Settled on an unassuming lakefront road in Hanoi, amidst chaotic streets and the buzz of life, there's a place where music, creativity, and community converge. As their name suggests, Hanoi Underground Movement has been quietly making waves in the scene for the past years. On November 25, come along as we celebrate the remarkable journey of HUM Studios as they commemorate their 2nd anniversary at their location on 116 Vu Mien, Tay Ho, Hanoi—a four-level multi-purpose space gathering local creatives and recognized members of the local scene.

When HUM Studios first opened its doors, it set out on a mission to unite the diverse and dynamic Hanoi music community. The goal was simple: bring musicians, producers, and enthusiasts under one roof. In two short but incredibly eventful years, they've not only achieved this goal but exceeded it in remarkable ways. HUM Studios has become a haven for local artists and musicians, a melting pot of creativity, and a catalyst for groundbreaking collaborations in the Hanoi music scene.

HUM Studios’ journey has been punctuated by dynamic collaborations that have left an indelible mark on the Hanoi music culture. One of the standout events was the Sound Exhibition, a partnership with UNESCO and RMIT University, in conjunction with Officine Gặp Saigon, titled "Crafting A Sonic City." This interdisciplinary project explored the role of noise and sound in city development, intangible heritage, and identity creation. It's a mesmerizing journey through the soul of two cities, Hanoi and Saigon, told through the language of sound. Listen here and explore more.

But that was only the beginning. HUM Studios continued to venture into various exciting projects, from supporting documentary endeavors like Studio Adventure Collective’s "Shun Odyssey" to crafting soundtracks for the captivating Dalient project and Tobes' enlightening documentary, "Hanoi Awakenings."

Their commitment to pushing the envelope in music production and event organization is exemplified through hosting international labels and artists. "Landscape," a workshop by Field Recording Label featuring Artefakt, a luminary in the techno music industry, showcased the global appeal of HUM Studios.

As HUM Studios embarks on the next phase of its journey, the horizon is brimming with excitement. They're on the cusp of introducing HUM Records, a record label with a mission to elevate Vietnamese artists and music to new heights. HUM Studios is also poised to establish a booking agency dedicated to managing and organizing artists, forming connections across Asia and beyond.

Hanoi's music scene is a treasure trove of potential, and HUM Studios is unwavering in its commitment to nurture and foster it. Central to their philosophy is imparting knowledge and vision to the local community, ensuring that budding artists receive the right guidance and understand the significance of music in their lives.

At the core of HUM Studios' ethos is a resounding message: "Stay true." They tirelessly work behind the scenes to create awareness about the nuances of the music industry, play a crucial role in shaping the music scene, empower emerging talents, and instill the values of respect and hard work.

The anniversary event, which will be held on Saturday, starts from 4PM at the studio terrace with sets by Koolkiz, George Adore, and Deirbhile, then continues on from 9PM at Mirage with a live performance by special guest Kim Khan as well as music from HUM regulars AiLien, ANJI, Howskii, Mishouju, Steve Obi, Useph, Marco Yanes, Isabella Mavleeva, and HIP.

As HUM Studios marks its 2-year anniversary, they invite everyone to join in commemorating not just their journey but the collective progress of the Hanoi music community. With their sights set on the future, HUM Studios promises to continue their invaluable work, supporting those who dare to dream and creating an environment where music can thrive.

While the world might focus on big personalities behind the decks, HUM Studios continues to champion the Hanoi music scene’s emerging heroes, quietly but powerfully shaping the rhythm of the city. This is a celebration you won't want to miss.