I’m playing Lovers & Lollypops this Friday November 28th in Porto, Portugal. First time in Portugal!
After leaving Japan, I flew to Shanghai where I had two days off before heading to Hong Kong. This was just over three weekends back. In Hong Kong I played Pimpin’ Ain’t Easy with Kid Fresh, DJ Enso and Bananas Sound System. I love Hong Kong! Whether taking outdoor, moving walkways up cityscape mountains or sleeping in the lounge rooms of a tattoo shops, the city always works for me. Back to the party though, pimpin, as they say, is never easy and thus, mid-party, cue the cops. Something like vice squad raided the club, proceeded to shut the music down and started taking some names. After some heckling and some hecklers being confronted, the cops were hustled out of the club, and the party kicked back to life. No harm done aka I was still able to drop The Launch, etc. All in all it was a fun party.
I flew out of Bangkok today just hours before protestors stormed the airport and effectively shut it down. It’s worth reading up on the turbulent history of coups in Thailand and it will interesting to see what happens with this unrest. I made it to Europe and will post an Asian Tour recap soon.
I’m really excited to announce that FabricLive 43 presented by Switch and Sinden and mixed by Sinden features the Juiceboxxx and Dre Skull single Center Stage. In fact, Center Stage is the first track on the mix! As Sinden describes, “I decided to make a very current, present-day CD, there aren’t too many old classics or throwbacks; it’s really about what’s going on in clubland right now. It’s just future jams…”
The mix drops on December 1st.
Working on tracks and hanging out in Shanghai this week and have become transfixed by a popular television show here called Monkey King. Watch this episode to see what’s what. Someone let the Cul N Sweet kids know about this. Last weekend in Hong Kong was amazing – that might be my favorite city among all cities. Thanks to Kid Fresh, DJ Enso and Bananas Sound System…pictures soon.
I just arrived in Tokyo for my Asian Tour that begins tomorrow with Vice’s Halloween party. I’m gonna try to blog this tour with photos and text.
OCT 31 Vice Party, Tokyo
NOV 2 Vice Party, Osaka
NOV 7 Pimpin Ain’t Easy, Hong Kong
NOV 15 Antidote, Shanghai
NOV 21 Club Culture, Bangkok
Flyers after the jump >>
This week I’m in Berlin mixing down some new Dre Skull tracks with producer and engineer extraordinaire Oliver $. Make sure to check up on all his productions, he’s got some amazing tracks. Also, he’s turned me on to some quality German maté – highly recommended studio drink.
If you’re in Berlin, I’m playing at Club Villa this Saturday, October 18th.
Heaps Decent is a Mad Decent non-profit off-shoot that has been putting on various workshops and programs in rural communities, correctional facilities, and universities in Australia. The results are available on iTunes, where proceeds are donated back to the program to continue outreach.
The most recent Heaps Decent release is “Koori Girls” which features vocals from the 16 and 17 year old King Sisters (Heather and Janey) which was produced by Spank Rock’s Chris Devlin and features vocals from Pase Rock. You can buy the original track here which will support the Heaps Decent initiative.
Heaps Decent asked me to do a remix which is now available for exclusive download through RCRD LBL. Grab my remix below.