Hong Kong-based b2 Music and Mixmag Asia have released their first compilation album representing Asian artists from seven different countries.
Mixmag Asia Selects, Vol. 1 features 10 tracks from fresh-faced talents and industry veterans that represent the best and brightest sounds from the Asian region’s vibrant dance music landscape.
The album contains songs from both fresh-faced talents and industry veterans. Four of the ten tracks are exclusive to the compilation.
Thailand’s Q Narongwate, praised by the likes of Louie Vega, Bert Bevans, Aaron Ross and Rhemi, offers the summer-themed ‘Let There Be House’. Kaye, Singaporean DJ and co-founder of Darker Than Wax label, pays homage to soul with funky tune ‘One Desire’.
Japan’s Que Sakamoto, one of Asia’s finest underground purveyors, takes listeners on a journey with previously unreleased gem, ‘Mouikkai’. Indonesia’s Ecilo delivers industrial techno beats and spacey, synths with ‘No Down In Space’.
The collection also includes music from Manila-based DJ Pamcy (‘Oyster Sauce’), Indonesian beat makers Munir (‘Seminyak Trance’) and Bleu Clair (‘HIT LIST’), Singaporean producer MYRNE and French musician Duumu (‘All For Nothing’), and Indian groove specialist Todh Teri (‘Samapdan 29’).
Yellow Claw’s Barong Family label makes an appearance in the album with the heavy bass banger ‘Born To Be Cool’ by DOLF, Dysomia, and RayRay.
b2 Music managing director Sean Dinsmore states,
“We are excited to announce the release of Mixmag Asia Selects Vol 1, as we have watched the incredible growth in Asian club music, and the rise of regional producers making world-class tracks. We are honored to carry the musical torch of Mixmag in Asia”.
Arun Ramanathan, A&R Director for the project adds,
“The most exciting thing I’ve discovered in Asia’s electronic music sector is its diversity and how it reflects on the multitude of cultural identities behind the producers, creators and their respective music scenes. We hope that Mixmag Asia Selects Vol 1 offers an essential guide to the present and future of dance music in Asia.”
Stream Mixmag Asia Selects, Vol. 1 via Spotify below.