HEART BEAT PRESENTS SHIFTED // AVIAN [UK, London] From house to techno in Saigon




  • Location:5 Nguyen Tat Thanh District 4, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Venue:The Observatory
  • Length:09:00 pm – 06:00 am

:::::::CHRIS WOLTER ▲ Heart Beat (GER)
:::::::::::VISUALS by EROL ▲ Heart Beat (SWE)

Shifted – Mote Evolver – Avian – London UK
Also known as Guy Brewer we are proud to have him in Vietnam on his first night of his ASIAN DEBUT. wich has been a joint effort of Heart Beat Saigon w./ Dekoded in Singapore @ Club Canvas (7 May) and Interstellar in Bali @ Club Koh (8 May)

Be prepared to experience very textured techno from one of the genre’s new key players, whom in order to avert attention from a famed career within another genre, has chosen to remain anonymous. Although it is a public secret Guy Brewer aka Shifted used to be part of drum & bass duo Commix. Staying anonymous appears to have worked. Rather than comparisons to his prior achievements, the talk regarding his output has been centred on Shifted’s often bleak—and always textually rich—run of releases. In truth, he was always likely to be taken in earnest with a debut (Drained) on Luke Slater’s Mote-Evolver. Evidently buoyed by his new-found creative freedom, Shifted went on to work with promising upstart techno imprints Our Circula Sound and Syndrome Z (and started his own, Avian, with fellow shadow-seeker Ventress) while continuing a relationship with Mote-Evolver which culminated in April of this year with Crossed Paths, his striking debut album. Shifted’s interest in techno predates any serious involvement with the music industry, with time-honoured tracks by ESP and Damon Wild rubbing up against exciting newcomers like ROD, Markus Suckut and Rødhåd. Shifted often plays the infamous techno clubs in the world such as Berghain, Fabric, Concrete and during his live sets you can see him teaming up b2b with his close friend Sigha of “Our Circula Sound.”

Shifted – FULL Biography:
To understand Guy Brewer’s creative output is perhaps more of a perceptive outlook onto the surroundings that have harnessed and fertilized such a mutable yield – a progressive change that is at all times moving forward in its’ impulsivity and temperament. In that dynamic of change is the very constant that has defined the diverse artistic range in sound artistry that Brewer has come to master in his own right. After the dissolution of his esteemed group Commix, Brewer uprooted his UK drum n bass beginnings and transplanted himself to Berlin, where reinvention and transformation is of second nature to its’ inhabitants that restlessly seek and speak through artistic language. The project Shifted began to take form in this realm of new possibility, an anonymous figure allowing shape amidst a new-found blank slate of sound. As much as this tabula rasa was cultivating a profound dexterity within the genres of techno, inherent know-how inevitably surfaced as nature does usually so influence nurture, and Brewer’s compositional command (arguably honed throughout his seasoned years in the UK) came back to positively haunt him in no time.

This reclamation of a past, worthy of upholding into the future, has since proven a positive sweep into the magnetism of his music as a whole. Since inception, Brewer’s Shifted moniker has grown into a unique yet encompassing mastery of sound and space, texture and tonalities — a pure spirit of experimentalism with a foundational functionality. From his debut on Luke Slater’s Mote Evolver label, to Dominick Fernow’s (Vatican Shadow) Bed Of Nails and to his recent recordings for his own smartly curated imprint, Avian (home to techno experiments from Alessandro Cortini’s Skarn(former Nine Inch Nails), Peder Mannerfelt, SHXCXCHCXSH, and more) Brewer’s work radiates in its’ capacity to meld to context and circumstance without artistic compromise, and at once to color outside purist lines, pushing boundaries and provoking thought in a call to progressive techno, electronic, noise and experimental music as a whole. With the intention of pushing various forays further, Brewer has also birthed numerous other projects, notably the techno-drone outfit Covered In Sand (with releases on Avian’s sister label, Mira, Hospital Productions and more) and the doomy soundtrack wielding of Alexander Lewis (home on Blackest Ever Black, Vereker’s Endagered Species). In this versatility there is a steadfast dedication to a perpetual movement forward — arguably leaving Brewer to embody a pure, unadulterated spirit of what it means to be an electronic musician: a rebel artist treading new territories with a fascination and fixation to craft brilliance with a new noise.

ADE 2015 Live @ Closure


►CHRIS WOLTER currently in his melodic phase, but simultaneously producing the darker grooves..what he will do with his slot after OLIVER is not a mystery for anyone that knows Chris..expect to save some energy till the end.
►VISUALS: EROL – Bringing his own projector this time, no light show will be needed, standing all night besides the DJ’s this one man live show called Erol produces the visuals that will entangle with all the soundscapes, it is hard not to get hypnotised by his creations.

▬▬▬▬▬▬▬Intro Heart Beat This is the 16th installment of Heart Beat. Enriching the scene of Saigon with Underground Body Music, doing so as promoter / sound system/ community and nascent label. Heart Beat brings house & techno culture to Saigon’s nightlife by regularly hosting nights. Here you can hear international renowned and local talent play classic grooving minimal techno and left and right of the spectrum, you can also expect some deep – minimal and micro and tech house. They just call it “underground body music”

▬▬▬▬▬▬▬Intro Venue: The Observatory is a nightclub that is focused on underground music and the culture[s] associated with it. Now operating from a new hideaway location with a great view on the skyline and river as well as a sunrise after party experience guaranteed. The venue has just invested in upgrading their already great sound system and added more climate control. IN the region the ‘Obs’ is already legendary in the whole SEA region. Due to the selection of international guest that performed here and the late night opening hours.

►►Come early and never leave, we have a mesmerizing line up for you!

▬▬▬▬▬▬▬Short Bios◀︎
#ChrisWolter [GER] hailing from Hanse city Rostock, with a very active scene, as we all have experienced these past 2 years. At least 5 guests from the Rostock area come over to Saigon. Chris is already more than 7 years part of the Vietnamese culture and of course founding father (Papa) of Heart Beat. Releasing his signature sound on Heart Beat’s imprint with his latest techno bomb “Scorpion” following “Bubi”. Made his debut in 2004 as DJ and in 2008 his first set in Vietnam during the Hanoi Soundstuff Festival.