“The composer at the forefront of China’s club scene” – Dazed

Clattering percussion. Skittering rhythms. Found sounds and field recordings. The sound of traditional China, dragged kicking and screaming into the electric age. With his uniquely “Made in China” aesthetic, Howie is an electronic music visionary – creating a hybrid club sound rooted in the Middle Kingdom, but built for our densely interconnected globe. Howie’s debut EP was released via renowned UK tastemaker Trapdoor Records, followed by a 2015 full-length on Alpha Pup.

He played the first-ever Boiler Room recording in China (an event that smashed global streaming records), and has clocked appearances at SxSW, the UK’s Shambala Festival, and India’s Magnetic Fields. ‘White Plain’, off 2015’s Mù Chè Shān Chū, was featured on Apple’s ‘Shot on iPhone’ campaign. His 2017 ‘Homeless’ EP received critical acclaim from the likes of Fader, Vice, and Dazed, and his intricately produced re-work of Charli XCX’s ‘Boys’ (one of the songs of the year), topped streaming charts in China and was a viral pop confection. 2018’s ‘Natural Disaster’ EP is his latest release.

And music is just the beginning. As founder and label boss, the Do Hits collective he established in 2011 is now one of Asia’s most forward-thinking crews. As a curator, he’s overseen some of the country’s most exciting releases, with a string of successful EPs and LPs from label mates Jason Hou, Yllis, and Guzz. As a filmmaker, he’s produced several stunning abstract CGI works that carry subtle marks of his Chinese identity. Howie’s visceral, high-energy live shows are constantly evolving, and the latest version (built and refined over extensive touring) was debuted in 2017.