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.

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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 Fall/Winter 2014 Parties

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Hey do you like PARTIES and BIG FUN? Well the Love Bang gang is about to dump an ice bucket of good times on that ass all fall and winter long. Mark these dates in your calenders, kids: Sept 30 (public holiday party) November 28, and December 27 @ Dada Bar Shanghai.

You can also catch LOVE BANG SOUNDSYSTEM spinning at some pool parties at the Pudong Shangri-La on August 31 and Sept 7. We play some houz musicz over there.

More dates coming soon. Here’s a deep Detroit track we’ve been bumping a lot lately. Not super new but damn if it ain’t nice.

Omar S – Romancing The Stone

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And one more on a similar tip…

Seaside Houz Boyz – Deephouz Yall

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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.

 

Love Bang Heartbeats 2 Mix by DJ Caution

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Love Bang had to drop a dope tape for Valentine’s Day. Here it is – forty minutes of 80s boogie, sleaze, and synth-pop in the first half then icy R&B // lovestep vibes in the second half. Even Mike Tyson shows up to talk about sex for a minute. Selected and mixed by DJ Caution.

This tape was too sexy for Soundcloud this so we just threw it up on Zippyshare. Click the orange “Download Now” button to grab it. Here’s the link.

Tracklist coming soon. You can catch DJ Caution at Love Bang Presents: TRU LUX @ CA Club in Xintiandi next Thursday.

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