What is the state of national radio, private radio and commercial radio in UK? What kind of music does UK youth like? What are Goldierock and Youdai’s favorite music?

On May 13th, we will have the coolest DJ and broadcaster in UK and China, to talk about music, about radio, and about the culture behind it.



Goldierocks (Samantha Louise Hall, British DJ, presenter, journalist and producer)
GAGA (DJ, presenter and producer)
Xiao Liu’r (curator for Rock concert, director of Robust Husband Entertainment)


Sam Hall, better known as Goldierocks, was born in Guildford Surrey. Samantha studied at St Nicholas School for girls in Fleet, Hampshire and Farnborough Sixth Form College before moving to London when she was nineteen to study a BA Hons in Drama & Theatre Arts from Goldsmiths College (University of London).

She first went on tour at 16, when she discovered her passion for live music and performance, instigating her career in music journalism.

Goldierocks presents the weekly global radio show The Selector (July 2009–present) made on behalf of the British Council by Folded Wing. With an audience estimated to be in excess of 4 million listeners, The Selector is syndicated to 34 countries around the world including Mexico, China, Columbia, Israel, Poland, Malawi, Hungary, Indonesia, Bulgaria & Turkey. In the UK the show is broadcast on NME Radio every Friday from 18:00 to 20:00 GMT.

Sam first started DJing (2004-present) at Rockfeedback’s showcase club nights in London, where she soon gained notoriety for her theatrical and energized DJ appearances with Timeout London saying her live shows had “more personality than a Big Brother house”. She quickly became popular and started performing across the city and abroad and now is one of the most hardworking DJs in UK. Playing out to audiences in their thousands at festivals, clubs and private exclusive events nationwide and abroad.

Significant shows to note include the closing parties of Ibiza Rocks, Glastonbury’s East Dance Stage, the igloo disco at Snowbombing in Austria, headlining Lake of Stars Festival in Malawi Southern Africa; Australia’s Gold Coast. SXSW music conference in Texas, a Soviet bunker club in Kazakhstan, The Monaco Grand Prix, The MTV European Music Video Awards & Shanghai Fashion Week. As well as exclusive private parties for Giorgio Armani, Madonna, Jade Jagger & plus warm up slots to Soulwax, The Chemical Brothers & DJ Mehdi.

GAGA, Chinese name Ning Jing, the producer and DJ of CRI Sound of the City program. For 9 years she has been promoting rock music, both independently and with radio programs.  She presented the first unplugged live radio music show Livemania in 2011, which has interviewed 60 plus band.

Xiao Liu’r, independent rock concert curator, director of Robust Husband Entertainment. He started co-host Livemania from 2011, with a peculiar professional style and sharp wit.


UK Now is the largest ever festival of British arts and creative industries to take place in China. Coinciding with the London Olympics and the 40th anniversary of China-UK Ambassadorial relations, the Festival will bring British and Chinese arts institutions, artists and art lovers closer together. In collaboration with British Council, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) will present a series of art experience events in music, architecture, design, visual art, dance, literature and film. This talk is one of the events of UK Now.


Partner: British Council

  • 2012.5.13
  • 18:00 - 19:30
  • UCCA Auditorium
  • English with Chinese translation.