Diggers Directory: PAM

The flurry of YouTube channels cataloguing rarities from times gone by have offered a new method of digging in this digital age. One that remains a favourite of ours is Okonkole Y Trompa, named after a song from infamous jazz bassist Jaco Pastorius.

PAM a.k.a Pierre-Arthur Michau is one of the two minds behind the channel, and also makes up part of French collective and label Antinote, headed up by our previous Diggers Directory guest Zaltan. With friend Satoshi, PAM uses Okonkole Y Trompa as a platform for archiving recent finds and shining a light on artists deserved of support, whilst giving some insight into the social, cultural and historical context surrounding the records on the blog that runs alongside it. The pair also host a monthly show on NTS Radio, which acts as another outlet for these musical discoveries, introducing another audience to their unique and wonderful finds.

We speak to PAM about life as a record collector, alongside a mix totalling over two hours, based on a “good nightmare” that he recently experienced. What does that sound like? Expect wrong speed selections, T.S. Eliot inspirations and something mysterious going on in the background.

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