Our friends at One Love Shanghai spoke with London-based production and DJ collaborative Stööki Sound ahead of their show at the STORM Electronic Music Festival pre-party this Saturday at Arkham. Read on to find out more about what you can expect to see this weekend.
Introduce yourselves! What is Stööki? Does Stööki go beyond sound?
We are DJ Lukey and Jelacee. Together we make up the London-based production and DJ unit Stööki Sound. Stööki is a movement that transcends through SOUND (music), VISION (fashion) and PLAY (art).
What is Stööki’s sound? Trap? Grime? UK Bass?
It’s a sound we are always evolving, it’s a collision of all the genres we like.
This is your first time to China. Any expectations? What is your favorite Chinese food?
I’ve wanted to visit China for a long time. I’ve got some friends from London in Shanghai at the moment and they love the city so I’m looking forward to them showing us around and for the One Love crew to take us to some spots too. I’m expecting the unexpected and looking forward to it.
Chinese Food – Roast Duck and Crispy Belly Pork on Rice is always a winner.
Shanghai is over-saturated with cheesy dice-rolling clubs where dance floors are scarce and champagne fireworks are blinding, but this Saturday you are playing in Shanghai’s renowned underground warehouse venue, Arkham. What can the Shanghai people expect from the show?
Underground venues suit our sound. We prefer intimate venues where we can interact with the crowd and create a crazy party vibe where everyone gets turnt up.
What is the craziest thing that has happened at one of your past shows?
The tornado-sized mosh pit at our Ukraine show was pretty crazy. The energy at that gig was amazing.
What is your favorite Turn Up track? What is your favorite “time for a nap” track?
Turn Up: Waka Flocka – Hard in the Paint / Turn Down – Debussy Claire De Lune
We love the Stööki jewelry line. Will you be bringing any Stööki jewelry to Shanghai ? Can you purchase some items at the show?
Thanks! Glad you like it, we will mos def be bringing some jewelry pieces from Stööki Legacy with us and some exclusive Stööki Sound T-Shirts too. They will be on sale at the show. Represent!
It’s happening at Arkham. Renowned for being China’s underground warehouse venue with room for 800+ on the dance floor, no champagne sparklers, no egos, just a bunch of turn-up and booty sweat.
Expect a massive night with a sexy mix up of Hip Hop, Trap, Grime, Future Bass, House, and everything else that makes your ears feel nice.
CAVIA (DMC Champion) x SELECTA TSUNANO
LOVE BANG Sound System
YETI B (Yeti In The basement)
Hosted MC by LUCE屌丝
Saturday September 20 // Doors open 22:00 // 100RMB entrance, 80RMB with Storm & 1LVSH WeChat scan // ARKHAM: 1 Wulumuqi Lu, Hengshan Lu [乌鲁木齐路1号，衡山路]
For more info, visit the event page here.