Dean Van Nguyen

Dean Van Nguyen

Music Journalist & Cultural Critic

As seen in The Irish Times, The Guardian, Pitchfork, NME, Passion of the Weiss, The Independent, Wax Poetics etc. deanvannguyen@gmail.com

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Julie hawk article
The Independent

Wait No More: Ireland's abortion laws and the bands fighting them

In Ireland, you’re not supposed to talk about abortion. The country with some of the most restrictive reproduction health laws in Europe has long hidden the issue under a dark, unchallengeable cloak. The number of women and girls who have travelled to access abortion services in other countries over the past two decades is in the six figures. But you’re not supposed to talk about that.

Aaliyah article
The Independent

'One In A Million' at 20: How Aaliyah forged pop's future

Aaliyah Dana Haughton was a futurist. She’s the songstress who, alongside visionary beatmaker Timbaland, constructed a sci-fi soundscape of thick rhythms and high-tech digital grooves. Tim’s sonic thumps sounded like an android’s fever dreams. Perfectly matched with Aaliyah’s sultry vocal tones, the pair pushed ‘90s R&B into a new space age.