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!)
Now in its seventh year, True Skool’s “Reggae Pon di Roof” series has evolved into something more like an outdoor music festival rather than a simple night time party. The eight-hour event begins at 4pm on Saturday, April 23rd, and runs until midnight.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
“Nakamarra,” the first single by Hiatus Kaiyote was a runner-up for a Grammy award and brought the Australian band endorsements from music legends including Prince, Eryka Badu, Gilles Peterson and Questlove. The versatile and soulful quartet are making their Hong Kong debut Wednesday in an intimate show that should not be missed!
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.
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.
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.