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Now that the Year of the Horse is upon us, HK producers and DJs are hitting their stride. Better than horsing around, neigh? Drum n bass and hip-hop take the lead this edition, but we’ve also got some eclectic mixtapes from genres further afield. Ha.
 
Puns aside, seems reasonably appropriate to begin with Casey Anderson’s house/techno mix “Year of the Horse:”
 

 
In hip-hop, Ekorb aka Nick Cage has dropped a few beats for hungry ears on “Swanson’s Pre Mature Slaughter" …
 

 
… The Dope Boy collective have released the latest installment, 2.5, of their Hong Kong Underground Cypher, full of multilingual freestyles …
 

 
… and EazyBeatz has a new EP Noise Pollution out along with a promo video in advance of his E-Zilla beat tape.
 


 
Mixtapes? Got plenty! K-Melo for The Getup! Radio has recently come out with “Episode #8,” packed with enough funky vibes to warm hearts and feet alike; Paragon’s Johnny Alpha has dropped a classic mix that’s also not short on feet-movers; fellow Paragoner LëKSs ventures deep into the modern gypsy sound on “Va Prendre Ton Violon!;” Fun Key goes to the “Deep Red Sun" on a dreamy house mix; and both Sert and Muggsy explore the liquid depths of drum and bass (the latter is sadly not embeddable). 
 









 
Whether you went to the Jubei show this past weekend of not, both Bass Music China and Heavy Hong Kong have released interviews with the drum n bass DJ/producer, in Chinese and English respectively.
 

From the general surrounds, Macau’s Youth Somoan recently released the dancehall Out A Road Riddim, featuring vocals from Wickerman, QQ, Famous Face, Mr. Lex and Mr. Vegas, while Shenzhen’s A DJ Called Quest dropped “Love & Bass,” an appropriately-themed drum and bass journey:
 


 
And what’s The Groove Thief up to you might ask? Rhetorical questions aside, it’s an equally romantic (as non-overt mixtapes go) “Valentine’s mix for the dub lovers" as featured artist Koncrete Roots kindly said:
 


 
Much respect to all the talent our often-oppressive city still manages to cultivate - keep fighting the creative fight!

For music you ought to be listening to, make sure to follow me over at The Groove Thief on Facebook, where you’ll have about a 10% chance of seeing anything I decide to post… 
 
Now that the Year of the Horse is upon us, HK producers and DJs are hitting their stride. Better than horsing around, neigh? Drum n bass and hip-hop take the lead this edition, but we’ve also got some eclectic mixtapes from genres further afield. Ha.

 

Puns aside, seems reasonably appropriate to begin with Casey Anderson’s house/techno mix “Year of the Horse:”

 

 

In hip-hop, Ekorb aka Nick Cage has dropped a few beats for hungry ears on “Swanson’s Pre Mature Slaughter" …

 

 

… The Dope Boy collective have released the latest installment, 2.5, of their Hong Kong Underground Cypher, full of multilingual freestyles …

 

 

… and EazyBeatz has a new EP Noise Pollution out along with a promo video in advance of his E-Zilla beat tape.

 

 

Mixtapes? Got plenty! K-Melo for The Getup! Radio has recently come out with “Episode #8,” packed with enough funky vibes to warm hearts and feet alike; Paragon’s Johnny Alpha has dropped a classic mix that’s also not short on feet-movers; fellow Paragoner LëKSs ventures deep into the modern gypsy sound on “Va Prendre Ton Violon!;” Fun Key goes to the “Deep Red Sun" on a dreamy house mix; and both Sert and Muggsy explore the liquid depths of drum and bass (the latter is sadly not embeddable).

 

 

Whether you went to the Jubei show this past weekend of not, both Bass Music China and Heavy Hong Kong have released interviews with the drum n bass DJ/producer, in Chinese and English respectively.

 

From the general surrounds, Macau’s Youth Somoan recently released the dancehall Out A Road Riddim, featuring vocals from Wickerman, QQ, Famous Face, Mr. Lex and Mr. Vegas, while Shenzhen’s A DJ Called Quest dropped “Love & Bass,” an appropriately-themed drum and bass journey:

 

 

And what’s The Groove Thief up to you might ask? Rhetorical questions aside, it’s an equally romantic (as non-overt mixtapes go) “Valentine’s mix for the dub lovers" as featured artist Koncrete Roots kindly said:

 

 

Much respect to all the talent our often-oppressive city still manages to cultivate - keep fighting the creative fight! For music you ought to be listening to, make sure to follow me over at The Groove Thief on Facebook, where you’ll have about a 10% chance of seeing anything I decide to post…

 

January’s been a typical month for HK’s underground: lots of quality mixes and productions covering a wide musical spectrum. Fresh year, fresh music!
 
Tree-Angles literally just released the short sound-xploration “Charleston Green" mere moments ago:
 

 
This week Casey Anderson has dropped a “Love.Play” mix covering a wide swathe of the 4/4 spectrum both past and present:
 
 
 
DJ Angus Wong has also recently released his Nº013 mix, full of varied techno tunes:
 

 
We all know Chinese New Year is rapidly approaching, so both Finnalicious and Biting Eye have stepped up with an inspired mix and track respectively. For the former, things get funky by way of Parliament and a “Freak-A-Holic,” while the latter eschews his usual acid sound for something slightly more floral…
 

 

 
In the realm of dnb, Bass Music China continue their guest mix series with Renjah at the controls for #11, while Muggsy’s “Liquid Soul Sessions - Soul Journeys (Volume 1)” mix fortunately didn’t quite slide under the radar, despite there being no embeddable stream…
 


 
Emmanuel Diaz has dropped another live mix from Zuma - the benefits of residency - in the form of a full 2-hour house odyssey:
 

 
Also on the house tip, Wiso has recently dropped an appropriately-titled Chill House EP. The four-track features three remixes and an original tune “You Got To Think:”
 

 
As for this blog’s dependable duo of super-underground producers, Jordinho’s latest is an ambient sound test of sorts, titled “In Motion,” while Loki Dolo continues his subcontinental exploration with the slow haze of “Shri Ganesh” (feat. Shankar Mahadevan):
 



 
For something entirely different, composer and arranger Liam Gersh Nobu Tse has quietly started releasing some Chinese choral tunes from his secretive island base… 
 


 
Hip-hop? There’s an interview of Destructive Steps/BBoyHK by RTHK Radio 3 in preparation of an upcoming event, complete with an interviewer who’s really trying hard to fully grasp the role of breakdancing within HK… and some tight productions from eAzYBeatz - who is happy to let young children know exactly who’s making these beats:
 

 


 
From the dark depths, Gravity Alterstra have resurfaced with the subtle “Blowjob” and the more melodic “A.I.”
 


 
Perhaps all these slick electronic productions have you craving some rock? Not to worry, the Humble Mutts have just released a self-titled EP of the lyric-driven surfer variety:
 

 
Whew! Nicely done HK, another wicked round of the #HKMU - much respect to all the artists/producers/DJs! More coming soon, don’t forget to send me your music… and until next time:
“Kung Hei Fat Choi”
 
January’s been a typical month for HK’s underground: lots of quality mixes and productions covering a wide musical spectrum. Fresh year, fresh music!

 

Tree-Angles literally just released the short sound-xploration “Charleston Green" mere moments ago:

 

 

This week Casey Anderson has dropped a “Love.Play” mix covering a wide swathe of the 4/4 spectrum both past and present:

 

 

DJ Angus Wong has also recently released his Nº013 mix, full of varied techno tunes:

 

 

We all know Chinese New Year is rapidly approaching, so both Finnalicious and Biting Eye have stepped up with an inspired mix and track respectively. For the former, things get funky by way of Parliament and a “Freak-A-Holic,” while the latter eschews his usual acid sound for something slightly more floral…

 

 

 

In the realm of dnb, Bass Music China continue their guest mix series with Renjah at the controls for #11, while Muggsy’s “Liquid Soul Sessions - Soul Journeys (Volume 1)” mix fortunately didn’t quite slide under the radar, despite there being no embeddable stream…

 

 

Emmanuel Diaz has dropped another live mix from Zuma - the benefits of residency - in the form of a full 2-hour house odyssey:

 

 

Also on the house tip, Wiso has recently dropped an appropriately-titled Chill House EP. The four-track features three remixes and an original tune “You Got To Think:”

 

 

As for this blog’s dependable duo of super-underground producers, Jordinho’s latest is an ambient sound test of sorts, titled “In Motion,” while Loki Dolo continues his subcontinental exploration with the slow haze of “Shri Ganesh” (feat. Shankar Mahadevan):

 

 

For something entirely different, composer and arranger Liam Gersh Nobu Tse has quietly started releasing some Chinese choral tunes from his secretive island base…

 

 

Hip-hop? There’s an interview of Destructive Steps/BBoyHK by RTHK Radio 3 in preparation of an upcoming event, complete with an interviewer who’s really trying hard to fully grasp the role of breakdancing within HK… and some tight productions from eAzYBeatz - who is happy to let young children know exactly who’s making these beats:

 

 

 

From the dark depths, Gravity Alterstra have resurfaced with the subtle “Blowjob” and the more melodic “A.I.”

 

 

Perhaps all these slick electronic productions have you craving some rock? Not to worry, the Humble Mutts have just released a self-titled EP of the lyric-driven surfer variety:

 

 

Whew! Nicely done HK, another wicked round of the #HKMU - much respect to all the artists/producers/DJs! More coming soon, don’t forget to send me your music… and until next time: “Kung Hei Fat Choi”

 

Hong Kong’s underground keeps releasing music, which is a truly wonderful thing, so here’s the latest report on the freshest mixes and beats emerging from the 852:
 
HK-based net label Acid Chicken has just released their first compilation, the appropriately-titled Com.pil.ed Vol. 1. Loaded up with enough acid house to bring the 303 back into style, if you somehow believe it ever even went out of style:


Com.pil.ed Vol.1 by TB-303 Owner’s Club
 
BASS MUSIC CHINA continues its low-end assault with a new guest mix from Muggsy. Pure liquid drum and bass, this is smooth future bass with soul:



 
DJ Gruv has re-entered the production arena with his track “Wataz.” Heavy deep house, the beat comes and goes explosively:


 
DJ Redman, going incognito as “Super Sheist” on Mixcloud, has dropped a funky hip-hop mix for 2013. Lots of choice tunes in this one:


 
Giving the 852 due respect, J.Bo Escobar collabs with Al Rocco (and Floyd Cheung on production) for this gritty slowed-down rap track:


 
For those in need of some disco, Marathon Edits 001 is exactly what you need. On the Nude_isco net label, these are four grooves expanded and elaborated for maximum retro funkiness:


 
Not enough disco? No worries, Steve Bruce has just released his set from the Secret Island Party. Loaded up with some epic tunes and re-edits:


 
Kongkrete Bass welcomes back DJ Fu for his second Kongkast. Lot of new sounds since the last one three years ago:
DJ FU x Kongkast #208: Read & Download.
 
Big ups to LëKSs for tracking down several of these, and of course maximum respect to all the musical talent fighting the good fight here in Kongylon! Know of something worth sharing? Let me know via email (above, right-hand side) or by Facebook.
Hong Kong’s underground keeps releasing music, which is a truly wonderful thing, so here’s the latest report on the freshest mixes and beats emerging from the 852:

 

HK-based net label Acid Chicken has just released their first compilation, the appropriately-titled Com.pil.ed Vol. 1. Loaded up with enough acid house to bring the 303 back into style, if you somehow believe it ever even went out of style:

 

BASS MUSIC CHINA continues its low-end assault with a new guest mix from Muggsy. Pure liquid drum and bass, this is smooth future bass with soul:

 

DJ Gruv has re-entered the production arena with his track “Wataz.” Heavy deep house, the beat comes and goes explosively:

 

DJ Redman, going incognito as “Super Sheist” on Mixcloud, has dropped a funky hip-hop mix for 2013. Lots of choice tunes in this one:

 

Giving the 852 due respect, J.Bo Escobar collabs with Al Rocco (and Floyd Cheung on production) for this gritty slowed-down rap track:

 

For those in need of some disco, Marathon Edits 001 is exactly what you need. On the Nude_isco net label, these are four grooves expanded and elaborated for maximum retro funkiness:

 

Not enough disco? No worries, Steve Bruce has just released his set from the Secret Island Party. Loaded up with some epic tunes and re-edits:

 

Kongkrete Bass welcomes back DJ Fu for his second Kongkast. Lot of new sounds since the last one three years ago: DJ FU x Kongkast #208: Read & Download.

 

Big ups to LëKSs for tracking down several of these, and of course maximum respect to all the musical talent fighting the good fight here in Kongylon! Know of something worth sharing? Let me know via email (above, right-hand side) or by Facebook.