This Hong Kong Music Update - and we all know #HKMU
is trending like a champ - is hopefully not the last of 2013… but if it is, we’ve got plenty of mixes, ranging from trap to tech-house and psychedelia to funkafrocumbiasoul. That’s more ground covered than you might imagine, as HK’s diverse mixologists have prepared a solid representation of the full musical spectrum. I’ve even made my own timely contribution…
First up, Paragon member Johny Alpha makes his apparent Mixcloud debut with a proper musical odyssey, cramming in plenty of funky gems alongside a literal ‘A to Z’ between Archie Bell & The Drells and Zebra.
AkirA has released a few mixes recently, with huge party-influenced trap beats on Soundcloud and EDM into drum & bass over on Mixcloud’s “Dreaming of Nightmare.”
While I actually expected more mixes to have been posted from Clockenflap 2013 by now, Ocean Lam has made the full 3 hour shared set by herself, Devlar, and Casey Anderson available. Whole lot of well-mixed techno here. Individual sets? Ocean Lam
// Casey Anderson
“Deep Blue Sea 4,” from Fun Key, is a smooth groove-driven house mix. Yes, it is funky. And a key to fun?
Ordinarily I would save my self for last, but the finale this update is just epic… so here is my latest mixtape “Dub Is A Virus.” A wide-ranging exploration of modern dub, the goal was to explore the heavy bass-filled depths…
Finally - and it’s worth the wait - Jim Brockman has kindly lent some cloud space to Nick The Book Man and DJ Nipper, who face-off in the 44th (!?) installment of what is apparently a psychedelic musical duel of legendary proportions. Prepare your third eyes, adventurers:
And there we have it. Catch your breath and your melted minds.
If you’re in Hong Kong, feel free to share any tracks or mixes you have (either by email above, or by PM on Facebook