Jan 07

Asian Music Update

Written by: Steve | Filed under:culture, media, music, Photos, video | Tags:, , , , , , , , , ,
15 Comments » newest 2016-02-11 08:15:16

TheAnalogGirl_bRather than stick to just one country, I thought I’d highlight underground music from Hong Kong on this post and add a little bit from the rest of Asia on the end. On the left is the Analog Girl, one of the hottest acts on the continent. Hailing from Singapore, the electro-rock chanteuse was named by TIME magazine as one of the 5 Music Acts to Watch in 2008. Since that time she’s toured the world with her unique sound.

I also got interested in the underground music scene in Hong Kong after I discovered “The Underground Channel” on YouTube.  After the jump, we’ll feature videos from Quasar, Tacit Closet, Soler, The Sinister Left, DJ Matthew Veith, Hardpack, Audiotraffic and Poubelle International. We’ll also hear from Jakarta’s Goodnight Electric, Malaysia’s Zee Avi and Beijing’s P.K. 14 along with Japan’s Vamp and YMCK. Finally for some of the older crowd, I want to introduce a couple of Enka style acts from Japan, which is surprisingly similar (at least to me) of some of the classic Chinese singers.

Today’s collection is very eclectic so hopefully there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

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Nov 03

Fool’s Mountain’s Photo Page

Written by: dewang | Filed under:Photos | 3 Comments » newest 2009-11-09 05:43:04

Fools Mountain’s Favorites on Flickr

Some of you might have noticed the “Photos” page on our top navigation. I want to give you a quick introduction. We now have a “photostream” on Flickr.com containing photos of China we think you will find interesting. In the future, we will bring you more photos through this page. We hope to bring the photographers who took these pictures and share with you their thoughts. Currently running on the “Photos” page are some amazing pictures of modern day Shanghai. The version in the post is shrunk to not take up so much space, and you are welcome to click on the Photos page to get to the full-size version.