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*** SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT ***
 
The very first post we made to xxxgallery.hk on 1st Feb, 2011 holds true today as much as ever. XXX has never been a “club” or a “gallery” or even a “venue,” in any standard sense of the word… Over these exciting 7+ years, XXX has always been no more than a variable, a symbol, a stand-in for many different things for many different people. This is our secret power.
 
When we first opened to the public in our initial Wing Lok Street basement in mid-2011, it was no more than an experiment and we honestly had no idea what to expect. How many people in Hong Kong would be open to something new like this? Would anyone actually consider nightlife anywhere outside of LKF, even in equally central Sheung Wan …to say nothing of following us further west in 2013 to XXX.v2 to Shek Tong Tsui, Sai Wan, and most recently coming along with us to our current XXX.v3 in Tai Kok Tsui, Kowloon (please do keep that ignorant “the dark side” talk to yourselves).
 
Suffice it to say, Hong Kong nightlife has come a long way over these years, and we are all in a much better place now than back in 2011. The increased diversity of creative events, ambitious promoters, and alternative venues across town is a beautiful testament to the spirit and courage of our larger community here (inclusive of HK locals, foreigners living in HK, or tourists passing thru just for the weekend). And all this has been while under constant threat from an HKSAR government seemingly hell-bent on shutting down alternative cultural spaces, corrupt political hacks in LegCo and local District Councils coming directly for us in all licensing hearings (special shout out to Mr CHAN Hok-fung and the rest of the racist “DAB” crooks… your regressive thinking SHALL FALL as BABYLON SHALL FALL), near weekly harassment from the HKPD, and an inflated property market that prices us out of a neighbourhood as soon as our initial lease expires.
 
As shocking as it may be to some, of the 80+ months we’ve been in operation, we’ve actually broken even a mere fraction of that time. Without any investors behind us, and no “angel investor” family money, this has been a strenuous, intense and grueling labour of love. However, our greatest hope was always to inspire others, and to that end we all (everyone involved in pushing creativity and exploration in HK) should be intensely proud of how far we’ve come. The hustle don’t stop and the hard work continues.
 
We will close the doors for the last time on XXX.v3 on 10th Feb, 2018. We will have a special programme of events for those last couple weekends, so you will all have your chance to come round, be an obnoxious dick to our door staff, and clog the toilets one last time.
 
In the meantime, feel free to share your favourite XXX pictures and stories in the comments below!
 
XXX will live on in other less literal and non-physical forms so stay tuned.
 
We will all keep striving in 2018 and beyond, and XXX文化廠 encourages you to do the same…
 
Love,
 
Cassady Enso Winston
James Yao Acey
Bo Puinar Hui
 
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*** 特別公告 ***
 
「XXX從來不能單以『club』、『gallery』或『venue 』等去定義」早於2011年2月1日於xxxgallery.hk編寫的一段文字,時至今日仍然適用。
 
回顧過去七年,從開幕第一天,XXX 永遠是一個給不同社群,文化,和年齡的人一個集多元化事物的地標。這就是我們所做的影響力。
 
尚記得2011年我們於永樂街的地庫開業時的雀躍,我們只把它當做一個實驗,亦沒抱任何期望,也不知道該意料些什麼。香港有多少人會抱著開放的態度面對XXX? 多少人會選擇來我們這裏,而不去非常有標誌性的蘭桂坊?有多小人會忠心地跟著我們由上環玩到西環,最後在2015玩到去九龍大角咀?
 
過去七年,香港的夜生活文化發展了不少,而可見多樣種類的活動,表演者,和場合的岀現。這也代表著一種在我們社會(無論你是本地人,海外生,或是旅客)未見的精神與心靈。所以我們一直備受強行查封、歧視及一連串查牌行動,還有業主無情地將租金大幅提升,我們都堅持將這團火延續下去。多撚謝唒啊,中西區區議會副主席*陳學鋒*! 大家俾啲掌聲佢!
 
可是你們不知道的是,我們經營的80多個月,嫌回的錢都不夠讓我們交租和維修。但我們的目標是希望透過這場合給大家創造靈感和動力。這幾年幾乎未有喘息的片刻。
 
XXX經過多番思量之後,將於2018年2月10日正式關閉。
 
在結業前的數星期,我們將會安排特別節目,最後機會給我們員工麻煩和弄髒我們廁所喔!
 
與此同時,歡迎你在下面留言,分享你最喜愛的XXX相片和故事。
 
大家別要緊,XXX會以其他方式繼續存。
 
XXX文化廠將於2018年並往後的日子裡繼續奮鬥,希望你們跟我們一起玩到底…
 
Cassady Enso Winston
James Yao Acey
Bo Puinar Hui
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Thurs Nov 12th: xxx CLUBHOUSE (FREE ENTRY, BEST MUSIC, DRINK SPECIAL, GAMES, CLUBHOUSEPARTYVIBES)

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Sat June 7: XXX 3-Year Anniversary featuring FALCONS (Juicy/LA/Vancouver)

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XXX Gallery Bar Acknowledged for “Quality Bar Label Scheme Award”

Thank you to the HK Bar and Club Association for bestowing their “Quality Bar Label Scheme Award” to XXX Gallery this week #quality #qualitymate #wemajor #pleasebelieveit #xxx #hkbca #hongkong

XXX Mixtape #3: Shelf- Index

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1.    Kingdom-Stalker Ha (Rap Mix)
2.    DVA-Walk It Out
3.    Douster feat. Spoek Mathambo-Punani
4.    Daniel Avery – Taste (Paul Woolford’s Special Request Remix)
5.    Dense & Roska – crispy duck
6.    Dark Sky-Gaddagive
7.    Gidi -Move(original Mix)
8.    Addison Groove-Oversize Clip
9.    Mala- Curfew
10.    Tunnidge-Twenty 12
11.    Machinedrum-What U Wanted 2 Feel (Pixelord remix)
12.    Airhead- Pyramid Lake
13.    Proxima-Lie Detection
14.    Dark Tantrums- The Growler
15.    Ether -Beghe (Pinch Remix)
16.    Lazer Sword- Landscape
17.    Cadley- Trip
18.    Chrissy Murderbot- The Call of Booty
19.    Noms-M.I.A.
20.    Philip D Kick- Adam F :Circles (Footwork Edit)
21.    Traxman- Move It
22.    Poivre0529- Limit To Your Footwork
23.    Ital Tek- Conga
24.    Kuhn-Slime Beach (Philip D Kick Remix)
25.    Young Smoke -Space Zone
26.    Satanipornocultshop – Borrrn Sleppy

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Sat Jan 5: MAGENTIC SOUL presents…S.P.Y. (Hospital Records) “What the future holds” World Tour

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