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by Editor | 17th February 2017

Shanghai’s ZEAN is one of the new touchstones of the Chinese underground, a producer whose mastery of everything from grime to future beats has seen him recently receiving plays on Rinse FM. Having released on labels like Beijing’s superlative Dohits and DJ Shadow’s Liquid Amber (alongside his mentor Conrank), it’s clear that ZEAN is on […]

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Merci Jitter present Movements Vol. II

by Editor | 21st December 2016

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 of which dropped just last week. A stimulating mix of electronic sounds that pay scant […]

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by Editor | 14th June 2016

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 […]

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Bubblegum electronica and Eastern Grime feature in this month’s playlist.

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Shanghai’s ZEAN is one of the new touchstones of the Chinese underground, a producer whose mastery of everything from grime to future beats has seen him recently receiving plays on Rinse FM. Having released on labels like Beijing’s superlative Dohits …

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Swimful

by Editor | 4th August 2016

Shanghai-based producer Swimful turns his band to a light, bleepy take on grime with ‘Skitter’. He’s previously brought the party with a remix of Wiley’s ‘Shanghai’ instrumental, along with producing a beat for Californian rapper Lil B.

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Merci Jitter present Movements Vol. II

by Editor | 21st December 2016

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 …

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