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The 25 best Asian albums of 2021

Political pop, meditative folk, apocalyptic experimentation, playful hip-hop – here are the releases we loved this year

BandLab NME Awards 2022 announce brand-new Asian categories and nominees

Artists up for NME Awards include Ben&Ben, Pyra, Subsonic Eye and Yeule

BAP.: “I wanna make good music that I can listen to all the fucking time”

The Jakarta hip-hop artist talks the personal growth and Indonesian samples that went into his new album ‘MOMO’S MYSTERIOUS SKIN’

BAP. releases ‘Same Shoes, No Company’, a mellow new single

Pivoting away from the intensity of previous single 'Painting With Suwage'

Indonesian rapper BAP. shares intense new single ‘Painting With Suwage’

Kareem Soenharjo is readying his second album as BAP., the follow-up to 'Monkshood'

The Brandals’ Eka Annash and BAPAK.’s Kareem Soenharjo to debut “noise punk band” on Boiler Room

For the Respect Our Elders livestream, “a celebration of the wisdom, resilience and patience” of the Asian community

Grrrl Gang drop ‘Honey, Baby’ EP with four covers and remixes by fellow Indonesian artists

Yosugi, Vira Talisa, Kaveman and Dongker offer varied takes on the song, from doom metal to garage punk

BAP. and Basboi team up for intense ‘Songs To Begal To’

The two-song project aims to be an antithesis to the current global climate

Senyawa’s ‘Alkisah’ album getting remixes from Gabber Modus Operandi, Pisitakun, BAPAK. and more

Yogyakarta labels Yes No Wave and SOFT/BRUTE have announced their respective remix offerings
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