Shanghai Rocks, Switzerland Shakes – Michael Vonplon of Miro China talks about cultural exchange

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Michael Vonplon took his first trip from Switzerland to China in the mid-90’s to study language, and has been stuck to the country ever since. He is the co-founder of Miro China, which provides a platform for Chinese and Swiss artists to do cultural exchange. Continue reading »


Weekly Video: P.K. 14 – Eden (CN)

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Weekly video from Club Niubi. Continue reading »


Reizen reveals his influences – from Äpärät to Radiohead

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Japanese noise-drone-mastermind Reizen is performing tonight at Södra teatern, Stockholm. He told us about his influences and Japanese alternative music scene. Prepare for some serious namedropping & weird YouTube clips! Continue reading »


The founder of Rockinchina.com: ”The typical pop music forms in Asia start to lose their attraction on the youth”

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”Niche forms, such as indie, rock and other alternative music genres, start to burst out, and not only within the underground scene. That makes the whole Asian music scene more interesting”, says Yang Yu, the founder of Rockinchina.com. Continue reading »


EARS open to a wider audience – Finnish project brings Asian music to Europe

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Why did Korean PSY get people crazy with his Gangnam Style video last year? This is one of the questions to be answered in EARS (Europe-Asia Roundtable Sessions) music seminar. Continue reading »


Knucklebone Oscar hit China – read full report: ”Oscar attacked the head of festival committee during a drunken brawl”

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Knucklebone Oscar visited Harbin Music Festival in China last August. There’s three sides to every story: yours, mine and the truth. That’s why we had both Oscar and his manager Panda Paananen for an interview to tell their versions of what happened on the road. Continue reading »


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