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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.

The latest Hong Kong music update contains a wide variety of fresh underground music. First up, the newest episode of “The Saturday Skank” - RTHK Radio 3’s reggae program hosted by Andrew Dembina - features an interview with Heavy Hongkong's Lai Fai, aka Blood Dunza. He offers insights on the HK scene, discusses how he got into sound system culture, as well as mentions the upcoming BIG local reggae party on August 3 at Ivan the Kozak in Central. Check out the Facebook event if you’re in Hong Kong!

Blood Dunza has also recently released a drum n bass mix for a gig in Beijing:

The easily pronounceable ▶▶ have entered the music scene, releasing some fine dub and hip-hop beats:

On a different vibe, Casey Anderson of the Humdrum house/techno crew recently released a summer mix for Volklore appropriately called “Shek O Shimmy:”

Also, if you haven’t been following along with Mark from Midnight & Co.'s DJ interview project, This Is Vinyl Tap is both insightful and entertaining. Latest episode features HK legend Roy Malig:

Finally, a certain The Groove Thief will be dropping a new mix very very soon, so keep your eyes wide open and your ears ready!