The modern Thai music in this section broadly falls into two categories: molam and luk thung. Both are styles that hail from the rural areas of Thailand. Luk thung means ‘song of the field’ whilst ‘molam’ or ‘mor lam’ translates as ‘doctor of dance’, and comes from the north eastern region of the country, Isan. If you’re after a decent introduction to both genres, you can check these compilations here on Paradise Bangkok, Soundway and Finders Keepers.
As the rest of the world has caught up with the many musical gems produced in Thailand, and other countries in SE Asia it has become increasingly difficult to find original copies of classic molam and luk thung releases. This selection is all taken from our personal archive, and it is unlikely the majority of these releases will come back in stock again in the future.