I know its been a long time since my last blog, but I like to think its because I've been busy. And its true. We've started a new party series last month called ///DEVIATED/// that many of you attended. The first party was off the hook! Thanks to all of you that came out! Check the art I did for the event below.As a giveaway, we prepared USB drives with mixes from all the DJs. I will get that up on Soundcloud shortly.
Also, you can see all photos from the event HERE.
As always, thanks to EVENT photographer Elden Cheung!DEVIATED VIDEO COMING SOON!__________________________What im really excited about this week tho is JAM SESSION. So, i've teamed up with the boys at WeSC to help launch this amazing party/jam. I'll be DJing the event.Its gonna be a crazy night full of music, dancing, live performances, illustration and Art. See you all there!__________________________Also in the pipeline - New collabo with Filthwear clothing creator Christian Keith, to create a new brand. Details to come soon!Its good to be back in cyber space..-Flex
E.V.E.N.Tpresents SPEAK UP! 30 December 1stHong Kong’s original artist networking night will be celebrating it’s 30th birthday. We will be showcasing the very best performances from the last 2 years @ HK's trendy and stunning new venue Shore Bar.
This is a FREE EVENT - feel free to bring your friends!
This Months Line Up:
Beat Trix- Dance troopPhoto credit: Elden Cheung Photography/E.V.E.N.T.
Established in 2008 and based in Hong Kong, BEAT TRIX is a collaboration of dancers from various dance crews and individuals. This time performing for Speak-Up, we'll have various dance styles, house style performed by StyleRene, Noel and Kelvin.K from G4, break dancing by Travis, Matt and Hung from 2Phat and locking with the whole crew with Peapops. BEAT TRIX means "Give us the Beats, and we’ll bring on the Trix!" Brought together by our shared passion for dance and music, we are committed to experimenting, innovating and pushing boundaries - but most of all, we’re all about having fun!
Gretchell-Singer/ song writerPhoto credit: Elden Cheung Photography/E.V.E.N.T.
Born and raised in Hong Kong with Chinese and Filipino heritage, Gretchell M. Yanezas original style is a soulful combination of World Music, Latin, Hip Hop, Neo Soul, RnB and Dance Hall. Gretchell continues to dazzle crowds with her singing and live performances ''Its like theatre in a box, you play and explore different characters within you through your vocal chords.'' she claims. ''I am inconsistent even to myself, I love all the different roles I can play, I am a Curiosita and I am committed to testing my limits within the creative industry.
Gregory Moore - Singer/SongwriterPhoto credit: Elden Cheung Photography/E.V.E.N.T.
"..I am a songwriter that has not written a song in years...I improvise until words stick...The concept of this project is to let the songs write themselves... Lately I have been focusing on a variety of ideas that deal with the mystery of the human soul; be it a killer on death row, a prostitute or a schizophrenic...and I also do less heavy stuff (Love songs etc...). I spend most of my time singing on the streets, abandoned beaches as well as the mountaintop hoping to find something sacred..."
Tanya Bennett- Illustrator"Tanya is a British fashion illustrator and artist based in Hong Kong. Using traditional, digital, and mixed media platforms, she uniquely mixes art and fashion illustration to explore and celebrate the beauty within all women, even if they don’t quite fit the norm. Each image is labeled with its own ‘Doris’ moniker - ‘Rainy Day Doris’, ‘Melancholy Doris’, ‘Winged Doris’... Bennett, their creator even has a Doris name of her own - ‘Pirate Doris’ - which in a way bonds the artist tightly with her art, like a mother to her slightly disturbed and malnourished offspring"
Tanya will be showcasing a selection of her most recent works.
zero nOir - Fashion LabelPhoto credit: Elden Cheung Photography/E.V.E.N.T.
zero nOir is a chic and sexy Australian fashion label. Designs come in small runs, limited editions and one off pieces, zero nOir is exclusive and individual. With a design philosophy for quality and detail, colour and print design, zero nOir is a must have for every fashionister girls wardrobe!
Check out the clothes here: www.zeronoir.com
Lucius Clark - VocalistLucius has participated in many music groups and choirs. It was at the Mississippi State University Jazz and Classical Choir where he learned to control his large voice – by fuelling it with emotion. Lucius has had extensive training in multiple genres of music since then, including everything from classical works to R&B. Coming to Shanghai gave him a taste of the fresh and experimental, it was here that he was able to try new sounds and to dabble in Rock 'n' Roll. Soon after arriving, he formed a band called LX with friend Maxime Lenik, and together they played big venues in Shanghai as well as touring across China, leading Shanghaiist to conclude that Lucius 'can sing like nobody's business'. After touring, Lucius then sang backing vocals for Indian artist Majit Lovelight in NYC. Within a few months, he decided that it was time to step out again on his own, to re-initiate his trip to Shanghai, and to finish what he had started
¨ ... In 2008 Lucius entered into an endorsement deal with Sennheiser China, a German audio technology company that provides equipment and service for Lucius’ microphones and in-ear monitoring system. Lucius composed his song “If You Believe” as the theme song for the charity organization OB China ( www.obchina.org), and performed it for the first time at an EU-supported fundraising event in Beijing in May 2009.
CYDI - Hong Kong based band -dedicated to 'coming up with something funky'.Photo credit: Elden Cheung Photography/E.V.E.N.T.
Manager, Singer, Song Writer
Jeff was born and raised in America. Originally from New York, he has been performing, acting, and singing since a young age. With an intense love for the arts he continues to peruse his passion of music and theatre with writing music and teaching drama. He happily calls Hong Kong his current home and now with new friends and colleges he continues to keep the dream alive of music and art imitating life.
Songwriter, Producer, Mixer, Audio Technician
Zach Stark, was born in America and raised around the world. He has been composing and producing music since he arrived in Hong Kong, but has spent his life on the inside of a studio. Currently living in Hong kong he is studying a bachelor of fine arts, majoring in graphic design at the new SCAD campus.
MC, Song Writer, Artist
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Johnny attended The King George V high school where he found his love for music. While most kids in his year were listening to Blink 182, Good Charlotte and Sum41, Johnny found solace in hip hop. During his high school years he was heavily influenced by the sounds of such artists like Tupac, Nas, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Jurassic 5 and The Pharcyde. At the age of sixteen he moved to Seattle USA to continue his studies where he furthered developed his abilities in the realm of hip hop. In 2008 Johnny returned to hong kong and started working as a freelance MC for different clubs. Recently he and a couple of other rappers formed a collective under the name Yellow Boy ENT where they put out songs every week.
-----------------------------Elia Astorino - MusicianPhoto credit: Elden Cheung Photography/E.V.E.N.T.
Elia has just returned from Italy where he made the final's of the Italian idol competition, his vocal range and skills are really impressive for such a young performer at only 21 years, and with a very impressive wide ranging repertoire.
Elia is the only male singer of his kind in HK that classified as "Classical lounge" singing a wide range of modern and classic’s to include Jazz, Swing, Bossa, Soul and Opera.
Mixing up the songs in Italian, English, Spanish and French. Names such as Sinatra, Andrea Bocelli, Alessandro Safrina, Josh Groban, Bing Crosby, Elvis, Elton John, Il Divo, Nat King Cole....are all on Elia's play list.
-----------------------------SoHuman - Heartgrey x Popper 88 - Beatboxer & DancerPopper88, the iconic popping dancer, HeartGrey, the number 1 human beatboxer in town. [SoHuman] is going to shut your iPod up, The most electrifying robot dance & beatbox performance, LIVE!
OPEN MIC SESSION - Artist's may promote themselves and their work during the open mic session
See our past E.V.E.N.T photos here by Elden Cheung: http://www.fotop.net/Gma/EVENT
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Big Thank You for everyone's support throughout 2008 and 2009. Just wanted to show you all our E.V.E.N.T commercial that would not have been possible without the growing artist community here in HK.
Bigger and better in 2010.
Special Thanks to:
and of course the whole Alive Not Dead Team.
We’re thrilled to have Kinky Malinki’s resident DJ Grant Richards perform poolside at The Venetian. Richards has traveled the globe bringing the kinky vibes to Jakarta, Singapore and Egypt's Pacha and now – Macao. Passionate about music, he has an amazing knack for crafting some of the most diverse DJ sets around. Joining Richards in Macao are DJs Miles Slater, Re:Flex, Tai Pan Dan & Arun R, who will keep the party going well into the wee hours.
If you have an insatiable appetite for great music and fun, you’ll love this party. Kinky Malinki creates the sexiest, funkiest and the most attractive parties around for clubbers who like things well, a little bit kinky.
Venue: The Poolside at The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel
Time: 3pm till lateTickets: MOP $280 or purchase a great value Ticket & Ferry package for MOP $368
Includes return CotaiJet from Hong Kong to Macau and a special gift upon arrival at the party (while stocks last).
(Offer ends Fri 9th October 2009)
Admission will be granted only to persons aged 18 and aboveBooking: Online with CotaiTicketing™:www.cotaiticketing.comMacau: 853 2882 8818 / Hong Kong: 852 6333 6660
Kinky Malinki General Hotline: 852 6804 8913 or firstname.lastname@example.org Cabana Bookings: There are a limited amount of deluxe cabanas that can be reserved. Cabanas are available at MOP$5,000 which includes 1 magnum of Moët & Chandon Champagne & 1 magnum of Belvedere Vodka including mixers. Call 852 6804 8913 / 853 8118 9826 email@example.com more information.
Starting from 930pm- The line up:
'Quatro Ritmo': A four piece acoustic band playing different genres of music ranging from Pop, Rock, Reggae to World music and a little bit of club/house music. ( Highly recommended and NOT TO BE MISSED)
Maggie Hou: Singer/ Actress Maggie Hou credits her hard-work and dedication to get to where she is now: one of Vancouver’s most well-known and much talked about celebrities :
Beatboxer 'Heartgrey' & Travis Pang : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOq6rCsh7Mw&feature=PlayList&p=A0B3D28F644E9DAD&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=4http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIA7yoIvzFc The Queen B's: 'Bollywood'
Regan from Soulsense
& DJ Anand: Sound Engineer
FREE VODKA COCKTAIL BETWEEN 10pm-11pm DJ starts @ 930pm
Performances start @ 10pm
Open Mic session @ 1030pm
You Make it Happen!
Re:Flex is on the move!
So I fly out to Beijing in the morning to start on the Hennessy Artistry Tour 2009. Stay tuned for updates along the way, but most likely when I get back to local soil :) Any AlivenotDead Artists in Beijing on Thursday night, hit me up! Maybe we can meet up. As for anyone else, you can catch the tour on the following dates/cities:
Sept 18, Tianjin
Sept 19, Shenyang
Sept 25, Guangzhou
Sept 26, Wuhan
Nov 20, Hangzhou
Nov 21, Nanjing
ONCE AGAIN ITS ON...#_____________________________________
THIS SATURDAYSEPTEMBER 12th#GROUNDED- HIP HOPSHOWCASE
Party Starts at 9:30pm
FREE COSMOSFor Ladies from 10 - 11pm
Featuring DJ sets by: DJ G CLUB PI (HK)
RE:FLEX E.V.E.N.T. (NYC, HK) alivenotdead.com/reflex
With Special guest MC's throughout the night.#_____________________________________ PHOTOS FROM LASTGROUNDED:::
THIS SATURDAYJULY 25th#GROUNDED - HIP HOPSHOWCASE
Party Starts at 9:30pm
FREE COSMOSFor Ladies from 10 - 11pm
DJConstant LEE TORONTO, HK alivenotdead.com/constantlee
RE:FLEX E.V.E.N.T. (NYC, HK) alivenotdead.com/reflex
With Special guest MC's throughout the night.#_____________________________________ PHOTOS FROM JUNEGROUNDED:::
This Sunday!E.V.E.N.T.'s FIRST ANNIVERSARY and WEBSITE LAUNCHAll AnD Artists make sure to come early for FREEBelvedere Vodka and
Canapes from The Flying Pan
Check the animated invite here: http://www.alivenotdead.com/ images/misc/EVENT/Event- Invite-FINAL-320x240.mov
@ The Cavern, LKF
Arrival of VIP & Media 6pm-7pm
SHOW: 7pm-10pm ( Guest speakers,Host,video and performances)
DRESS CODE: Black tie/ formal
See you there!
Re:Flex is @ WeSC JAM SESSION - May 6th W/ Strech Armstrong (nyc) & Yasumasa Yonehara (jpn) SPEAK UP! Wednesday May18th @ Philia Lounge HK's orig ...Read more
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