Brings Avicii to Town on 14 Jun 2013
Renowned as a premier destination for entertainment in Hong Kong, KITEC is committed to cultivate the very best local and international music scene in the Territory through its state-of-the-art performance venue – Star Hall. Since its openingin 2007, Star Hall has featured an array of world class performances from top local and international artists, bands, and theatrical acts, steadily building up a reputation as Hong Kong’spremiervenue of choice among global performers and music lovers alike.
KITEC proudly presents Impluse@Star Hall, a brand new initiative in bringing a series of hip music acts from all over the worldwith objectives of promotinga closer collaboration between local and international musicians, and on a larger scaleto introduce a more diverse array of music culture to the Hong Kong entertainment and cultural landscape. Impulse@Star Hall will be kicking off the first show of the series featuringAvicii and other renowned DJs including Hard Rock Sofa, MAKJ, Iron Kids, ESCOE, and Frankie Lam on June 14th, 2013 at Star Hall.
Date: 14 June 2013 (Friday)
Time: 9:45pm till 4:00am
Venue: Star Hall,
3/F KITEC, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong
Artists: Avicii, Hard Rock Sofa, MAKJ, Iron Kids, ESCOE, Frankie Lam
Ticket Pricing: HK$780 (Earlybirdwith limited quota)* / HK$980 (Regular)*
Ticketing: HK Ticketing (www.hkticketing.com)
*Includes one (1) glass of champagne per ticket
**For VIP tables and boxes booking or enquiry, please contact: email@example.com
What Avicii has managed in these few years is astonishing. Beginning his career at 18, this self-taught, fresh-faced Swedish has had greater success at 22 than most could ever hope for in a lifetime. With chart-toppers as Seek Bromance,My Feelings For You, Fade into Darkness, Silhouettes and LE7ELS,Avicii has since 2008 risen from bedroom music-maker to international superstar. He has headlined Ultra Music Festival with Madonna, completed a $1 million charity tour, done an exclusive collaboration with Ralph Lauren: Denim & Supply and embarked one of the biggest EDM arena tour to date already in 2012, and Avicii now stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the most in-demand and elite artists on the planet.
From the beginning, Avicii has sculpted fresh, innovative electronic music. Not getting caught up in the particularities of sub-genres and trends, he continues to deliver track after track of original and blissful music. In April 2008, Avicii won Pete Tong’s fiercely competitive ‘Fast Trax’, and his first notable hit Manman was signed to Pete’s label, ‘Bedroom Bedlam’ – a big achievement for a teenager. Since then, the chart toppers have kept coming.
2012 has seen the Swede skyrocket. Kicking the year off with their unique ‘House for Hunger’ tour, Avicii and Ash personally donate a staggering $1million to the organization ‘Feeding America’, by doing a not-for-profit 27 stops tour in the U.S.
Next to follow was the worldwide release of his next single Silhouettes, the announcement of his forthcoming collaboration with fashion guru Ralph Lauren and a headline performance with pop goddess Madonna on Miami’s Ultra Music Festival. Masterminded by Ash and after almost a year in the making, Avicii unleashed a 35-foot flying head with full LED mapping on the Coachella crowd. Since then it’s been transported across North America on one of the biggest arena tours ever undertaken by an electronic artist – Avicii’s LE7ELS Arena Tour.
About Hard Rock Sofa
Hard Rock Sofa started as a Dance Music trio in 2005 in their hometown ofSmolensk, Russia before becoming a very popular international Dance duo.These two guys are both DJs & producers with a very unique sound, oftenquoted as «Russian House Music».Since a few years, their tracks & remixes are supported and played by thebest international DJs such as Tiësto, David Guettа, Pete Tong, Armin Van Buuren,Afrojack, Avicii& Swedish House Mafia.
During the last 7 years, Hard Rock Sofa released more than 30 singles and80 remixes, all signed to major European & American EDM labels. They areused to occupy the top-selling charts from all leading music platforms.
In 2011, Hard Rock Sofa teamed up with another Russian house band,Swanky Tunes. One of their most remarkable collaborations was the dancecover version of “I Wanna Be Your Dog” by The Stooges, released by SanderVan Doorn on his label. The official video got more than 1 million views onYouTube.In 2012, the guys released many big tracks.“Quasar” on Axtone records wasone of their biggest releases fully supported by Swedish House Mafia, and they were invited to collaborate with more and more big names. Lately, theyworked with David Guetta for Ludacris & Usher’s new hit single “Rest of MyLife”. This last collaboration underlines their new status within theinternational EDM scene.
On the Deejaying side, Hard Rock Sofa are really on demand. They aretouring Europe & US several times a year, performing in the greatest clubsand biggest festivals.
Mackenzie Johnson, known as MAKJ, uncovered a passion for mixing and DJ’ing at only 15 years of age. While living overseas in China as a professional racecar driver, he grabbed hold of his first set of Technics 1200 Turntables. As a 17-year-old Johnson made his way back to the United States, the insight he acquired abroad gave him incredible local momentum; Johnson found himself being repeatedly invited to DJ countless local University and Community College events and concerts. MAKJ also received priceless DJ’ing tutelage from one of the best in history, the late great DJ AM himself, who skilled MAKJ in the art of scratching over the course of several one-on-one lessons.
Honing and perfecting his skills over the past several years, MAKJ has DJ’ed at some of the premier venues in the country including Playhouse, Avalon, Dim Mak Studios and Supperclub in Hollywood, Marquee, TAO, and Tryst in Las Vegas, The Grand in San Francisco, Lavo and 1OAK in New York, LIV in Miami, plus recent shows in Montreal, San Diego, Columbus, Costa Mesa, Santa Cruz, and Cabo San Lucas. He also performed on last summer’s
IDentity Festival in Boston, Washington, and New York, and has played direct support to greats such as Avicii, Armin Van Burren, Steve Aoki, Morgan Page and Wolfgang Gartner.
Escoe performed in the stadium at the Hong Kong Rugby 7 last year as well as all the major clubs around town for that major weekend event. He has opened for Goodie Mob Reunion Tour in Denver CO which headlined Gnarls Barkley. In addition, he had done numerous small shows and appearances throughout Hong Kong, Beijing and Seoul.
As a Choreographer, Escoehas worked for group Blush for Rugby 7's finale event in stadium as well as them opening for Justin Bieber.As a dancer and choreographer, he has performed in music videos and TV shows, taught all around the world for major traveling conventions and also judged large events such Red Bull BC ONE. Escoe is now developing his own platform and world tour and will be releasing new material shortly after this DJ show on 14 Jun 2013.
About Frankie Lam
Frankie Lam started his career at the age of 17. Over the years, he developed a deserving reputation and is now known as one of the top DJ’s in the electronic music scene. His talent is best renowned by his widespread track selection and mixing skills that allow him to create such a unique sound that distinctively sets him apart from other DJ’s. He has been part of many large events that included popular artists such as Fat Boy Slim, Chemical Brothers, John Digweed, Sasha and many more. He had also been chosen to be a "mixing mentor" at the "Color Production DJ school established by Hong Kong’s top hip hop disc jockey DJ Tommy from 2005-2008.
Frankie is currently spinning at many clubs around the world and is also cooperating with Imai Fuktaro; a Japanese DJ/Promoter for the best Techno/DMC artists known in Japan such as Dr Shingo, ToshiyasuKagami, Akira Ishihara,Ryukyudisko, Kireek, DJ Kentaro and etc.
Frankie Lam had been chosen to be the Hong Kong best Dj in 2006 by H.K Magazine. He had also been invited to be one of the artist in the Rockit HK Festival 2005 and 2006. He started to participate in fashion shows from 2002 and had been invited by fashion brands such as Y-3, Nike, Adidas, Puma, Mihara Yasuhiro, Moussy, Joyce group, LCX group, D-Mop group and I.T group to be the event DJ/Music consultant of their fashion shows.
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