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Hope One is one of Hong Kong’s most well-exposed dub artists.  Given that he’s hardly known… is really a sad indictment of the HK music scene at large (style over substance, with the high rent prices crushing creativity), but also exposes the overall lack of reggae, dub and bass music specifically.  Thankfully, things are improving due to the promotional efforts of Heavy Hong Kong as well as Australian net-label Dub Temple Records, whose roster features both Hope One and Blood Dunza from HK.  Dub Temple has recently released Hope One’s Scientist Beat Tape (Side A), which is a well-composed tribute to one of dub’s originators and foremost contributors.  Hope One finds the balance between influence and innovation, producing inspired beats filled with looped vocals, clipped drums, and synths, all dripping with heady reverb.  In case that weren’t enough, Dub Temple’s latest podcast features DJ sets by Hope One and Epoch (New Zealand), who both add a slight hip-hop influence to the dub-reggae aesthetic, although Epoch also takes a detour through some tribal beats.  This is impressive stuff, and undoubtedly deserves a wider audience that it’ll receive.
<a href=”http://dubtemplerecords.bandcamp.com/album/hope-one-scientist-beat-tape-side-a” data-mce-href=”http://dubtemplerecords.bandcamp.com/album/hope-one-scientist-beat-tape-side-a”>Hope One - Scientist Beat Tape (Side A) by Dub Temple Records</a>
… and here’s the PODCAST DOWNLOAD via iTunes

Hope One is one of Hong Kong’s most well-exposed dub artists.  Given that he’s hardly known… is really a sad indictment of the HK music scene at large (style over substance, with the high rent prices crushing creativity), but also exposes the overall lack of reggae, dub and bass music specifically.  Thankfully, things are improving due to the promotional efforts of Heavy Hong Kong as well as Australian net-label Dub Temple Records, whose roster features both Hope One and Blood Dunza from HK.  Dub Temple has recently released Hope One’s Scientist Beat Tape (Side A), which is a well-composed tribute to one of dub’s originators and foremost contributors.  Hope One finds the balance between influence and innovation, producing inspired beats filled with looped vocals, clipped drums, and synths, all dripping with heady reverb.  In case that weren’t enough, Dub Temple’s latest podcast features DJ sets by Hope One and Epoch (New Zealand), who both add a slight hip-hop influence to the dub-reggae aesthetic, although Epoch also takes a detour through some tribal beats.  This is impressive stuff, and undoubtedly deserves a wider audience that it’ll receive.

… and here’s the PODCAST DOWNLOAD via iTunes

DJ Wash drops a smooth, simply-titled drum n bass mix, perfectly balancing banging beats with smooth melodies.  Never frantic nor boring, this is very nice to hear representing Hong Kong.  DJ Wash is part of Kongkretebass, who have produced over five years of truly international drum n bass podcasts called Kongkast.  Check out their extensive back collection HERE.  He’s also done an exclusive mix for Time Out Magazine, which is as awesome as an English-language magazine that covers arts/music gets here.  Will be posting more of these mixes soon I am confident:




DJ Wash - January 2012 Mix - Drum & Bass by Dj Wash on  Mixcloud

DJ Wash drops a smooth, simply-titled drum n bass mix, perfectly balancing banging beats with smooth melodies.  Never frantic nor boring, this is very nice to hear representing Hong Kong.  DJ Wash is part of Kongkretebass, who have produced over five years of truly international drum n bass podcasts called Kongkast.  Check out their extensive back collection HERE.  He’s also done an exclusive mix for Time Out Magazine, which is as awesome as an English-language magazine that covers arts/music gets here.  Will be posting more of these mixes soon I am confident:

Cole Pierce produces mellow atmospheric soundscapes full of found sounds and public domain audio samples.  His latest, entitled Lake Odessa, is part of Headphone Commute’s podcast series, as well as Pierce’s sound installation opening at CAM Raleigh, making this more high art than mixtape from a “a sonic curator, and musical journey vanguard.”  This is a journey into sound…




Cole Pierce - LAKE ODESSA by Headphone Commute on  Mixcloud
Also available for DIRECT DOWNLOAD.  Review by Headphone Commute HERE.  More music mixes HERE.

Cole Pierce produces mellow atmospheric soundscapes full of found sounds and public domain audio samples.  His latest, entitled Lake Odessa, is part of Headphone Commute’s podcast series, as well as Pierce’s sound installation opening at CAM Raleigh, making this more high art than mixtape from a “a sonic curator, and musical journey vanguard.”  This is a journey into sound…

Cole Pierce - LAKE ODESSA by Headphone Commute on Mixcloud

Also available for DIRECT DOWNLOAD.  Review by Headphone Commute HERE.  More music mixes HERE.