Welcome to the Everyone’s a DJ blog. We are a diy indie electro sleazy discopunk dance party in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
It was started by New York City & Toronto natives who missed grimy loft and basement parties and wanted to try something like that in Vietnam just for kicks.
The concept was simple. Create a dance party with a DIY aesthetic heavily rooted in art, film, and design. And in early 2009, Everyone’s a DJ burst onto the nightlife scene doing just that.
EADJ came to form when Thomas Maresca (White Pigeon) and Linh Phan (superkid) met at a party and decided it was time for them to start their own dance party that mirrored the ones they went to back home in New York and Toronto. Instead of the typical nightclubs, they decided to start their party on the top floor of a little bar in the backpack area called Cyclo. A little grimey, a little dirty, just the right atmosphere for this new dance party. Soon word of mouth spread about this new party in town that played music not normally heard in the HCMC nightlife scene.
In summer 2009, EADJ moved to Cage and started the next phase of the party. Giant gold glitter letters decorated the venue telling people to DANCE! “Impromptu” dance performances were put on in the middle of the dancefloor and local filmmaker Jesse Petereson (stickbug) joined the team, provided live visual projections.
In January 2010, EADJ moved to The Factory and started the first in a series of band showcases. These showcases started before the party and focused on local underground talent playing original indie rock and alternative music.
In May 2010, EADJ had its 1 year anniversary with a huge party at The Loft. 3 Bands, 3 DJs and 2 VJs battling off.
EADJ continues to push the boundaries of what a dance party can be all about.