HONG KONG / MACAU
Kongkrete Bass (http://kongkretebass.com)
Founded by DJ Wash and Elemiz in bustling subtropical Hong Kong, in mid-2006.
Kongkast Podcast (http://kongkretebass.com/kkblog/?page_id=4)
Asia’s dnb and dubstep podcast out of Hong Kong! We bring you fresh and exclusive DJ mixes twice every month, jam-packed with sickest tracks from producers around the globe.
Magnetic Soul (http://www.facebook.com/groups/magneticsoulhk/)
Magnetic Soul – The Soul of Hong Kong Drum N’ Bass. Promoters of fine Drum N Bass events in Hong Kong. DJs, Art, Clubbing, and Street Culture.
Sub-Culture Shanghai (http://subcultureshanghai.com)
Sub-Culture, the dark side of Shanghai’s Uprooted Sunshine Soundsystem, was established in 2007. Originally a straight up Dubstep night, Sub-Culture has evolved and mutated into something much bigger.
Uprooted Sunshine Soundsystem (www.myspace.com/uprootedsunshine)
The Uprooted Sunshine Soundsytem (Drunk Monk, Deville, dji, Yas, MC Didje, MC ChaCha, MC Esia & MC Arminda), Shanghai’s first and only reggae soundsystem, first started on November 1st 2005.
JCC / 嘈! ChAos (http://www.gzstuff.com/group/chaos)
Guangzhou’s one and only, China’s pride, Female General DJ JCC. Promoting and DJ-ing to electrified crowds in her town and beyond.
Jiang Liang (http://www.myspace.com/reggaechina)
Chinese Dub Sounds / Jiang Liang Sound System based in Guilin.
The Beats Saigon (http://www.thebeats-saigon.com)
A collective of DJs / Promoters / Designers formed to bring urban and bass heavy music to Saigon, Vietnam. The Beats was founded by Saigon’s local DJ, Jase. Started in 2007, as a mean to bring more beat based music to Saigon and is steadily bringing more international bands and DJs.
Bangkok Thailand’s premier Dubstep/Bass music event. Taking place every month at Club Culture the event is organized and hosted by the HOMEBASS COMMUNICATIONS crew.
+65 Plus Six Five (http://www.facebook.com/plus65dnb)
Singapore’s premiere drum and bass event is dedicated to bringing you the freshest cuts and the fattest beats from halfway across the globe and far beyond. Hosted by NEZ, and local legend KIAT who has a multitude of records out on labels such as Qilin, Metalheadz, Soul:R, Function, Hospital, the list goes on, expect a night of dark dirty basslines and rolling breaks from both the island’s and the world’s finest selectors.
KIAT (Qilin/Soul:R/Metalheadz/Hosptial) (http://soundcloud.com/kiat)
As one of South East Asia’s pioneers of the drum & bass sound, Kiat championed the darker side of electronica with quality breaks, rolling bass-lines and leftfield influences over many years. With more than 17 years of DJ-ing experience behind him, Kiat extended successfully into music production. Often intricately programmed with deep grooves hidden behind warm detroit synths and strung together by dubby bass-lines and crafted hip-hop breaks, it is no wonder that after opening for Goldie at Homeclub, Singapore, his tunes caught Goldie’s attention and were immediately courted for release on the Metalheadz’s Rufige.
Easily one of the best-loved drum & bass jocks and also a pioneer in Singapore’s growing drum n bass scene. Behind the decks, Vortex’s signature blend of hard hitting beats with liquid smooth bass lines always gets the crowd grooving. Now based in London, Vortex is on a mission to bring his gospel of bass to a wider audience and a bigger stage. Having made a resident DJ at the infamous THEM parties at the Rhythm Factory showcasing a seamlessly hybrid mix of dubstep, grime and breaks each and every time. On the D&B front, Vortex has also gone on to be featured on the legendary D&B Arena’s D&BTV Live program alongside every single big name you can think of in the scene! And with the newly formed label, Qilin Music, with Kiat in 2009. They are now set to bring about more cutting edge talent to listeners all around the world.
Darker Than Wax (http://www.darkerthanwax.com)
More than 10 years in the making, Darker Than Wax is the culmination of years of gigging, producing, hustling to get signed, exploring, growing, touring, drinking and endless hours of coffee shop banter between label owners DJ Funk B*stard and electronic musician/producer Kaye.