José Lozano Casado - Manager at The Cube Bar

José Lozano Casado (aka Emmanuel Rudzitsky) came to Ho Chi Minh City from his native Spain vis-à-vis Germany to study for his Master’s, and decided to stay and get further involved in the cultural and music projects in the city. He’s done that in the four years since, working at The Others Creative House and managing The Cube Bar, collaborating in projects like Neighbors and Saigon Artbook, and developing a side career as photographer and videographer

 

Show I’m really excited about: [The new run of] Standpoint Theories, date not yet confirmed... Having seen most of the performers individually I’m very excited to see what this group of talented minds will bring.

 

Best night out last month: Nope, it wasn’t Escape... Bangarang at La Fenetre Soleil and Neighbors Midnight Pink Pride at The Cube. [Co-owner of La Fenetre] Cinta is doing a great job in bringing in plenty of artists, helping Saigon to have a live, alternative music scene. But can’t forget the amazing opening of VietPride 2014 with Neighbors — LGBT parties are my weakness!

 

Best meal from last month: Was at TIB Restaurant, great company and the best Hue food in town.

 

Thing I posted on Facebook that got the most likes: A cup of cappuccino with my face and name on it. I guess it was de thuong...

 

Funniest Youtube clip of the month: Ivan el Trolazo

 

Song I can’t get out of my head: Bailando (Enrique Iglesias, featuring Gente de Zona). Latin hits always stick in my head.

 

I wish this band would come to town: I wanna see a Boiler Room event, no matter who’s DJing. They are all insane.

 

How is the scene going? The scene is definitely going up. We are trying hard to offer some more options to EDM and commercial hip-hop, where the only thing that matters is the pose. But we need more gear, more people.

 

The best secret in town is: Com tam suon op la at the corner of Calmette Bridge and Hoang Dieu in District 4, open till late.

 

Where I go when I go out on my own: Sneak onto a high building with access to the rooftop. I try to do it at 6pm, to see how the night is getting started.

 

If my older-yet-still-cool Mom came to town, I would like her to: Bring my older sister with, and party with us (Mom, you stay at the hotel okay?).

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