LYF21 is a brand by HKE, an umbrella for music, art and design, est. 2020
Proud father of a beautiful daughter, Sofia
Artist, musician, writer, designer, entrepeneur
> Primarily known as HKE
... also known as Hong Kong Express, Subaeris, DARKPYRAMID, Chesumasuta, and by many other names.
One half of 2814
Owner of Dream Catalogue, 2014-21
Created LYF21 in 2020
Denies the concept of 'infinity' as a linguistic error
"HKE is best known for operating with an exuberant spirit and prolific approach that has, with little restraint, tirelessly sought to discern the new and the unexpected. HKE is an insomnia-addled romantic delusional who moves fast and has persistently left behind him a sprawling trail of chaotic innovation."
LYF21's brand acts as an umbrella for various projects and products operated by HKE under his various aliases. Full extent of information on these can be found elsewhere on the internet.
Primary identity. An evolving tapestry of various meditations. Presently shadowbanned on Spotify. (est. 2015)
HONG KONG EXPRESS
The original dreampunk. Sadness, romance, the beauty of life, the city lights blurring out in endless rain. (est. 2013)
High tech sounds of future realms, the overwhelming feeling of a dream come true. (est. 2011)
Level 4 closed eye visual hallucination without synthetic aid. Spirit of chaos. Part-android. A Japanese salaryman who lost his mind playing chess all day, every day. (est. 2014)
A novel planned to meticulous detail without a word thrown down on the page. Soundtrack to a story never told, only felt. A heart full of love. (est. 2014)
The birth of a new day... A collaborative effort of original music with Telepath. (est. 2014)
The premiere dreampunk record label. The definitive outlet for underground electronic music throughout the 2010's, under HKE's curation. Now rebooted as a hub for dreampunk news, info, merch and apparel. (est. 2014)
LYF21 is a UK / International brand, established in 2020 by HKE to act as an umbrella for music, art, design and other products.
The LYF21 Podcast with HKE is available on Spotify, Anchor, Google Podcasts and elsewhere. The show is hosted irregularly.