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At ‘China Calling’ our focus is on the alternative and contemporary music scene of China. Each episode features bands or solo performers music and snapshot into their life, as well as interesting facts on China’s music scene. We research, interview bands, dig deep into the unknown world and find musicians and people who are doing something different, changing the people’s view on China’s music, art, lifestyle and taking over the world…join us together, on the discovery of a new sound, refreshing bands and China’s alternative voice! Facebook:






China Calling - EgoFM EP12

RECAP of China Calling on egoFM radio in Germany from Saturday, July 8th. This week on China Calling - Your host Vlatka is taking you on a tour through music and festivals happening in Europe this summer and right before the summer break. We're hearing tunes from some of the new bands hitting Reading Festival in the UK on August 25th - 27th. Hear about 'Yonaka' a new band from Brighton, listen to 'Prose' from Manchester and find out about a new band from Hong Kong named 'Blood Wine Or Honey'.

Duration: 00:59:13

China Calling - EgoFM EP11

RECAP of the China Calling played on the egoFM radio in Germany on 1st of July. This week on China Calling - let me take you on a world music tour! We hear in an interview from the Irish-American Celtic punk band Flogging Molly to the legendary West African band Orchestra Baobab and we hear some rockduro, a music mix from Portugal and Angola with Throes and Shine and finish the episode with the Spanish alternative. Tune in and put on your dancing shoes! Listen Weekly: Saturdays 20:00 in...

Duration: 00:58:48

China Calling - EgoFM EP10

RECAP of the China Calling on egoFM radio in Germany on June 24th. Special Episodes on Festivals in Europe. China Calling host Vlatka is at the INmusic festival in Zagreb, Croatia discovering new bands as we are listening to the interview with the North London band HAUS, finding out about the Serbian rock band Repetitor, hearing music from The Slaves and chatting with the Canadian rockers Danko Jones. Tune in and find out more about the INmusic Festival and China Calling punk rock...

Duration: 00:59:01

China Calling - EgoFM EP9

RECAP of the China Calling show which was running on egoFM in Germany on Saturday 17th of June at 20:00. Hear some rap made in China from the Higher Brothers plus new music coming from the mainland and the world! Playlist this week includes Nova Heart, Stolen, The Gar, Higher Brothers, Gai, Future Orients, Bo Ningen, Placebo, Pelicandy, HAUS, and much more. Tune in Weekly: SATURDAYS 8pm on egofm radio in Germany or stream

Duration: 00:58:31

China Calling - EgoFM EP8

Festival Feelings - INmusic Festival 2017 On this Episode of China Calling - it's that time of the year again! It's hot, humid and we're ready for the summer and the European Festivals - Special Episodes on China Calling! Not even few days since our last festival hopping in China, we are about to board the plane and head west. Europe is calling and we'll be bringing you the news, updates, and music from some of the hottest Festivals around! Follow our host Vlatka, as she's jumping from one...

Duration: 01:00:37

China Calling - EgoFM EP7

On this episode of China Calling - Your host Vlatka is digging deep into the Chinese underground scene and finding out about the rock'n' roll movement that happened in China whilst speaking with the biggest alternative record label founder Michael Pettis and his Maybe Mars Records. Tune in to find out more and hear some of China's finest bands around. Listen Weekly: Saturdays 8 pm German time on egoFM radio or

Duration: 01:00:07

China Calling - EgoFM EP6

This week on China Calling- Douban Wetware Music Festival just happened in Beijing and your host Vlatka caught up with Mark Reeder best known for his work on B-movie Lust & Sound of West Berlin. Reeder left Manchester for Berlin in the late 70s became Tony Wilson's Factory Records 'man in Berlin', he was responsible for bringing Joy Division to Germany, hung out with Nick Cave, founded MFS, the first independent dance music label in East Germany as well as discovered Paul Van Dyk in the 90s...

Duration: 00:58:54

China Calling - EgoFM EP5

This week on China Calling - Your host Vlatka is talking to the legendary San Francisco band, The Brian Jonestown Massacre's Ricky Maymi, telling you about his experience with Chinese rock and favorite records while playing the latest tunes coming from China. Tune in weekly: SATURDAYS 8 pm (German time) on egoFM radio or

Duration: 01:01:58

China Calling - EgoFM EP4

This week on China Calling - It's a Giant Fighting Robot show! Find out more about China's and the US Giant Fighting Robots as we are sitting down with the American team MegaBots to talk about the future robot sports league and fighting robots at the Beijing's G Festival where technology meets music, digital art, and science! As per usual, your host Vlatka is telling you what's happening in the Chinese capital this week as she's playing new tunes coming from China and the world! LISTEN to...

Duration: 00:59:49

China Calling - EgoFM EP3

On this episode of China Calling, your host Vlatka is chatting to the Stevie Wonder manager Keith Harris about the music business nowadays. Tune in to hear about the latest bands that have been hitting Beijing recently plus learn about the young rock'n' roll and psychedelic sound coming from China! PLAYLIST EP 3 EGOFM Tulegur – The River Hanggai – Xiger Xiger Echo & Tito – Fallow Me Oligarhk – Forgive Us Chui Wan – on the other ocean Chui Wan – Another Kind Of Love Stolen – A Glossy Flirt...

Duration: 00:59:42

China Calling - EgoFM EP2

Sound Of The Xity Special - On this episode of China Calling, your host Vlatka will introduce you to Sound of the Xity (SOTX) China's largest music industry conference and music festival that happens every year at the end of April spread out to all major venues and clubs of Beijing. Join in her in the discovery of new artists who were playing the event, hear an interview with James Minor, the head of the South by Southwest Festival (SXSW) who was in town to check on the event and came all...

Duration: 00:59:19

China Calling - EgoFM EP1

The Chinese Revelation China Calling EP 1 Welcome to the first episode of China Calling on egoFM! Your host, Vlatka, will take you to the deepest, and most exciting, releases of the Chinese underground scene… So take a deep breath! You’ll discover one of the hottest independent bands around Nova Heart. With the release of their debut album, it’s easy to see why its pulsating pace has seen it hailed as China’s best new revelation. You’ll also get to hear monumental tracks from Rebuilding the...

Duration: 00:59:51

Smells like Perfume Genius

This week on China Calling Case Files: Our host Vlatka talks with Seattle born and raised Mike Hadreas, the musician behind Perfume Genius! Perfume Genius, just finished his Asian Tour and Vlatka met with him to find out more about the person, the mastermind, and music behind the name Perfume Genius. Three brilliantly, critically acclaimed records within the last 5 years and Mike Handreas does not seem to stop or run out of ideas. His last album, the 2014's Too Bright - was beloved by...

Duration: 00:23:57

New Music at SXSW

It is almost time for the annual music festival South by Southwest (SXSW) at Austin, Texas. The 2017 edition will see something more than 500 new acts from all over the world. The US music showcase takes place from March 13-19th this year. On this episode of China Calling, your host Vlatka is taking you on a world music tour and introducing you to bands from Asia to Europe, South and North America who will be performing at SXSW. We'll also take a look at the Chinese label and entertainment...

Duration: 00:39:33

Modern Sky Entertainment -Interview with Shen Lihui

This week on China Calling - This will be a pumping episode filled with rock'n' roll sounds coming from the mainland as well as an interview with China’s largest record label founder, Shen Lihui from Modernsky Records in an interview with your host Vlatka, translated from Chinese to English with the help of Sam our translator in Beijing. Find out about the music label, festivals, streaming and what the future holds for Modern Sky Records. We'll also hear new tracks from the Fuzz new album,...

Duration: 00:50:51

Surfing in the PRC

This week on China Calling - We're following our host Vlatka on a tour around Beijing, discovering new music, meeting China's first and only surf band, and hearing an interview with the British dubstep and rock band Modestep, who flew into China's capital for the second time within a month, to perform at a new venue in the city. Modstep's video of the new version of their single "Sunlight" was released on YouTube passing 1 million views within four days, also making the Radio 1 A-list and...

Duration: 00:58:33

A new band in town - Lonely Leary

Meet Beijing's Lonely Leary in an interview with China Calling host Vlatka. Refreshing but dark with a surprisingly mature sound, although the band hasn't released an album yet, they got recently signed to Maybe Mars Records in Beijing. Their demo tape sounds promising and their live performance shows that they are a band much can be expected from and ready to move out of the small Beijing clubs and venues to the big festival stages. Tune in and hear more from this new up and coming band!

Duration: 00:31:52

Alternative Worlds: MAYBE MARS records

This week on China Calling - Your host Vlatka was busy in China's capital, where she caught up with mainlands biggest alternative record label Maybe Mars founder, Michael Pettis. Hear the full story on how the label came to life, D22 venue, XP gigs and what the future holds for Maybe Mars. Find out about the current tours for some of the Chinese bands in North America and hear an interview with Hiperson, a new Chengdu based band on Maybe Mars roster. Those stories and more music from China's...

Duration: 00:59:59

SOTX: the Road to Glastonbury

On this Episode of China Calling - find out all about SOTX (Sound of the Xity), the professional music industry expo and festival organizer of China. Your host Vlatka got on the 24 hour train ride from Hong Kong to Beijing to bring you news and music from Sound of the Xity, the biggest event to promote music business opportunities between China and the world. 2015 SOTX Fest brought 88 groups of artists worldwide, raging from reggae, rock, world music, electronic, etc. From 28th of April...

Duration: 01:00:09

The Libertines Interview in Hong Kong

his week on China Calling Case File : Our host Vlatka is sitting down and chatting with the Libertines who recently rocked Hong Kong Clockenflap Festival. Libertines the UK band that formed in the early 2000s gained commercial success after their album got voted to Nr 1 in the UK charts. In December 2004, their self-titled second album was voted the second best album of the year by NME magazine. The first two of their full-length LPs were produced by Mick Jones, of the British punk band The...

Duration: 00:21:02

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