Category Archives: Words

July 20

Words: Article in PLUG Magazine on the decline of pop

This is an article I wrote for PLUG Magazine about the state of pop music in 2015. It’s behind a paywall so you can read it below. There is also a nice article from Mic.com here about pop becoming more generic, along with a Pitchfork article on streaming services and playlists that are changing the face […]

May 20

Words: How to Survive a hangover at work (and not get fired) / 解難系列: 如何在上班時戰勝宿醉(最少唔會被人炒)

(中文版在後面) It’s a Wednesday night out, and one drink turns into many. Next thing you know it is way too late and you are hammered. Basically… you’re fucked for work in the morning. Or are you? Chillax, we’ve got you covered. 430AM pre-sleep preparation Ideally you would have ironed your work outfit before you went out, […]

April 21

Words: Ten cool films about music / 音樂電影 精彩十部

(中文版在後面) From Hong Kong hip-hop, to 60-something year-old DJs, and disabled people creating dance tunes, here are some features about music that will kick your ass. 1)      DJ Fresh & Mindtunes: A track created only by the mind Take new technology that can create sound from brainwaves, DJ Fresh, and a group of seriously disabled […]

March 24

Words: Four for thought: What’s big in the music world?/回顧:本週四項不可不知的音樂大事

(中文版在後面) Meerkat: What the hell is that? Some pesky animal right? It’s an iPhone app that allows streaming straight to Twitter, with obviously great implications for music fans, who can see what’s happening with their favourite artists at live shows. Except: profiteers will struggle to monetise it, which is a super NO NO (see story […]

March 13

Words: 7 shows not to miss in March/三月- 七個不可錯過的演出

(中文版在後面) Just so you know, I’m skipping this weekend’s Go South Weekender in this list, because the venue has some pretty sexist advertising (below). Never the less, it looks like a very decent lineup. Here are some other shows to check out this month. Electriq x KEE present Phil Hartnoll (Orbital) check out one half […]

March 09

Words: Top Tunes for March / 三月新歌

(中文版在後面) Here are the most rockalicious tunes I’ve found for this month’s enjoyment. The online music community just collectively jizzismed with the release of Jack Ü, the much awaited collaboration between Skrillex and Diplo, featuring AlunaGeorge  2 Chainz, Kiesza, Missy Elliott, and … Justin Bieber (Da faq?). Awesome, messy, chaotic, it’s what you would expect. They […]

February 10

Words: Heroes of Hong Kong

Hong Kong punk and hardcore has come a long way from its nascent beginnings in the 1990s. One man has been there almost all the way. Riz Farooqi shares his journey with his band King Ly Chee in my Boom Magazine exclusive.