Eight emerging artists you need to hear: April 2024

Eight emerging artists you need to hear: April 2024

May Chucheewa, an indie-pop girl at heart, has become a stalwart of Bangkok’s underground. From co-managing key clubbing venue Never Normal, platforming local  artists on Bangkok Community Radio and, more recently, founding Clayground — a music agency promoting Bangkok-based artists — this DJ wears many hats. She’s also behind SoundKoh Collective, a label launched in 2021 as part of Summer Sound music festival, an event she curates. But Chucheewa is perhaps best-known as Acid Sister, a project which began four years ago with good friend Takky. 

In 2023 the pair had their biggest year, closing the Solar Stage at Wonderfruit Festival and playing clubs across Asia — Savage in Hanoi, The Observatory in Ho Chi Minh City, Bali’s Potato Head, Jakarta’s Zodiac, and Singapore’s Tuff Club, to name a few. They also made their Boiler Room debut in Bali, spinning a spell-binding mix of deep, jacking house and evergreen vocals over hazy rave tracks. When playing alone, Chucheewa sets range from jazz and ambient, to disco dub, vocal and ‘90s prog — she’s also been known to throw in the odd minimal, breaksy and electro cut, a loving nod to her indie roots. But this year she’ll be spending more time cultivating new sounds in the studio, as well as scheming SoundKoh’s first compilation release. One to watch. Ria Hylton

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