Guan: I'm a graduate student at China’s Academy of Art, and I also work as a DJ.
Meet the rising stars
of subcultural China
Meet the youth changing things up in China, as we talk gig venues, music genres and the scenes that inspire them.
Guan: I like taking risks and challenging people through music and I feel like electronic music allows me to do that.
Guan: I feel like Hangzhou’s music scene is more relaxed in a way. But I can definitely access more creative and alternative music in Shanghai.
Guan: My set at Modern Sky Lab in Shanghai. I loved the audience and it felt so good to play there.
Hyph11e: Electronic musician.
Hyph11e: Freedom / House girl / Stubborn.
Scintii: Girl / Intuitional / Always thinking too much.
Scintii: It must be Shelter! My friend recommended that I go there back when I was still living in Beijing. I go there every time I’m back.
Scinitii: Trip-Hop. Although it changes day by day.
Hudidi: I used to work for independent magazines with my friends. Now I’m an editor for a youth and street culture magazine. I also sometimes DJ.
Xiaoyu: Fashion designer and model.
Xuan: Model / Producer.
Xuan: Independent / Thoughtful / Always Studying.
Xiaoyu: Art / Myself / Simple.
Hudidi: Faith and Independence.
Hudidi: Jamaican culture always inspires me.
Xiaoyu: ‘No Geography’ by The Chemical Brothers. The whole album is excellent, it reminds me so much of the golden age.
Hudidi: Reggae and punk.
Xuan: Rock ’n’ Roll. Because of it, I opened my mind up to different cultures and genres.