4F, 218 Xinle Lu
corner of Donghu Lu
I started DJing in a small bar in my hometown Maastricht around 1991-1992. I also produced my first music together with a friend around that time. My first record is from 1992 as “Amazone”. After that I started doing music as “Break 3000” – mostly trip hop, electro and drum n bass (that’s where the name came from).
So the first Break 3000 things were released in 1999-2000. After doing a lot of electro it slowly changed into more old school house. In 2003 I started Dirt Crew together with James Flavour from Berlin. Since than I have been building up the label, nowadays I only concentrate on the label and my artist.
It’s going really well! We always kept true to our own sound and now that’s paying off with the current return of good deep house, we manage to get over the very boring minimal and loopy tech house years pretty well and I am happy that people are more into the true house sound again. So with new artists like Detroit Swindle, Urulu & Steve Huerta, Ben La Desh and soon Waze & Odyssey we will have a killer year in 2013. Furthermore I am planning the first real Tigerskin album and the debut album by Detroit Swindle.
I have never been to Hong Kong and I’m really looking forward to visit! I have been playing in Asia before, last time I was in Shanghai which was a great experience too! I have also been to Japan twice on tour. It is great to discover a new side of Asia and especially Hong Kong! James Flavour also had a great time, so I am excited!
Me of course… haha…
Like I said, finally some people are returning to the true house sound. We had some really difficult years in Berlin with only shitty minimal stuff going on, but now you have great clubs that play great music. My favorite club is Wilde Renate, that place is just the perfect club!
I am not sure what was the first one, but I think it was “The House of God” by D.H.S., or “Total Confusion” by A Homeboy, A Hippie and A Funky Dread, back in 1990. That’s for the dance music. As far as my very first record, that was in the 80’s and must have been something by Duran Duran or Beastie Boys… or Madonna?? haha…
As I don’t buy vinyl anymore, I just can tell you what is my favorite record right now. That’s the latest Roberto Rodriguez on Freerange Records. [listen below]
Mike Dunn – “Phreaky MF”. That’s 10 minutes and will keep people busy for sure! 😉
This Saturday after Beijing’s all-day electronic music festival, INTRO 2012, continue onto part two at ME:CON Closing Night. The after-party at Migas features many of the top DJs from Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, and Hong Kong‘s own Ocean Lam and Wendy Wenn, who are also performing on the Metrowaves stage at INTRO.
GLITTERBUG, COLOGNE – GERMANY
TERRY TU, BEIJING
MU XIAHU, BEIJING
OCEAN LAM, HONG KONG (HUMDRUM)
WENDY WENN, HONG KONG (SMALL&TALL)
KENNETH C, TAIPEI (SMOKEMACHINE)
DOGGY, SHANGHAI (MASTER BUILDER)
ESA, SHANGHAI (BANGIN! BANGIN!)
6/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun North Road, Sanlitun, Beijing
80元 from 10PM-Late
In the meantime, have a listen to the mixes done by the DJ and performers on the Metrowaves stage and after-party, as well as past Metrowaves performer and Panorama Bar resident, Efdemin.