#vinyloftheday Friday Selekts with Dangdut Banget (Zudrangma, BKK)

Every fortnight we invite a selector to show off a list of top 10s in their record collection. This week we have Dangdut Banget a.k.a Jorrit Ottevanger, part of Bangkok’s famous Zudrangma record store, and for his eclectic sets that include a range of asian music such as Indonesian Dangdut, Thai Molam and Luk Thung.

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“I started buying records in the mid 90s. Back then I was mainly on the hunt for Hip-Hop, Jazz, Disco, Funk & Soul, mostly from the US, but as I started traveling more, the music from all these far away places I visited grabbed my attention. At first it was a lot of sightseeing and a little record finding during my travels, nowadays I skip the sights all together.

The reason I started DJ-ing is because I wanted to share all this great music with other people, simple. When I DJ I play a mixture of records from all over. Records I found during visits to exotic places, and records bought in record stores in not so exotic places. I always try to cramp as much of the world as possible into a set, but definitely always Cumbia. Lots of Cumbia.
My fondness for Indonesian music started in 2007, when I visited the record spots in Jakarta for the first time. At that time, I knew about a few good Indonesian groups, though the majority of the bands and genres were completely new to me. After that I visited these spots quite a few times and at one point I ended up living in Jakarta for a while, spending most of my days at the record spots and befriending the local record heads.

Currently I am part of the Zudrangma team and have the privilege to listen to Molam and Luk Thung, among other Thai genres, all day long ..”

Top 10

I don’t really have a definite top 10 of records, but here’s a few that I often like to play and a few recent release that I am enjoying.

 

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1. Googoosh – Kaj Kolah Khan 7” [Ahang Rooz – 1970’s]

“Googoosh is simply amazing with a lot of great songs, but for me this is definitely one of her best tunes. Found during a recent visit to Iran.”

 

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2. Barney Wilen – Moshi LP [SouffleContinu Records – 2017]

“After a long wait, this album was recently finally reissued so us mortals can also afford it.”

 

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3. Pat Hervey – Self Titled LP [RCA Victor – 1965

“The tune to look out for on this LP is definitely ‘Pain’. Very dramatic heart-melting Canadian Soul.”

 

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4. Juaneco y Su Combo – La Cumbia De Los Cuervos 7” [Tucán – 1983]

“This is my absolute favourite Chicha jam. Peruvian Cumbia that I often play in sets. This is an 80s Mexican reissue with a different song title. The original title on the Peruvian pressing is ‘La Danza Del Pacurro’, and then there’s a 2012 with the title ‘La Cumbia Del Pacurro’. Confusing.”

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5. Ellya Khadam & Munif – Kepantai Bina Ria LP [Canary Records – 1970]

“Since I go by the name of Dangdut Banget, I should probably throw some Dangdut in the top 10. Or at least some Orkes Melayu, like this amazing record.”

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6. Various – Paradise Bangkok : The Album Vol. 2 [Paradise Bangkok – 2017]

“This record is currently on heavy rotation. Another very welcome compilation by the Paradise Bangkok team.”

 

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7. Professor Longhair – Big Chief 7”[Watch Records – 1964]

“Heavy dancefloor action from New Orleans!”

 

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8. Various ‎– Altın Kaniş Klübü 12” [Staatsakt – 2016]

“Another on of those records that sort of went from Mint to G+ in a matter of months since it has been in my possession.”

 

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9. Selda – Self Titled LP [Türküola – 1976]

“No comment. Too good.”

 

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10. Yanti Bersaudara – Self Titled LP [Irama – 1968]

“It is hard to choose a favourite record from the Irama label, but since Yanti Bersaudara is one of my favourite Indonesian groups, I chose theirs. Great 60s Sundanse Pop music!”

 

For more of Dangdut Banget, check his Soundcloud.

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