I presume it was Wiley to do the first grime one, was it? I'd like to hear grime/dubstep on a sin0-blogariddim. Or a list lol, I'd like to pick em up if I missed any.
and a passing mention of 'C-pop'.
Haven't Blixa Bargeld (Einstürzende Neubauten) just moved to Beijing?
There must be loads of european expats/homegrown artist types around, but is there a "scene" there for that sort of stuff, I mean the Chinese authorities must be a bit wary/scared of the potential dissent inherent in experimental art (or non-authoritarian, independent thought in general)?
There must be a high degree of self-censorship going on among the artists...
According to Jia Tolentino of The New Yorker, "The ads have to be both ubiquitous and devoid of content so that they can convince more than a million people to pay good money to watch what is, essentially, religious-political propaganda—or, more generously, an extremely elaborate commercial for Falun Dafa’s spiritual teachings and its plight vis-à-vis the Chinese Communist regime."
I think it's a 90s framing to think of cultural exports as being things like music and films. The TikTok algo and the associated shortform video is a massive cultural export, basically a whole artform, and one where all the youth energy is at the moment.Hadn't occurred to me until seeing someone mention it the other day, but, other than TikTok, there seem to no major cultural exports from contemporary China. The only thing that comes to mind is the 2000s Wuxia stuff that Hollywood got in on like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and that's 20 odd years ago.