It shouldn’t be hard to guess how the name ‘虎年萬事足 Tiger Tapping Feet’ came about for this timely compilation from new indie-kid on the block, FINGERGAP.
An ambassador for footwork in Hong Kong, FINGERGAP works with quintessential Cantopop flavours, breaking down the genre’s slow and sombre aesthetics (when it comes to love songs and ballads), and re-fixes them into up-tempo groove templates that perfectly, but haphazardly — “Footwork, a genre inspired by funk, jazz, hip hop and drum 'n' bass, is twice the tempo of Cantonese songs, so FINGERGAP works with the double-time nature of that relationship.”
“虎年萬事足 Tiger Tapping Feet” brings five Hong Kong DJs together for ad-hoc celebration of the Year of the Water Tiger. Their goal, according to DJ Fabsabs, is “to provide more choices for people who have been tired of classic Chinese New Year music of the 70s.”
The compilation stands for a music style that FINGERGAP hopes to see be a part of a generational shift — the idea is to innovate traditional, classic festival Chinese songs which hold cultural significance, and then remix them for future generations to interpret in their own time and way.
FINGERGAP ‘虎年萬事足 Tiger Tapping Feet’ is out now. Have a listen below and order your copy here.