Ocean Lam (Hong Kong)
From BruCON 2016
Twisting her listeners through deep techno sounds to warm house tracks, as dub techno chords, pumping basslines and delicate vocals drift together, Ocean’s music is simple but moody, favoring human feelings over machine-like clicks and pops.
In only a few short years since her 2008 debut, Ocean Lam has positioned herself as one of the leaders in Hong Kong’s electronic music scene. A former resident at Yumla, she has moved on to start two successful and distinctly different monthly nights at the famed Bassment Bar: FoxTrot, an all-female DJ night grounded in fun vibes; and Humdrum Hong Kong House and Techno, hosting international stalwarts including Ryan Elliott, Deetron, Dirt Crew, Dave DK, Glitterbug, I-Robots, and Spieltape, to name but a few.
Outside of her own Hong Kong events, Ocean has been the go-to choice to support other international names like Jimpster, Efdemin, Namito, Luke Hess, Till von Sein, Technasia and Marko Fürstenberg. She has had headlining slots at Hong Kong’s biggest music festival, Clockenflap, for three years running, and has been booked for corporate events for global brands such as Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana. Her performances abroad in places like Renate (Berlin), Sweden, Beijing and Thailand as well as her recent releases on Beatport have given the world a reason to keep an ear towards Hong Kong’s blossoming electronic underground.
Since 2010 she’s released two singles on Yumla Records, “Weirdos” and “Is All She Wants”, as well as 2013’s “Loosen Up”, released on Typhoon 8 Records. 2014 will see Ocean move on from the Humdrum collective to launch her solo event “Hypnotic”, complementing her semi-regular podcast of the same name.
Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/ocean-1 Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hypnotic.hongkong Humdrum: http://humdrumhk.wordpress.com/ Facebook Humdrum: https://www.facebook.com/humdrumhongkong RA: http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/oceanlam
Mixsets: Live DJ set @Oma HK: http://soundcloud.com/ocean-1/ocean-oma-hong-kong-22-2-2014 Hypnotic podcast set: http://soundcloud.com/ocean-1/sets/hypnotic-podcast/ Live DJ set @Paloma Bar (Berlin): https://soundcloud.com/ocean-1/ocean-lam-sad-paloma-bar
Track released: https://soundcloud.com/typhoon8records/loosen-up-ocean-lam