Electronic Music

A strange breed: Alok Leung

Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Alok Leung was, in a way, unlucky to be born in Hong Kong. A multi-talented man with a visceral love of and total commitment to music that is off-beat, under the radar, sonically challenging and out of the ordinary, he finds himself faced with the lifelong challenge of getting our pop-saturated city interested in some startlingly strange sounds.

Sunday, 14 April, 2013, 4:31pm

Richard D. James - tuned in to the universe

Richard D. James - tuned in to the universe

Selected Ambient Works Volume II is an album aliens might have made. Never has music sounded more like it was beamed in from another dimension by little green men, or possibly benign robots.

23 Sep 2012 - 10:32am

Rhythm schtick

It's October 2004 and the Rockit Festival is in full swing in Victoria Park. Before headlining act The Cooper Temple Clause take to the main stage, a little-known Dutch DJ by the name of Joris Voorn is holding court in the dance music arena.

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

In the hear and now

Apart from the hovering black cloud - 1,000 metres worth of black electric cables all curled and tangled up - there's nothing to see in 'Cloud/Landscape', German sound artist Christina Kubisch's debut solo exhibition in Hong Kong. But there's a lot to hear.

1 Apr 2012 - 12:00am


What I'm reading: The Grand Tour: A Traveler's Guide to the Solar System by Ron Miller and William K. Hartmann. It's an informative layman's guide to the planets and satellites, but with incredibly detailed hand-painted impressions of extraterrestrial landscapes.

22 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Stepping out

Five essential dubstep albums

Various Artists - The Roots of Dubstep (2006)

It may not actually have any 'traditional' dubstep tracks on it, but it does what it says on the cover: it takes you back to the roots.

8 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Original acoustic local vibes

Band Name: 9 Maps Band members: Sherin Siew (vocals, keyboard, guitar), Ciosa Houlihan (vocals, guitar, ukulele), Gabe Andre (drums) Based in: Hong Kong

Sherin: We started our musical journey when ... we played together back in high school in a band or two.

Ciosa: We [weren't used to playing] music like this.

6 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

ALBUM (1994)

Analogue Bubblebath 4 AFX Rephlex Records

11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Destroyed Moby (DVD)

Electronic artist Moby has released his 10th studio album, Destroyed, along with a companion book of his own photography. Both aim to capture the loneliness of life on tour and both do so masterfully.

10 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Peter Kruder

Tomorrow, 11pm, Kee Club

It was once written that the wicked get no rest, and that certainly seems the case when it comes to the life and times of Peter Kruder.

25 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Win Tickets

Norman Cook headlined some of Hong Kong's biggest dance events of the 1990s, and for many it will feel like a return to those heady days of excess when he returns next month in his guise as Fatboy Slim. For a chance to win one of five double passes, email going.out@scmp.com and tell us what your favourite Fatboy Slim track is, and why.

23 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

ALBUM (1995)

Hong Kong Jean-Michel Jarre (Dreyfus)

Live albums, often hurriedly thrown together to cash in on successful tours or limit the losses of unsuccessful ones, are not the best representation of an artist's work.

15 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Drop the Lime

Fri, 11pm, Volar

Volar's monthly bass line night Hype Nasty - hosted by the irrepressible duo Kid Fresh and DJ Enso - returns tomorrow night with Trouble & Bass impresario Drop the Lime headlining.

17 Jun 2010 - 12:00am


Jan 8, 11pm, Volar

If there was one face which came to represent the drum'n'bass movement, it would have to be that of Goldie, with his gold teeth and rough rude-boy looks.

24 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Wonders on wheels

Paraplegic Eeva Simons is proof that a physical disability need not bar anyone from taking to the stage and dancing. With deft handling, she can put her wheelchair through elegant moves and win applause worldwide.

23 Oct 2009 - 12:00am