May has arrived, and with it plenty of great new Hong Kong music! The #HKMU keeps on rolling, so ready your ears as there’s more than few productions and mixes to check out. But first, two related things worth reading:
Saffron Records’ head honcho Sean Hocking has weighed in on current Asian music, curating a nice collection of regional artists for andofotherthings.com
. Talent from Cambodia, China, HK, and India all make the list.
And DJ Cameron Yeh has a recent Top 10 chart out on Resident Advisor
As for music, a few super fresh offerings for Buddha’s Birthday have arrived, including DJ Jeremy Cheung, who has brought the techno for the eighth installment of Vib.
's “Get The Vib.” mixtape series:
And Bass Music China
has also just released some footage from their Scratcha DVA show, featuring Kid Fresh:
has put out their first vinyl, under the name Homesick
, featuring three nu-disco edits, including this one of “No Scrubs” by Drop Out Orchestra:
has a new tune out, “vlookup (Original Mix),” apparently ready for late April leisurely cycling:
keeps making it look exactly like that, with “We Stra8” produced for Swayze Jones (who brings a bit of Nicki Minaj vibe), “Free Chuchieee” for tr3mobrecords (with some flowing braggadocio), and most recently the beat “T.R.A.P. LIFE:”
Surely connected to his recent Volar visit, Italian DJ Michael Prado
has released a nice homage to HK with the nu-disco mix “Hong Kong Life Is Good.” True title!?
Another Hong Kong homage appears courtesy of Kavemura
, as “Here” featuring Sharon Q. features bold, vibrant, and slightly glitchy visuals of local transport, markets, and more:
A second remix of LMF
has surfaced, this time by BigFly and CY Kong, of the tune “DBF:”
has house on the mind - or does he? “House Not House” explores the genre and related hybrid beats as well:
's latest for Typhoon 8 Records is “Power Trip,” featuring a retro (and possibly nostalgic) lo-fi rave video:
Additionally, “Follow Me” is out from Typhoon 8
label-mate Fresh Funky S:
, joined by Fresh Funky S and Lukas, has a full 6.5 hour shared set out, so you can re-live the oma
vibes without regard for time or space:
Super Sheist Productions
(aka DJ Redmann), has dropped a big remix from the vaults, the 2011 combination of Notorious BIG, Tupac, Snoop, Lil Kim, and Dub C all atop a funky extended groove:
Both parts of DJ Steve Bruce
's Ku De Ta appearance in Bali, which even included an emotional engagement proposal, are available:
Since being inspired by Hong Kong is evidently a bit en vogue, Vibes
has recently begun the new “ElectriQmix” series, with French DJ FKJ handling the first edition. No embed, sorry.
takes on Green Day with his latest remix, technically still a preview at the moment:
has done some bilingual mashing up, on “拒絕再玩 vs. Maria Elena (Cookbook Dub Mix) l 張國榮 vs. Xavier Cugat:”
From Macau, Achun
has just released an electronic album entitled The Gloaming Time
. HK’s Nerve
has contributed a nice remix, plus there’s a new video out for the original version of “Fantastic Path.”
Speaking of Nerve
, he’s also released a mix highlighting his favorite tracks from the now-defunct Volume magazine. Entitled “My Best of Volume,” it’s full of eclectic 90s music with some intriguing remixes:
In closing, and thanks for reading/listening/scrolling this deep, I’ll leave you with a mashup of my own, a TGT
re-imagining of the 1970s as Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” meets Big Youth’s “Dread Organ:”
Enjoy the holiday Hong Kong massive, and keep supporting our underground!