NEW FEATURE: HEY MR.
Behind every great man is a great woman… This age-old adage is something we’re all familiar with. But behind every great woman is often a man and certainly at MISSY SKINS, we have been supported since day one by the men in our lives. Our significant others, our family, our friends and our collaborators… So giving credit where credit’s due, we bring you our newest feature, HEY MR.
Arthur and Tom, the double-vision duo behind YETI OUT, a trans-Asian musical and cultural collective and friends of MISSY SKINS, takes the lead in our first ever HEY MR. feature.
With the rise of global Asian culture and media collectives such as Hypebeast and 88Rising, the boys are leading a new wave of creatives carving out their niche in this Brave New World.
Born in Hong Kong to a Cantonese mother and English father, these twin brothers have lived in Vancouver, London, Manchester and Shanghai. Their global upbringing and insatiable quest for sound during their university years soon had them blogging, DJ-ing and throwing parties in East London under the YETI moniker. With their move back to Asia they set out to propel YETI into a powerhouse collective throwing underground parties, bringing over a killer roster of artists from the likes of A$AP MOB and Soulection, hosting art shows and radio sessions, as well as working with some of the most globally-respected brands in an agency capacity.
① As brothers running a company together, how do you avoid getting at each other’s throats?
Arthur: Easy, live in two different cities!
Tom: Leave my knives at home!
② How do you split the responsibilities with YETI?
Arthur: To be honest, we're just figuring it out as we go along.
Tom: Twins are telepathic, it's a natural instinct.
③ How different is your sound?
Arthur: We play similar tunes, perhaps more rap for me, Tom leans towards more dancey/disco stuff.
Tom: I've been getting back into some older UK funky tracks lately, some Lil Silva...Roska Roska.
④ Where do you see club music going in the near future?
Arthur: I think genres in music will continue to blur, with the new constantly referencing the past, the East admiring the West and vice versa. There will always be some kind of new, short-lived genre, which will be exciting but not sustainable enough for people to reminisce over.
Tom: Yeah, definitely continued hybrid outputs of past and present genres. Also with the internet, people can tap into music cultures without travelling away from home. So a bedroom producer from Baltimore can make a Bollywood B more edit without visiting Mumbai. It could be a banger or a track that lacks relevance but we'll continue to have more choices as the listener.
⑤ Shanghai and Hong Kong are somewhat pseudo-dystopian future cities. What interesting trends are you seeing coming up that you think might shape things to come?
Arthur: As far as trends go, I think the focus will go back to wardrobe basics, but designed with quality in mind; a really well tailored chambray or fitted tee. Loud logos to be replaced by merch from your local greasy diner or radio station - wearing culture/good times as opposed to brands.
Tom: Is Tu Hao a trend? That's been on a come up!
⑥ Sneakers or oxfords?
⑦ Jeans or chinos?
⑧ Digital or analog?
⑨ East or West?
⑩ Space travel or time travel?
Arthur: Time travel
Tom: Space Travel
⑪ Asian, white or girls of colour?
Arthur: You left out Avatars
Tom: Ahh yes, the lush alien world of Pandora <3
The boys have each put together an exclusive playlist for our readers! Click the links below to listen on Spotify!
Photography by Lolita Sharun