The UK Chinese/East Asian clubbing scene has reached mainstream status. The economic downturn has seen the closure of many nightclub venues across the UK, but this previously niche market is doing their part by pumping hundreds of thousands of pounds every week into the economy.
In this 4 part special, Nee Hao Magazine interviews 4 promoters from the Chinese and East Asian clubbing scene to give readers an insight into the workings behind organising an event and the people they cater for.
For the next 4 articles on this feature Nee Hao will release one profile from the following…
Lindsey Vng and Waj Vng, of Go Go Promotions, Bristol, an exciting new company set up to cater for party people in the South West of England. (Released)
Wayne Chang and Duncan Shen of PlayKrown, London, also a newly formed partnership making big waves in the Capital.
Amy Nguyen of A2 Entertainment, Birmingham, one of the biggest and most established event organisers in the Midlands.
Jon B of Kpop Team, London, his parties specialising in Kpop are setting a new benchmark. (Released)
In this second part of four, we profile the legendary Jon B, founder of the Kpop team. His company’s events specialising in Kpop music in the London area has reached epic levels.
Jon B is a great visionary and a pioneer, he started out his events specialising in Kpop music when no one had even heard of such a music genre. However he knew that Kpop had potential and that’s why his nights are so successful with most events being a sell out.
Where are you from?
It has been known you started the Kpop scene in the UK, why did you come up with the idea and when was your first party?
I spent some time in Korea and just loved the culture and the music, so I started a music website featuring Kpop which grew to become one of the largest in the world, and was given the opportunity to start events in the UK, this was back in 2005 but it was hard to start off with as not many people knew what Kpop was.
All of our DJs I would consider as the best Kpop DJs as they were with me from the start, DSD, Dokio and DJ Phat
What types of people come to your events?
A mixture, but mainly East Asians and those that love the genre of music, most of them are university students.
What is the most challenging thing in running a night?
Getting a good song mix to keep the Kpop fans happy
Who are the famous bands or singers in Kpop at the moment?
Main ones are Big Bang, 2NE1 and B2ST
What are your future plans?
We are talking to some Korean groups about bringing them to the UK for concerts and performances.
What events are there in the pipeline?
We are constantly doing events in the London area, check us out on Facebook : )
What is your favourite Korean dish?