WHAT’S GOOD IN SHANGHAI THIS WEEKEND? Aug 9th – 11th 周末有啥好的?

WHAT’S REALLY GOOD IN SHANGHAI THIS WEEKEND???

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Ok let’s keep this really short and simple, but before we get into anything coming up, peep this insane live recording from the VOID six-year anniversary at The Shelter last Saturday. Sadly I didn’t make it but apparently this was one of the biggest Shelter nights in a long, long time. Alright here you go, an hour of raw old-school techno by Shanghai Ultra. No EDM in here mate.

Love live recordings from sweatbox clubs. Moving into the future, here’s what’s good this weekend.

FRIDAY NIGHT

HIP HOP – You already know, Hip Hop Hijack at The Geisha is the spot to be on Fridays for all that Rick Ross, Jay-Z, Tyga, etc. Plus they’re joined by my right-hand man DJ Caution this month. The Geisha probably hates me but I love this night. Not mad.

ELECTRONIC – Yrs truly playing at Lune with special guest DJ from Spain Lupen Crokan. When I hear the name Lupen I can’t help but think of Lupin III, the infamous manga/anime thief. Kinda wish that Lupin III was DJing at Lune, but we still get this dude from Barcelona. Peep the recording from his set at Dada Beijing last weekend. It’s free entry all night at 218 Xinle Lu, right by 88.

WTF – Really curious about this “secret rave,” its borderline racist flyer, and not-secret-at-all location in Xuhui. But hey, I’m all for outdoor events so whatever. “Rave” and “secret” are the newest entries to the Shanghai doublespeak dictionary.

SATURDAY

POOL PARTY – Yep, Love Bang Pool Party #3 with Baijiu Robot, AKA Mau Mau x yrs truly, Choyce Kutz, and DJ Caution. Weather forecast says 104 degrees! Don’t worry we’ve got an indoor area with AC too if you need to chill for a bit. Remember it’s only 80RMB before noon.

TICT JAM – Another secret party! God damn. This one starts at 3PM and it’s somewhere secret. Address released at 10PM tonight. These dudes always pull off high quality events, and i’m gonna try to stop by this one at some point.

THE HOMIE SAL GETTING MARRIED – Hey you probably know Sal, aka DJ Skinny Brown from Popasuda. He’s one of my good friends in Shanghai and he’s getting married tmmr night. If you know dude, give him a call and see what’s up with the wedding or just give him some congratulations. I’ve never seen a mixed Indian/Chinese kid but with this couple it’s bound to be beautiful.

STORYTELLING – Alright I don’t know much about this but I support storytelling and 390 Bar. Plus I like the name Mama Gushi. Sounds like a good start to a Saturday night. Here’s what the organizer said on Reddit: “Join us for another evening of hilarious, inspiring and true stories as our storytellers share their intimate life experiences with our audience! Our all-star line up of the best raconteurs in Shanghai is coming together to share their stories of intoxication.” Starts at 8PM sharp at 390 Panyu Lu with 2-for-1 drinks.

HOUSE MUSIC – Ok you’ve got two great choices, both on Xingfu Lu. One is a night by my old friend Mau Mau’s new crew Yo! Banfa over at Dada, and then right down the street we’ve got the UK squad Push And Pull at Logo. Expect bass house a la Dirtybird Records at Dada and more UK Gar-age and Jackin’ down at Logo.

SOME OTHER SHIT – This Gothic Shanghai Victorian Night Picnic sounds amazing. I may just leave the pool party to go peep this down the street in Xujiahui Park.

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HIP HOP – Ok it’s not exactly hip hop but pretty close. Nosaj Thing at Arkham – fucking great booking. I saw dude play at Logo like four years ago before he really blew up, and it’s still one of the best electronic shows I’ve ever seen. Classic tune right here.

And this one he produced for Chance The Rapper

Alright that’s all. Maybe Sunday you can check out Monsters University if it’s made its way through the two month censorship process yet. See you in the pool.

Love Bang Pool Party #2 – The Life Aquatic

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The first pool party was so good we gotta do it again on Saturday, in Xujiahui. And we can finally disclose the location:

Wending Lu near Hongqiao Lu. look for the golden gate, enter the apartment community, and look for the sounds or listen for the music. Or just ask a friendly uncle “叔叔请问一下,游泳池在哪里?”

You can walk there in five minutes from the Xujiahui metro station, that’s lines one and nine.

Really proper DJ lineup this time. Expecting to get turnt up. Here’s the press blurb…

“This Saturday from 11:30AM till 8:30PM it’s round two of the Love Bang Pool Party, The Life Aquatic! If Wes Anderson made a 90s rap video, it might look like this… We’ve got an outdoor pool with waterfalls, five DJs playing hip hop, reggae, dancehall, and deep house, affordable food and drink, manicures, massages, and a location right in the city center: Wending Lu near Hongqiao Lu (文定路红桥路). Please RSVP to holler@lovebanguniverse.com to guarantee a spot. Tickets= 150RMB per person, including free entry to afterparty at The Geisha all night. ”

 

New Mix by DJ Caution – Love Bang Cassette coming on Saturday

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Big thanks to everyone who came out to the website launch on Friday! Good vibe as always and lots of new heads.

Feeling so hot you can’t think straight? We have just the summer mix for that.

We’re trying Love Bang in a new space this Saturday so we’re dropping a brand new mix on cassette. It’s way different from what we play in the club but music we love nonetheless. Here’s Side A by DJ Caution – full download and tracklist coming on Sunday, but you can buy the cassette at our show at 390 on Saturday.

Yep, a cassette, like that Aerosmith “Get a Grip” or GnR “Appetite For Destruction” you probably used to have. This one’s put out by the good folk at Uptown Record Store, your only stop for EPs, LPs, vintage gear, and more in Shanghai, right on Pingwu Lu near Xingfu Lu.

 

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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WHAT’S GOOD IN SHANGHAI THIS WEEKEND // 周末有啥好的?

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SOME PEOPLE HAVE PROBLEMS WITH DRUGS, GAMBLING, AND ALCOHOL.

I ALSO HAVE PROBLEMS WITH STUFFED ANIMAL/CIGARETTE GRAB MACHINES. I SPENT 63RMB ($10) IN THE LAST WEEK AND GOT A TURTLE AND A PACK OF LION CIGARETTES. I ASKED MANY BBQ COOK IN HANGZHOU ABOUT LION BRAND, BUT NO ONE KNOW THAT. MUST BE VERY EXPENSIVE. LIFE HAS UPS AND DOWNS, THIS IS A SERIOUS UP.

OMG PHOTOSHOP HAS A “TRAP” FUNCTION.

SO I’M AT THE ARCADE ALL WEEKEND TIPPING THE GRAB MACHINES, PLAYING TEKKEN, DRINKING NONGFU SHAN, WATCHING PEOPLE WITH FISHING-GAME PROBLEMS. 10RMB LASTS A LONG TIME AT THE ARCADE.

LOTS ELSE ON. HERE’S THE TOP FIVE:

1. FRIDAY @ KTV DISCO – MOST BARS IN SHANGHAI DEPEND ON THE PROMOTERS, SO GOT DIFFERENT VIBE EVERY NIGHT. NOT KTV DISCO. I TRIED TO BOOK IT THEY SAID NO WE DOING OUR OWN THANG, DON’T WANT DJS WHO PLAY IN SHANGHAI. “ALL IMPORTED.” THAS COOL, U GO GIRL. YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOU GET AT THIS VENUE, AND THAT’S SOLID, SOMETIMES BORING DISCO, HOUSE, AND COKE MUSIC. TONIGHT IS A DISCO GUY FROM A LABEL CALLED GOLF CHANNEL. THAT’S @ 3/F, 370 HUASHAN LU, near WULUMUQI LU AND WILL COST YOU ONE RED BILL.

2. FRIDAY @ GEISHA – HIP HOP HIJACK. IF YOU WANNA HEAR THAT NEW TYGA, RICK ROSS, CHIEF KEEF GO HERE. GUEST IS SOME GUY THAT’S GOOD AT DJING HIP HOP.  ALSO GOT A BATHTUB ON THE DANCE FLOOR. THAT’S WACKY. ALSO ONE RED BILL AND ON THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF FUXING AND SHANXI NAN LU.

3. FRIDAY @ YUYINTANG – ITALIAN PEOPLE PLAYING ELECTROROCK  PLUS THE NEW BAND ASTROFUCK. MAYBE FRIEND OR FOE ARE PLAYING TOO, AND SOME OTHER BAND. SO, FOUR ROCK BANDS AND A NICE PARK FOR 50RMB. NORTHWEST CORNER OF KAIXUAN LU AND YAN’AN LU.

4. SATURDAY @ SO COOL DOCKS – BBQ COOKOFF. MY FRIEND JUST CALLED SAID TMMR GOT BBQ ON THE SOUTH BUND. PUT ON BY BUBBA’S. BUBBA SOUNDS LIKE SOMEONE WHO KNOWS BBQ. WAY MORE THAN RON OR HEROLD. IT’S 100RMB FOR UNLIMITED BBQ AND THERE’S PROBABLY SOME NOT ITALIAN PEOPLE PLAYING LIVE MUSIC.

5. ANDY WARHOL EXHIBIT @ ??? BUT THAT’S COOL.

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I GOT EXCITED ABOUT EVENT CALLED “GLAMOUR BAR PRESENTS RANGOON THEN AND NOW” BUT TURNS OUT IT’S ABOUT SOME COUNTRY AND NOT CRAB RANGOONS.

I’LL BE AT THE ARCADE WINNING SHIT SMOKING RARE LION CIGS AND LISTENING TO THIS:

PINCH – SWISH

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