Love Bang Number 33

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Not sure quite which number we’re on, but 33 sounds nice. About to go pick up some new T-Shirts from the factory now too. Finally put birth control cat on a T-Shirt, as well as the new dog pictured on the flyer above. Will have some of these available in America in late July / early August as well.

Been mad busy with work lately and only DJing like twice a month, which means lots and lots of new trax. Really enjoying DJing way more now that I don’t eat from it. Here’s a little sample of the monster jams to expect at the club on Friday night.

JETS – The Chants

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Initially wasn’t feeling the new EP from Jimmy Edgar and Travis Stewart (Machinedrum) a.k.a. JETS, but it’s a grower.

Jamie XX – Girl

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Never liked “Far Nearer” but dude went ahead and dropped one of the best albums of

2015. Brilliant flip of the sample from Freeze’s “I.O.U.”

Les Sins – Talk About

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Speaking of sample flips…

Big Dope P – Hit The Block (Rustie Remix)

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“Maximal” Peak-time banger

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Freddie Gibbs & Kaytranada – My Dope House

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Kaytranada’s one of the freshest hip hop producers in a long, long time…

Chief Keef – MCM

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Every time I see someone rocking MCM I think of this tune now. “I don’t wear no fuckin’ MCM”. Those bells sound like winter in Chicago.

Kingdom – No Type Refix

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Kingdom turning some Top 40 hip hop into pure evil.

There you go, some new jams. Catch you on Friday night at Dada Shanghai. Also DJing at the Shangri-La in Lujiazui on Sunday afternoon, but expect more laid-back, sunshine music for that one.

 

 

 

 

Love Bang Show Recording From Dada Shanghai

Much love to everyone who came to Dada last Saturday night. Didn’t expect that wild of a night…We got home at like 6.40am. Anyway, here’s what the party sounded like from 11.30pm–1.30am. DJ Caution x Heatwolves live on two Technics and Serato. Recorded with a Zoom H2 mic in the corner. No tracklist.

VELVET STARSHIP | 丝绒飞船

[update: the first one was a banger and we're doing this again on Thursday, March 19]

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What up. So, Love Bang recently got the opportunity to do a bi-weekly Thursday party at Lola Club – the same place Derrick Carter, Josh Wink, KiNK, and the like play when they come to Shanghai. Funny side story, these French dudes I know are making this documentary about underground music in Shanghai, and they asked Derrick Carter for an interview or a big up, and Derrick was like “Your shit, is not my shit”.

Anyway. We’re taking over two Thursdays and flying this starship through a detour from their usual program of house. It’s gonna be eclectic, but not as much as a Love Bang party. Lots of ’80s sleaze, breakdance tunes, music inspired by space travel, all kinds of good shit you can groove to. The place has a Funktion One soundsystem, one of the world’s best. Really looking forward to the first flight this Thursday.

Place: Lola

Address: 570 Yongjia Lu, near Yueyang Lu | 永嘉路570号4号楼, 近岳阳路

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The sound of VELVET STARSHIP is like..

Mary Jane Girls – Candy Man (12″ Mix)

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Casco – Cybernetic Love

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Midnight Star – Operator

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Skream – Rollercoaster ft. Sam Frank

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Prince – Clouds   [btw if you haven't peeped the new Prince album you need to get on that]

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And we’ll go much deeper into the cybernetic funk galaxy, and even play some classics… Been digging a LOT for this one.

 

So, unlike a Love Bang party, you won’t hear anything like this:

Chief Keef – Citgo

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No tech-house either

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Love Bang Valentine’s Day 2015

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Sorry it’s been a minute since the last post. Between work and digging for music, haven’t had much time to blog. But Saturday night, it’s going down. Hip hop, star-funk, party trax, classic Chinese love songs by DJ Caution, Dave K, T-Plus, and introducing Li Bao Guo the raccoon cab driver… This is the place to be in Shanghai on Saturday.

Here’s an example of what you might hear on the warm-up tip..

Stevie Wonder – All I Do

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Love Bang “Birth Control Cat” Sweatshirt Release Party

Hey so my label Love Bang just made a new sweatshirt for winter. This one is inspired by all those homeless cats in Shanghai and all the soon to be baby-mama cats howling in heat out on the streets.

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We’re releasing it Thursday night at this vinyl bar called URVC in Jing’an. The show will broadcast live on the uDance Radio website. The place is rad. There’s like 30,000 records on the walls and the soundsystem is like a fine velvet cake.

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That’s the upstairs bit. Here’s the sweatshirt design.

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We’ve got 25 of these sweatshirts available, plus free stickers for everyone who comes through. AND SOME TREATS.

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So yeah, that’s 8pm on Thursday night. 999 Xikang Lu, near Anyuan Lu. DJ sets by DJ Caution, Will A, myself, and some special guests…

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Come say what up! It’s free. And drinks are buy-one-get-one until 11pm.

 

Love Bang Radio

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Hey sorry it’s been a minute since the last post. Been busy writing other places…

BUT…

As far as new music, I’m playing the hottest old and new jams every Thursday night live on a Chinese internet radio station called uDance. You can stream that live every Thursday from 8pm-midnight (Shanghai time) on the uDance website.

And if you’re in Shanghai, you can just come hang out at the spot. It’s a really dope new vinyl bar/café called URVC. They’ve got thousands of records for sale, plush couches, and a ridiculous soundsystem with speakers from 1972 and amplifiers by brands I can’t pronounce. We get guest DJs in every Thursday too, including some of the incoming DJs playing around Shanghai on the weekend.

And it’s free to get in, with buy-one-get-one drinks until midnight. So stream that live or drop in and say what up.

 

 

 

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.

Direct Download

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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。