LOVE BANG VILLAGE GHOSTS MIXTAPE

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Been a minute since we’ve dropped a new Love Bang mixtape…

Here’s a double dose of darkness. Death Disco from myself, Horror-Hop from DJ Caution,  Chinese Ghost Songs, and a few PSAs too…

No tracklist but I’ll guarantee you haven’t heard half these jams, and they’re all dope.

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Here’s where you can find us DJing this weekend:

Oct 31, Halloween

DJ Caution @ Club NASA, Chengdu

Heatwolves @ TICT Warehouse Party, Shanghai

Nov 1, Saturday

Heatwolves & Caution @ Shanghai International Beer Festival @ Wharf 1643

Everyone @ Come Correct Three-Year Anniversary, The Shelter

 

 

 

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。

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.

 

FIRST LOVE BANG OF 2014 @ DADA

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“Yellow living room set; lemonade Gucci shoes for my girl.” – Gucci Mane
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This poster is about migrant workers like yrs truly trying to buy a train ticket home for Chinese New Year. Unfortunately for many, including me, that was impossible this year because [allegedly] the ticket scalpers, known as 黄牛 (yellow cows), had some special software that allowed them to grab hundreds of tickets in mere seconds.
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More about this – 2014 is the year of the horse, hence the horse, and the yellow cow is talking all gangster like with his uddering of “怎么说” which roughly translates to “whadda’ ya need, playa?” Lemonade shoes were inspired by Gucci Mane’s song “Lemonade” played by DJ Cavia at Shelter last Wednesday. Flyer drawn Ms. C and Dr. Wolf. This is what some have described as “hood mario kart” music.
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Gucci Mane – Lemonade aka Huangniu (黄牛) Theme Redux

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And this ain’t no ordinary Saturday night on Xingfu Lu. We’re joined by the homie NAAAH from Push and Pull, a club night dedicated to “Pushing Jackin’, Garage, Grime and LDN house” [read: loud, bassy music from the UK. Heads down, vibes ting innit m8]. No really though, dude has serious skills on the DJ and producer tip. Check out his new tune “2much” right here on the soundclouds.
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See you on Saturday at Dada.  Don’t lurk, say what up! Here’s one more song about lemonade.
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Chi Ali – Funky Lemonade

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LOVE BANG SEX TAPE #1

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WARM WINTER LOVE NEXT TO YOUR HOLOGRAM FIREPLACE.

You’re stuck inside but you’re not alone – it’s time for love. Here’s some timeless baby-making music to light your candles. Songs for winter foreplay under warm covers or just on the floor, mixed by Shanghai’s LOVE BANG crew with help from Pleasure Robot #8888. Look out for the X-rated sequel dropping on Feb 10th 2014.

外面冷死了, 想做爱在全息照相的壁炉旁边 ? 听这个MIX就可以.

IF YOU CANNOT ACCESS SOUNDCLOUD, JUST CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD:

TRACKLIST:

1. “If I Was Your Girlfriend (热狼 Jr. Wolf Edit)” – Prince
2. “I Wanna Be Down” – Brandy
3. “All The Way Down” – Cassie // Mijimisha // Elash Gorilla
4. “One In A Million” – Aaliyah
5. “Inside My Love” – Minnie Riperton
6. “The Buzz” – Med, Blu & Madlib feat. Mayer Hawthorne
7. “I’d Rather Be With You” – Bootsy Collins
8. “As Long As I’ve Got You” – The Charmels
9. “U-Luv” – J Dilla
10. “Sweet Stuff” – Sylvia
11. “Computer Love” – Zapp & Roger
12. “Go All Night (Let Me Roll)” – Kelela

Consumerism and Casual Sex

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So 11/11 is Single’s Day in China. We don’t have this holiday in meiguo but people make a big deal of this in China. Basically this means:

1) There’s huge sales on Taobao, China’s biggest online retail network. It’s something like eBay without bidding. You can often get 50% off of everything from down coats to artificial hearts. Ok maybe not artificial hearts, but my girlfriend did get her maid from Taobao and I’ve found everything from rare turntable parts to custom silk-screened shirts. Unfortunately you can’t find second-hand car parts because China has strict regulations about second-hand auto parts and used cars. Ever wonder why you don’t see cars older than fifteen years old in China? Yeah it’s not allowed.

2) People go out to bars and hook up. It’s basically a day for celebrating casual sex. Just remember to wear a condom when you’re out there. Unfortunately that won’t be the case for many because sex ed is a joke in China.

So in celebration of consumerism and casual sex, I’m gonna play a set tonight at my favorite local dive – Dada Bar. Free entry, cheap drinks as usual. Motown, Stax, Northern Soul, Slow Jams, Jodeci.

 

 

Super Ayi Cleaning Team @ Dada Shanghai This Saturday

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Yo we’re back at Dada for a free dance party this Saturday night after the beach party [more on that soon.]

♫♫ runs from hip hop and house to dancehall and dubstep all mixed up on two turntables, Love Bang style…basically the kind of music I post on this blog and more. No Top 40, no smoke machines, no Gangnam style.

If you dun know, Dada is a world-class dive bar right by Jiaotong University/Xujiahui. You can walk there in about five minutes from metro line 10/11. The drinks are cheap and real,  the sound is pretty decent (great by Shanghai standards), and the vibe…well you can’t beat it. It’s where Love Bang was born.

Starts at 9PM and goes till it’s time to eat some noodles with an egg on top over at the taxi driver spot. Add a pork chop to that and call it a night.

Come down and say what’s up – there’s lots of new heads in town and we wanna meet ya’ll.

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