Somehow made it through that weekend. Desto and Drunk Monk killed it at Shelter on Friday. I stayed till the end and slept four hours, ran to the mall to host a DJ battle for Pioneer and met a bag of ten Big Mac’s and a cordial, elderly Japanese boss wearing a white suit. He was not feeling my public-speaking-on-no-sleep skills. Unfortunately all but one of the scratch DJs sucked. One dude like drummed out the piano lines from Linkin Park “In the end,” super offbeat and not in a cool way. Painful.
The one dude with skills didn’t win – but he is gonna come through COME CORRECT on Wednesday @ Shelter to play a special set. DJ Casper, straight from the slums of Xiamen.
Rooftop party, also legend status. Big up to the Ice Cream Truck for having me play at 8PM and 12:30AM. And the lamb party at Rico Rico…god damn. Speaking of lambs, and this has been done before by some cats i know, but i wanna get like fifteen – twenty people together to throw down on a WHOLE lamb or sheep at a Xinjiang restaurant. It’s about RMB1200 but I reckon that could easily feed twenty of us. Holla if you’re interested.
And really pumped about this – SAMIYAM, from Flying Lotus’s Brainfeeder label, coming to Shelter on Thursday with the Beat Conductorz fam (Ceezy, Hamacide, and SIG). Dude also has releases on Hyperdub and lots of other top-tier labels. Glitchy as fuck, syrupy rap beats. Something like the music from this #ghettoasfuck bootleg nintendo that my friends and i found in an abandoned building last night. We fought a feral raccoon for this but felt bad when we found out it doesn’t work. Peep how the controllers are attached to the system. Also, it’s “100% Ninteno compatible” [sic] according to the box.
SAMIYAM – Return
SAMIYAM – Roller Skates
If you’re in Shanghai tonight, come down to Dada for a classic 80s horror/comedy flick – Fright Night. Free.
And I’ll be in Beijing this weekend. Big things coming in November so need to dip out of Shanghai for a minute. What’s good in Beijing? Holla.