2023 SXSW Taiwan Beats Playlist

The Taiwan Beats Showcase is probably my favorite music event at SXSW, and I make a point to catch it every year.

This year I put together a playlist of songs by all of the performing artists for my friends at the Austin chapter of Taiwanese American Professionals.

Photo of Elephant Gym performing at SXSW 2019

Photo of Elephant Gym performing at SXSW 2019

It was definitely a labor of love; some were artists I already listened to (Elephant Gym, 9m88, etc.), and the others I spent a full day listening to to try to wrap my head around what they’re all about.

I chose two songs from each artist, aiming to grab something deeper in their catalogue and something from their latest work. It wasn’t the easiest thing sequencing a combination of math rock, folk, dreampop, and trap into a coherent flow, but I’m happy with how it came together and I’ve been listening to it a lot the past several weeks.

Check it out here:

The show happens this Tuesday (March 14, 2023) at 8pm at Elysium, and the full line-up is: LÜCY, The Chairs (椅子樂團), deca joins, SiNNER MOON, 9m88, and Elephant Gym (大象體操). Hope to see you there.