Mixmag touched down in Ho Chi Minh City with BUDX to continue a worldwide tour celebrating urban culture, art, and music. Attendees experienced three full days and nights in one of Vietnam’s most buzzing cities of informative panels, workshops and exclusive sets by Cedric Gervais, What So Not, Troyboi, Masew, Touliver and Get Looze.
We sat down with some of the leading festival and club promoters to discuss the country's rising international scene, Vietnamese street style, graffiti as a form of expression and the growing influence of electronic music on the country’s pop culture and soundscape.
Panelists also explored the rise of hip hop as a prominent genre in Vietnam and spoke with Vietnamese artists about the inspiration and innovation behind their music as they delve into new territory.
Check out some of the event’s best panels highlighted below.
Beyond Backpacking: How Electronic Music Tourism Has Risen in Vietnam
Vietnam and Southeast Asia has long since been a popular destination for tourists and backpackers from all over the world. In recent years it has developed into a hotbed of culture thanks to its booming music festivals and nightlife. We sat down with Gorana Romcevic of Epizode Festival, Chris Wolter of Heart Beat Crew and Bui Phong of Haustek Agency to discuss their observations and projections for Vietnam’s future in the scene and the rise of music tourism in the country.
Going Global: In Conversation with Cedric Gervais
It can be difficult for Western artists and musicians to gain global respect. Grammy-award winning DJ and producer Cedric Gervais joins us for a discussion in which he shares his journey as an artist who continues to share his music and success all over the world.