Rising from the boy band F4 and TV drama Meteor Garden, Van Ness Wu never sees himself as an idol. He has collaborated with pop superstar Bruno Mars, Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, and Kangta of Korean band H.O.T. From TV drama, movie, variety show, music industry to fashion, Van Ness sets no limit to his career and sees every new attempt as a challenge to himself.
As an ambitious action taker, Sonia Calico has established a good foundation for the electronic music scene in Taiwan by joining the Boiler Room rosters, founding her own record label and a community for beatmakers, and producing for a variety of artists.
Often challenging fixated values and conventional senses whether intentional or not, the electronic band Ruby Fatale has been constantly an exclamation mark for the fans.
The variant improvisation from the members, the delicate visualisation designed by VJ, and the complete concept of the works has made experimental-folk band Prairie WWWW’s life-ceremonial performances an amazing experience.
PoeTeK is not a typical highly educated nerd who happens to love music. He’s able to punches his opponent viciously with delicate lines while facing an one-on-one rapping battle. With a devoted heart for music and his smartness, he is indeed going to be an important figure in the Taiwanese rap scene.
The Taiwan Beats Showcase, taking place at this year’s SXSW, created a sensory feast through its diversified performance. It shows that Taiwan’s participation in the music and technology event is a worthwhile endeavor connecting Taiwan to the world.