what’s coming up next

cookin and playin squash on no sleep. got loads of new tunes to play at dada tonight though. bout to space out on sitar for a minute and transcend insomnia.

in recent developments, we’re launching the love bang website next week so stay tuned for that and a special B2B set by Caution and myself.

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then we’re dropping a mix on cassette thru uptown records and linking up with hip hop hijack for a party on the 22nd. we’re giving away one boombox, bunch of tapes, bottles, and tickets so stay tuned.

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then it’s pool parties.

you’ll definitely hear this at Dada tonight:

Action Bronson x Harry Fraud – Mean (ft. French Montana)

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LOVE BANG CHRISTMAS SPECIAL @ DADA TONIGHT

I am the dog who live in the adult toys store near Dada Bar, on Xingfu Lu.

I wake to wafts of lamb and beef from the Muslim restaurant next door.

Aunties come in my shop and touch me every day. I like.

Can’t understand women who afraid of dog.

Someone get their hair cut next door.

Here we have organic viagra, poppers, and handcuffs.

Lately not enough customer want imitation vagina or ejaculating dildo, so we start selling cabbages and onions.

Someone often crash their electric bicycle in front of our adult toys shop.

Tonight DJ Heatwolves play hip hop, dubstep, funk, house, and whatever else to make you dance @ Dada bar, next to my shop. It free entry.

Tommy Kruise – Smokin Sippin

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Lil B – Thugged Out Bitch

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Flying Lotus – Sultan’s Request

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Lil B – Beat My Ho

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Gucci Mane – Trap God Intro

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what’s good this weekend in shanghai

i was buying shirts at H&M yesterday and i asked the saleswoman “why are your shirts lower quality than Uniclo but more expensive?”

“hehe..ummm, well, we’re more diversified.”

i dunno about that, but this lady in my hood has diversified her business model for sure.

not only does she sell dildos, rubber vaginas, condoms, bath salts viagra, and personal lubricants, she’s now selling fruit too.

imagine the time you’ll save buying poppers and pomegranates in ONE shop. very next level Ayi right here.

speaking of poppers, there’s a cool rock show going on at the gay bar down the street. my good friends PAIRS are having an album release party at 390. that’s tonight from 7PM – 9PM. all the info here over at Shanghai 24/7.

Shanghai’s first ever beer festival kicks off tonight too. Heard they’ll have sixty different kinds of beer. Hopefully some nice stouts, porters, and IPAs cause that’s what i’m bout. That’s going on all weekend at that concrete place by the fake beach. Same place as DAFF. Sounds good, i’ll be down there Saturday or Sunday.

AND, the JZ Festival. It’s a jazz festival in the nicest outdoor venue in Shanghai and the best thing the Expo gave us (besides Haibao, RIP) – the expo garden. I love this festival and just hanging outside listening to good music in these brief fall days.

Peep the full lineup for that over at SmartShanghai

Finally, [self-promo warning] the Popasuda One-Year Anniversary party at Dada bar tomorrow night. This is the night I have to prep the hardest for because it’s all Latin/Brazilian music. Reggaeton, Cumbia, Spanish Hip Hop, Baile Funk, all that. This party is also gonna be broadcast live at four other clubs in China too. It’s just DJ Sal and I all night, gonna be madness.

That’s it. I don’t think anything else is happening this weekend. Some clubs opening, some clubs closing. Billions of RMB will be spent. Lamb and fried rice will be consumed. I wish I was in Taiwan or Bali or anywhere but here.

Half kidding; love you Shanghai.

My friend Nico made this track. It’s hilarious. I think the samples come from Chinesepod or some kind of Chinese language acquisition tapes.

 

Back In Shanghai//Love Bang #13 This Weekend

Jet lag can feel like a giant bird’s wing pushing down on my shoulder, forcing me down into an inevitable deep sleep. Not a mean-spirited bird, but an invincible one nonetheless. Even at like 3PM, Jet Lag > Coffee x 10,000. Thought I beat it when I stayed out till 7AM on Friday after Tsu Sing’s Stockholm Syndrome party at Dada, but no. That party was great though. I walked in at 2:20AM and acid house was just pounding through the subs. Nice to see people playing house music that doesn’t suck. And a little bit of hip hop got dropped too..yes.

Such a necessary trip back to America. Shanghai can hit you much harder than jet lag..and for all the late nights, the peanut smoothies, the cheap cabs, the ability to do just about anything at anytime, there’s no home-cooking from mama, no blue skies with purple sunsets and stars, no cheap breakfast cereal (Cinnamon Toast Crunch is over $10 a box at CityShop), and no driving around listening to rap music. True, you can keep CDs in your bag and ask your 司机 to put them in the deck while you ride through the grey city in that $2 cab, but it’s not quite the same.

Here’s some of what I was listening to, cruising around Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Three 6 Mafia – Baby Mama

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Project Pat – You Know The Biss

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