This Town Needs Noize – Hong Kong Indie Music Showcase
Date: Saturday 8 Sept 2018
Venue: This Town Needs
Ticketing: Advance HKD250 | Door HKD450
Waves of Doppler
On their fifth year, Dark Paradise Records dedicates their debut label night in HK.
Dark Paradise Records, an independent record label devotes to excavate talent-young artists and turns experimental, bold and distinct electronic sounds into viral mix that’s both impressive and remarkable. In recent years, they swept electronic music prizes of Golden Indie Music Awards, the biggest event for independent music in Taiwan . Dark Paradise Records immerse themselves developing Taiwanese electronic music scene and reaching out to talents around the world .
Head to 2018, Dark Paradise Records just announced their first oversea label night will be held in HK. An epic event featuring MATELIN, Dizparity, Ruby Fatale, Waves of Doppler and special guest Sophy(HK) in one night. There’s no limit to this night’s ambition, just marinate your body and soul in the beats with us, and you’re going to figure it out.
Dark Paradise Records is an independent record label based in Taipei, founded by Huang Shao-Yong in 2013 , focusing on electronic music amongst other styles of music. . The label’s current roster includes : MATELIN, Dizparity, Ruby Fatale, Waves of Doppler, and LUPA.
As well as releasing records, Dark Paradise Records throws parties and host podcasts.
A soulful indie electronic outfit that incorporates downtempo, trip-hop, jazz and dance-pop influences.
The artists of electronica music from Taipei known as MATELIN was formed in 2012.Their sound is soft, yet complex, profound, yet delicate. Much of their crystalline sound is derived from the endlessly pretty, subtle, almost whispering voice of female lead singer Asha. The other member is synthesizer/music producer Huang Shao-Yong , and guitarist Lin Yi-Chi. Also deserving much credit is their artistic liaison, Mina Shin, who creates fabulous, minimalistic visual art for their music that illustrates the tales and topics dealt with the songs. Their debut album “Animals in the room” was released in 2015.
◢ Ruby Fatale
Experimental glitch producer who pursued a dark, gritty style with influences from stoner and doom music.
Drenched in the unique atmosphere of stoner/doom/glitch music and the violent aesthetics, Ruby always grabs idea from literature, geometric figures and her own experiences. She also concretizes ideas, desires, pieces of memory to dedicate sound particles which are content in specified frequent, and put the particles into her music randomly. She likes to tell a story with an industrial and cold sound, creating a anxious atmosphere. Incidentally, put some beautiful sounds from instruments in the cold, harsh background. Ruby always arranges her set dramatically to lead audiences passing through dynamic/static situation and ancient/modern ages.
Atmospheric dance music DJ/producer with strong influences from drum & bass, deep house and UK bass music.
The alias of Taipei-based electronic musician and producer, Po Cheng Yeh, Dizparity makes atmospheric dance music inspired by U.K. bass music and live jazz music. Dizparity co-produced an abstract ambience single ‘Agola’ with British-based artist Mira Calix ; included in The Roundhouse Rising Sounds 2016 compilation album.In 2016, his single. ‘Wick’ from his first EP “Disparity”, was nominated by the Gold Indie Music Awards for best electronic single. His second EP “Faintish Cycle” was released in the same year, featuring genres ranging from long-time influences drum & bass, deep house, synth-wave and elements of ambience music. He released debut album entitled “Night Phase” in 2017, with sound designs evolving towards experimental and diverse synthesizer ambience textures. Tracks ‘Mirage’ and ‘Silhouette’ were invited to be featured in the InFiné #Explore 4 compilation album.
◢Waves of Doppler
Ambient techno producer who incorporated sophisticated classical musicianship and influences.
Waves of Doppler is a solo project of Taiwanese electronic producer Hsu Chia-Wei. He fuses electronic music into a classical music structure with delicate layers of sound design and instrumentations. His music is known for a rich narrative experience by blending irregular pattern structures, bizarre, nearly-un-danceable rhythms, strangely elegant melodies. He also implements different analogue devices and digital techniques into creating a uniquely structured aspect of electronic music.
◢Opening Guest：王嘉儀 Sophy