Monthly Archives: August 2014

August 20

PLUG: An Oath to Opera on RTHK Radio 3

I appeared on RTHK Radio 3 to discuss my documentary an Oath to Opera with Noreen Mir on the 1 2 3 Show. It was a blast! Have a listen here.  

August 18

Words: Phat of the land

Hong Kong hip-hop has come a long way from its beginnings the 1990s. Staying true to the vision of this genre is Phat Chan, a true Hong Kong hero, DJ, and rapper with both LMF and 24Herbs. Here is my profile of the man as he judges this year’s DJ competition BoomBattle@Volar.    

August 12

Video: An Oath to Opera (與粵有約)

Seen by some as a relic of days past, Cantonese Opera has come under the threat of becoming irrelevant in modern society. Amidst the doom and gloom are young actors rejecting conventional career paths and taking to the opera stage. Rising star Keith Lai (黎耀威) is one such artist dedicating his professional life to keeping […]

August 12

Video: The helpers who write

Domestic helpers in Hong Kong are documenting their experiences through writing. Cahaya Qu, a local Indonesian magazine, is serving as a hub for writers who want to help other domestic workers through articles and advice.  

August 12

Words: A DJ’s Greatest Nightmare: Death By Request

This article came to life as a result of increasing reports in the media that DJs were being kicked off the decks for being too underground, and at the behest of the so-called “Bottle service crowd”. Seeking to explore this phenomenon further, I interviewed a range of Asia-based DJs about what they thought.

August 12

Words: The Perfect Equation

Japanese math and post rock has been a huge part of my life for the last few years. Here is a primer I wrote on the scene for Boom Magazine. You can enjoy one of my favorite Japanese math/post rock songs below:     And of course, LITE, as mentioned above, impossibly sublime.     […]

August 12

Words: Music consumption in 2014 is breaking all the rules

This piece in Boom Magazine started mainly as a reflection on how we listen to music in 2014. What happened to the days of valued vinyls, cherished cassette tapes and scratched up CDs? Is music valued anymore? I interviewed some of Hong Kong’s leading DJs, store owners and music lovers to find out.