Friday 25 Jan // 21:00

EXITA & WHAI
Guest: Jia HuiZhen

ExitA was founded in 2007, the band used Cao Yang and ExitA as its first name, and later changed to ExitA.

ExitA was deeply affected by the Synth Pop from 1980s and the Industrial Music style of 1990s. The music of ExitA is an alternative rock contains electronic element and electronic synthesizer timbre. By reason of electronic synthesizer, ExitA has a wider music range and more diversified about tunes than other traditional three-piece bands. It`s hard to describe the music form of ExitA, by its rhythm, you can hear about rich styles and the mixture of many music forms, the music just belongs to ExitA.

Whai was founded in 2012 by three artists from different Chinese ethnic minority backgrounds, each playing original music with distinctly Chinese elements. Whai plays a mixture of trip hop, dance, Chinese folk, psychedelic, avant-garde, experimental, rock, industrial, techno and noise. However, their sound cannot be boxed into one category; it flows free like the songs’ subject matters which range from China to phoenixes to the meaning of life. Whai’s music is dark yet dreamy, transporting those who listen to a mysterious world where any thing is possible.Like its members who do their own thing despite societal pressure, Whai’s music refuses to be shaped by rules and pre-determined norms.

Whai also incorporates techno music, thanks to special guest member Mickey Zhang. Mickey Zhang is one of the most influential DJs in Asia, who’s influence on the Asian, especially the Chinese electronic music scene, cannot be overstated. Those who choose to listen can fly to another world while moving to the beats. Whai is the alternative in the popular, it’s the newest and most underground band out there today.

  • Start: 21:00
  • Tickets: Rmb 50