27 Questions: Awich, Japan’s hip-hop queen
Lifestyle Asia » Music
by Aaron Chow
2M ago
Hong Kong is a place brimming with talented and intriguing people. In our 27 Questions column, we get up close and personal with notable personalities, learning about their whims and aversions, pivotal life moments, and hopes and dreams — all in roughly the same duration of a casual speed date. For our latest segment of 27 Questions, we speak to Japanese hip-hop artist Awich as she makes a stop in the city ahead of her performance at Coachella with 88rising Futures. Awich is short for “Asian wish child,” which is the literal meaning of the Japanese characters in her given name. She’s the onl ..read more
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Tuning In: Beauz at Creamfields Hong Kong 2024
Lifestyle Asia » Music
by Aaron Chow
3M ago
In our latest instalment of Tuning In, we speak to DJ/producer duo made up of brothers Johan and Bernie Yang. With bass from the Subtronics set rumbling in the background, we caught the duo still buzzing from their high-octane performance at Creamfields Hong Kong 2024, the city’s biggest electronic music festival of the year. With more than a decade in the game, BEAUZ’s journey with music has taken them far and wide, from the studio with Zedd for “Make You Say” to a boy band survival competition in China. Sandwiched amongst elite company including Chase & Status, Subtronics, Zhu, and Mart ..read more
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Japanese rising star imase will be hitting up Hong Kong in June
Lifestyle Asia » Music
by Johanna Muliani
3M ago
If you’re still jamming to ‘NIGHT DANCER’ like I am, I have good news for you: imase will be hitting up Hong Kong as part of his first ever Asia tour, “Shiki.” The singer-songwriter will be performing on June 12 at Hall 10 of AsiaWorld-Expo. imase will be joining the trove of Japanese stars coming to Hong Kong. With concerts from LiSA, Aimer, Eve, and Radwimps coming up, J-Pop and anime fans are in for a treat this summer. Keep reading to find out all the details about his upcoming concert. imase’s first Asia tour “Shiki”: Here’s everything you need to know imase’s upcoming show in Hong Kong ..read more
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Tuning In: LANY
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by Aaron Chow
3M ago
In our latest instalment of Tuning In, we speak to LANY, a breakthrough band from Los Angeles made up of guitarist and lead vocalist Paul Klein and drummer Jake Goss. LANY was formed in 2014 when Paul Klein flew to Nashville to meet with his friends Jake Goss and Les Priest (who has since left the band to focus on solo ventures). After uploading just two songs on SoundCloud, they quickly received attention from record labels and released their debut EP, Acronyms that same year. From there, the band have yet to miss, releasing massive singles such as “ILYSB” and “Mean It” as well as top 5 albu ..read more
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The ultimate Bruno Mars playlist: 12 of his most streamed songs on Spotify
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by Kshitij Rawat
3M ago
Bruno Mars is a master of crafting infectious hits that seamlessly blend genres and eras. His music has an uncanny ability to make you smile, dance and maybe even shed a tear or two. From the retro-funk vibes of “Uptown Funk” to the soulful vulnerability of “Just the Way You Are,” his songs have captured the hearts of millions worldwide. With his concert in Singapore set to steal hearts this weekend on 3 – 6 April 2024, we dive into the most streamed Bruno Mars songs on the music streaming service Spotify. Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Mars’s musical journey began early. Surrounded by ..read more
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The most poetic song lyrics by ‘The Tortured Poets Department’ chief Taylor Swift
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by Emmelyn Mah
3M ago
Behold the lyrical genius of the 21st century — a poet, mastermind, and indomitable storyteller in one. Having recently announced her 11th studio album The Tortured Poets Department onstage at the 66th Annual Grammy Awards, this iconic musical star has more than proven her wit and worth in writing. Ahead of the album’s April 19 launch, we look at Taylor Swift and 13 of her best and most poetic songs and lyrics, from The Great War and You’re Losing Me, to The Lakes and Champagne Problems. Having attained global success as a multi-talented musician, Taylor Swift has made massive waves in her ic ..read more
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Berlin Techno makes it onto Germany’s UNESCO cultural heritage list
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by Ambrose Leung
4M ago
The German UNESCO Commission has just revealed six new entries into Germany’s list of the Federal Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage, and one of those items is techno culture in Berlin. The German Commission announcement reads, “The Nationwide Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage illustrates which living cultural traditions and expressions are practiced and transmitted in Germany. It recognizes creative and diverse cultural expressions and their wealth of traditional knowledge.” It goes on to read that Technoculture in Berlin has largely shaped the city of Berlin as early as the l ..read more
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Gareth designs “LOVE TRAM” to spread the love
Lifestyle Asia » Music
by Ryan Putranto
4M ago
As one of the signature ways to get around Hong Kong, trams have become an iconic symbol for Hong Kong. For Arts Month, Gareth.T has designed his very first tram, dedicated to spreading love. If Gareth’s “LOVE TRAM” happens to roll past you, you can’t help but look. Taking inspiration from Cars‘ Lighting McQueen, the cherry-red plastered tram is certainly a head-turner. We got the chance to chat with Gareth to get more insight about his first-ever tram design.  Read our Q&A with Gareth: Could you talk a little about your tram design? My design is really based on what I want to see ..read more
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VCHA, JYP Entertainment’s new girl group is ready to take K-pop global
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by Jianne Soriano
4M ago
Some may say that K-pop’s reach has gone global. But a new group in town is on a mission to bring the genre to an even more global level. Meet VCHA, the latest addition to JYP Entertainment’s stellar line-up of girl groups. We’re no stranger to the groups from the company—from Wonder Girls to ITZY and TWICE. But VCHA is not just any group, they’re a global girl group, perhaps the first of its kind. Camila, Lexi, Kendall, Savanna, KG, and Kaylee debuted through the competition series, A2K, a collaborative endeavour by J.Y. Park in partnership with Republic Records’ founder Monte Lipman.  ..read more
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10 Tracks: Jungle Island Music Festival 2024
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by Aaron Chow
4M ago
In 10 Tracks, we explore what industry veterans and the next generation of tastemakers have on repeat. In our next instalment of the series, we connect with the organisers of Hong Kong’s latest homegrown festival— Jungle Island Music Festival (JIMF). To get a feel of what the upcoming event has in store, take a look at the curated playlist below featuring productions and curations from the participating artists. Located on the pristine Tai Long Wan Bay south of the Chi Ma Wan Peninsula on Lantau Island, JIMF offers a 3-day-2-night odyssey away from the bustling city. Running from March 15 to ..read more
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