By Lukas Steinberg
Last weekend was a bit of a bust as the reopening of Logo was postponed on short notice, but this weekend promises to make up for it! Free night of house evergreens at LUNE, hip hop star DJ Cut Killer at Virgo, and Berlin’s Camea at LOLA. On Saturday, Virgo continues its city-themed nights, with Manchester as the music city of the world, and they’re providing free shuttle buses! Alternatively, Arkham has both Breakbot and Irfane performing. On Sunday we suggest you go see the new James Bond movie, which has finally been released here. If all that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
Zoo @ LUNE
House party vibes from early hours brought to you by guest DJs Sebylon & Nina S. and LUNE residents Ben Thriller and Duck & Donkey. Expect an uplifting selection of party bombs and forgotten gems: Grooves to Indy classics, contemporary Electronica, Balkan pop, Disco 3000 and future bangers. On top of that, ZOO & Friends, a design hub for Chinese artists and graphic designers showcase new artworks and limited edition t-shirts.
Free // 9pm // Lune // 4F, No. 218 Xinle Lu, cross Donghu Lu (新乐路218号, 东湖路路口)
Cut Killer @ Virgo
French hip hop star DJ Cut Killer is on his Asia tour, with parties in Thailand, HK and Shanghai. This time, Virgo is the party host for Shanghai.
100RMB presale, 200RMB door // 10pm // Virgo // Laomatou Bldg 11, 505 Zhongshan Nan Lu, near Fuxing Dong Lu (老码头, 中山南路505号11栋, 近复兴东路)
Camea @ LOLA
Lady Camea takes over the turntables at Lola to treat you with her blend of American and German deep house and techno. Camea came to fame in the clubs of Seattle and NYC before she moved over to Berlin. Camea’s affiliated to Soma and BPitch Control, and you get a generous free serving of her DJing skills here. Support by DJ Teasy.
50RMB // 10pm // 570 Yongjia Lu, Bldg. 4, near Yueyang Lu (永嘉路570号4号楼, 近岳阳路)
Little Italy 3rd Anniversary @ Bar Rouge
The Italian-flavoured parties have become a staple at Bund nightlife icon Bar Rouge. If you send an email with your name to [email protected], you get in for free until midnight, Italo-disco hits on rotation guaranteed.
100RMB (Free with RSVP) // 9:30pm // Bar Rouge // 7/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong Lu (中山东一路18号7楼, 近南京东路)
GO: Manchester @ Virgo
Virgo continue with their city-themed party series, which kicked off with a Detroit party one month ago. This time we see a take on Manchester (and probably on other UK cities as well), with a potpourri of punk (Buzzcocks), dance pop of the 90’s ecstasy fuelled ‘Madchester’ scene including tracks from The Happy Mondays, Joy Division, The Stone Roses, Oasis, The Chemical Brothers and… Take That? No shit. Let’s hope the DJ gets the transition from ‘Saturate’ to ‘Back for Good’ right. Virgo is also offering free shuttle buses, which is really nice since the Cool Docks aren’t around the corner for most people:
10.30PM – Hengshan Lu Metro Station (Line 1) Exit 1
11.15PM – JING’AN TEMPLE – Next to Paramount Club – Jing’an Temple Metro (Line 2, 7) Exit 1
00:15am – Hengshan Lu Metro Station (Line 1) Exit 1
00:45am – JING’AN TEMPLE – Next to Paramount Club – Jing’an Temple Metro (Line 2, 7) Exit 1
01:45am – Hengshan Lu Metro Station (Line 1) Exit 1
Free // 10pm // Virgo // Laomatou Bldg 11, 505 Zhongshan Nan Lu, near Fuxing Dong Lu (老码头, 中山南路505号11栋, 近复兴东路)
Breakbot + Irfane @ Arkham
French DJ and producer Breakbot landed a hit with ‘Baby I’m Yours – the accompanying music video perfectly demonstrates his graphic arts background. His sound: Bright and funky, like his videos. Irfane from Ed Banger joins the party, for a night of dance and house music.
100RMB presale, 150RMB door // 10pm // Arkham // 1 Wulumuqi Road, near Hengshan Road (乌鲁木齐路1号, 近衡山路)
Cinema News: 007 Skyfall @ Movie Theaters
Hooray, the lackluster selection of foreign movies in Chinese cinemas gets fresh supply with another big blockbuster. Daniel Craig’s hat trick as James Bond is not only considered to be his best achievement in the role of the most famous MI6 agent, but one of the best 007 flicks of all times. We are sure MGM was delighted to hear that the release in China had been set months behind the international release by higher forces, allowing the domestic fake dvd shops plenty of time to spread bootlegs among everybody who wanted to see the film. But we are still looking forward to see the new 007 on the big screen. Get your vodka martinis ready!
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