In the last two decades, the DJ, producer and label boss Marc Romboy has become synonymous with a soulful, vocal infused house and techno sound that has taken him all over the world. In addition to releasing on the most influential labels, from Ovum to Gruuv, Planet e and 20:20 Vision, he has been the sole mastermind of Systematic Recordings label since 2004.
That label is also home to established artists like Blake Baxter and Booka Shade, Robert Babicz and Stephan Bodzin. In 2013, Marc Romboy released the captivating "Taiyo", an album made in collaboration with Japan’s Ken Ishii that married his hardware techniques with Ken’s love of digital synths to stunning effect, whilst a year later came Shades, a personal compilation of new tracks, career highlights and standout remixes.
Romboy’s latest work, "10 Years of Systematic" compilation, which includes new tracks from the artists Marc most cherishes such as Audiojack, Jimpster and Dusty Kid has made it in the Beatport Top 5 Albums and remained in the Top 20 weeks after release.
The show will also feature veteran artists, including B.A.X. born in 1989 in Vietnam, head resident at Harbour, younger sister/sub label of Heart Beat and meant for local productions; Chris Wolter, Heart Beat’s founder and visual artist Erol.
This is the 24th installment of Heart Beat, also known as the Techno crew of Saigon, enriching its scene with their selection of underground body music, in doing so as a promoter, sound system, tiny community and nascent record label. Heart Beat brings foremost the techno culture to Saigon’s nightlife by regularly hosting nights. Spectators can enjoy more songs from Heart Beat and Marc Romboy via https://soundcloud.com/heart-beat-saigon/sets/heart-beat-presents-marc.
The show on March 10 has free entrance for guests from 9 p.m. until 11 p.m. Those coming afterwards pay VMND100,000 per person.
Apocalypse Now Saigon is located at 2B Thi Sach Street, District 1, in HCMC.