Music Behind the Beats

Behind the Beats

Check out a wide range of fresh music coming out of Taiwan and learn more about the lyrics and background behind the band's inspiration. You don't have to understand Chinese to appreciate these awesome songs!



What's On

28 October, 2022
Beats: Jade Eyes (孔雀眼)

The band Jade Eyes (孔雀眼) stands out in Taiwan's electronic music scene for being an all-girl trio. Their music mixes post-punk, new wave, and Deep Hou ...more

19 October, 2022

Emma Benack speaks with ethnomusicologist and music professor Dr. Nancy Guy about the song "A Flower in the Rainy Night", which was released in 1934 a ...more

12 October, 2022
Beats: Finding light in the dark

Emma Benack shares more music by the Taiwanese-Korean artist Shi Shi off her album "Where is SHI?" Most songs on this album are accompanied by music v ...more

05 October, 2022
Beats: Who is SHI?

"Who is SHI?" is a critically acclaimed album by the Taiwanese-Korean artist Shi-Shi. The album mixes elements of jazz, pop, electronic music and more ...more

28 September, 2022
Beats: Youth need political anthems

In the second half of an interview with Freddy Lim, an independent Taiwanese legislator and frontman for the heavy metal band Chthonic, Mr. Lim talks ...more

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