By Lukas Steinberg
It’s Weekendist time, and we’ve got a beefy package of fun stuff for you: Don’t miss New Jersey’s Italo DJ hero Mike Simonetti at Ding Dong Disco, and continue with the one year anniversary of “Night of the Rising Sun” later at Shiva. Saturday night is a bit overshadowed by the dark techno star of Sven Väth, but the fans of hip hop get a quality alternative with Madlib and Egon at the Shelter. And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
Ding Dong Disco: Mike Simonetti @ Ding Dong Disco KTV
Italian American DJ and producer Mike Simonetti leaves the Jersey Shore (where else could he be from?) to paint the town red tonight. His style is composed of danceable midtempo house beats that lack campy disco jives . Thankfully, that ubiquitious “this is the shit” pretentiousness found in other midtempo sets is absent here, too. Should be a good night. Support DJs: Razor, Santo Chino.
50RMB with RSVP, 80RMB door // 10pm // Ding Dong Disco KTV // 3/F, 370 Huashan Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu (华山路370号3楼, 近乌鲁木齐路)
Night of the Rising Sun: One Year Anniversary @ Shiva Lounge
A party named ‘Night of the Rising Sun’ basically calls for one place: Shiva Lounge, probably the most reliable late night spot in Shanghai. Nakazawa and Yoshinaga, the guys behind the Asian Vibes parties, celebrate one year of deep house and techno.
Free // 10pm // 47 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Lu (永福路47号, 近复兴路)
Bassment Compilation Release Party @ The Shelter
Need fresh supplies of minimalistic and deep bass waves? Get your ass over to the Shelter and grab Bassment’s new compilation CD at the door. SH Ultra, Steven Lorenz, Acid Pony, LLND and Minimal Entropy on the turntables.
40RMB incl. copy of the CD // Shelter // 10pm // No. 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu (永福路5号, 近复兴西路)
A Pleines Pages Charity Book Sale @ Interdit Creations
Charity organization A Pleines Mains holds a charity book sale this Saturday! Browse through thousands of recent novels, essays, biographies, thrillers, books for kids and teens, travel guides, business books, language learning methods and more – all for a good cause. There will be English and French books on sale, and the profit goes to projects such as Ying Shang, Bethel, Starfish orphanages and lepers from South China.
11am – 4pm // APP, Interdit Creations, House 3, Lane 162, Jiangsu Lu, near Wuding Xi Lu, (江苏路１６２弄３号, 市三女中对面), Metro Line 11 & 2 Station Jiangsu Lu Exit 8
Sven Väth @ M2
The German papa of techno music, Mr. Sven Väth is back in Shanghai. Definitely a musical highlight of the year. Expect state-of-the-art techno and electro, and a full house. And the usual annoyances such as tables, bad drinks and rude staff.
200RMB door // 10pm // M2 // Hong Kong Plaza South Tower, 4/F, 283 Huai Hai Zhong Lu, near Huangpi Nan Lu (香港广场, 淮海中路283号, 近黄陂南路)
Madlib & Egon @ The Shelter
West Coast hip hop and jazz chameleon Otis Jackson Jr. aka Madlib aka uncountable other pseudonyms gets ready to rumble in Shanghai. Big name hip hop entertainment has its price though.
160RMB // Shelter // 10pm // No. 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu (永福路5号, 近复兴西路)
Free Live Music @ Live Bar
Free monthly Sunday afternoon concert, this time with:
the Riot Experience
Don’t expect it to be a peaceful, quiet afternoon. Just saying.
Free // 2pm // Live Bar // 800 Guoshun Dong Lu, near Shuangyang Lu (国顺东路800号 近双阳路)
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