2021 has been a year with its fair share of ups and downs, as we enter into year two of COVID-19. What better way to close out the year than with some of your favorite local and international acts, both alternative and mainstream?
DJ Fu has played in many cities across the globe including London, Hong Kong, New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, Manchester in world class venues such at Matter, Ministry of Sound, The End as well as at various promotions including Marky and Friends, Mixmag, Metropolis, Urban Nerds, Ape, One Nation.
Fu is one of the few Drum & Bass DJ’s of recent times who has managed to be recognised purely for his talent on the decks. After winning a DJ competition for Source, DJ Fu won a residency at Oxford’s most prestigious drum and bass night, following in the footsteps of Total Science, Baron and DJ Lee who have all held residencies there.
A regular on the regional underground and festival circuit, Mengzy always packs a punch with diverse influences and plenty of bass weight - no matter what genres her eclectic sets journey across. The Hong Kong-based selector is a presenter on RTHK Radio 3, where she has hosted her own dance music shows, and has performed across Asia (Seoul, Shenzhen, Singapore, Macau), as well as in the UK (Oxford, London).
Deasy is a Hong Kong based DJ, originally from London which is where his love for mixing began - on the 1210’s blending Drum & Bass back in 2005. After being a regular on the London radio station ‘Inner City FM’, he proceeded to have a residency at the night ‘Evolution’ at the club Mission (Leeds). Since then, Deasy has moved to Hong Kong where he is currently a resident at Oma - the perfect place for him to explore the deep and tech house side of the scene.
ADIPTA, ‘Autonomous Drone Insect Purge Them All’, an idea inspired by Netflix series Black Mirror. The idea of itself is just a heavy journey of seeking a peaceful world. As a DJ & promoter & Graphic designer, all the amazing THUR's flyers are done by himself, he believes everyone has the ability to make music. They just need support and guidance to discover what works best for them. held parties with different collectives to promote Hong Kong underground music.
Composer, DJ, sound artist, producer’ no matter how you call him, Alexmalism (aka Alex Yiu) is perhaps never afraid of expending his own artistic expression through breaking boundaries in between forms and disciplines. Based in Hong Kong, Alex draws inspiration from minimalism, industrial, trance, vogueing and even classical music to create his own eclectic sound world. In his live set, Alexmalism cooperates violin playing on top of his music, reflecting his musical background in both classical and improvisational tradition...
Arthur Bray is one of the Hong Kong/Shanghai/London-based collective Yeti Out, the 30-year-old has worn plenty of hats – model, DJ, editor… the list goes on. This flexibility is something he’s emphasised for Yeti Out, which started as a party-promoting music collective that has now branched out into everything from art shows, a record label and a creative agency. And of course, more parties.
Well-known DJs on the Hong Kong and Shanghai party circuit, Arthur and his twin brother Tom are pushing the envelope for underground music in Asia. They’re helping genres such as grime, garage, Afrobeat, bass music, house and techno gain momentum in a city that’s probably better known for its EDM or pop-filled nightclubs than anything else. Right now, they’re setting their sights on local events such as Sonar and Art Basel in March, while concurrently working on an audiovisual set for their record label, Silk Road Sounds. Get to know Yeti Out here – and make sure to catch one of their crazy parties soon.
Hong Kong-based DJ and multimedia artist Busy Boi, has influenced by UK Underground and sound system culture, exploring the most unique selection. Except keep contributing in hometown, he was invited to spin in Taipei, Seoul, Thailand, and China. Busy Boi has attended and shared stage with Mars89’s China Tour last year, spread out the unique hardcore vibe.
As a founder of THUR, keep creating different content of music culture and subculture, making contributions to the young generation.
2018 is looking bright for Dan Stezo. As a part of acclaimed Dutch Drum and Bass producer Lenzman’s The North Quarter imprint, Dan’s introspective lyrics, unique style and approach are finding ways to new stages and listeners worldwide. Lyrically Dan Stezo developed a characteristic style. Positivity and open-mindedness as the core to his approach. Stylistic reminiscent of Hiphop's 90s and a chosen few Drum and Bass MC’s as inspiration. With earlier releases on the most seminal imprints such as Metalheadz and Hospital and Vandal collaborating with the likes of Redeyes and Hugh Hardie, Dan Stezo has carved out a unique position in the soulful quarters of the Drum and Bass spectrum.
Based in Hong Kong & Macau, Saiyan is one of the core members & resident DJ of the Magnetic Soul Crew- most visible & prolific DnB Crew in Hong Kong. He founded the first Dnb/Dubstep event - Bass Attack in Macao, which was named as "the historic moment" in the Bass music scene of Macao. He is also the co-founder of Bass Music China (BMC) which promotes Bass Music Culture in China.
In 2002 Saiyan started band “Dr.” - genres ranging from Nu Skool Breakz, DnB Jungle, Experiment & Dub music. In 2004 Dr. released their debut album – "Dr" & kept their focus on music production & live performance.
In 2005, Saiyan joined Magnetic Soul, organized events & supported the likes of Roni Size, LTJ Bukem, Ed Rush & Optical, Total Science, DJ Fresh, Outrage, Spectrasoul, SPY & Black Sun Empire. He also DJed at several festivals in Hong Kong & Europe including Outlook Festival since 2012.
One of Hong Kong's biggest underground tastemakers in the bass music scene and part of the award-winning Unchained crew, Just Bee's immediately recognisable style has seen her rocking decks from warehouses to the rooftops all across the city.
Whether she's crafting inviting house vibes at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, or high-energy all-night sets at Oil Club and Oma, Just Bee remains a master selector across genres, playing at some of the hottest festivals and venues including Outlook Festival, Clockenflap, Social Room, Mihn and Popiniays.
PINK PANDA have established themselves as a go to remixer and solid production outfit with a set of healthy international bookings and the incredible accolade of being No. 82 in 2020's DJ Mag Top 100.
Enjoying global radio support of their music, the Pandas have remixed for chart toppers such as David Guetta, P!nk, Anne-Marie & Bruno Mars with their well respected and club ready sound proving popular. Their remix of Bruno Mars & Cardi B’s hit record ‘Finesse’ in particular enjoyed a five-week stint as No.1 in the Beatport Dance chart.
Over the years they have found homes for their original productions with dance music juggernauts Spinnin’ Records and Armada Music, gaining radio play and millions of streams for each release.
Live shows continue to be booked extensively on a global scale, with a full year-round Greater China calendar, regular international gigs in Thailand, Indonesia, Japan and India, as well as a healthy European presence including the U.K.
SUBEZ YETIis Hong Kong based DJ/selector and the founder of
Mean Gurls Club & Co- Founder of THUR. - a party focused on
pushing bass loving, dance heavy DJs regardless of gender roles.
Her parties have headlined the likes of Fractal Fantasy's Sinjin Hawke &
Zore Jone, Mixpak's Jubliee & The Large, Ratking's Sporting Life, Cyber 69,
As one of international collective Yeti Out’s resident DJs, & Soho House
resident DJs. Subez has shared/Opening stages with Nosaj Thing, Yaeji,
SG Lewis, N.A.A.F.I, UNIIQU3, Bohan Phoenix, Benji B, HIMAKERCHINX an
D33J, to name a few.
In just a short amount of time her genre hopping sets, which include
Global bass, Club, Ballroom, Jungle, Smooth R&B, Hip Hop to Dancehall,
have taken her from Tokyo to Seoul, Bangkok and beyond!
DJ/producer, synth lover, record collector, multi-instrumentalist. Made in Hong Kong and dreaming of a 5D world.
Known for meticulous sound design, dreamy chords and diverse track selection. Greatly influenced by jazz music and artists such as Larry Heard, Prodigy, Hiroshi Yoshimura, DMX Krew & Kraftwerk. Lover of anime, solarpunk, nature, N64 video games, nostalgic sounds from the 80's and enjoys making acid-driven breakbeat, electro and techno with a romantic flair. Previously played at Fabric London and Cafe D'Anvers Antwerp. Currently a resident at Hong Kong's 宀 Club. Recently released debut EP on Mihn label, with upcoming releases on 20/20 Vision "Exit Planet Earth" (Mr. Ho, Carl Finlow, Plant43), Huntleys + Palmers & Klasse Wrecks.