THE THIRTEEN – 008

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 Chong, psychedelic Taiwanese duo Mong Tong, Singaporean electropop trailblazer The Analog Girl and Chengdu indie-rockers Hiperson.

Playlist

TitleArtist
1  Be A RebelNew Order
2  TurntablesJanelle Monáe
3  喝啖茶Lester Chong
4  Thunder Pop Mong Tong
5  She’s StrongerNana Adjoa
6  If I Had My WayOsees
7  SwitchbladeNIKI
8  Feeling LightThe Analog Girl
9  Lemonade ft. Alfie TemplemanCirca Waves
10  Spring BreezeHiperson
11 Impress YouStevan
12  LawmanGirl Band
13  Candy SaysHot Chip

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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