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DECEMBER 2019

An Interview with
China’s Young
Creatives

Photos by Chixi

We meet with the subcultural youth of China as they pave the way for a new generation of creatives.

Yuen Hsieh – Film Director
Describe your style in three words?

Shattering / agitation / hormones

Yuen Hsieh – Film Director
A musician that defines the teenage you?

H.O.T.

The first track you played on repeat?

‘A Pure Person’ - Lim Giong

Who is your favourite musician of all time?

Jerry Lo

Which song/album do you listen to recently?

‘COSMOS’ - PETZ

Akini Jing - Musician
Describe your style in three words?

Psychedelic / alternative / energetic

A song that defines the teenage you?

‘Mezzanine’- Massive Attack

Akini Jing - Musician
Who is your favourite musician of all time?

Massive Attack, Garbage, Shiina Ringo… there are too many to name here.

What has been your all-time favourite gig?

There are too many unforgettable gigs. I went to see Chemical Brothers nine years ago – my first time seeing them. And as of this year, it’s definitely the exclusive gig of Susumu Hirasawa E-jin.

A new music recommendation?

As for Pop Music, it should be FKA Twigs’ new LP. I also listen to some African Future Electronic Music as well as some Alternative Music with Asian tribal elements.

Warlock - DJ
Describe your style in three words?

Immersing / Psychedelic / Emotional

A song/album/musician/ that defines the teenage you?

‘Lithium’ on Nirvana’s album Never Mind

Warlock - DJ
The track you played on repeat recently?

‘I’m god’ - Clams casino

Who is your favourite musician of all time?

Pouya

A song lyric that inspires you?

‘Everything I’m not made me everything I am.’
(Kanye west - Everything I am)

What has been your all-time favourite gig?

Flying Lotus

Chixi – Photographer
Describe your style in three words?

Emotional / active / flowing

A song that defines the teenage you?

‘Life’s a struggle’ – Shawn

The first track you played on repeat?

‘Yellow’- Coldplay

Who is your favourite musician of all time?

Wu Bai or Snoop Dogg

What has been your all-time favourite gig?

Wu Bai & China Blue’s gig in Shanghai

A new music recommendation?

‘Sauce talk’- Lil Cherry; ‘Auditorium’- Mos Def/Slick Rick