Hong Kong Beat mobile disco wishes all its listeners and followers a very merry Christmas!

There’s a lot of Christmas music about, and even artists you wouldn’t normally associate with cheesy Xmas tunes have brought out singles and, in some cases, whole albums of music – some are cheesy remakes of traditional classics, others soulful or funky, others brand new quirky, raunchy and riotous tunes.

In the spirit of Christmas partying and music for all clientele, Hong Kong Beat presents a 90 minute set from a recent Xmas party, of remakes and originals from (mostly) more contemporary artists foot-tappy, finger-snappy,  Xmas music for dinner, before getting on into the evening for some party music.

So wishing all my family, friends, clients, listeners and followers a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year for 2016!

Hong Kong Beat mobile disco presents 2015 K-pop

K-pop… Images of cutesy girl groups, outrageously-styled boy bands, and PSY… are what are conjured up in most people’s minds, mostly unfamiliar with the music scene in South Korea, often mixing up Japanese ‘para para’ music culture with k-pop.

While some of those images might be pretty close to home – except for the ‘cutesy’ look, with more and more music videos by girl groups  being restricted to showing after the evening watershed – popular music in South Korea, and especially dance music, has been incorporating western rap and techno since the 90s, and in the 21st century has developed  a recognizable ‘Korean wave’ urban sound, incorporating hip hop and rap, as well as techno and electro, beats and riffs either blended with pop, or just produced as outright urban dance tracks.

Here’s a 30ish-minute selection of some of the urban sounds of 2015 K-pop.

Hong Kong Beat mobile disco in a Caribbean beach party mood

Yeah, I know it’s almost Christmas and freezing cold in many parts of the World, but it doesn’t matter how cold it is, a bit of cheesy-flavoured calypso, zouk and meringue party music will always get the sun smiling again.

This is an edited 1-hour set from a Caribbean-themed beach party, recorded during the limbo competition.