The musical focus of this week’s sound is the arrival of deep house beats with a tornado sized twist of classic disco, produced by LeSale and coming to KTV this Friday. Set in the grungy half-way-renovated-but-more-half-way-house KTV, Ding Dong Disco will be faced with a tall order to have their followers’ future expectations undone.
Background and credentials
This Austrian based French DJ draws no success from well-connected or rich family members, rather from his extensive and unrelenting interest in all the historically important musical genres. He finally settled with a unique sound which pays homage to disco music. LeSale has been getting thumbs ups and high fives from the likes of The Magician, Leo Xero, Martin Brodin, Bicep, Rocco Raimundo and many more.
Pretentious description of their “sound”
Like the ultimate robot dance music.
So that somebody somewhere with robotic dancing talent has an opportunity to team up with others of the same ilk to flash mob the shit out of that KTV and make YouTube history.
A Bu Piano Sessions @ Unico
Free entry // 21:00-late // Unico: Three on the Bund, 2/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu (中山东一路3号外滩三号2楼, 近广东路) // Watch 13-year old musical prodigy, A Bu play classical and jazz piano. Prepare to feel woefully inadequate.
Ding Dong Disco presents LeSale @ KTV
100RMB after midnight, free before midnight (w/RSVP: [email protected]) // 23:00-late // 3/F, 370 Huashan Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu (华山路370号3楼, 近乌鲁木齐路) // With support from Razor and Santo Chino
Remain @ Lola
50RMB // 22:00-06:00 // Lola: Surpass Court, Bldg 4, 570 Yongjia Lu, near Yueyang Lu (近岳阳路,永嘉路570号4号楼) // Co-founder of Parisian label Meant Records, this is going to be a night of French techno music, like a lifeless pulse. With support from Teasy and Frank Costello.
The Lost Garden @ Mercedes benz arena
280-1180RMB // 20:00 June 8, 15:00/20:00 June 9 // Mercedes-Benz Arena: 1200 EXPO Avenue, Pudong (世博大道1200号, 浦东) // An adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s short story, ‘The Selfish Giant’ by Korean director and musician June Young Soh. The story is about the relationship between an angry giant and a group of children, exploring the use and abuse of power, relationships between the old and the new, tradition and new ideas. The production’s been under development for five years and brings together the talents of 266 people from 26 countries. The production moves to Tokyo, Bangkok and then Seoul after the Shanghai premier. Suitable for adults and children, Chinese and foreign.
Amirali @ Lola
50RMB // Lola: Surpass Court, Bldg 4, 570 Yongjia Lu, near Yueyang Lu (近岳阳路,永嘉路570号4号楼) // Techno house beats from the artist responsible for Crosstown Records LP, “In Time”.
DOT Records: DJ Oxia @ Arkham
100RMB on-the-door, 80RMB pre-sale // 22:00-03:00 // Arkham: 1 Wulumuqi Nan Lu, near Hengshan Lu ( 徐汇区，乌鲁木齐南路1号,近衡山路) // French electro artist, Oxia returns to Shanghai following the 2012 release of his new album, Tides of Mind. With support from Elvis.T.
Theo Berndt @ Yuyintang
60RMB on-the-door, 50RMB pre-sale // 21:00-23:30 // 3/F, 370 Huashan Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu (华山路370号3楼, 近乌鲁木齐路) // A Swedish indie-pop-rock band supported by Duck Fight Goose. They like their synths, airy back-up vocals and the occasional messy echo.
Yo Gee Ti @ Yihai Theatre (Shanghai Art Theatre)
80RMB-480RMB // 19:30 – 21:30 // RSVP, 62490686, 62492358 // 466 Jiangning Lu, by Kangding Lu (江宁路466号, 近康定路) // French choreographer teams Hip Hop with contemporary dance. A Festival Croisements event