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宀 Mihn celebrates 5 years with Nemo Ripoll and Castro Moore (Sound Metaphors) & Haruka (Future Terror)

A double-banger of a weekend is planned for June 2 & 3

  • WORDS: Arun Ramanathan | Image: Camille Blake
  • 24 May 2023
宀 Mihn celebrates 5 years with Nemo Ripoll and Castro Moore (Sound Metaphors) & Haruka (Future Terror)

Home to many of Hong Kong’s underground artists and collectives, 宀 celebrates 5 years impactful of curating and operating a dedicated safe space for ravers.

In addition to the club space, 宀's timeline includes transforming the club into a gallery space, showcasing the likes of psychedelic artist Reza Hasni and KS' watercolour paintings exhibition by '回不去了 / You Can’t Look Back' which was enhanced by augmented reality (AR).

Over the five years, the club managed to survive a tumultuous period of unrest in the city in its early years, followed by an extended period of lockdown regulations amidst the global pandemic.

宀 is putting on a double-banger of a weekend that starts with uncompromising taste and positive energy by legendary selectors Nemo Ripoll and Castro Moore of Sound Metaphors on Friday, 2 June. The Berlin-based duo mark their Hong Kong debut as they bring with them eclectic selections of house and disco.

Given the uplifting start to the weekend, your energy levels better hold for night two on Saturday with one of the prominent figures of Japan’s dance scene, Haruka. Rhythmic, acid-laced techno that hits you on more levels of sophistication than one can envision, Haruka is a key member of DJ Nobu’s Future Terror crew and is regarded as a human institution for dancefloor hypnotism. He returns to 宀 for the first time since the pandemic, and his inimitable style offers any listener a night of education through pure reverence.

Upon launching in 2018, the 宀 brand quickly grew regionally, with a global cult-like following that ensued soon after. A mix of resident DJs and events over the years marked the evolution of the club’s sound and programming through nights like Lvndr, Distrkt, Hex, Host, Entropy and 宀 presents, as well as prominent mainstay selectors like Sunsiare, Xiaolin, JayME and Mr Ho.

宀 invited some of the world’s best artists to command their intimate dance floor, and Hong Kong ravers got to experience new levels of the craft through the likes of Berghain’s Barker, Andy Hart, Alex From Tokyo, Prosumer, Bell Towers, Oskar Offerman, Hunee, Tornado Wallace, Telephones and Simone de Kunovich. Recent bookings like Wata Igarashi, Palms Trax, Rosa Terenzi and Jane Fitz resulted in some of the club’s most prominent nights, and according to one of the club’s operators, Fitz’s all-vinyl-all-night set was “a game changer for Mihn’s regular clubbers.”

Ticket and further information for Part 1 (Friday) can be found here, and Part (Saturday) here.

Arun Ramanathan is Mixmag Asia’s Director. Follow him on Instagram.

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