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Adventures In Modern Music 01 September 2011: South Asian Vinyl

Adventures In Modern Music this week cracks open a dusty crate of South Asian vinyl with DJ, writer, promoter and musician Chris Menist. Based in Bangkok for the last two and a half years, Menist is behind compilations for Soundway (Sound Of Siam), Finders Keepers (Thai? Dai!) and Dust To Digital, and is one of the men behind the Isan Dancehall and Paradise Bangkok nights in the Thai capital. He also writes the originalpress365 blog, tracking his varied adventures through crate archaeology, local cuisine, khat, oral history and folklore from Asia and beyond.

Now back in the UK, he'll be playing music from two forthcoming compilations on Dust To Digital of Yemeni and Vietnamese 45s, as well as exotic wares picked up from markets, stalls and backstreets the world over, and talking to Derek Walmsley about the life of an itinerant crate digger. Warning – may contain scratches.

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