Kobe Chen

Kobe Chen

Kobe_Chen is a national figure in the dance music scene of China. Locally, in his city Changsha, he is known as the man that brought genuine dance music to the people. From his early days on the club circut, to his present day project, the home of Changsha’s underground music scene, Club Resident; he has been involved with every step in the growth of dance music locally.

Nationally, Kobe can be found on the bill together in clubs and festivals all over the country alongside the other pioneering Chinese DJs that have built up the Chinese dance music scene from its roots. As a promoter, he had a leading role in pioneering local events such as the 2009 cruise party Freedom Trip and 2013’s Changsha Liuyang River Electronic Music Festival. As the founder of Changsha’s only 2 venues dedicated to underground dance music, Midi and Club Resident, he has brought countless national DJs to Changsha to perform - Kobe Chen is the heart at the center of the growth in the popularity of dance music in Hunan province.

Kobe Chen has been on the scene for more than 15 years now, from the early days of disco to today’s modern club culture. His present sound takes heavy influence from minimal techno pioneered by the likes of Richie Hawtin; whether it be in a club or at a festival, Kobe has a philosophy of keeping the beats rolling and controlling the dancefloor via precision mixing and cultured song selection. Kobe’s perserverance and love for electronic can be seen in the studio with world class productions; current focus has been on working solo as well as with local and national musicians and producers to create his debut live album, complete with unique Chinese instrumentals.
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