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Hibiya Line is not Japanese. Behind that name hides Dan, a Swiss-Vietnamese guy who in 2006 began playing live acts mixing house and techno in his hometown of Lausanne, Switzerland.
In 2013, he founded The Observatory, an underground club in HCMC, Vietnam that is naturally dedicated to the music he likes. The Observatory has since obtained a reputation for itself in the country and broader region as a place that is dedicated to quality dance music, and Hibiya Line’s involvement both behind the scenes and in the booth has allowed him to hone his skills as a DJ that is finely-attuned to the emotions and dynamics of a crowd even further.
A Hibiya Line set can be anything from a cosmic journey through the exoplanets of electronic rarities, an archaeological excavation of loft-locked disco gems, and anything in between. Whatever it is, his reputation for carefully blended sounds of powerful and mesmerizing obscurity is far-reaching.
Arguably one of the true pioneers of underground dance music in Vietnam, his sound escapes the confines of genres and is designed for dancing with an element of anticipation and surprise.
Love On The Rocks on Fauve Radio (last 2h)
B2B with DJ Dustin (Giegling) on Fauve Radio
Grew up in Manchester, started DJ'ing in the mid nineties. Held his first residency at Dry 201, (Factory Records/ New Order). One half of British electronic music duo MadderModes, runs Shift Coordinate Points imprint with Andy Harper and currently resident DJ at The Observatory, Saigon, Vietnam.
“Inhabiting the space where Fred P, Qu, Jus Ed et al like to spend their time meditating, Harper and Ford’s work as MadderModes has so far manifested in a small run of singles over the past two years for Shift Coordinate Points, Millions Of Moments and Night Drive Music amongst others, although the roots of their project reach back to 2005 when they met at university.” Juno Plus http://www.junodownload.com/plus/2016/05/05/maddermodes-present-empirical-evidence-to-voodoo-down/
MadderModes is a British deep house and techno duo consisting of Nic Ford and Andy Harper.
MadderModes’ first official release came in 2014 with a self released 12" under their own Shift Coordinate Points imprint. After that came their 2015 release on Millions Of Moments 'Green Corn Moon EP' which contained a track entitled 'Myth Of The Muses" which was included on Berghain resident Nick Hoppners RA mix and made its way into the playlists of many respected artists including Move D. In late 2015 came "Dark Dust EP" on Andre Kronert's Night Drive Music and in early 2016 the "Empirical Evidence EP" was released on Voodoo Down US records - “The mood is warm and ever so slightly psychedelic across all four tracks on the Empirical Evidence 12”, not least on the sublime opening cut “Corinthian Columns” with its cascading new age melodic lines and delicate drum machine patterns.”
Also in 2016 saw the release of Model Maker 06 - with 'Framing Device' - "For it’s 6th release Modelmaker welcomes MadderModes who deliver an EP with 4 quality raw and deep techno cuts. This is the first original material from another artist on the label after a series of Berkson & What releases and high profile remixers guests such as Dana Ruh, Cesar Merveille and Franck Roger."
Where: Arcan, 106/2 Điện Biên Phủ, Bình Thạnh Dist.
When: May 19 at 8 PM to May 20 at 6 AM