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Spinnin’ Asia Records’ ‘Vietnamese Nu Breed EP’ is a big step forward for the nation’s electronic scene

Monotape, Gotez and Darrys propel a homegrown sound

  • Waiying Ho
  • 15 April 2020
Spinnin’ Asia Records’ ‘Vietnamese Nu Breed EP’ is a big step forward for the nation’s electronic scene

Aptly titled ‘Vietnamese Nu Breed EP’, the new release by Spinnin’ Records Asia features three of Vietnam’s soon-to-be-chart-breakers coming together with an impressive array of club sounds.

The youngest of the three is Gotez, who is literally only just starting out his career at the age of 17 — the impressive work he’s put into his first future house-style release is certainly noteworthy. Monotape is also only just 21, and has been rapidly garnering an immense amount of local support for both his productions and DJ sets — these two young guns are pretty much the epicentre of Vietnam’s ‘nu-breed’ generation. Darrys’ presence on the EP certainly rounds things up into a mature future house package — although he is also part of the same generation of talent, he’s been in the studio for a tad longer, and has been appointed a key instructor at one of Vietnam’s top studios, Playground Studios.

The three-track EP highlights up and coming artists Gotez, Monotape and Darrys who each represent the rapidly emerging electronic music sector in the country in their own way — Gotez reaches for that high octane vocal topline with ‘Talking Head’, while Monotape goes for an anthemic tech house groover with a catchy sax riff and a hint of local parlance with a cheeky vocal sample pinched from Vietnam National Radio. The more experienced of the three, Darrys, carves out an aggressive, bass heavy floor killer. All three are peak time players.

Have a listen to Spinnin’ Asia’s latest curation below.

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