13 Lyndhurst Terrace
Central, Hong Kong
Saturday, 22 June 2013 11PM – 6AM
Humdrum keeps the good times going with their free monthly party featuring DJs Casey Anderson and Ocean Lam along with the Philippines two leading DJs and producers, Alinep and Pav Parrotte.
Born and raised in Manila, Alinep comes from a family where music played a vital part of everyday life. Today Alinep’s musical imprint in his DJ sets are rooted in deep house to techno, minimal to tech house, Detroit to Chicago and his productions of deep house and techno further define his own club sound. Aside from music production and DJing, Alinep founded Manila Underground with Martin Lugtu and Pav Parrotte – a collective of local DJs, producers, promoters and foreign-locals who love and live for non-commercial electronic music. This will be Humdrum’s fourth time playing alongside Ali – trust us, we wouldn’t if he didn’t know how to rock a party!
Hailing from Liverpool and the Isle of Man (UK), Pav Parrotte has honed his turntable and mixing skills over a span of 19 years. After playing every major club in the UK from Voodoo to Ministry of Sound, in 2009 embarked on creating Manila’s only dedicated venue for underground electronic music, and in 2011 the three-story Filipino dance mecca TIME in Manila was born. Today he is the newest addition to Berlin’s legendary Plastic City label and with his DJing and production outfit Frequency Manila he remains an integral part of the Filipino club scene.
After a year of trying to sync up our schedules, Humdrum is thrilled to finally have Pav and Ali slamming some techno (and a bit of deep house) under our roof at Bassment! We hope you’ll join us for this special night with Asia Music! (It’s FREE!)
INTERVIEW WITH HONG KONG’S FINEST DEEP HOUSE COLLECTIVE
TDJL: What is Humdrum Hongkong all about? How did you start? Who are the members?
Humdrum Hongkong started in August 2011 after realizing the three of us shared a love of deep house. We are OCEAN LAM (HK), CASEY ANDERSON (USA) and MIKO VAN CHONG (HK). In Hong Kong’s house and techno spectrum, our music is probably on the deepest and most dubby side, with the lowest BPMs and lots of room for weird tracks – but always fun!
TDJL: What parties have you done?
We do a monthly party called LOCO at this bar called Bassment. Most of the Hong Kong DJs that play dance music have always played really dark, intense tech house – we support those DJs too, but the Humdrum group came together over house music that’s subtler, deeper, more melodic – we play dark tracks too but we balance it out with pretty songs here and there. Until we started doing our monthlyLOCO night there weren’t many options for that kind of house. Luckily several other organizers started their own parties around the same time – people finally have a few options for house and techno in Hong Kong.
We hear from plenty of Europeans that our music and parties have more in common with little bars in Germany than the glitzy Hong Kong clubs, which has a lot to do with Ocean getting inspiration from touring there a couple times. For example, the room is dark except for a projector showing weird old films on the wall, there’s no bouncer checking out your clothes at the door and entrance to LOCO is free so we can try to bring fresh faces into our scene. We’ve brought DEETRON and I-ROBOTS to Bassment too and have some more international guests on the horizon. And oh, we have SATOSHI FUMI in November.