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Zandari Festa to Hit Hongdae with 259 Acts from Oct 2-4

Korea's Zandari Festa have released the final lineup for their 2015 fest, with a huge 259 acts from Korea, the UK, Japan, Israel, Poland, Russia, Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia and more.

Hello Asia! Interview: SBS 2's Andy Trieu Talks Dating, Meng Fei and "If You Are The One"

Hello Asia editor Johnny Au caught up with SBS 2 host and SBS PopAsia presenter Andy Trieu to chat about dating, Meng Fei and If You Are The One.

‘Show Me the Money 4’ contestant Innovator joins FNC

Korean rapper Innovator has signed an exclusive contract with FNC Entertainment, following his appearance as a semi-finalist on survival show, ‘Show Me the Money 4’.

St Jerome's Laneway Festival reveals its 2016 lineup for Singapore

So, now that the Australian shows have been announced, it's time to get excited at who'll be kicking off the run of shows at the 6th annual Laneway Festival Singapore. As usual, it's a batch of the best bands coming to Australia, mixed in with a few exclusive and locals! There's everything from left-field electronica to shambolic punk and intelligent pop and boundary-pushing hip-hop!

Hello Asia! Feature: Japanese Music Chart Overview as of 25 September

Hello Asia! takes a look at the Japanese weekly singles ranking today as of 25 September. We analyse the biggest ranking chart for Japanese music: Oricon.

Hello Asia! Interview: The Racka Racka (Australia) talk about their stunt and special effects videos at YouTube FanFest Sydney 2015

Adelaide twins The Racka Racka (Danny and Michael) spoke to Hello Asia! editor Johnny Au at the recent Sydney YouTube FanFest red carpet. Their first FanFest experience, the pair are best-known for their amazing action-packed videos which feature stunts and special effects. They talked about their upcoming FanFest appearance and a feature film which is in the works! Check it out under the cut.

Hello Asia! Interview: Karissa Pukas (Australia) talks about her favourite stores and summer trends at YouTube FanFest Sydney 2015

Hello Asia! editor Johnny Au spoke to lifestyle and travel YouTuber Karissa Pukas at the Sydney YouTube FanFest red carpet. Originally from Canada, Karissa now lives on the Central Coast. She shared how to steal her red carpet look and summer trends to keep an eye on for the warmer months. You can hear her tips below.

Fans to vote for their favourite artists to represent their Asian country at 2015 MTV Europe Music Awards

The annual MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) has announced the Asian artists up for honours in the fans voting categories. MTV EMA is scheduled to be held at Mediolanum Forum in Milan, Italy on 25th October.

Hello Asia! Interview: Mike Tompkins talks about meeting his fans and his FanFest performance at YouTube FanFest Sydney 2015

Canadian acappella artist Mike Tompkins spoke to Hello Asia! editor Johnny Au at the Sydney YouTube FanFest. He talked about meeting his Australian fans and his plans for his FanFest performance. You can check out the video under the cut.

Hello Asia! Album Review: Leehom Wang - "Your Love 你的愛" (Taiwan, 2015)

In 2008 Taiwanese superstar Leehom Wang released his album Heartbeat 心跳 and labelled it an album that he dedicated especially to the guitar. Since then I've been wondering when he would dedicate an album to the piano, and he finally has. Although it's not a widely marketed point of this album, it's clear that in Leehom's long-awaited 2015 album Your Love 你的愛, Leehom's supporting instrument of choice was most definitely his beloved piano. Mainly classified by Leehom as an EDM-based album, the musical maestro has seamlessly blended this lesser-known genre in with elements of Chinese mainstream pop to create a completely different listening experience for all listeners. I believe that Leehom's signature sound is not overly apparent to fans given the long time he's spent in the industry. But it is nevertheless always present in his music. And this signature sound of his always aims for the same thing-the element of surprise.

Hello Asia! New Music Video: Jessica Reynoso (feat. apl.de.ap) - Crazy ‘Bout U (Philippines, 2015)

African-American-Filipina singer Jessica Reynoso has released her new song, ‘Crazy ‘Bout U’! Originally a contestant on Season 1 of The Voice Philippines, Reynoso has already been a breakout success in the Philippines with her singles ‘Just Like You’ and ‘Sing Along’, and is looking to make a name for herself overseas. You can check out her latest video below – featuring Black Eyed Peas member apl.de.ap and filmed in Manila’s Art in Island Interactive Museum, it’s bright, colourful and addictive. We’re crazy ‘bout it!

Artist Line-up announced for MU:CON Seoul 2015

The line-up for the annual Seoul International Music Fair 2015 (MU:CON Seoul 2015) has been announced. Held from October 6-8 at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza, MU:CON aims to expand Korean music abroad and encourage interaction between music industry professionals and consists of a conference of keynote speakers, a music showcase and various networking events. Hello Asia! has more details about the Fair below.

Hello Asia! Interview: Jayden Rodrigues (Australia) talks about his dance tutorials and choreography at YouTube FanFest Sydney 2015

Former X-Factor contestant Jayden Rodrigues spoke to Hello Asia! editor Johnny Au at the Sydney YouTube FanFest red carpet about his dance videos and the newfound success of his choreography channel! You can check out what he had to say under the cut.

Hello Asia! Interview: Sketchshe (Australia) talk about meeting fans and growing popularity at YouTube FanFest Sydney 2015

Hello Asia! editor Johnny Au spoke to the girls from Australian comedy act Sketchshe at the Sydney YouTube FanFest red carpet. Having only launched their channel this year, they have already made appearances on Ellen and Good Morning America! They talked about being able to meet their fans and their rapid rise to YouTube fame. You can see what they had to say below!

Win Tickets to See GoGo Star in Sydney!

Korean indie rock act GogoStar is coming to Sydney on October 1st, and Hello Asia! and the AU review are giving you the chance to win tickets! We are giving away one double pass for you and a friend to catch GogoStar live at the Concourse, Chatswood.