This afternoon I was taken with a bout of nostalgia and had to click around Google Music searching for Simon & Garfunkel songs, which I guess is beside the point, but what I noticed on the right-hand side of the main page (almost too far down for me to notice at first) was something called “大牌私房歌” or “Big Name Song Rooms”. I saw a picture of indie pop darling Peng Tan, so I decided to click and see what it was all about, and it turned out to be just like iTunes Artist Playlists. I didn’t recognize most of the names, but there were a couple that caught my eye, since they’ve been at music festivals and the like. As mentioned, there’s Peng Tan, who is friends with Convenience Store and those Modern Sky guys; Deserts Zhang, who is a Taiwanese songstress who was at Modern Sky festival last October; and finally, Khalil Fong, who is an American-born, Hong Kong-based artist who writes R&B/soul Mandopop songs who you should definitely check out because while it’s Mandopop it’s actually good. Unsurprisingly, Khalil has the most interesting and varied (and long) list, but Deserts Zhang has The Carpenters alongside New Pants, and Peng Tan’s music is exclusively Western music, with Pet Shop Boys and Sean Lennon on the same list. If artist playlists are your thing, definitely check these out and whatever else catches your eye.