Electrolist, hosted by Shanghai Ultra of the infamous VOID crew, gives the lowdown on the Shanghai Electronic music scene each week, with picks, tips, news, and other rumors.
Electrolist is currently casting its beady eye at several juicy targets on both the long and short range Shanghai electronic music radar. But before we go on to talk musical legends, the Brown Nylon Suit boys are throwing down a night of “UK Mischief” tonight at Not Me. British sounds all night long – Wednesday night is alright for fighting.
For the title of most exciting offering this week: It’s a toss up between Clive Chin and Roni Size.
Although not really an electronic artist, Clive Chin, the legendary Chinese-Jamacian reggae producer, has influenced many in the church of electronica. He plays Shelter courtesy of Uprooted Sunshine on Saturday, plus he’s bobbing about a few other places doing this and that, as we told you the other day. We’re also fortunate enough to have a personal invite to see him talk music production techniques at a closed session tomorrow at The Factory.
Music fans really are spoiled this weekend though, as Roni Size touches down at The Shelter on Friday. Not much need to say anything about this guy – hes a huge name who transcends Drum & Bass and has left his mark on electronic music as a whole. Ticket prices don’t come cheap for this one; Roni will cost you 80rmb – but that is still not bad at all compared to how much you’d pay to watch him in the UK. Size and Chin are both huge acts and the fact they are both in Shanghai on the same time speaks volumes for the scene as a whole here.
On the long range radar is Richie Hawtin who will be at Mao Livehouse on December 3. More on him nearer the time, but the eye-watering 200 rmb on the door and 120rmb advance ticket prices are steep for a Thursday night.
TONIGHT: Brown Nylon Suit – “Hideout” @ Not Me, 21 Dongping Lu, 东平路21号近衡山路. Free entry.
FRIDAY: Sweatshop presents Roni Size & Dynamic MC @ The Shelter, No. 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu 永福路5号，近复兴西路. 10pm-late, tickets 80RMB on the door.
SATURDAY: Uprooted Sunshine presents Clive Chin also @ Shelter. 10pm-late, tickets 50RMB on the door.