Music & DJs

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Carsick Cars for Converse!

Beijing band Carsick Cars wowed the audience at a small event for the Converse Fall 2013 collection.

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S.T.D. invades Hong Kong!

Shanghai-based DJ crew and promoters, S.T.D. are arriving in Hong Kong to play a set at J.B.’s Lounge on Friday, June 7th.

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Kitsune’s BeatauCue at Kee Club!

French duo BeatauCue will be playing Kee Club, Saturday, June 1st. The two have remixed everyone from Boys Noize and Two Door Cinema Club, to Steve Aoki and Armand Van Helden.

Volar closing for renovations

The smell of spray paint was in the air as guests paid their last visit to the old Volar in Hong Kong’s Lan Kwai Fong nightlife area. The club, which recently celebrated it’s 8th anniversary, is closing for a major renovation.

L.A. beatmaker SAMIYAM, Saturday!

Samiyam delivers lush, sample-laced instrumentals that walk the line between soulful, experimental, and dancefloor friendly.

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MastaMic & friends in concert!

MastaMic, one of Hong Kong’s most talented Hip Hop artists, is putting on a major show on Saturday, March 30th, along with a lineup of special guests.

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XXX is moving!

XXX, the alternative music space that shook up the Hong Kong scene and became the de facto home to all sorts of music outside the mainstream, is continuing its mission at a new address.


Breakbot at Socialito

French recording artist Breakbot packed Socialito on Friday, January 25th. Arriving an hour into his set, the DJ booth was surrounded by an adoring crowd who responded enthusiastically to each mix.

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Calvin Harris at Dragon-i’s 10th anniversary

Hitmaker Calvin Harris djed in Hong Kong for part three of Dragon-i’s 10th anniversary celebration. The Scottish producer, who has had a succession of…

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Azealia Banks 212 live in H.K.!

New-school rapper / singer Azealia Banks performed in Hong Kong as part of the Clockenflap music festival in early December. With a long mane of hair flying out behind her, she strut around the stage with the crowd jumping up and singing along.


Klaxons at Clockenflap!

One of the highlights of Clockenflap was a performance by British indie band the Klaxons. Performing to a large crowd and overlooking Hong Kong’s…

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Yasiin Bey aka MOS DEF at Cubic… in video!

Unlike newer M.C.’s, who rely heavily on studio production, Yasiin Bey is a throwback to an earlier era of Hip Hop when rappers used their voice and verbal dexterity alone to hold a crowd’s attention.

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Inside Club Gala’s grand opening!

Hong Kong’s newest club opened with a splashy launch on December 20th, featuring not just the usual flowers and celebrities, but also a street lined with Ferraris!

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Video of Brodinski and Gesaffelstein rocking Volar!

French DJs, Brodinski and Gesaffelstein played a charismatic set at Volar on November 21st, 2012. The duo packed the club and had the dance floor in a frenzy for much of the night.

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Volar’s 8th anniversary feat. A-TRAK & Dillon Francis!

I can still remember descending the stairs into Volar for the very first time. Walking inside felt like entering a new era of clubbing, as the place was completely distinct from all the other nightspots in Lan Kwai Fong.

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Calvin Harris at Dragon-i Wednesday! + Roy Ayers & Luciano videos!

Calvin Harris, the man behind smash hits “So Close,” “Bounce,” and “We Found Love” (with Rihanna,) is taking over the turntables at Dragon-i, as the club continues to celebrate their 10th anniversary on Wednesday, December 5th.

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Roy Ayers + Louie Vega Tuesday!

Dragon-i is putting on a series of major events to celebrate their 10th anniversary. The first is happening next Tuesday, November 20th, and will feature the amazing Roy Ayers, an extremely influential figure across five decades of music.

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Dubstep phenomenon SKRILLEX is descending on Hong Kong this Friday, November 9th. Over the last year club PLAY has turned things up a notch…

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You missed it! So here’s the video!

While you were sitting around in the same old club, bored, checking your Facebook feed and listening to out-of-date music, three hundred people were…

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DJ Marky & Stamina MC at FLY

Hong Kong has long had a soft spot for Drum and Bass music. The fast-paced dance genre (that was popularized in England) made the…

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Reggae vibes! Boom Shake da Roof!

Saturday, August 11th, Boom Shake da Roof is back at Pier 7 in Central. Five DJs throughout the night bring a mix of Dancehall…