RADII Mix: Mid-Autumn Jams to Break the Summer Heat


Yin (, “music”) is a weekly RADII feature that looks at Chinese songs spanning classical to folk to modern experimental, and everything in between. Drop us a line if you have a suggestion.

Summer’s almost gone! Grab a pair of headphones and a couple of mooncakes and give us an hour+ of your time, because RADII is back with another mix highlighting our recent favorites. Soundtrack your Mid-Autumn Festival with this smash-up of damaged dance music, deconstructed rock’n’roll, reimagined folk and AI-enhanced composition, a wide and deep sampling of what we’ve been listening to over the past few months.

Full track list and buy/stream links under the Soundcloud embed. Click the artists’ names below for more RADII articles on each.

[00:00] TRUETRUE – “The Summer Is Almost Gone” (buy/stream)

[04:30] Joy Ginger – “I’m Lost” (buy/stream)

[07:36] Slikback & Hyph11e – “SHIMIAN” (buy/stream)

[10:37] Laughing Ears – “Polymorphic Reality” (buy/stream)

[15:59] GG Lobster  – “Rivaldo Top 10 Goals” (buy/stream)

[20:55] Howie Lee – “Enter the Tigerwoods” (stream)

[25:09] Guzz – “Walking in a Boundless Dream” (buy/stream)

[29:22] 工工工 – “Some Kind of Demon” (buy/stream)

[32:23] Dear Eloise – “Eyes, Dreams, And Blonde” (buy/stream)

[35:27] Jumping Goat – “你怎么能够轻易地相信” (forthcoming, Maybe Mars)

[40:41] Sunset Rollercoaster – “Vanilla” + “Villa” (buy/stream)

[45:36] YEHAIYAHAN – “Sleepless” (buy/stream)

[48:36] Yao Chunyang – “A Naxi Doze” (buy/stream)

[52:17] 33EMYBW – “Happy Museum” (buy/stream)

[57:34] Gooooose – “Uncanny” (buy/stream)

[01:01:19] Wang Changcun – “nyth” (buy/stream)

Cover image: Mid-Autumn Festival decorations in Beijing (Shizhao/Wikipedia)

More RADII mixes:

A Decade of Sound from Jeff Kai-Luen Liang, aka Soulspeak (Exclusive Mix)

City Mix: Heady Brew from Chengdu

Yin Mix: Freezing Singles (Autumn 2018)

Josh Feola
Josh Feola is a US-based writer and musician, and RADII's former Culture Editor. His coverage of Chinese music and art has appeared in The Wire, Dazed, MIT Technology Review, Artsy, Bandcamp Daily and more. He's been active in China's underground music scene since 2010 via his booking platform pangbianr.com, and is a former member of Beijing bands Chui Wan, SUBS, and Vagus Nerve.
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