Mooncake Weekend – What’s Really Good?

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It’s the weekend of the mooncake here in China. You see, everything is related to the moon – time, women’s periods, cake, light…the list goes on.

There’s a whole economy built around mooncakes, fapiaos, mooncake tickets, and mooncake huangniu, but we’ll never understand that. Better not even try, and instead just enjoy the cakes. Sometimes life may give you a mooncake full of meat, or egg yolk, or even green tea, but that’s life. Run with it.

Did you know that just one moon cake can keep a starving child alive for one whole week? That’s proven by science.

mooncake2 We made these mooncakes today, filled with peanut butter and Snickers. Also tried to do one with Mozzarella cheese but that proved disastrous.

Besides mooncakes, What’s Good This Weekend?

Thursday – All Vinyl Night at Logo. You know the deal. This time we’re bringing back all eight DJs who’ve played at 黑胶社会 plus local hip hop grl Cookie on the warm-up. No cover, great tunes, no digital.

Friday // Saturday – JZ Festival – Probably my favorite music festival in Shanghai, held in a beautiful outdoor garden venue just in Pudong.

Friday Night – Mad Decent’s CRNKN @ Arkham. This one looks good. Not only is the headliner dope, but you’ve got Conrank, Mau Mau, yrs truly, and some other cats on the lineup too. This one should pack out Arkham.

Friday // Saturday – DAFF – If you like art and culture and dogs, ethnic food, and good looking people, get down to this festival on the water that generally draws about 5,000 people. There really are a lot of attractive, happy dogs that you’ll want to pet.

Saturday Night – Shanghai All-Stars @ The Shelter. Shanghai’s original hip hop party Come Correct with a Saturday party in the original bar on Yongfu Lu. Before you could buy a posh $10 hot dog upstairs, before the hooker gangs chased drunk laowai down the street, and before that god damn monkey was there scaring the shit out of yrs truly, there was just The Shelter on Yongfu. Anyway Saturday night sees Shanghai’s realest, purest, funkiest, dopest hip hop night, hands down. And super rare for the Shelter, it’s free before 11PM.

BEST OF EVERYTHANG 2012

Arriving slightly late, here’s what I liked the most in 2012. 去年最喜欢的东西,包括橡皮糖,音乐,派对等.

PS thanks to all the fam who came out to Boxing Cat on NYE. And thanks to my driver, Mr. Chen, a former F1 driver pushin a VW with two 12″ subwoofers in the trunk. We bumped 90s acid house breakbeat jams while creepin slow through the traffic jams, bass just kickin.  hardest night of the year to get a cab so i hired one for the night. some of my friends had to walk from the bund to dada (five miles at least). even heard of a black taxi charging 500RMB to go from Pudong to Puxi after midnight (would normally cost RMB35 – 60).

SNACKS//TREATS/橡皮糖/小吃

1. Gummi sharks from Zhongshan Park Carrefour
2. Orion pie
3. Haribro Lemon Cola treats
4. Haribro Charmallows
5. Dried Squid From Qingdao

LPs

1. Jam City – Classical Curves
2. Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid mAAd City
3. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti -Mature Themes
4. Flying Lotus – Until The Quiet Comes
5. JJ Doom – JJ Doom

[Imaginary 6th Place]. Distal – “Civilization”

Kendick Lamar – Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe

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Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Symphony of the Nymph

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Jam City – How We Relate To The Body

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EPs

1. Cashmere Cat – Maru Maru EP
2. Bicep – Vision of Love
3. TNGHT – TNGHT EP
4. Evian Christ – Kings and Things
5. Girl Unit – Club Rez

Cashmere Cat – Paws

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Girl Unit – Rezday

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DRANK/饮料

1. Water 水
2. 7-11 coffee 咖啡
3. Beer Lao Dark 老挝黑啤
4. Pocari Sweat
5. Orange juice from that juice stand by east nanjing Lu exit 3 南京东路地铁三号出口广场里的橙汁

CLUB RAP SONGS

1. Danny Brown – Blueberry
2. Kayne West – Mercy
3. Trinidad James – All Gold Everything
4. Rick Ross – Hold Me Back*
5. French Montana – Pop That**

Danny Brown – Blueberry

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Rick Ross – Hold Me Back

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* don’t know if it’s satire or what but it’s ridiculous and great
**only because of the hook, which they stole from a 2 Live Crew song

ANIMALS / 动物

1. Dog in the adult toy shop
2. Pig in my neighborhood
3. Zazzy The Cat
4. Pink cat in the graffiti around Dada Bar
5. Spider in my building that killed hundreds of mosquitoes

HOUSE // GRIME // LOUD ELECTRONIC MUSIC FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM

1. Royal-T  - Gully Funk
2. Royal-T – Inside The Ride
3. Trevino – Derelict
4. Trimbal – Saying (Harmonimix)
5. Jessie Ware – Running (Disclosure Remix)

Mixtapes

1. Heatwolves – BlackCloudBlackRain
2. JETS mix for FACT
3. DJ Q mix for FACT
4. Braiden mix for XLR8R
5. DJ UWS – Be A Player – 90′s For Lovers

 

SHANGHAI PARTIES / 上海派对

5. Tiga @ Arkham
4. Second Love Bang Pool Party
3. The Bug at The Shelter
2. Shanghai Beer Festival/Popasuda later that night.

1.Love Bang / Baijiu Robot at Shelter

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BURGERS / 汉堡

1. Pyro – avocado bacon burger with mashed potatoes
2. Carl’s Jr. Superstar
3. 肉夹馍
4. McDonald’s spicy chicken burger
5. Southern Belle Burger Night, fuck the haters.

LIL B SONGS

1. Straps On Deck

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2. Poppin V

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3. Beat My Ho

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4. Gon Hit That 50

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5. This is way too hard. Just gonna say Rich After Taxes, Obama Based God, Green Flame, White Flame, God’s Father, Crime Fetish…you need all these tapes. It’s humbling to look at the hundreds of songs Lil B’s released in 2012. Fuck the haters, he’s keeping hip hop creative and funny.

Lil B – Based God Fucked My Bitches

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中文 // MANDARIN EXPRESSIONS

1. Wa ta le!
2. 脑残
3. 发春
4. 前面
5. 俗

Thanks for all the love and support in 2012. I’m grinning as I look back through all the pictures, words, videos, and songs.

2013 is our year. We’re talking Love Bang around the globe, get ready.

Tha Flo$$ – MODERN WITCH

in the middle of a really sketchy taxi ride  to the office now…driver muttering and swerving..other drivers visibly upset…and it’s raining.

do you know about 肉松 (meat floss) ? known by many as “tha flo$$,” this meat product shows up in the most unexpected places…on top of cupcakes, in the middle of a sandwich, in or on soups… i bet tha flo$$ is in your neighborhood too, even if you don’t know it.

oh shit just stalled in a tunnel then spun out. tires so bald, can feel it…

sometimes there’s no avoiding tha flo$$. the only sandwich at my office that isn’t a disturbing cut of “New Orleans Drummy” chicken has two halfs – one egg salad and pretty decent, and the other – i don’t even need to say it. and i’m not gonna throw away half of a sandwich..

so i’ve just accepted tha flo$$ in my life. nothing i can do about it, don’t need to get mad.

according to Wikipedia it’s also known as “meat wool.” grandma zhou bein like “pass the meat wool please” sounds funny but floss sounds odd too. but idk cause there’s no dental floss here and that’s my association with the word floss…maybe not weird at all to those unacquainted with dental floss. i’m not a linguist.

i don’t know about this Kid’s Floss though. i’m unfamiliar with this meat product. not ready to accept this.

just had to get real with the driver for a second, he was not keeping it 100.

One things for sure though – you need money for tha flo$$. You might need to go to the ATM.

Modern Witch – ATM

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