Arthur Yeti, Subez, Yao, Yong Ting
Music collective-turned-apparel imprint Yeti Out bridges east and west with its series of pop-up raves and record releases. The euphoria of late nights and early mornings are transformed into graphic-heavy apparel, artwork, and audio tapes akin to the crew’s resident sets on NTS radio, while it’s label Silk Road Sounds is a reflection of youth movements that shape creative culture in cities that never sleep.
Launched during the height of Hypemachine’s digital frenzy era, YETI OUT was founded by Erisen Ali and brothers Arthur and Tom Bray In 2013, Yeti Out moved back to Asia to bridge the Orient with sonic influences gathered through promoting parties in the UK. Now headquartered in Hong Kong, Shanghai via London, Yeti continues to bridge East and West via the introduction of new acts from the US and EU to China and Southeast Asia, while also debuting Asian talent in London and Europe. Yeti Crew, an ever-expanding cohort of 8 - 10 selectors include key members such as Subez Yeti, Fergus Heathcote, Allan Marshall, and others, all of who head subsidiary club series: Mean Gurlz Club, South Canton Soul Train and Yeti Dis:ko alike.
Yeti raves blur the line between garage, house, sino grime, Jungle and Dubstep.. With residencies on Hong Kong Community Radio to London's NTS Radio, and monthly showcases at BEAM Bangkok, OIL Shenzhen to Arkham Shanghai, YETI OUT shows no signs of slowing down, and continues to fill the calendar with headlining shows at Sonar to Low End Theory, playing alongside, Flying Lotus, Harvey Sutherland, Nosaj Thing, Aphex Twin to name a few.
YETI OUT recently launched its compilation series-cum-record label; Silk Road Sounds, with Vol.1 highlighting experimental producers they’ve met through the club circuit. As creative tribes from the East and West continue to intertwine both online and offline, the label reflects a sonic exchange of cultures, paying homage to local regions through innovative sampling.
Having honed his craft throwing parties and DJ'ing in East London as part of the YETI OUT collective he founded, Arthur Yeti's energetic sets blur the line between house, ghetto tech and bass, alongside new-found rhythms from his label Silk Road Sounds. With past stints working at Giles Peterson's Brownswood Recordings, Tru Thoughts Records, FACT Mag and HYPEBEAST, the Hong Kong-based DJ and journalist is at the forefront of hot releases. His style is witnessed in YETI OUT's NTS and Balamii Radio shows, Boiler Room shows in both Hong Kong and Chicago, and residencies at Bangkok’s Beam and Cakeshop Seoul.
Subez Yeti is Hong Kong based DJ/selector and the founder of Mean Gurls Club - a party focused on pushing bass loving, dance heavy DJs regardless of gender roles. Her parties have headlined the likes of Fractal Fantasy's Sinjin Hawke & Zore Jone, Mixpak's Jubliee & The Large, Ratking's Sporting Life, Cyber 69. As a resident in the multi-city Yeti Out crew and Hong Kong Community Radio, Subez has shared stages with N.A.A.F.I, UNIIQU3, Bohan Phoenix, Jazzy Sport's Masaya Fantasista, Kingmck. HIMAKERCHINX an Bae Tokyo name a few. In just a short amount of time her genre hopping sets which include Bass, Club, Jersey Club, Ballroom, Jungle, Smooth R&B, Hip Hop to Dancehall, have taken her from Tokyo to Seoul, Shanghai and beyond!
Yong Ying is a Hong Kong-based creative who expresses herself through art, visually and sonically. She listens to everything but only plays music that makes her lose herself.
Growing up listening to a whole palette of sounds and rhythms ranging from soul, West African, hip- hop and electronic music, this mul- tifaceted producer and DJ brings a wide sound and scope to the music he creates and presents.
After starting as a deejay in university in his native Bay Area (SF) in the 00’s, Yao began to dabble in production and with fellow musicians & friends started Solos Records, which served as an outlet for their music. In 2007, Solos released Yao’s debut work Plantain is Public (a debut rooted in hip- hop and electronic music) to rave reviews globally. After its release, he travelled (West Africa, UK & South America), gaining more life experience ( a vital ingredient for his art) & inspiration as well as meeting like- minded artists.
After some time further honing his craft working on edits, bootlegs and unique remixes of the likes of artists as disparate as Animal Collective, Ludacris, labelmate Bookworms and (NY based band) Lemonade, he released an EP entitled Coconut Dreams to close out 2015.
The work is a conceptual collection of sound- pieces based on life and love in Hong Kong. The (mostly instrumental) 5- song project drew inspiration from jazz, footwork, and bass with one foot firmly planted in hip hop.
As a DJ, you’ll find him play- ing everything from hip hop, dancehall, 60‘/70’s soul & inter- national rarities to house and bass music. Having shared the stage and billings with the likes of Benji B, De La Soul, J-Rocc, Diplo, Tyga, Shabazz Palaces, Kode 9, Roska, Samiyam and Teebs (to name a few), this young man is always ready to rock the party. Now based in Hong Kong, Yao is the co-founder of the now defunct underground venue XXX Gallery. Yao, who has traversed the world in search of the perfect beat, is always eager to spread the musical energy that emanates through his daily existence.