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HONG KONG MUSIC UPDATE. MASSIVE EDITION:

There has simply been too much ridiculous music coming out of late, and I’ve been slacking on sharing it… my apologies!
This HK music update we’ve got a big mix for BASS MUSIC CHINA from some guy called The Groove Thief, a fresh round of asSertive soul healing, some modern-day machine music, the essentially undiscovered local Sound Works, the uptown broken paraiso dreams special from a jungle warrior, plus a few other musical goodies.

Jimbrowski, aka Jungle Jim, prioritizes depth on his “Broken Dreams” mix, with his kaleidoscopic blend of brooding house. Then on his “Uptown Special” mix he mixes up jungle and dnb. On “Paraiso” he explores his more eclectic side. Prolific; and deep:

Jordinho has just released a track, chopped Cantonese vocals atop a beatxploration that’s a bit trippy with proper headphones. His Janelle Monae re-interpolation chop-up is also well-worth hearing.



Sert has recently blessed our ears with two mixes, the October edition of his “Soul Healing Session” series - a venture deep into liquid drum n bass - and a long-lost chill out mix.



On the housier side of things, Emmanuel Diaz has dropped a few chilled-out remixes: The Police / Benny Benassi / Gary Jules.



And on the tech-housier side of things, Basil Tam interprets machines. Or plays machines. Or is a machine?



Now to switch gears a bit. HK Sound Works is apparently a production house releasing traditional music. Literally NO ONE IN THE UNIVERSE is following them on Soundcloud besides me - perhaps you can help to rectify this situation… dig deep and you can find some gems:



On a folk tip, since you’re such nice folks and all, comes the Canadian transplant band The Homestead, with several EPs of rootsy goodness:

II Remastered by The Homestead

Finally, BMC 007 is by no other than myself… it mixes up dub, reggae and jungle into 30 banging minutes. Proud to represent bass music in my current adopted home.

HONG KONG MUSIC UPDATE. MASSIVE EDITION:

There has simply been too much ridiculous music coming out of late, and I’ve been slacking on sharing it… my apologies!
This HK music update we’ve got a big mix for BASS MUSIC CHINA from some guy called The Groove Thief, a fresh round of asSertive soul healing, some modern-day machine music, the essentially undiscovered local Sound Works, the uptown broken paraiso dreams special from a jungle warrior, plus a few other musical goodies.

Jimbrowski, aka Jungle Jim, prioritizes depth on his “Broken Dreams” mix, with his kaleidoscopic blend of brooding house. Then on his “Uptown Special” mix he mixes up jungle and dnb. On “Paraiso” he explores his more eclectic side. Prolific; and deep:


Jordinho has just released a track, chopped Cantonese vocals atop a beatxploration that’s a bit trippy with proper headphones. His Janelle Monae re-interpolation chop-up is also well-worth hearing.

Sert has recently blessed our ears with two mixes, the October edition of his “Soul Healing Session” series - a venture deep into liquid drum n bass - and a long-lost chill out mix.


On the housier side of things, Emmanuel Diaz has dropped a few chilled-out remixes: The Police / Benny Benassi / Gary Jules.



And on the tech-housier side of things, Basil Tam interprets machines. Or plays machines. Or is a machine?

Now to switch gears a bit. HK Sound Works is apparently a production house releasing traditional music. Literally NO ONE IN THE UNIVERSE is following them on Soundcloud besides me - perhaps you can help to rectify this situation… dig deep and you can find some gems:

On a folk tip, since you’re such nice folks and all, comes the Canadian transplant band The Homestead, with several EPs of rootsy goodness:

Finally, BMC 007 is by no other than myself… it mixes up dub, reggae and jungle into 30 banging minutes. Proud to represent bass music in my current adopted home.

Another week in the Hong Kong music scene means a pair of quality radio shows and a pair of nice mixes have bubbled to the surface for your listening pleasure. RTHK Radio 3’s “The Indie Show” hosted its first-ever live broadcast last Saturday night at Cafe Deco on The Peak, with performances from The Bollands, Shotgun Politics, and J-Hoon. That’s folk, indie rock, and hip-hop (with piano) respectively. Eclectic show indeed!

Also from RTHK Radio 3 is the final episode of “The Saturday Skank.” After a fourteen-week run apparently Hong Kong is reggaed out? NOT TRUE. Nonetheless, programming is whatever sort of beast programming is. Enjoy host Andrew Dembina’s far-ranging selections of reggae and ska, with tunes from Germany, the Philippines, and good ol’ Snoop Dogg/Lion.

Onto the mixes, tech-house DJ Jeremy Cheung brings his deep four-on-the-floor club vibes to your flat, with his latest promo, a 2-hour mix.

And finally seminal underground club XXX has a new mixtape out from Shelf-Index, which explores the bassier side of bass music. Yes, I just wrote that, and yes, the mix does that.

Remember if you live in Hong Kong to send your music my way either via the submission form above or on Facebook. Acoustic-glitch group cleen did exactly that, which is why you are now able to check out their new track “Serpentine” - inspired by the Tamara Norris painting above - right here:

Until next time…

Elephant Revival play acoustic neo-folk, blissfully beautiful multi-layered music that is often completely chilled-out, yet thankfully for ears like mine they are not afraid of uptempo dancier tunes either.  Hailing from Nederland, Colorado, they represent my home-state well, and truly thrive in the live environment.  Given that, here are some recent live performances of theirs, including a spectacular full concert via DittyTV and a radio show courtesy of KBUT Community Radio.  As a bonus, there’s a nice remix from Emancipator cleverly called “Elephant Survival.”  This is intimate bluegrass played by master musicians, amongst the best of the current crop of future-forward new-grass:
Watch a full live show on DittyTV
 <a href=”http://emancipator.bandcamp.com/track/elephant-survival” data-mce-href=”http://emancipator.bandcamp.com/track/elephant-survival”>Elephant Survival by emancipator</a>

Elephant Revival play acoustic neo-folk, blissfully beautiful multi-layered music that is often completely chilled-out, yet thankfully for ears like mine they are not afraid of uptempo dancier tunes either.  Hailing from Nederland, Colorado, they represent my home-state well, and truly thrive in the live environment.  Given that, here are some recent live performances of theirs, including a spectacular full concert via DittyTV and a radio show courtesy of KBUT Community Radio.  As a bonus, there’s a nice remix from Emancipator cleverly called “Elephant Survival.”  This is intimate bluegrass played by master musicians, amongst the best of the current crop of future-forward new-grass:

Watch a full live show on DittyTV