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Eating Music Record Label Drops First Official Compilation

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Fresh tunes for your earholes here, folks.

Shanghai-based record label Eating Music dropped their first official compilation today, simply titled Eating Music Campilation Vol. 1 (the “camp” refers to the Eating Music Summer Camp, an intensive artist residency during which these tracks were produced).

Eating Music is the latest project of Shanghai music community hub Daily Vinyl. Their compilation tape provides a unique sonic collage — the artists’ styles span neo-soul, to funk, to the frontier of the experimental beats scene. Digital synthesizers rub elbows with SP-404 samplers and virtual saxophones for a diverse sound aesthetic. The breadth of styles present is definitely the result of the label’s emphasis on collaboration, something that Executive Producer and Founder Cookie Zhang explained to us in a recent interview.

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In our conversation, she mentioned that having her artists collaborate to push each other to new places was a concept she considered fundamentally important. Looking at the tracklist of Eating Music’s first compilation — and at the weaving, intermingling, and recurring cast of artists — the label seems to be on the right track.

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Adan Kohnhorst
Adan Kohnhorst is a Shanghai-based writer, producer, and multimedia artist, and the Associate Editor at RADII. His work has been featured in publications such as Maxim and the Chinese-language StreetVoice, and he’s an active member of the hip-hop and DIY music scenes in Shanghai, NYC, and Dallas. He learned Mandarin in high school so he could train at the Shaolin Temple, but now just uses it to interview rappers.