Apichat Pakwan is a group of musicians from Thailand & The Netherlands. They make what they call Esantronics – a mix of Esan folkmusic (molam), dub, hiphop & electro.
Unique about Apichat Pakwan is their mix of very traditional instruments with innovative live electronics.
They play original Esan repertory as well as their own new interpretations and compositions, all on a bass-heavy dub foundation.
The group was formed in Thailand by producer Olivier Schreuder (Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 1980), who met a group of highly talented Thai musicians of the new generation in the city of Khon Kaen while studying the local traditional music & instruments. Currently the group consists of Pummisakseri ‘Pum’ Sasida (phin, kaen, vot, saw), Wimonmat ‘Wiw’ Kangjantha (voice, percussion, dance), Angkanang ‘Num’ Pimwankum (percussion, saw, dance) and Olivier Schreuder (electronics, kaen, percussion).
Apichat Pakwan released their first 10” vinyl single Angkanang in December 2016 on Animist Records, followed by the second vinyl single E-Ong Muan Sun in 2017. A 9-track CD was presented soon after, receiving excellent reviews and regular airplay by BBC Radio.
Apichat Pakwan makes immediate impact with their first liveshows in Thailand. Their debut is performing at the Khon Kaen Filmfestival, followed by shows at local folkmusicclub Kittasin in Khon Kaen, and the Siam Paragon Songkran Wonderland Festival in Bangkok.
Following this succes the group tours in the Netherlands in June/July 2017. They present their first EP in Amsterdam at their European debut liveshow. Their shows on several festivals in the Netherlands, amongst which the Thailand Grand Festival in the Hague on invitation by the Thai Embassy, are enthusiastically received by the audience and gain them many new fans – both Western & Thai.
2018 brings more shows in clubs & festivals in Thailand (a.o. Jai Thep Festival), as well as a tour in Singapore (Lasalle, Kult Kafe, SOTA). Producer Olivier Schreuder has also been a longtime DJ and collector of rare vinyl records. Together with Angkanang he also regularly DJ’s under the name of Apichat Pakwan, sharing dancefloor gems he found in Thailand and elsewehere in the world.
In September 2018 the third single of Apichat Pakwan called ‘Leh’ gets released on Animist Records.
Selecta Rainny : Originally from Khon Kaen, Isan Fon Overstay Pornpiroon Supannafai a.k.a Selecta Rainny is an up and coming world music performer. Through living with different communities and digging through her own musical heritage she has come up with the “journeys “ where she take the listeners to a melodic word tour. She is with world is the title chosen as she spins as she speaks with mood swings and frenetic dances … Molam / Dub / Global Bass / Diggi Cumbia / Indian Beat / African Sound / Balkan Carnival / Arab Trap
Date: Fri 24 Aug 2018
Time: 8 pm till late
Ticket: 150 THB
Place: The Overstay on Charansanitwong road between soi 40 and 40/1