Kuai Zi
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Kuai Zi

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"BBC Radio Review"

Perhaps the best British-Canadian rock/blues/hip hop band to come out of the Beijing music scene... Hell, perhaps the only British-Canadian rock/blues/hip hop band to come out of the Beijing music scene!

You know you're experiencing something a bit different when you listen to Kuai Zi, although it's also guaranteed to sound more than vaguely familiar... But just when you think you've pinned them down, the next track will start and you'll be forced to subtly shift your perspective. Kuai Zi are the sort of band that get in your head, re-wire it a bit, then stand back and grin as you involuntarily nod along to their hypnotic rhythms and infectious melodies.

Unlike many unsigned bands, the tunes are good enough to enjoy back-to-back on your car stereo without being forced to repeatedly jab the skip button; but if you get the opportunity, go and see them live. Confident and assured, Kuai Zi are evidence that attitude doesn't have to be in your face - think very large bouncer in a suit, rather than bottle-throwing hooligan.


Eighth Gate (EP -2007)
Kuai Zi (Demo - 2007)
Single "Tryin" - BBC Radio Shropshire (2007)
Single "Hide & Seek" - BBC Radio Shropshire (2007)
Single "Liquor Store" - BBC Radio Shropshire (2007)
Sunday Night Armistice (Acoustic LP - 2006)



Kuai*Zi was formed out of necessity from the Beijing live music scene in 2003 and has since infected the globe with its feel good energy and worldly appeal. Front man Skott Taylor (Vancouver Island, Canada) and lead guitarist Mike/Noah (Shrewsbury, UK) first met while playing at Beijing’s now legendary Open Mic, which was founded and hosted by Skott at Lush Café/Bar in Wu Dao Kou. They soon came to the realization that their music and following had become bigger than the acoustic duo could have ever imagined and set off to London in 2007, where they hoped to find the missing members and take their music to the next level.

Upon arriving in London they met up with an old Beijing friend, Gilo “DJ DMT” Cheney (Hong Kong S.A.R.) who was more than up for throwing down some bass lines and filling out the sound. Through Gilo, Ric Nash (Edinburgh, Scotland) was introduced and the final piece to the Kuai*Zi puzzle was found. Ric, who was a student at London’s S.O.A.S. University, also has ties to China having spent a year studying in China’s capital.

Taking from a number of influences and musical styles ranging from Rock to Blues to Reggae to Hip Hop, Kuai*Zi has a style that’s hard to nail down. They have been compared to the likes of Jack Johnson, Weezer, Beck and Dave Matthews Band but definitely have a style of their own.

Drawing heavily on their live performance upbringing, Kuai*Zi delivers a high-energy
show, diverse in style, which gets the crowd on their feet.