Chincha » Chincha | Chincha http://chincha.co.uk SOUTH KOREA/ EVENTS/ PLACES/ FILM/ FASHION/ ART STUFF/ MUSIC/ OPINION/ PHOTOGRAPHY Sat, 14 Feb 2015 06:17:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Sunnery & Ryan on Gangnam, Marrying Models and the Death of ‘Put Your Hands Up’http://chincha.co.uk/2015/02/sunnery-james-ryan-marciano/ http://chincha.co.uk/2015/02/sunnery-james-ryan-marciano/#comments Wed, 11 Feb 2015 01:26:15 +0000 http://chincha.co.uk/?p=20062 It’s an average Saturday night at Octagon, one of Gangnam’s most popular clubs. There’s enough bass to disrupt a pacemaker, enough strobes to constitute an epileptic’s nightmare and enough liquor to become drunk by proxy. There’s even an indoor snowstorm; every few minutes, shards of something like dry ice shoot from a cannon and onto the dance floor. One woman raises her arms in celebration, wincing as she realizes that her mini-dress doesn’t protect her from ice burn. But she keeps her hands up, and so does most of the crowd. Even the bartenders seem to be having fun; one has removed his shirt, displaying a chest tattoo that reads take these broken wings and learn to fly. The fist pumping, the jumping, the swaying of hips and the touching of bodies — everyone seems unselfconscious in their enjoyment. This is in no small part because of the duo on the decks, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, who play the kind of big-room beats that keep people moving. Originally from the Netherlands, Sunnery and Ryan have performed at just about every big club and festival in the past few years, including Pacha Ibiza, Hakkasan Vegas and multiple EDCs or UMFs. […]

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It’s an average Saturday night at Octagon, one of Gangnam’s most popular clubs. There’s enough bass to disrupt a pacemaker, enough strobes to constitute an epileptic’s nightmare and enough liquor to become drunk by proxy.

There’s even an indoor snowstorm; every few minutes, shards of something like dry ice shoot from a cannon and onto the dance floor. One woman raises her arms in celebration, wincing as she realizes that her mini-dress doesn’t protect her from ice burn.

But she keeps her hands up, and so does most of the crowd. Even the bartenders seem to be having fun; one has removed his shirt, displaying a chest tattoo that reads take these broken wings and learn to fly.

The fist pumping, the jumping, the swaying of hips and the touching of bodies — everyone seems unselfconscious in their enjoyment. This is in no small part because of the duo on the decks, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, who play the kind of big-room beats that keep people moving.

Originally from the Netherlands, Sunnery and Ryan have performed at just about every big club and festival in the past few years, including Pacha Ibiza, Hakkasan Vegas and multiple EDCs or UMFs. Most recently, they wrapped up a tour of East Asia with stops in Singapore, Hong Kong and Seoul. The next day, they’d make their way to Amsterdam, then Scotland to play with W&W and Oliver Heldens.

It was almost 4 a.m. by the time Chincha met them after their set. We sit in an unheated backroom, dimly lit and full of video cameras at all angles, which Ryan cheerfully describes as “something out of ‘Homeland.’” We talk about playing Asia, the difficulties of being married to a supermodel and how the only thing dead about dance music is the phrase “put your fucking hands up.”

How’s the Asia tour been going?

Sunnery James: Really good actually. We did Hong Kong, yesterday we did Singapore, and now we’re here — a crazy show today.

What’s been the highlight so far?

SJ: I think Zouk, Singapore, and here, Octagon.

Ryan Marciano: No, no — here was definitely the best. This was for sure the highlight.

SJ: We landed here and it was cold as fuck, but this was the warmest welcome ever. It’s our first time in Korea and we didn’t know what to expect … [But] it blew us away. We play a lot of clubs, but here it was all about the dancing. It reminded me of 10 years ago, when you’d go into a club and people would still dance and be jumping and join the music, and that was fun for us.

Has that attitude — the dancing — been true with the shows you’ve done in other parts of Asia?

SJ: The funny thing about that is, if you compare Hong Kong, Singapore, and Korea, it’s all Asia but it’s all so different. That’s funny to see now, because when you’re from Europe you think, “Oh, Asia’s all the same.” But the difference between China, Japan, Korea… it’s different vibes. I mean, Koreans are really emotional. They go wild. They go crazy.

Had you guys been exposed to much Korean music or culture before you came to Seoul?

RM: Korean food. That’s it. [Laughs]

There’s so much talent coming out of the Netherlands right now [with artists like Tiesto, Martin Garrix, Hardwell, Rehab and Laidback Luke]. Why?

SJ: It’s the culture, actually. Since we grew up, when we were 14 or 15 years old, every week you could go to parties, like 30 parties wherever you wanted — Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Den Haag, Eindhoven — and the parties needed DJs, so there was a lot of space for DJs.

The only thing is, you’d have to work your ass off to come to the top in Holland. That’s the hardest thing to do. You have to be lucky to make it to the top in Holland, and go out. But there’s a lot of great talent coming out from Holland

RM: But nowadays … in every house there’s a DJ booth. It’s crazy.

Is the culture more competitive or collaborative?

SJ: There’s a lot of competition, but its still collaborative. If you have a certain team that you’re into, you back each other up, so you have all those crews together. It’s more like a crew competition rather than a DJ competition, because DJs are backing each other up. There’s my crew and there’s your crew. [But] It’s not like, really violent or something [laughs].

I have a personal question for both of you. Sunnery, congratulations on the new baby [with Victoria’s Secret Angel and second-highest-paid model Doutzen Kroes]. What’s the hardest part about being married to a supermodel?

SJ: The hardest thing to being married to a supermodel is…

RM: Imagine you see your girlfriend’s pictures, naked pictures, all over the globe…

SJ: That’s not the hardest thing

RM: [cont.] every airport you walk into…

SJ: That’s it. Every time you go into an airport somewhere, she’s looking at you, and you’re like, “fuck!” You can’t do nothing. She’s just like, “I’m watching you.”

No, that’s not the hardest. I mean, we have a really nice understanding with each other. We see it as a tough life with working hard … [But my manager] is my best friend, and sometimes he’ll just tell me, “Sunnery, it’s time to take off.” And we don’t do shows, and that’s the best thing, you know? It’s work, but I still have time for my family and that’s the best thing for me.

I need to go out, I can’t imagine myself being like 24 hours in my house everyday. But when I’m on tour it’s really hard sometimes.  When I go on FaceTime with my kids, and I’ve been away for a few days … Because one day away from home already feels like two weeks. Especially when you get pictures from the wifey… A lot [laughs]. Especially when you’re on tour, they send you pictures a lot. So that’s the hardest thing actually: to see pictures when you’re not at home.

Ryan, are you single right now?

RM: No, no, no. But I don’t see the pictures all over the airport and stuff. I just get them in my phone …Still naked, though [laughs]. But no kids, I’m just trying to keep it simple and easy.

What’s the reason behind keeping your own separate names [as DJs], as opposed to combining into one group, since you guys do so much work together?

SJ: The funny thing is, we were thinking about this to make one name and actually my dad said to us, like, “Just keep your own names.” And that’s, yeah, people think, “Oh that’s ‘Sunnery and Ryan’ now, it’s not even “Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano” … That’s how it grows. We never thought about, like, “Oh, we need to get it together.” [To Ryan] right?

RM: We should call ourselves the ‘Blackstreet Boys’ [laughs].

A lot of people are talking about where music is going, especially the evolution of big-room dance music. Where do you guys see it going, and how do you see yourselves evolving?

SJ: In our DJ sets, we always try to keep it very diverse. Today we did some big-room tracks, techno, funky stuff, you know? And that’s what we always do in our sets. So it’s not hard for us to adapt, to adjust to what’s going to happen. But it’s not going to change. It’s going to be more diverse, bigger. People will get more educated and, [if you want to think in terms of festivals] I think you’ll see more stages, with maybe trap, real house music, big-room sounds, you know? So it’s kind of… Everything’s going to stay, but it’s going to be more diverse. That’s what I think.

RM: Except one line: “Get your fucking hands up.” That’s going to leave. It has to leave.

SJ: Yeah. Really.

Interview by Josh

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Amassed Stuffhttp://chincha.co.uk/2015/01/amassed-stuff/ http://chincha.co.uk/2015/01/amassed-stuff/#comments Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:20:08 +0000 http://chincha.co.uk/?p=20049 The other day I considered the springform pan on top of my fridge.  It sits there taking up a good fifth of my precious top-of-fridge space, an area I was considering rearranging. Living in a tiny studio will cause one to do these re-evaluations regularly. Every inch of space is precious, every piece of kitchen paraphernalia and every bottle of cooking oil worth scrutinizing for their practicality. I was thinking about how I could fit my newly acquired rice cooker on top of the fridge – a hot piece of kitchen real estate currently occupied by two frying pans, a stock pot, two boxes of cereal, a bag of Pepperidge Farm cookies, some other small bags of snacks, and the aforementioned springform pan. I mentioned the springform pan and its problematic place of storage to my boyfriend, the person who had bestowed the rice cooker upon me. “You have a springform pan?” he asked. “What do you use a springform pan for?” I believe he meant generally, but it was a question I couldn’t help but personalize: “What do I use a springform pan for?” The answer is, nothing. Although I’ve used a springform pan in my life to help […]

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The other day I considered the springform pan on top of my fridge.  It sits there taking up a good fifth of my precious top-of-fridge space, an area I was considering rearranging. Living in a tiny studio will cause one to do these re-evaluations regularly. Every inch of space is precious, every piece of kitchen paraphernalia and every bottle of cooking oil worth scrutinizing for their practicality.

I was thinking about how I could fit my newly acquired rice cooker on top of the fridge – a hot piece of kitchen real estate currently occupied by two frying pans, a stock pot, two boxes of cereal, a bag of Pepperidge Farm cookies, some other small bags of snacks, and the aforementioned springform pan.

I mentioned the springform pan and its problematic place of storage to my boyfriend, the person who had bestowed the rice cooker upon me.

“You have a springform pan?” he asked. “What do you use a springform pan for?”

I believe he meant generally, but it was a question I couldn’t help but personalize: “What do I use a springform pan for?” The answer is, nothing. Although I’ve used a springform pan in my life to help my very skilled mother make sheet cakes and cheesecakes, I don’t have any use for a springform pan in my current life working 45 hours a week and dwelling in a tiny Seoul officetel.

The springform pan and rice cooker vary in their degree of practicality (this is Seoul I’m living in, after all) but they do share one thing in common: I only have them because they were given to me by other expats who didn’t need them anymore.

I can’t think about that springform pan for too long without thinking about Lucy, my former coworker at my first job in Korea. We worked at a private school together, and she was leaving after my first three months at the job so she could go to graduate school in the States. Naturally, she was concerned about having money. Lucy ended up having a going away sale that became infamous among my then-coworkers because of how much she charged for everything she needed to get rid of.

Though expats live in Korea temporarily for the most part, living comfortably seems to require amassing STUFF. Talk to any expat about to leave Korea, and they will regale you with the horrors of negotiating all that stuff.

In 2013, I was anxiously awaiting Lucy’s departure because she had promised me her convection oven and I had put in an early “bid” to buy it. Living without an oven in Korea had proven to be tough, but I was determined at the time to buy a used one. Lucy and I settled on a price for her oven, and it was a high one. The kind of used price you probably wouldn’t waste your time with on Craigslist. But dammit, I wanted that oven. I would be buying her crockpot, too, and she invited me to come to the day of her sale so that I could see all the stuff she’d be getting rid of.

Long story short, I walked out of Lucy’s apartment with not just an oven and crockpot, but a mini trashcan, a spatula, a wholesale bag of pancake mix, baggie clips, a small paring knife, and the darn springform pan. Though Lucy nickel and dimed me for everything, the springform pan was definitely something I took overeagerly, riding the high of the sale. “Look at all these things I’m going to use! Now I can finally slice the tops off strawberries! I can bake zucchini muffins in my oven! And with this springform pan I’ll whip up cassoulet any time I feel like it!”

Lots of people you know will leave during your time in Korea. I experience this dissemination of stuff again and again. It was always different, depending on the person and how well I knew them and how much their departure hurt. When my best friend Rachel left in June, I asked her somberly if she would leave me her pink Christmas tree. I wanted it not only because it was a pink Christmas tree (!), it was so very Rachel, so silly and vibrant.  The day I took the tree home on the city bus was a muggy and rainy June day. I set it out in my living area for a few weeks before I put it in my closet for storage. It was a cheerful-looking totem that helped me mourn her leaving.

By Charlotte Hammond

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A Day in Seoulhttp://chincha.co.uk/2015/01/day-seoul/ http://chincha.co.uk/2015/01/day-seoul/#comments Wed, 07 Jan 2015 22:00:59 +0000 http://chincha.co.uk/?p=20041 Former Korea resident Scott Herder takes us through his favourite central Seoul tourist spots, namely Chyeonggyecheon Stream, Gwangwhamun Square, Gyeongbokgung Palace, Bukchon Village, Namsan Tower, Myeongdong and the 63 Building, in this pulsating timelapse video. For more on how Herder made the video and his thoughts on the arduous, time-consuming process, check out this post on his blog. 

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Former Korea resident Scott Herder takes us through his favourite central Seoul tourist spots, namely Chyeonggyecheon Stream, Gwangwhamun Square, Gyeongbokgung Palace, Bukchon Village, Namsan Tower, Myeongdong and the 63 Building, in this pulsating timelapse video.

For more on how Herder made the video and his thoughts on the arduous, time-consuming process, check out this post on his blog

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Tokyo-Osaka-Hong Kong-Shanghai-Seoulhttp://chincha.co.uk/2015/01/tokyo-osaka-hong-kong-shanghai-seoul/ http://chincha.co.uk/2015/01/tokyo-osaka-hong-kong-shanghai-seoul/#comments Fri, 02 Jan 2015 15:25:35 +0000 http://chincha.co.uk/?p=20009 Chris da Canha takes the most glorious street photography. We love how he captures everyday occasions in a fresh way, making you feel as if you’re almost there in the scene with the subjects and their surroundings. Having traveled around several of East Asia’s famous city’s, da Canha’s work is mostly themed on the shots he took in Tokyo, Osaka, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and, of course, Seoul. His photographs are currently exhibiting at Gallery Achime in Mapo District, Seoul, until January 11th. Head there tonight between 16:00 and 19:30pm for the opening party and a chat with the man behind the work. Here’s a selection of da Canha’s images from the cities that will be focused on in the exhibition, which won’t be available to see at the gallery. Plug this into your GPS to get to Gallery Achime: 갤러리 아침 ~ 서울시 마포구 서교동 451-4 All photography by Chris da Canha. Check out his blog:http://fourfiftyonedegrees.com/ 

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Chris da Canha takes the most glorious street photography. We love how he captures everyday occasions in a fresh way, making you feel as if you’re almost there in the scene with the subjects and their surroundings.

Having traveled around several of East Asia’s famous city’s, da Canha’s work is mostly themed on the shots he took in Tokyo, Osaka, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and, of course, Seoul.

His photographs are currently exhibiting at Gallery Achime in Mapo District, Seoul, until January 11th. Head there tonight between 16:00 and 19:30pm for the opening party and a chat with the man behind the work.

Here’s a selection of da Canha’s images from the cities that will be focused on in the exhibition, which won’t be available to see at the gallery.

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Plug this into your GPS to get to Gallery Achime: 갤러리 아침 ~ 서울시 마포구 서교동 451-4

All photography by Chris da Canha. Check out his blog:http://fourfiftyonedegrees.com/ 

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Future Shorts Film Festival: Autumn Season in Seoulhttp://chincha.co.uk/2014/11/future-shorts-film-festival-autumn-season-seoul/ http://chincha.co.uk/2014/11/future-shorts-film-festival-autumn-season-seoul/#comments Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:04:37 +0000 http://chincha.co.uk/?p=19978 Say goodbye to fall with seven shorts films handpicked by the excellent curators at Future Shorts and brought to you by us! For 10,000 won entry on Saturday November 29th at Platoon Kunsthalle in Gangnam we’ll be showing: MARILYN MYLLER Dir: Mikey Please | United Kingdom – 2013 Marilyn is trying really hard to make something that is good. For once her expectations and reality are going to align, perfectly. It will be even better than she imagined. It will be epic. It will be tear-jerkingly profound. It will be perfecter than perfect. Nothing can go wrong. SWIMMER Dir: Lynne Ramsay | United Kingdom – 2012 The film enters the mind of an endurance swimmer on a journey through Britain’s waterways, using sound and images to penetrate his thoughts, feelings, dreams, nightmares, memories, escape. INSIDE THE MIND OF COLIN FURZE Dir: David Beazley  | United Kingdom – 2014 Colin Furze is a plumber by day – but in his spare time he retreats to his garage and invents all manner of weird and wonderful contraptions, like the Jet Bike and World’s Fastest Mobility Scooter... PERSON TO PERSON Dir: Dustin Guy Defa | United States – 2014 Waking up the morning after […]

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Say goodbye to fall with seven shorts films handpicked by the excellent curators at Future Shorts and brought to you by us!

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For 10,000 won entry on Saturday November 29th at Platoon Kunsthalle in Gangnam we’ll be showing:

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MARILYN MYLLER

Dir: Mikey Please | United Kingdom – 2013

Marilyn is trying really hard to make something that is good. For once her expectations and reality are going to align, perfectly. It will be even better than she imagined. It will be epic. It will be tear-jerkingly profound. It will be perfecter than perfect. Nothing can go wrong.

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SWIMMER

Dir: Lynne Ramsay | United Kingdom – 2012

The film enters the mind of an endurance swimmer on a journey through Britain’s waterways, using sound and images to penetrate his thoughts, feelings, dreams, nightmares, memories, escape.

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INSIDE THE MIND OF COLIN FURZE

Dir: David Beazley  | United Kingdom – 2014

Colin Furze is a plumber by day – but in his spare time he retreats to his garage and invents all manner of weird and wonderful contraptions, like the Jet Bike and World’s Fastest Mobility Scooter...

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PERSON TO PERSON

Dir: Dustin Guy Defa | United States – 2014

Waking up the morning after hosting a party, a man discovers a stranger passed out on his floor. He spends the rest of the day trying to convince her to leave.

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MORE THAN TWO HOURS

Dir: Ali Asgari | Iran – 2013

It’s 3 am, a boy and a girl are wandering in the city. They are looking for a hospital to cure the girl, but it is much harder than they thought.

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XENOS

Dir: Mahdi Fleifel | United Kingdom – 2013

In 2010, Abu Eyad and other young Palestinian men from the Ain el-Helweh refugee camp in Lebanon travelled with smugglers through Syria and Turkey into Greece. Like so many other migrants, they came looking for a way into Europe but found themselves trapped in a country undergoing economic, political, and social collapse.

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WERNER HERZOG DEFENDS DADE

Dir: Lindsay Scoggins | United States – 2011

Werner Herzog shares his thoughts on Miami.

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For more information on Future Shorts, the company behind multiple international film festivals worlwide, head to the official website.  To check out what’s going on at our version in Seoul, head to the event page.

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Halloween Events in Seoul 2014http://chincha.co.uk/2014/10/halloween-events-seoul-2014/ http://chincha.co.uk/2014/10/halloween-events-seoul-2014/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:55:20 +0000 http://chincha.co.uk/?p=19939 THURSDAY All-you-can-drink Halloween Party Explore Korea has organized an unlimited all-you-can-drink event to get Halloween started a day early at Joon’s bar 2 in Hongdae. Entry costs 20,000 won if you sign up with your details on the Facebook page beforehand.  FRIDAY Halloween at The Beastro The Beastro, an American-style restaurant that’s getting a lot of buzz recently, is throwing a party on its rooftop overlooking Hongdae Park playground this Friday night. There will be Halloween cocktails, music, dancing and goodie bags, plus premium beers at discounted prices. Tickets at the door are 10,000 won, which includes one free drink. Fright Night Loose Union is hosting a Halloween event at Freebird 2 in Hongdae, featuring all seven Loose Union bands: Juck Juck Grunzie, Love X Stereo, New Blue Death, Used Cassettes, Table People, Les Sales and The Killer Drones. The party starts at 8pm and cover is 10,000 won. The organizers have promised candy for trick-or-treaters and prizes for the best costumes.  Rocky Horror Halloween Seoul Players perform the Rocky Horror Show as a shadow cast, mimicking as the film plays in the background, annually for Halloween, and this year is no different. If you’re into drag and dancing to the Time Warp, hit up the Bull and Barrel for […]

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THURSDAY

All-you-can-drink Halloween Party

Explore Korea has organized an unlimited all-you-can-drink event to get Halloween started a day early at Joon’s bar 2 in Hongdae. Entry costs 20,000 won if you sign up with your details on the Facebook page beforehand. 

FRIDAY

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Halloween at The Beastro

The Beastro, an American-style restaurant that’s getting a lot of buzz recently, is throwing a party on its rooftop overlooking Hongdae Park playground this Friday night. There will be Halloween cocktails, music, dancing and goodie bags, plus premium beers at discounted prices. Tickets at the door are 10,000 won, which includes one free drink.

Fright Night

Loose Union is hosting a Halloween event at Freebird 2 in Hongdae, featuring all seven Loose Union bands: Juck Juck Grunzie, Love X Stereo, New Blue Death, Used Cassettes, Table People, Les Sales and The Killer Drones. The party starts at 8pm and cover is 10,000 won. The organizers have promised candy for trick-or-treaters and prizes for the best costumes. 

Rocky Horror Halloween

Seoul Players perform the Rocky Horror Show as a shadow cast, mimicking as the film plays in the background, annually for Halloween, and this year is no different. If you’re into drag and dancing to the Time Warp, hit up the Bull and Barrel for a different spin on Hallow’s Eve.

Bass Attack Halloween All-Stars

As one of the most popular alternative pop-up nights in Seoul, Bass Attack is sure to fill up Owl Lounge this Halloween. The team behind the dubstep and d’n’b event have put together their full lineup of DJs for the event. 10,000 won before 10pm; 20,000 won after.

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Harry Potter Halloween

Bulldogs Itaewon aims to mark Halloween “in true British style” with a Harry Potter-themed Halloween party and unlimited cocktails for 25,000won (men) and 20,000won (women). The pub is also promising food and freebies for those in costume. 

Nightmare on GRD Street

Southside Parlor will be playing horror movies all night on Halloween and will also have spooky shots and creepy cocktail specials. Free entry. 

SATURDAY

5th Annual Zombie Walk

Join hundreds of other members of the undead for a zombie-centric stroll through Seoul the day after Halloween. Seoul Forest is the meeting spot, but the afterparty will be held at Freebird 2 in Hongdae. 

Halloween Meet Market

The Meet Market, a safe space for members of the LGBTQ community and their allies, is throwing a Halloween bash at MWG in Hongdae. Between 10pm and 12pm you can get some seasonal makeup done for 5,000 won before enjoying a variety of performances from midnight. 10,000 won entry all night. 

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EXTRAS

The Muffs are in Seoul at Club DGBG this FridayParty Luv has the scoop on the events the big clubs are holding all over Seoul; and there’s a themed pub crawl planned around Itaewon

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Win Tickets To Oktoberfest!http://chincha.co.uk/2014/10/win-tickets-oktoberfest/ http://chincha.co.uk/2014/10/win-tickets-oktoberfest/#comments Tue, 07 Oct 2014 02:32:16 +0000 http://chincha.co.uk/?p=19928 The swanky Banyan Tree Hotel is hosting an all-you-can-eat-and-drink Oktoberfest this Saturday October 11 on their rooftop, and we have a pair of tickets to give away to the event. Seven DJs from some of our favourite club nights in the city will be spinning everything from vintage Korean pop to indie rock and dnb while you fill your face with unlimited edibles and beverages for six hours. Sound delicious? Head to our Facebook page to win free entry. For more info on the party, head to the event page.

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The swanky Banyan Tree Hotel is hosting an all-you-can-eat-and-drink Oktoberfest this Saturday October 11 on their rooftop, and we have a pair of tickets to give away to the event.

Seven DJs from some of our favourite club nights in the city will be spinning everything from vintage Korean pop to indie rock and dnb while you fill your face with unlimited edibles and beverages for six hours. Sound delicious? Head to our Facebook page to win free entry.

For more info on the party, head to the event page.

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House of Vans Returns to Seoul for 2014http://chincha.co.uk/2014/09/house-vans-returns-seoul-2014/ http://chincha.co.uk/2014/09/house-vans-returns-seoul-2014/#comments Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:14:19 +0000 http://chincha.co.uk/?p=19909 Seoul is the second step on the House of Vans Asia Tour this September, with rapper Pusha-T headlining the free two-day event on Friday Sept. 19. House of Vans is a weekend-long project encompassing two days of free creative workshops, music performances, art installations and skateboarding displays, all set to go down in a warehouse in western Seoul. Music will come from a mix local and international artists, according to the organizers, with the Friday night being dedicated to hip-hop while the Saturday is all about punk rock. The workshops include film production, zine making, screen-printing and tattoo performances. Sign up for the workshops on the House of Vans Asia website and turn up at the warehouse from 8pm Saturday Sept. 19 or 5pm Sunday for everything else.

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Seoul is the second step on the House of Vans Asia Tour this September, with rapper Pusha-T headlining the free two-day event on Friday Sept. 19.

House of Vans is a weekend-long project encompassing two days of free creative workshops, music performances, art installations and skateboarding displays, all set to go down in a warehouse in western Seoul.

Music will come from a mix local and international artists, according to the organizers, with the Friday night being dedicated to hip-hop while the Saturday is all about punk rock.

The workshops include film production, zine making, screen-printing and tattoo performances.

Sign up for the workshops on the House of Vans Asia website and turn up at the warehouse from 8pm Saturday Sept. 19 or 5pm Sunday for everything else.

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Festival Morphhttp://chincha.co.uk/2014/08/festival-morph/ http://chincha.co.uk/2014/08/festival-morph/#comments Mon, 11 Aug 2014 03:03:03 +0000 http://chincha.co.uk/?p=19875 If live electronic and dance music is the kind of thing that gets you in the mood, you won’t want to miss out on Seoul’s newest addition to the summer festival line up, Festival Morph. The 2 nights of shows on August 15 and 16 will feature some of the best live electronic musicians and DJs from Korea and Japan in one of Hongdae’s newest nightspots, Club Freebird 2. Headline acts include big names such as Aoki Takamasa (Raster Noton), Ametsub (Nothings66), Tacit Group, Yukari (Plancha Records), Keiichi Sugimoto (Progressive Form, 12K) and Moskitoo (12K). Plus a huge line up of over 20 local and international acts. The festival is a new collaboration between Club Freebird 2 and local electronic music collective WATMM. With whispers of even more international names on the bill for next year we’re looking forward to big things from this partnership in the future. Get in on the ground floor for this one. Festival Morph runs from 8pm to 4am on August 15 and 16 at Club Freebird 2, Hongdae. All show and ticketing information is available at the Festival Morph website at www.morph.1px.kr and on the Facebook page.

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If live electronic and dance music is the kind of thing that gets you in the mood, you won’t want to miss out on Seoul’s newest addition to the summer festival line up, Festival Morph.

The 2 nights of shows on August 15 and 16 will feature some of the best live electronic musicians and DJs from Korea and Japan in one of Hongdae’s newest nightspots, Club Freebird 2.

Headline acts include big names such as Aoki Takamasa (Raster Noton), Ametsub (Nothings66), Tacit Group, Yukari (Plancha Records), Keiichi Sugimoto (Progressive Form, 12K) and Moskitoo (12K). Plus a huge line up of over 20 local and international acts.

The festival is a new collaboration between Club Freebird 2 and local electronic music collective WATMM. With whispers of even more international names on the bill for next year we’re looking forward to big things from this partnership in the future. Get in on the ground floor for this one.

Festival Morph runs from 8pm to 4am on August 15 and 16 at Club Freebird 2, Hongdae.

All show and ticketing information is available at the Festival Morph website at www.morph.1px.kr and on the Facebook page.

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Darkside Live in Seoulhttp://chincha.co.uk/2014/07/darkside-live-in-seoul/ http://chincha.co.uk/2014/07/darkside-live-in-seoul/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 06:49:44 +0000 http://chincha.co.uk/?p=19861 Darkside — guitarist Dave Harrington and electro producer Nicolas Jaar — are bringing their mix of electronica and psych rock to Korea through organizer Fake Virgin, and we have a pair of tickets to give away for the show.  To win tickets to the Wednesday night concert, head to our Facebook page and share this post onto your wall.  For more info on the gig, check out the event page. 

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Darkside — guitarist Dave Harrington and electro producer Nicolas Jaar — are bringing their mix of electronica and psych rock to Korea through organizer Fake Virgin, and we have a pair of tickets to give away for the show. 

To win tickets to the Wednesday night concert, head to our Facebook page and share this post onto your wall. 

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For more info on the gig, check out the event page. 

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