Belgian DJ and record producer Stephen Fasano, better known under his The Magician moniker, will take the stage of this year’s first ‘MO SOUND-BITES’ electronic music event at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong on Saturday, 7 September, with his eccentric stage persona and electrifying, magical live set. This sensational music experience is proudly sponsored by Do What You Love, Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège, Hublot, Moët & Chandon, Moschino, Peroni Nastro Azzurro and Visual System.
After his departure from the revered Balearic disco duo Aeroplane back in 2010, the artist has been enchanting fans with his unique, original productions and the “Magic Tapes” series on SoundCloud that has last for close to a decade. He is especially known for the massive summer smash “Sunlight” featuring Years & Years and his version of Lykke Li’s “I Follow Rivers” which has struck platinum.
His approach to music is filled with wonder and a hungry, indiscriminate attitude. "I listen to a group or artist without thinking of a genre," Stephen said, “I’ve always been open to different kinds of music.” He spans the dance spectrum, infusing heavy doses of pop and R&B but anchors his productions with house beats and guest vocalists.
It all began when he received a collection of records from his Uncle that happened to be rare Disco albums. As a child, he would hear popular tracks on the radio from Michael Jackson, Madonna, and Queen & ABBA, which contribute to his pop-style elements. Later on when the Disco-House fusion was blowing up in the UK, he was inspired to mix disco and house at his shows.
His refined, elegant take on the funk-driven form of dance music has earned him a cult following worldwide and made him one of the most in-demand DJs in the world of modern disco music, House, Disco, R'n'B/Soul and Pop.
Fall under the spell of The Magician at MO Sound-bites on 7 September 2019. Doors open at 9pm. Earlier in the evening, the mood will be set by the equally engaging opening acts by DJ Re:Flex. Early bird tickets on sale now on Ticketflap at HK$200 per person. One week out tickets at HK$300 and at the door at HK$350 per person. VIP Tables are available on limited basis with a minimum spending at HK$4,000 per table, please contact MO Bar directly for reservation. Listen at www.mosoundbites.com. For enquiries please contact MO Bar at +852 2132 0077 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About Us and Our Partners
Do What You Love
Do What You Love is a creative agency dedicated to improving the global cultural fabric of society through unique experience design. Founder Jason Swamy is a creative and cultural catalyst whose vision has shaped the zeitgeist through art, music, food, wellness, thought leadership and community building. Best known for his pioneering approach to the award-winning Wonderfruit, critically acclaimed Further Future and the legendary Robot Heart, he is highly sought after by global brands and institutions for his creative, curatorial and experience design talents. Jason is a frequent speaker at global conferences and is an advisor to music, wellness and tech start ups including Gigwell, Nusic and SilentMode.
Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège
Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège, the world’s favourite VSOP cognac known for its harmonious and well-structured blend. It easily matches every tasting occasion, whether enjoyed on the rocks, as a long drink or in a more creative mix as cocktail.
Founded in Switzerland in 1980, HUBLOT is defined by its innovation, which began with the highly original combination of gold and rubber. This "Art of Fusion" stems from the imagination of its visionary Chairman, Jean-Claude Biver, and has been driven forward by CEO Ricardo Guadalupe since 2012. The release of the iconic, multi-award-winning Big Bang in 2005 paved the way for new flagship collections (Classic Fusion, Spirit of Big Bang), with complications ranging from the simple to the highly sophisticated, establishing the extraordinary DNA of the Swiss watchmaking house and ensuring its impressive growth.
Moët & Chandon
Founded in 1743, Moët & Chandon is the Maison that introduced champagne to the world by offering a range of unique wines for every occasion. From iconic Moët Impérial to the Grand Vintage Collection, from the extroverted Moët Rosé Impérial to the innovative Moët Ice Impérial, each champagne dazzles and delights with bright fruitiness, an enticing palate and an elegant maturity.
Italian luxury brand Moschino was founded in 1983 by Franco Moschino and rose to the forefront of the international fashion scene through ironic, tongue-in-cheek designs. In 2013, Jeremy Scott was appointed Creative Director and the brand hit a new high with unexpected original designs that paid homage to Franco Moschino’s original concepts but were infused Scott’s unique vision and wit.
Peroni Nastro Azzurro
The story of Peroni Nastro Azzurro begins in 1846, when Francesco Peroni established the Birra Peroni brewery in Vigevano, Italy. During the 60s, when Italy was setting the definition of style around the world with its Dolce Vita way of life, Peroni became representative of classic Italian style and culture. This premium beer has 5.1% alcohol by volume and is expertly brewed with only the finest quality two-row spring barley, maize, malts and hops following a meticulous production process. This gives Peroni its distinctive taste — refreshing and dry, with a clear-cut, clean character and clarity, achieved through its exclusive brewing process.
Visual System (VS) is a collective of artists from various disciplines (image, sound, plastic arts, programming, design, architecture), created in 2007. Positioned at the frontiers of art and design, they draw their creative inspirations from cinema and architecture. Their world-renowned sound and light projects are guided by a vision of the media in the city of tomorrow. By playing with new technologies, VS uses light and sound as a spatial and spectral tool.
About The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
Intimate, contemporary and ideally placed in the vortex of Hong Kong’s financial and luxury shopping districts, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong sets the standard for personal service and stylish sophistication. State-of-the-art technology compliments alluring interiors in its 111 spacious rooms and suites, each one a tranquil retreat for business and leisure travellers alike. The hotel’s signature two Michelin-starred Amber restaurant sets the standard for culinary excellence in the city and world-renowned musical talents play in the unparalleled exclusivity of MO Bar. SOMM is the casual all-day dining restaurant serving over 100 wines while PDT offers meticulously crafted cocktails. Three Michelin-starred Sushi Shikon is a quintessential Ginza sushi experience and Kappo Rin is a sophisticated counter-style modern Japanese experience, presented by Master Chef Masahiro Yoshitake. The Oriental Spa is renowned as the ultimate urban retreat, with a range of rejuvenating yoga, pilates and wellness treatments.For more information and reservations visit www.mandarinoriental.com/landmark.
About Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world’s most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences. Having grown from its Asian roots into a global brand, the Group now operates 31 hotels and eight residences in 21 countries and territories, with each property reflecting the Group’s oriental heritage and unique sense of place. Mandarin Oriental has a strong pipeline of hotels and residences under development, and is a member of the Jardine Matheson Group.
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