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Rainbow Disco Club has outlined details of forthcoming events across the globe, kicking off this weekend in China with Efdemin.Post a comment
RDC is best known for its annual daylong festival in Tokyo, which took place last weekend at the Harumi Port Terminal (it made it into our top 10 festivals for May list). Now, organisers have revealed plans to host parties in Shanghai, Paris and London. The first event will take place at Arkham in Shanghai on Saturday, May 11th, with Efdemin topping a bill that also includes Kevin Yost, Acid Ponies and RDC residents Cajak and Carlos Gibbs. This will be followed by events in London on September 7th and Paris on September 14th, although the lineups for those two are yet to be confirmed.
Thu, 06 Sep 2012  /  1 Comment
James Murphy will begin a short tour of Asia this week, with five dates scheduled in China and Japan.
The DFA co-founder is probably still best known as the main creative force behind LCD Soundsystem, the widely loved indie and disco band that played their final concert last year. Murphy has always been a dab hand behind the decks as well, as his FabricLive mix with Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystems drummer) made clear. Now that he's gone freelance, he's picking up more DJ gigs than ever before.
Starting tonight he'll bring his eclectic bag of disco, house, indie, post-punk and whatever else to clubs around China and Japan. The tour begins at Volar in Hong Kong, then heads north to Shanghai for a party at O'Malleys, where he's joined by Pet Conspiracy and Kalabrese and Razor (one of the DJs we booked alongside Levon Vincent at our first Horizons party this summer). Murphy will play his final date in China on Saturday at UCCA in Beijing, then head over to Japan for parties in Osaka and Tokyo.
Sep 06 James Murphy, Volar, Hong Kong1 Comment
Sep 07 Ding Dong Disco Mega Rave, O'Malley's, Shanghai
Sep 08 Creators Project present James Murphy, UCCA, Beijing
Sep 17 Diesel:U:Music Feat.James Murphy, Onzieme, Osaka
Sep 22 DFA NIGHT featuring JAMES MURPHY, Precious Hall, Sapporo
Mon, 11 Jun 2012  /  32 Comments
RA is ready to unveil its next series of worldwide events: RA Horizons.
Last year's RA X series aimed for the most essential venues in many of the world's biggest electronic music hubs. RA Horizons has a different objective. This time we're focusing on dedicated scenes that exist outside the established global club circuit. Places with small but devout crowds, savvy promoters and great venues, but where you can't just stumble out the front door and see one of your favourite DJs every weekend. The goal is to bring artists to cities they've never been to before, and in the process highlight exceptional clubs and promoters that are doing big things on a local level. After all, these are the people that are really fighting the odds and forging new territory.
The tour begins next month in China and Japan, where we've booked Levon Vincent for three consecutive events. The first is at Shelter, a converted bomb shelter deep underground that's Shanghai's main spot for esoteric club sounds. The next night the series wings its way over to Beijing for a party at Haze, the latest venture from legendary Chinese party crew White Rabbit. The first leg of the series wraps up on Sunday at Mago in Nagoya, Japan.
Details on the lineups for the rest of the tour are still under wraps, but we can tell you a bit about the cities and the venues. In September we'll throw two parties in the Pacific Northwest; one at Open Studios, an intimate warehouse on the outskirts of Vancouver, and the other at Holocene, one of the best places to have a dance in Portland, Oregon. We'll be back in Europe on October 5th for a party in Aberdeen, Scotland with the city's insatiable Snafu crew. Next, we set up shop at one of Norway's main house and techno outposts: Jaeger in Oslo. We'll have further details on those in months ahead, along with info on more Horizons parties in Europe, South Africa and Latin America.
Jul 13 RA Horizons: Shanghai, The Shelter, Shanghai32 Comments
Jul 14 RA Horizons: Beijing, Haze, Beijing
Jul 15 RA Horizons: Nagoya, Mago, Nagoya
Sep 21 RA Horizons: Vancouver, Open Studios, Vancouver
Sep 22 RA Horizons: Portland, Holocene, Oregon
Oct 05 RA Horizons: Aberdeen, Snafu, Scotland
Oct 06 RA Horizons: Oslo, Jaeger, Norway
Tue, 02 Nov 2010  /  3 Comments
Beijing-based duo FM3 have revealed the next edition of the Buddha Machine, entitled Chan Fang, or "Zen Room."3 Comments
In short, the Buddha Machine is a small battery-operated box that plays a variety of loops and drones. It was designed by experimental artists Christiaan Virant and Zhang Jian under the name FM3, and since has achieved significant cult status since its debut in 2005. Acting as both an instrument and standalone musical work, it has appeared in or inspired countless other projects, including Robert Henke's 2006 album Layering Buddha and the compilation Jukebox Buddha, which featured remixes of the Buddha Machine's nine loops by Jan Jelinek, Thomas Fehlmann and Sunn O))) among others. Last year, proto-industrial outfit Throbbing Gristle released their own Buddha Machine in collaboration with Virant, entitled Gristleism, which featured loops of 13 of the group's classic tracks.
Chan Fang will be the third version of the Buddha Machine so far. Unlike its predecessors, which feature up to nine short loops, Chan Fang houses four extended and "unadulterated" loops, all of which were performed on a seven-stringed Chinese traditional instrument called the Qin.
To get an idea of what the Buddha Machine sounds like, head over to its official website, where all of the loops from the second model can be downloaded for free.
FM3's Chan Fang Buddha Machine will ship from early December, 2010.
Mon, 27 Apr 2009  /  15 Comments
China will play host to its first ever electronic music festival next month.15 Comments
The festival, which goes under the name of Intro, is a one day event which will take place in the capital city of Beijing in two separate locations. Beginning at 1 PM, the first phase of Intro will take place at the city's D-Park plaza, and will feature a raft of China's electronic talent as well as techno warrior Chris Liebing, Philipp from M.A.N.D.Y., and sample-happy minimal techno duo Italoboyz.
Just as things are winding down at D-Park, the party will move on to a yet-to-be disclosed warehouse location, where there will be a big presence from artists on China's own Acupuncture Records imprint. Elvis.T, Terry Tu and X.L.F. will all play their second sets of the day, and they'll no doubt be joined by some of the European special guests that played earlier on the main stage.
Wed, 29 Nov 2006  /  1 Comment
Dubfire from Deep Dish kicks off his Asian tour in Tokyo this weekend in support of new remixes of Nic Fanciulli and Robbie Rivera.1 Comment
Dubfire is one half of Washington progressive duo Deep Dish. The pair are now forging solo careers as DJs and producers, and this weekend Dubfire flies into Asia for the first of nine dates including gigs in Japan, China, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Thailand. In Tokyo, he'll spin alongside Darren Emerson while China hook-ups include Paolo Mojo and Carl Cox.
Dubfire Asia tour dates
Dec 01 Ageha, Tokyo (with Darren Emerson)
Dec 02 Zepp, Sendai
Dec 06 Space Lab Yellow, Tokyo
Dec 08 Friday, G Plus, Hangzhou, China (with Paolo Mojo)
Dec 09 O2, Shanghai, China (with Paolo Mojo)
Dec 13 Angel, Beijing, China
Dec 15 Dubfire, Zouk, Singapore
Dec 16 Cyberport, Hong Kong (with Carl Cox)
Dec 20 Astra, Bangkok
Dubfire recently wrapped up what's tipped to be one of the biggest progressive remixes of the year - a 13-minute rerub of Nic Fanciulli's 'Lucky Heather'. The original was big this summer with DJs such as Laurent Garnier and Hernan Cattaneo but the new mix could mean it grows legs well into the new year. The remix, due out on December 11, 2006 on Renaissance Digital, has already got the big thumbs up from its original producer. Fanciulli told RA:
"Dubfire was going to deliver two mixes in two different styles but he ended up with a thirteen and a half minute mix that is the two mixes sort of fused into one. The first seven minutes is just a barrage of drum rolls and noises with a really clever tech house groove, and the last five or six go into a deep house vibe. The remix is really, really clever and well thought out."
Dubfire will also put out a remix of Robbie Rivera's 'Float Away' next month on You Records. In March he releases his first solo single, a cover of Love And Rocket's ' Feel Speed' on his new label Science + Technology with his Global Underground mix 'Taipei' to follow in April.
Check Dubfire's MySpace page for clips of his two new remixes.
Wed, 04 May 2005  /  Post a comment
To celebrate and launch his new Asian-based regional management and touring company R ‘n’ R, former RA columnist Ricky Stone has invited Slinky to Hong Kong's Joint 15 for an evening of harder sounds.Post a comment
Headlining the Saturday May 21 evening is Slinky resident, Dave Lea and local Hong Kong players Frankie Lam, Lady Star, Kendy Lam & Dicky Lau.
The event will be held at Joint 15, 1/F Ming An Plaza, 8 Sunning Road, Causeway Bay, starts at 12pm and runs through to 10am. Tickets are available now for $HK350 from HMV with the first 50 buyers receiving a Slinky Transatlantik Triple Album.
More info is available at the R ‘n’ R Asia website.
Tue, 21 Sep 2004  /  2 Comments
After years of rumor and speculation Sasha’s many fans in China are finally getting what they have wished for. As part of Sasha’s worldwide performance tour in support of his current CD ‘Involver’, Title Sponsor ‘Chivas Regal’ have teamed up with Shanghai-based event specialists ‘Cake’, media agency Shineplus and DJ touring outfit China DJ Loop to present the worlds enigma Sasha live in Guangzhou, Beijing and Shanghai on November 18th,19th & 20th 2004.2 Comments
Hard on the heels of the massive boost to worldwide DJ culture given by DJ Tiesto’s historic performance at the opening ceremony of the 2004 Summer Olympics, Sasha’s announcement of a major China tour sends positive signals that China’s profile as a premier destination for the world’s finest DJ talent is only getting higher.
Three unique venues have been chosen and each will be spectacularly re-designed for the Sasha tour party by an international team of production specialists. Together with concert-quality sound, light and video systems, all night appearances by Ibiza performance collective Foc-i-Fum and an open bar all night policy for all ticket holders, China’s party people are about to experience a huge night with Sasha at the helm.
Support DJ for the entire tour will be new RA columnist Ricky Stone. The now Hong Kong based DJ, has increased his own profile 10 fold and with a host of top drawer performances is one of the stars of the Asian clubbing scene. RA will be covering this tour in depth.
Mon, 31 Mar 2003  /  Post a comment
Moby has joined the Rolling Stones and Santana in pulling the plug on his Asian tour due to concerns about the SARS virus. In a press release from Moby’s management it was stated that due to warning issued by the local health organisation the decision was made to cancel his gigs in Singapore and Hong Kong with a move to reschedule them for late on this year.Post a comment
The SARS virus has caused over 50 deaths and has seen over 1,400 people contract the virus across Asia, Europe and North America. The Australian government has also issued a warning to those planning on visiting Singapore and Hong Kong to re-consider.
Mon, 10 Dec 2001  /
China’s tough club Licensing policies proved to be a problem for the touring Fatboy Slim. His gig last Thursday’s in Shanghai was interrupted when police deemed the music to be too loud, thus vibrating the floor too much . This coupled with ticketing problems and an over-full Typhoon club meant it was unhappy night for a large majority of Fatboy’s fans.
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