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UNCHAINED ASIA

Headquartered in both Shenzhen, China and Hong Kong, Unchained educates, promotes, helps incubate and distributes electronic music in the region.

Now synonymous with the exciting development and growth of contemporary Bass music in China, their reach extends well beyond just events and a music label and are fast becoming a multi-focused music platform. They are considered by some as the main force in Drum’n’Bass in China today.

Roaming in the forward-thinking universe of sound that is Bass music, their focus is on Halftime and Drum & Bass yet embrace the full variant of electronic is on the table.

Unchained club nights are typically packed events focused on the dancefloor where every new release from their label is tested and where regular international talent from various corners of the globe are showcased.

UNCHAINED RECORDINGS

Born out of the desire to develop a bridge between a fast-growing community of bass music zealots in China and the rest of the global music community, Unchained Recordings mission was clear – stay true to the dancefloor traditions of Drum and Bass yet fully embrace the multi-genre battleground that is modern electronic music; be relevant to China and the world at large but always and only pursue the music that they love.

With a consistent run of quality monthly releases, they have earned the recognition some of the industry’s top music curators and denizens of the scene including MixMag, XLR8R, Inspector Dubplate, BBC 1xtra, Noisia Radio and many more.

Based on their release trajectory, including the likes of craftsman such as Subp Yao, Sinistarr, Kabuki and OAKK as well as high-profile remixes by Hospital Records’ stars Whiney and Royalston, it is obvious that Unchained Recordings are true to Drum and Bass but also embrace the richness of the ever-evolving face of modern electronic music.

BIT THERAPY

As a natural progression forward, Unchained enjoys supporting local artists through activities such as producer mentoring, education/workshops, masterclasses and DJ coaching. This is run by Unchained’s community arm – “BiT Therapy”.

Their producer meetups gives new or established artists of all ages from as young as 14 years of age, the chance to perform their own material to other producers and their peers.

The meetups also provide an opportunity for artists to develop connections and collaborate.

With an online school and video mentoring program in planning, they see Unchained Education as an important spoke in the wheel of the burgeoning music community and for the scene as a whole.

BEHIND THE SCENES

DANIEL POWER

CO-FOUNDER
Co-Founder of Unchained | Managing Unchained's events since day one, Daniel has been defining, developing and elevating Drum and bass in South China for many years now. Considered partly responsible for the ‘new wave’ in Bass now underway across China, he resides in Shenzhen and regularly tours across the region playing in both developed and emerging electronic music scenes. He is often the DJ of choice as both club headliner, festival ticket and as support for some of the scene’s most respected touring artists.
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LYNDON JARR

CO-FOUNDER
Co-founder of Unchained | Lyndon manages the group’s label, Unchained Recordings, and is a recognised Bass music live performer and producer releasing on labels such as SmallPrint and The Dreamers Recordings. Whilst he has been based in Asia for the past 10 years pushing forward electronic music in the region, his beginnings go back to the early 00s in Sydney where he began DJing and promoting Drum’n’Bass events, and also ran his own crew’s weekly DNB focused radio show Deep Beatz on Bondi FM.

ABBY YUEN (JUST BEE)

HEAD OF DIGITAL MEDIA
Hong Kong-native Abby or Just Bee forms a core part of the team. Through social platforms and digital media, she helps develop and execute our online presence. She also manages Unchained Radio and our online Mix Series. Whether as a radio host, originator of creative strategy for the group or as a stellar example of homegrown talent, Bee continues to grow her presence across the Asian region.
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NICK GAVIN (IMMUNO)

HEAD OF QUALITY CONTROL
Nick has been climbing the ranks as an exceptional DJ for years whether as a finalist in DJ competitions, his 3 deck mixing or being invited to play regularly alongside A-list artists. Nick oversees the quality of sound at all Unchained events, helps monitor the mastering quality of label releases and provides strategic input on the group’s direction.
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KIAN CHONG (KRAY)

HEAD OF DISTRIBUTION & OPERATIONS
With his roots in Hong Kong, Kian Chong ‘Kray’ is Head of Distribution and Operations for Unchained Recordings. He currently resides in London, UK, where he makes valuable contributions to the ongoing success and growth of the label. Kian is also an accomplished Drum and Bass producer and DJ, whether it be playing in the Gobi Desert, dropping his sound at legendary Beijing club Lantern, to gracing the London rave scene.

MIKE KENNY (AIRSTRIKE)

LEAD DEVELOPER
Originally from Brighton, England, Mike has spent the last two decades in the US as a full stack web developer, graphic designer and DNB producer, with releases on labels like DJ Trace's 117 Records and Offworld Recordings. Mike handles Unchained's web presence and the development of several forthcoming Unchained digital products.
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TENILLE COMAN (TN.exe)

PUBLIC RELATIONS
Ti is an enthusiastic Unchained supporter and newcomer DJ. Lending assistance wherever necessary in order to help the vision, brand and underground scene grow in China. Ti hails from Melbourne Australia and has been an integrated part of the drum and bass community in both Australia and now China.
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JAMES MCDONNELL (FRACTALONE)

SOUND DESIGN
As a lover of all things technical in Drum & Bass music, James is one half of the Tech Drum & Bass and Neurofunk duo FractalOne. Hailing from Melbourne Australia and currently based in Shenzhen, China, he has been a big enthusiast of the Unchained vision from the get go. He works along side with Abby on the radio show's sound design and mixdown work.

JAY REMY (SINISTARR)

A&R ASST. DIRECTOR
A celebrated electronic music producer and music journalist, Jeremy provides input on Unchained Recordings’ A & R unit.

MILLA HUANG

MERCHANDISE & VENUE LIASON

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HUSAIN

CINEMATOGRAPHER

YEWHO CHEN

TRANSLATION, DIGITAL MEDIA ASSISTANT
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