SDK DANCE BATTLE 2017 HONG KONG PT.1

攝影/Photos : Falcon Lam / Falcon Lam Photography
撰文/Article : Jose Chu

「跳舞先來落雨,吾通連個天都吾中意我?」NO!NEVER!誰說落雨就不能跳舞!早排有位跳舞的朋友告訴我香港SDK的賽事,說SDK是「街舞界的奧林匹亞」。講到咁爆,不可能不去了吧!早早就聯絡好主辦單位,滿懷期待的等待…點知!6月24號的全日賽事居然落大雨!當日賽事延至4點先開始,又濕、又熱、又曬,好難想像這種天氣還要我這種大懶人有任何活動!冷氣PLEASE!但是,SDK的場內卻沒有我這種垃圾人存在,攝影師後來告訴我,當時又再落雨,大會原本想暫停賽事,但台上比賽的人卻好像完全發現不到(或可能完全不介意!),繼續跳、繼續鬥,真心好有型好熱血好MAN阿!比賽之後我已經急不及待要去聯絡主辦方的Travis來個詳細訪問!

A dancer friend told me about the SDK Asia 2017 street dance competition, describing it as the Olympic Games of street dance! With such a glowing endorsement, I contacted the organizers immediately to ask for an interview and the low-down. Saturday, one of the main days of the competition was completely rained out by tropical downpour until 4PM. The venue was hot and muggy, I could barely stand to move let alone dance in this type of weather. It’s pretty disgusting. Where is my beloved AC?! The partipants of the SDK competition are clearly not lazy like me. Our photographer, Falcon, tells me that with the on and off rain, another suspension was looming but the contestants seemed oblivious to the bad weather or just really didn’t give a F…carry on! Guys, girls and even kids were going at it with gusto, and zeal! We finally caught up with the games organizer, Travis, after the event and were able to ask him a few questions.

SPITGAN : 今年是第3年舉行Street Dance Kemp亞太區預選賽,你有什麼特別的感受或心情嗎?
Travis Pang: 我想最大感受在於今次在户外舉行,有太多不能控制的因素。例如三日的賽事都有落雨,當有太陽、好天的時間我們都會超感恩!當下雨的時候當然也很燥底!BUT SHOW MUST GO ON!今次特別感受到團隊精神的重要,台前幕後都風雨不改地工作、比賽、跳舞!實在系喜出望外,就算落雨都很開心!

SPITGAN : This is the third edition of SDK (Street Dance Kemp) Hong Kong’s section, how do you feel about this year’s event?
Travis Pang : I have very strong memories about the outdoor venue this year. There were a lot of factors beyond my control. All three days of the games were rainy. When our team saw the sun coming out, we were so grateful! But when the rain cames again we were so frustrated…BUT SHOW MUST GO ON! I felt the importance of team spirit, and their positive attitudes. Everyone kept going and did a good job in their position. That was a very pleasant surprise to me. The weather was terrible but I still felt a great sense of joy and accomplishment.

訪問在第二部分繼續 Interview continued in Part 2, July 25th, 2017, 1:08PM>>

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放音樂/MUSIC IS PLAYING. BAO, HK ARTIST 7

如果你無見過Bao在香港的作品你肯定不是香港住的!她的作品無處不在,巷道、大廈外牆或不同的大牆。她創作了一隊自己獨特的,像Minions和貓的軍團。Bao的藝術工作生涯由2015年開始,專注在品牌的工作。她是第三屆Secret Walls Hong Kong 冠軍,她的作品你可以在世界各地見到例如澳洲、印度、意大利、捷克等…她捉到了這個自由的精神,再給予我們一個美麗的回饋!「我很喜歡選擇我喜歡的音樂(但也有點困難哈哈),我覺得音樂就像故事和回憶,當我進行創作時,音樂給了我很不同的感受」

If you haven’t seen Bao’s work in HK you don’t really live here. Her work will confront you in alleyways, office buildings and free walls in all directions. Her minions and cats are legion and distinctively her own! Her career began in 2015 and skyrocketed with brand work. The champion of Secret Walls Hong Kong Series 3, her work can been seen from far and wide, Australia, Indonesia, Italy and the Czech Republic. She really captured the free spirit of this section for us and left us with this beauty of a quote, “I quite enjoy to pick the music that I really like (which is also a bit difficult too lol)…I think music for me is more like stories and memories. Which really gives me different feelings when I’m creating my work :))”.

這個月留意 SPITGAN.COM 看看Bao的音樂選擇吧!你還可以在這裡找到Bao/Check out Bao’s music selection all month on SPITGAN.COM and find more of her artwork here : https://www.simplebao.com

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音樂推介/TOP10EN 7.1.17. CHALICE & CHARCUTERIE EDITION, JORDAN C.

JULY TOP 10EN
Chalice & Charcuterie Edition

099. Chevy Woods – Alright

100. Towkio – Drift

101. Tokyo Jetz – Sunshine Baby

102. Killer Ben f/ Planet Asia – A Glimpse of Kobe (prod. by DirtyDiggs)

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音樂推介/ SPITGAN TOP10EN 6.1.17. DIP DIP DIVER SO SOCIALIZER EDITION, JORDAN C.

JUNE TOP 10EN
Dip Dip Diver So Socializer Edition

099. Jimi Tents – Rick Rubin

100. Young RJ f/ Pete Rock & Boldy James – Wait

101. Denzel Curry x BADBADNOTGOOD – Ultimate

102. DirtyDiggs x Styliztik Jones x Washeyi Choir – Ashes

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HANS SOLO – NUMP (PROD. BY CHONG WIZARD)

Ooh check this fly groovy joint produced by Chong Wizard for Bay Area artist Nump! Hans Solo perfect for blazin’ and cruising under that high sun! Exclusive Asian release on SPITGAN! BOOM! Rewind again and again. Can’t forget that ill cover art either by that boi SOAK! Wettin’ em!

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音樂推介/ SPITGAN TOP10EN 5.1.17. LEWD LAUGHTER EDITION, JORDAN C.

MAY TOP 10EN
Lewd Laughter Edition

099. Nomade Orquestra – EntreMundos
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100. Planet Asia f/ Rozewood & Hus Kingpin – Made It (prod. by Sonny Digital)

101. David Dallas – Hood Country Club (prod. by SmokeyGotBeatz)

102. MC Eiht f/ WC & DJ Premier – Represent Like This (prod. by Brenk Sinatra)

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音樂推介/ SPITGAN TOP10EN 4.1.17. FRESH AIR EDITION, JORDAN C.

APRIL TOP 10EN
Fresh Air Edition

099. Ren Thomas f/ Skrewtape – Gutterball (prod. by Tab)

100. Migos – What The Price

101. Clyde Carson f/ Mozzy – Changed On Me

102. Joey Bada$$ f/ Schoolboy Q – Rockabye Baby

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放音樂/MUSIC IS PLAYING. SPITGAN MAGAZINE 15

Recently inspired by the Remy Ma dis track of Nicky Minaj, we thought it would be fun to bring you something more coherent for our March, “Music is Playing” section. So we scoured the Internets high and low to bring you our favorite ‘Dis’ tracks of all time. We tried to not limit it to Hip Hop, but knowing our come up, and the genre’s propensity for the style, it represents heavy. One track we did know of, not as a dis, but as a classic cut stands out from all the Boom Bap. It’s so famous it still gets play in heavy rotation today. So enjoy. Hip Hop is a competitive sport but keep it on wax ya heard! Peace.

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