Shanghai Dubstep from Steven Lorenz

Deep Dubstep right here from Steven Lorenz, the young Frenchman who’s never lived in France.

I first met Steven in 2009, when he was just 16 or 17 years old but already managing a club in Redtown called WTF, which later became the original Mao Livehouse. Back then he played almost exclusively electrohouse and minimal techno, but he’s since moved on to become the foremost dubstep producer in the city*

*to be fair, there’s not many others in Shanghai (or China really) producing dubstep‚Ķmaybe not any, but Steven’s tracks are still really dope and I bet he’ll get released on some solid labels over the next few years.

Of course, dubstep, like house and rock, has fragmented into many subgenres, but Steven’s strain is of the original variety. Music for dem with they hoodie up and head down in a dark room with guns in the air. Think Viviek, early Skream, Deep Medi / DMZ, Distance…

As a DJ, dude mixes strictly on CD and occasionally vinyl. He’s technically much better than me and most other DJs in Shanghai, and he always gets really into his set, sometimes looking possessed while he’s mixing.

He’s also a man of integrity. Originally hired on as the stage manager for the MIDI electronic music festival, he quit because he simply wasn’t feeling it. He DJs almost exclusively at Sub-Culture parties and warms up for artists like Kode9, Tes La Rock, The Bug, and Desto.

Enjoy this track he just gave away for free, and stay tuned for more.