Inspired by a desire to promote melodic driven underground music to the lesser exposed cities in China; Simtub and Mark Yip created the After Dark series of mix sessions in the summer of 2016 in Wuhan.
Growing up in the UK during the heydays of the hacienda movement in Northern England and amidst the rise of the underground Rave scenes, both residents were highly influenced by the sound of that era. It led them to express and share a deep emotive connection to the edgier side of electronic music including Techno, Deep House, Progressive, Melodic and Leftfield genres. Ultimately the desire to play out to crowds and move people with music led them to take up DJing and promoting.
“We hope to introduce through After Dark Sessions our curated selection of music and Artists/DJ’s to new audiences in cities around Asia and the rest of the World.”
ALTN8 is an electronic music festival producing world class shows in Asia.
Spanning the globe, the ALTN8 line-up is comprised of some of the most revered names in dance music. From the underground to the foreground, the festival brings new and credible electronic music culture to the dance floors across SE Asia.
The team pride themselves on dropping the most recent innovations in technology for each event. After debuting Asia’s first 360 degree sound stage at Wonderfruit in Thailand in 2017 and with d&b Soundscape Live in 2018 in Hong Kong, working with the cities best technical production teams to create a truly immersive experience, all within the Central heritage site of PMQ.
Beginning their Hong Kong music events streak in 2005, power couple Terence aka Saiyan & Mandy aka Foxy founded BMC together in 2012. It continued to grow as 108 later on became part of the crew, adding extra flavour to the genres including Jungle, Drum & Bass, Footwork, Garage, Dubstep, Dub.
BMC is one of the few krus in Hong Kong that run strictly-bass music events and Asia tours, promoting international, Asian and local bass artists. Such international/ local/ Asia artists include Shy FX、Zed Bias、Om Unit、Jon1st、Chimpo、Scratcha DVA、Dom & Roland、Alix Perez、Skeptical、Sam Binga、Moresounds、Fracture、Part2Style、iSOP、Masia One、Meng Qi、Siesta、JCC
Partnering with other large music organisations such as Clockenflap Festival, Sónar Hong Kong, Outlook Festival, Dimensions Festival, BMC strives to create the best musical experience possible for Hong Kong folks.
Additionally, BMC showcases artists through interviews, mixtapes, videos and social media etc.
Quite frankly, Clockenflap defies definition. Not even the name makes any sense (just try looking it up). It's absurd.
At its sprightly core, Clockenflap is all about people - at their individual and collective, shared best. It is about music at it's most inspirational. Art at its most accessible.
It's about discovery, about community. About laughter, camaraderie and unashamed nonsense. It's about the independent spirit, celebrating creativity and paying it forward. It's about shoes off on the grass and time machines.
It is three magic days in November where the collective sum of all these parts unite, creating an utterly mysterious and supremely infectious universe, all set against the city's luminous skyline.
It is, quite simply, the best weekend's worth of fun to be had in Hong Kong. It is all this and the ever unexplainable 'more', which can only be experienced by being a part of it yourself.
Come with openness and imagination. You shall be rewarded.
CLUB KOWLOON are a music and art collective from the dark side bringing their exclusive mix of entertainment and stimulation to a Hong Kong and a global audience.