• Vietnamese Literature 101: A Guide to the Canon

    Vietnamese literature isn’t as accessible to the reader of translated works as other bodies of world literature. Steeped in myth and metaphor, it helps to have a bit of background. Read More
  • I am Still Cham

    The Cham are a people that live as much in present day reality as in self-memory, in tales of the great Champa Kingdom of centuries past and traditions more recent. Inrasara has been working to keep that memory alive. Read More
  • The Myth Behind Graham Greene's Saigon

    The Quiet American is the first book you buy off the plane, and its portrayal of wartime tragedy is just romantic enough to let nostalgia creep in. But the glimpse Evan Hudson has is more of colonial depredation than bygone grandeur. Read More
  • Other Moments

    Dang Than is one of Vietnam’s most heralded new-school writers. Here, Word is pleased to present four of his never-before-published-in-English poems. Read More
  • The American Dollar is the Currency of the Afterlife

    Recently debuting on the American lit scene with her Vietnamese ghost story collection, The Frangipani Hotel, Violet Kupersmith has been pondering the afterlife since forever. Read More
  • The Only Good Mosquito

    A morality play by Dara O Foghlu. In the corridor outside my bedroom, I’m eyeballing a dead mosquito that I squashed against the mirror. Read More
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  • Little Anh-Em Fashion Show 2014 +

    Little Anh Em fashion show in Saigon

    This Saturday Nov. 29 Little Anh-Em (37 Thao Dien, Q2, HCMC) will present their latest fashion line inspired by both

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  • International Music Week in Saigon +

    Loud Minority and Saigon Sound System present the first Saigon International Music Week kicking off with UK based award-winning indie

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  • Saigon Soul is Back in the Saddle +

    In February, Saigon Soul asked the good people of this city whether they wanted a real pool party to go

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  • Smokin’ Jo @ Blanchy’s Tash +

    This Saturday Nov. 22 from 9pm till late Blanchy’s Tash in Ho Chi Minh City is proud to present a

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  • Hanoi Massive Party +

    This Saturday Nov. 22 from 8pm to 3am, the Hanoi Massive Facebook group are holding an event to remember at

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Briefings

  • AJAR +

    Noi Hanoi’s chief instigator and Word Hanoi’s former features editor, Kaitlin Rees , is teaming up with Hanoi poet Nha Thuyen

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  • On The Margins: The Juice Man +

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  • Sports Digest +

    From the sidelines, Harry Hodge sizes up Vietnam’s month in sports

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  • Cat of the Month Nim +

    A series of unfortunate events led Nim, a healthy and beautiful cat, out of her home.

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    Renaissance Riverside Saigon celebrates a landmark

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Travel

  • Into the Jungle +

    Despite much of Vietnam lying in the tropics, few of us make the trip to the country’s rainforests. Nick Ross

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  • The People of Myanmar +

    It’s the people you meet on a travel that make it memorable, that teach you something. While traipsing around Myanmar

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  • Cu Chi The Hard Way +

    Cu Chi is the kind of excursion people often go on when first arriving in Vietnam, and never again. Ian

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  • Formula One +

    Southeast Asia has two international sporting events that draw in the crowds — the Singapore Grand Prix and the Hong Kong

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    Set off the main corridor in Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, the CIQ Info Plaza puts a nicer face on the harsh

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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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Columns

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    Down a Binh Thanh back alley, the writing was on the wall.

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