San Soda (MTMU, WPH)
As one of the first internationals to play at the first Observatory back in early 2014 San Soda is one of our longest-standing global allies. He is world-renowned for his flawlessly mesmeric productions, and his skills behind the booth are nothing short of masterful.
This will be around the 5th time he is appearing at an Observatory party (more if you count some older Jungle parties), and each time he brings a fresh, intricate sound that never fails to capture the room and take it somewhere special.
He is specialized in blending lost sounds of soul, disco and house with Afro gems and Brazilian grooves in a way that is very hard to find.
Having him play at our new desert refuge in the scenic periphery of Saigon is going to be nothing short of magic.
And to add to the evening, there is a rock-solid line up of The Observatory’s residents and other local figures to lend support and to power the second sound hut around the back.
Get down to the desert
8PM - free before 9 - 150K after
SAN SODA BIO
San Soda is known in underground music circles as a real record collector. It shows in his predictably unpredictable DJ sets, which are made up of carefully chosen gems unearthed after years of crate digging around the world. Based in Berlin but Belgian by birth, San Soda spends at least some time every single day searching for records, either online, in shops, at flea markets or by nosing through whole collections. Classic house and techno with a rough, Chicago and Detroit bent is his main preference, interspersed with cheerful disco, enchanting Afro or timeless electro cuts. Preferring extended sets with proper rotary mixers, he is a gimmick free selector who avoids tricks and effects. Instead he allows the music to play out as it was intended, always with an underlying sense of cohesion.
Based in Berlin but Belgian by birth, San Soda spends at least some time
every single day searching for records, either online, in shops, at flea markets or by nosing through whole collections. Of course, this eternal hunger for music means he also produces himself, most often with analogue gear of which the Juno 106, MPC 3000 and Space Echo are some of his favourite toys. To date, most of his own creations have come on the We Play House imprint, which was co-founded by him in 2007.