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Underground band to perform 'After 10 Years'

Update: July, 28/2017 - 09:00
Doing it all themselves: The Da Lab band. From left: Nguyễn Trọng Đức, Võ Việt Phương and Trần Minh Phương. — Photo Courtesy of Da Lab
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI – Vietnamese underground band Da Lab will perform a live show called After 10 Years this Saturday at the Long Vĩ Palace in Hà Nội.

Saturday’s live show celebrates the 10th anniversary of Da Lab, which comprises three members: Võ Việt Phương (JGKiD), Nguyễn Trọng Đức (Rabbit Run) and Trần Minh Phương (Kào Kào).

They have been preparing for this show for a year, the band said. All 2,500 tickets to the latest show sold out within a week,

After 10 years succeeds the successful Tử Tế (Being Nice) hip-hop festival that the band organised for six consecutive years at the Vân Hồ Exhibition Centre in the capital city.

Da Lab rose to fame in Vietnamese underground music scene as a band that made and produced music on their own, without a manager or an administrative agent to take care of issues like royalty.

Their single Một Nhà (Sharing a Home Together) has been covered by many pop singers, earning the band handsome royalties.

In Saturday’s show, the band will perform its most popular hits like Một Nhà (Sharing the Home), Hà Nội Giờ Tan Tầm (Hà Nội During Rush Hour), and Đi Đi Về Về (Going Back and Forth).

Phương stressed Da Lab was one of the first bands in Việt Nam to produce, distribute music online, and take copyright royalty on its own.

 “We work like professionals, supported by a law firm. We also advise our colleagues on copyright issues to our colleagues. Our aim is a civilised music environment that protects the rights of indie artists.”

Contemporary hip-hop artists and peers like rapper Đen and the trio PKL will join the show. The singers will be accompanied by the Kick-Off band.

Recently, the band’s single Từ Ngày Em Đến (Alone Came You), starring teen icon Châu Bùi garnered over 4 million views on YouTube.

Da Lab was formed in 2007. Initially, they covering rap, hip-hop songs by Eminem, 50 Cent and G-Unit.

After that, it switched to composing and perform its own songs and began to receive more attention notice with singles like Hà Nội In Rush Hour.

Long Vĩ Palaceis at 3A Đào Duy Anh Street, Đống Đa District, Hà Nội. The show will begin at 6pm on Saturday, July 29. – VNS







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