Hailing from Ontario, BadBadNotGood has become revered for their off-kilter rearrangements of hip-hop classics and devilishly bombastic originals, layering intricate jazz stylings and spry improvisation with krautrock elasticity, hip-hop rancor, and soulful conviction. They rolled through town last week courtesy of rising local hip-hop and soul label Mastermind. Good times were had. These kids definitely know what the hell they’re doing, giving jazz the edge it (sometimes) lacks and whipping the crowd into a fervor of good vibes. Props to BowAsWell, the jazzy city pop trio who are fresh to the Beijing music scene and will be a fine edition to the scene.
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One of the pleasures of living in Beijing is seeing how music from back West is processed, filtered, and finally made over for a Chinese audience. Hip-hop for instance, one would think would have no […]
Swung by Tango last weekend to have a peek at some of the Live Power Awards nominated bands in the indie category. More specifically, I wanted to check out the Hangzhou neo-psychedelic band Wogui de Houche whose […]