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Burning Season

Burning Season

Photos provided by Nikolaj Svennevig, from his series Rice Fields ...

A Numbers Game

A Numbers Game

A magician says: “Pick a card! Any card!” and you pick the card. Suddenly the number on that card means so much to you. For some reason, it became your number. The number you were born to, even though you didn’t even care about it when you learnt h...

The Salt Fields

The Salt Fields

Just north of Nha Trang there is a special place, one that French photographer Thiery Beyne discovered on his motorbike. Words by Nick Ross ...

Into the Highlands

Into the Highlands

An ongoing photographic exhibition at the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology in Hanoi documents Vietnam’s ethnic minorities as they looked and lived 60 years ago ...

Saigon Launches 24/7 Tourist Help Hotline

Saigon Launches 24/7 Tourist Help Hotline

Foreign and domestic tourists will be pleased to learn that Ho Chi Minh City, under the leadership of the Departments of Tourism, Information, and Communications along with the Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications group, has recently launched Vietn...

Preserving the Past

Preserving the Past

Much of Old Saigon is disappearing, and fast. Alex Garel is documenting what is still left

Shisha Addiction on the Rise Among Vietnamese Youth

Shisha Addiction on the Rise Among Vietnamese Youth

According to a recent article in Tuoi Tre News, the smoking of shisha pipes is quickly becoming the most dangerous health hazard facing Vietnam’s young people. ...

Freestylers

Freestylers

 

The Freestylers will perform live at The Hi-Fi on Friday Apr. 16.


Having rocked dancefloors around the world since the glory days of electronic music back in the mid-90s, this veteran British collective are past masters at building up a heady groove. More old-school hip hop, electro and ragga than big-beat techno (though they're often pigeon-holed that way), the Freestylers were formed by the trio of Matt Cantor, Aston Harvey and Andrew Galea. All three were British b-boys back in the day, and were heavily involved in Britain's dance scene by the late 1980s, both as DJs and producers. Era defining hits included Drop the Boom, a dancefloor smash on both sides of the Atlantic in 1997, Here We Go and Don’t Stop.

The success of the latter two hits gave the guys, now minus Galea who left in 1997, a platform to break the US, and their album We Rock Hard went on to sell over 150,000 stateside. Their growing prominence brought them to the attention of some of the biggest names in hip hop and they were asked to remix tracks by legends of the genre such as Afrika Bambaataa and the Jungle Brothers. The next few years saw the boys going from strength to strength. They mixed the big beat compilation album FSUK 2 and a Radio 1 Essential Mix featuring artists as diverse as Public Enemy and The Fall.

 

The Hi-Fi, 2nd Floor, 69 Dong Khoi, Q1, Ho Chi Minh City

 

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