Celebrating 4 years of body music, 2 years in the Observatory!
Belgium's hottest Female Techno DJ/ Producer debuts in Asia before her double debut at Awakenings! Supported by Farrago (*ở phía dưới dịch trong Tiếng Việt)
:::::AMELIE LENS▲ SECOND STATE [BE]
:::::::FARRAGO ▲ ARTS [BE]
:::::::::Chris Wolter ▲ Heart Beat
:::::::::::VISUALS by EROL ▲ Heart Beat
► Doors 9pm - Free until 11pm - After 150k VND
► INTRO: Amelie seems to tour literally nonstop and can look forward to playing twice at the infamous Dutch Techno night, 'Awakenings' in these coming months. But first Amelie supported by Farrago, are doing their Asian tour and we are super psyched to celebrate our 4 year existence with Belgium's future of Techno! You already know Heart Beat Saigon as the purveyors of techno in the past bringing you artist like Antigone, Shifted, Henning Baer, Marco Shuttle, Etapp Kyle, Ed Davenport, Oliver Deutschmann and many more.
► NEWS: Amelie Lens track Exhale won silver in category Best Songs during Red Bull Elektropedia Awards and at the same time Farrago one the category of 'most promising artist".
► FULL BIO Amelie Lens Truly one of the most exciting export products Belgium has to offer these days -
Amelie Lens is taking the scene by storm ever since releasing her solid debut EP on the Italian Lyase Recordings.
The title track Exhale quickly began living it’s own life as a very recognisable and uptempo floorfiller. Lens’ mesmerising whisper driven by buoyant percussion and a heart-throbbing bass is a gimmick that grows on you fast but delicately before it leaves you craving for more.
A collective sign of approval came from Berlin based power duo Pan-Pot who reached out to Amelie and asked her to get involved with Second State, Tassilo and Thomas’ own imprint. The label is what you might call a real family endeavour. Although not bound by blood, their artists share a strong ‘next of kin’-like love and appreciation for each others work.
A happy home to grow up in and a promising platform for Lens to release her music on for many years to come.
As a DJ, Amelie has had a lot of exposure this year which earned her the
amazing opportunity to curate her own nights at Labyrinth club in Hasselt. She shares the line-up with big industry names while giving local talent a platform to get discovered.
The name 'Exhale' - taken from her Lyase EP earlier this year - acts as a brand name for quality club nights that will produce and capture the beauty of form and harmony found in techno music.
Feb 2016 Exhale EP - Lyase Recordings - LYASE004
Aug 2016 Finest Hour EP - Second State - SNDST020
▬▬▬▬THE STARTERS, SIDE DISHES AND DESSERTS▬▬▬
►Farrago surfaces as a new name on the Belgian techno scene albeit with a familiar face. In 2013 Sam Deliaert formerly known as Talbot Wood was picked up by compatriots Jorn and Tom - from Other Heights and Curle Recordings respectively - under whom he played multiple showcases and live shows across Europe throughout '13 & '14.
The name change is motivated by the meaning of the word itself. Farrago, literally 'a perplexing mixture', is the alignment and legacy of his earlier work merged with new ideas and recent development.
Arpeggiated melodies reverberating endlessly to the point where they are deemed tangible driven by the resonanting sound of a classic 4/4 kickdrum. It's the perfect marriage between body and soul.
For now, preparing a live performance built around the Octatrack - the beating heart of the setup - is his main priority. Meanwhile though, some of the more captivating patterns and synthesis from his other Elektron unit, the Analog Four, have already found their way through a recording device. This preceded a connection with ARTS, a young but already quite established Berlin based techno label, home to the likes of Dax J, Keith Carnal, Inigo Kennedy, Shlømo and il capitano: Emmanuel.
►CHRIS WOLTER hailing from Hanse city Rostock, with a very active scene, as we all have experienced these past years. At least 5 guests from the Rostock area come over to Saigon. Chris is already more than 7 years part of the Vietnamese culture and of course founding father (Papa) of Heart Beat. Releasing his signature sound on Heart Beat’s imprint with his latest techno release of Chanhy by night and “Scorpion” following “Bubi”. Made his debut in 2004 as DJ and in 2008 his first set in Vietnam during the Hanoi Soundstuff Festival. Now also performing and releasing under his Alias Phuc Long on HRBR a new imprint with BAX as head honcho.
►VISUALS by EROL - no light show will be needed, standing all night besides the DJ’s this one man live show called Erol produces the visuals that will entangle with the sonic typhoon the artist create and release. It is the Lightning going with the storm, the techno Viking god in person and hard NOT to get hypnotized by his creations.
▬▬▬▬▬▬▬Intro Heart Beat ▬▬▬ this is the 22nd installment & 4 year anniversary of Heart Beat also known as the Techno crew of Saigon, enriching its scene with their selection of “ Underground Body Music”, in doing so as a promoter, sound system, tiny community and nascent record label. Heart Beat brings foremost the techno culture to Saigon’s nightlife by regularly hosting nights. Here you can hear international renowned and local talent play classic & grooving minimal techno. They just call it “underground body music” Heart Beat purveyors of techno already brought you names as Antigone, Shifted, Henning Baer, Marco Shuttle, Etapp Kyle, Ed Davenport, Oliver Deutschmann and many more.
▬▬▬▬▬▬▬Intro Venue: The Observatory is a nightclub that is focused on underground (electronic) music and the culture[s] associated with it. Now operating from a new hideaway location with a great view on the skyline and Saigon river as well as a sunrise after party experience guaranteed. the ‘Obs’ is already legendary in the whole SEA region. Due to the selection of international guest that performed here and the late night opening hours, the first we might say heart beat did greatly contribute to.