TYOMA is the new incarnation of experienced electronic artist and producer Artem Kharchenko, also known for his previous creative endeavors as R-Tem and as part of Kooqla. In 2005, Artem became one of the first dance producers from Russia to receive widespread international recognition and acclaim. Being a perfectionist, he prepares each DJ-set with great care. TYOMA prefers to play vinyl and has a big collection of records, so each of his set is a new musical journey. TYOMA’s musical variety is almost unlimited – he can easily mix atmospheric ambient and old school drum & bass, even though his favorites are techno and house music.
Q1. As the General Producer of Epizode, what do you contribute to the festival?
A: I believe that the most important contribution to the Epizode, is leading the project team. All ideas materialize from there: from the festival season title, lineup, art objects, and so on – everything begins primarily with the discussion in the team, and then it gets realized.
Q2. How did Epizode get its name?
A: Honestly, I can’t recall how that word came into my mind 😊 But it was guided by a thought, that the title should be transferred from year to year, and that it should inspire people to play. That’s why, the crowd that’s coming to the festival – are not visitors but actors, and the lineup is a soundtrack. This is much more fun – and Epizode sounds perfect. 😊
The main goal of the festival is to create a completely new format of the music festival in the Southeast Asia region, through the form of contemporary art and music. Epizode becomes a one-of-a-kind opportunity for locals and international travelers of the region who are searching for exotics, to participate in the establishment of a modern culture.
Q3. Where do you draw inspiration from?
A: From various things in everyday life. From people, events, visual images – everything that is around – it all brings the daily inspiration. But most importantly – from the energy that you get while working at Epizode, and live every day in a few time zones.
Q4. What was it like putting together the first Epizode Festival 3 years ago?
A: Although the team organized many festivals – Epizode was a massive challenge; new country, an unfamiliar island. It was an experiment – and it was successful. Now, looking at how the number of international attendees exploded in three years – we remember the first Epizode with a smile. 😊
Q5. What were some of the early challenges after organizing the past 2 editions?
A: It is difficult to isolate particular challenges. There are millions of small and bigger issues every day. The most important is the ability of our team to quickly and efficiently deal with it, and to carry out a complex project as Epizode is. Overall, Epizode itself is a challenge, as we are creating something that is not common in Asia and therefore not easy to promote. But we are happy to be having amazing local partners, in Asia and worldwide, and we are building this project with their support. We hope to grow together – and we see this process as a two-way street: Epizode grows at the same time as the scene grows – and vice versa.
The 10-days long festival EPIZODE is returning to Phu Quoc Island of Vietnam for the third edition of the international techno music festival from December 28, 2018 to January 8, 2019, with a series of international and regional lineup, as well as inspirational soul-touching program, such as movie nights, open deck session, yoga and creative workshops, Happy Holi and more.
Q6. What are some of the artistic highlights at Epizode this year?
A: I would mark each name in the lineup of 132 artists! In my schedule, I want to be an actor during performances of Agents of time (Live), Craig Richards, Dan Andrei, GOLDIE, Mr. G, Praslesh, Nina Kraviz, Seth Troxler, Young Marco. But this is just my program. I’m sure everyone will make their own unique soundtrack this year.
Q7. If you can give 1 piece of advice to a first-time attendee, what would it be?
A: Try to accept that you will not be able to listen to all the artists. It is simply impossible 😊 After realizing this fact – just enjoy what is happening at the Epizode beach, and as I said above – write your own script for Epizode 3, filling it with music, characters, and colors.
Dreams – it is immersion in the unknown, transition to a new state, the weightlessness. You take off the ground but you do not lose the gravity.When you wake up in a place that you have been dreaming of for so long, you feel no weight, but only energy.EPIZODE – dream on.Music: Marsbeing – Demolition
November is the busiest months for electronic music lovers like us. From Shi Fu Miz to Clockenflap, ALTN8 became the finale and closure of the trilogy. Thanks to Team ALTN8’s invite, we went there last Saturday and experienced the finest of underground electronic music in Hong Kong.
Started with melodic and fine electronic tunes in the Qube Stage, we are welcomed by Social Room Resident DJ Ocean Lam’s deep and moody techno beats with no exception. With the swift transition from Extrawelt to Super Flu (presented by REWIND) and Roman Flügel, the festival has reached the climax.
REWIND presents Super Flu
Setting foot in the middle of the city with one central location in PMQ for the first time, ALTN8 is accessible and convenient for all festival goers. Unlike a lot of other festival venues, it is neighboring to great restaurants and bars around for a mid-show break.
ALTN8 Festival has come to an end with an enormous crowd of electronic music lovers in Hong Kong. Just like Shi Fu Miz, It is a perfect example of the successful growth of the electronic music scene in Hong Kong and we genuinely can’t wait for the return of the next edition.
Always the same old countdown parties in nightclub or friend’s houses? For those who are keen to try something new, we have a good news for you!
Epizode Festival is returning to Phu Quoc Island in Vietnam for the third edition of the techno music festival from December 28, 2018, to January 8, 2019. Ditch your glittery shining dress and champagne glass, and join us for a hot tropical year-end countdown party on the beaches of Phu Quoc! (Check out their Warm Up Party in Social Room next weekend for a little preview!)
Not very convinced yet? Run through the list below now. Next thing you know you will run to get your passport ready!
Imagine that you are walking through the music festival gates and that what is welcoming you for an unforgettably beautiful experience over one weekend is top EDM headliners and carnival performers from all over the world! Best thing is, it is nowhere far from where you are!
This is not a dream anymore. After the success in EDC Shanghai, Insomniac is extending its footprint of Electric Daisy Carnival aka EDC to Southern China in Guangdong! The latest edition of EDC China will take place in Chimelong International Ocean Tourist Resort of Zhuhai on November 24-25.
EDC VALUES EDC is more than just a music festival, it is a brand, a kind of lifestyle where people of different countries share same values, come together and celebrate life, love, music, and art under the Electric Sky.
To become part of the EDC fam, there is no admission fee, you just need to share the following values as the fam do:
1. Always be a Headliner (Be kind to those around you inside outside the festival)
2. Spread Love (Inspire and unite our community through love not hate)
3. Respect the Space (Take good care of our environment)
4. Ignite Positivity (Amplify and share your positive energy)
5. Embrace the True You (Celebrate Individuality)
6. Care for One Another (Look out for your friends and neighbours)
7. Be Open to Experience (Seek, discover, and participate in the unimaginable)
8. Keep the Beat Going (Share the advice you’ve gathered)
Featuring the signature brand of over-the-top world-class production. Insomniac is one of the biggest music festival brands in the world and has set foot to all over the world in USA, Mexico, Japan. More than 60 international and regional lineup will be gathering in Guangdong for a full weekend of madness! The flagship edition of EDC will be returning to Las Vegas Motor Speedway from May 17th-19th, 2019.
Get your General Admission and VIP tickets on Electric Soul while they are still available and enjoy a once in a lifetime experience a couple hours away from Hong Kong!
What’s better than attending one of the biggest regional rave in Asia to wrap up the year? The production crew of Scratch That is bringing back 808 Festival with brand A State of Trance to Asia for their first time ever!
Known for the great production, the immersive atmosphere created, as well as world-class booking of international DJs, Day 1 of the 808 Festival will be featured with Trance Pioneer Armin van Buuren, Israeli DJ duo Vini Vici, as well as NWYR – a new project launched by W&W – the “Crowd Control” Masters. Followed by Progressive House DJ & OWSLA label boss Skrillex, Rising Dubstep Techno Canadian DJ REZZ, Electronic British DJ Troyboi, as well as Future Bass American DJ Whethan for Day 2 of the festival.
2018 is almost coming to an end, what’s better than attending a music festival to wrap up the amazing year? We have picked 5 special upcoming music festivals happening around Southeast Asia in November and December for you! Pack your bag and ready to go!
Quest is back in 2018 and ready for the biggest edition yet. Join Quest for a journey into freedom and creative expression with a smorgasbord of music, performance, workshops and random moments of magic and wonder. Over the years, Quest has been described as one of the most scenic festivals on earth, rated one of the Top 300 festivals in the world by Everest for both 2017 and 2018 and considered the most significant music, arts and culture festival in Vietnam.
One of Asia’s longest-running annual dance music festival, ZoukOut, brings Asia’s best nightclub and the 3rd ranked nightclub in the world, Zouk, to the great outdoors. The festival is also Asia’s largest dusk-to-dawn beach festival in the region. Programming for ZoukOut runs over 12 hours with the festival ending at sunrise. This year marks the 18th edition for ZoukOut. As a pioneer of the dance scene in the region, ZoukOut has over the years spearheaded the festival and dance music scene by putting together world-class stage productions, immersive experiences and a promise of some of the world’s biggest names in dance music.
EDM lovers across the orient have been waiting to see who will be performing in this year’s edition, and the first headliners for the main stage have just been announced: Martin Garrix, Skrillex, Galantis, REZZ, Zomboy, Destructo, as well as Special Bass and Techno Stage Takeover with Canadian Electronic music label Monstercat, German techno label Listen to Berlin and bass label Rabbit Hole.
2018’s 808 Festival is set to be another essential event, and this year it brings the world famous “A State of Trance” brand to the region for the first time in a few years. Of course, the trance flag bearer Armin van Buuren heads up proceedings on Day 1 with NWYR and Vini Vici, with global dance star Skrillex lining up on Day 2 for his first and only show in South East Asia since his return from hiatus, with the likes of Thailand first timers REZZ, Troyboi and Whethan also playing. 808 Festival is always one of the most anticipated and spectacular festivals in Asia and truly drives the scene forwards each year with great production, immersive atmospheres, and world-class bookings.
Wonderfruit is a music, art, and lifestyle festival with an ethos that revolves around sustainability and community. Since 2014, Scratch First, the Thai-based production company that produces Wonderfruit, has held the festival every December at The Fields in the Siam Country Club in Pattaya, Thailand. For four days, the festival’s global community gathers for music and art, meaningful connections, discussions and workshops, and, of course, great food.