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Yeti Crew Art Basel mayhem + Cakeshop Seoul returns!

The Yeti crew, a Hong Kong / Shanghai music powerhouse formed by DJing brothers Tom and Arthur Bray, are serving up five post Art Basel events this week. Unlike the typical sterile venues that offer no local vibe, attending the Yeti parties you’re likely to taste a bit of Hong Kong flavor.

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Benji B – Deviation 10th Anniversary Tour

Accomplished British tastemaker Benji B is in Hong Kong to celebrate the tenth anniversary of his legendary London club night Deviation. Known as a show host for BBC Radio 1, he has consistently embraced artists that push boundaries in contemporary music including Jamie XX, Flying Lotus, and James Blake.

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Kim Jones presides at Louis Vuitton pop-up!

Street-wear fans flocked to IFC mall for a chance to rub elbows with Louis Vuitton style director Kim Jones on February 15th. The special occasion was a pop-up shop featuring the LV SS17 menswear collection.

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Punk Pioneers The Damned in HK!

Punk legends The Damned will be hitting Hong Kong on February 28th as part of their 40th anniversary tour. The legendary group, who were extremely influential in the earliest days of British Punk, were part of the movement that also included bands like The Sex Pistols and The Clash.

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A Hip Hop Xmas at XXX!

Music scenester Junkie.T, along with local Hip Hop crew Wild$tyle Records put together a packed Christmas event at Kowloon’s underground music venue XXX on December 25th. The party brought together a new generation of Hong Kong MCs who performed their own original songs, freestyled over well-known instrumentals, and rhymed along to contemporary hits.

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Hidden Agenda lives!

Hong Kong’s scrappy indie music venue Hidden Agenda just won’t quit. As one of the city’s only band-friendly spaces, they’ve been struggling against rising rents and zoning laws since their very beginning in 2009. Now in their fourth location, this may be the live music venue that people have been praying for.

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Clockenflap 2016 Top Picks!

Clockenflap 2016 is taking place in a new location along Central’s waterfront, and the lineup is packed with artists that make the annual festival the highlight of the year for Hong Kong music fans. Read on for a few of our top picks.

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6 reasons why EDM doesn’t suck

As EDM music swept through clubs and gained a massive following, veteran DJs and dance music insiders often grumbled that the genre was formulaic, dumbed-down, and commercial. Yet despite what people think of the sound, the popularity of EDM has actually had a revolutionary impact on dance music.

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Daybreaker makes its Hong Kong debut!

Picture a room full of people dancing with their arms raised in the air, while a DJ mixes songs and an MC moves about the space, hyping up the crowd. Now imagine that at 9am on a Sunday morning. This isn’t the latest underground after-hours club, but a typical session at Daybreaker, an adult pop-up disco where the hardest thing you’re likely to encounter is an iced-coffee.

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Dead Not Alive Halloween 2016 – their best party yet?

The annual Dead Not Alive party took Hong Kong’s Halloween celebrations to an international level and came out of nowhere to become the city’s best. Now in its ninth year, the party is moving into perhaps its greatest location yet, along with its strongest musical line-up ever.

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ZoukOut Hong Kong feat. Nicky Romero, Ne-Yo & CL!

ZoukOut is a legendary music festival that began in Singapore and is now looking to expand across the region. Hong Kong will be getting its first taste of the franchise on Friday, October 7th, coinciding with the Formula E racing event that takes place on the 8th and 9th. Situated in a pop-up club next to Central’s waterfront, ZoukOut Live Edition features four hours of music from hit-makers Ne-Yo, CL, and Nicky Romero.

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The Skatalites – Live in Hong Kong!

The Skatalites, a legendary band that ignited a Jamaican music craze called called Ska will be landing in Hong Kong for a live show on Tuesday, October 4th. The Skatalites highly influential sound shaped the direction of Jamaican music, and continued to influence popular music internationally for decades to come. Everyone from The Specials, to Sting and The Police, to American indie band No Doubt owe The Skatalites a debt.

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Kee Club’s 15th Anniversary – Friday!

Kee Club, a pioneer in adding sophistication to Hong Kong’s nightlife scene, will celebrate its fifteenth anniversary on Friday, September 23rd, with a party titled “Neon Jungle.” The two-story space was far ahead of its time when it opened in 2001. Over the past fifteen years, the club has hosted an enviable roster including legends Danny Krivit, Gilles Peterson, DJ Krush, and Stéphane Pompougnac, to name but a few.

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DJI Hong Kong flagship store landing in Causeway Bay!

Drone pioneer DJI, arguably one of China’s coolest companies, is opening a Hong Kong flagship store in Causeway Bay on September 24th. Part gallery, showroom, and community center, the 10,000 square foot shop is an anchor tenant in the new Tower 535 at the end of Jaffe Road.

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“Worth It” photo exhibit by Paul S. – Thursday!

Funny, talented, and an accomplished social butterfly, photographer Paul S. (aka Paul Sunga) has shot many of Hong Kong’s most beautiful women and has quickly built a name for himself. Armed with a go-getter spirit and a friendly smile, Paul has been hustling shoots and building connections that have made him a sought-after photographer in a few short years.

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From SOHO to Suicide Squad – Mark Ronson!

Mark Ronson is a classic New York tastemaker who’s been rocking the city’s most elite parties for several decades. Before Hip Hop and Soul became fully accepted in fashion circles, he was a pioneer, playing classics like Barbara Mason’s “Another Man” along with the very best underground tracks of the moment.

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Cashmere Cat comes to Volar!

Cashmere Cat, the Norwegian turntablist turned hotshot producer went from relative obscurity to producing high-profile acts like Kanye West, The Weeknd, Ludacris and Ariana Grande. Right before his appearance at Summersonic Japan, he’ll be playing at Volar, Thursday, August 18th.

Coachella, Lollapalooza, now HK! DISCLOSURE – August 12th!

Disclosure, the dance duo known for headlining festivals like Coachella, Fuji Rock, and Lollapalooza, are coming to Hong Kong for a special show on Friday, August 12th. The multi-talented brothers, Guy and Howard Lawrence, work with top singers including Sam Smith, Lorde, The Weeknd, Aluna George, Mary J. Blige and Miguel, to put out their special blend of dance music.

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Artist Sandra Chevrier – exclusive!

Sandra Chevrier was working as a sushi chef in Montreal before she decided to dedicate herself full-time to a career as an artist. Fortunately she made the correct decision at the right time, and her career has taken off, with new shows lined up for the next two years. During the busy Art Basel week, we sat down with her to find out more about her artwork and discuss her current show at Above Second Gallery, which closes on May 7th. (Catch it now while you can!)

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Louie Vega, Timmy Regisford live in H.K. Wednesday!

N.Y. House legends Louie Vega and Timmy Regisford hit Tazmania Ballroom for a special party to celebrate the “Louie Vega XXVIII” album release. The event, which takes place Wednesday, April 13th, also features a live performance by singer Monique Bingham.

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Cakeshop Seoul comes to Hong Kong!

We’ve been watching Cakeshop develop over the last few years with a hint of jealousy. An indie club located in Seoul’s Itaewon neighborhood, Cakeshop is sort of like Hong Kong’s XXX, except it’s situated in a city where people actually like to dance, love to drink, and sometimes care about music.

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Lane Crawford – Next New – Wants You!

Lane Crawford, an international fashion powerhouse and one of Hong Kong’s top retailers, is launching a search for new talent. In a campaign titled “The Next New,” the company is seeking emerging brands, young designers, and creative collaborators.

Michael Lau – “What? We: Want!”

Michael Lau, the popular Hong Kong artist and toy figure pioneer will open his latest show at the Living Room Museum at Times Square on Wednesday, March 9th. Titled “What? We: Want!” the subject of the exhibition is our growing dependency on a digital lifestyle.

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Pacha Macau grand opening + Macau as nightlife destination?

After several pre-launch events, Pacha Macau held its grand opening on Saturday, January sixteenth featuring a special performance by DJ Erick Morillo. Initially making a name for itself in Ibiza, and later New York, the super-club franchise represents a potential new direction for the gambling enclave of Macau.

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Woaw x Midwest – WoawWest collection

Tucked away on an anonymous block of Tin Hau, Midwest has been quietly selling American vintage clothing in Hong Kong since 1993. Over the years, they have evolved from a distributor to a retailer, and now into a remixer of sorts, taking classic garments from their stock, cutting them apart, and reassembling them into stylish contemporary pieces.

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G-Dragon x Wong Kar Wai?

G-Dragon, K-Pop icon and member of super-group Big Bang has raised eyebrows by posting three movie clips and an image from Wong Kar Wai films on his Instagram account. While it may just be an innocent move, the posts have led to speculation that the Korean star may be collaborating with the acclaimed Hong Kong director in the near future. Would a G-Dragon x Wong Kar Wai project be a smart move?

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ONRA – live set from the basement of XXX!

The first time Onra played at XXX was perhaps the most crowded night ever at the Sai Wan basement location. Hong Kong’s large French population turned out en masse to support the young beatmaker, who initially made a splash with a series of mixtapes that combined abstract beats with samples from old Chinese and Vietnamese records.

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VIDEO: A look inside Toy Soul!

Packed with Hulks, Iron Men, and even a life-sized Batman, Toy Soul 2015 couldn’t have taken place at a better time. The annual gathering of the world’s top toy figure companies coincided with the opening week of Star Wars – The Force Awakens. In addition to the hundreds of figures that left collectors drooling, several sections were devoted entirely to the new Star Wars characters.

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VIDEO: Keith Ape performs “It G Ma” live!

Keith Ape, the Korean M.C. behind the hit “It G Ma,” had the audience chanting along during his debut Hong Kong performance. Filled with punctuating shouts, and featuring verses in Korean, Japanese and English, the artist’s songs have a cross-cultural appeal that doesn’t require mastery of any particular language.

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Mad Decent Hong Kong – best line up of the year?

Featuring names like Major Lazer, Diplo, Skrillex, Cashmere Cat, and CL, it’s hard to think of another event that has the same star power as the upcoming Mad Decent Hong Kong party on Saturday, December 12th. The funny thing is that a few short years ago, only DJs would have known their names. Fast forward to 2015, and Major Lazer’s song “Lean On” has nearly 1,000,000,000 views on YouTube. Has the world started to catch up?

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Volcom’s “Psychic Migrations” film premier!

If you’ve never watched a movie with a packed house of surfers before, you’re totally missing out. They don’t sit still and calmly clap their hands at the end of the film, instead, they shout at the screen, yell expletives at every stylish move, and howl at the waves, making it an interactive and highly entertaining cinematic experience.

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Clockenflap 2015 lineup! 10 acts to get excited about!

The Clockenflap 2015 lineup is more diverse than ever before, and anticipation around Hong Kong this year is intense! Taking place Friday, November 27th, through Sunday the 29th, there are few finer experiences than sitting on the harbor front grass watching the world’s top bands perform.

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Big Bang after-party at Club Cubic! Watch the video!

K-Pop superstars Big Bang held an official after-party at Macau’s club Cubic following their sold out concert on Saturday night. The party, which included a dj set by group member Seungri, created a line to get in like nothing we’ve ever seen before!

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House of Vans takes over Pier 4!

The annual House of Vans event is a smorgasbord of music, art, skateboarding and creativity. Taking place October 16th through 18th, the party follows events in Xi’An, Guangzhou, Beijing and Seoul, and reinforces Vans reputation as a new powerhouse in the sneaker world.

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Kings of House: Louie Vega, David Morales, Tony Humphries – Wednesday!

If you say you love House music and don’t come to check out the trio of Louie Vega, David Morales, and Tony Humphries playing at Tazmania Ballroom on Wednesday, then we simply don’t believe you! Any one of these DJs is enough to get excited about, but the combination of three of them together is reason to take Thursday morning off.

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Hitchhike HK takes over The Pulse!

Hitchike, the multi-faceted event that combines a market, a food fair, live music, and more, takes place over the Mid-Autumn Festival weekend, from Saturday, September 26th, thru Monday the 28th, at The Pulse in Repulse Bay. The musical line-up is strong and includes local groups such as the Reggae band Sensi Lion, Han Jin, Ni.Ne.Mo, and M.C. Doughboy.

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Cro-Magnon from Japan live in H.K.!

Japanese band Cro-Magnon will hit the Woobar at W Hotel on Friday, September 18th, showcasing a talented trio of musicians who trained at the illustrious Berklee College of music. The band is centered around Soul music, but plays everything in their live sets from Disco and Jazz, to Electronic Funk and House.

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China’s top M.C. hits XXX this Friday!

M.C. Webber, widely recognized as China’s top M.C., will be landing in Hong Kong on Friday, September 11th to perform a Reggae set under his pseudonym Raddam Ras at indie club XXX. The versatile M.C. was barred from competing in China’s freestyle championship after winning for countless years in a row.

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The Do-Over Hong Kong strikes back!

The Do-Over, L.A.’s daytime party that’s known for blissful beats, BBQ, and booze, is happening Sunday, September 6th, in the middle of Causeway Bay. The last time The Do-Over came to town in 2013, it packed an empty warehouse in Sai Ying Pun with over 1200 people!

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Open Sesame music festival & a changing H.K. nightlife

The Open Sesame music festival, which takes place on August 15th and 16th, is a good example of just how much Hong Kong has recently changed. The city has gone from only one annual outdoor music festival – Clockenflap, to outdoor events of different sizes happening seemingly every week.

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Edwin Watch x Crows Nest Barber shop!

The opening of the combination Edwin Watch concept store and Crows Nest barber shop brought an overflow crowd to Causeway Bay’s Haven Street on Friday, July 10th. But more than just an interesting boutique, the dual-purpose store takes an innovative approach to overcoming Hong Kong’s high rent obstacle.

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Typhoon Linfa – all talk and no action?

Well, that wasn’t much of a storm! But the lack of a torrential downpour and howling winds didn’t keep Typhoon Linfa from clearing out Causeway Bay. By 11:30pm, the normally crowded neighborhood was truly deserted with few pedestrians and even fewer vehicles on the road.

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Justin Bieber, Jay Park wow Calvin Klein event!

Justin Bieber, the pop wunderkind threw down an impressive set at a recent Calvin Klein event in Hong Kong. The high-profile party, which also featured Korean-American singer Jay Park, was attended by big names from American gossip columns like Kendall Jenner, in addition to a select group from Hong Kong.