Blaq Lyte Magazine was created as a way to support Thai and Asian subcultures and creative individuals. We want to help them thrive and offer context to their movements. We’re the media wing of the Blaq Lyte collective, where our wider family throws events, launches creative spaces, designs clothes, produces music, and much more.
The seed for Blaq Lyte was planted in 2014 when Nick Supreda first came to Thailand from California to explore his heritage. He didn’t speak Thai and had never been to his home country before, but he was able to open a tiny bar that fit about 20 people inside at a time. It was successful enough that he was offered a space in the Thonglor nightlife district, so he left behind the container space and launched the first Blaq Lyte club.
The doors to the original iteration of Blaq Lyte have regretfully closed, but after that we became a promotional company producing events for ourselves and others. We started throwing the annual Bangkok Block Party in 2018, bringing music, art, food, clothes, and drinks from around the world to the people of Thailand.
In the beginning of 2020 we spun off a cute clothing line called Auntys Haus. Things slowed down a bit during the pandemic, but we recentered and launched our record label, Blaq Lyte Digital later that same year.
And this year we’re coming back even stronger. Within the span of a few months we’ve launched the magazine here, built a home for creative businesses called Future Factory BKK, and we’re relaunching the Blaq Lyte 11 club! 2022 is going to be another step up, so follow along!