Various ‎– Thai Funk ZudRangMa



Louis Kennedy Pu Yai Lee (Chief Lee)
Meesak Nakaratch Luk Ron (Love Hot)
Chantana Kittiyapan* Chee Vit Kon Dum (A Life Of A Black Person)
The Hot Pepper Kun Rod Fai, Pai Rod Bus, Kee Chang, Kang Tent (Get On Train, Go With Bus, Elephant Ride, Put Up Tent)
Ongart Jeerapan* Ka Ma Kon Deay (I Come Alone)
Plearn Promdan* Sam Bai (Jolly)
Royal Sprite* Yang Hai Mun Kong (Don't Let Them Cheat)
Kana TNT Kod Hang Kam (The Circle Of Karma)
Panadda Chayapark* 5000 Nut (5000 Shot)
Pranee Thanasri Chown Thur Ten Rum (Ask You For A Dance)
Panadda Chayapark* Rus Pu Tin
Nakplang Krumklowna Disco Tour
Champoo Arai Arai Kor Disco (Everything Is Disco)
Buppa Saichol* Sheng Ra Bert (Bored Explosion)
Chairai Chaiyata* / Sawanee Pattana* Khow Tai Doey Loak Puin (You Should Die By Bullets)
Chantana Kittiyapan* Sa Ra Wan
Sroeng Santi* Nam Man Pang (Expensive Gasoline)
The Impossible* Do It (Till Your Satisfied)

Versions (4)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ZRMCD001 Various Thai Funk ZudRangMa(CD, Comp, Ltd, Num) ZudRangMa Records ZRMCD001 UK 2009 Sell This Version
LITA 076, LITA-076 Various Thai Funk Volume One(2xLP, Comp, Ltd, RE) Light In The Attic, Light In The Attic LITA 076, LITA-076 US 2011 Sell This Version
LITA 076, BRGR373 Various Thai Funk, Volume One(Cass, Comp, Ltd, Num) Light In The Attic, Burger Records LITA 076, BRGR373 US 2013 Sell This Version
none Various Thai Funk ZudRangMa(CDr, Album, RE, Car) ZudRangMa Records none Thailand 2015 Sell This Version


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February 22, 2015
referencing Thai Funk Volume One, 2xLP, Comp, Ltd, RE, LITA 076, LITA-076

These two comps, plus the Soundway 'Sound of Siam' and the Finders Keepers 'Thai Dai' .... oh yeah, and the Paradise Bangkok stuff - are just about the best I've discovered from Thailand, the land of smiles. I'm sure there's a lot more out there and I'm by no means an expert - but those comps are the best I've found. (Oops - just remembered the original Thai Beat A-Go-Go on Subliminal Sounds - they are great too).

The packaging on these two LITA double albums is superb... I just bought 'em on sight, regardless of the music within.
There's a ton of good stuff on them though. Including a weird version of Pink Floyd's Another Brick In the Wall.... plus odd disco, pop and funk things. Good fun.

The production is quite often the same on Thai pop records... a bit like India or Turkey where they have a fairly limited palate of studio effects - including the hyper-compressed and tinny sound which I guess is made to cut through AM radios / in cars/ shops and on cheap record players. Its a generic, universal sound. A pity that the production wasn't varied a bit more... with greater bottom-end and attention to detail. But I'm sure all thse records were cut extremely quickly, then bought, sold and forgotten about just as quick.

Fine stuff for students and curious sonic travellers.


August 4, 2014
edited over 5 years ago
referencing Thai Funk Volume One, 2xLP, Comp, Ltd, RE, LITA 076, LITA-076
I Love ZudRangMa, and these compilations especially. Some of these are quite hilarious to listen to.. "Luke Ron" for instance, almost broke down laughing at this genius James Brown cover. But is not all comedy and fun. Some of these are great covers too. Rus Pu Tin is one, an outstanding cover of Boney-M´s Rasputin. Others have great musicians and musicianship, not just karaoke dreadfulness (and some not). Some are even blistering deep funk re-incarnated fuel. But great job, and essential listening by the label.
If you are looking for samples, pick this one up (with the vol.2). Diggers paradise for breaks.