Billy Ogan, Eed Fly, Kob Taxi and Retrospect as well as guest Sek LoSo will rock the stage in “The Rock Power Concert” taking place at Thunder Dome, Muang Thong Thani on July 27.

The show starts at 7pm and tickets costing from Bt800 to Bt1,200 are selling out fast at Thai Ticket Major.

All rapped out

The winners, contestants and commentators from all seasons of “The Rapper” are getting together on July 27 at Royal Paragon Hall for the hip-hop extravaganza “The Rapper All-Star Concert”.

Producers Joey Boy and Khan Thaitanium along with commentators Golf F–king Hero, UrboyTJ, Twopee Southside and Pujan Longmike will share the emcee honours.

Tickets are available at Thai Ticket Major counters and online.

Orchestral manoevres in the light

Published June 16, 2019 by SoClaimon

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French violinist Renaud Capucon practices with the new application “NomadPlay”, created by the French startup Digital Music Solutions, which can replace virtually every orchestral musician.
French violinist Renaud Capucon practices with the new application “NomadPlay”, created by the French startup Digital Music Solutions, which can replace virtually every orchestral musician.

Orchestral manoevres in the light

music June 14, 2019 01:00

By Agence France-Presse
Aixen-Provence, France

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Solo, yet tutti: A new app puts an orchestra in your living room

It’s a musician’s dream – rehearse alongside a full orchestra, but in your own living room.

And the immersive experience is possible because, yes, there’s an app for that, courtesy of a French startup, Digital Music Solutions.

“NomadPlay” is all down to an algorithm which separates out the sound components of a score to remove any instrument as desired, fading out an oboe or piano part for instance, and allowing the home musician to join the fray.

“When we were young we all practised with records to get the impression we were playing along with the Vienna or Berlin philharmonic. That was very gratifying,” says internationally renowned French violinist Renaud Capucon, 43.

“But it was a nightmare when our parents heard us play because it just wasn’t the same thing!”

Now, thanks to the app, “you’re accompanied by an orchestra all on your own in your room – it’s extraordinary.”

Clothilde Chalot and Hannelore Guittet started Digital Music Solutions in Paris five years ago.

Their app can be downloaded for free on a phone or tablet and offers a catalogue of albums, ranging from Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony to Schubert’s Fantasia in F Minor.

Amateurs and professionals buy the pieces for between five and 20 euros (Bt175 and Bt700), Capucon, the app’s “ambassador,” gave a demonstration of its capabilities at the Festival de Paques in the southern town of Aixen-Provence in April.

Taking Ravel’s string quartet, he clicked on the violin symbol to eliminate the sound of the part, before accompanying the piece with his own instrument.

The concept is similar to that of karaoke, where fans grab the mic to provide their own vocals to the original backing track.

Yet the NomadPlay app is more elaborate.


French violinist Renaud Capucon practices with the new application “NomadPlay”, created by the French startup Digital Music Solutions, which can replace virtually every orchestral musician.


First off, you can search by level – beginner, intermediate, experienced or expert – or by instrument, as well as by composer.

You can increase or slow down the tempo, repeat a bar or part of a bar and even annotate the score.

Capucon says the app is brimming with educational promise as it can help budding musicians “learn a work more quickly with this harmonic help.”

For professionals such as himself, the system offers a “huge time gain” as “when finally you practise with the others, you already have the reflexes”.

He does concede, however, that the app per se will not transform the user into a musical genius.

“It’s not going to turn you into a (Yehudi) Menuhin or (Mstislav) Rostropovich”.

Indeed “if the pupil only works with the app you could say it’s dangerous… but from the point of view of speeding up the job, it is very positive,” Capucon adds.

For Marc Bourreau, a teacher and lecturer at engineering college Telecom ParisTech, applications dedicated to music, be it for listening, mixing or editing, have become ever more sophisticated.

“This digitally-pushed evolution eliminated the frontier between creator/artist and consumer,” he says.

In an age where “children grow up with their tablets you have to give music this technological and entertaining side to spark their interest,” adds Dominique Bluzet, executive director at the Festival de Paques.

Bluzet says concerts these days are no longer the only way to introduce young people to music.

NomadPlay is already working with the Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra, National Orchestra of France’s Ile de France region around Paris and their Rouen-Normandy equivalent.

It hopes to extend its repertoire by September to include scores played by a broader range of ensembles.

“We shall be able to try out the tempo of different conductors (and offer) preparation which affords musicians greater flexibility,” Capucon enthuses.

Chalot says the app can offer discs a second life.

“We wanted to find a new economic model for recorded music which has been around for 100 years,” adds the 38-year-old, who has worked at the Paris Opera and the Rouen-Normandy Opera.

“We tell independent and major labels that ‘this is also a way of getting your artists known’,” said Chalot.

Around a dozen people worked on the app, whose creation was partly funded by the CMCIC Innovation investment fund and French culture ministry.

“The day we ran the first tests I cried. It was magnificent,” Chalot recalls.

To date, the catalogue is purely classical music but the company says it is in talks with independent pop and rock producers as it looks to “open up to all genres.”

Top Malaysian DJ in town

Published June 13, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Top Malaysian DJ in town

music June 13, 2019 01:00


DJ Reeve, the Red Bull Thre3style Malaysia Champion, makes his way back to Bangkok for a second gig at Sugar Club Bangkok on June 20. From his humble beginnings growing up in Melaka, Reeve has become one of Malaysia’s most passionate and prominent comeups.

He will be the main act after MD Mochio, DJ Golf Indro, DJ Ethemiz, Triple Threat and Sugar Babes.

For more information and reservations, call (061)391 3111 or email: info@sugarclubbangkok.com.

The scene at Seen

Seen Rest aurant & Bar, located on two floors of Avani Riverside Bangkok Hotel on Charoenkrung Road, launches a new menu and introduces beats by DJs Kraak and Smaak tomorrow night starting from 8.

The 26th-floor restaurant and lounge is a 1980’s-meets-Art Deco hideaway of indoor-outdoor spaces, framed by floor-to-ceiling views of the Chao Phraya River, with a menu featuring organic creations by inspired chef Alexandre Castaldi.

The 27th-floor rooftop bar features daybed seating overlooking the skyline, accompanied by crafty cocktails by headmixologist Mochammed Fadli.

Book a seat at (02) 431 9120 or visit Facebook/Seen Restaurant & Bar Bangkok.

Beating those drums

Dubway Sessions – Thailand’s premier bass music event created by respected Bangkok drum & Bass DJ Dragon is bringing the renowned selector from the legendary DubStuy crew, Q-Mastah from Brooklyn to De Commune on Sukhumvit 55 on Saturday night from 9pm to 2am.

The American DJ will showcase his full spectrum of bass heavy beats as well as reggae, dancehall, future dub, dubstep, jungle and electronica, together with local DJs Fiyah Burning and Olbi Iyah.

Find out more at Facebook page Dubway Sessions on messenger.

He’s got rhythm

Insanity Nightclub on Sukhumvit 11 is holding a night of quality house music featuring a special guest, one half of Flaremode, Johnny Chiappetta from Italy, on June 19.

Chiappetta is a resident DJ at DJ Mag MY Radio and has made regular appearances at the biggest venues and festivals worldwide, including Tomorrowland and Billboard Radio.

For more information and reservations, call (082) 731 8885.

Sweet dreams with Nghtmre

American DJ and electronic dance music producer Nghtmre will come to Thailand for a show at Onyx on RCA on June 20 from 10pm to 2am.

The Los Angeles-based DJ will thrill the audience to his high-energy electro house and bass-heavy trap and future bass music.

Call (081) 645 1166 or visit facebook page: ONYX and its website.

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