DJ Wukong with the Vinahouse music style make super viral on social media
After hit song "Ghen Cô Vy" remixed by DJ Wukong with the Vinahouse music style being shared on social media, the Vietnamese audience and the world was inspired by Vietnamese music style.
Remixing/recreating trendy songs has become a popular movement for artists nowadays. However, in order to stand out of the crowd, it requires the artist to be an expert in trends, as well as the culture of young audience. TheFace Vietnam had a short interview with DJ Wukong from Singapore about his journey.
Wukong, can you please share with us more about the Vinahouse music style from your knowledge/ perspective and its growth in the Asian EDM community today?
Vinahouse is an amazing genre that is known in Vietnam and is gaining popularity slowly out of Vietnam as well. It has such a distinctive and unique character to it, that makes it unique in its own way.
Can you please share with us your journey with Vinahouse music style and your inspiration to remixing the renown "Ghen Cô Vy"?
To be honest, I wanted to bring some laughter during this tough time, and decided to try remixing "Ghen co vy" because a lot of my Vietnamese followers suggested the idea. I'm always searching for new sounds, and I was bored so I decided to make a brand new type of Vinahouse.
Remixing/recreating trendy songs has become a popular movement for artists nowadays. However, in order to stand out of the crowd, it requires the artist to be an expert in trends, as well as the culture of young audience. What is your experience in this?
100% - I would say it’s a necessity in every industry to forecast trends and staying ahead of the game. Know your audience well and don’t just give them what they need - create something beautiful and warms their soul.
As a foreign artist, what are the reasons for you to follow Vinahouse? And what has been its inspiration influencing your career to date?
Everyone who follows my music and journey knows I love Vietnam a lot, I've played in Vietnam about 5 times in the last months and it's one of my favorite countries for sure.
Through my times journeying in Vietnam, I got super inspired by the people and culture, and I made a lot of Vinahouse-inspired basslines in my music, like "Shivaya" and most recently the official remix for my homies Yellow Claw & Corsak "Take me back". Definitely gonna keep exploring more beautiful elements in Vietnamese culture and show the world the amazing Vietnamese culture.
What is the potential of this style (Vinahouse) from your perspective and the future experience of the Asian EDM community?
I think it's limitless, it's such a treasure and I'm gonna develop it further and continue enhancing and improving it into a new breed of sound.
What are your opinions about the response of the Vietnamese audience after your remixed being shared on social media? What is your next plan after this viral remix?
The response was absolutely insane, it just went super viral and in just 3 days we raked up about 30K user videos who used the song, and Tiktok even used it as a soundtrack for their games.
And the best part is, this collective from Malaysia, ThreeeP did a crazy dance challenge and everyone started to do it. We received countless videos from people all over Asia doing the dance and most of them have heard vinahouse only for the first time- It’s one of the best feelings ever.
Well, after this I will be releasing a couple more Vietnam-inspired tracks for sure- and also, I have a few huge tracks with the rising Vietnamese singer Orange x Double Noize and also one with my homie, Get Looze coming up. Lots of big projects on the way, and I can’t wait to come back to Vietnam again.