THE THIRTEEN – 016

Get ready for another baker’s dozen of irresistible earworms as Clockenflap’s Music Director Justin Sweeting presents an ahead-of-the-curve selection of the best new music from around the globe. As well as tracks from Jakarta synth-poppers Guernica Club, Singaporean indie outfit M1ldl1fe and Seoul-based singer-songwriter Meaningful Stone, there’s the latest singles from Glasgow post-rock titans Mogwai, Auckland alt-pop chanteuse Benee, and hotly tipped Ninja Tunes signing Black Country, New Road.

Playlist

TitleArtist
1  LizzyStarcrawler
2  A Call From My DreamMeaningul Stone
3  CrashNilüfer Yanya
4  Science FairBlack Country, New Road
5  Green EyesArlo Parks
6  CACTUSLÜCY
7  Star Thistle BlossomMilly
8  Starry NightGuernica Club
9  Faith HealerJulien Baker
10  Can’t Seem To Get AnythingM1ldl1fe
11 Happen To MeBENEE
12  Dry FantasyMogwai
13  RobberThe Weather Station

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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