Category Archives: Words

January 13

Words: Yacht racing and time for XXIV

How does managing time play out as a factor in competitive yacht racing? Find out in an article I wrote for SCMP’s XXIV Twenty Four attached below. XXIV yachting p1 XXIV yachting p2 XXIV yachting p3 XXIV yachting p4

November 14

Words: Big interview with Helen Feng

Legendary Chinese front woman Helen Feng pulls no punches in my interview for Boom Magazine. We talked about her latest outfit Nova Heart, a different life with Pet Conspiracy and Ziyo/Free the Birds, being known as the “Chinese Debbie Harry”, and all things voodoo.

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

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.

August 12

Words: A Thriller In Manila

Manila stole my attention in June during a scouting visit to check out the city’s indie scene, here is the report I wrote for Boom Magazine.