After their live debut at Sónar Hong Kong and the release of the acclaimed 12″ ‘Anxious Party People’ last Spring, it’s been a busy few months for the afro-beaten electro-psych trio Blood Wine or Honey. While planning their US takeover at SXSW in 2018, we asked them a few questions to unveil all the best […]Read full article
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Lofimaker is a Chinese musician based in Shijiazhuang. His distinctive sound is characterised by the innovative way in which he combines traditional Chinese folk music with thoroughly modern production. Through his beats you can feel the evolution of one country, from its roots to its adaptation to modern life; a film soundtrack of an artist […]Read full article
It will be unsurprising to learn that the Chinese market is dictated by local talent, with Chinese-language music accounting for around 80% of the market. K-Pop and J-Pop makes up another 10%, leaving the last 10% for other international repertoire. While its GDP makes China one of the world’s biggest economies, low wages and piracy […]Read full article
Since we started researching into new music from China back in 2014, we’ve witnessed the progression of producers such as ZHI16, Downstate and Zean. It’s been really exciting to see how their sound has developed and improved technically with artists like Shinamo Moki making big moves overseas. Special mention to the Do Hits collective for their great job pushing new sounds and artists from China, Asia and beyond.
Tzusing’s hard-hitting but deftly intricate style is difficult to squeeze into any obvious category. The artist himself settles for ‘Outernational Industrial’, and it fits as well as anything. Drawing from the heavier, shadowier side of the club scene (Tzusing set up Shanghai’s Stockholm Syndrome night in a disused bomb shelter), tracks like ‘日出東方 唯我不敗’ (below) […]
Spawned in Peckham but with family spreading across several countries, the Merci Jitter collective are all about breaking down the borders between nations, genres and art forms. Nowhere is this better expressed than in their Movements compilations, the second edition …