- French Cowboy and the One (FR)
French Cowboy is the new band from Federico Pellegrini, formerly the lead singer of now-defunct Late Rabbits, which was one of the milestone groups of the 1990s. All voices ahead, sparing no anger or lyricism, they are like beach boys lost in the Arizona desert, where surfer girls have become characters out of Johnny Cash songs.
- Sore (ID)
Formed by childhood friends, Sore (it means late afternoon) have been at the very pinnacle of the Indonesian scene for the past few years. Winning the hearts of hipsters, critics and the mainstream alike, come discover regional talent at its finest and discover why this multi-award winning, venue packing foursome are so revered not just in Indonesia though across SE Asia.
- Qiu Hong (HK)
Ferociously passionate, dedicated and talented, Qiu Hong are prime exponents of the local heavy rock scene, and make their welcome Clockenflap debut with us this year. You will be blown away.
- XXX Bass Showcase (HK)
We’re big fans of what XXX are, and have been, doing in Hong Kong. So we’ve given them a dedicated showcase slot to present the talent whom have been doing so much on a regular basis to help push things musically forward in Hong Kong.
Featuring: Kid Fresh, Enso, Yao and Blood Dunza (Heavy) this is all set to be a sure fire festival smash hit.
- Turtle Giant (MO)
Originally formed in Sao Paolo, Brazil, and currently residing in Macau, Turtle Giant are an irresistible musical force. A rich tapestry of sound and influences meld into a highly endearing performance, that has taken the band far beyond Macau’s borders. With tours to the US, Europe and Asia under their belts, the band are one of the region’s hottest indie acts of this time.
- Sensi Lion (HK)
Sensi Lion is the only local reggae band in Hong Kong, but they may also be the world's only reggae band playing songs in Cantonese. Their Cantonese lyrics are filled with rastafarianism, Zen thoughts with mysticism and metaphorical meanings. Their music meanwhile, creates a spacious environment that through dub beats and heavy bass sound, can be deeply penetrated into the audience’s mind.
- Kevinboy and Jason Kui (HK)
Kevinboy and Jason are a freshly formed group - so fresh, that they don't even have a band name yet. But their individual names are familiar in the Hong Kong music industry: Kevinboy is the drummer for local rap-metal group LMF and punk-rock pioneer Hardpack, while Jason plays guitar for a lot of well-known local artists.
- Stevie G (US)
Stevie G’s DJ career kicked off in 1988, when he was bass player for the seminal underground punk group, The Nation of Ulysses. He he’s headlined alongside DJ Harvey, Miguel Migs and Jose Padilla, and has opened for Snoop Dogg and Fatboy Slim. He’ll be doing an afternoon set on Saturday at the Robot stage.
- Ocean Lam (HK)
A critical part of the Humdrum HK DJ collective, Ocean Lam remains one of the territories top electronic talents. With a solid schedule of gigs in HK and abroad (Germany, Sweden, Beijing and beyond), Ocean’s sets are bursting with personality and seen her become the go-to choice to open for international names like Efdemin, Deetron, Ewan Pearson, Till von Sein, Dirt Crew and Marko Fürstenberg. Twisting her listeners through deep techno tantrums into warm house tracks, she specialises in focusing on introducing as much human emotion as possible into her work.
- Casey Anderson (HK)
Casey Anderson’s take on house and techno is based on his deep reverence for the music’s roots – Detroit techno, Soul Train-style funk, and the cosmic side of all things electronic and German. Ignoring fly-by-night trends and clichés, his DJ sets are playful and unpredictable. Casey is constantly connecting new dots between obscure, classic and futuristic 4/4 dance artists, but never getting too involved in pretentious music to forget there's a stack of anthemic Larry Levan and Depeche Mode tracks waiting for when peak time inevitably arrives.
Co-founder of the party collective Humdrum, he released his first tracks on Italian label Opilec Music (alongside favorites like Derrick May and Todd Terje) before helping fellow Hong Kong DJ Frederic Neve to launch Typhoon 8 Records.
- Devlar (MO)
Heavily inspired by underground Deep & tech sounds in Sao Paulo and Berlin, Devlar’s sound is a deep, sophisticated house and tech. A frequent undercurrent of jazz and piano elements thread through his mixes, which travel through throbbing deep house, more uptempo tech house and pensive, lush techno.
Devlar has held residencies at Club Berlin and Blue Frog in Macau, and is Co-Founder and resident of Flipside events in Macau in addition to Eklectronic and Secret Circus events in Hong Kong. Devlar has toured internationally in Brazil, Japan, Guatemala, Thailand, Cambodia and China. He also has held the stage at Macau’s #1 pool series, Splash, and the Hard Rock Hotel, which is broadcast live by Channel V.
- Frankie Lam, AKW & Lukas (HK)
Frankie Lam, AKW and Lukas are the co-founders of PUSH. Since they came together in 2009, they’ve hosted more than 100 events and brought in international DJs such as Roman Flugel, Christian Smith and Radio Slave. PUSH have carved out a niche all of their own–and have had a hell of a lot of fun in the process.
- Chock Ma (HK)
Sorely missed on the scene following their absence over the past few years, Clockenflap marks a welcome return for Chock Ma.
Marrying the sound of post rock and metal, with a hint of traditional Chinese music, Chock Ma represent the future sound of HK – a fusion of new and old, Easy and West, explosive energy and sublime tranquility. Come see!
- Manic Sheep (TW)
Shoegazing Taiwanese trio Manic Sheep make their HK debut at Clockenflap 2013.
Influenced by the likes of The Kills, Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine, Blur and Yo La Tengo, Manic Sheep have found instant critical and cult status both in Taiwan and beyond. Attracting international attention right from the start, the group have been invited to attend and perform at SXSW, MPF, CMF, NXNE and now Clockenflap HK in 2013.
- Yuen Chi Chung (HK)
Yuen Chi-Chung is one of the most widely respected music critics in Hong Kong, and is renown as the founder of the legendary Chinese independent music magazine “Music Colony Bi-weekly” (aka “MCB”). He’s also a part-time DJ, playing a mix of house and techno, with an amazing set at Clockenflap 2011. Catch him returning to the fest on Saturday!
- Majestic G (HK)
The Majestic G are an original funk/soul septet, consisting of various members of active music veterans in Hong Kong. Their music spans across a wide spectrum, including pop, jazz, soul, funk, indie-rock and classical music, as well as contemporary and traditional Chinese music.
- Vibaholics (HK)
Also known as Roy Malig and Johnathan C., the DJing duo of Vibaholics mix the classically old with the contemporary new– their mixes are endlessly varied, at times featuring disco and 80’s hits, and at others blending modern hip-hop and R&B. It’s a rare treat for old-school DJing fans, so catch ‘em as the sun sets on the Electric Owl stage.
- Mikail (HK)
Mikail (Mikhail Schemm) was born in Hong Kong and raised in Rome. This, coupled with his Swiss and Filipino heritage, exposed him to all kinds of musical influences. Mikail's sound revolves around house with a touch of old-school, and you can hear him spinning from Chicago house to minimal and even banging techno.
- SilHungMo (HK)
Sil Hung Mo (the name means “Little Red Riding Hood”) are one of the most promising of the new breed of independent artists in town. Quite frankly, they’re unreasonably talented and tight for a band so young, and their potential fills us with an excited glee. The band’s promise has already been recognised winning band competitions across town as well as being awarded a coveted slot at 2013 Formoz Festival in Taiwan.
- Living Discoheads (HK)
Living Discoheads are a Hong Kong DJ collective featuring Tedman Lee, Tin Lok and Mni Selector. They play a mash-up mix of disco and electro, and are regulars on the DJing circuit at events around Hong Kong. Catch their Saturday afternoon set at the Robot stage.
- G’old Korea Vinyl (KR)
G’old Korea Vinyl – short for Good Old Korea Vinyl – is a mixtape series started by DIY art collective SuperColourSuper, playing lost Korean oldies from the ‘60s through to the early ‘90s. They’re put together to show that there’s more to Korean music than K-Pop, with influences ranging from Hendrix to Stevie Nicks, The Cars to Cyndi Lauper.
- Richie Lionel (PH)
When he's not stomping giant cockroaches or dodging jeepneys in Manila he likes to DJ around town and occasionally juggle for Poubelle International. Richie once tried to dance on the ceiling all night long - and sprained his ankle.
- Taku Hirayama (JP)
DJ Taku started his DJing and remix career at 17, playing at numerous clubs around Tokyo, Japan. His style is influenced heavily by electronica, house, hip-hop, rock and 1980s tunes. He regularly plays in Shibuya and will be on the decks at the Silent Disco on Saturday afternoon.
- The Bollands (HK)
From Taiwanese pizza rooftops, through the dirty streets of India to international music festivals, The Bollands are on a mission to play everywhere for everyone. Joyce (piano & percussion) and Christian (guitar) come from pretty different backgrounds, but they play hearty folk songs about the twists and turns of life. Their aim in life is to get everyone stomping and singing.
- Kelly Dance (HK)
Kelly Dance is an itinerant artist. She has lived in Australia, Fiji and Indonesia, amongst the clouds in Hong Kong, flamenco masters in Seville and the after glow of 24 hour Tesco’s in London.
Dance’s songs are haunted by these places.
- Dark Himaya (HK)
Dark Himaya is a Hong Kong band that was formed in 2009. They bring together lyrics that express the melancholic truth about being human, harmonizing vocals, expressive yet ambient guitars, haunting piano and atmospheric synth sounds.
- Kevin Kaho Tsui (HK)
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Kevin Tsui is an acoustic singer-songwriter who started learning the guitar just three years ago. After posting cover videos on YouTube, he gained an immense following, soon after releasing an EP collecting the songs.
- Crimes Against Pop (UK)
Crimes Against Pop are DJ soldiers of fortune, playing pop, hip-hop, electronica and eclectica. If you're sick of clubs where the music is impossible to dance to, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, check out Crimes Against Pop.
- Ed Rollo (AU)
Ed Rollo is a professional drummer, DJ and producer. Originally from Sydney, Australia, he now calls Hong Kong home and is pushing the city’s limits in terms of his love for electronic music. Rollo explores a variety of genres, ranging from slow funky house through to bouncy tech house.
- Shhhwing! (HK)
Shhhwing! features Kaptin Is Dead and The Chicken Brothers. They bring the sounds of vintage revival straight to your ears. With up to 3 different channels of choice DJs on our special Silent Disco headphones, even when the speakers are gone, you can keep swinging on.