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Friday 15th November 2019

Dial Africa

— Crofters Rights
Dial Africa Pres. Chris Menist (Paradise Bangkok)& The Grey Area.
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Dial Africa is extremely excited to welcome back Chris Menist, co founder and owner of the record label Paradise Bangkok and all-round music enthusiast. Chris Menist is revered by crate diggers the world over. He has compiled, over the course of spells spent living in Thailand, Yemen and Pakistan, a collection of records to make even the biggest world music fans go weak at the knees with excitement.

Known for his capacity to search that little bit harder, to dig that little bit further, Chris Menist delights in shaping his constantly-surprising DJ sets around the latest unearthed gems. Capable of seamlessly bridging cultures, every set he plays is a new chapter in a life story dedicated to musical discovery.


Chris Menist has worked as a writer, musician and DJ for over 17 years, and, with DJ Maft Sai, is the host of the 'Paradise Bangkok' events in Thailand, Japan and Europe. The pair also run the record label of the same name, which reissues underground gems from around the world.

He has co-curated the 'Sound of Wonder' series for Finders Keepers records, as well as 'Thai? Dai! The Heavier Side Of The Luk Thung Underground' alongside Maft Sai. They also put together 'The Sound Of Siam: Leftfield Luk Thung, Jazz & Molam 1964 - 1975' for Soundway.


Radio show and events helmed by Siegfried Translator. Musical oddities from around the world and under your feet. The Grey Area hosts the wonderful Monsoon Season event which pays homage to sounds from the Eastern realms, including music from the following countries:

Ethiopia // Iran // India // Turkey // Japan // Indonesia // Sudan // Thailand // Israel // Estonia // Pakistan // Korea // Nigeria // La Réunion // Greece // & beyond!

Plus Dial Africa resident DJs..