Reminder: KANGDING RAY in Vietnam

Reminder: KANGDING RAY in Vietnam

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Sun 20 Jan 2013, 7 pm
Hanoi Rock City

Be reminded that it’s only 6 days to go to the first ever Kangding Ray concert in Vietnam! And he will be supported by many local talents who rocked our Grapevine’s 5th birthday party in November last year. Also, remember to watch out Grapevine TOMORROW MORNING for a chance to win free tickets to the concert this Sunday night!

From The Onion Cellar:

The Onion Cellar proudly presents the first ever Kangding Ray concert in Vietnam. A very special evening that will take the audience straight to the meeting point of club culture and avant-garde, featuring an international world-class artist and Hanoi-based well-known musicians and DJs. Through Kangding Ray, Hanoi audience will be introduced to some of the most ground-breaking contemporary electronic sounds that are as innovative as danceable, and currently being much loved and appreciated in cultural hospitals of the world (the likes of Berlin, London, Paris, New York).


Influenced by his surroundings (Berlin – famous for its vibrant and adventurous arts scene) and a wide variety of other musical palettes from rock, pop to jazz, KANGDING RAY’s music is uniquely situated at the crossroads of digitality and sensitivity. His compositions demonstrate a combination of melodies and machine sounds, integrating guitar loops, massive bass lines, residual noise, acoustic instruments, field recordings and digital anomalies, blending techno grooves with dark textures. Slowly evolving, his live performances are known for intense moments of musical experimentations, completed by intricate sampling of voices and different instrument layers.

Together with his friends from the legendary German label Raster-noton (home to the likes of Alva Noto, Ryoji Ikeda, Byetone, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and others), Kangding Ray has been extensively performing everywhere, from dance clubs to the most prestigious festivals dedicated to alternative arts and culture (London Alphaville, Berlin CTM etc). The Hanoi date on January 20 is part of his 2013 Asia tour covering Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam).


SEBASTIEN GESELL is a half French / half Japanese DJ currently living in Vietnam. A relatively new figure of Hanoi’s music scene, Sebastien has nevertheless gathered a huge amount of interests in his inventive, unexpected and adventurous DJ sets – spanning a wide spectrum of musical genres that local DJs previously would never play. He has performed at a number of memorable events, including The Onion Cellar’s experimental night Musick to Play in the Dark, Japan Foundation Vietnam’s Garage Concert (with Tri Minh), and in front of nearly 1,000 people attending Hanoi Grapevine’s 5th Birthday Party in November 2012. One can always be sure of mass dancing whenever Sebastien is playing.


JOSK KOPECEK creates music that is on many borders, finding noise from movement, transcribing meaning from emotional response. In unequal measures he mixes circuit bending, found sound, improvisation, and collage. Rhythm structures melody structures sound structures noise. Power and passion circumscribe the limits of writing, challenging the depths of technique and knowledge. Nothing is off-limits, only the tendency to repeat without modification: to not regurgitate.

Dirty Fingerz

Rounding up the line-up are local favourites DIRTY FINGRZ – the musician / DJ who pioneered the movement that is Hanoi Rock City the very first and still most prestigious and independent music venue in the capital of Vietnam; BLIPBLOP on one of his last performances before leaving Hanoi, and young talent TUNGDO from the Vietnamese pioneer bass collective Sub Elements.


150k VND (available at doors or in advance – email [email protected] for advance tickets)

Hanoi Rock City
27/52 To Ngoc Van, Tay Ho, Hanoi


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