Electriq – made up of the people behind Clockenflap, Hong Kong’s biggest annual music festival, and PUSH, the city’s leading dance music promoters – are launching their new collaboration with KEE Club with an event headlined by ORBITAL co-founder PHIL HARTNOLL.
Electriq and KEE are presenting the Orbital legend because while we have a serious love of the sounds moving contemporary dance floors, we also understand exactly where it all came from. And in many ways, much of what we aim to do comes from Orbital.
Orbital were founded in 1988 by the brothers Phil and Paul Hartnoll, and they took their name from Greater London’s orbital motorway, the M25, which became a nexus of the UK’s embryonic rave scene in the early days of acid house. Early tracks such as Chime (1989) and Halycon (1992) were massive in the acid-house clubs and also on the charts, but it was their 1994 performance at Glastonbury before 40,000 people that really started a revolution – and the effects of this revolution continue to reverberate until today.
By bringing together this massive crowd of skeptical indie fans without using a single guitar, Orbital changed the face of music festivals forever. The following year at Glastonbury, and for every year since, there has been a dedicated dance tent – and the brothers went on to appear at the festival another half-dozen times on increasingly bigger stages before increasingly bigger crowds.
On March 14, Phil Hartnoll – one half of this incredibly influential outfit – will be performing an exclusive Orbital set in the intimate surroundings of KEE Club. Tickets are strictly limited and are now on sale through Ticketflap.
Electriq x KEE Club present
An exclusive DJ set from Orbital co-founder
Sat March 14, from 10pm
6/F 32 Wellington St, Central
Early bird tickets $350 from www.orbitalDJ.ticketflap.com; door tickets HK$450 (both inc. one drink)
Table bookings: 2810 9000 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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