Turning focus to DJs and electronic dance music in the city, since the summer of 2011 XXX has been a prime venue for electronic musicians, music lovers, and alternative scene seekers alike. Time out magazine hailed it as a “haven to the underground scene”, a statement I fully agree with. Before XXX opened on 212 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, there was nothing like the sort. There were not many places to go for people who wanted to dance to something with more substance than the Top 40s pouring out of the LKF clubs. Founder DJ Enso had a vision to bring something more authentic to the city and give Hong Kong it’s own underground space. And to the satisfaction of many, he’s done just that! It’s obvious that he and his team care a lot about what they do, and this venture is no doubt a pioneer in what I see to be the expansion of our city’s much needed underground scene.
After this past weekend, XXX moves to a new unknown location. On Saturday March 9, they held their last event at the Wing Lok st. location. Future Dancehall featured some awesome reggae beats which the crowd found no problem moving to. I am yet to be disappointed by a night of great music at XXX and am hoping to see it bigger and better than ever at it’s new location.
This kind of contribution is a perfect example what the music community needs: People who notice a need for quality venues and niches, then work hard to make them a reality, and people who show up to support, appreciate and enjoy.