High Tech Orchestra (HTO) was founded in 2010 by DJs Allan Ho and Ivan Sit. Initially clubbers themselves in the Eighties, they spent their time in House and R&B joints where their passion for the music led them to organize and spin records at their own underground parties. Nowadays the music they play ranges from jazzy hip hop, rare groove, northern soul, hardcore funk, dancefloor jazz, soulful house to deep tech, Djing regularly in Hong Kong hotspots as well as working with musicians for live Dj sets. They have established themselves as an icon for quality sounds amongst the city’s clubbers, playing unique sounds wherever they go.
During their time playing in town, they noticed an increasing audience looking to be introduced to more good quality, non-mainstream and more varied music and hence HTO was born. HTO is a reflection of their music direction, music that is timeless and without category. It could old jazz to broken beats, rare groove to disco dub, jazzy hip hop to deep house …. anything goes, this is a journey of sounds!!!
Their mission is to bring the most updated quality music to the people, whether it’s a new tune or a revamped classic, they believe good music is timeless. They have the scope, the passion and the drive to bring their style of music to DJ’s around the world.
HTO’s roots: jazz, bossa nova, afro, latin, Brazilian, northern soul, funk, electro, 70’s, 80’s
Their influences: Gilles Peterson, Norman Jay, Carl Craig, Derrick May, Kerri Chandler, Joey Negro, Dimirti From Paris, Larry Levan, David Mancuso, Dennis Ferrer, Jazzanova, Moodymann, Louie Vega, Kenny Dope, Cal Tjader, Pharoah Sanders, Incognito, Joe Claussell, Francois K, Danny Kravit, Kraftwerk, Todd Terje, Greg Wilson, Faze Action, Karizma, Gotan Project, St.Germain, Nicola Conte, Gerardo Frisina, Roy Ayers, Stevie Wonder, Freddie Hubbard, Donald Byrd, Herbie Hancock, George Duke, Blue Note, Verve, Ubiquity, Raw Fusion, Freestyle, Ninja Tune, Motown, Schema, F Communication, MPS, Talkin’ Loud, Acid Jazz, Déjà Vu, Compost, Sonar Kollectiv…