ELECTRIC KICKS: SAIGON’S BEST INDIE ELECTRO NIGHT HITS HANOI!

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ELECTRIC KICKS: SAIGON’S BEST INDIE ELECTRO NIGHT HITS HANOI!
FRIDAY AUGUST 14TH 2015
8PM – MIDNIGHT (AFTERPARTY TBA)
FREE ENTRANCE
CAMA ATK
DJs: superkid & mark gergis

The Lonely Planet Vietnam calls it “One of the “hippest club nights” in HCMC”.  It’s Saigon’s first and longest running indie electro nights and we’re super excited to come back to CAMA ATK.

superkid describes her sound as “happy happy sunshine lollipop songs” that keeps your feet moving all night long. She plays an eclectic mix of everything she loves from discopunk and nu disco to 80s synth pop and new wave, from asian pop and 50s rockabilly to 60s northern soul and punk rock. It all makes it into her set, so expect the unexpected.

And to kick off the night we’ll have an amazing set of rare pop sounds from around Southeast Asia by Mark Gergis of record label Sublime Frequencies.  If you’ve seen the Saigon Rock and Soul Compilation album kicking around, well this is the man that brought that all together. Mark is a collector and archivist of Asian pop so you never know what gems he’ll be pulling out.

So Hanoi peeps, let’s show Saigon how to party!  It’s gonna be one hell of a night so get your dancing shoes ready.

Let’s kick it!

www.everyonesadjvietnam.wordpress.com

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Bios
superkid (Electric Kicks, EADJ)
Electric Kicks is one of many parties that ran in Saigon for the last 5 years by promotion group EVERYONE’S A DJ (EADJ). EADJ 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, EADJ burst onto the nightlife scene doing just that.
Electric Kicks also played host to many live local acts including Saigon indie darlings, Time Keeper, DMN Slyr and Space Panther.  They’ve also brought over top international acts such Architect in Helsinki’s Super Melody, nu disco kings Bottin and Rodion, Sweedish dream pop band Postiljonen, french electro outfit Reflex, rare african funk disco record collector Frank Gossner and Ishan Dancehall parties by Maft Sai.

https://www.facebook.com/everyonesadj
https://soundcloud.com/superkid-1

Mark Gergis (Sublime Frequencies / Sham Palace)
Mark Gergis – aka Porest – is a composer, performer, producer and international audio/visual archivist. Since 2003, with the Sublime Frequencies label, an ethnographic music and film collective out of Seattle, Washington – and since 2011, with his own record label Sham Palace, Mark has been able to share decades-worth of archived international music, film footage and field recordings acquired during extensive travels in the Middle East, Southeast Asia and elsewhere.
Mark is known for compilations of international folk and pop music and field recordings such as Cambodian Cassette Archives, Choubi Choubi; Folk & Pop Sounds From Iraq, Saigon Rock & Soul, and numerous issues of Syrian Dabke, as well as Thai Molam, Luk Thung and pop collections issued between 2004 and the present. Mark discovered Syrian singer Omar Souleyman in 1997, and is responsible for bringing his music to the western market. In addition to his solo music project Porest, Gergis is a co-founder of experimental Bay Area music/performance group Mono Pause (1993–2004) and Neung Phak (2001-present), which performs inspired renditions of Southeast Asian pop music.
Mark’s DJ performances are culled from his extensive international vinyl, disc and cassette archives and are accompanied by video selections from films, TV broadcasts and original footage from Southeast Asia, the Middle East and elsewhere. He has played worldwide at Sublime Frequencies events (USA, Europe, Turkey, Japan, Bangkok, Hanoi) and also co-founded the monthly event International Freak-out-a-Go-Go In San Francisco in 2008.
www.sublimefrequencies.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sham-Palace/
http://neungphak.bandcamp.com
https://soundcloud.com/porest

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