Ahead of his late night set in The Quarry this year, check out Bangkok’s own Sarayu and his top five tracks:
1. Nathan Fake – The Sky Was Pink (James Holden Remix) [Border Community]
This one had to be in there because James Holden is one of the first artists that I listened to when I started getting into electronic music. This remix, for me, is an important piece: amazing energy from start to finish. It’s timeless and finds it’s way into my set once in a while.
2. Tarsius – Trickle Down [More Rice]
Taken from the first release of my vinyl-only label ‘More Rice’, this one is really special to me. This was the first track that the Manila duo sent us and we loved it from the first listen. What’s more, ‘Igado EP’ comes with a remix from my very good friend Manuel Fischer. Seeing this released in all the stores I buy my records from and receiving early support from many artists I follow was really a dream come true for me.
3. Gemini – Crossing Mars (Remix) [Planet E Communications]
The story of Spencer Kincy aka Gemini is a sad one. He suffered from a breakdown, reportedly took to sleeping in homeless shelters, and spent his time filing lawsuits against the FBI and CIA. For me, he is one of my favorite producers. I still remember buying this record at the Music and Video Exchange in Notting Hill for 5 pounds. It was my first record by Gemini and the first time I’d ever heard of him. Also, check out his other releases and old recorded mix tapes, they’re all killer.
4. Bicep – Glue [Ninja Tune]
I’ve been a fan of Bicep for an extremely long time now; they truly deserve all the praise they’ve been getting. I was also lucky enough to support them at their Bangkok gig in 2013 – definitely a big one to tick off my bucket list. Most recently, they’ve just started doing live sets, which is on the top of my list of things to see for sure. This track is taken from their debut album ‘Glue’. Check out those drums and synth lines!
5. Christopher Rau – Weird Alps [Smallville]
This is taken from Christopher Rau’s album from one of my favorite labels, Smallville, from Germany. For me, their whole label direction is really on point: great releases, great music and REALLY great artwork to match. It’s had a huge influence on my approach to my own record label.
Feeling inspired? Get your dancing shoes on and make sure you catch Sarayu this December.