Hula Honeys China / Japan Tour 2013

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Find the tour dates below...

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live: NHK’KOYXEN (JP)
live: BIT-TUNER (CH)
live: FELDERMELDER (NY / CH)
DJ: NIK! (CH)
DJ: SOULT (CH)

May 9th thru June 8th, 2013 - details below!

In Co-operation with Miro-China , IOIC , Flying Swimming and Junichi Saichi.
Kindly supported by Pro Helvetia , Popkredit Zürich , Aargauer Kuratorium , Etat de Fribourg , Fondation Suisa .

The Hula Honeys are awfully proud to announce that there are BIG things in the pipeline: From May 9th until June 8th, Bit-Tuner , NHK'Koyxen, Feldermelder , nik! and Soult will be touring through China and Japan to showcase the label's sound.

When it comes to electronica that crosses genre borders, this package brings together some of the most independent, forward thinking artists: NHK’Koyxen, who has a mastered sound art and purest dance music with releases on Mille Plateaux or PAN, Feldermelder with his unbelievable live and improvisation skills, Bit-Tuner with his own, bass heavy signature sound, and Nik! & Soult, who belong to the rare class of versatile, electronic music DJs.

Setting off from this point, we’ve put together a tour that reaches out over the Chinese cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Guanzhou and Shenzhen, stops over at the first edition of Art Basel Hong Kong and heads on to Japan to cover the cities of Tokyo, Niigata, Osaka and Kyoto. More confirmed shows will be announced soon.

The Chinese dates are being realized in collaboration with Miro-China and the Institute of Incoherent Cinematography , which is setting up a parallel tour throughout China with more of the Honeys' artists.

BIT-TUNER (live act)

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"Bit-Tuner is the master of booming basswalls and sweeping noises" - 20minuten

A Bit-Tuner live show means heavy beats, blown up bass sounds, gloomy athmospheres, acid-driven melodies and uproaring soundscapes. His musical field of expression reaches from Hip Hop Beats to Electronica, Noise, theatre productions and film soundtracks.

In his energy-driven concerts, Bit-Tuner oscillates between Downbeats, Electronica and Post-Dubstep, while he pulls his tracks together to become a gloomy, but still euphoric bass monster. Live he has shared the stages with Acts like Kelpe, Jon Hopkins, Ben Frost, Jimi Tenor, Modeselektor, Shakleton, Zomby or Actress.

Bit-Tuner has collaborated with and / or remixed various rappers like Bleubird (Florida), Oddateee (Deadverse Rec.), Sole (Anticon) or Sensational (WordSound/NYC), Filewile (Mouthwatering Rec.), Omega Takeshi (88:Komaflash), Audio88 (Berlin).

Links:

www.bit-tuner.net , Bit-Tuner Soundcloud , Bit-Tuner Discogs

NHK'Koyxen (live act)

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Musician, drawing artist and promoter NHK'Koyxen was born in Osaka and lives in Osaka and Berlin. He studied architecture and has been making music since 1992. His 1st album "Upside Down" was released on Mille Plateaux in 1998. He has collaborated with Merzbow, Sensational, Autechre's Sean Booth, Mika Vainio, Conrad Schnitzler and many more. Since 2002, he runs a label for contemporary music and art events in Japan.

Links:

NHK'Koyxen on Soundcloud , NHK'Koyxen Website

FELDERMELDER (live act)

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„He creates music that was once aptly described as „the lost art of keeping a secret“ – Spezialmaterial Records

Feldermelder has been performing on stages all over the world for over ten years – clubs in Switzerland know his music just as well as the museums, forests, raves and festivals all over Europe, Russia, Japan, USA, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina and Chile. He is also an innovative remixer for Sinner DC, Scrubber Fox, Mochipet, The Sign & the Opposite and many others.

Equipped with analogue synthesizers and controlled digital equipment, Feldermelder creates ever evolving sound universes in which rhythm, simplicity and complexity interlock elastically.With his album “The Echo Circus” on Spezialmaterial, Feldermelder makes clear what he means by this: athmospheric, deconstructed tracks mutate into stomping beat-tracks. His new album “Henriks Fishing Catapult” is scheduled to be released on Everest Records in 2013.

Links:

Feldermelder Website , Feldermelder on Soundcloud , Feldermelder on Discogs

NIK! (dj)

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„dinky darkness & twisted sunshine“ - Hula Honeys

DJ & producer Nik! has been causing disturbance with his sets, sounds and events for years. As one half of the DJ-tag-team The Dean Soniks (w/ Soult), as promoter, as a co-founder of the label Hula Honeys or as solo-DJ: his activities are always about the connections between related music and styles, about music between tradition and innovation, about heavy basslines and hymns.

He is known for sets that oscillate between styles - bring things together - opening windows to musical dawn, or doom. His Releases and Remixes on Hula Honeys and Quiet Records develop their grooves based on Dub, HipHop and Electronica.

Nik! has shared the stages of clubs and festivals in Switzerland, Germany, Hungary and Latvia with names like Mouse on Mars, Laurel Halo, DMX Krew, NHK'Koyxen, Donna Summer, Funckarma, Cylob, Ceephax, Wisp, Karl Marx Stadt or Otto von Schirach.

Links:

Nik! on Soundcloud , Nik! on Mixcloud , Nik! on Facebook , Nik! on Discogs

SOULT (dj)

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„dinky darkness & twisted sunshine“ - Hula Honeys

Soult has been active as DJ, producer and master of chaos for years. Together with Nik!, he forms the DJ-tag-team The Dean Soniks.

Soult is unpredictable - breaking the limits of styles and rolling over the dancefloors of the world with shinig dance tripping hazards. He has stood behind the turntables in Bombay, Latvia, Poland, France, Austria, Germany and many basements in Switzerland. Back in the 90ies, he organised excessive nights in clubs and forests as one of the founders of the legendary Jungle Crew Tsunami.

As Soult, he is releasing his own music on his mysterious Tape Label Inner Noise and on Hula Honeys. Since January 2010, he runs the monthly mix series Soultmonth, on wich he digs through his record collection and deals with styles or moods of music, one at a time.

Links:

Soultmonth Series , Soult on Mixcloud , Soult on Discogs

Dates:

09.05. / Yugong Yishan, Beijing / Hula Honeys Label Night

Lineup: Fell, NHK'Koyxen, Bit-Tuner, Feldermelder, Nik!

10.05. / MAS, Beijing / IOIC Tour Opening Night

Lineup: Bit-Tuner, Feldermelder, NHK’Koyxen, FELL

10.05. / Haze Club, Beijing

Lineup: Nik!, Soult, Michael Vonplon

11.05. / Postmountain (Museum of Modern Art), Beijing / Waveform presents

Lineup: NHK'Koyxen, Bit-Tuner, Feldermelder, Nik! & Soult

12.05. / Yugong Yishan, Beijing / IOIC NIGHT

The Hula Honeys Orchestra: Feldermelder, NHK Koyxen, Bit-Tuner, Fell

13.05. / Zayia Lab, Beijing / IOIC NIGHT

Lineup: Feldermelder & FELL & Koyxen

14.05. / Zayia Lab, Beijing / IOIC NIGHT

Lineup: IOKOI & Bit-Tuner, Dada

16.05. / Shelter, Shanghai / Hula Honeys Label Night

Lineup: NHK'Koyxen, Bit-Tuner, Feldermelder, Nik!, Soult

17.05. / On Stage, Shanghai / IOIC NIGHT

Lineup: Feldermelder & NHK'Koyxen

17.05. / Lune, Shanghai

Lineup: Soult, Nik!, Feldermelder (DJ), Ben Huang

18.05. / Lawn of West Lake Tian Di , Hangzhou (In collaboration with Pro Helvetia Shanghai)

IOIC Screening: IOKOI, DADA & FELL
Hula Honeys Showcase: NHK'Koyxen, Bit-Tuner, Feldermelder, Nik! & Soult

19.05. / On Stage, Shanghai / IOIC NIGHT

The Hula Honeys Orchestra: IOKOI, Feldermelder, Bit-Tuner, NHK’Koyxen & FELL

20.05. / Livehouse, Guangzhou / Hula Honeys Label Night

Lineup: NHK'Koyxen, Feldermelder, Bit-Tuner

21.05. / B10, Shenzhen / Hula Honeys Label Night

Lineup: NHK'Koyxen, Feldermelder, Bit-Tuner

22.05. / Backstage, Hong Kong (Art Basel Hong Kong)

IOIC Screenings: Feldermelder, Bit-Tuner / DJs: Nik! & Soult

23.05. / Backstage, Hong Kong (Art Basel Hong Kong)

IOIC Screenings: Feldermelder, FELL, IOKOI / DJ: Bit-Tuner

30.05. /  Hula Honeys live on Dommune.com

Lineup: NHK'Koyxen, Bit-Tuner, Feldermelder, Nik!, Soult
live on air from 9pm till midnight on www.dommune.com

31.05. / Woal, Takasaki / Hula Honeys Label Night

Lineup: NHK'Koyxen, Bit-Tuner, Feldermelder, Nik!, Soult

01.06. / The Golden Pigs, Niigata / Hula Honeys Label Night

Lineup: NHK'Koyxen, Bit-Tuner, Feldermelder, Nik!, Soult

03.06. / Conpass, Osaka / Hula Honeys Label Night

Lineup: NHK'Koyxen, Bit-Tuner, Feldermelder, Nik!

08.06. Heavy Sick , Tokyo / Hula Honeys Label Night

Lineup: NHK'Koyxen, Bit-Tuner, Feldermelder, Nik!


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