In only a few short years since her 2008 debut, Ocean Lam has positioned herself as one of the leaders in Hong Kong’s electronic music scene. She is the most visible DJ of the Humdrum Hong Kong collective, with a solid schedule of gigs in Hong Kong and abroad, a steady stream of hypnotic deep house mixes to match, and the occasional collaborative digital release. As a DJ her selections are bursting with personality and contrasting emotions, twisting her listeners through deep techno tantrums into warm house tracks. Dub techno chords, pumping basslines and delicate vocals feature often, as she prefers electronic music to contain human feelings rather than just machine-like samples of clicks and pops.
Getting her start as one of the main resident DJs at Yumla, formerly the city’s only fulltime venue devoted to forward-thinking techno, she’s the go-to choice to open for international names like Efdemin, Deetron, Namito, Markus Homm, Technasia and Marko Fürstenberg. Since 2010 she’s released two singles on Yumla Records, “Weirdos” and “Is All She Wants”, collaborations with Basil Tam and label head Dan F. Her performances abroad in places like Germany, Sweden and Thailand, as well as her recent releases on Beatport have given the world a reason to keep an ear towards Hong Kong’s blossoming electronic underground.