Otaku Soundsystem presents Spacedisco Age with Beppe Loda (Italy)

legendary disco DJ & CD launch party

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OTAKU SOUNDSYSTEM a recently formed Hong Kong based collective of three like-minded DJ’s and producers, with international credentials get together and invite Italian pioneer DJ Beppe Loda to produce an exciting event at Sheung Wan’s new hot-spot warehouse space Premium.

The event will feature a creative lighting installation that is inspired by the aesthetics of Space Disco whilst it promotes the visual and sonic aesthetics of two forthcoming compilation releases by both Beppe Loda and Otaku Soundsystem, to be launched on previously London, now Hong Kong-based Record label Spacemachine Recordings. Both titles, which are aimed at the more discerning music enthusiast were inspired by the artist's combined passion for obscure dance releases during the late 70’s & early 80’s. The sound-scape of which trips effortlessly from emotional pop through to proto-Italo Disco, Afro and Space Disco whilst transporting the listener back to the care free times of its cultural back drop, one which defines the Balearic way of life.

Beppe Loda started DJ-ing in 1973 and is known amongst music enthusiasts as one of the original founders of the so called ‘afro-funky’ and ‘electronica meccanica’ & some call them 'cosmic disco' sounds that became popular in northern Italy during the early to mid 80s at the now legendary Typhoon and Cosmic clubs. Within these revered clubs a cross-genre mixing approach took in elements of disco, funk and fusion and mixed them with German electronica and the new-wave synthesiser sounds of the times. Often referred to as the ‘golden era of Dj-mixing’ for its open minded approach, Cosmic & Space Disco have inspired artists from Giorgio Moroder right through to modern day torch-bearing producers like Lindström, Prins Thomas, Todd Terje and DJ Harvey, whilst setting the foundations in place for a number of genres like Italo-Disco. Beppe Loda’s inspiring technical abilities and programming skills have ignited modern dance floors across Europe and the States (including Moma in NYC) and later this month in Hong Kong and Japan during his very first Asia Tour.

Sheung Wan’s Premium event space is the perfect venue to play host to this fantastic event and will provide the ideal backdrop for Otaku Soundsystem's inaugural audio-visual showcase, promoting a style of party which is usually only really experienced in London, New York, Berlin or Tokyo. Now is Hong Kong's time to shine as we give the nightlife residents of this neon city an environment in which to step away from the comfort zone and really party.

From Disco to Balearic to contemporary electronic music, Otaku’s debut event of visual magic and audio artistry will be an event not to be missed.

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