Taiwan returns to CMJ Music Marathon with three indie acts that mesh with the vibe of New York City. The showcase features hip hop artist, a rap-rock band that fuses Latino rhythms, and a popular pop rock band.
Soft Lipa is from a new generation of rappers in Taiwan. He hails from Tainan and is on the KAO!INC independent hip hop label. The company's label boss is veteran rapper Delafat.
Boxing is a rap-rock band from Southern Taiwan. Their unique Paiwan music style blends Latino music with rap and rock. They are the first indie band discovered and produced by Mandopop superstar, aMEI.
io is a pop rock band formed in Vancouver in 2002. They are the first indi band tto be nominated in the categories of "Best New Artist of the Year" at the Golden Melody Awards. The band has multiple nominations for "Best Band of the Year" at the Golden Melody Awards.
The Taiwan Beats showcase takes place Tuesday, October 13 at S.O.B.'s in New York City. 204 Varick St. Manhattan.