Diggin’ This: Phum Viphurit – “Lady Papaya” (Rats Records)


A hip indie-hop jam with “extra spice.”


Image via facebook.com/PhumViphurit



With an intro that sounds like a chop of the Incredible Bongo Band’s “Apache,” “Lady Papaya” by the Thailand-born, New Zealand-raised, and Bangkok-based artist Phum Viphurit is a light-hearted groove collage with a winding bass line. 



(And if you haven’t already, definitely check out Phum‘s previous two singles, “Healing House” and “Welcome Change,” the latter of which starts off as a mellow and beachy soul cut which then deftly morphs into a large helping of supremely good jazzy house.)



Phum Viphurit – “Lady Papaya”






“Lady Papaya” is taken from Phum Viphurit‘s new album, The Greng Jai Piece, out now via Rats Records.





Stream it here.





Check out more of my favorite soulful cuts here




hear more of my favorite songs from New Zealand musicians here




listen to the tracks I’m very into right now on my 2023 Essentials playlist here