DADA BABA is an awesome local Hong Kong band I found online. They play fun lo-fi music, often mixing in some chinglish humor. Listing their influences as “IKEA sale, Urban-dictionary and Indian Cuisines”, their music and style is definitely out of the ordinary. They’ve been playing since 2010 and in In September 2012, they released their debut EP entitled “一半 GREASY 一半 JUICY”
It contains some quality tunes like “If on a summers night, fucked up in China” and “YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYA”, my personal favorites off the album. What I find most appealing is the uniqueness of the band and the music they play. It’s very tied in to Hong Kong pop culture, and reflects the linguistic and cultural duality of the city by mixing Cantonese and English in their lyrics and videos.
Listen to their song “中國炒飯 – Chinese Fried Rice” and learn how to make it in their 2010 video:
If you like what you hear, make sure to listen to their album here and support the band by buying it for just HK$40!
Also check their website for news. I’ll definitely be on the lookout for their next live show. See you there!