From house to techno in Saigon

HEART BEATS – A NEED FOR TECHNO  

Welcome to our official page. Here you will find everything there is to know, or there is to see and listen – mainly listen – about Heart Beat Saigon and Heart Beat Recordings. Download our latest productions, listen to the last mix tapes, or browse our photo and movie galleries. This will prepare yourself for any of the upcoming Heart Beats and other spin off events we regularly host in Vietnam. Of course you’ll find the dates of these fine raves here and more info in our event calendar! We have some more background on our young existence in English or Vietnamese . Too lazy to browse, just register for our newsletters and get all info when you need it the most! Can’t get enough of browsing, read more about our resident DJ’s or VJ’s and the guest from the past and present in bios menu!

HEART BEAT SPECIAL PREVIEW 

This FRIDAY  Heart Beat Celebrating 5 years w. HEIKO LAUX  –  

NEWS:

hat 5 years ago started on the 2nd floor of Red Bar on Ngo Duc Ke has culminated into Saigon’s premier Techno promoter a monthly mainstay for underground music lovers. With some 30 main events featuring Berlin, Paris heroes of the Techno scene from Berlin and Paris. Last year Heart Beat sprouted HRBR-Harbour, another underground music promoter making the Saigon nightlife more colourful and managed to release nearly 4 EP’s on its synonymous label. Something Heart Beat plans for 2018 and hopefully achive more of the collective dreams of the trio behind this boutique yet mature promoter. 

To celebrate this anniversary Heart Beat has produced and published a photo book one might label the chronicles of an era of underground music in Saigon, featuring many of their events, guest DJ’s, yet also many of the venues that are no longer open.

The location forced by venue drought will be at an outdoor recreation area, also dubbed as the Desert or the Jungle in D.2, located at the foot of Phu My bridge along Vo Chi Cong Street, Thanh My Loi, bur for the exact location click here. or check map below


HEIKO LAUX [aka hlx, aka Offshore Funk, aka Apathism] LABELOWNER OF premier techno label Kanzleramt // RECORDING ARTIST ON  Josh Wink’s Ovum and Rejected, Suol, Tronic, Uturn many more. As the youngest of 5 children, Heiko Laux was always the rebel in the family challenging norms even in his youth. To this day his stimulating approach to electronic music has showcased his ability to utter between genres with various aliases, projects and sounds. Founded in 1994 by Heiko Laux, Kanzleramt was Germany’s premier techno label releasing some of the freshest sounds of that time. 20 years later the label is still continuously testing boundaries in contemporary techno, breaching the gaps between techno, trance and minimal.

Since the release of Heiko’s last album on Kanzleramt in 2006 he has explored di erent sonic landscapes ranging from classic techno sounds to deep techno by releasing on various labels. His work on Truesoul, Figure and Soma all feature collaborations with Amsterdam-based producer Steve Rachmad. Other labels include Rejected, Suol, Tronic and Uturn, which dips into the realm of hypnotic techno. In the past year Heiko has put out two EPs on Josh Wink’s label, Ovum, each one worked as collaboration. The first release with Diego Hostettler was true to his own style as well as to Ovum as the tracks will excite any dance oor. However most recently his EP with Alexander Lukat on Ovum has been the number one seller for Ovum on Beatport since its release in October 2013.

For Heiko Laux inspiration can spring up from any source. Constantly living in the moment, capturing emotions and reactions from the world around him as his productions illustrate the beauty of exotic lands and galactic landscapes. Once in the moment there is no going back, only moving forward and only creation.

In January 2014 the twentieth anniversary of Kanzleramt was celebrated at Berlin’s renowned Berghain and since then Heiko has been requested all around the world, from Los Angles to Sweden to Tokyo, to represent and showcase his labels works.

The release of Fernweh in 2014 has marked a great accomplishment for Heiko Laux as it is his fifth solo album for Kanzleramt. From starting out in 1994 in the heat of the uprising techno, Heiko has experienced many movements in the music- sphere however he will always play an important role and symbolize of the globally celebrated golden age of techno. With no interest in remaking albums or dwelling on the past, Heiko is constantly moving forward, finding new inspiration. Motivated by his undoubted passion, he will continue to produce music to fill the void in contemporary techno.

HEART BEAT EVENT CALENDAR 2017/2018</span> 

15-12-2017 |  5 Years Heart Beat Feat. HEIKO LAUX @ the Jungle
19-01-2018 |  Heart Beat Presents MIKE DEHNERT @ the Jungle