The music industry, both worldwide and here in Australia, is infamous for being a deeply and persistently white and male-dominated sphere. We often focus on stories from women and non-binary folk of colour in the industry, and duly so. But for Peril’s Man Up edition, we asked two Asian-Australian men in music to reflect on their experiences and thoughts around cultural identity, adolescence and gender.
Both presenters at FBi Radio in Sydney, and engaged in other facets of the music industry, Darren Lesaguis and Reg Harris have lived and breathed music for as long as they can remember. In an expansive, heartfelt and relatable chat for You Don’t Sound Asian, hear them talk about their conceptions of masculinity, growing up brown and music-obsessed, and so much more.
PLUS! Darren and Reg have put together a sweet Spotify playlist with a few of their current faves just for you. Spin it to your heart’s content here, and listen to their full chat below.