Friday - 4.8.16

Do Hits Presents: Motherland Tour

DO HITS PRESENTS: MOTHERLAND
The Journey of Chinese Beat Makers

With their serial compilation releases, Beijing-based music label/party organization Do Hits has brought in great amount of Chinese-characterized music from both in and out of the country. This time they are joining hands with their brothers from overseas. Do Hits co-founder Howie Lee and his partner Zhangyang the drummer, will be touring China with LA’s producer Mike Gao, Nehzuil from Australia, and Bohan Phoenix from New York.

Howie Lee, a Beijing-born, Taipei-based musician, fuses together his Chinese heritage and British training, creating his own niche of UK bass-heavy sound mixed with Chinese melodies. He is featured in international publications and blogs such as i-D and MAD DECENT. He also performed at international festivals such as SXSW. Mike Gao is a producer and music technologist from Los Angeles. His style is futuristic, forward thinking and always attempting to push the conventions of Hip- Hop. Gao also takes it a step further. With a PhD in Music Technology, he builds music-making equipment while others use what they have. Nehzuil is an Australian producer known for putting out amazing originals, reworks and remixes of multiple tunes we know and love. He Recently shut down the internet with his beautiful tribute to Amy Winehouse with his ‘Love Is A Losing Game” remix. Bohan Phoenix is an MC from China by the way of Boston, Massachusetts, now resides in NYC. He is most known for X Years, which signified Bohan’s reaching 20 years of life. The project is accompanying with singles and music videos. With his partner Jachary Beats, Bohan had produced 7 albums in the past 2 years.

Connected only through their heritage, these new era rock stars go on an epic music journey to curate music through their Chinese identity. VICE China will document this tour, bringing you the finding of inspiration and the exploring of Eastern Electronic music on VICE’s music channel Noisey.

HOWIE LEE

– China’s most progressive producer Howie Lee fuses together his Chinese heritage and British training, creating his own niche of UK bass-heavy sound mixed with Chinese melodies.

– Released Borderless Shadows EP via world’s renowned UK tastemaker Trapdoor Records, and debut album Mu Che Shan Chu on LA’s label Alpha Pup.

– Featured in international publications and blogs such as i-D and MAD DECENT. Performed at international festivals such as SXSW.

– Has been supported from industrial veterans such as Plastician(Rinse FM/Terrorhythm), Scratcha DVA(Rinse/ Hyperdub), e Gaslamp Killer(Brianfeeder), Joe Kay(Soulection), Om Unit(Civial Music) and more.

MIKE GAO

– Mike Gao is a producer and music technologist from Los Angeles. His style is futuristic, forward thinking and always attempting to push the conventions of Hip Hop. He makes beat scene and bass music to find the next aesthetic while ironically playing with existing idioms and conventions.

– Regular spots at: Low End Theory, Outlook Festival, Big Chill Festival, Satta Outside Festival, Reyjkavik Arts Festival, MacWorld, Lightning in a Bottle, Spam n Eggs, Team Supreme LA & SF, Soulection Shows.

– Releases on Alpha Pup, HW&W Recordings, Finest Ego, All City Records, Galapagos4.

NEHZUIL

– Australian producer known for putting out amazing originals, reworks and remixes of multiple tunes we know and love.

– Most known for his soul infused remixes, ranging from Pharrell & Diplo through to Aaliyah, Drizzy and fellow Australian based game changer Jordan Rakei.

– Recently shut down the internet with his beautiful tribute to Amy Winehouse with his “Love Is A Losing Game” remix.

BOHAN PHOENIX

– Bohan is an MC from China by the way of Boston, Massachusetts, now resides in NYC.

– Most known for X Years, which signified Bohan’s reaching 20 years of life; 10 of which were spent in China and the other 10 in the United States. The project is accompanying with singles and music videos.

– Started attending NYU in 2010 and roomed with Jachary Beats, another Boston artist who would go on to becoming a frequent collaborator of Bohan and also produce the entirety of his most recent EP, loveloveEP.

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