Designed with the city’s vinyl lovers and left-field dance music enthusiasts in mind, Potato Head Hong Kong’s new music room showcases state-of-the-art audio equipment and a carefully curated vinyl selection in a specifically designed, acoustically treated space.
Concealed within Potato Head Hong Kong, this unique, interactive facility features the finest imported equipment from the US, the UK and Japan, hand-picked with the help of Potato Head Hong Kong’s music director, Johnny Hiller.
Hiller, a German born DJ and producer who has worked closely with many of the world’s first generation of legendary DJs, moved to Hong Kong in 2012 where he co-founded Otaku Soundsystem. Working closely with PTT Family, Hiller oversaw the design and music content of the music room to ensure an “optimal listening environment where the soundtrack could take centre stage.”
Supporting the resurgence of vinyl culture and appreciation, the music room houses over 8,000 records, sourced over a 30-years by Hiller. Along with monthly updates and additions by some of the world’s top vinyl dealers, these form the basis of a growing in-house Potato Head collection.
Regular classic LP events are already in progress, including a monthly Ethiopian Jazz night on 7-inch format only. Balearic disco, reggae and ethnic/world music selections are in the constant mix, which fits in with the venue’s laidback ambience.
Through the music room, Potato Head Hong Kong “hopes to inspire different generations of music enthusiasts through its eclectic offerings and add to Hong Kong’s cultural mix by going deeper into the subject matter through curated events, listening sessions and private events”