MO Sound-Bites with DJ Crussen

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The acclaimed Swedish DJ Crussen brings a distinctive blend of high energy, playful folk and electronic to his musical events and MO SOUND-BITES’ final edition of the year. Born in the southern Swedish town of Ystad, Crussen was fascinated with music from a young age, playing the French horn in an orchestra and drumming in a hard-core punk band. Keen to channel his creativity through drawing, dance or music he says much of his inspiration as a drummer came from the skateboarding scene and Swedish punk bands. At high school he discovered making music on a computer was an even faster way to create, and never looked back.

In 2005 Crussen moved to Oslo, Norway, to study sound design, and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Popular Music and Record Production from Southampton University, United Kingdom, followed by a Master’s degree in the same field at London’s Kingston University.

Today, Crussen’s boundary-pushing avant-electronic exploration features on labels such as Clubstar, The Magic Movement, Underyourskin Records, Musicpark Records, Coyote Cuts and many more. His inspiration, he says, comes from chancing upon a peculiar rhythm, sound or sample, and the process he follows differs according to his mood. Don’t be fooled by the folksy look though – he’s a formidable force behind the decks.

Following his exclusive Hong Kong appearance at MO SOUND-BITES, Crussen will appear at Wonderfruit, one of the world’s most acclaimed annual arts and music festivals. The event in Thailand, from 13-16 December, debuted in 2014, and is the biggest, most exciting – and carbon-neutral, sustainable - music festival in Asia.

MO Bar recently upgraded its sound system, customizing an extraordinary audiophile experience with four UDX15 front-of-house speakers and five PMX5 compact monitors from French specialist audio brand Amadeus which supplies some of the world’s most prestigious concert halls, opera houses and music venues. Bass reinforcement comes from two ML15 main bass speakers and four ML12 slim compact brass speakers while an additional ML28 large subwoofer speaker increases sound level for a unique immersive experience.

MO SOUND-BITES presents Crussen on 8 December 2018. This exciting evening event will be supported by DJ Tony Montana. Doors open at 9pm. Early bird tickets on sale now at Ticketflap at HKD 250 per person for the first 20 tickets, and at HKD 300 and HKD 350 for the following 50 and 180 tickets sold, respectively. Tickets at the door at HKD 400 per person. Tables for a maximum of 8 are available on a limited basis (max 4 tables) at HKD 4,000 per table, including a magnum of Champagne. Listen at www.mosoundbites.com. For enquiries, please contact MO Bar at +852 2132 0077 or lmhkg-mobar@mohg.com

About Us and Our Partners
Jason Swamy
Jason has over 18 years of entrepreneurial experience in the electronic music space as DJ, promoter, talent buyer, booking agent, club owner, curator, festival producer and creative director. As founder of the marketing agency Do What You Love, he influences both the American and Asian electronic music worlds and is best known for his role as Co-Founder and Creative Director of Further Future, a technology lifestyle- driven festival, and Wonderfruit, Asia’s first family-friendly sustainable lifestyle festival. Jason has brought the Ultra Music Festival to Macau/Hong Kong and Manila.

Visual System
Visual System (VS) is a collective of artists from various disciplines (image, sound, plastic arts, programming, design, architecture), created in 2007. Positioned at the frontiers of art and design, they draw creative inspirations from cinema and architecture. Their world-renowned sound and light projects are energized by a vision of the media in the city of tomorrow. By playing with new technologies, VS uses light and sound as a spatial and spectral tool.

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