Bands To Watch




J-me is like the mad scientist of Yangon hip-hop. Irreverent, charismatic and intelligent, he writes all original tunes, is a talented musician who digs harmony and melody as well as beats, and his rhymes are FRESH. His energy is wired and full of force. His mind is ON! We LOVE J-Me.

Dhamma Phunk


Photo via Dhamma Phunk's Facebook

A wonderfully eccentric DJ with an addiction to drum-and-bass and dubstep. Dhamma Phunk takes our conservative culture head on and plays to the few people in town who really get what a club floor is for: losing your body and your mind to the music!
Body Move by dhammaphunk



This guy is a total up-and-coming R&B soul singer in Myanmar. He composes a lot of electro pop. Ar-T came to Yangon from Mandalay to risk everything for music. He is so unusual for a Myanmar guy, and we love seeing him getting rewarded for his amazing vocal force and talented songwriting ability.

Reason – Aung La


Aung La is a young singer fronting the band Reason. He has become a star in Myanmar so quickly because of his sweet voice and creative, original tracks.

Iron Cross


This band is the greatest band in Myanmar. Chit San Maung is the lead guitarist and has been elevated to hero status in our country. If you can find one person in Myanmar who does not know this band…then you probably already walked past the border into China!

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