Or where we’re going after we’ve seen Hedgehog live that is. As Shanghaiist told you yesterday, one of Beijing’s best bands will be hitting Yu Yin Tang tonight as part of their China tour and they are well worth checking out (not least for a chance to see possibly the world’s smallest drummer, Atom, who also used to be in Hang on the Box). Not only that, but Hedgehog will be supported by one of Shanghai’s finest bands, Hardqueen.
Anyway, we digress. After all the fun down at YYT, we’ll be going underground over at The Shelter where The Antidote crew will be joined by one of China’s leading DJs/producers — Meng Qi. This Shanghaiist doesn’t normally dig drum ‘n’ bass much but Meng Qi is a cut above your average, blending his beats with traditional Chinese music (we suggest you check out ‘China Vibe’, if you can track it down, for a good example of this) and fashioning his own instruments. We’re told to expect a more drum ‘n’ bass slant to his live set but reckon it could still be worth heading over to Shelter for. To whet your appetite, you can have yourself a listen over on his MySpace page.
Supporting Meng Qi, minimal techno DJ MHP will be playing a bunch of his new material, while Shanghai’s very own B6, Fish, Why, and Wolf Candy from The Antidote gang complete the line-up.
The Shelter: 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu; 永福路5号，近复兴西路