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Artist Interview – Celeste Siam

Written by on 21 August 2021

Artist Interview – Celeste Siam

Today, we meet Celeste Siam as part of ‘Kao na‘ artist interview series.
9 is a lucky number in Thailand. 9 also means forward stepping or progress. Kao Na or 9 forward.

Here are 9 questions to help you get to know the Artists on UMT.radio a little better.

1) First things first, what is your favourite Thai meal?
So many dishes to choose from. If I had to absolutely choose one, it would be Som Tam (E-San Style Green Papaya Salad).

2) Tell us more about you. 
Starting in the year 2003 in Thailand, I chased my dream for success and went to Ibiza in 2007 to start my residency there. Things took an unexpected and amazing turn. I have now toured in 39 countries and gained great experience with top clubs, events, and brands around the world.

3) What genres do you play?

Most House music (deep, funky, jackin, nu-disco, afro, melodic, organic, progressive, deep tech, tech).

4) How did you start DJing?

I actually love listening to many different kinds of music. Then one day, I discovered electronic music. Through one of my nights out on the dance floor. I decided to take on classes to learn the CDJ’s and turntables just for fun. After a mere two weeks of practising, I received a request from an agent in Bangkok asking whether I would be interested in a residency at a new cocktail bar in Park Nai Lert Hotel. That was when I performed for the first time!

5) Who or what are your music influences?

Roisin Murphy (Moloko), Nile Rodgers, Carl Cox, Fatboy Slim, and Black Coffee.

6) Favourite place to party in Thailand?

The Wonderfruit Festival.

7) Are you making your own music? Do you have any tracks out?

My latest release is “Love Me or Hate Me” with Sora Music (Warner Music) in the Philippines. I have an upcoming collaboration project with Aaron Suiss, where I use my own voice for the first time in our production.

“Love Me or Hate Me”

8) What is your all-time favourite track?
With every heartbeat – Robyn
With every heartbeat – Robyn

9) Finally, what are your thoughts about the launch of UMT.radio?
This is an amazing project. It unites many local artists together. This helps increase the chance for artists to expose their talents. It also helps communities grow and move forward together.

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Tune in to hear Celeste Siam on the First Sunday of every month @ 18.00 ICT [GMT+7]