Bringing Taiwan talents together at SXSW 2023 Taiwan Beats Showcase lineup includes Elephant Gym, 9m88 and more


2023 SXSW is coming up on March 13-18, and the Taiwan Beats Showcase has announced that it will be held at the Elysium on March 14th from bringing together  the most representative and versatile Taiwanese artists  including Elephant Gym, 9m88, LÜCY, deca joins, The Chairs and SiNNER MOON for a series of performances.

Taiwan Beats Showcase is a project initiated by the the Bureau of Audiovisual and Music Industry Development (BAMID) and organized by Young Team Productions. In 2021 and 2022, it blurred the boundary between reality and virtuality by taking top contemporary Taiwanese artists to locations ranging from indoor shrimping ground to temple and historical site, to film their live performances that were later streamed online.

This year, Taiwan Beats Showcase is returning to SXSW live with six of the most topical bands and artists from Taiwan, to showcase the music scene and experience unique to the island from Asia: ever self-reinventing math rock band Elephant Gym, jazz singer-songwriter 9m88, poetic alternative rock band deca joins, nostalgic and romantic trio The Chairs, characteristic dream pop singer LÜCY, and genius newcomer rapper SiNNER MOON.

In addition to the Taiwan beats showcase, those incredible rising Taiwanese talents  have arranged a series of collaborations and additional performances during the SXSW festival. As the face of Taiwanese new generation of jazz-pop singers,  9m88 is invited to perform in the all-Asian showcase Tiger Den, a collaboration between alternative K-pop group Balming Tiger and Asian American entertainment company Jaded.

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Rising star of Taiwan's new wave of hip hop, SiNNER MOON, will be a special guest at a performance by Japanese "poetry rapper" HARU NEMURI, as they collaborated on their new single "Old Fashioned" earlier this year. Four-piece poetic alternative band deca joins are on the road for their “Reverie's edge” world tour, and they will play in nine cities in the US such as New York, Los Angles, San Francisco…etc.


 The most well-known math rock trio Elephant Gym, who have extensive experience in SXSW in the past, will be performing on their new album ‘Dreams’, showcasing their never-ending creativity and excellence in performing techniques.


Hailed as a hidden gem of the bedroom pop wave, LÜCY released her self-titled debut album while performing at the Primavera Sound Festival in Spain last year. As her debut show in the US, LÜCY will lead the audience into her intriguing creative universe with a soothing, characteristic voice. Nostalgic trio The Chairs have performed online at the 2021 Taiwan Beats Showcase, and their impressive performance at the  indoor shrimping ground was one of the annual  highlights of SXSW. They are looking forward to performing face-to-face at SXSW this year!

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The 2023 Taiwan Beats Showcase will take place at Elysium on March 14th from

8pm-2am, more information at :

TUESDAY March 14

Taiwan Beats Showcase @Elysium

20:00 LÜCY

21:00 The Chairs

22:00 deca joins


00:00 9m88

01:00 Elephant Gym