They may not have massive exposure or influence on the social media; but the one thing they have in common is that they are all mind-blowingly awesome." — Sonic Deadhorse, producer.
Dakanow (達卡鬧), Gina Yang (楊淑喻) and Good Ball Entertainment respectively won the top prize for the categories of Indigenous, Hakka, and Hokkien languages with a cash prize of NTD$300,000 each.
Supported by special guest Sophy (HK), the event is going to feature most of Dark Paradise Records’ most-wanted repertoire, creating an epic night experience that you won’t forget.
According to CHTHONIC, the new album Battlefields of Asura depicts the adventure of deities in Taiwan through eleven songs carrying messages about resistance, freedom, and fraternity.
A fusion of 90’s alternative rock, industrial, post punk and goth, SEN’s work presents a pure and absolute will by its inward composition.
Produced by Taki Lin (林大鈞), the founding bass player of veteran rock band The Chairman (董事長樂團), “Killed by Rock ‘n’ Roll" is a film made by and for the members of Taiwanese rock music scene.
The 29th Golden Melody Awards (aka Taiwanese Grammys) were held in Taipei Arena on June 23 honoring the top performers in music over the previous year. Taiwanese singer-songwriter LaLa Hsu (徐佳瑩) and Hong Kong singer Eason Chan (陳奕迅) were named Best Mandarin Female Singer and Best Mandarin Male Singer, and they also won Best Mandarin Album and Album of the Year respectively. The biggest winner was jazz pianist Yuying Hsu, who won three awards with her album “happened, happening".
The Bureau of Audiovisual and Music Industry Development of Ministry of Culture (文化部) announced the nomination list of this year’s Golden Melody Awards on June 16. Singers aMEI and JJ Lin lead with 6 nominations respectively, while the Outstanding Contribution Award goes to veteran diva Julie Su and bass virtuoso Joy Kuo.
For 2018, the Urban Nomad Opening Freakout will be held on April 14 and 15 at Tiger Mountain. There will also be a warm-up party before the festival, a late-night afterparty on April 14, and more fun events. The lineup will consist of more than 30 bands and DJs playing on two main stages, plus amazing food, craft beer, a pop-up vinyl DJ stage, art installations and booths, circus performers and new surprises.
Following the exhibition ALTERing NATIVism: Sound Cultures in Post-War Taiwan and the publication of the eponymous book, TheCube built a website to blaze another path of viewing, listening and grasping modern sound cultures in Taiwan.