Dub Temple Records presents House of Shaolins Hong Kong with Caliph 8 and DJ Chamber
After successfully touring South East Asia at the end of 2012 and recently hitting Melbourne Australia, Dub Temple Records presents the first Hong Kong instalment of House of Shaolins with special guests:
Caliph 8 (B-side/Dubplate Manila) and DJ Chamber (Taiwan)
HIP HOP / FUTURE BEAT / BREAKS / DUB / DRUM N BASS
@ XXX Basement, 212 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
$80 BYOB (Bring your own booze)
Hope One (Dub Temple Records AU)
Blood Dunza (Heavy HK)
DJ, Beatmaker and MPC master, Caliph 8 hails from Manila and is part of the legendary B-Side and Duplate crews. True to hip hop aesthetics but still pushing boundaries, Caliph 8 manipulates the MPC to create deep, emotive beats with layered esoteric sounds. He is highly adept with his finger drumming technique, making his performances as compelling visually as they are sonically. His skills on the pads must be seen to be believed…
Caliph8, a.k.a. Arvin Nogueras, is a beat smith, graffiti purveyor, and soothsayer. For more than a decade now, he has been active in the music scene, local hip-hop culture in particular. A graduate of the UP College of Fine Arts, his interests and activities also extend to the visual arts—celebrating hip-hop culture traditions by merging his influences with other art forms. As a sound collagist and vinyl archeologist, he has a background in true school hip-hop, funk, soul, break beats, rare grooves, exotica, kraut rock, jazz, and psychedelia. His audio production process entails a lot of note sampling, rhythm and texture manipulation, sequencing and drum programming. He is a founding member of the leftfield hip-hop collective A.M.P.O.N., electronica outfit Drip, and was part of Downearf back in 1997. He is also a member of the Gangan Orchestra (composed of 16 of the best local improvising sound artists, electronic DJs and musicians). Caliph8 has also collaborated with Rubber Inc, MoonFearMoon, Inconnu Ictu, Aurora Borealis, Nyabinghi, Blender, Lirio of Elemento, Je Bautista of Betrayed and Ugong. He has also done live film scoring excursions such as Golem with Drip, Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (in collaboration with electronica duo Rubber Inc and Blums Borres), and the 1926 animated silent film Die Abenteur des Prinzen Achmed (The Adventures of Prince Achmed) for the Goethe Institut with Drip. Recently he scored the epic Italian silent film La Cabiria with Matt Deegan on upright bass and Malek Lopez on synthesizers. Caliph8 has also performed for the National Commission for the Arts and Culture, curated by Tengal with SABAW Art Projects. Recently, he collaborated with Germany’s The Teichmann Brothers and is now currently doing work in the studio with Pasta Groove and E.X.I.S.T.
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Named best new breaks DJ in the world at Breakspoll 2011 Chamber is a globetrotting, award-winning DJ. Originally from Bristol, UK, but currently living in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Chamber has moved to Asia with the intention of rapidly expanding and pioneering the newly emerging bass music scene across the continent. Not content with his releases topping the sales charts of various major online stores, last year saw his profile rise massively with producer credits on video-game soundtracks, as well as being named the best new breaks DJ in the world at Breakspoll international DJ awards. He is also the host of a radio show on NSB Radio, and ‘head chef’ of the award-winning worldwide Bass Kitchen club-night, making him one of the busiest DJs in bass music. He has been dubbed a ‘CDJblist’ and achieved notoriety for incorporating a wide range of genres and styles into his DJ sets, production and club nights.
Chamber has already played across the globe alongside many of the electronic music scenes biggest artists, such as Beardyman, Orbital, Benga, Dilated Peoples, Plump DJs, DJ Vadim, Ed Solo, Adam F, Donaeo, Stanton Warriors, Atomic Hooligan, The Freestylers, Benny Page, Lee Coombs, DJ Yoda, A Skillz, Freq Nasty, J Majik, Baobinga, Rennie Pilgrem, Jon Carter, General Midi, The Breakfastaz, Fabio & Grooverider and many more.
With tracks coming out on Mutated Sounds, Kick It Recordings and Unstable Label as well as gigs across China, Australia, South Korea, the Philippines and Thailand in early 2012 alone, this looks set to be Chamber’s year. His club-night, Bass Kitchen, has recently expanded, launching further international branches across Canada, Taiwan, China and around Europe, which will be booking some of the biggest DJs across the electronic music spectrum. With a relentless work ethic, incredible skill behind the decks, huge amounts of potential and an impressive list of achievements under his belt already at only 23 years of age, Chamber is most certainly one to watch!
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