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This Saturday night (November 10th) I will be DJing with True Skool HK at their monthly rooftop party. If you’re in Hong Kong and like reggae, this is definitely worth going to - the scenery is great since Pier 7 (above the Star Ferry in Central) has a view of the whole city, and the music and vibes will of course be perfect as well. I’ll be playing a set of mostly modern tunes, with a focus on digital reggae, steppers dub, and other reggae-influenced beats. Since it’s public space it’s even BYOB until midnight, so come early and dance until late with 100% Reggae Dancehall! Only $120 at the door, which includes a free drink, and I’ll be joined behind the decks by DJs Ray Shizzle, Blood Dunza and Christian Da Phat Selekta. Here’s a recent mix of mine to get your ears ready for Saturday:


Full event information available HERE.

This Saturday night (November 10th) I will be DJing with True Skool HK at their monthly rooftop party. If you’re in Hong Kong and like reggae, this is definitely worth going to - the scenery is great since Pier 7 (above the Star Ferry in Central) has a view of the whole city, and the music and vibes will of course be perfect as well. I’ll be playing a set of mostly modern tunes, with a focus on digital reggae, steppers dub, and other reggae-influenced beats. Since it’s public space it’s even BYOB until midnight, so come early and dance until late with 100% Reggae Dancehall! Only $120 at the door, which includes a free drink, and I’ll be joined behind the decks by DJs Ray Shizzle, Blood Dunza and Christian Da Phat Selekta. Here’s a recent mix of mine to get your ears ready for Saturday:

Full event information available HERE.

Concert Review: Tes La Rok & Heavy Hong Kong united under the banner of bass at Backstreet Live.  Drops and wobbles, covering the spectrum from sharp chest-assaults to deep dub-inspired thunderous booms, actually put the Heavy sound system in serious danger.  Openers Anadonic and N1D, with Rebearth MC spitting verses, dropped all shades of low-end theory, priming the audience for the Finnish headliner.  Starting with the “Bogle” riddim from Mungo’s Hi Fi, Tes La Rok included plenty of big bass tracks such as his own “Up In The Vip,” firing up the crowd with his melding of reggae vibes with overwhelming bass.  This then gave way to the machine-war soundtrack that is exclusively the sound of dubstep: pounding digital stutters over relentless bass-lines and the occasional break just to unleash full-power madness.  Blood Dunza continued his streak of super-late set-times, tragically at odds with this member of the Saturday-morning work force.  Overall a nice show despite the sound issues, which will hopefully be corrected for future heavy bass shows…
For plenty of tunes by Tes La Rok, please check out Heavy Hong Kong’s comprehensive artist feature.
Here are some tracks from the local/supporting artists, including a brand-new dubstep mix from Anadonic: 

Concert Review: Tes La Rok & Heavy Hong Kong united under the banner of bass at Backstreet Live.  Drops and wobbles, covering the spectrum from sharp chest-assaults to deep dub-inspired thunderous booms, actually put the Heavy sound system in serious danger.  Openers Anadonic and N1D, with Rebearth MC spitting verses, dropped all shades of low-end theory, priming the audience for the Finnish headliner.  Starting with the “Bogle” riddim from Mungo’s Hi Fi, Tes La Rok included plenty of big bass tracks such as his own “Up In The Vip,” firing up the crowd with his melding of reggae vibes with overwhelming bass.  This then gave way to the machine-war soundtrack that is exclusively the sound of dubstep: pounding digital stutters over relentless bass-lines and the occasional break just to unleash full-power madness.  Blood Dunza continued his streak of super-late set-times, tragically at odds with this member of the Saturday-morning work force.  Overall a nice show despite the sound issues, which will hopefully be corrected for future heavy bass shows

For plenty of tunes by Tes La Rok, please check out Heavy Hong Kong’s comprehensive artist feature.

Here are some tracks from the local/supporting artists, including a brand-new dubstep mix from Anadonic:
 

Amadou & Mariam have, as part of NPR’s Field Recordings series, recorded an acoustic version of “Wily Kataso.”  As always their distinctive voices and Amadou’s slightly-jangling guitar playing combine gloriously, pulsing with raw energy in this live video.  Being seated in a brick-walled room in Harlem with a small audience makes no difference: this is great music played by a truly talented couple.