The Hu (2)

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The Hu (also credited briefly as "The Hu Band") is a band from Mongolia that blends heavy metal and traditional Mongolian throat singing. Their first two videos (“Yuve Yuve Yu” and “Wolf Totem”) immediately went viral garnering the band over 18 million views. The explosive reaction to The HU resulted in a number of features about the band in international media such as NPR, ET India Times, Playboy Mexico, Jack Canal+Fr, Hong Kong 01, DW News Germany and others.

The band’s name The HU, is the Mongolian root word for human being. They call their style “Hunnu Rock”…inspired by the Hunnu, an ancient Mongolian empire, known as The Huns in western culture. Some of the band’s lyrics include old Mongolian war cries and poetry.

Founded in 2016 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia by their producer Dashka, along with the members Gala, Jaya, Temka, and Enkush. The HU combines Rock Music with traditional Mongolian instrumentation like the Morin Khuur (horsehead fiddle), Tovshuur (Mongolian guitar), Tumur Khuur (jaw harp), guttural throating singing and the bombastic bass and drums of rock. All four members have earned Bachelor’s or higher degrees in music and have several years of touring experience throughout Asia and the Pacific Rim.

Since the formation of the band, they’ve been working on their first album, The Gereg. The word Gereg was used as the first Diplomatic “Passport” by the Mongol empire during the time of Genghis Khan. The album contains nine songs including the recently released “Yuve Yuve Yu” and “Wolf Totem”, and is slated for release in 2019 on Eleven Seven Music.

Gala / Lead Throat Singer and Morin Khuur

Enkush / Lead Morin Khuur and Throat Singer

Jaya / Jaw Harp, Tsuur, Flute, and Throat Singer

Temka / Tovshuur
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Albums

EMS-553-1 The Hu (2) - The Gereg album art The Hu (2) The Gereg (Album) Eleven Seven Music EMS-553-1 US 2019 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none The Hu (2) - Wolf Totem album art The Hu Band* Wolf Totem(File, ALAC, Single) Not On Label (The Hu Band Self-released) none Mongolia 2018
none The Hu (2) - Yuve Yuve Yu album art The Hu Band* Yuve Yuve Yu(File, ALAC, Single) Not On Label (The Hu Band Self-released) none 2018
ESM-569-1 The Hu (2) - The Hu album art The Hu (2) The Hu(10", EP, Red) Eleven Seven Music ESM-569-1 UK, Europe & US 2019 Sell This Version
BNM-995-1 The Hu (2) - Sad But True / Wolf Totem album art The Hu (2) Sad But True / Wolf Totem(7", Single, Ltd, Pic, Rec) Better Noise Music BNM-995-1 2021 Sell This Version

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keanuclone2000

keanuclone2000

February 12, 2020
One of the most amazing bands to arrive in 2018.
Their sound is awe inspiring and you will be blown away by their professionalism, on and off stage.
Buy their music you will miss out if you don't.

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