Going 'Superwoman'

When Hong Kong people think about wakeboarding, most of them see it as an activity you do on holiday or on a summer boat trip. But it is much more than just a leisure sport.

Tuesday, 10 April, 2012, 12:00am

Does he dig it? No

John Digweed is a man of few words and great tunes. Never known for his extensive or enthusiastic interviews, these days the tireless globetrotter prefers to answer journalists' questions by e-mail and gives the distinct impression he would rather just let his music to do the talking.

18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

James Zabiela

Volar, May 27, 10pm

Technical wizard James Zabiela has taken the art of DJing to another level. He is one of a new generation of DJs who have embraced technology to layer beats and sounds in a way that can't be done by simply using 12-inch vinyl and twin turntables.

14 May 2009 - 12:00am

Bedrock DJ still at dance music's vanguard

British DJ John Digweed has always been at the forefront of musical trends. And that tradition continues with his latest offering, Transitions Vol 3. Inspired by his weekly radio show on London's Kiss FM, the album reveals that Digweed remains at the top of his musical game and that above all he is a DJ's DJ.

18 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Love against fate

It's 1915 and 17-year-old Sasha Fox lives in a wealthy coastal town in southern England.

The horrors of the Great War are unfolding across the sea in France, but all that seems so far away to Sasha and her family. But Sasha has her own problems to face. She has a talent to see death in people's eyes, but no one will believe her when she tells them.

25 May 2006 - 12:00am

Russian dish spices up dinner

Free Japanese food was the incentive for a big turnout at Happy Valley restaurant Kissho last Thursday as it celebrated adding a teppanyaki counter to the location. In fact, owner Tino Kwan (pictured right) and his wife Alice could hardly keep pace with the high-profile guests arriving. In addition to the usual society regulars and hungry press pack, even heavyweight politicos arrived.

24 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Kai and Raji

Tomorrow, 10pm, One-fifth

His twisted productions that combine tribal, progressive and techno sounds have become staples on the set lists of top DJs throughout the world, but Wen-kai Ying is known as much for his quality sets behind the turntables as his studio work.

7 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Jimmy Van M

Saturday, 11pm, ICE

Although Jimmy Van M started off as a travel agent, it was his career as a DJ that provided the passport to a life as a global jet-setter.

16 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Nick Warren

Nick Warren

Sat, 11pm, Skitz, 1/F Jubilee Centre, 18 Fenwick St, Wan Chai, $240 (advance, HMV), $280 (door). Inquiries: 6554 7777

Nick Warren was one of the leading lights of the 'DJ as superstar' movement of the past decade, but don't talk to him about the bursting of the dance-music bubble - he's still playing like it's 1999.

10 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

The people's party

DON'T ASK SASHA what he thinks of the future of the dance music scene after the superstar DJ era. Because, as he'll tell you, there's been no crash or burn-out to the global party phenomenon that shaped and defined 1990s youth culture.

12 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

DJ Sasha set to put mainland into a spin

Clubbers on the mainland will no doubt have been disappointed in the past to find British DJ Sasha bypassing them on his many world tours. However, their frustration will end next Thursday night, when the celebrated mix-master plays his first mainland gig at the Oriental Resort in Guangzhou, before moving his Involver Tour on to dates in Beijing and Shanghai.

10 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Absolute Friends

Absolute Friends by John le Carre

Hodder and Stoughton $250

4 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Just for the record

UK DJ JOOLS is currently a resident at C Club as part of his Asian tour. For the past decade he has been playing for clubs such as Renaissance, Progress and Club XIII in Moscow. In his experience, having a huge record collection is one of the secrets to success.

18 May 2003 - 12:00am

Tszpun's spin on success

LOCAL DJ TSZPUN always has an eye on the world. Before becoming leading lecturer at the Hong Kong DJ Training Centre, Tszpun has been hosting many big parties and teamed up with many big international names over the past 15 years. But his most memorable experience was the year he spent in the UK.

'During that time I enrolled in the Muzik Magazine Bedroom Bedlam DJ Competition.

11 May 2003 - 12:00am

Ballroom blitz

AN ENORMOUS charity party at the Hong Kong Aviation Club was set to be the most original dance event of the year. The 'ball' would feature marquees, lawns and a hangar area for dancing folk, all framed by the twinkling skyscape of Kai Tak. At the helm of the evening's entertainment would be one of the world's most famous DJs - Sasha - together with fellow British house master, DJ Jan Carbon.

20 Dec 2002 - 12:00am