The 2009 Hong Kong Electronic Music Festival is set to be THE Electronic Dance event of 2009. The event will be held at Sugar and consist of 2 seperate rooms with 21 performers who will be showcasing a blend of Hip Hop, Drum N Bass, Electro, Techno, House, and Electronica.
The event will be headlined by Mercury Music Award winning British music producer Roni Size and Dynamite MC.
Roni Size and Reprazent have headlined or are headlining several major festivals worldwide this year including Ultra Music Festival at the Winter Music Conference in Miami, Exit Festival Eastern Europe, Summer of love Festival Eastern Europe, Get Loaded in the Park Festival in London, Coachella Festival in Los Angeles, Good Vibrations Festival in Perth, and now the 2009 Hong Kong Electronic Music Festival.
Roni Size came to prominence in 1997 as the founder and leader of Reprazent, a Drum and Bass collective. That year they won the Mercury Music Prize for their platinum selling album New Forms.
Reprazent's live performances have been nominated for several awards including best dance act at the 2008 UK Festival Awards.
Roni Size and Reprazent are iconic in that they have pushed the boundaries of both Hip Hop and Drum and Bass.
Also, headlining the event will be Dee McAuley aka Montero. Dee has held residencies at legendary super-clubs Amnesia, Pacha, Space and Café Mambo in Ibiza during the 2000 – 2005 summer seasons. Since then his international DJ schedule has seen him grace the decks at prestigious venues including The Cross in London, Redlight in Paris, Trilogy in Dubai, Luv Club in Athens and Déjà vu in Bali. Dee has also been in demand in Minsk, Kiev, Belgrade, Warsaw and Vilnius at Pacha. On top of that he’s had a line of successful releases on labels such as Renaissance, Audio Therapy and Duty Free Recordings, with heavy support from Sasha, Sander Klienenberg, Deep Dish and James Zabiela to name but a few.
The festival has also invited Hong Kong's prominent event promoter/DJs and top local talent such as Robot (Jay Pelment & Mike The Unstoppable - organizers of the Clockenflap festival), Foundation One (DJ's Frankie Lam and AKW), the electronica band Violent Jokes, PyR2 (EpZ and Yann - founders of the France Touches Hong Kong electro events), Magnetic Soul (named “Trend Setting Event Organizers” by HK Magazine), Red Label, Heavy, Pimpin' Ain't Easy (DJ Enso), and VJs Ocular and Forivermann.