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Beijing bands on post-rock: 'The music speaks for itself'
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Beijing bands on post-rock: 'The music speaks for itself'

Macondo, By Dream and Acid Accident talk the often misunderstood genre

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Four things to know about Four Tet
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Four things to know about Four Tet

Get to know the boundary-bending, Grammy-nominated producer

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Listen: Beijing label Maybe Mars' ten-year anniversary compilation
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Listen: Beijing label Maybe Mars' ten-year anniversary compilation

Listen to highlights from the influential Beijing label's first decade

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Beijing's best record shops
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Beijing's best record shops

Forget Spotify, the best place for recommendations is a record store

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The best gigs in Beijing this December
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The best gigs in Beijing this December

Featuring Blastfemme, Safia and so many more

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Gigs in Beijing this month

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Everything you need to know about music in Beijing

The ultimate guide to Beijing's music scene

The ultimate guide to Beijing's music scene

The things you need to know about Beijing's music scene

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Latest music interviews

Grito: 'We threw beer cans at Mel Gibson's bathroom in Panama'
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Grito: 'We threw beer cans at Mel Gibson's bathroom in Panama'

Mexico's premier hardcore act talk trash, scenes and translation

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Jessie J: 'This has been one of the hardest things I've ever done'
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Jessie J: 'This has been one of the hardest things I've ever done'

The 'Price Tag' singer returns to Beijing following a new surge of fame

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Libertine Carl Barât talks China, chicken and Pete's speedboat ahead of Beijing show
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Libertine Carl Barât talks China, chicken and Pete's speedboat ahead of Beijing show

We hear from a Likely Lad ahead of his first-ever appearance in the capital

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Xiaowang: 'We just want to transfer the energy we have'
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Xiaowang: 'We just want to transfer the energy we have'

The local rockers talk genre, gender tags and getting bigger

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Hedgehog on #MeToo, Chinese hip-hop and split rumours
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Hedgehog on #MeToo, Chinese hip-hop and split rumours

The beloved Beijing trio are back with a new album – is it also their last?

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James Blunt: 'Real life doesn't involve cool'
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James Blunt: 'Real life doesn't involve cool'

We chat to the catty crooner ahead of his Beijing show

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Julie Byrne: ‘We mostly recorded at night…’
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Julie Byrne: ‘We mostly recorded at night…’

The US singer-songwriter reveals the secrets of her beguiling music

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Mando Diao on being Sweden's biggest band
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Mando Diao on being Sweden's biggest band

We chat to them about the importance of partying amid global chaos

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Japanese Breakfast: 'We used to sleep in cat piss'
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Japanese Breakfast: 'We used to sleep in cat piss'

Korean-American Michelle Zauner is bringing her beguiling music to Beijing

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Beijing music: still rockin' after all these years?
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Beijing music: still rockin' after all these years?

The capital's always been a hub for six-stringed melodies, but what's next?

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The best jazz bars in Beijing

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Top ten Chinese film soundtracks

Click the images to hear Chinese film's best scores and accompaniments

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Chinese rappers who are defining the future of Beijing hip-hop

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Which Beijing band is right for you?

From rock to hip hop, the Beijing bands you need to know

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The 5 best resources for following Beijing music

The best blogs and channels for keeping up with what's hot in Beijing music

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Local MCs on Beijing hip-hop: 'We were treated like dog turds'

It’s been a wild ride for Chinese hip-hop in the past year – what's next?

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Yugong Yishan (愚公移山)
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Yugong Yishan (愚公移山)

Top livehouse hosting a roster of high-quality international and local acts

  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Dusk Dawn Club (DDC)
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Dusk Dawn Club (DDC)

A pretty little livehouse with solid musical programming

  • 4 out of 5 stars
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School Live Bar
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School Live Bar

Rebranded and re-vamped, School has grown into a good live house

  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Temple Bar
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Temple Bar

Temple Bar is a live-music haven in Gulou

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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