Yin Mix: Freezing Singles (Autumn 2018)


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.

Well we’re way past 11/11 now but if you missed Singles’ Day, sweat not: we’ve kept a whole bunch of singles on ice for ya. As we head towards the end of 2018, we’ll use Yin to take a look back at some of our favorite China releases of the year. Actually — these all came out within the last two months. Damn.

Find a track list and buy/stream links under the Soundcloud embed if you want to enjoy at home:


[00:00] OwO*16 – “Nervous & Awful” (buy/stream)

[01:29] GG Lobster – “Voodoo Drums” (buy/stream)

[02:29] Kelvin T – “+++++ ft. lujiachi” (buy/stream)

[04:33] SCINTII – “Aerial / Paperbags” (stream)

[09:22] P Money – “Live This Twice (prod. Zean)” (buy/stream)

[12:22] Cruel Buddhist & Chasegreen – “GREENBUDDHA” (buy/stream)

[14:40] Shao – “Atmospheric Refraction in the Desert” (buy/stream)

[21:35] GUAN – “Super Hijack” (buy/stream)

[27:43] 33EMYBW – “English (MIIIN remix)” (buy/stream)

[31:03] P.K.14 – “死局” (buy/stream)

[35:07] The Molds – “Solitary Gold” (buy/stream)

[40:02] GOOOOOSE – “Time Scale” (buy/stream)

[43:24] Sam Miers – “Don’t Look At Me That Much” (buy/stream)

[49:14] Perera Elsewhere – “Albanian Hymn feat. Fattú Djakité (Howie Lee Remix)” (buy/stream)

[52:46] OwO*16 – “Nightmare (feat. Cyber Diva)” (buy/stream)

Cover photo: Kelvin T (photo by Harry Chan at Nothing Happens, lighting by Xu Ranjun)

More listening:

RADII MIX: New Music for Year of the Dog

CITY MIX: Something in the Hangzhou Water

Yin Mix: China Alt-Club Bangers, 2017

CITY MIX: Emo Rap and Black Metal from Nanchang

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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