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Massive thanks to the Hong Kong underground for its continual dedication to exhausting my fingers… and a special shout-out is definitely deserved by the folks over at the SCMP’s Lifestyle Section for recently featuring me as a Tastemaker. Not sure if I’m truly “among Hong Kong’s leading arbiters of musical taste” - as any taste I may have is solely due to the endless efforts of all the wonderful artists, DJs, musicians, and other creators out there - but it’s always good to have one’s efforts recognized. Respect.
 
Seriously though, there’s a lot of quality work in this #HKMU, so strap on your headphones (or crank up your hi-fi) and prepare yourself:
 
Featuring a full twenty tracks, this Metal Postcard mix by Joe McKechnie highlights some of the best releases from the HK-based label from 2013-2014. Expect psych-funk, punk-rock, leftfield-beats, and other hyphenated musical genres. In other words, expect an adventure.
 

 
XXX's leading man DJ Enso returns to the mixtape arena, with his club-inspired “YMBIMSB.” Also available on CD, the bass is booming so double-check your grillz so they don’t break your teeth:
 

  
With a major focus on wicked timelapse/hyperlapse videography, Ghost Style's “Love Never Dies” pushes artistic creativity forward while showcasing some iconic spots in Hong Kong.
 

 
An upload so fresh you can practically still see the 1s and 0s, Hara's “Message to You” is truly chill. Evidence? The Café Mambo seal of approval as its been featured on their latest compilation: 20 Years Of Ibiza Chillout.
 

  
▶▶△ (aka Tree-Angles) return with another dub-influenced instrumental beat, “Wood.”
 

 
Acoustic duo Sun Eskimos have shared a live radio recording from Commercial Radio Hong Kong, 商業電台叱咤903 of their tune “Parts I And II.”
 

 
Ekorb continues his Magisto Webisode series with “Steps,” featuring one of his own soon-to-be-released tracks…
 

 
DJ VISA is keeping busy, with a new mix for VibesHK as well as an edit of Koxo’s funky disco tune “Step By Step.”
 


 
The latest from eAzYBeatz showcases how EDM is influencing his production style, though he promises this is a one-off:
 

 
With a spoken intro I fully support, ni.ne.mo's “平凡” [Ordinary] features live highlights of the indie rockers, self-described as “your girlfriend's favorite band.”
 

 
DJC shows his indifference towards (or is it passionate love of?) Wednesdays with his two-part “Whatever Wednesdays” mix. How fly, loaded up with clubby electro:
 


 
On “Doo Wap #1,” Fun Key melds together a classic house aesthetic with an even more classic style: the 50s.
 

 
2014 seems to be the year of the Dan F remaster, which is great given that these tech-_____ tunes hardly sound dated.
 



 
F Chan has entered the online production scene with his three-part “Raw Material” series. Layered and diverse, these are some engaging instrumentals, with the keys shining through on parts 1 and 3:
 



 
The title makes everything quite clear on “Psysert Loves Psychedelic.” As does the opening vocal sample from Terence McKenna:
 

 
Ocean Lam's latest live set comes from oma, a 100-minute journey through deep techno sounds:
 

  
SJOKK PANTER has released a trio of live mixes, all focused on funky grooves:
 

 
Thanks for reading and listening this deep, if you’ve perused the #HKMU before then you know I usually highlight a few regional selections at the end. This edition is no different, with a fantastic video from Beijing-based hiphop MC Jackson Turner’s (aka Emcee Heretic) emotional and personal “For The Last Day.”
 

 
Macau’s Achun has also just dropped a herd of electronic tunes, most recently “Think In It” and “Thousand Dubs.” Both hint at some 16-bit influences, while “From Here To There” is a definite journey through bass. 
 



 
Until next time, listen safely.
 
Massive thanks to the Hong Kong underground for its continual dedication to exhausting my fingers… and a special shout-out is definitely deserved by the folks over at the SCMP’s Lifestyle Section for recently featuring me as a Tastemaker. Not sure if I’m truly “among Hong Kong’s leading arbiters of musical taste” - as any taste I may have is solely due to the endless efforts of all the wonderful artists, DJs, musicians, and other creators out there - but it’s always good to have one’s efforts recognized. Respect.

 

Seriously though, there’s a lot of quality work in this #HKMU, so strap on your headphones (or crank up your hi-fi) and prepare yourself:

 

Featuring a full twenty tracks, this Metal Postcard mix by Joe McKechnie highlights some of the best releases from the HK-based label from 2013-2014. Expect psych-funk, punk-rock, leftfield-beats, and other hyphenated musical genres. In other words, expect an adventure.

 

 

XXX's leading man DJ Enso returns to the mixtape arena, with his club-inspired “YMBIMSB.” Also available on CD, the bass is booming so double-check your grillz so they don’t break your teeth:

 

 

With a major focus on wicked timelapse/hyperlapse videography, Ghost Style's “Love Never Dies” pushes artistic creativity forward while showcasing some iconic spots in Hong Kong.

 

 

An upload so fresh you can practically still see the 1s and 0s, Hara's “Message to You” is truly chill. Evidence? The Café Mambo seal of approval as its been featured on their latest compilation: 20 Years Of Ibiza Chillout.

 

 

▶▶△ (aka Tree-Angles) return with another dub-influenced instrumental beat, “Wood.”

 

 

Acoustic duo Sun Eskimos have shared a live radio recording from Commercial Radio Hong Kong, 商業電台叱咤903 of their tune “Parts I And II.”

 

 

Ekorb continues his Magisto Webisode series with “Steps,” featuring one of his own soon-to-be-released tracks…

 

 

DJ VISA is keeping busy, with a new mix for VibesHK as well as an edit of Koxo’s funky disco tune “Step By Step.”

 

 

The latest from eAzYBeatz showcases how EDM is influencing his production style, though he promises this is a one-off:

 

 

With a spoken intro I fully support, ni.ne.mo's “平凡” [Ordinary] features live highlights of the indie rockers, self-described as “your girlfriend's favorite band.”

 

 

DJC shows his indifference towards (or is it passionate love of?) Wednesdays with his two-part “Whatever Wednesdays” mix. How fly, loaded up with clubby electro:

 

 

On “Doo Wap #1,” Fun Key melds together a classic house aesthetic with an even more classic style: the 50s.

 

 

2014 seems to be the year of the Dan F remaster, which is great given that these tech-_____ tunes hardly sound dated.

 

 

F Chan has entered the online production scene with his three-part “Raw Material” series. Layered and diverse, these are some engaging instrumentals, with the keys shining through on parts 1 and 3:

 

 

The title makes everything quite clear on “Psysert Loves Psychedelic.” As does the opening vocal sample from Terence McKenna:

 

 

Ocean Lam's latest live set comes from oma, a 100-minute journey through deep techno sounds:

 

 

SJOKK PANTER has released a trio of live mixes, all focused on funky grooves:

 

 

Thanks for reading and listening this deep, if you’ve perused the #HKMU before then you know I usually highlight a few regional selections at the end. This edition is no different, with a fantastic video from Beijing-based hiphop MC Jackson Turner’s (aka Emcee Heretic) emotional and personal “For The Last Day.”

 

 

Macau’s Achun has also just dropped a herd of electronic tunes, most recently “Think In It” and “Thousand Dubs.” Both hint at some 16-bit influences, while “From Here To There” is a definite journey through bass.

 

 

Until next time, listen safely.

 

With some massive sunshine at the moment - of course with further rain en route - it seems an appropriate time to drop a fully-loaded edition of the #HKMU. As always, this is the best (and only) place to get the low-down on what Hong Kong’s musical underground is up to. Mixtapes, productions, live videos…
 
Up first - since it was just released last night - is my own live compilation “Strike of 12: Live @ Midnight & Co. (ft. MC Loki Dolo).” Featuring highlights taken from several shows during our 2012-2013 “Digital Dub” club night, which proudly marches on as “Pomegranate” at Oma (in collaboration with Paragon Sound System), this is proper underground dub & reggae, with influences of hiphop and DUBstep as well:
 

 
Directly related, Loki Dolo's got a fresh video out, with audio clipped from the above compilation. It's called “Beats Out Da Ying Yang:”
 

 
Reasonably related, and literally hours old, Midnight & Co. (né Yumla) boss man Dan F has just remastered his 2002-era track “Morocco” for a fresh (and free) digital release. Glitch-free, break-laden, with swirling effects:
 

 
Big week for the underground in the radio world!
Steve Hui (aka Nerve) and members of Gravity Alterstra all appeared on RTHK’s “Morning Brew” this week to discuss their show Hong Kong Blender happening this evening. Then, DJs Cookie and 108 did as well for their show this Saturday with Magnetic Soul.
 
Which logically connects to this… Garage night Hummingbird has two groovy mixes out; first, a live set by Cookie at Botellon #8, and second, a special mix from Kenji Hidaka:
 


 
K-Melo’s back with a wide-ranging funky live mix, from the July 12th edition of The Getup! Disco, house, afrobeat, and plenty of other tasteful grooves await:
 

 
If you believe in Hong Kong’s indie scene, there’s a rather cool Indie Gogo campaign called GililGulu, which looks to forge together several aspects of the local culture: indie music, art, and dim sum.
 

 
Heavy Hongkong’s Blood Dunza returns as a producer, with additional voicing from Tippa Irie on this jungle dubplate of Johnny Clarke’s “None Shall Escape.”
 

 
EazyBeatz - calling out those maternally-incestuous folks - is back to the beats for Aero’s “Music With A.K” as well as the slow-rolling instrumental “I Got S.W.A.G”
 


 
If your soul is hurting, Sert has another choice selection of liquid drum ‘n’ bass to heal your ills with the July 2014 edition of his “Soul Healing Session” series:
 

 
With some equally soul-healing irie vibes, blog newbie Neptune has dropped a pair of live mixes from beach bar Mavericks HK, criss-crossing the dub/reggae spectrum:
 


 
Tokyo Matt's got a few new things out, including a mix that is apparently upsetting Soundcloud (“Hong Kong Balearique - Final Call”), “Contemporary Movements,” as well as a Latvian funk edit:
 



 
The Anello, a vocal-driven funky band, recently got in touch… they’ve released a few tracks this past week, featuring layered horns, grooves, and more:
 



 
The title says it all for the “Fun Key Boom Magazine Mixtape.” ‘From House to Disco,’ to quote the artist:
 

 
Also for Boom, Kazoku's track “LanKwai” reps the 852 life - making it clear where you can find them - while a recent cypher with JaeRich drops some hints about what they were doing prior to recording:
 


 
Muggsy has a liquid drum ‘n’ bass track, “With You” feat. Alysha Antonio, on the Soul Flex Digital Vintage LP compilation. A smooth roller, with classy-yet-wordless vocals:
 

 
Sensi Lion have a few videos posted from their show this past Sunday @ 粵協合 You Hip Hop 2014, including this one for “錫安 Zion” and another that I actually shot for “Band Introductions & Lion Rock Steady.”
 


 
Another video I’ve posted is from Botellón #9 in the Lan Kwai Fong Amphitheater. Paragon Sound System with the selections, and MC Loki Dolo on the microphone:
 

 
Fresh Funky S's latest is a house journey in the form of a podcast for Love.Play:
 

 
J. Smythe's #HKMU debut is “Seventh Sesh,” a 'quick minimix before the weekend' of smooth drum 'n' bass:
 

 
From Macau comes dancehall riddim-rider Youth Samoan's “Summer Vybz Mixtape 2014.” Versions aplenty:
 

 
And finally - hope your ears have enjoyed the ride - also from Macau comes #HKMU newcomer DJ Cross Cutz with an appropriately-titled “Old School Hip Hop Mini-Mix,” fueled by the likes of the Sugarhill Gang, RUN-DMC, and other early East Coast legends:
 

 
And there’s another diverse and deep #HKMU. Respect to all in the underground, keep doing what you do. If you’re an HK artist (or in nearby surrounds), please hit me up on Facebook or use the convenient comment box up above to link up and get your recent efforts into the next installment.
 
Peace,
TGT
 
With some massive sunshine at the moment - of course with further rain en route - it seems an appropriate time to drop a fully-loaded edition of the #HKMU. As always, this is the best (and only) place to get the low-down on what Hong Kong’s musical underground is up to. Mixtapes, productions, live videos…

 

Up first - since it was just released last night - is my own live compilation “Strike of 12: Live @ Midnight & Co. (ft. MC Loki Dolo).” Featuring highlights taken from several shows during our 2012-2013 “Digital Dub” club night, which proudly marches on as “Pomegranate” at Oma (in collaboration with Paragon Sound System), this is proper underground dub & reggae, with influences of hiphop and DUBstep as well:

 

 

Directly related, Loki Dolo's got a fresh video out, with audio clipped from the above compilation. It's called “Beats Out Da Ying Yang:”

 

 

Reasonably related, and literally hours old, Midnight & Co. (né Yumla) boss man Dan F has just remastered his 2002-era track “Morocco” for a fresh (and free) digital release. Glitch-free, break-laden, with swirling effects:

 

 

Big week for the underground in the radio world! Steve Hui (aka Nerve) and members of Gravity Alterstra all appeared on RTHK’s “Morning Brew” this week to discuss their show Hong Kong Blender happening this evening. Then, DJs Cookie and 108 did as well for their show this Saturday with Magnetic Soul.

 

Which logically connects to this… Garage night Hummingbird has two groovy mixes out; first, a live set by Cookie at Botellon #8, and second, a special mix from Kenji Hidaka:

 

 

K-Melo’s back with a wide-ranging funky live mix, from the July 12th edition of The Getup! Disco, house, afrobeat, and plenty of other tasteful grooves await:

 

 

If you believe in Hong Kong’s indie scene, there’s a rather cool Indie Gogo campaign called GililGulu, which looks to forge together several aspects of the local culture: indie music, art, and dim sum.

 

 

Heavy Hongkong’s Blood Dunza returns as a producer, with additional voicing from Tippa Irie on this jungle dubplate of Johnny Clarke’s “None Shall Escape.”

 

 

EazyBeatz - calling out those maternally-incestuous folks - is back to the beats for Aero’s “Music With A.K” as well as the slow-rolling instrumental “I Got S.W.A.G”

 

 

If your soul is hurting, Sert has another choice selection of liquid drum ‘n’ bass to heal your ills with the July 2014 edition of his “Soul Healing Session” series:

 

 

With some equally soul-healing irie vibes, blog newbie Neptune has dropped a pair of live mixes from beach bar Mavericks HK, criss-crossing the dub/reggae spectrum:

 

 

Tokyo Matt's got a few new things out, including a mix that is apparently upsetting Soundcloud (“Hong Kong Balearique - Final Call”), “Contemporary Movements,” as well as a Latvian funk edit:

 

 

The Anello, a vocal-driven funky band, recently got in touch… they’ve released a few tracks this past week, featuring layered horns, grooves, and more:

 

 

The title says it all for the “Fun Key Boom Magazine Mixtape.” ‘From House to Disco,’ to quote the artist:

 

 

Also for Boom, Kazoku's track “LanKwai” reps the 852 life - making it clear where you can find them - while a recent cypher with JaeRich drops some hints about what they were doing prior to recording:

 

 

Muggsy has a liquid drum ‘n’ bass track, “With You” feat. Alysha Antonio, on the Soul Flex Digital Vintage LP compilation. A smooth roller, with classy-yet-wordless vocals:

 

 

Sensi Lion have a few videos posted from their show this past Sunday @ 粵協合 You Hip Hop 2014, including this one for “錫安 Zion” and another that I actually shot for “Band Introductions & Lion Rock Steady.”

 

 

Another video I’ve posted is from Botellón #9 in the Lan Kwai Fong Amphitheater. Paragon Sound System with the selections, and MC Loki Dolo on the microphone:

 

 

Fresh Funky S's latest is a house journey in the form of a podcast for Love.Play:

 

 

J. Smythe's #HKMU debut is “Seventh Sesh,” a 'quick minimix before the weekend' of smooth drum 'n' bass:

 

 

From Macau comes dancehall riddim-rider Youth Samoan's “Summer Vybz Mixtape 2014.” Versions aplenty:

 

 

And finally - hope your ears have enjoyed the ride - also from Macau comes #HKMU newcomer DJ Cross Cutz with an appropriately-titled “Old School Hip Hop Mini-Mix,” fueled by the likes of the Sugarhill Gang, RUN-DMC, and other early East Coast legends:

 

 

And there’s another diverse and deep #HKMU. Respect to all in the underground, keep doing what you do. If you’re an HK artist (or in nearby surrounds), please hit me up on Facebook or use the convenient comment box up above to link up and get your recent efforts into the next installment.

 

Peace, TGT

 

July 1st is always an important day of protest in Hong Kong, though according to the government nothing unusual happened this year. Nonetheless, a few artists have released tracks to mark the occasion, including Masta Mic's rightfully aggressive “Rhyme #6” and Kay Tse's much more melodic “egg and lamb” (via MICROS 明記).
 


 
In somewhat related pseudo-political news, JFung has entertainingly remixed Regina Tong Ching-Yi’s recent outburst over the media’s response to her daughter’s rather public battle with depression:
 

 
Famed underground techno club oma - which kindly hosts Pomegranate, my funky collaborative Thursday-evening extravaganza with Paragon Sound System & MC Loki Dolo - has finally ventured into the clouds of sound, starting with a live recording from music director and resident DJ Taku Hirayama's recent tech-house set:
 

 
This next entry’s a bit different from most: “Hire A Boat,” an Australian-based community radio show, has a special Hong Kong-themed show airing this Monday (July 14th) at 11pm Hong Kong time! Featuring artists from past #HKMUs, tracks come from Ocean Lam, Yao, Loki Dolo, Wiso, DJ P.Vibe, Casey Anderson & Fresh Funky S, Sert, Kazoku, and ▶▶△ (Tree-Angles), and then the 2-hour program concludes with Ocean Lam’s “Hypnotic #13” mix. If your ears are available, make sure to tune in to “STAR FERRY :: Cable car it to Kowloon and sample the wares of Hong Kong’s cooler-than-thou underground dance music scene…”
 
SETLIST
  +++++  
SITE w/ live stream link
 
A big drum-n-bass mix comes from DJ Saiyan, for the Outlook Festival’s “Friends & Family” mix series. Over 1,000 plays on this already:
 

 
Visa's ongoing “40 Minutes Before Departure” series has now taken him to Bali, loaded up with dark & deep house vibes, while his Cliché Records Podcast “Le Mix Cliché Vol. 12” is more disco-infused:
 


 
Ska act The Red Stripes have a live video out for “One Step Beyond” from a recent show at Backstage. Full skankin’ awaits:
 

 
廿四味 24Herbs have a new tune out, “Work It,” with rapid-fire Cantonese lyrics (although some entertaining English phrases appear as well) atop an EDM-influenced club beat:
 

 
DJ 108, in anticipation of an upcoming show with Magnetic Soul, has dropped both a Hong Kong Underground glitchy beat as well as a proper mixtape for Bass Music China:
 


 
The man of many monikers, DJ Redman, tests out The Mean La Kweefa on the groovy “Sounds Of The Beach" - full of his own remixes as SinistaSounds - for a Corona contest (voting ends tomorrow).
 
DJ Darka, in the 11th edition of his “Addiction” mix series, eases into some banging tech-house, slowly and darkly:
 

 
You’ll need to wade through a few commercials, but then Kendy Lam's “Worldcup EDM Music Special” mix for Dance Music I Generation awaits:
 

 
From Emmanuel Diaz comes his monthly live Zuma mix, showcasing chill yet diverse house music:
 

 
EKORB's Reality Webisodes series continues, “Enter Dolo” with Loki Dolo is a recent edition, plus there’s the full archive.
 

 
LëKSs, of Paragon Sound System, has an ongoing (mostly) instrumental hiphop series, “Hipoperies - GoNaRaP,” which is now up to its third volume. Even includes an HK-produced track from beatsmith Hope One:
 

 
Fellow Paragoner Finnalicious brings the disco and the funk on her recent “Different Forms Of Dance” mix:
 

 
Psysert, Strategic Sounds' Sert's psy side-project (now there's some sibilance for ya!), has released the meditative and atmospheric mix “Think Nothing.”
 

 
J-Hoon casually yet unembedably spit a Facebook freestyle over a “Budamunk Funk” tune…
 
HK label Nude Disco is set to release Jay Ru's “The LUCA EP” - funky nu-disco (no surprise there) - exclusively via JunoDownload on Monday:
 
 
 
The label has also interviewed tropicalist Barnaby Bruce, to discuss his new label Palms & Charms (which was the lead entry in the last #HKMU).
 
Macau’s Burnie has a new funky bass-laden EP, Deeper Reality, also available for purchase via JunoDownload once the weekend has ended; preview awaiting your ears now:
 

 
Also from Macau, dancehall specialist Youth Somoan has taken on the “Skin To Skin” riddim:
 

 
Sean Hocking, of local label Metal Postcard Records, has compiled a Top Ten list of the best Indian bands. Some great selections highlighting the underground scene, particularly Ti Tritha’s “Fish Market (Marcher Bajaar),” which I’ve included here:
 

 
And what’s TGT up to, you ask? Celebrating my birthday in digital stylee with a new reggae mixtape, plus going deeper into my Country Dub series with an Alison Krauss x Phil Pratt mashup, “Down To The River To Stay Loose:”
 


 
I’m also having my reggae/dub reviews regularly published over at NiceUp, and have been featured this summer as a ‘Clubbing’ writer for Time Out Hong Kong as well… feel free to just check out the WRITINGS link up at the top ;-)
 
Keep keeping it creative Hong Kong, and enjoy the full moon tonight!
 
July 1st is always an important day of protest in Hong Kong, though according to the government nothing unusual happened this year. Nonetheless, a few artists have released tracks to mark the occasion, including Masta Mic's rightfully aggressive “Rhyme #6” and Kay Tse's much more melodic “egg and lamb” (via MICROS 明記).

 

 

In somewhat related pseudo-political news, JFung has entertainingly remixed Regina Tong Ching-Yi’s recent outburst over the media’s response to her daughter’s rather public battle with depression:

 

 

Famed underground techno club oma - which kindly hosts Pomegranate, my funky collaborative Thursday-evening extravaganza with Paragon Sound System & MC Loki Dolo - has finally ventured into the clouds of sound, starting with a live recording from music director and resident DJ Taku Hirayama's recent tech-house set:

 

 

This next entry’s a bit different from most: “Hire A Boat,” an Australian-based community radio show, has a special Hong Kong-themed show airing this Monday (July 14th) at 11pm Hong Kong time! Featuring artists from past #HKMUs, tracks come from Ocean Lam, Yao, Loki Dolo, Wiso, DJ P.Vibe, Casey Anderson & Fresh Funky S, Sert, Kazoku, and ▶▶△ (Tree-Angles), and then the 2-hour program concludes with Ocean Lam’s “Hypnotic #13” mix. If your ears are available, make sure to tune in to “STAR FERRY :: Cable car it to Kowloon and sample the wares of Hong Kong’s cooler-than-thou underground dance music scene…”

 

SETLIST +++++ SITE w/ live stream link

 

A big drum-n-bass mix comes from DJ Saiyan, for the Outlook Festival’s “Friends & Family” mix series. Over 1,000 plays on this already:

 

 

Visa's ongoing “40 Minutes Before Departure” series has now taken him to Bali, loaded up with dark & deep house vibes, while his Cliché Records Podcast “Le Mix Cliché Vol. 12” is more disco-infused:

 

 

Ska act The Red Stripes have a live video out for “One Step Beyond” from a recent show at Backstage. Full skankin’ awaits:

 

 

廿四味 24Herbs have a new tune out, “Work It,” with rapid-fire Cantonese lyrics (although some entertaining English phrases appear as well) atop an EDM-influenced club beat:

 

 

DJ 108, in anticipation of an upcoming show with Magnetic Soul, has dropped both a Hong Kong Underground glitchy beat as well as a proper mixtape for Bass Music China:

 

 

The man of many monikers, DJ Redman, tests out The Mean La Kweefa on the groovy “Sounds Of The Beach" - full of his own remixes as SinistaSounds - for a Corona contest (voting ends tomorrow).

 

DJ Darka, in the 11th edition of his “Addiction” mix series, eases into some banging tech-house, slowly and darkly:

 

 

You’ll need to wade through a few commercials, but then Kendy Lam's “Worldcup EDM Music Special” mix for Dance Music I Generation awaits:

 

 

From Emmanuel Diaz comes his monthly live Zuma mix, showcasing chill yet diverse house music:

 

 

EKORB's Reality Webisodes series continues, “Enter Dolo” with Loki Dolo is a recent edition, plus there’s the full archive.

 

 

LëKSs, of Paragon Sound System, has an ongoing (mostly) instrumental hiphop series, “Hipoperies - GoNaRaP,” which is now up to its third volume. Even includes an HK-produced track from beatsmith Hope One:

 

 

Fellow Paragoner Finnalicious brings the disco and the funk on her recent “Different Forms Of Dance” mix:

 

 

Psysert, Strategic Sounds' Sert's psy side-project (now there's some sibilance for ya!), has released the meditative and atmospheric mix “Think Nothing.”

 

 

J-Hoon casually yet unembedably spit a Facebook freestyle over a “Budamunk Funk” tune

 

HK label Nude Disco is set to release Jay Ru's “The LUCA EP” - funky nu-disco (no surprise there) - exclusively via JunoDownload on Monday:

 

 

The label has also interviewed tropicalist Barnaby Bruce, to discuss his new label Palms & Charms (which was the lead entry in the last #HKMU).

 

Macau’s Burnie has a new funky bass-laden EP, Deeper Reality, also available for purchase via JunoDownload once the weekend has ended; preview awaiting your ears now:

 

 

Also from Macau, dancehall specialist Youth Somoan has taken on the “Skin To Skin” riddim:

 

 

Sean Hocking, of local label Metal Postcard Records, has compiled a Top Ten list of the best Indian bands. Some great selections highlighting the underground scene, particularly Ti Tritha’s “Fish Market (Marcher Bajaar),” which I’ve included here:

 

 

And what’s TGT up to, you ask? Celebrating my birthday in digital stylee with a new reggae mixtape, plus going deeper into my Country Dub series with an Alison Krauss x Phil Pratt mashup, “Down To The River To Stay Loose:”

 

 

I’m also having my reggae/dub reviews regularly published over at NiceUp, and have been featured this summer as a ‘Clubbing’ writer for Time Out Hong Kong as well… feel free to just check out the WRITINGS link up at the top ;-)

 

Keep keeping it creative Hong Kong, and enjoy the full moon tonight!