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Five (A)API Playlists for Fall 2022

Five playlists from five very different individuals... There's bound to be something in here that suits your taste.

Five playlists from five very different individuals... There's bound to be something in here that suits your taste. Check out our playlists to welcome in the autumn season.

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What Sounds Like Home: On Creating Black and Asian American Identity Through Music

As Asian Americans, we too can lose sight of music as a border-defying site of home-making. Too often, Asian American artists and musicians are embroiled in Black cultural appropriation just to shed these ornamentations later in favor of another aesthetic. So how do we make a better home for each other in our music?

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Meet FIG

Originally from Malaysia and now based in New York City, 21 year-old Fay Liew (aka FIG) is about to become your new favorite indie pop artist. Stream her debut album, “BUD,” out now!

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Your (ANNOYING) questions for DJs. Answered by DJs.

Question: Can you play my song request? Answer: No. Find out the answers to your deepest darkest DJ questions from real DJs.

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Five (A)API Playlists for Fall 2022

Five playlists from five very different individuals... There's bound to be something in here that suits your taste.

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Music is for the People

Let me ask you: what do your dreams and passions look like when they’re not bound by the pressures of time, status, or money?

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What Would You Be Listening To If You Lived In Japan?

Find out what your doppelganger in Japan listening to with this short quiz!

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Meditations on Lofi Hip Hop

I’m not sure whether having lofi on in the background while we work or think provides a reprieve from overstimulation or is a manifestation of need for stimulation, but in both cases, lofi has come about in the most connected and fast-paced time in history.

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What Your Favorite (Semi) Mainstream Asian Artist Says About You

Here's (almost) all of the semi-mainstream Asian and Asian American artists – and archetypes who listen to them – that you need to catch up on before you try showing off to your judgmental Gen Z family member. Again. ‍

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Big Dreams in Little Tokyo

Chazz Hannah reflects on his music journey and how his upbringing has influenced his style.

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From the Other Side of the Turntable: Connecting to my Ancestors in 78 Rotations per Minute

Aside from the last name and the smile, these 78s were the one thing that I could share with my grandfather - the thing that I knew was ours.

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