Over the past 30 years, Chinese music has not just grown, but exploded, surging forth to become a cultural force for ideas, rebellion and art. Throughout it all, Beijing has remained at its core, giving rise to nearly every seminal movement in China's modern musical history.
Anything with a six-stringed pulse has long pumped the lifeblood of the city's scene, which was regularly described as ‘exploding’ and ‘booming’ over the last decade or so. But as it faces an often sticky climate, and as other cities' scenes grow stronger, can the capital continue to buzz with the same energy and produce the same quality for years to come?
Read on for everything you need to know about the ever changing Beijing's music scene.