This weeks playlist is a highlight reel of some of the best acts from this years Hangzhou West Lake music festival. We've got tracks from some of China's hottest hip hop artists, DJ's and a belter from Xu Jun and the Tree.
In the first UTW Spotlight On Mixtape, we put the spotlight one of the vanguards of Chinese Reggae, Lao Hei (老黑). This mixtape has 4 tracks from two of Lao Hei's bands, Yunnan Reggae (云南雷鬼) and The Pu'er Dub Allstars (云南民间的回响).
It is probably fair to say that Reggae is a genre of music that's not typically associated with China. Based on the fact the music genre that is typically strongly associated with religion and the habitual use of natural drugs alone naturally shelves it as a taboo in C...
2016 has been a big year for the veteran punk rockers from Beijing. Starting off the year making some new songs, then embarking on a huge European tour, followed by a 20 date China tour. Not a bad way to celebrate their 13th year.