Lineup of 4 Female DJs
Two rooms/ two atmospheres: Nu Disco & Funk / House & Tech
Nu Disco / Funk Room
Originally from Osaka, Japan, Hitomi has been influenced by Hip Hop and R&B music since her mi- teens. This is around then that she got her first pair of turntables. Since then, she started spinning in at local bars and night clubs. After developing her own style she eventually moved on to weekends in some of Osaka’s bigger night clubs such as Azure, Grand Cafe and Candy. In 2009 DJ Hitomi moved to Toronto to follow her music passion. In Toronto, she had the chance to meet many great DJs from different fields. She has gained knowledge in a variety of music and her mixing style continued to evolve and eventually she shifted her playlists into funky house / electro house / nu disco. Influenced by producers such as Daft Punk, Todd Terje, Disclosure, etc…. her skill and talents on the turntable along with her music selection has been noticed by many. DJ Hitomi is currently active in Hong Kong, and keeps spinning the best music for different parties and events, clubs and lounges such as Zuma, Tasmania Ballroom, Sugar, Honi Honi just to name a few.
Cliché Records resident since its inception, she meticulously blend Nu-Disco and Indie-Dance according the crowd response with a near perfection. Originally from France, Julie has moved to Hong Kong in 2009 where she had the opportunity to play in various venue such as Bassment and Honi Honi.
House / Tech room
In only a few short years since her 2008 debut, Ocean Lam has positioned herself as one of the leaders in Hong Kong’s electronic music scene. A former resident at Yumla, she has moved on to start two successful and distinctly different monthly nights at the famed Bassment Bar: FoxTrot, an all-female DJ night grounded in fun vibes; and Humdrum Hong Kong House and Techno, hosting international stalwarts including Deetron, Dirt Crew, Dave DK, Glitterbug, I-Robots, and Spieltape, to name but a few. Twisting her listeners through deep techno sounds to warm house tracks, as dub techno chords, pumping basslines and delicate vocals drift together. Ocean’s music is simple but moody, favoring human feelings over machine-like clicks and pops. Outside of her own Hong Kong events, Ocean has been the go-to choice to support other international names like Jimpster, Efdemin, Namito, edit:select, Till von Sein, Technasia and Marko Fürstenberg. She has had headlining slots at Hong Kong’s biggest music festival, Clockenflap, for three years running, and has been booked for corporate events for global brands such as Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana. Her performances abroad in places like Berlin, Sweden, Beijing and Thailand as well as her recent releases on Beatport have given the world a reason to keep an ear towards Hong Kong’s blossoming electronic underground. Since 2010 she’s released two singles on Yumla Records, “Weirdos” and “Is All She
Wants”, as well as 2013’s “Loosen Up”, released on Typhoon 8 Records. 2014 will see Ocean move on from the Humdrum collective to launch her solo event “Hypnotic”, complementing her semi-regular podcast of the same name.
Élise Massoni is a resident DJ at Bar Rouge and Barborossa. But don’t hold that against her. Let’s face it, neither venue is thought of as a destination music club (and, no doubt, they’d be the first to admit that). But former Parisian El’se, as she’s known, has also played at a number of more music-forward, underground venues including DADA, LOgO, LUNE, MAO and Shanghai Livehouse, as well a particularly impressive set at this year’s Strawberry Festival. This month she returns to DADA for the Fete de la Musique after party with The Horses (Saturday 23 June). ‘I get much more excited by the one-off nights because the crowd comes for the music and nothing else,’ she says. Are her residencies limiting, then? ‘Honestly, not really, I just have to keep a balance between what I like and what people understand,’ she adds. ‘So if I play a song from Gesaffelstein, say, I just need to off-set it with some happier-sounding Todd Terje or Lorenz Rhode.’