A mental-reset playlist by Yeti Out’s Arthur Bray
The Hong Kong member, DJ and Yeti Out cofounder shares the tracks that’ll get you through these extraordinary times
By Gavin Yeung Image courtesy of Yeti Out Friday 22 May, 2020 Short read
Not everything has ground to a halt, though, with Yeti Out’s in-house record label, Silk Road Sounds, releasing a nine-track debut album by Cantonese post-punk band 南洋派對 N.Y.P.D. True to Yeti Out’s mission to bring a greater awareness to the underground music culture of Hong Kong and beyond, the band comprises a graffiti artist, streetwear designer, dream-pop musician, bartender and tattoo artist. It’s also based in the gritty industrial district of Tai Kok Tsui, where the city’s turbulent social and political narratives come to a head.
南洋派對 N.Y.P.D.’s ‘Indie Ching’ rubs shoulders with everything from Motown to Beastie Boys and modern EDM in a three-hour playlist that Bray has put together to guide Soho House members through the ambiguity of the present. Best enjoyed in the late morning and early afternoon, according to Bray, the mix of laid-back tunes and new oddities is designed to provide the structure you need to kick-start your day.