The music of Zach Saginaw, who records as Shigeto, has always cross-wired of a host of different musical influences. His EPs Semi-Circle and What We Held Onto explored his grandmothers experience from a US internment camp through ambient, beat-driven tracks, using samples of his grandmothers voice. His debut album Full Circle was a culmination of these EPs, employing obsessive field recording and meticulous percussion to create sumptuous instrumental hip-hop. 2012s sophomore album Lineage was a musical journey through his heritage set to the sounds of jazz, hip-hop, funk and folk. And 2012’s No Better Time Than Now was an album about living in the moment, with songs that seemed to be harbingers of change and immediacy (“First Saturn Return,” “Soul Searching”).
On Intermission, Saginaw places all of those disparate sounds side by side, offering a snapshot both of where he has been as an artist, as well as where he is going. “Intermission grew out of the idea that I have all of these places I want to go; even though I’m not there yet, these are six little signposts along the way.” In the years since No Better Time Than Now, Shigeto’s experience as a musician has only deepened. He recorded tracks for the Detroit rapper ZelooperZ, and performed with jazz legend Dave Douglass’ High Risk Project. “I couldn’t accept the fact that I was hanging,” he laughs. “I was like, wait, I dropped out of jazz school, how does this work?” “But what it did was make me realize that music is music—you don’t have to be a certain type of musician or trained in a certain way in order to contribute to something. It was very liberating.”
That sense of liberation comes through in every track on Intermission. It’s not electronic music, it’s not jazz, it’s not hip-hop—it’s all of those; “Pulse” blends glacial electronics with plinking vibraphones (“That song is kind of a dancefloor-type song, which is different for me,” Saginaw says). On the other end of the spectrum entirely are “Gently” and “Deep Breathing,” two moody, spacious, beat-less songs that spin soft strands of synth over empty air. Taken together, the songs tell the story of an artist with a broad musical background stretching out and exploring his influences. “When I’m having a lot of fun, that’s how I know when I’m on to something,” he says. “Like the first time you ever realized you could plug a microphone into your interface and record your own sounds, and your whole world was changed. Intermission is like that for me—its about getting that feeling again.”
Fish & Meat specialize in ingredients that speak for themselves and food that you crave week in, week out. Designed with Scandinavian influences and a modern farm décor, the interior pairs uniquely with the food and the concept of “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
Stockton is a hidden restaurant and bar. It's a journey back to a time long forgotten which was arguably the last time of true classic, unpretentious decadence. Lobsters, oysters and caviar adorned the tables. Champagne and fine single malts flow. Bonhomie and good times were the order of the day.
ALTN8 have appointed Stockton as our VIP and Backstage area. With the support of Devialet providing an unrivaled sound experience we will be providing live stream video of two stages so guest don't miss a moment of the action.
CÉ LA VI
CÉ LA VI is situated at the height of Hong Kong’s nightlife scene – with the top three floors of California Tower in LKF, CÉ LA VI is undoubtedly the place to be and be seen, especially for those looking to party hard with the city’s clubbing crew.
Occupying a commanding presence that offers breathtaking panoramic views, CÉ LA VI’s setting towers over the rest of the city, carefully chosen to whisk our guests away from the world that lies below.
Spanning three floors and over 8,000 square feet CÉ LA VI is comprised of three individual offerings of Restaurant, Club and rooftop Sky Deck; all of which fuse seamlessly to create a unique and flawless, multifaceted experience.
Halcyon is the newest addition to the infamous Wyndham Street, opening as a cafe in the daytime and transitioning into a late night bar. The focus is on music and cocktails, with a world class sound system and a line up of HKs best DJs.
Halcyon is our appointed tickets redemption point. All ticket holders should present their tickets at this venue and will be issued with a wristband. Ticket sales on the day will be operated here subject to availability.
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Mercedes me is a lifestyle brand extension from the world’s automotive leader. With twenty meters of hand-selected, polished marble surrounded by brass trims, tanned hides and varnished woods we have engineered a culinary experience that will once again confirm Mercedes Benz brand as dynamic innovators who continue to push the envelope to be ‘The Best or Nothing’. Continually pushing every boundary, everyday, our menu is built on the same philosophy, drawing inspiration from Spain, Japan and Peru, arguably some of the most creative and technically advance food creators today.
Developed by Cathal Kiely, the Irish F&B owner who has built some of Hong Kong’s more successful venues, Rúla Búla is part of the Irish expression ‘Ri Ra agus Rúla Búla’ which translates to ‘uproar and commotion’ in the context of a celebratory and good time. He is joined by his business partners and close friends Conor Clancy and Ravi Breyer. The concept design is influenced by warehouse type bars in the meatpacking district of New York. The bar has built up a reputation for having a great happy hour vibe and an infectious party atmosphere at night!
Set in a dramatic, cinematic 1950’s interior by Hong Kong designer Joyce Wang, SPIGA captures the romance and intrigue of vintage Italy, introducing guests to a different Italy on each visit.
SPIGA is the first restaurant outside Italy for its celebrity chef, Enrico Bartolini. Chef Bartolini is renowned for truly authentic Italian cuisine, preparing traditional dishes using innovative techniques and quality Italian ingredients.
Since opening its doors in 2004, VOLAR has consistently entertained as one of the hottest dance clubs that defines Hong Kong’s ever-growing nightlife. Boasting a Turbosound system, over 100 million real and virtual LED pixels, this award-winning underground establishment has showcased an impressive DJ line up with more than 250 international DJ’s visiting in the past 9 years.
With its assuming entrance situated directly on lively and atmospheric Wyndham Street, Zafran offers a distinct, multi-faceted vibe contained its spacious basement site. Boasting three separate rooms, Zafran's focus is not only Spanish tapas, late night drinking or world class DJ's - but all three and more.