THE THIRTEEN – 021 (Xmas Special)

Join Justin as he unwraps a collection of alternative Christmas crackers on this special holiday season edition of The Thirteen. As well as bona fide festive classics from Run DMC and Low, and Arlo Parks’ soulful cover of ‘Last Christmas’, there’s music from Sufjan Stevens, Honne and Los Campesinos! that’s guaranteed to get you jingling all the way.


1  Back Door SantaClarence Carter
2  Christmas (All Year Long)The Cribs
3  A Doe To A DeerLos Campesinos!
4  Christmas Saves The YearTwenty One Pilots
5  Christmas Day (I Wish I Was Surfing)Emmy The Great & Tim Wheeler
6  Christmas Time Is Here – Version MaryKhruangbin
7  Christmas In HollisRun-D.M.C.
8  Christmas In The RoomSufjan Stevens
9  Silent NightSharon Van Etten
10  Last ChristmasArlo Parks
11 Christmas (Baby Please Come Back Home)Death Cab For Cutie
12  Just Like ChristmasLow
13  Warm On A Christmas NightHONNE
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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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Episode 21