Biography of B6
|Real name / ||B6 |
B6 is China's most prolific and respected independent modern music producer and DJ.
Hailing from Shanghai, this 27-year-old maverick is a multi-talented electronic music pioneer, DJ, renowned graphic artist, and co-founder of Neocha.com and the Antidote parties
As a teenager, B6 started his own independent record label (Isolation), and composed critically-acclaimed experimental sound art, ambient, and post-rock albums while also producing sound and designing album covers for various alternative music acts in mainland China. B6's graphic works have been exhibited in museums in the UK, Europe, and North America.
In the years since, B6's productions have explored a variety of genres, from synth-pop to IDM to breakcore and drum and bass, and in 2006 he released a 6-CD box set of his early works. In 2007, B6 teamed up with singer JJay Wu to complete a radio-friendly but cutting-edge synth-pop album called IGO "Synth Love", released on Universal Music HK.
In November 2008, B6 released a new solo album - B6 "Post Haze" on China's Modern Sky Records. "Post Haze" shows a new maturity in B6's music, with precision programming, dance-floor rocking rhythms and glitch-happy beats. Starting with smooth, atmospheric minimalism, moving into mind-bending tech-house, then a bit of bangin' techno, "Post Haze" promises to be a landmark release out of China's developing independent music scene.
In 2009, B6's "Post Haze" second edition is released in Europe on Substream/Clubstream records and has received great reviews by the European electronic music community. He also worked with Ars-numerica, a renowned French art organization in 2009 to finish a multimedia project.
B6 has been interviewed and featured by BBC TV, NPR Radio, CCTV, DragonTV and reviewed in magazines like Time, The Wire, Vision, Milk, 1626, and many more. He's also composed music for films and commercials (Nike).
As a DJ, B6 plays frequently at The Shelter club in Shanghai, and has toured in Asia and Europe, including recent sets at legendary Berlin's Tresor, Cologne's Funky Chicken club, and Volt Festival Sweden. He's played with a growing number of renowned DJs including Richie Hawtin, Juan Atkins, Sven Vath, Akufen, Mochipet, etc.
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