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Mengzy Selects - 023 / May

Mixmag Asia's bass purveyor Mengzy shares her musical discoveries from around the region

  • Mengzy
  • 29 May 2024

Welcome to ‘Mengzy Selects’, a monthly video column which features five recently released tracks by producers and labels in Asia and across the Asian diaspora. Your host is Mengzy: a Hong Kong-based DJ and producer, PhD in musicology, music journalist, and co-founder of Feed the Dragon.

AKI & Zerg ‘This One’ feat. Rakjay (Siskiyou Remix)

DJ Squarewave’s New World Audio dropped 140 sizzler ‘This One’ by AKI & Zerg on May 3. Featuring Rakjay on vocals, the EP package includes instrumental and acapella versions alongside a snappy UKG remix by Siskiyou.

Listen to ‘’This One’ feat. Rakjay (Siskiyou Remix) here.

Shantam ‘Breaks Irl’

Shantam delivered an outstanding 6-track EP this month that simply cannot be missed! From garage and house to acid and breaks, the New Delhi producer’s influences are joyfully woven together across tracks like ‘Deeda’, ‘Step Ahead’ and ‘Breaks Irl’.

Listen to ‘Breaks Irl’ here.

Rush Plus ‘Apollo’ (Amor Satyr Remix)

Hong Kong-based label MIHN recently released its eighth EP, tapping Washington DC-based duo Rush Plus. We’re enamoured with Amor Satyr’s aquatic electro breaks remix of the title track which features a hypnotising drone and rolling percussion.

Listen to ‘Apollo’ (Amor Satyr Remix) here.

Onra ‘Masquerade’

If you’re looking for rare groove remixed par excellence, look no further than Onra’s new album, ‘Nosthaiga’. As its name implies, the LP is the result of the producer’s multi-year digging efforts in Thailand and dub-influenced ‘Masquerade’ is a true cross-cultural gem.

Listen to ‘Masquerade’ here.

8-Bit Culprit ‘Dance Dance Dance’

Dance Dance Revolution meets Mortal Kombat meets trance with 8-Bit Culprit’s ‘Dance Dance Dance’. The Kolkata-based producer described his latest single as an “homage to the 90’s” and it’s a time-travelling track that’s worth the journey.

Listen to ‘Dance Dance Dance’ here.

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Mengzy is Mixmag Asia’s Music Culture Columnist, follow her on Instagram.

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