QUEST FESTIVAL 2017 Lineup
The Orb Soundsystem - UK
For more than a quarter of a century The Orb have been a pivotal figure within the ambient and electronic music realm. From contributions to the rave revolution in the 90s, adventures into acid house like classic ‘Tripping in Sunshine’ and the seminal album ‘The Orb’s Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld’ The Orb have cemented their place in electronic music’s history. A legacy act of the highest order, Quest are thrilled to bring these masters of their craft to Vietnam for the very first time.
Slamboree Soundsystem - UK
Balkan / Breaks / Drum & Bass / Dubstep / Electro Swing / Gypsy / Nu Rave
Slamboree Soundsystem is the DJ incarnation of the Pyro-Circus Dub Rave Massive also known as Slamboree; with a fearsome reputation of bringing heavyweight bass to festivals and clubs across the world. The DJ & vocal duo [Freear & Kathika Rabbit] perform a full-throttle dance explosion featuring an eclectic genre-busting mashup of styles!
The Slamboree Soundsystem show is undoubtedly one of the most unique on the circuit. “I’ll be honest…..its f***ing amazing…and you can quote me on that.” – THE WAREHOUSE PROJECT Slamboree won ‘Best Live Act’ and ‘Best Free Track’ at the Breakspoll International Breakbeat awards, Deekline’s remix of their track ‘Cheeky Peepers’ won ‘Best Remix’ and Freear was nominated for ‘Best Mix’ and ‘Best Breakthrough DJ’.
The Bay Collective - VN / DEN
Ambient Electronica / Dreamscape
“The Bay Collective is an open project by Vietnamese/danish pianist TRI MINH and danish singer/songwriter NANNA BOTTOS. They blend jazz/pop vibes with their original new, compositions and remake some of the well-known songs from their respected culture background in their native language. “LANDSCAPE”, The Bay Collective’s first album is a journey of culture exploration with original compositions, painting pictures of landscapes and emotions with their music and lyrics which also raise awareness on environmental issues. The Bay Collective is an intimate duo of piano and vocal and on stage also with invited guest(s).
VURRO - ESP
One Man Band Madness
Vurro is a shirtless, cow skull-wearing one-man band. According to the legend, in a remote small village somewhere in the mountains. A farmer lost his cow in a snowstorm. He loved the animal so much that he would not stop looking for it for days. He fainted on the snow and he had a vision, he saw the exact place where the cow was lying. He woke up and walked to his beloved cow. Wolves had attacked it and it was buried under snow, dying. In its agony the animal ceded his head to the farmer and they became one, giving birth to Vurro : Half man, half cow.
He would dedicate his life to spread its message around the world. With magic coming through his fingers and rhythm running through his veins this animal of the keyboards hits the cymbals with his horns and plays powerful drums with his feet. With bells in his arms and a voice from beyond the grave invites the believers to be transformed in his shamanic ceremony of rhythm and rock and roll. Vurro, the wild virtuoso, will open the gates of the rough underworld of rock so you can go across dancing.
Stars & Rabbit - IDN
Indonesia’s Stars and Rabbit are at the forefront of a new generation of talented artists from the creative hotspot of Yogyakarta. Lead singer Elda Suryani’s incredibly unique vocals conjures memories of gifted female vocalists such as Björk and Lamb’s Lou Rhodes, while their ethereal dream-pop style has drawn comparisons with bands as diverse as First Aid Kit to Emiliana Torrini.
X0809 - TH
Synth Pop / Electro
X0809 was initiated by Notep, also known as a experienced singer/songwriter who has gained popularity by attending a singing competition in Thailand, and Anya Muangkote, a talented multi-disciplinary designer and artist.
Their latest work, X, an EP that is packed with sensuous vocals, catchy beats, and liberating thoughts, with lyrics that pokes fun at heartbreaks and other life experiences, giving women alike a different perspective.
This past year X0809 has had the chance to attend major music festivals throughout Asia such as Clockenflap in Hong Kong and Solar Budokan in Japan, and has gained attention from their sassy and off-the-edge music videos that has piled up 1M views on Facebook
Now X0809 is becoming an introspect to whom Notep is, away from the bright spotlight of her pop life, pursuing her crave to combine good design, art, fashion and technology with handcrafted electronic music.
New Fame ft. DJ Skulz - USA / VN
Adrienne Mack-Davis and feleciacruz have spent the last 5 years traveling the world living a life of shows, service and self-development. With over 1000 performances and 50 workshops in 8 countries and countless cities/states the ladies have finally found their DJ. Skulz is from Saigon, Vietnam and has an incredible ear for genre blending, his virtue, unsurpassed work ethic and enthusiasm in every moment made him an instant part of the team.
For two years the three have been working together creating a show and sound that weaves in and out of freestyles, DJ sets and original music by songstress Adrienne Mack-Davis backed by feleciacruz. Always pushing a positive message throughout a combination of hard hitting hip-hop, dance, trap, reggae and dancehall tunes these three high energy artists are sure to leave you feeling like you can fly and wanting more!
The Sound Traveler - PL
World Music / Latin / Electronic
Mike Polarny aka Sound Traveler creates music and stories with artists around the world. He combines electronic music with the unique sounds of local instrumentalists and singers. Originally from Poland, he is primarily based in Havana, Cuba and his unique and captivating sounds have seen him perform in more than 50 countries around the world, sharing stages with musical luminaries like James Blake, Jazzanova and Jori Hulkkonen
Jaunty Maniacs Feat. New Fame HYPE MC's - VN/USA
Trap / Dubstep / Bass Trap / Hiphop
Found in 2016 by talented artists, Jaunty Maniacs is mentioned as a phenomena in Vietnam music industry. They have 10 members in total which are DJs, Producers, Designers and Rappers. With numbers of well-known and creative products, Jaunty Maniacs team reached 100.000 follows within one year.
Last March, with huge success at F Club Ha Noi, Diary of Maniacs Chapter 1: Manique was known as a tipping point in their career. The show was not only mean to officially introduce their members, it was also a music feast which gathered many others famous artists such as Kimmese, HuyDX, PKL and 1000 young people who lover underground EDM. With pride, they continue to prove their talents in a number of shows after that: Music Republic, Ravolution, Headbangers Reunion.
Dead As Disco - INT/TH
Funk and Roll
Formed in 2016 in response to the increasing deaths of culture icons such as David Bowie, Prince and Alan Rickman. Dead As Disco are a five-piece Funk and Roll band based in Chiang Mai, Thailand whose live shows are a “bacchanal of sexually-charged lyrics, incendiary trombone solos, roaring guitar, sleazy bass-lines and drums to get down to.”
Saigon Soul Revival - VN/INT
Soul / Rock n Roll / R&B
Saigon Soul Revival is on a mission to bring back the raw, live sound of pre 1975 Vietnamese rock and soul music. Its aim is to entertain its audiences while uncovering a part of the country’s culture and history that has remained dormant for so long.
Jon Kennedy - UK
Bass / Trip Hop / Hip Hop / Leftfield / Electronic
Working professionally in the music industry for 15 years. Jon has released 5 LP’s on some of the UK’s best underground labels. Remixed over 50 artists. Amassed more than 3 million recorded plays on LastFM, 1000’s of FANS on Facebook. Featured on various films inc’ “Limitless” starring Bradley Cooper.
Koish - DE
Disco and House
With his great love for Disco and House Koish is always trying to put on a smile on everyone’s face. Of course, that smile can be a bit more dark and filthy as well. The only rule is to push the boundaries of conventional electronic music exploring new directions while never losing sight of his core passions – playing music, feeling sexy and celebrating life.
Joining the Bangkok scene in 2014 Koish is now holding residencies at clubs such as BEAM and Glow. With his involvement in Kolour Koish helped to grow the underground scene in BKK and make it more accessible for the locals. The goal is to open up minds and bring people together under the disco ball. With his newest concepts, Hasta la Disco and Alba Koish is bringing you disco balls along with sexy music and pina coladas.
SamRaz - ISR/COL
Latin / Folk / Traditional / World Music
SamRaz start in may of 2015 in Israel with jamming sessions. They decided to continue playing and performing around the country for few days until that Sam had to go back to his country, on 2016 the duo come again to play and performed in the main cities in Israel (Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Elat) and they come to (Sinai) Egypt for few weeks to perform, then they decide to be a band and continue to share the music around the world. Over the last year they have performed around Asia and Europe.
Attiss Ngo - USA/VN
Live Electronic / Synth Core
Attiss Ngo is an American composer and producer, currently based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He makes impossibly dense, kaleidoscopic synthesizer epics, saturnine grooves that weave a winding path to the place where the dim light of the stars meets the darkness of the treetops. Music to get lost to.
DJ Instinct - UK
D&B / Trip Hop / Chill Out
After 23 years in the game, Instinct brings a deep knowledge and depth of history to his sets, representing the full spectrum of the D&B genre. Expect a set of epic proportions showcasing the most upfront forward thinking bass music, with a sprinkling of classic tracks from the past two decades.
Sirens Of Ha Long - INT / VN
Coming together after realizing they shared a mutual experience, Sirens of Ha Long created a musical project as a form of self therapy and a vehicle to create awareness about the dangers that lurk in the depths of Vietnam’s famed bay.
After learning to play instruments, the band will help to ensure innocent people won’t fall victim to those god-damn sexy fish-women.
Zamina - INT
Afrobeat, Reggae, Afro-calypso, Makossa
Known for their sweaty, rhythmic, & jam packed live shows, Zamina are a force to be reckoned with. Get ready to experience a seductive mix of Afrobeat, Reggae, Asian Rhythms, & Makossa and just try to keep yourself off the dancefloor.
Ohene Cornelius - USA
American born Actor and Musician Ohene Cornelius has been seen on the big screen (Kick Ass, Zenith), small screen (Blindspot, Person of Interest), the internet (blackandsexytv) and your favorite music venue/festival (SXSW, BWSF, Quest Fest). His recent work in fashion led him to model in Yeezy Season and album “Flight Risk” completely produced by Kino of Lighthouse Music has been buzzing heavy in the nouveau indie art cultures of New York, LA, The Bay, Austin, Atlanta, Philly and London. Recently his schedule has been full working on musical philanthropic efforts and collaborating with numerous indie and mainstream artists as both musician/actor, being a father and starting his own lifestyle and clothing brand “Harlem River Yacht Club.
James Bennett - USA
Based in Southeast Asia for 3 years, James has taken the deep dive into exploring his passion for all things musical. He comes from a bloodline infused with music and hails from Richmond, VA, USA.
With a guitar, some effects pedals and sometimes a friend or two, he creates music to evoke real emotions. From blues to jazz, folk to rock and more, no base is uncovered.
Hazard Clique - VN
Hazard Clique Vietnam is a rap band formed by Cam, Pain and Black Murder. They are known for bringing back the real essence of rap. Their tracks are always lyrical and with killer flows which makes them unique in the Viet rap scene. In only two years of the band formation, Hazard Clique has already places in big festivals in almost every city in Vietnam.
Lady River - ZA/VN
Deep house / Tech house / Techno / Progressive House
Dabbler in deep house, tech house, techno, progressive house, and just about anything that gets your groove on. Lady River has been storming Hanoi dancefloors with her blissed out beats, we’re very excited for this Quest debut.
La Belle Et la Bete - INT/VN
Spicy sandy crunchy floppy cosy rock
La Belle et la Bête is much more than just songs. A subtle combination of silly poses, endless childish jokes, incomprehensible speeches in broken English, repeated musical mistakes, broken strings, broken voices, and grossly intoxicated behaviors, is the secret recipe that makes any “La Belle et la Bête” show an unforgettable experience.
Empty Spaces - VN
Space Rock / Ambient / Alternative Rock
Empty Spaces are a psychedelic rock outfit straight out of Hanoi. Their sonic soundscapes have an ever evolving pattern, with two albums under their belt and a beautiful music video for ‘Another Life’, Empty Spaces are now branching out further into the audio visual world. We’re really excited to welcome them back to the Quest Live stage to showcase this unique home grown performance.
Hanoing Jazz Band - INT / VN
Jazz/ Swing/ Latin/ Funk
The Hanoing Jazz Band combines Swing Jazz, Latin and Funk styles to create an awesome homage to the big band days and will make you shake what your mama gave ya.
Hanoi De Ska Y? - JP/VN
“Hanoi de Ska y?” might be the first band to cover the music of Tokyo Ska Paradice Orchestra, one of the famous Japaneseska bands, in Hanoi. In fact, we can pretty much guarantee it. Get skankin’
Pete T - UK
House / Breaks /Jungle
Pete T has been a Quest festival favourite for some time now, wether its tough tech house or bouncing jungle and swing he hasn’t failed to impress. Expect some cheeky bass lines and tight mixes.
Tomes - AUS
In an alley by a lake shrouded in mist Tobias Paramore sweats over samplers and synthesisers, bringing new rhythms together for the latest tomes production. The gentle hustle of Hanoi’s streets provides a sonic backdrop for raw elements woven together on the UK’s shores. Since releasing his fifth EP ‘bright noise’ last year tomes’ sound has continued to evolve. Keeping a raw edge and gritty tone, each element rings clear in a dynamic and layered soundscape.
Off-kilter grooves and crackly cassettes interlock with deep kicks and sizzling synthesisers; chunks of UK underground filtered through Asia’s heavyweight dance scene. Drawing inspiration from hip hop, garage, bassline, techno, drum and bass and many more styles, tomes’ work showcases a deep, dance floor oriented sensibility. Layering homemade samples with soul breaks; sequencing synthy squelches on the fly; capturing loops live and remixing them in the moment – expect all that and more from any tomes show.
GiMix Nomad - FR/VN
Jazz / Funk / Breakbeat / Hip Hop / Electro / Disco / Dub
GiMiX NoMaD really have one aim for sets: to create absolute sexy mayhem through antics grooves and fresh baselines and seduce any audience. Ultimately, it’s all about making people dance. Since 2013 GiMiX NoMaD has spent the last few years working his musical magic, establishing homself in Vietnam as one of the most vibrant, unique and fun DJs.
Tùng Tim - VN
House / Disco / Techno
Tùng Tím, a Hanoi-based DJ who has featured in past festivals, bars and clubs around Vietnam. Tùng Tím has gained a reputation in city growing’s underground electronic scene as a figured that can shift between all shorts of dance-focused styles from space disco to heavier techno – at just the right time.
Colin Devaney - IRL
Acoustic / Rock / Indie / Soul / Blues / Alternative
Colin Devaney is a singer/songwriter originally from Galway who started busking as a profession (from which he made a living off for the best part of two years) and released his first EP, “4”, in 2010. He started operatic training around this period as well, and while he never pursued it professionally, he is known to include the occasional operatic aria in his set when he feels he especially needs to be noticed. Critics have compared Colin’s vocals to Thom Yorke, Cee Lo Green, Chris Cornell, Dave Grohl, John Martyn and Jeff Buckley.
Stanford Reid - USA
Neofolk / Jazz
Brooklyn-based Neofolk Jazz artist, DJ, and producer Stanford Reid can be called a renaissance man. As a performing artist touring internationally, multi-instrumentalist Stanford Reid captivates audiences with every chord, smooth bass-line, and mesmerizing sax solo he programs and loops live using his RC-30 Loop station and Korg Electribe. As a DJ, Stanford blends an eclectic mix of hip-hop, house, Afrobeat, and reggae with live electric bass and alto sax. Together with his charisma and infectious personality, Stanford Reid is a triple threat.
Mukang Fields - USA / VN
“Mukang Fields are a ‘space jazz’ trio combining analog and digital synthesizer, drum machine, conga, tenor sax and Moog Sub37 synth to create a unique space-based groove to satisfy those looking for anything from shoegaze to funk. Combining analog, digital and organic sounds, Mukang Fields create a vibe more than the sum of its parts, bridging cutting edge musical science soaked in a cocktail of astral groove.”
Die Empathie – TAKEOVER
Die Empathie stands for organic, passionate, emotional and quality downtempo music. A genre well galvanized in Europe already, it is tantalizingly new in Asia. Escape from everyday life and let us take you on a rhythmic journey in an intimate surroundings where it’s not about what you see, but what you feel.
Emerging from the Zurich underground, Die Empathie was born with an illegal rave in a construction site, followed by a day and night warhouse rave. Now a global movement, Die Empathy’s secret sunset and sunrise sound journeys are a place for like minded and empathetic people.
Rey & Kjavik - DE
Deep melodic house, ethnic
(Kattermukke, Get Physical, Compost, TRND MSK)
Heading from Frankfurt to the world, Rey & Kjavik‘s soundscape has left a tremendous impression in the electronic music scene ever since his first productions were released on Kindisch/Get Physical back in 2012.
Estray - SRB
Shamanic Downtechno, Spiritual Electronic
(Wanderlust Musica / Lump Records / Sol Selectas / Cosmic Awakenings / Pipe & Pochet / Bercana Music)
Estray – An animal that has escaped from its owner; a wandering animal whose owner is unknown. After playing at some of the world’s biggest festials, in 2017 he officialy became part of legendary Kasheme concept (Switzerland), and got his DJ residency in one of the best beach clubs in the world – Scorpios Mykonos (Greece). Somehow we think though that the best is still yet to come.
MYLE - VN/SWI
Deep Melodic, Ethnic, Tribal
Just a normal girl born in Switzerland and originally from Vietnam! Growing up in a very musical family in the heart of Switzerland surrounded by mountains and lakes, nature & music has always been a big impact in MYLE’s life. Deep, melodic, emotional,tribal, ethnic & organic… MYLE is using this mix to enhance storytelling in her sets , to put a piece of art out there, creating something new and communicating a deeper level of understanding and telling a story which take both creator and audience on a journey. All blended together into a tapestry of sonic loveliness. Music is not about what you see but what you feel! Let her bring us closer to ourselves and others and let’s create an avenue for empathy and understanding.
Temo Sayin - SWI
Melodic, ambient & ethnic house
Temo Sayin, head of the Zurich underground movement Die Empathie shows, that music doesn’t need to be hectic and cluttered to bring people into ecstasy. His deep, open minded organic sounds take you on an unique journey: Melancholic but never sad, sensitive but never cheesy, powerful but never crazy. Sentimental enough to close the eyes and still uplifting to raise the arms. His caeer started the Turkish Dutch especially on illegal events in his hometown Zurich, where he also began quickly to play at the most popular clubs together with well known artists as Satori, Rampue, Miyagi and many others.
DOTT - TH
Groovy melodic, trippy house
(More Rice, Neverest, Nam Recording, Shikki Mikki, Zoo Studio, Crooked Spine)
DOTT or Dogs On The Turns’ first love was Acid Jazz. Growing up, he played several instruments, but his primary instrument was the bass guitar. He found his true calling after the separation of his band, when he was searching for new sounds. Ever since his first experience with the ‘four on the floor’ beat, he’s been drawn to electronic music and house music was the side effect of this. The two things that separate him from the rest are distinct basslines and grooves. Using his bass guitar and acid jazz background to influence his productions, he has developed a unique sound filled with sexy basslines, trippy melodies and chords. Making the perfect blend of both the darker and brighter shades of house and techno.
Bahtik - DE/TH
Deep, melodic and organic techno
Late night juggernaut Dan Buri has been leading the charge in Bangkok for almost a decade now, delivering his signature brooding, melodic soundscapes. The German born producer and DJ established Bahtik as his side project, a means to delivering a more organic sound – atmospheric, spacious and tribal. Get lost within the infinite rhythms.
Cats On Crack - SG
Electronica & melodic techno
From dangerous disco ditties to the ends of mind warping techno, CATS ON CRACK is a mew-sical journey personified. Since graduating from the FFF Girl DJ Bootcamp, CATS ON CRACK has been spreading her gospel of good vibes far and wide. She’s paid her dues in an eclectic fashion—be it laying out the soundtrack for reputable brands such as Marc by Marc Jacobs, Nespresso, BLUEPRINT and Singapore Art Museum; dishing out the deep, dark and dirty at corners of the island’s nightlife fixtures such as kyō, Kilo Lounge and Velvet Underground—and continues to do so with much gusto and glee.
Troja - IN
Ethno. House. Acid. Techno.
Kolkata born, Mumbai based Troja aka Trideep Roy is a music producer and DJ from India who over the last few years has developed a strong following around the world. Through his productions, Troja seeks to express his inner emotive via a particular soundscape. His distinct sound of house and techno fused with classical and ethnic influences has connected with a wider global audience. His first EP ‘Shanti’ released on Windhorse Records received acclaim and strong support from established artists such as Acid Pauli, YokoO, Nick Warren to name a few.
Amber H - PK
Deep, groovy house
Amber originated and grew up in her hometown Karachi Pakistan but moved to America (New York and Washington D.C) before finally relocating to Singapore in 2011. It was when she first moved to DC, Amber’s passion and love grew deeper into the electronic music scene, Influenced to the sounds of Deep Dish during their residency at Club Nation, She then started expending her love for the scene during her travels to NYC during the weekends to catch the dynamic duo, Danny Tenaglia and Danny Howells at clubs like Vinyl which has strongly influenced her start with vinyl more than a decade ago.
The HOTS Boat Party – TAKEOVER
Hauswork - ZA
Originally starting out as an infamous monthly night in Cape Town, Hauswork went on to become the notorious alias for the pairing of Nicole Weitsz and Ainslie Ford, as an outlet for their more house-orientated sound. Fusing together the wide-world of house sub-genres, the duo came to prominence playing regular extended sets of up to 8 hours which exemplified the couple’s uncanny ability to draw in, command and hold the attention of the dancefloor. Hauswork is well-known for their infectious and fun energy behind the decks and uncompromising blend of house that simply demands notice.
Ainslie Ford - ZA
Zimbabwean born, Cape Town based DJ, Ainslie Ford, has been involved in the dance music scene since his move to Cape Town in the mid-90’s. An outspoken protector of and protagonist for the heart of the scene, his passion in the straight beat sound sweeps across the realms of deep and tech house, tech and techno and this is compiled in to considered sets which reflect his ability to tease, read and lead the listener with surgical precision.
Nicole Weitsz - ZA
A self-confessed late bloomer, it wasn’t until 2007 that old skool club-stalwart Nicole found herself living in a house blessed with turntables, and the bug bit hard. Quickly grasping the fundamentals of vinyl, timecode and controller interfaces, she found a passion for big room, bass heavy, thumping techno. Nicole’s techno sound has evolved to be as competent opening a floor as closing a party, whilst always remaining accessible to the changing dancefloor landscape. This has contributed to her becoming one of the most regularly booked female DJs in Cape Town playing alongside local talent and International artists like Joop Junior, BEC and Rebekah.
Ryan Sullivan - ZA
Deep Progressive House and Techno
Ryan Sullivan is an electronic music producer and dj specializing in deep progressive house and techno with an electronica flair. Imagine Sasha and John Digweed on safari with Pink Floyd. Heavily influenced by the South African raves of the 90’s and later the sounds of Global Underground, he creates music that evokes euphoria with a sophisticatd and entrancing sound.
Plagiarhythm - ZA
Plagiarhythm has a love for music that runs deeper than a lady of the nights coin purse. He has played at every club and festival South Africa has to offer as well as venturing to Lighthouse Festival in Croatia 4 times in a row, is part of the Lighthouse South Africa team, played Pratersauna, Werk, Grelle Forelle and the Puff in Vienna, Austria.
Slum Disco Soundsystem TAKEOVER
Slum Disco Soundsystem is the collaborative brainchild from local DJs, Chote & Tek. Not concentrating on just Disco, House or Techno, and not getting too serious, and most certainly not succumbing to the somewhat elitist vinyl-only ethos; Slum Disco will bring together all facets of dance music through whatever medium they can find be it digital, vinyl, live production jamming and even beating chopsticks against their heads.
Tek Harrington - UK/TH
Funk / Disco / Soul / House
A British DJ of Thai descent, now based in Bangkok. Blood says Thai, Heart says England, Soul says late 1970’s NYC.
Chote - TH
Disco / Funk / House / Soul / Boogie
Not concentrating on just Disco, House or Techno, and not getting too serious, and most certainly not succumbing to the somewhat elitist vinyl-only ethos; Slum Disco will bring together all facets of dance music through whatever medium they can find be it digital, vinyl, live production jamming and even beating chopsticks against their heads.
Boogie G is the promoter / DJ behind the Nite Ride party which aims to promote the Modern Funk / Boogie / Disco sound in Bangkok and further in Asia. He’s been a serious digger with a true dedication to vinyl since buying his first pair of turntables at the age of 14.
House / Afrobeat / Disco / Funk / Soul
This young yet experienced artist will ensure that crowds will get cramps the next day from endless dancing. Founder of RF Concepts that gave birth to the infamous underground Rooftop events such as Roofest & Roofish and working with Cliché Records for 3 years as a Dj/Producer and Creative Director since the beginning of the company, he will always have enough tricks up his sleeves to keep the public dancing until the end of the night.
His extensive travelling for tours in places like, Paris, Hanoi, Taiwan, Amsterdam and his contacts with a lot of the music industry and recognised artists such as: DJ Spinna, Fantastic Man, Lay Far, Session Victim, Kaytranada and more… has help him shape his music to fit most dance-floors, from Disco to House to Funk to Soul to Afrobeat and so on… Thanks to years of crate digging and a solid 10 years of DJing this fellah knows his classics as much as his underground tracks.
House / Afrobeat / Disco / Funk / Soul
Jonny Dub is regarded by many as one of the best DJ’s to come out of his town Manchester in the last decade and is viewed as one of only a handful of DJ’s that it is almost impossible to put a bracket on. His playing style and musical tastes are so varied and diverse that he’s equally at home playing house, techno, garage or afrobeat as he is playing grime, jungle & hip hop.
Nayla - UK
Tropical / Afro / Disco / Latin
Nayla is a producer/DJ born and raised in the UK releasing a selection of Hip Hop, House, Disco and Edits. His production is heavily influenced by jazz, funk, soul, disco and world sounds whilst his sets merge jazz, funk, soul, disco and afro spreading to hip hop, house, jungle, bass and everything in between. He has had a recent release on Banoffee Pies Records alongside Flo Filz and has future releases planned on his own label Boogie Kitchen. As long as it has groove and makes you want to move you’ll find it in Nayla’s record bag.
SAIGON DUB STATION AND FRIENDS TAKEOVER
Ivy Phi - VN
Dub / Reggae / Hip Hop / Roots
Saigon Dub Station co-founder & a familiar face in the underground battle scene in HCMC, Ivy Phi, he doesn’t have much words for himself but his music sure speaks!
Selecta Elpee - FR
Dub / Reggae / Hip Hop / Roots
Selecta Elpee aka Kumaragga – from Roots to Fruits – (Skank The Tank / SUB ELEMENTS / FR) Sound System Selector since 2001, Elpee, accompanied by Mc Reggo and Mc Kaztet D, scoured the sound systems across France distilling originals selections of roots reggae, digitall, new roots and dancehall. Arriving in Vietnam 5 years ago, he team up with Sub Elements, with the purpose to spread the reggae vibes in south east asia.
Selecta Morgan - FR
Dub / Reggae / Hip Hop / Roots
Head honcho of Saigon Dub Station – Selecta Morgan has been bringing the reggae riddims to Vietnam for some time now – We’re delighted to get the Saigon Dub Station guys up this year to takeover a stage to rumble the floor with some sunshine and bass.
Buba - RU
Dub / Reggae / Hip Hop / Roots
This musical terrorist was born in deep snow tundra of north Siberia – bringing the fat bass to the saigon sound system crew, expect hip hop, grime and dirty bass.
Kaztat D - FR
Dub / Reggae / Hip Hop / Roots
Mc KAZTET D, is a French Reggae/HipHop/Grime artist, MC, Selecta * Activist , Active in the french sound system scene since 2000 ( Massawa Sound system, Fury Bass, Loota Yard …) , Founding member of the R2G collective in France,
Based in Cambodia since 2013 where he founded @WAT A GWAAN (@WATAGWAANCAMBODIA) “Too HipHop for the Reggae,Too reggae for the rap”, Kaztet sings his views of today’s wold, with a background steeped in non violence protest, influenced by many travels and journey in Asia…
Well Known in the sound system scene for his Fast flow and his unique style, revealed by a few youtube videos, Mc Kaztet D evolves now into a mix of HipHop , Reggae and Electronic Music (Grime, Dubstep, Drum n Bass) After a few songs on different mixtapes, dubplate and collaborations with several sound system and a first street album in 2009, and 2 street Tape in 2012 (Esprit Libre ) and 2013 (SummerGrime) Kaztet is now based in Cambodia where he founded the WAT A GWAAN reggae collective, and where he performs as MC and Selecta through Southeast Asia #Soldats2Lunderground
Sonar Lee - CA / JA
Dub / Reggae / Hip Hop / Roots
REGGAE REBELS TAKEOVER
Glorious Rant - UK
Glorious Rant grew up with the sounds of the punky reggae era and took and transformed them into the next generation as a DJ; playing the London squat parties and free festival scene of the 90s. Bass culture became a way of life. Over the years those heavy sounds have travelled around the world and have been dropped into the natural rhythms of various cultures. In particular Latin beats mixed with heavy bass have formed a new Cumbia coming from Central and South America as well as deep groove as from West Africa and elsewhere. And now the bass has arrived in Vietnam…
Mr. Devitt - IRL
Hailing from the wilds of Dublin, Ireland, Mr. Devitt has been wowing audiences across the world with his mash up of bass heavy beats and foot stomping tracks. A founding member of the infamous Strangeways clubnight, Mr. Devitt has been mesmerising audiences for over 10 years
Sean Flakes - UK
Dj Flakes (UK / The Grove Hanoi) has been making a name for himself on the Hanoi scene for the past few years, showcasing more original, alternative and underground styles of music.
Starting with the original Vibration festival in 2014, and more recently bringing Hip Hop heavyweights Jam Baxter and Chemo to Vietnam for a number of shows and video shoots, Flakes has a passion for pushing underground music, whether it’s as a promoter or from behind the decks.
Flakes’ styles span from Hip Hop, Funk, Reggae and Dub, to House, Techno, Latin and Cumbia, all the way through to straight up DnB, Jungle, Garage, breakbeats and beyond!
Boca - UK
Boca is a veteran of the pirate radio scene in the UK and has played at parties around the world including the legendary Bangface in London. With a love for a huge range of music, he can be found playing anything from Hip-Hop to Hardcore. For Quest he’ll be dropping some classic Ragga, Reggae-tinted Rave, and Jungle.
Porgus Minimus - UK
Bristol free party mistress Porgus Minimus has been a regular on the Hanoi party scene since 2014. Porgus’ sound is rooted in the high-energy beats of jungle and footwork. Make sure your dancing shoes are tied on tightly!
OneNayTon - UK
Missing the roots, reggae, dub, jungle and drum n bass of hie homeland OneNayTon started DJing to inject the sounds into the sounds of roots, dub and all things reggae into the soundsystems of Hanoi.
MC Harry Badman
Harry Badman is a drum n bass mc from Birmingham UK. Now part of Hanoi based hip hop band Rebel Monk – he is going back to his roots for this one.
BEATS, BARS n BREAKS HIP HOP TAKEOVER
Beats, Bars n Breaks is a new Hip-Hop collective from Hanoi, comprised of MC’s and DJs hailing from the U.K, Ireland and beyond. After hosting successful “double-events” around the Tay Ho area in the last few months, they’re expanding their takeover to Quest’s stage!
Jam Baxter - UK
One half of Dead Players and signed to UK Hip-Hop powerhouse High Focus records, Baxter has been blowing minds for years with his groundbreaking, visceral, psychedelic raps and mind-bending imagery. Fresh from the UK festival circuit he is now in Bangkok for studio time with his label mate, the every mysterious yet legendary, Chemo following up on their critically acclaimed release Mansion 38. Clocking millions of views on Youtube, his always hype live shows have been smashing up dancefloors world wide.
Chemo - UK
The enigmatic genius behind Mansion 38 and So We Ate Them Whole, fresh from laying down vocals on Kendrick Lamars latest release, Chemo is a producer and sound engineer of legendary status. Rarely seen, Chemo has worked on an unimaginable amount of projects from UK Hip-Hop and Grime joints, to Hollywood music soundtracks and experimental journies under his alias Telemachus. Chemo is hailed by The Guardian newspaper as “a man that has done more for UK music then most will ever know”. Soundcloud
Juice Willis - New Zealand
Hip-Hop Vinyl junkie and funk enthusiast Juice Willis has had a slew of appearances around the festival circuit in Thailand as well as gracing the airwaves of the ever popular ‘Sabai Sabai Radio Show’ broadcast from Bangkok – expect some well dug out gems from this guy.
Tazer is a rapper who originally hails from Dublin, Ireland, but has spent the last decade in Eastern France. After coming up through the ranks in the local underground scene, opening for a variety of famous acts he has now turned his attention to Vietnam where he continues to perform high-energy sets with a dollop of humour for good measure! Loves green and adore strawberry ice-cream.
MC Nook - UK
MC Nook is a Hip Hop rapper that also brings his distinctive flow to life as an MC over dubstep grime and DNB
The Nang TAKEOVER
Humb - UK
Live / Jungle / Funk
Jungle producer/DJ and co-owner of Jigsore Sound originally hailing from the southwest Uk.
Textbook Tam - Scotland
Jungle / DnB / Bass
Greendance / Mua Xanh TAKEOVER
An immersive musical dance event aimed at raising the energy and the mood of the entire festival on an early Saturday morning in November. We work in collaboration with Morning Gloryville, the pioneers of the globally-loved early-morning sober dance movement. With a focus on healthy dancing we will get people moving, smiling and socializing, while bathed in the sunrise to a variety of uplifting DJ sets with saxophone and mc to accompany. And those who really wish to wake up to a positive start will be able to join our acro yoga workshop by the side of the dance floor. Our team of uplifters in fun themed attire, dancing and performing will bring added joy to the crowd.
Stay tuned – more artists coming soon!
Sonny - UK
Max - France