Music and Urban Culture in Saigon
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DJ Shortkut to perform in Saigon on 22nd & 23rd
Im starting to see a light for music scene in Saigon, with more and more real talent coming to town. On 22/08 at Equatorial Hotel,Saigonese will have the previlege to witness the magnificence of DJ Shorkut, who's a part of the world famous Beat Junkie & Invisibl Skratch Piklz brought by the local's favourite party crew "DoSe" . Also on 23rd/08 Sunday @ Reggae Sunday (JJ Club, 28 Pham Ngoc Thach) DJ Shortkut an American Filipino  turntablist who doesnt stop to amaze the crowd around the world. Words cant describe how good this man is so i'll let the videos do that talking...check it
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  • MYKKI BLANCO pushed boundaries in Saigon

    Back in April 2014, we had the pleasure of hosting wild rapper MYKKI BLANCO and enjoyed her tearing up the stage with her eccentric presence.

    Here is the video recap:


    *Thanks for SEEN IN SAIGON for the video

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  • Get a FREE The Beats Saigon Tshirt at our 8th Anniversary Event on 6th December

    It’s been 8 years since we created The Beats Saigon, 8 years of music and good memories in Vietnam..

    As always we are doing something big, inviting US rapper LE1F to perform on 6th December at Cargo Bar. (more info on that very soon).

    Like the tradition, we have designed and printed limited amount of FREE tshirts to be given away at the gig.

    Here is the Tshirt design.


    *Tshirts are super limited so come to the event early to get 1*

  • Tha Trickaz returns to Saigon 27th November

    Tha Trickaz set to perform in Saigon on 27th November after 2 years.




    Date: Thursday 27th November

    Venue: Cargo Bar (7B Nguyen Tat Thanh,D4)


    ENTRY: 150K at Door // 100K for Students


    Self-labelled “Tha Vietnamists” and lifelong friends, Pho & Thu (DJ iRaize), founded the group over eight years ago, based on a mutual need to push musical boundaries as well as their own technical limits. They are based in Paris, France.

    Their live performances best illustrate the magic of combined imagination: rare and traditional vinyl cut up with sampling, scratching, analog instruments, live musicians & the MPC Real Time Drumming. All this combined with killer beats to shake the floor! They played alongside international artists such as Kid Koala, Wu Tang Killa Beez,Busdriver, The Scratch Perverts, Dj Cam, Dj Kentaro …

    The originality of their music has initiated worldwide collaborations with respected artists such as Shabazz the Disciple, Akon, Killarmy,Hell Razah (Sunz Of Man), Glasses Malone, Tariq.L , Genghis Khan, Non Genetic (USA), Mc Yoke (Japon), Ali (45 Scientific), La Fine Equipe (Paris), The Codefendants (Paris/Brooklyn) and so many more… They have also been invited to score movie soundtracks and skateboarding videos.

    They released their first unofficial LP, “Iconoclast Sound Adventure” (2005). This year they’re releasing “The Cloud EP”, featuring 3 tracks from the forthcoming album “Cloud Adventures” (oct.2009).

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  • Yaybahar a new instrument that has unique sound

    This instrument is still brand new, but it would be an incredible experience to see multiple people with musical talent go to town on this thing to see what they can create.

    It’s called the Yaybahar, created and performed by Görkem Şen.


  • New track from JASE – Saigon Ghetto

    JASE sat on his ass and made another track, enjoy and share <3


  • Artist Liar Ben’s animated mural project in Yokohama

    Our friend, street artist LIAR BEN had been in Japan for the past 3 months as a resident artist with his art project SUGAR CANE LADY, focusing on the drawing of the iconic lady on the sugar cane juice carts.

    This is his animated murals video, it took 25 days in total to complete.


  • 808 (Official Trailer)

    Trailer for the most important sound in Hip Hop/Dance music in history, the 808 Drum sound. Coming 2015

  • Sculptress of Sound (Delia Derbyshire Documentary)

    Most of us only know Electronic for what it is today, but its history goes longer than than.

    This is Delia Derbyshire, one of the female originators of Electronic Music.

    Delia Ann Derbyshire (5 May 1937 – 3 July 2001) was an Englishmusician and composer of electronic music and musique concrète. She is best known for her electronic realisation of Ron Grainer’s theme music to the British science fiction television series Doctor Who and for her work with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

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  • Discovering Electronic Music Documentary (1983)

    This is a must see for all electronic music lovers.

    “We live in an age of technology in which machines touch every part of our lives. It is not suprising that music has also been influenced by technology.”

    This 1983 documentary film by director and writer Bernard Wilets examines the basics of analog synthesis, digital sampling and sequencing.

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The faces behind The Beats Saigon

    Jase is a pioneer Bass and Beats DJ in Saigon, he founded The Beats Saigon to create a platform to develop a better music scene


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