Clockenflap’s Music Director Justin Sweeting returns to tickle your pickle with another judicious jaunt through the best new music from around Asia and the world at large, including hypnotic tribal rhythms courtesy of Mauritius-based Babani Soundsystem, irresistible retro-soul by beguiling Belgians Balthazar, and psychedelic synth-rock from Korea’s DTSQ. There’s also music from Belle & Sebastian’s glorious forthcoming live double album, plus barnstorming new singles from Foo Fighters and Sleaford Mods


1  Switch HitterDTSQ
2  Tonic LoveMitsume
3  Orange TracksuitJak Lizard
4  Shame Shame [radio edit]Foo Fighters
5  Mork N MindySleaford Mods Feat. Billy Nomates
6  YokaiFilm School
7  Only Time Makes It HumanKing Princess
8  Zistwar Fer PerBabani Soundsystem
9  LosersBalthazar
10  We’re The Lucky OnesThe Marías
11 HeartbreakBonobo & Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
12  Summer MadnessKhruangbin
13  he Boy With The Arab Strap (Live)Belle & Sebastian
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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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