In the first The Thirteen of 2021, Justin serves up another electric soup of tracks from around the world, including new singles from Nottingham post-punks Do Nothing, Thai troubadour Alec Orachi, and Manila rockers Sponge Cola. There’s also a brilliant collaboration from Burial, Four Tet and Thom Yorke, a Super Mario-inspired cut from Ezra Collective, JME and Swindle, and a 2004 track from HK’s Whence He Came, whose lead singer Joshua Wong sadly passed away on Christmas Day after a courageous battle with cancer. 


1  John Cooper ClarkeWorking Men’s Club
2  O, SayangMayabayu
3  Feels RightBiig Piig
4  Baba AyoolaKOKOROKO
5  GluelandDo Nothing
6  On N OverAlec Orachi
7  Fade Into YouMuzz
8  HoraShugo Tokumaru
9  Siguro NgaSponge Cola
10  Emotion ft. Wild NothingMolly Burch
11 Quest For Coin IIEzra Collective, JME & Swindle
12  Her RevolutionBurial, Four Tet & Thom Yorke
13  Here’s to HopeWhence He Came
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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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