The latest effort from the Beijing-Shanghai vinyl consortium Uptown / Genjing comes as part of their mandate towards vinyl releases of Chinese music alongside Western acts as a strategy to directly introduce Chinese music to Western, vinyl-purchasing audiences, and, of course, vice versa.
The record is a Split with San Francisco electro rock band “Tussle”, who are one of the most respected acts in indie rock. On the record is the song ‘Eye Context ‘which will appear on their length album ‘Tempest’ set to release in September, along with the ‘Croata’ which is unreleased.
On the local side of it is AM444, the Shanghai based project of singer ChaCha and producer Jay.Soul. ChaCha effortlessly switches up styles to fit the electronic, trip-hop, dub and leftfield grooves she sings her sharp self-penned lyrics over.
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