Sample her excellent masterpiece work of art, fabulous Viens Vers Moi. The track has sweet melody and shifting tempo. The good news is that it is good! This song demonstrates the brilliant talent of Nithada. Viens Vers Moi is a rich, honest, innocent and absolutely beautiful song. It has beautiful overall sound with fast moving beats. It’s effortless COOL! More Info  Rating:

Noy Sydanon

He has achieved the most amazing fusion of art and sound from his latest experiment I ever heard.  This will be another indication of how darn good his or Lao music will be. No doubt, this album will be instantly powerful, intricately compelling, has immerse longevity and his unique artistic statement.  More >> . More info Rating:

Breathtaking is the word to describe this young, beautiful, articulated, talented, another hot Lao artist, Thidavanh Bounxouay   Rating:  

Latsamy Phoudindong has emerged as the main songstress for Morlum.  With her exotic name, lovely smile, sexy eyes and absolute gorgeous voice, she appears to be a creative force behind re-emergence of Lum.  She has restored Lum to its former glamourised past. 

This is an absolute highly competent presentation of Lao folk music at its best.  It's undeniably irresistible. The sound is simple, pure and smooth.  As for this Morlum, she has a serviceable voice and stunt looking  More info >>>

LAO MUSIC ONFIRE

Are you ready for Lao music INVAZN?   It seems that we are engulfed by a whirlwind of excellent hip hop artists.  They have produced extraordinary hip hop beats.  He has been rocking mics for several years, paving the way for healthy hip-hop scene.  He spits rhymes about life - a lesson from the Hood Veteran.   Rating:

Birdie

Birdie has created the sound that will redefine soul music as we know it and place the term "Underground Pop" on the lips of all who hear her melodies.  Her debut album entitled "Underground Pop: Xposed", will combine her passion for Hip Hop, Pop, and Soul and blends her soulful sounds and rich tones into a new creative vibe all her own.  Her debut album showcases Birdie's ability as an artist, and will capture audiences worldwide as she reaches out to her Laotian heritage.   More info>>>>>

Explosive, high-energy, organic, heavy, raw.... Yeah, we are talking about the latest sensation to pop out rocking.  They are an international group with the musical root from the deep down south.  Introducing Eddie Daovone Bayluangrath.

GUMBY 's quest for world domination continues with the latest release of his world première music video.  O yeah - This is hip hop - a kind of new wave.  They completely reshaped the face of Lao popular music.  Took the sampler and ripped apart the words -  jammed everything back together in a junkyard of beat, aggression and righteous politics. More Info>>>.

With her latest outstanding new single, this home-grown songstress sings about the most tormented, painful, frustrated, touchy subject ever.  It’s about love, doubt, insecurity, impatient of not knowing.  Doesn't Ting look like her voice: cute, adorable, pretty, slender, lovable and feminine!  She is one of the nominees at Lao ever first Music Awards named amongst the best of Lao most talented artists on the land of million elephants. More info>>>

BIG WILLY This is just a beginning of a beautiful adventurous journey of the latest star that has rocketed into prominence in French speaking side of town.   Willy Denzey is a new international RNB rising star.  Check it out Rating:

Princess now represents a new beginning, a realization that shifts in Lao pop music into another era and new exciting possibility.  Contemporary Lao pop has entered into new frontier.  This is for people who appreciate the ultimate in sweetness, sexy, beautiful and sound.

Première debut self-titled album includes combinations of pop, hip-hop and art into one inspiring package, under watchful eyes of international producer.  It’s simply brilliant & blatantly commercial. More Info>>>

SMOOTH LAO CRIMINO

This Hip Hop song from Lao Crimino will surely set a new bench mark for Lao Hip Hop and will become most talked about song of all time in the history of modern Lao music.  This group of Lao Crimino will conquer and lay claim their Hip Hop territory.  There is no shocking rhymes here but smooth, beautiful and perfect More info Rating:

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LATEST NEWS & EVENTS

LAO COUNTRY ROCK

Exciting song called Namtaizok from Vientiane Capital rock band known as Smartzon - ສາມັນຊົນ.  It released back several years ago.  It’s a slow country rock song.  Smartzon - ສາມັນຊົນ is a kind of band that you tend to remember them forever once you hear their songs.  They have been around for years performing at club and pub.  Somehow they have yet to release their album.  There are several songs released by them and they are all here at laopress.com.  So check them out.  More info>>>

DEAD POETS SOCIETY

If you are wondering how famous song writer or even poet put their pure thought on paper.  This is how it’s done.  It’s a simple guide suitable for everyone who enjoys writing Lao poem. It’s from The Lao Art & Music Foundation Magazine.  It’s written by Chanthima Saengsouk.  More info>>>

THE LAO ART & MUSIC FOUNDATION

This poem is by Khamsunya from The Lao Art & Music Foundation Magazine.  It’s written to urge Laotian artists from all over the world to keep on producing Lao finest art as we have been doing for many generations.  So check it out.  For info>>>     

REPRESENTZ

These are the latest tracks from a playful hip hop artist known as Illphatic.  The first is Gonna Get My Money Right and other is This Is What I Am featuring Kastro O.  He has been in this show business for more than a decade.   One of all time favourite is Illphatic Morlum which released back in 2005.  It’s a fusion of Lao classic folk rock song and urban music.  More info>>>

Download the latest tracks
Gotta Get My Money Right
This Is What I Am ft. Mister Kastro o
Illphatic Morlum

SDN  RELOADED

Recently, I had an opportunity to witness an amazing concert by chance in Vientaine by Lao rock group simply known as SDN.  They base in California, America.  It is rare to have all members of the SDN in one place at once let alone staging a concert since each member have other commitment in different part of the world.  Noy is the lead singer/guitarist/songwriter.  He works for a living in the USA while Samlane, a drummer returns to his birth place to help out building Laos.  His recent project is designing the UN building complex next to Patuxay.  He is an architect by profession.  As for the bass player is a very well known artist in the Capital. 

They performed three songs from Noy Sydanon’s first three albums which laopress.com helped out in the productions.  They had me in a compete awe!  They were simply outstanding.  They are the best band I’ve ever seen performing live!  The sound, the displays of talent, they are very professional.  This is one of their hit rock songs from their previous album.  It’s Kard Nang meaning “Missing You”.  For more info >>>

WHAT'S ON THE SEA GAMES CITY?

Culture – Generally Laotians are Buddhist which results in a plethora of temples and stupas in every city, town and village.  Beautiful temples with Lao amazing architecture are within walking distance in the SEA Games city. 

Sights – Laos has a reputable as being a laidback and a peaceful country.  It has a rich history dating back many thousand of years.  Charm of Laos is irresistible. It’s a kind of place which has amazing mountain scenery, beautiful temples and calm. Laos is also home to spectacular wildlife.

Cuisine - Sticky Rice is the staple food and has cultural and religious significance. Lao is the only country with the origin of sticky rice being eaten.  Larb is a traditional dish which believes to bring in lots of luck when consume. It tastes like no other cuisine on Earth!

Accommodation – SEA Games city of Vientiane is the capital of Laos and it is the largest city of Laos.  Population is just over 200,000 and it still the least congested capital city in Asia.  More than two million people visit Laos each year, still accommodation remains very affordable starting from $US20.00 per night or less.  There are many hotels and hostels so there is no need to camp along Mekong River.

Music - The fantastic musical vibe in SEA Games city extends way past the great live music scene and into the record stores.  One of the most popular Lao traditional folk music is known as Lam. So why not seek it out?  Over the past decade Lao pop music has been developing very fast and it is getting very popular with Lao youth.  Laos’s music rocks!  More info >>>

Courtesy of Life Magazine 2009COVER GIRL

Let get to know this beautiful girl from Vientiane Capital.  She appeared on the front cover of Life Magazine Issue 2/2009.  A nineteen years old college student works to support her studies.  A year ago she came fourth in her quest to become Miss Healthy & Wise.  She is currently single and most importantly she loves cooking.  Do you want to know more? Lao emerging magazine known as Life & Business Magazine had an exclusive interview with her. 

Life & Business Magazine also interviewed several entrepreneurs, pop artists, officer worker, official opening of the first ever Chery Sales/Service and spare parts super centre in Laos and many interesting and informative topics. More info >>>

 

MSG 4 U - "NO WORRIES"

This is a classy one from the most accomplished and Lao’s leading pop artist in the history of Lao modern music.  It’s singer/songwriter/guitarist Sithiphone.  Yahoung meaning “No Worries” is the latest from his up and upcoming album.  Words to this song are unbelievable – simply beautiful.  It is a strong message driven by memorable melody.  More Info>>>

Photo of Models courtesy of Life Magazine 2009

BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY

Two of the best country songs by truly Lao modern artist known as Anothay from his two albums are Phouchanh and Katinhaojia.  Anothay has been building his reputation nationally in a short period of time.  That is impressive really. 

The first album has ten Lao classic hit songs from the past.  This album is a testimony to his talent.  Katin Haochay is the only slow song from his première album which sounds both beautifully nostalgic and modern.  This magical song will surely win any audience.  More Info>>>

UNITEL CONCERT THAT LAUNG FESTIVAL

Pictures took during That Laung Festival 2009.  Bands and singers rehearsed for the Unitel concert.  Some of the most current talented artists of Laos took on the biggest stage of them all ie That Laung Festival. Concerts featured some of the most famous Lao pop stars namely: L Zone, Tee, Texedo, Numtow, Lang, Buratino, Ton, Keev, Billy, Mayla-ong aka May, Madusia and SDN.  More info >>> [Photo] 

CLASS OF HIS OWN

 This is the latest pop album by Lao most notorious soulful singer known as Tee Udalai.  It features number one classy top chart hit song called Mor 5.   Also brand new tracks like Tanguy, SiengKoum Housuek, Moa huk, Yakdai yinkham Vahuk and Kard Jao kardjai are some of the best love songs.  Tee penned all twelves songs in this excellent album. It recorded at OLANO & MEGA Studios and produced by Tee himself under Modern Music Company.  More info >>>

NARROWING THE GAP

Following her remarkable debut as a cute model in one of Lao best music video of all time, May has teamed up with the newest Entertainment house to release her première single called “Thony Kaur Palchay” meaning “Enough to Satisfy”.  Today you cannot avoid clicking on youtube without seeing Lao pop music.  It’s true that many companies have been trying to narrow the gap between Lao and international pop music.  Judging from the recent events, perhaps the divide never existed.   This is another example of far we have come over a short period in modern pop music - the sound or the artist.  There are no shortages of catching sound, beautiful and legitimate stars.  May is too cute to ignore.  More info >>>

MIGHTY TEMPLE GUYS

The Temple Guys are back and make ever more noise with their damn fine song called “Houbaur “meaning “You’re beautiful”.  Nice, fun and  excellent song.

JADEN - ALONE & HAPPY

These are some beautiful pop, rock and country songs from versatile singer/songwriter/producer known as Jaden.  They are sample tracks which offer up the first taste of Jaden’s up and coming sounds from this emerging artist.  More info >>>>

NEW SOPHOMORE CD "Inspired By U”

After more than a year of working in this project, IBU’s sophomore album is finally ready for distribution. The album is titled "Inspired By U," which is what IBU stands for. IBU is a multi-awarded R&B group based in Chicago. On this album, IBU hopes to showcase their true R&B character as an artist, and in the true tradition of their soulful and harmony drenched compositions.  The songs will present a more mature IBU, vocally and artistically.

“Inspired By U” is now signed to an exclusive major distribution deal, and the distributor has set a release schedule different from IBU’s planned date. As a result of the exclusive agreement, IBU is prohibited to release any material on the album, in part or in whole, including promotional CDs before the official release date set by the distributor.  More info>>>

Economics student from National University of Laos, Sithphaseth Keocharath simply known as Lang, appeared on Thai television promoting his première album, Lang Motion One.  He is from Vientiane, a small and sleepy capital city of Laos.  He also banks on his good look by appearing in Thai television series called "Motorcycle Ghost".  More songs & info at you2play website

BUSINESS AS USUAL

Here is one cool lyric-smart, laid-bare and thought-provoking folk rock song from southern part of Laos known as the land of Champa. It is the only place on earth where you can do island hoping between four thousand islands, fresh water dolphin watching and the most  preferred location for big company to do business such as logistic transportation, manufacturing, packaging, processing etc..with guarantee satisfying returns.  Hongseepe from chappy Phoukaovarn Chanthachack is a very cheeky song about those – yep, enterprising.  Specifically, it’s about the boom business of rice milling. Lao folks rock!  I am definitely in the wrong business.  More info >>>

DID YOU KNOW….

Laos was one of a few instrumental players in the establishment of biannually Southeast Asian Peninsula (SEAP) Games Federation in June 1959.  During Indo-china war Laos was unable to send its elite athletes to several games.  Finally in 1989 Laos was back in action.   Game is on.  Between 9 -18 December 2009, Laos will host the 25th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) from small Capital city, Vientiane.  More info >>> Site<<<

This is another beautiful country love song from Phoukaovarn Chanthachack called “Yakpenthi Syta” meaning “Look My Way” from album with the same title.  It’s written by Khamphet Sychantho.  Simply outstanding! More info >>>

This is another great country hit song from young sensation folk artist, Noymany Sokeosy.  It’s “Thanna Thanggun” meaning “Classic Lady” from his album called “Huk Sao Mor 5”. Simply superb!  More info>>>

One of many princesses of Lao country folk artists, Leena has recorded her evocative and honest tune.  Lao Folk rock music is about making people dance whether under darkness night sky of million stars or under merely the flashing lights of mirror ball.  It can be simply quiet or loud, complex or delicate.  Here is how Leena bring her music to life with her song called “Koiyuk Mipoua” meaning “It’s My Lucky Year”.  There is even more reasons to get over excited of this song after watching her music video. Not only she‘s gorgeous and sexy lass, she can sing. More info>>>

ROCK RADIO

Let hear it from the prince of darkness - Gumby aka Pryce who already has reached cult status level of stylistic maturity.  Gumby yet again flexes his sophisticated hip hop weaponry.  Video produced by young Impak showing literate glitz, sexy club goers, ego, sophistication, subtle and destructive hatred that make Gumby great.  This is Rock Radio.  More info >>>

TO KINGSADA WITH LOVE

Kingsada Nouhoung has been progressively introducing to Lao music fans from a famous Lao Noum Gosin music camp since mid 2000’s.  Nouhoung is one of well respected names in Lao entertainment industries.  Kingsada released her première debut album a few years back.  In a changing time where popular music excels she feels that her country needs her.  She responds to the pledge with all of these marvellous songs.  More info>>>

SMOOTH & ARTFUL

Laotians are proud of their customs, cultures, traditions, arts, religions and history which can be traced back many thousand years.  This is a video that ignites many Lao youth to take up and learn this unique Lao art.  Amazing!

2009 ASIAN HERITAGE AWARDS LAOTIAN NOMINEES

Vannasone Keodara and Buu-Van A.J. Rasih have been nominated for the sixth annual Asian heritage Awards in the Categories of Film/Media (VK) and Cultural Preservation (BVR) respectively.  They are nominated for their excellent community services.  Vannasone keodara is a contributor for the Lao Diaspora for Voice of America (VOA) where as a multi-lingual Buu-Van A.J. Rasih, a native of Luang Prabang is considered as language and culture expert.  He had served and supported many Asian communities, especially Laotian American community in San Diego areas.  To find out more please log on to www.asianheritageawards.com.  Do check http://www.laoheritagefoundation.org web site where it also promotes Lao culture through arts.

PRETTY COOL YOUNG THING

Pretty Cool is a spanking new girl band from C Star music camp.  Their latest honey sweet lolly pop song is “Hug Vao Tear Pak” meaning “Rotten Kind of Love” from C Star Summer album.  Given our present global economic situation, there are still ton of new songs coming out left, right and centre.  It must be that we are ahead of the game and entirely capable.   For those who have a worrying thought in mind, this may be just a sort of song you need to listen to in order to distract you from eminent job loss.  More info >>>

One of the coolest & prettiest turntablist from Kuala Lumpur, home of the tallest twin towers in the world and Milkii Hani.  In the art dominated by the likes of male DJ, Milkii could be one female DJ forging the progression of rave music into Malaysia.

Beginning of the year 2008, Milkii Hani decided to join Royale Academy DJ School aka Excessive Records, Kuala Lumpur under probationary of the Guru, one of Malaysia pioneer's DJ Bryan Burger for learning and skills guidance on her DJingg efforts. From there, she is really coming into her own.  Then Milkii inspires to seek out new challenges in DJing variable sounds such as techno-tech, house, progressive trance, tribal and disco house.  More info>>> 

EVERYTHING HAS CHANGED

“1 Kam kub tooktook sing” means “Everything Has Changed” is the latest from brilliant young talented singer/song writer home grown pop princess - Aluna. This is Lao pop song at its best.  Excellent!  More info >>>

SOLID ROCK SECRET

Fans waiting for a cool Lao rock band need wait no longer with the emergence of this hot all girls band from a small capital known as Vientiane.  They are known to be Secret.  These young rock chicks are gearing up to rock your world and are set to be first off their rank to receiving support they rightfully deserve.  They play instruments, sing their own songs and they are having fantastic time of their lives.  Their excellent album called “It’s Me” is inescapable at the moment overseas or across border and it’s surely making its way to Laotian ears all over the world. Did you know Secret won Best Group in Lao Music Award 2008.

There is always room for another rock starlet in Lao music landscape.  Valentine Music Company has yet introduced another fresh idea and that is another possibility.  If you are after a catchy, strong rock song then look no further. This is “Baur Long Baur Hoo” meaning “Taste of Time”.  It’s a rock song with solid attitude where guitar chords chase a driving beat.  And in this song music video, you will be able see the beautiful frontwomen in full flight – very cool.  This is a serious classy production and as for song title, it sums up the new and real attitude of our new generations.  Go and get it you girls!  Good stuff.  More info>>>

On the weekend, I did something that is absolutely silly, something that is outrageous and ridiculous.  Here it is.  I am one of many biggest fans of Sandra.  When I was in dusty Vientiane I met up with her.  She has done so much for Lao entertainment industries. 

SOLID ROCK SECRET

Fans waiting for a cool Lao rock band need wait no longer with the emergence of this hot all girls band from a small capital known as Vientiane.  They are known to be Secret.  These young rock chicks are gearing up to rock your world and are set to be first off their rank to receiving support they rightfully deserve.  They play instruments, sing their own songs and they are having fantastic time of their lives.  Their excellent album called “It’s Me” is inescapable at the moment overseas or across border and it’s surely making its way to Laotian ears all over the world. Did you know Secret won Best Group in Lao Music Award 2008.

There is always room for another rock starlet in Lao music landscape.  Valentine Music Company has yet introduced another fresh idea and that is another possibility.  If you are after a catchy, strong rock song then look no further. This is “Baur Long Baur Hoo” meaning “Taste of Time”.  It’s a rock song with solid attitude where guitar chords chase a driving beat.  And in this song music video, you will be able see the beautiful frontwomen in full flight – very cool.  This is a serious classy production and as for song title, it sums up the new and real attitude of our new generations.  Go and get it you girls!  Good stuff.  More info>>>

HOT & SEXY

This is another cool Lao rock song by one hot rising music star known as Sook.  Yindee Morphi meaning “This is For You” is one hell of a cool rock song.  It rocks small capital by transporting the vibrant energy & the party spirit to sleepy streets of Vientiane.  There are so many of us who can embrace the newest, coolest and finest.  This is definitely one.  It's so hot & sexy!  More info>>>

THE TRUTH BY MODERN DANCE

This is the Truth from Laotian quartet pop band known as Modern Dance, one of many popular pop groups from dusty street of Vientiane.  The band makes up of two extremely sizzling hot girls and two spunky dudes.  The Truth is hot.  More info>>>   

NEW LAOTIAN IDOLZ

Idolz, a pop group from Laos is coming up with this new party tune called “Missin’ U”.  They are into modern pop culture that characterise our changing time.  

ULUVUS ROCKS

This is ULUVUS rock band, a group of young European guys also colloquially known as Farangkeenok who reside in Vientiane come together in search of spiritual enlightenment instead they make kick ass rock sound.  They sing in Lao and they rock.  This song is Phu Sao meaning hot Girl.  They supported Sean Kingston during his concert in Nakone Luang Vientiane. Uluvus rocks!  More info >>>

THE REAL DEAL

Here is how the mighty Lao rocker Cells keeping it real.  They are jamming street of Bangkok busking.  This cool video is Deekau Baurmepi meaning With or Without You.  It’s a track from Sanam Luang Karaoke album.  Cells rock!  More info>>>

HOT CHOCOLATE

Chocolate Boy is the latest track released by Indee Records.  This indulgent, frothy hot Chocolate Boy made in one exotic part of South East Asian land known as Laos.  There are three flavours.  They are smooth caramel Sam, black hazelnut Kave and sweet & hot Anita.  Indee Records have made yet another inspired decision by releasing track performing by these three magnificent artists. Sound great and love the music video.  Nice. More info>>>

BELIEVE IN THE DREAM

Lao music fans get ready for another loud noise.  In pursue to bring the future of music to the ears of today; this rock band from Laos known as Tuxedo has produced another extraordinary groundbreaking Lao sonic sound.  These two excellent tracks from Tuxedo will surely have you and future generations nod your heads to and set on making your day a whole lot more memorable.  They are beautiful Hoove Kao Kao meaning Memory and explosive Kaumfun meaning Believe in The Dream.  They are the perfect examples of Lao rock songs done right.  It’s well arranged, adapted to the times and importantly presented by passionate musicians.  Music videos look cool.  More info>>>

 

Mouky new DVDFinally we’ve got what we have been hanging out for.  Contrary to the original plan, experiment with punk, heavy hardcore metal has seen the light of day.  Pop and rock are in.  After long inactivity of his hard rock band, the Bohaln, where Mouky is the lead vocalist, he has been working on his solo project.  This will be a good start for 2009 with the release of this beautiful album, whose secret was a combination of smart and hard work, and single minded determination to produce the best Lao pop/rock song ever.  Brilliant “Mouky  Phong-Oudom Love song” is a recycle of classic love songs from the past to modern, cool and contemporary pop/rock songs.

“Mouky  Phong-Oudom Love song”  is a contemporary pop/rock with flair.   Mouky added acoustic, rock, string, attitude & pushed the beautiful sound into spaces where few of our small city contemporaries dared inhabit.  His presentation of beautiful pop/rock songs demonstrates powerful force with sensitivity, conveying an unpretentious masculinity without hiding vulnerability.  His expression of desire, passion, and lust gave the sound an emotional dept.  This is so cool, polished, elegant, energetic, razor-sharp pop rock sound album.

Expect this album to gain Mouky a whole host of new fans (even more fans than he gained from The Bohaln).  His transformation from hardcore punk heavy metal to pop/rock artist has completed.  Mouky rocks!  More info >>>  

 

 

F'EE ROCKS

Sample this great sound for F’ee, an unsigned hard rock band from Laos.  The best things in life are F’ee.  For more songs check >>>      

ROCK HARD

One of many fine hard rock bands from Laos that makes it big internationally is The Sapphire.  They are bunch of professionals who get together to rock.  Their first album titled HEAVY LAO - SAPPHIRE had gone gold.  Sample their new sound here and .  More music here >>>

LAO FOLK ROCK CONT...

This is a song by Suthin, a folkish Lao country rock song.  It's about a blackish dude from southern province known as the land of Champa falling for a sweet talking girl from the North.  This is so true that the most romantic, generous, fun, poetic and honest type from the south almost every time hopelessly head over heels in love with Northern beauty.  Take me for instance, a self promoted, unconventional, traditional moron seems so cool as ice and melt every time in hot girl's lips.  One problem though, can't talk...More info>>>>        

CLASSIC ROCK

After writing many songs and making several albums, Sarky was signed to play lead guitar for The Exile.  The Exile is still one of Lao hard rock pioneer.  Together with the Exile they made music videos and also appeared in media.    Thousand and thousand of Lao music fans around the globe hear his music. More info>>>>>

  

LAO MUSIC AWARDS

Congratulations to those who took home first ever Lao Music Awards.  These amazing young and talented people have written their own history.  The real winners are Lao music, fans, artists, producers, Music storeowners, sponsors and all of whose who make happen.  Lao music have entered into yet another new frontier and another exciting new chapter lies ahead.  Fasten your seatbelt, Lao music has taken off on top speed.  These are artists who won awards:  

  • Princess Aluna - Best Female Artist & Best Pop Song Awards

  • Pretty Young Ting - Most Popular Artist

  • Hot & Smooth Cream - Best New Artist

  • Loud & Heavy, Hard Rock Cells - Best album, Most popular song and Best Rock Song, and Cells' vocalist Sak won Best Songwriter.

  • Laotians Represent, Hip Hop Representz - Spitting LOG - Best R n B

  • Best Male Artist is Tone Aniluth.  

  • Seamless Secret - Best Group.  Other winners are Noh and Mee for Best Producer.

MUSIC BOOM 

Watch this cool Lao music television programme broadcasting out of Vientiane precinct which showcases the current hottest artists on Lao music scene .  It's Music Boom.  This show is so cool & exceptionally impressive specially the interviews parts.   Each episode conducts outside studio in various locations with artists & fans.  It captures enigmatic Vientiane and its pop culture.  Music Boom endears itself to younger demographics.  Importantly, this show demonstrates that many young Laotians are listening to Lao music.  Excellent programme.  Check it out. More here
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FRENCH NUMBER ONE WILLY

This is one of French hit songs by famous R&B singer from France.  He is Willy Denzey.

LOUD & ROCK HARD

If you ever come across these tattooed, long haired, punkish, dark sun glasses,  jeans & leathers wearing Lao dudes, walk fast in the opposite direction.  Especially if you are in Laos where it is a communist country.  They are not Lao politicians.  These are members of Lao hard rock band.  To be on the save side, you should listen to these cool dudes' songs. They're folkish, hard rock songs.  Turn up the volume so it gives rough, tough & metal feel in you.  You will be a part of metal head.  More info >>>> 

THE COOLEST ROCK SONG IS "THE PAST"

This is one of the coolest Lao ballad rock songs coming from one cool country.  This is “The Past” written by Thoe Phommachak.  This is so beautiful, sincere song writing with imagery and moment of pure with controlled aggression fused by rock sound and vocal.  This is Lao rock music at its best.  Music video is excellent, charismatic and well animated.   Click to watch music video.   

GREAT HARD ROCK SONG

This is a Lao heavy metal rock song depicting a king tale story about the first king of the Land of Million Elephants, Chao Fa Ngoum. Great song! Inspirational stuff, wow!!

MORE LAO FOLK FOR YOU

This music video demonstrates how our Lao folks entertaining ourselves for generations.  This is an absolute highly competent presentation of Lao folk music at its best.  It's undeniably irresistible. The sound is simple, pure and smooth.  As for this Morlum, she has a serviceable voice and stunt looking. Traditional instruments use exclusively to bring out the Lao beautiful sound.  This is known as Kub Ngeum, another type of Lao folk music.   This is great, traditional Lao affair with a modern veneer that you can dance joyfully to.  More info>>>

 

PUNKY LOVES DOLLS 

Here is another rock sensation from Vientiane capital - Punky Dolls. This quartet rock band comes out with absolute gem called Thao Thongxay meaning Mr.Thongxay.  This will surely elevate Lao rock music to another level and there's barely a question of punk rock left unasked.  The humour, passion and commonsense - not to mention great music, this is just incredible.  Punky Dolls rock!  Lao rock music is never boring and has been proven.

This band sum up our love for drumming, thunder of guitars driven to the point of exhilaration, ear-shattering, and screaming vocal - a classic blast of punk energy.  Enlist me as your fan!  More info>>>

WAT PHU CHAMPASAK

Where the hell do you get information about World Heritage site known as Wat Phu Champasak?  Well, how about let these two punks from Smartzon punk rock group educate you. You may learn plenty from "Wat Phu Champasak " punk rock song from these famous dudes about world famous temple situates in the southern part of Laos. 

Wat Phu was the most recent site in Laos  listed  as World Heritage.  Local southerners still celebrate festival as there ancestors have been for thousand of years before them.  These three days event attracts pilgrims from immediate neighbouring countries such Cambodia and Thailand.   

Wat Phu was the most recent site in Laos listed as World Heritage site.  Local southerners still celebrate festival as their ancestors have been for thousand of years before them.  These three days event attracts pilgrims from immediate neighbouring countries such Cambodia and Thailand.  

Did you know.  Entry fee applies to get into Wat Phu.  During the festival the entry is waived.  So visit Wat Phu.  More info >>>>

CELLS, SWEET SUCCESS

A few years after they released  their self titled brilliant première debut album "Cells", they have released follow up album distribute by Thai giant Grammy.  

Cells rocketed to stardom with hit song Kon Zuay meaning "Unlucky Dude".  After appearing in Thai national television show and countless live performances in Thailand and Laos, Cells have become household name in both countries and rejuvenate Lao pop / rock music to young Lao expatriates around the globe.  

These young and talented Laotians are ahead of their peers in song writing and arrangement, or put it frankly they consistently make great pop / rock songs. 

Watch this video, they posted by Cells' fan world wide.  More info>>>

"WHY TELLING ME?"

Simply known as Vieng around down town Vientiane Precincts.  He has been doing live concerts around for some times in major Clubs and Hotels in Vientiane.  

Though little known as pop / rock artist outside of Vientiane but after his song "Bok Het Yang - meaning Why Telling Me?" aired nationally and it has been well received by public.   It is one of many good songs from his solo album.  It released a few years ago.

This is high explosive, heavy sound, and decidedly well executed song fall into as nu metal class.  After listening to this song and we don't have to tell you Viengsyha who?  Viensyha rocks.  More Info>>>>>

CONCERT DURING PRA THAT LAUNG FESTIVAL

Here are some of the concert video clips from Laos.  The concert staged during Pra That Laung Festival a few years back at unofficial Lao Entertainment centre, ITECC.  The concert also coincided with record company second birthday.   These are some of  promising young rock stars coming out from Lao record company, Valentine Music (MV).  The first video is by 99 Degree band.  They are one finest rock band group coming out from down town of Vientiane capital.  Its title is "Fun Lom Lom" meaning "Dream Only". The second video is by DVB.  The song is "Hub Borvai" meaning " Not Guarantee".  The third video is by Ting Philavanh + Tuoi.  This song is Namfon meaning " Rain Water" or simply "Rain".  This song topped the chart when it first released.  It was a song where Valentine Music experimented, a fusion of pop and hip hop sounds.  It's about Namfon, pretty young girl from provincial country side.  More info >>>>

D-FAITH IS UP

The hot new thing pop out rocking is new Alternative Rock band known as D-Faith.  The band make up of three cool dudes.   Between them, they have brought extensive musical experience in all facets to come up with their cool and unique sound to re-connect with younger and hip Lao audience.   Heavy use of string instruments and their sexy soul of lead vocalist immediately invite comparisons with another great band - Chitpanya but these boys from the south have their own style.  More info >>>

NO MONEY NO HONEY

Here is a rock song by one of Lao finest band from Down Under, the Crystal Band.  It's Mod Deun Mod Ngern.  if it sounds familiar then you are not wrong.  The tune from this song is borrowed from Lao classic song but the lyrics have been changed.  This is a fun song depicting a tale of certain group of people living in the struggle street.  Funny but it's true hahahah.  Andy, this is your life!

START FROM HERE

With his band, they had received a lot of interests from major recording labels. Are you ready to see a Lao front man lead a band.  Wow, the world is....  More info>>>

KORAT BLUES

KORAT was formed to show their appreciation, to celebrate, and share with others the music of LOSO (Low Society), a legendary band from Thailand that has made their mark in the history of rock music for over a decade. The music of LOSO guided 5 strangers together from different nationalities to become 1.  More info>>>

SMASHED PUMPKINS

Finally, after years of waiting Pumpkins have released their first really loud album that manages to match with anybody world wide.  This CD plays with such fury, sonic blast of energy and pure aggression.  It's absolute cataclysm that threatens to burst your ear-drums.  More Info>>>>

SMARTZON TRAVELED MEN

This group is known as SMARTZON.  They are a real pro.  Consists of Joy Tippachan Keokonnang and Gus Sisavath Lanxang. 

Although they have been around for years but  has not yet released any album.  2005 is the year.  Here are their songs.  More info>>>

MAG, THE HIPPY GREENY

His top hit song is "Phu Kao Kaun".  It released, well almost ten years ago from album "Saparnhug Lao-Thai" with the same company that produced Lao Heavy, The Sapphire. 

 Now he is back with two friends - Gydaophet and Suthin..  New album will be known as "3 Tigers".   Here is a sneak preview of their new music video.

This song is produced and written by Panya Phanthapanith, One of the four owners of SS Flair Records Group.  More info>>>

CELLS BELIEVE

They are the biggest, most successful rock band that Laotians have ever seen. Are you ready to rock? 

These guys do know how to make Lao noise and Laotian around the global are going to love it.  Cells’ debut album delivers the blustering, thundering sound.   It’s the finest Laos made rock.  More info >>>>

LAO HEAVY

One of many bands from Laos that makes it big internationally is The Sapphire.  They are bunch of professionals who get together to rock.  Their first album titled HEAVY LAO - SAPPHIRE had gone gold.  They created the history by being the first Laotian Band to perform in Thailand in concert.  They also appeared in Thai television shows.  Listening to their hit song.  more info >>

NOY’S BIG ONE

Following on from the phenomenal success of his debut album KHO IS LAO, Noy gives us all from his heart from any DISTANCE.  The new album includes Torramann, So good So Bad, Champa Vientiane, Kaw Sa Barn, 10 tracks in all. 

Every track is a standout.  He captures the romance, passion and the meaning of Lao in his songs.  He has this ability to articulate through songs.  He is such a great artist, a wonderful songwriter and a very sincere person.  [More info]

Ang Othong Malaythong played lead guitar superbly.  He is a musical magician.  He has me in complete awe of his performance.  [More info]

BLACKFLAME

It's the album that everyone has been talking about.   Not only it is one of the most anticipated release, this album also takes you on a dark, exciting journey to alternative Lao rock music, and when you get there, it leaves you want more....  [More info]

JUMPA LATEST VIDEO

We have world première music video from JUMPA, the latest demo song.  Jumpa is a brand new band form to satisfy the needs of Lao youths’ appetite for pop music. This quartet is the most recognisable individual in their own right, talented, musical magician, and famed sex symbol. [MORE]

WELCOME 2 LAOS

Listen to the latest song from Laos latest sensation, red hot rock singer KongLa Noumsumphan.  Visit Laos because there are plenty to see and do. 

This rock song will surely convince you to pack bag and go out to visit Laos, from north to south or east to west. More info>>>

NEW SOUL MEK

Welcoming a new breed of artist, another Mek to global Lao.  This is his first CD with producer Sarky Mekmoragoth, a well known rock artist and wonderful guitarist.  The collection of original tracks presents a fairly generous scope of pop/rock sounds.

Our mission is to deliver the best.  This is one of them.   A tasty and classy release will definitely appeal to the serious music lover. [more info]

ANG OTHONG

It’s hard to believe that we are still talking about The Tecno Friend.  Even though the band doesn’t exist any longer but one of the original band members, Ang just released his solo album. 

THE WEDDING SINGER

He is no Shaggy nor he is Ricky Martin - he is just our own Sinxay. The boy's debut great album has debatable songs in our modern time.  It is known as "SAO LAO HOA DANG" for obvious reasons. This is his solo album.  He is a member of SANG SAVANH band.  The band formed in 1997.  [More info]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Name: Andy

Status: Single

Religion: Buddhist

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

Children: No: Haven't found the right mother of  my child yet.  Yeah one day.

Personality: • Adventurous • Confident • Easy-going • Independent •Supportive

My Interests: • • Kite surfing • Travel •

My Sports: • Play Tennis

My Music: • Lao folk music known as Morlum.

What I'm Looking for: Tell you the truth, I am not so sure what I am looking for but I am looking.

My Turn Ons: • Beauty • Erotica • Public Affection

What I find sexy: woman curve.

My most humbling moment was: Every moment

Ideal  woman: Black, long & curly hair, nice smile, confident, simple and last but not least beautiful.

5 items I cannot live without: Good food, good wine, nice house, fast Car and beautiful woman.

Favourite Singer: Thidavanh Bounxouay

Favourite Band: Cells

Favourite Movie: Something About Mary

This is photo gallery of my sister's new shop.  We spent the whole day finishing off some minor details that needed to be done. For those who have not been there if you have some times please feel free to drop by.  She and several of her staffs will make you most welcome.  These are some services that they specialise in: manicure deluxe, pedicure with paraffin, paraffin treatment (hand and foot), eyelash extension, professional spray-on tan, body waxing (male & female), facial, massage therapy, make up, ear piercing or to find out more do contact her. Good luck sis!

Latsamy Thai Restaurant is located at the “M” Centre on Flinders Way, Canberra ACT Australia.  For more information call 6295 0426 or 6295 3702  or visit  www.baanlatsamy.com.au

 

 

 

 

 


    
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