Adidas and New York entrepreneur Damon Dash are putting on a series of art and music events in Hong Kong in early March. The series, titled Unite All Originals, brings together an exciting mix of bands, DJs, and artists with both local and international roots.
Adidas Collide, the first event, takes talents from different creative realms and combines their expertise to make something entirely new. Hong Kong is the first city for the series to take place and it pairs local 3D artist Grace Tang with Sao Paulo street artist Flip, and remixer / producer, Daniel Disaster from Atlanta.
In addition to the Adidas Collide event, which takes place at a pop-up gallery in Sheung Wan, there will also be two additional nights of music and culture. Details follow below.
Damon Dash back in H.K.
Damon Dash is a prominent figure in New York’s Hip Hop scene and a key player in defining millennial-era Hip Hop. Having signed Kanye West and built Roc-A-Fella Records with Jay-Z, he is a veteran dealmaker and entrepreneur. His newest venture, DD172, revolves around the intersection of music, fashion, and entertainment, with an eye towards international markets.
Here’s a list of the events with more info:
March 5th, 2013
7pm to 10pm
G/F, 66 Po Hing Fong
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
The space is located near the intersection of Po Hing Fong with Square Street (the same site as the Fab 5 Freddy exhibition in October.)
Renamed for the event ‘Damon Dash’s Poppington Gallery’, the exhibit will feature 3D art by Grace Tang colliding with street art by FLIP. A second piece interacts with music by Daniel Disaster.
Flip is well known for painting monsters and mythical creatures, and Daniel Disaster has worked with the likes of T.I., Lil Wayne, Waka Flocka and others, so the collaborations should be interesting!
The soundtrack for the night will be provided by Beijing’s DJ Wordy, China’s three-time D.M.C. champion and New York’s DJ Boogaloogz.
DD172 Film and Music night
March 7th, 2013
8/F, Cheung Fat Building
7-9 Hill Road
Shek Tong Tsui, Hong Kong
$180 HKD advance, $200 at the door
The night will include footage of Damon Dash’s trip exploring underground music in China and will be followed by music from some of the talents he encountered. The event includes DJ Wordy plus special guests (rumor has it that a well-known band from Beijing will perform!)
Hidden Agenda’s 4th anniversary, + Adidas Collide album launch
March 9th, 2013
2A, Wing Fu Industrial Bldg, 15-17 Tai Yip Street, Ngau Tau Kok
(Take train to Ngau Tau Kok MTR Station)
$200 HKD advance, $250 door, $130 student
Hong Kong’s best underground band venue celebrates their fourth anniversary. Headliners include Beijing band Hedgehog, Hong Kong band DP and special guests. The night coincides with the album launch sponsored by Adidas and produced by Damon Dash’s Bluroc Records. The album is “a compilation of collaborative works between young U.S. and Chinese artists recorded in Beijing, Hong Kong, and New York.” American indie band The Dirty Rabbits will also perform.
This is gonna be Hype!!