It’s year-end favourites time on The Thirteen, as we look back at some of the stand-out tracks from 2021.  


1. Chaise LongueWet Leg
2. Any Other WayAlien Lipstick Fire
3. John LBlack Midi
4. Dark DaysYard Act
5. Painting With SuwageBAP.
6. Wake Me UpFoals
7. Ohtis ft. Stef ChuraSchatze
8. IntrovertLittle Simz
9. NarratorSquid
10. @renee_0928Fds/4eva
11. I Don’t Live Here Anymore ft. LuciusThe War On Drugs
12. Days Like TheseLow
13. For Sure (Dan Deacon Remix)Future Islands
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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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