Mae Bad Boy emerged from Thailand to become the first woman to issue a record on the German techno label Pharma. Entitled Doping for Chicken, the 12" release featured house-influenced techno music with rap-style lyrics. After the initial success of that album, Mae Bad Boy returned to Thailand, where she met Pharma's famed producer and artist Roger Kerosene, who was vacationing there. After struggling for some time in Thailand, she decided to relocate to Hong Kong, where she met Chinese director Lo Min Yun, who hired her to record a soundtrack for his upcoming film, Szechuan Valley, set to be released in the summer of 1999. That soundtrack was produced by Kerosene. His influence helped Mae Bad Boy to craft a much more varied sound, incorporating jazz and atmospheric sounds in with her more club-friendly music. That soundtrack became her second album and was released on Pharma in the autumn of 1999.
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