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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:
 

 
Cliché Records 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:
 

 
Sert has a new tune out, “vlookup (Original Mix),” apparently ready for late April leisurely cycling:
 
 
 
EazyBeatz 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:”
 

 
JayMe has house on the mind - or does he? “House Not House” explores the genre and related hybrid beats as well:
 

 
Casey Anderson'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:
 

 
Ocean Lam, 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.
 
Emmanuel Diaz takes on Green Day with his latest remix, technically still a preview at the moment:
 

 
P. Vibe 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!
 
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:

 

 

Cliché Records 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:

 

 

Sert has a new tune out, “vlookup (Original Mix),” apparently ready for late April leisurely cycling:

 

 

EazyBeatz 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:”

 

 

JayMe has house on the mind - or does he? “House Not House” explores the genre and related hybrid beats as well:

 

 

Casey Anderson'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:

 

 

Ocean Lam, 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.

 

Emmanuel Diaz takes on Green Day with his latest remix, technically still a preview at the moment:

 

 

P. Vibe 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!

 

Hong Kong’s underground keeps releasing music, which is a truly wonderful thing, so here’s the latest report on the freshest mixes and beats emerging from the 852:
 
HK-based net label Acid Chicken has just released their first compilation, the appropriately-titled Com.pil.ed Vol. 1. Loaded up with enough acid house to bring the 303 back into style, if you somehow believe it ever even went out of style:


Com.pil.ed Vol.1 by TB-303 Owner’s Club
 
BASS MUSIC CHINA continues its low-end assault with a new guest mix from Muggsy. Pure liquid drum and bass, this is smooth future bass with soul:



 
DJ Gruv has re-entered the production arena with his track “Wataz.” Heavy deep house, the beat comes and goes explosively:


 
DJ Redman, going incognito as “Super Sheist” on Mixcloud, has dropped a funky hip-hop mix for 2013. Lots of choice tunes in this one:


 
Giving the 852 due respect, J.Bo Escobar collabs with Al Rocco (and Floyd Cheung on production) for this gritty slowed-down rap track:


 
For those in need of some disco, Marathon Edits 001 is exactly what you need. On the Nude_isco net label, these are four grooves expanded and elaborated for maximum retro funkiness:


 
Not enough disco? No worries, Steve Bruce has just released his set from the Secret Island Party. Loaded up with some epic tunes and re-edits:


 
Kongkrete Bass welcomes back DJ Fu for his second Kongkast. Lot of new sounds since the last one three years ago:
DJ FU x Kongkast #208: Read & Download.
 
Big ups to LëKSs for tracking down several of these, and of course maximum respect to all the musical talent fighting the good fight here in Kongylon! Know of something worth sharing? Let me know via email (above, right-hand side) or by Facebook.
Hong Kong’s underground keeps releasing music, which is a truly wonderful thing, so here’s the latest report on the freshest mixes and beats emerging from the 852:

 

HK-based net label Acid Chicken has just released their first compilation, the appropriately-titled Com.pil.ed Vol. 1. Loaded up with enough acid house to bring the 303 back into style, if you somehow believe it ever even went out of style:

 

BASS MUSIC CHINA continues its low-end assault with a new guest mix from Muggsy. Pure liquid drum and bass, this is smooth future bass with soul:

 

DJ Gruv has re-entered the production arena with his track “Wataz.” Heavy deep house, the beat comes and goes explosively:

 

DJ Redman, going incognito as “Super Sheist” on Mixcloud, has dropped a funky hip-hop mix for 2013. Lots of choice tunes in this one:

 

Giving the 852 due respect, J.Bo Escobar collabs with Al Rocco (and Floyd Cheung on production) for this gritty slowed-down rap track:

 

For those in need of some disco, Marathon Edits 001 is exactly what you need. On the Nude_isco net label, these are four grooves expanded and elaborated for maximum retro funkiness:

 

Not enough disco? No worries, Steve Bruce has just released his set from the Secret Island Party. Loaded up with some epic tunes and re-edits:

 

Kongkrete Bass welcomes back DJ Fu for his second Kongkast. Lot of new sounds since the last one three years ago: DJ FU x Kongkast #208: Read & Download.

 

Big ups to LëKSs for tracking down several of these, and of course maximum respect to all the musical talent fighting the good fight here in Kongylon! Know of something worth sharing? Let me know via email (above, right-hand side) or by Facebook.

For this latest Hong Kong music wrap-up, there are some especially wicked tunes!

From Sensi Lion comes a live tune, 源頭 (人類之根源) @ 搖滾不容殺人政權音樂會, which features a nice melodica intro, quality vocals, and proper live reggae vibes:

Then J-Hoon has just chopped an dropped a beat-interpolation of the early 70s track “Moroccan Nights” by Mandrill, entitled “Moroccan In China (rework).” More hip-hop than funk or soul, this has a nice groove throughout:

As posted on The Groove Thief’s Facebook page, Selekta Sev has just dropped her fully funky PARAGON mix, loaded up with rare afrobeat, funk, hiphop and more:

Two Hong Kong DJs are Croatia-bound to represent at the Outlook Festival: Blood Dunza [Heavy Hongkong] and DJ Saiyan [Magnetic Soul]. The former dropped a new dnb track that’s already gone from Soundcloud, but thankfully the latter’s exclusive Outlook Festival Global Friends mix is still available for your listening pleasure:

I just had my Free Dubs: Nox mix (all freely available dub tracks) featured on the Echo Chamber radio program out of Minneapolis, MN, USA - much respect to Dr. StrangeDub for the support! Please check out the whole radio program, it’s loaded up with choice tunes:

Echo Chamber - August 7, 2013 by Dr. Strangedub on Mixcloud

*EDIT*
Somehow missed this, a guest mix from Sert [Strategic Sounds] for BASS MUSIC CHINA. Drum n bass in your face:

Much more to come soon as always, and if you’re a Hong Kong-based musician, DJ, or performer, please send me your links either via the email form above, or by PM on Facebook.