Love Bang Sunday Mooncake Vinyl Jam

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Hey so people in China don’t have to work on Monday because it’s the Mid-Autumn Festival, a.k.a. the Mooncake Holiday. So we’re throwing a Sunday night party at this really cool new cafe/bar/radio station in Jing’an. If you wanna read more about the place, check this link here.

DJ Caution and myself playing hip hop, moon house, bass, and classic Chinese songs on a seriously nice soundsystem. Affordable drinks, cheap coffee, and vinyl for sale. Cool place. Goes from 9pm–3am. Free entry.

ADDRESS: 999 Xikang Lu, near Anyuan Lu

周一就是月饼节了!意思就是说不 上 班!所以周天晚上LOVE BANG将在uDance的新酒吧办派对!Caution和热狼将用那里老牛逼的音响系统为大家放些Hip Hop、月亮神曲、Bass和经典中文老歌。好吃好喝,咖啡超便宜,还有黑胶碟卖,从晚9点一直到凌晨3点,免费入场。

Neighborhood Drama

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Moved out of the old spot on Huaihai Lu and into a historic building with my girlfriend, and our new cat who does not have an English name yet. Love the building and the apartment. OG hardwood floors from the 1930s, iron railings, and twelve-foot high ceilings. Just a few problems with the neighbors…

The people on the third floor maintain a mountain of garbage outside of their door; and in the fire escape but that’s another story. We’re talking a six foot high by six foot wide pile that includes: old milk cartons, expired medicine, paint chips, moldy pillows, random bits of plaster, and…a toilet. I don’t want to look at that shit every day, AND it’s a fire hazard. Landlord says Shanghainese people don’t like to cause trouble (上海人怕麻烦), so he won’t say anything to them…

So I just started throwing away a little garbage every day. After two days I came home and found the sign above, written in classical language that basically translates to..

“THIEF: YOUR FAMILY IS DYING AND YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW IT. YOUR WIFE IS GETTING FUCKED, AND YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW IT. HOW MANY PEOPLE IN YOUR FAMILY ARE DYING? CURSE YOU.”

So in addition to being slobs, these people are completely insane. Luckily they don’t know that I’m the one stealing their treasured objects. A few days later someone let their dog or child piss in the staircase just below the third floor, so we fired back with this sign…

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Which politely says:

“THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL HISTORIC BUILDING. PLEASE DO NOT LET YOUR ANIMALS OR CHILDREN PISS IN THE STAIR CASE AND PLEASE DON’T PUT UNNECESSARY OBJECTS IN THE HALLWAY.”

Will our neighbors trip out in a fit of paranoid rage? Will they have a change of heart? Stay tuned to find out what happens next!

And in music news, NGUZUNGUZU are coming to Shanghai for a Wooozy offline party at The Shelter in September, and Love Bang are DJing after Girl Unit at Arkham on the same night. Crazy.

KELELA – ENEMY (MA NGUZU IRONSOUL EDIT)

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NGUZUNGUZU – Harp Bell

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Love Bang Fall/Winter 2014 Parties

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Hey do you like PARTIES and BIG FUN? Well the Love Bang gang is about to dump an ice bucket of good times on that ass all fall and winter long. Mark these dates in your calenders, kids: Sept 30 (public holiday party) November 28, and December 27 @ Dada Bar Shanghai.

You can also catch LOVE BANG SOUNDSYSTEM spinning at some pool parties at the Pudong Shangri-La on August 31 and Sept 7. We play some houz musicz over there.

More dates coming soon. Here’s a deep Detroit track we’ve been bumping a lot lately. Not super new but damn if it ain’t nice.

Omar S – Romancing The Stone

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And one more on a similar tip…

Seaside Houz Boyz – Deephouz Yall

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RETURN

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[DJ PP; a nice guy with a lot of bad habits]

Sometimes blogs die. One day they’re just, gone. And to the reader this is probably sudden and unexpected, but there’s usually a lengthy trail of reasons and circumstance leading up to this final disappearance from the net and a 404 error.

And some rise from the dead.

As for the four-month absence of this website, I could blame DJ Zhou Wang and DJ PP, but I should just blame myself. I got mixed up with these two international DJs and their jet-set life of sin and hedonism, and it lead to my downfall. And the blog’s. Thankfully their Asia tour has come to an end, and they’re back in the studio making the HARDEST trap music out there and sporting the freshest Hood By Air gear.

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[DJ Zhou Wang; Just constantly fucked up and is also HIV+, and in denial about it]

Nothing is funny about being so international that you lose what’s really real, man.

But anyway, the blog is back up for the near future. There’s also like six years of archives if you get bored.

Some words from The Prophet. Shout out to Beat Electric for this one.

Prophet – Stick Around

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Who is Pictureplane and Why Should You Care?

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Last fall my crew Love Bang brought Egyptian Lover to Shanghai for a live show and we packed out 390 Bar and had Mr. Egypt banging out beats on the 808, rapping, and dancing like a pharaoh at the same damn time. We don’t bring international acts in that often, but next week we’re linking up with our good friends Split Works to bring one of our favorite artists of recent years – Pictureplane. These shows are going down at two of the best venues in China – Arkham, Shanghai and Dada Bar, Beijing.

Wait, who is this bro? First off, he’s not a DJ, he’s a producer and he’s playing live and singing. Peep some of his tunes to start.

Pictureplane – Trance Doll

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Pictureplane – Gang Signs

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Emotional dance music made by a DIY punk kid. It all sounds like a rave in a computer junkyard after the end of the world. Genderless, high-tech, and neon, all with a coat of static and noise. The first PICTUREPLANE track I ever heard was his remix of HEALTH’s “Lost Time.” Years later I bought a used copy of his 2009 album Dark Rift oh a whim while record shopping in Kalamazoo.  I played that record non-stop for months and it’s still in heavy rotation.

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The sequel to that album, Thee Physical, came out in 2011 and sounds much bigger due to co-production by Jupiter Keyes, the guitarist from LA Noise Rock band HEALTH. This one further explores the weird links between technology, gender, emotion, and trance.

Pictureplane – Real Is A Feeling

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Pictureplane – Sex Mechanism

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PICTUREPLANE grew up playing in bands, and for several years lived in a Denver art community/DIY warehouse space called Rhinoceropolis before relocating to Brooklyn, where he’s working on his third album, releasing clothing lines with Mishka, remixing and producing for other artists, and frequently collaborating with peeps like GRIMES. A$AP Rocky and AraabMuzik showed up and played a set at his party.

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Pictureplane – Real Is A Feeling (GRIMES Remix)

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So he’s coming to China to play at Love Bang. We’re going all out with this – Pictureplane + three of Shanghai’s most on-point resident DJs, huge sound system, lights, inflatable animals, treats, errrrrythang.

March 7th @ Arkham Shanghai w/DJ Caution, Misloop, and Heatwolves

March 8th @ Dada Beijing w/DJ Caution and Heatwolves

Pre-sale tickets for the Shanghai show available over on SmartTicket. Get ‘em for cheap and somebody gonna deliver those tickets right to your door.

 

Site Update – We’re Back

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Sex toys or pet toys? Meow.

If you tried to access the site last night, thanks. But you may have noticed that heatwolves.com was blocked/banned. Somehow this site received over one million spam comments and pingbacks in one week, and then got shut down by my web hosting company for something called ASO abuse – basically over-consuming resources due to oceans of spam. No shout out to the spammers.

But, there is a cookie at the bottom of this wack brown paper bag lunch. This shutdown forced me to fix up the backend and make the site look better. It should load much faster now and look better on your phone. What do you think of the new design?

Here’s some music I was listening to ten years ago that still sounds good.

Interpol – Obstacle 1

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Interpol – Say Hello To The Angels

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Dinosaur Jr. – Sludgefest

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The Go! Team – Huddle Formation

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Love Bang Heartbeats 2 Mix by DJ Caution

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Love Bang had to drop a dope tape for Valentine’s Day. Here it is – forty minutes of 80s boogie, sleaze, and synth-pop in the first half then icy R&B // lovestep vibes in the second half. Even Mike Tyson shows up to talk about sex for a minute. Selected and mixed by DJ Caution.

This tape was too sexy for Soundcloud this so we just threw it up on Zippyshare. Click the orange “Download Now” button to grab it. Here’s the link.

Tracklist coming soon. You can catch DJ Caution at Love Bang Presents: TRU LUX @ CA Club in Xintiandi next Thursday.