AuthorJustin Sweeting

As the co-founder and Music Director of both Magnetic Asia and the Clockenflap festival, Justin Sweeting has been responsible for giving Hongkongers the opportunity to see a succession of the world’s most compelling live acts over the past 15 years, from New Order, The Libertines, The Chemical Brothers and Sigur Rós to Nile Rodgers, Primal Scream, The 1975 and A$AP Rocky, to name but a few. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Sweeting previously established pan-regional cross-media platform AMP (Asia’s Music Platform) for Channel [V] and Fox, and played a significant role in the development of a reliable touring circuit for international artists in the region, as well as nurturing local grassroots music scenes across Asia. Driven by his insatiable thirst for discovering new music and his desire to forge deeper connections between Asia and the global music industry, Sweeting can often be found spreading the word about Asia's musical potential – and uncovering the hottest new international acts – at prestigious events, festivals and conferences around the world.

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On this week’s edition of The Thirteen, Justin runs the rule over new singles from Anderson .Paak, James Bay and 17-year-old singer-songwriter prodigy Alfie Templeman, plus hot tracks from Hong Kong’s ANWIYCTI, Singapore’s Yung Raja, Indonesia’s...

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On this week’s The Thirteen, Justin takes another whistle-stop tour of the musical world, with essential new tracks from Chet Faker, Goat Girl and Men I Trust rubbing shoulders with songs from Thailand’s Whal & Dolph Japan’s Zombie-Chang...

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This week’s show features debut solo material from Romy of The xx, yet another surprise release from the mystery collective Sault, psychedelic dream pop from Seoul-based singer songwriter Airy,  music from Indonesia-based band Jirapah and much more.

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This week on The Thirteen, we delve into another eclectic baker’s dozen of the best new tracks from around Asia and the world, including the latest single from Eels soon-to-be-released 13th studio album, plus new music from Korea’s Shallow Levée and...

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Brand new music from Hot Chip, New Order and Janelle Monáe top the bill in this week’s action-packed edition of The Thirteen. Clockenflap’s Music Director Justin Sweeting also runs the rule over fresh tracks from Hong Kong singer-songwriter Lester...

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This week’s show features new music from Melbourne indie kings Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Norwegian singer-songwriters Aurora and Girl in Red, and Baltimore sonic alchemist Dan Deacon, as well as must-hear new artists from Japan, Malaysia, the...

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Clockenflap’s Chef de Musique Justin Sweeting serves up another oven-fresh baker’s dozen of piping hot tracks from around the world in the latest edition of The Thirteen. As well as the new singles from Carsick Cars, Andy Bell and Phoenix, there’s...

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Join Clockenflap’s Music Director Justin Sweeting for another horizon-expanding collection of new music from around the world as he sidles up to the latest releases from Idles, Bow Anderson and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, as well as tracks...

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