Jack J, Neo Image, Knopha, Jiaming
Following up killer nights with Stones Throw's MNDSGN and Bell Towers, Xiamen's Beatween collective are back with the defining hazy, summer-vibe house label Mood Hut, featuring label head Jack J (half of Pender Street Steppers) and rising talent Neo Image. The night is also an afterparty for Shanghai's best alternative festival Concrete and Grass - watch out for secret guests stopping by.
"Relaxed, sun-dipped and unrushed, their productions bring together everything from hardware driven techno to wind chimes and birdsong, '80s disco and early house rhythms."
Hailing from the laidback ‘Canadian Riviera’ of Vancouver, Mood Hut have, in just a few years, established themselves as the go-to label for good vibes and hazy house. Though its producers each create their own distinct productions, collectively the Mood Hut sound is one epitomised by laidback new age sounds and primitive house grooves. It is one that conjures up images of long summer days spent lying in parks and driving along coastal routes as the sun begins to set. Were such an image ever to become reality, one imagines the trip would be taken aboard a red '80s convertible, with the top down and the tape deck blaring.
For a label that, in its infancy, released much of its material in cassette format, such invocations seem particularly appropriate. Their sound is one that encompasses much of the electronic music coming out of Vancouver at the moment, which in a scene where small independent labels rub shoulders, co-creating music and working together, is hardly surprising. With new labels and record stores cropping up all over the city, it appears from the outside that Vancouver is experiencing somewhat of dance music renaissance." - Dummy Mag