Last weekend, WISE Festival returned to Beijing and brought with it talks, panels and performances centred around the Chinese music market, VR art and technology, digital life, style, music and business. Things were a little different for its third edition however and the festival unfolded online, in VR as well as IRL in Shanghai and Beijing. Continuing for another couple weeks, the IRL sessions welcome the Chinese electronic music scene to meet on dance floors around China and this Thursday will broadcast from 44KW (named for a unit of power which equals 44,000 watts) in Shanghai together with United We Stream Asia. See the full program below.
But before that, Solidarity Streams are lined up with M.A.N.D.Y. and Floyd Lavine manning the decks. The streams a new subseries called International Solidarity Stream where international artists who tour Asia regularly, have invested time in the region or have very strong ties with the community here play a stream just for Asia.
United We Stream Asia just finished its first round of collections and raised a total of $10,000 to #saveclubcultureasia. It might sound like a good sum, but more is needed in a region where government support has been non-existent and clubs, venues and DJs are struggling to survive the pandemic.
United We Stream Asia is a partnership between ClubbingTV, ARTE Concert, Clubcommission Berlin, Homeaway Agency and Mixmag Asia, and has committed to uniting the music community’s efforts for recovery.