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Right on. Saw some people sharing this one on Soulseek today. http://87fei87.bandcamp.com/album/taxeee-tapes-vol-3
Two years ago, 87FEI87 released its first compilation, a six-track, unmixed, unmastered piece of shit meant for jamming exclusively in the confines of Beijing taxis. And jam our drivers did. Taxeee Tapes Vol. 1 was instantly legendary, the only topic of discussion in cabdriver cafeterias from Chongwenmen to Xinyuanli and beyond. This automobile audio revolution continued in 2013 with Taxeee Tapes Vol. 2, eight tracks of trunk-bumpin’ business endorsed by the pulpit of private transportation itself: FM 103.9 Beijing Traffic Radio.
Sadly, those days are behind us. The once-dominant old-skool Volkswagen Jetta has been superseded by the high-tech Hyundai Elantra, and tape decks are now a rare sight in this smoggy city. In one last defiant gesture, 87FEI87 has summoned the best electronic musicians from all over China for the third and final installation of our seminal series.
Taxeee Tapes Vol. 3: Horsepower features a whopping 20 tracks, the swankiest set of beats our Beijing streets have ever seen.* From the warzone aerobics of Howie Lee and the trumpet crunk of DzM to the analog funkfuckery of Meng Qi and the prophetic electro of Noise&Noise, there’s something to tickle all kinds of tush. We aren’t leaving any booties behind on this one.
*Limited-edition cassette available in Beijing only.
released 22 February 2014
8-bit Pegasus art by Da Guo Li
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Lin Jianshou [林建寿](1977, People’s Republic of China): Romance under the banyan tree [榕树下的恋情], oil on canvas, 60 x 50 cm, source: blog.artron.net.
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Top Shot: Misty River
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A fisherman in Hunan, China. Photograph by Sammy Wong
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Never too old to have fun: Chinese seniors do Flash mob!
It’s being called the largest so-called ‘flash mob’ of middle-aged and elderly people ever to assemble in Beijing. It may also be the first, but who’s counting?
Over 100 elderly and middle-aged people met in the square in Beijing’s popular entertainment district of Sanlitun on Monday to take part in the spontaneous show.
Leading the group was renowned Chinese dancer, Chen Ailian. The 75-year-old dancer led the group as they performed and sang various pop and classical songs.
While Chinese “Dama” dancing in public squares has become popular among older ladies in China, this may be the first time they get a chance to dance with the professionals.
Do you think these middle-aged Chinese show their love of life? Many netizens think they are never too old to dance. What do you think?
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Day 153 2014.09.23 Beijing
Rain • Autumn Equinox • Best time of the year
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