The boys from Shanghai favourite Round Eye are putting on an extra special Star Wars spectacular at Yuyintang. Basically it's geek heaven - if you're a geek that likes music and Star Wars... actually that just sounds like everyone. Six bands will do battle dressed in Star Wars costumes - ... Read more »

Monthly Mash - Promising new act furthers career with Shanghai cancellation

In an already meteoric rise to the top of the pop world’s esteem, up-and-coming ethereal folk-punk act Ceramic Sea Turtles have cancelled their upcoming Shanghai tour stop. “It really is an honour to be invited to a show in Shanghai, so that we could go on to cancel it, ... Read more »

Like dancing? And food? And giving to charity? This is your lucky day.

HEALING HEARTS BALL DANCE COMPETITION Tickets available at 247tickets! Healing Hearts Ball Dancing Competition is an event designed to establish an amateur classical ball dancing cultural environment in Shanghai, China. It is going to be held at the new and elegant West Jing’an Shangri-La Grand Ballroom on the 4th ... Read more »

Incoming: Jozef K

Jozef K plays Arkham this Saturday in what's set to be a brilliant night. They also have Calculon (shoot Records, USA) on the bill. Two international DJ's on the bill for just 60rmb. doesn't happen often! Q: This is your first time playing in China right? You've got gigs in ... Read more »

What's Going On Chart!

Another weekend of big gigs and even bigger DJ bookings is upon us! Here's our run down of the best of the best... At three... Roundeye return from their US odessey with a gig at Xingfu Lu dive LoGO. At two... Dicky Trisco and Pete Herbert team up as part ... Read more »

The Psyders - Introducing...

Mizuzu, of Banana Monkey fame, unleashes the debut EP from his latest project The Psyders! "Surf Rock in Shanghai is Cool". That it is, that it is... Introducing the Psyders by The Psyders ... Read more »

What's Going On... Chart!

It's been a little while since the long-running and much loved What's Going On podcast last brought a sense of worth to your week - we feel your pain! So in a vain attempt fill that collosal void, he's a weekly WGO chart of the top music happening in Shanghai ... Read more »

JZ Festival Primer #1 - Bootsy Collins & The Funk U-nity Band

Another stella line-up for the JZ Festival this year includes a double dose of the legendary Boosty Collins and his 'Funk U-nity Band' playing both Saturday and Sunday. The Legendary funk bass guitarist and composer, member of Parliament and long time collaborator with George Clinton has had a colorful life ... Read more »

Tzusing - ISMS (TNXILS) MV

And here it is! Yep, it's a weird un... Listen to a track from the Shanghai-based producer’s forthcoming A Name Out of Place Pt.1 EP. The appearance of a new name on L.I.E.S. is always something to peak our interest, mainly because Ron Morelli’s ... Read more »

Tzu Sing L.I.E.S Podcast

Having recetly hosted the L.I.E.S crew at his Stockholm Syndrome night, Tzu Sing has obviously made a good impression as his first release on the label is imminent. In preparation he's put together this fine mix: "Our man Tzusing comes from the depths of the East and ... Read more »

Jigsaw - Work it out!

Fresh from his debut at the Burning Man Festival, UK DJ Jigsaw returns to play Minimalist at DADA this weekend. We caught up for a few minutes just as he was out the door... This is your 3rd time playing in China right? How do u like it, how do ... Read more »

V/O/I/D presents Polar Inertia (Fr)

This Saturday One of the biggest up-and-coming names in techno, Polar Inertia, bring their shocking science-fiction hypnotic sound to VOID at The Shelter. A dark and mysterious outfit hailing from Paris, their music combines dancefloor rocking music with confusing and deeply disturbing spoken word messages as the narrator depicts an ... Read more »

The Shelter - September Highlights

Things are back in full swing this month, and as the weather cools down, the nights hot up with more big bookings in place this month... 16.30 hs - 18 AGO RS 2013 - Naoki Ienaga - Dub Store Special (Japan) by Radio Rototom Sunsplash on Mixcloud Saturday 6th ... Read more »

Unreleased: Hamacide & Caliph 8

Coming up in Atlanta, Hamacide's production skills garnered much respect from all over the world, leadinging notably to an early collab with Tru Thought's Prefude 73. Moving to Shanghai in 2010 he fitted right in, going on to form SLV with fellow newcomer Downstate. Caliph 8 is wellknown to those ... Read more »

Footprint Sessions Return

This coming Friday Footprint Sessions return with the first in a series of big gigs at their spirtitual home, Arkham. First up it's German based DJ Agent!, whose released on labels such as Cocoon, Desolat, Moon Harbour, Brise and Soul Box. Presale 50 RMB 247 Tickets ... Read more »

The Psyders - 7'' EP

Currently on tour in Japan with fellow Shanghai surf/garage/mod/rock & roll band, Banana Monkey, he's the latest from The Psyders... Miss Fur by Banana Monkey ... Read more »

Blaise Deville - Outlook Festival Warm-Up Mix

The SVBKLT family have been representing China at the Outlook Festival for a couple of years now, also throwing preparties with participating artists at their HQ, The Shelter, in the run up to the event itself. Here old hand Blaise Deville drops an excellent mix peppered with the wares of ... Read more »

Downstate - Kongkretebass Podcast

Something for the weekend... SBVKLT artist Downstate - one half of SLV along with Shanghai exile Hamacide - has recorded this fine mix for Honkers bass music collective, Kongcretebass. Downstate says: ‘This mix is basically the sort of set I’ve been playing at The Shelter this last year or ... Read more »

Running Red lights - For English Fuck You - Album Review

What are the essential characteristics of punk rock and does the Shanghai duo Running Red Lights have them? Let’s see… 1/ Stripped down instrumentation…..well here we have...One heavily distorted Guitar, drums and Vocals, Check! 2/ Short song lengths….well 10 of the 12 songs fall between 50 ... Read more »

V/O/I/D - 7 Years Headstrong

Time flies when you're having fun! The history of the VOID kru goes way back, when hipsters were yet to be invented and Yongkang Lu was still merely a glint in in a savvy Frenchman's eye. They've brought legends from Detroit, the most cutting edge producers and DJs from Berlin ... Read more »