Interviews

Read below about some of the biggest artists in the business before they come to perform in Hong Kong and Macau.

How did you start your DJing career here in Hong Kong?
I started as a DJ after being worked at club marketing for serval years which made me understand the clubbing scene in HK. Having lived in the UK for many years, I was surrounded by a vibrant culture that gave me the opportunity to study all aspects of music therefore I  decided to become a DJ who can bring different style of music to the crowd. Luckily I was taken by DJ Frankie Lam and DJ Ball under their labels which helped me elevate my techniques and develop my DJ career.  


You probably all know him for that gorgeous looking face of his on his works as a print model and as an actor; with that obvious fact that he is also the son of Hong Kong’s very own legendary George Lam.  But little did you know, he is also a passionate musician, with his face completely changing when he talks about music. Well spoken, quiet but determined; his performance that night spoke louder than his appearance which everyone sees at first glance.


They are one of those bands that have successfully attracted not only rock lovers; but all those other listeners who are completely not familiar with the genre. Ever since 2004, these 5 passionate youngsters; Rocky (Vocal), Man Man and Au Boy (Guitar) (with one unable to attend the interview), Sai Lo (Bass) and Gould (Drums) have strived for recognition amongst the local music industry as well as abroad, winning “Global Battle of the Bands” in China during 2008. From then on, they never stopped and have released their first album 3 years ago, delivering their modern rock music to the general public. As a complete newbie in such a genre, I had so much fun talking to these exciting faces as they journey me through their musical travels with Guinness’ Paint the Town Black event. 

One of the fathers of band sound in Hong Kong; Joey Tang from band Tai Chi is one of my dad, and my own personal favorites. Songs like “Red Mobile” and “Let me Stay” is one of those timeless classics that always gets the crowd going, singing along each word unfailingly with their hands up in the air. As an 80’s baby interviewing the most well know 1980’s band member face to face, I was thrown overboard with his strong presence and lovely sense of humor.


Will this be your first show in Hong Kong?   Is there anything that you are looking forward to doing or seeing in particular?


Yes, it’s the first time HK for me! Looking forward to see the city and feel the vibe of HK. Some dj friends of my played already here and they all told me only good things about the shows. I’am also looking forward to make a shopping trip here. A lot of brands that I like have a shop in HK.


Tell us a little bit about how you got started as an artist? Who was your biggest inspiration?


We started making music since we were children, each one of us with different influences, from techno to hip hop to punk rock….we met 12 years ago in the recording studio of a label based in Turin, Italy, where we live, and tried to start working together on some original tracks…then 5 years ago we started releasing mashups and bootlegs, and that was the beginning of Djs From Mars….the inspiration of this was the early days of Hip Hop, when samples were uncleared, and tracks were a kaleidoscope of different sounds coming from every music style, think about De La Soul and Beastie Boys first albums…that was a big influence for us…in the same time, we were resident djs in our hometown and since we were tired of playing 1000 times the same commercial tracks, we started working on our own edits…that turned into an actual project in no time, and then we focused 100% on this idea.

hkclubbing.com got to interview GTA on their Asia Tour with Rihanna, read on to find out more about them both!

Tell us a little bit about how you got started as a DJ / Producer? Who was your biggest inspiration?
I (Van Toth) started producing about 6 years ago. And JWLS about 4 years. I (VT) started after I heard Benny Benassi - Satisfaction and then attended Ultra Music Festival in 2008! JWLS had worked mainly on hip hop beats until we met through Facebook and started GTA 3 years ago. We both have tons of inspirations! Like Pharrel and the Neptunes are big ones for both of us. For VT I always loved Tiesto, Wolfgang Gartner, Gregor Salto, and any tribal kind of Electronic Music.


They’ve been called “indie-folk”, one of Hong Kong’s best bands, the city’s most original and the accolades could go on.  They’ve been compared to the late Elliott Smith and Damien Rice. But the truth is that Noughts and Exes are really forging their own unique path.



Tell us a little bit about how you got started as an artist? Who was your biggest inspiration?

Our big desire has always been to see people enjoy, share and listen to our music. We've always been attracted from nightclubs and the nightlife.
Erick Morillo has been our inspiration as a DJ & producer.


Tell us a little bit about how you got started as an artist? Who was your biggest inspiration?
I heard a New York Dj Kid Capri rock a crowd and I knew I wanted to do the same.  We also enjoy our good friend Donald Glaude.

Will this be your first time in Macao?  Is there anything that you are looking forward to doing or seeing in particular?  
This will be our first time.  We play in Las Vegas N.V in America once a month and Ive been told that Macao makes Vegas look small so we are excited to see the difference.


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