liaoliao.tw Editor & Radio Host
I have been mixing and playing with vinyl records since my mid teens after my dad handed down to me his old Soul, Jazz, Funk and Disco Boogie record collection. Over the years I have continued to add to this collection picking up old rare eclectic lp’s, 7″ and 12″ along with up to minute dance pressings of House, Techno, Drum and Bass and Hip Hop.
In the early 90’s I was mad for Hip Hop, constantly bugging my friends with hot new tracks I had discovered but by the mid to late 90’s started to favor House and Dance music, though all the while loving the good old Boogie beats and Soul flavours from my parents’ generation. The boogie music has always been my main inspiration and this is where I took the majority of the samples for an early disco house edits EP Series I created between 1999 to 2004 titled Ineffable.
In 1998 I studied music production at university. The grounding was set here upon studying the two early schools of electronic composition, Pierre Schaeffer with musique concrète and Karlheinz Stockhausen with Elektronische Musik. Inspired by the practice of Pierre Schaeffer’s musique concrète and heavily influenced by the latest dance act to hit the music world Daft Punk. I started to experiment with the sounds I loved so much.
It was studying at university where I got the chance to start playing around with sound on various bits of equipment. Before moving to Taiwan I had played regular slots in my local area and from time to time picked up residencies in and around london, not too mention a host of events across Europe, headlining an event in Italy when promoting my Ineffable EP.
On arrival in Taiwan I have made it his mission to continue to spread the super deep, cool smooth sounds Ive discovered and so created the worldwide dance music radio show Metaformosis first aired on intersonik.net then aired on boxfrequency.fm online radio stations. Each week I introduce fresh new music created by the worlds hotest independent artists in an hour long mix and then guests an hour long mix from a top Taiwanese DJ. The show has been extremely successful and has led to the creation of a second show, Boogie Taipei originally for online station luckysoulradio.com and was then aired on boxfrequency.fm. From July 2012 producing a second edit of both Metaformosis and Boogie Taipei shows to be aired on a dance station in China udancecn.com, this version of the show was hosted in Mandarin.
In my time here in Taiwan i have been fortunate tohave played at a host of venues and festivals across the country, as well as a couple of gigs in Japan and Malaysia. Produced a couple of remixes for a close friend and inspiration Eddie Hu and his Revox Records also based here in Taiwan and I’m working slowly on more music for release in the near future and have created the Of Life record labels series where I’m able to work close with some great people, amazing artists from across the globe creating some super music.
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