Third up for Luxy's Sabbatical project is emissary of West Coast sounds Hipp-e, who follows Johnny Fiasco and Justin Michael. Hipp-e and Halo formed the DJ collective H-Foundation and bridged the Atlantic divide, influencing UK and European DJs and producers with its dub-influenced house tracks. After the success of their Environments album the pair split in 2004 to concentrate on solo DJing projects. Judging by his Myspace site (www.myspace.com/djhippe) on which he says he's “Looking forward to getting some good things done for house on this trip!!!” to Taiwan, he's ready to rumble.
A limited number of free passes are available for tonight's gig in the slinky Onyx room at Luxy. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org before 7pm.
On a more fluffy note, 18 Lover House Session features Lisa Shaw tonight. Though that name may not immediately ring a bell, if you've been partial to house music over the last few years you've probably heard her voice soaring on numerous tracks. She's worked under small labels like Ubiquity and New Breed Records and honed a reputation as a diva, and worked her way up to releasing a full-length debut under Astralwerks in 2003.
If a night of towering vocals and blissed out house doesn't tempt, Edmund, Elements, Ground-Up, Hooker, Maxxx and Victor Cheng will be bringing Drop It to Crystal tomorrow night. The electro house and breakbeats bash is a departure from the club's normal fare. The venue is located at B1, 3, Xinyi Rd Sec 3, Taipei (台北市信義區信義路三段152巷三號B1). Entrance is NT$400 for the lads and NT$300 for the ladies.
The party at Da-an resort that was postponed last month because of a typhoon has been rescheduled for Aug. 26th at the same venue. “We're arranging another party at the same place, and because we have more time to prepare, it will be bigger, with a better sound system and lighting etc,” Tom Wang (王鈞毅) from 12 Inch told the Vinyl Word.
The party will have a chill out zone as well as a dance floor and more DJs, so the organizers have increased the original ticket price from NT$450 to NT$550. There will be no pre-sales or transport provided. The bash will go head-to-head with CUBE's Summer Aquarian Final Stop party, which because of problems with the proposed venue was also postponed last month and will open vinyl proceedings at 4pm, Aug. 26. The new venue is Jinshan Beach, Taipei County (台北縣金山鄉新金山海水浴場). Pre-sale tickets are NT$600 and door damage is NT$800. For information on transportation visit www.summer-aquarian.com.
Meanwhile, tomorrow from 7pm until 3am the CUBE crew is throwing a Beach Foam Party at Summer Land, Green Bay, Wanli Township, Taipei County (台北縣萬里鄉太平洋翡翠灣，夏日樂園). The eclectic lineup consists of Andrew Ford, Stylus, Pitt, Reason, Vertigo and Cougar. Advance tickets are NT$300 and on the door, entrance will set you back NT$350.