Hong Kong DJs Top House & Techno Tracks of 2012

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Humdrum asked nearly 20 of Hong Kong’s house and techno DJs to share their five favorite tracks of 2012. Below are the year’s big tunes, secret weapons and floor-fillers that defined the sound of Hong Kong’s electronic underground in a year that it diversified and accelerated greatly.

Listen and navigate on the embedded YouTube playlist below, or view the full playlist on YouTube.

While browsing, click on the song title or album artwork to listen to any track, starting the playlist at that point.

Hong Kong DJs Top Tracks of 2012

Ocean Lam
[Humdrum / Foxtrot]

Martin Dawson & Glimpse
Our Friends
[Pets Recordings]

Ben La Desh
You Gotta
[Dirt Crew Recordings]

Genius Of Time
Tuffa Trummor Med Röst (soundcloud)
[Aniara Recordings]

Kid Culture
Visions feat. Rene Engel
[Sincopat]

Hauschka
Radar (Michael Mayer Remix)
[FatCat Records]

 

Casey Anderson
[Humdrum]

Matthew Dekay & Lee Burridge
Lost In A Moment (Dixon Rework)
[Innervisions]

Deniz Kurtel & Tanner Ross
I Knew This Would Happen (feat. PillowTalk)
[Wolf + Lamb]

Tin Man
Futurist Acid
[Exprezoo]

Todd Terje
Inspector Norse
[Smalltown Supersound]

Maceo Plex
Under The Sheets
[No. 19 Music]

Honorable Mention
Barker & BaumeckerSchlang Bang [Ostgut Ton]

 

AKW
[PUSH]

Matthew Dekay and Lee Burridge
Fur Die Liebe
[All Day I Dream]
A duo who’ve produced some forward-thinking dancefloor material, and the strings on this track get me every time.

Ry Cumin & Frank Wiedermann
Howling (Âme Remix)
[Innervisions]
I don’t usually go for big vocal tracks, but there’s something quite stirring about this guy’s singing – plus the track comes to a pretty powerful conclusion.

Barnt
Geffen
[Cómeme]
It was always fun watching the crowd when dropping this weird little number. Geffen is really nothing more than a beat and a fun little octave-driven synth line, but it drove people crazy every single time.

Maetrik
The Poem
[Ellum Audio]
I still prefer the stuff Eric Estornel produces as Maetrik over his Maceo Plex guise, and this track really sums up why: rib-shaking beats and simple but devastating basslines. Massive.

Ian Pooley
CompuRhythm (Dixon 4/4 Treatment)
[Innervisions]
Have such good memories of catching Dixon at Barcelona in Sonar this year, and he’s fast become one of my favourites. This is his best remix yet, maybe after the 2011 Singing rerubs.

 

DJ Ball
[Intermix]

Andrade
My Time (Beatport)
[Overall Music]

Kriece
After Dark (Beatport)
[Arabica]

Thomas Gandey & Zeb Wayne
Pounce
[Southern Fried Records]

Lee Curtiss feat. Debbie Rennalds
Body Twitch
[Visionquest]

Francesco Grant
Everybody Love Me (Soundcloud)
[AFU]

 

DJ Darka

Hot Chip
Flutes (Sasha Remix)
[Last Night On Earth]

LCD Soundsystem
You Wanted A Hit
[DFA Records]

Dark Soul Project & Solar Sphere
Sunshine Night (Santiago Garcia Remix)
[Baires]

HVOB
Dogs
[Stil Vor Talent]

Tomomi Ukumori
Scenario (Henry Saiz‘s Cerulean Tower Tokyo Hotel 34th floor Remix)
[Humble & Radiant]

 

Dee Montero
[Montero Grooves/fmr. KEE Club]

Pachanga Boys
Time
[Hippie Dance]

Hunter/Game
Feel The Presence
[Hot Creations]

Ry & Frank Wiedermann
Howling (Âme Remix)
[Innervisions]

Betoko
Raining Again
[Diynamic]

Maetrik
The Poem
[Ellum Audio]

 

Frankie Lam
[PUSH]

Nicolas Jaar
Mi Mujer
[Wolf + Lamb]

Nina Kraviz
Love or Go (Kink mix)
[Rekids]

Kasper Bjorke
Lose Yourself To Jenny (Rebolledo Remix)
[HFN Music]

Lemos
Nice Day (Kreons Extended Reconstruction) (Soundcloud)
[Resopal Red]

Makam
What Ya Doin’
[Dekmantel]

Honorable Mentions
Alex NiggemannStreet Therapy [Poker Flat]
HrdvsionRight and Tight [International DeeJay Gigolo]
DosemReplicants [Suara]
Davide SquillacePieces of You [Manifesto]
Death On The BalconyThem 3 Words (Eat Everything More Than Friends Remix) [Pets]

 

Fresh Funky S
[Now Is The Time]

Ornette
Crazy (Nôze Remix)
[Get Physical Music]

Adana Twins
Strange
[Exploited]

Monkey Safari
Hi Life (Ole Biege Remix)
[Monaberry]

Maxxi Soundsystem
Regrets We Have No Use For feat. Name One
[Hypercolour]

Charles Ramirez & Stan Garac
The Pianist
[Hall of Fame Records]

 

Imai Fukutaro
[Intermix / Synchro Records]

A-Inc
Calumet Pass
[CARIZMA]

Marvin & Guy
Town
[Let’s Get Lost]

Elvis.T
INTRO 2010 (DJ Sodeyama Remix) (Beatport)
[Acupuncture Records]

Levon Vincent
Stereo Systems
[Novel Sound]

Imai Fukutaro
The Invisible Dog
[Synchro]

 

Jacko Joao
[SL/NT]

Chloe
Distant (Magda Remix) (Soundcloud)
[Kill The DJ]

DJ T. feat. Khan
Leavin’ Me (Clockwork Remix)
[Get Physical Music]

Nina Kraviz
Aus feat. King Aus On The Mic
[Rekids]

Sollmy
Claustrophobia (Soundcloud)
[Tools & Stuff]

Reset Robot
Tinto
[Intacto]

 

DJ Jeremy
[This Is Music]

Guy Gerber
The Mirror Game
[Visionquest]

Barnt
Geffen
[Cómeme]

Paperclip People
Throw (Slam’s RTM Remix)
[Planet E Communications]

Catz ‘N Dogz
They Frontin’ feat. Monty Luke
[Get Physical Music]

Hot Chip
How Do You Do? (Todd Terje Remix)
[Domino]

 

Juan Martínez Gregorio
[Deeper Sounds HK]

Audision
Yellow Sunset (Robag Wruhme Stoylago Edit)
[&nd]

Asaf Avidan
One Day/Reckoning Song (Wankelmut Remix) (Day Version)
[Four Music]

Cio D’or
Uhr
[Telrae]

Dürerstuben
Sonnenblut am Platz der Perlen
[Laut & Luise]

Kollektiv Turmstrasse
Lapacha (Alex Q’s Wir Geben Nicht Auf Mix)
[Musik Gewinnt Freunde]

Honorable Mentions
Norken & DeerRemember That Feeling [Laut & Luise]
Nu & Jo KeWho Loves the Sun [Bar25]

 

Kerri Monk
[Foxtrot]

Vincenzo Battaglia
Darkness Island (Soundcloud)
[Prisma Record]

FakeOb
Beehive
[Avenue Recordings]

Johnny S
Get Down

Xavi Dee & David Sure
Black Mamba (Clem Remix) (Soundcloud)
[Electrofraise Records]

M.A.I.K.
Eat The Flow (Maitycally Remix) (Beatport)
[Clubstream]

 

M@i
[Foxtrot]

Shadow Dancer
It’s The Everything
[BNR Trax]

Craig Pettigrew
Allergy (Beaport)
[Zenbi Recordings]

Ricardo Esposito & Michael Nadje
Vivantes (Beatport)
[BTAIM]

Dosem
Replicants (Edu Imbernon & Coyu Remix)
[Suara]

Ryoh Mitomi
Suzunari (Soundcloud)
[Carizma]

 

Miko Van Chong
[Mamoz]

SBTRKT
Hold On
[Young Turks]

Todd Terje
Inspector Norse
[Smalltown Supersound]

Disclosure
Latch feat. Sam Smith
[PMR Records]

Tensnake feat. Syron
Mainline
[Defected]

Nina Kraviz
Ghetto Kraviz
[Rekids]

 

Simon Templa
[Now Is The Time]

Oliver $
Doin’ Ya Thang
[Play It Down]

Zakes Bantwini
Wasting My Time (Franck Roger Remix)
[Realtone Records]

Luis Radio & Raffa Scoccia
Organismo (Traxsource)
[BBE]

Maceo Plex
Can’t Leave You
[Crosstown Rebels]

 

Wendy Wenn
[Small & Tall / W2 / Foxtrot]

Barnt
Geffen
[Cómeme]

Worthy & Eats Everything
Tric Trac
[Dirtybird]

Dream 2 Science
Breathe Deep
[Rush Hour Records]

Luca M
Pufarine
[Area Remote]

David Labeij
Rolling Back
[Mobilee]

 

Top Artists

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1st: Maetrik / Maceo Plex (a.k.a. Eric Estornel)

2nd: Dixon, Barnt, Nina Kraviz, Todd Terje

3rd: Âme, Hot Chip, Matthew Dekay & Lee Burridge, Ry Cuming & Frank Wiedemann

 

Top Record Labels

TopLabels

1st: Innervsions

2nd: RekidsCómemeGet Physical Music

3rd: Visionquest, Wolf + Lamb, Ellum Audio

 

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extraSMALL: Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts (Live Set) with Wendy Wenn & Casey Anderson – 23 November 2012 @ Bassment, Hong Kong

extraSMALL: Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts (Live Set)
with Wendy Wenn & Casey Anderson

Friday 23 November 2012 – 11pm

Bassment
13 Lyndhurst Terrace
Central, Hong Kong
中環擺花街13號

Door: $150 HKD
Discounted Advanced Tickets

Event Pages: Facebook | Resident Advisor

Small & Tall‘s new spin off party extraSMALL launches on Friday 23rd November. We are returning to our original ethos of ‘big sounds in small spaces’ it is going to be an occasional series of pop-up parties where we can showcase a more niche, experimental dance music sound.

The opening night of extraSMALL will take place at our spiritual home Bassment, where the small&TALL journey began.

First up is a live set from Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts. An artist who is hard to pigeonhole, Guillaume Coutu-Dumont’s distinctive sound fuses the sultry allure of jazz, the unquestioned groove of house, and the propulsion of techno to deliver something entirely new, deep and danceable. He will be taking us on a musical journey with a marathon live set.

Joining Guillaume will be small&TALL’s smallest resident, Wendy Wenn, and special guest Casey Anderson from Humdrum Hong Kong. Expect the unexpected!”

Clockenflap Music & Arts Festival @ West Kowloon, Hong Kong – 1-2 December 2012

Check out Ocean Lam and Casey Anderson on the New Era stage on Saturday!

Buy Tickets

Humdrum Hong Kong’s photo album from Clockenflap 2011

Small&TALL: Ewan Pearson & Konrad Black @ KEE Club (support by Ocean Lam) – 22 September 2012

Small&TALL: Ewan Pearson, Konrad Black
Ocean Lam, 2Gweilos, Swamy, Natalia Escobar

22 September 2012

KEE Club
Level 6, 32 Wellington Street
Central, Hong Kong

Nick Höppner (Ostgut Ton/Panorama Bar) presented by Deeper Sounds @ Bassment – 15 September 2012

“Panorama Bar 04 Mix” Tour

Nick Höppner (Ostgut Ton/Panorama Bar)
Wendy Wenn (Foxtrot)
2Gweilos (Small & Tall)
Casey Anderson (Humdrum) [visual show]

presented by Deeper Sounds HK
15 September 2012
$200 at door

Deeper Sounds HK is proud to present Nick Höppner, one of most relevant figures from Berlin’s iconic club scene today. Nick Höppner is resident DJ at Panorama Bar/Berghain and the manager and producer at influential techno label Ostgut Ton. Mr. Höppner will present in Hong Kong Panorama Bar 04, the newest instalment in a mix CD series that’s already seen gems from fellow residents like Cassy and Tama Sumo.

Read the Nick Höppner interview with Deeper Sounds HK

ME:CON Metrowaves Night [INTRO 2012 After Party] @ Migas, Beijing – 26 May 2012

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.

DJs

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!)

 

Migas
6/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun North Road, Sanlitun, Beijing
三里屯北街81号那里花园6层

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.

 


INTRO 2012 – Beijing Electronic Music Festival

Our sister Wendy Wenn and Humdrum’s own Ocean Lam have been asked to play INTRO, Beijing’s biggest outdoor electronic music festival, spearheaded by Beijing label Acupuncture Records. Headliners include Gui Boratto, Christian Smith, and Anthony Collins.

Look for our girls on the Metrowaves Stage on May 26, alongside other excellent Chinese DJs like Terry Tu, Mu Xiaohu and DJ Doggy. Please let us know if you plan to join the Hong Kong crew there!

Not convinced? Check out the photo gallery from last year!