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Educate Your Ears: Dyan Tai

Educate Your Ears: Dyan Tai

Self-explained as the Asian empress of the gay streets of Sydney, Dyan Tai introduced his new single, ‘We Just cannot Forget’. Premiered on TripleJ Unearthed Radio’s “Tops” New Launch display, ‘We Can not Forget’ is a queer synthpop anthem that functions live Guzheng by Chinese-Australian artist, Mindy Meng Wang 王萌. The emotive intro captures Dyan’s signature model of songwriting by incorporating pop new music with the classical sounds of the conventional Chinese harp, Guzheng sonically paired with an energetic, throbbing bassline.

The music online video for “We Can’t Forget” features an inspiring cast of emerging QTPOC artists that Dyan assisted foster as the founder of Worship Queer Collective, and was filmed at The Powerhouse Museum in which Dyan is now finishing his residency as 1 of the Generations New music Fellows mentored by Astral Folks.

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‘We Can not Forget’ is about rejection and heartbreak and how individuals thoughts under no circumstances definitely go away. It is also about obtaining ease and comfort in the group.

Musician, effectiveness artist and DJ, Dyan Tai has emerged from the humble stages of the underground cabaret scene and now evolved into an electronic artist and recognised as a QTPOC trailblazer in the LGBTQI+ local community. His determination to his music and community has seen him nominated for an ACON Honour Award in “Arts and Entertainment” and the 2022 Interior West Council Citizen of The Yr Award where by he been given unique recognition for his perseverance to the QTPOC neighborhood.

Also featured in the “Chinese Australian” episode of the award-profitable ABC present “You Just cannot Inquire That” (Period 6), his music and activism go on to centre about his upbringing in conservative Malaysia. His important power has been his dedication to employing his platform to raise visibility for the Queer Asian local community as the founder of Worship Queer Collective which has lately been selected to participate in the highly coveted official Sydney Planet Pride 2023 Software alongside a documentary in the earning by award-successful Asian Australian director and filmmaker Pauline Chan.

Mindy Meng Wang is a multipurpose Chinese/Australian composer and earth-leading modern day Guzheng accomplishing artist. She is a pioneer in bringing the Guzheng (ancient Chinese harp) into quite a few Western genres this kind of as experimental, jazz, digital and pop. In the Uk, she collaborated with high-profile artists like Gorillaz and has executed at venues like the O2 Arena and Barbican Centre in London.

Domestically, Mindy performs regularly at festivals these as OzAsia, Mona Foma, Darkish Mofo, TEDx Sydney, and AsiaTOPA. Her collaborators involve Regurgitator, Tim Shiel, Paul Grabowsky and Deborah Cheetham, AAO, Orchestra Victoria, and MSO among the other individuals. Lately, she received “The Very best Musician” of Audio Victoria Awards and “the 40 Beneath 40: Most Influential Asian-Australian Awards”. Mindy is also the artist in residence at Melbourne Recital Centre this 12 months as the to start with ever musician who plays a non-western instrument.

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Dyan Tai pictures by @chrisquyen

Forthcoming are living reveals
Sep 16th: Rina Sawayama Official Album Launch (Stay & DJ Established)
Sep 22nd: Dynasty Queer Asian Excellence
Oct 1st-3rd: Coastal Twist Pleasure Dance Celebration & Fair Working day
Oct 14th: Astronaughty with Soiled Versachi (Melb)
Oct 22nd: Dynasty: Drag & Dumpling (Melbourne Fringe Premiere)
Nov 24th: EP Start with AnSo and Salllvage at Worship QC Bday, Powerhouse Museum
February 2023: Really do not Cha Wish You Yum Cha? (Formal Sydney Globe Pleasure software)

‘We Cannot Forget’ is now out on all streaming platforms followed by an EP release entitled ‘Empress’ in Nov 2022 supported by CreateNSW