Electrolist, by Shanghai Ultra of the VOID crew, gives the lowdown on the Shanghai electronic music scene each week, with picks, tips, news, and other rumors.
Thanks to the Phreaktion Crew, Roni Size and his sidekick Dynamite MC packed a white-hot Shelter last weekend. Electrolist couldn’t make it due to a football-related incident, so we asked the first person we could find who did.
City raver Orlando Crowcroft, from the UK Channel Island of Jersey, said “The Shelter was heaving, busier than I’ve ever seen it. The first half an hour was good but then he was mixing in all these indie tracks… I like my DnB (drum and bass) heavy… dare I say, it was a bit commercial, he looked like he was going through the motions.”
He added however, “It was a crazy night, a great atmosphere and some good tunes for sure. Everyone in the place was moving, and he definitely had the crowd going, even if, personally, I wasn’t convinced. Shelter should get Pendulum over – now that would be a DnB gig.”
Indeed. So what’s up this weekend? Standing on our green camouflaged observation tower in Xujiahui and peering through our electronic music binoculars reveals some interesting infra-red targets. Playing live tonight at Shelter is Doshy, courtesy of Antidote and Subculture. It’s hard to describe his sound, but anything full of ZX Spectrum video-game type bleeps and zaps sounds good to Electrolist. Check out his music for yourself – its fresh out of Berlin and in the dubstep/chiptune vein.
Canadian DJ Andreas Franco is a name you may have heard of. He’s thrown a number of tech-house type parties over the last couple of years, best known of which is his Minimal Therapy series of events. Something of a musical chameleon, Andreas is now championing a new night called Temple of House this Saturday, for those “fed up with minimal,” according to the promotional blurb. Trends flow fast through the stylistic spectrum in this town.
It’s at yet another new club, this one called Vogue, and its in Xiantiandi – a handy spot, as there are plenty of benches around there to pass out on under the stars after a heavy night’s partying.
Also on Saturday, Magic Garden are beaming a ray of psy-trance at G-plus. These guys have been at it for a long time and have build up a dedicated following, are veterans of the old DKD, and are ahead of the game when it comes to visuals. If you like some colourful eye-candy whilst getting on down, skip merrily along to the rainbows end to a Magic Garden of toadstools, gnomes, mushrooms and sensory exhilaration.
That’s the pick of what’s what this week. Coming up in our next outburst, Electrolist’s own ultra-violet crew VOID continue their quest for Shanghai domination as they gaze through the prism with “Spectrum” on November 28, the same night their nemisis, trance DJ / cheerleader Armin Van Burren is in town.
TONIGHT: Antidote & Subculture present Doshy @ The Shelter, No. 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu 永福路5号，近复兴西路. 10pm-late, tickets 20RMB on the door.
SATURDAY: Magic Garden’s “Trancending” at Club GPlus, 5/F, South Block Plaza, Lane 123 Xingye Lu, 新天地南里广场5楼, 兴业路123 弄. Free entry.
SATURDAY: Temple Of House @ Vogue, 159 Madang Lu 马当路159号. Entrance 100 rmb, includes two drinks.