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Beijing Underground

Nick Luscombe returns from a trip to Beijing with an armful of goodies from the underground music scene of China’s capital.

Nick Luscombe returns from a trip to Beijing with an armful of goodies from the underground music scene of China’s capital. During his trip Nick talked to Ni Bing, a radio DJ working in the city to find out what and who are the driving forces behind the city’s sound. Plus Han Han from the electro-math-rock group Duck Fight Goose talks about the emerging synthesiser scene and the online music platform / record label D Force explain the actions they’re taking to nurture China’s music scene city by city. Featuring iridescent electro soul from Fishdoll, avant-folk from Xiao He and experimental sounds from Beijing’s coolest livehouse, XP which closed in 2015.

Produced by Rebecca Gaskell for Reduced Listening.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Xiao He

    Just don't sing this sad song

    • Silly's Ballad.
    • tenzenmen.
  • Fishdoll

    Pageone

  • Nancy Sinatra

    Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)

    • Kill Bill Vol. 1 (Original Soundtrack).
    • Maverick.
  • P.K.14

    Egyptian Rain

    • 1984.
    • Maybe Mars.
  • Ayrtbh

    Fie1428

    • 合成中国 Synthetic China Vol 1.
    • D Force Records.
  • Soviet Pop

    Iaido Song

    • Maybe Mars Presents The XP Sound.
    • Maybe Mars.
  • b4 Torturing Nurse

    Singing On The Subway

    • There Is No Music From China.
    • End of the Alphabet Records.
  • 3HE

    1973

    • Mirror Image.
    • Ran Music.
  • Lantern Festival

    Jingju Assassin

  • Lin Mo

    Stepping On The Line

    • 非虫言吾集.
  • DaBozz & Cha Cha

    WU

    • EP Salt.
  • Duck Fight Goose

    contact

  • Demone

    Dancing While Dreaming

    • 合成中国 Synthetic China Vol 1.
    • D Force Records.
  • meng qi

    whale child

    • 合成中国 Synthetic China Vol 1.
    • D Force Records.
  • WHITE

    Train Song

    • White.
    • Maybe Mars.

Broadcast

  • Tue 9 Oct 2018 23:00

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