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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.

DJ Enso may be famed for running the revered club XXX and for throwing down banging late-night bass-music sets, but he can also assemble one mean mixtape as he proves with Future Dancehall フューチャーダンスホール Vol. 1. Drifting between jungle, hip-hop, and dancehall, the success of the ongoing “Future Dancehall” nights is elevated to a higher level through studio production and the inclusion of some of Hong Kong’s choicest MCs. XXX-regular Rahyym joins Ngabo on Major Popular’s “The Ruler,” 10z and Kafe Hu appear on a Dub Phizix & Skeptical track, while local Cantonese legend Masta Mic, EKORB, as well as my regular partner in crime MC Loki Dolo combine forces on an exclusive Enso refix of DJ Zinc x Dope Skillz. Big tracks from Rebel MC, Million Stylez, Collie Buddz (DJ Yoda remix) and The Bug keep the beats heavy while the styles switch. Hopefully this will become an ongoing series since Hong Kong is certainly in need of more mixtapes and proper releases…
The mix is available on Soundcloud, or you can DIRECT DOWNLOAD and get the jungle-thug (?) artwork as well. Enso recently appeared at the Clockenflap music festival, so check out his bass-fueled live mix as well:

DJ Enso may be famed for running the revered club XXX and for throwing down banging late-night bass-music sets, but he can also assemble one mean mixtape as he proves with Future Dancehall フューチャーダンスホール Vol. 1. Drifting between jungle, hip-hop, and dancehall, the success of the ongoing “Future Dancehall” nights is elevated to a higher level through studio production and the inclusion of some of Hong Kong’s choicest MCs. XXX-regular Rahyym joins Ngabo on Major Popular’s “The Ruler,” 10z and Kafe Hu appear on a Dub Phizix & Skeptical track, while local Cantonese legend Masta Mic, EKORB, as well as my regular partner in crime MC Loki Dolo combine forces on an exclusive Enso refix of DJ Zinc x Dope Skillz. Big tracks from Rebel MC, Million Stylez, Collie Buddz (DJ Yoda remix) and The Bug keep the beats heavy while the styles switch. Hopefully this will become an ongoing series since Hong Kong is certainly in need of more mixtapes and proper releases…

The mix is available on Soundcloud, or you can DIRECT DOWNLOAD and get the jungle-thug (?) artwork as well. Enso recently appeared at the Clockenflap music festival, so check out his bass-fueled live mix as well:

DubRaJah brings some real heady dub vibes on Terai, letting the full force of the subcontinental jungle take control. “Mentawi Dub” is a massive track, pulsating steppas beneath a smooth melodica; “Papua Dub” goes deep while the summoning call of “Sumatra Dub” pairs well with the twangy percussion; “Tharu Dub” is as serene as Nepal’s Bardia National Park, “Newars Dub” combines tribal drums and digital rhythms, and closer “Nepal” is a sparse, churning epic. This is clearly musical anthropology gone dub, or is that dub gone anthropological?
<a href=”http://angeldustrecords.bandcamp.com/album/terai” data-mce-href=”http://angeldustrecords.bandcamp.com/album/terai”>Terai by DubRaJah</a>

DubRaJah brings some real heady dub vibes on Terai, letting the full force of the subcontinental jungle take control. “Mentawi Dub” is a massive track, pulsating steppas beneath a smooth melodica; “Papua Dub” goes deep while the summoning call of “Sumatra Dub” pairs well with the twangy percussion; “Tharu Dub” is as serene as Nepal’s Bardia National Park, “Newars Dub” combines tribal drums and digital rhythms, and closer “Nepal” is a sparse, churning epic. This is clearly musical anthropology gone dub, or is that dub gone anthropological?