12月8日

Asian Vibes pres. China Debut Series #16 – Stephanie Sykes

Asian Vibes is bringing UK dark techno producer Stephanie Sykes for her China debut. A regular guest/resident dj of world infamous club Berghai, Tresor, and Khidi. Her music released under Dasha Rush’s Fullpanda, Tommy Four Seven’s 47, and many other pioneer techno labels. Substance, quality and diversity are the driving forces behind the enigmatic artist. Stephanie strives to bring a raw and gritty modern spin on ambient, techno and experimental electronica, carefully curated and skilfully arranged into one seamless journey. Supported by Erythrina from Japan and Asian Vibes residents, with visual arts by VJ Keefer.
Stephanie Sykes
Born in Germany, now living in Rugby and raised on a diet of techno, a travel-laden up bringing combined with a natural penchant for experimental and diverse soundscapes have paved the foundations for Stephanie Sykes to develop a highly unique musical voice, one unrestricted by boundaries and defined by deviation.
Her first foray into the production world accumulated in a two-track contribution on Luna Tactus on Fullpanda, together with Swedish artist Fjader. Spanning hypnotic, sonic-fused experimental techno with a broody, ambient undercurrent, Stephanie’s two tracks – Perplex and Hypo – served as a fine introduction into her stylistically techno-blemished sound.
This aesthetic carries over into her DJ sets, and explains why she’s been invited to grace the decks at places like Berghain, Tresor and Corsica Studios; moreover, it’s led to a residency at Khidi in Tbilisi as well as one of the UKs best known after-hours Jaded in London as well as ledgendary Atomic Jam in Birmingham. Her sonic presence as a DJ recently promoted Resident Advisor to award her Inner Escape Podcast as RA Mix of The Day.
Substance, quality and diversity are the driving forces behind the enigmatic artist who has so far made a serious impact on the techno circuit in the early stages of her career. In both the studio and behind the decks Stephanie strives to bring a raw and gritty modern spin on ambient, techno and experimental electronica, carefully curated and skilfully arranged into one seamless journey.
Erythrina
Japan-born Erythrina, named after her home island, Okinawa’s flower. Has been raised with the traditional music of her tropical home as well as 80s music from the Japanese mainland. During an internship for an Amsterdam based Japanese Music label she fell in love with the European electronic underground  music culture and started to produce and to DJ.
After her stay in Europe she had her DJ debut in an Indonesian seaside club on Bali where she played for a month. Returning to Okinawa she quickly discovered Red Room, the best spot for underground music on the island where she is holding a residency since. Had her China debut in Shanghai’s infamous underground club The Mansion. Erythrina’s music focuses on driving techno and hypnotic house with a slight touch of her Japanese heritage.
Max Shen
Asian Vibes resident dj, founder of “4*4*4*4″ party series, manager of underground club Arkham in Shanghai. Max has 14 years experience in the electronic music industry. He started DJing at the age of 18, has always stayed true to promoting deep house and techno, where his passion lies. His reliable 4*4 beats blended with German electroic flavor always stay at the cutting edge of trends, and never be affected by trends.
Yoshinaga
Japanese DJ based in Shanghai since 2003. Founder of Asian Vibes. His sets are meant to be effective to techno crowds, they work like a charm, but expect the flawlessly unexpected. Started project “China Debut Series” in 2013, invited many international artists to Shanghai for their debut performance, while keep exploring the Chinese underground electronic scene with local djs.
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