If you’ve been hibernating over the Chinese New Year holiday, you now have a good reason to venture out of your cave.
D.J. Rafik grew up surrounded by classical music, but at some point, he put down his cello and decided to take up the turntables as his instrument of choice. Six awards later, Rafik is a major D.M.C. champion, and has d.j.ed around the world alongside big names in dance music.
But does his background in classical music influence his d.j. sets?
This Friday Rafik headlines Hype Nasty, Volar’s night of underground electronic dance music featuring rising stars from the international club circuit. The night is curated by the able d.j.s, Kid Fresh and Enso, the duo behind the Pimpin’ Ain’t Easy series.
DJ Rafik was selected as the headliner for Pimpin’ Ain’t Easy’s one-year anniversary last Summer.
Friday will see Rafik and Kid Fresh reunited on four turntables for an extravagant mix of music.
If you’ve been looking to rejoin civilization again and shake off the Chinese New Year lull, Friday’s event should provide an ample soundtrack.
Hype Nasty featuring DJ Rafik vs. Kid Fresh
Basement, 38-44 D’Aguilar Street
Lan Kwai Fong
Central, Hong Kong
Free for members, $300 HKD for non-members includes two drinks