A performance with legendary Okinawan musician Takashi Hirayasu back in 2003 brought Ken Ohtake to Taiwan, later contributing to his long-term collaboration with folk musician Lin Sheng Xiang. Now most of his activities are in Taiwan.
The Canadian music writer Joe Henley came to Taiwan 12 years ago for no serious reason. Now he’s been involved so deeply in the local underground music scene that he even wrote a Taiwanese punk novel Bu San Bu Si.
How did a cuisine restaurant located in Chaozhou Street become the crossing point of Taiwanese and Japanese independent music scenes? Budha Terao, the manager of Moon Romantic Taipei, shared his love and insights of music as a promoter in-between.
Coming out from reality show “Super Star Avenue”, Sharon Kwan released her debut album “Homegirl” in 2012. After four years, “Blossom 2.0” is Kwan’s new work that demonstrates her change after challenging the stage that was “The Voice of China”.
Crowd Lu’s changed. Not just in terms of his image, he no longer persists in wearing short shorts, and has taken back that signature smile. Even his new songs do not just have a pure sense of happiness; the way he sings and the tools he uses to create have become noticeably introverted.
In June this year, Eve Ai released her third album “Talk about Eve”, this is a musical work which is almost entirely self-composed by Eve, with her writing the lyrics for 8 songs, and over a half of the songs. Instead of facing the label of ‘singer-songwriter’, Eve seems to be a little unused to such titles.
Su Yun Ying’s left arm has a tattoo of a cloud, with rainwater trickling down to accumulate into a river which fuels the growth of a tree. It even flows onto her right art where flowers bloom; she has planted a serene garden on her body.
There is a kind of singer who doesn’t require attention-grabbing stunts to garner eyeballs, but after enough time has passed, your playlists will definitely have their name in them.
Previously depending on “I am Ayal Komod” to take home the Golden Melody Award, Chang Zhen Yue paired off with the Taiwanese music industry’s best Hip Hop rappers MC Hotdog, talented rap band MJ116, the three groups have come together to create an entirely new group “G.U.T.S”