Known for their rich DIY spirit, Beijing-based underground label Do Hits has been steadily putting together unique sounds combining traditional Chinese elements and international dance influences, representing the new bass music culture of urban China. After sweeping through the beginning of Year of Monkey with the special CNY compilation, they are back with a brand-new collection. On Do Hits Vol.4, the prolific producer crew members are ready to erupt with creativity, while unearthing upcoming names from around the world.
Jason Hou teams up with inner Mongolian multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Yider in the sinister “Data Forest”, while Guzz has Cantonese rapper Anshao featuring on his softly singing“Yue Guang Guang”. ZHI16 playfully opens “Bing” with a wicked human ambulance siren. Boss man Howie Lee makes fun of his own vocal samples in his beat adventure “Ni Ya Ma Ne”. A surprising discovery from Baltimore, Alex Wang generates possessed grooves with modular synthesizers and Japanese poem. Sonia Calico, Fang and Duanger representing Taiwan, drop 3 manifold tracks with a fun glimpse into the unique sound of the island. Chinese American Beatmakers Jyun Jyun and Bengfang blend international perspectives together with deep Chinese heritages in “Fire Monkey” and “Present Tense”. Beijing’s bass veteran HARIKIRI from UK contributes a trap-infused remix track for Mandarin singer Miss Melody’s “Yao Yuan Qi Dao”. London-based Finlander Kupla and Chinese girl producer Jeanie bring in different futuristic sounds with “Drift” and “Karman Line”.
The iconic Do Hits sound is evolving so quickly that you can hardly predict what they have in store for you, except that they will always guarantee a mind-blower.
released June 24, 2016
Kupla, ZHI16, Alex Wang, Jason Hou, Yider, Howie Lee, Jyun Jyun, Jeanie, Sonia Calico, Bengfang, Fang, Duanger, Miss Melody, HARIKIRI, Guzz, 暗哨