Read below about some of the biggest artists in the business before they come to perform in Hong Kong and Macau.
Ask interior designer Ashley Sutton about what he thinks about his recent bar openings in Hong Kong, and you’ll be met with his well known sense of nonchalance: “I dunno, it’s just another bar.”
But his three venues in Hong Kong—peacock-themed lounge Ophelia which opened last year, and this year’s hidden cocktail concierge J.Boroski and storybook concept bar The Iron Fairies this year—are some of the most innovative bar designs Hong Kong has seen in recent years.
His couldn’t-care-less attitude to his completed venues, in fact, mask a lot of passion and attention to detail. The concept behind the most recent opening, The Iron Fairies Hong Kong draws from the first Iron Fairies in Bangkok, Sutton’s debut design project a decade ago, which sprouted from a factory space making iron fairy figurines. Sutton sat down with us right after the opening of Iron Fairies and allowed us to pick his brain.
The guy behind smashing club hits like Been A While, Show Me Love, Summer On You and more took a little time out of his busy Asia tour schedule and chatted to us about his music and travels. Time to show Sam Feldt some love!
Did you know that there was a hidden bar behind Ham & Sherry in Wanchai called Back Bar? Neither did we! This almost speakeasy bar not only looks cool, but actually serves up some pretty good looking and tasting movie-inspired cocktails. Check out our chat with the man behind the cocktails - Ryan Nightingale.
So just how do great parties come to life in Hong Kong? A venue has to have the right space, people and of course, beats. As the music curator for W Hong Kong, DJ Arun R is not just familiar with the local music scene, but knows just what gets the people going. We spoke to him about what goes on behind the scenes, what's it like working with one of the biggest hospitality brands in the world, and what he thinks need fixing in the scene.
You may not know his name, you'll definitely know his music. From hits like 'Love is Blind', 'No', his Grammy winning remix of 'Summertime Sadness' with Cedric Gervais, to touring with Galantis and Kaskade, CID definitely has a lot under his belt. Before his set on 12th May at Zentral, we took some time to chat with him about his time at the Grammys and on the road.
I think it's safe to say that all party-goers have thought of becoming a DJ at least once in their lifetime. But how many of us actually turned that dream into a reality? And even if you wanted to, where would you even begin? Sol Passion Music - Hong Kong's DJ & Music Production School may just be the answer. We took this chance to talk to the school's co-founder Ed Rollo about the business, their annual open day and just what goes on behind the classroom turntables.
Continuing with our Bartender Banter series, this week we had a chat with Isabelle Vannoni, the bar manager of The Optimist. We talked about her adventures abroad, how they inspired her drinks, and how she ended up in this small but exciting city. Get the full scoop below the cut.
There are quite a few renowned bartenders visiting town these few weeks, so we took the chance to chat to one of them this week. Erick Castro, the man behind San Francisco's Rickhouse and Bourbon & Branch, is now busy with a brand new web series AND a movie. Just how did all this come together? Find out below the cut!
Unfortunately I have never been to Hong Kong, but I really look forward to it. The island is a very famous place to see. I can't wait to be there.
I can't stop playing this old school Chicago track form Mike Dunn - Dance You Mutha; that literally devastating track from Planetary Assault System - Arc, and of course this Mr Fingers classic under his alias Mondee Oliver - Make Me Want You.
The usual LKF nights are pretty much predictable, and most themed nights tend to turn out the same. But Immersion, a brand new group in Hong Kong that focuses only on bringing "the finest electronic house music", is determined to make a change. Their first launch event will be at Volar on 1st April, and we took this chance to have a little chat with their founders, DJ Man One and Leman about their brainchild and their thoughts on Hong Kong's music scene.