By Lukas Steinberg
It’s Friday the 14th, a lucky day to start a weekend of blasts before the Christmas gluttony takes over! Mook and Arkham duel over who’s got the bigger party tonight, but thankfully you can let your musical taste decide: Arkham hosts Caspa (dubstep), while Mook caters for the techno fans with Dubfire. On Saturday, you may wanna check the Art on the Bund Tour, which allows you to visit 6 galleries in Bund proximity in just one run. Later that day, Shelter opens it’s mouldy doors to welcome Leisure System Berlin’s Objekt and Puzzle. And last but not least, Sunday night is the night of jam sessions, so drop by 390 or Sugar for some drinks and live entertainment. And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
CASPA + Dynamite MC @ Arkham
It’s getting bass-tastic. Brit dubstep producer Caspa is one of the key players in the scene, having remixed for a long list of artists, including Deadmau5, Swedish House Mafia, Depeche Mode and Neil Davidge. When unleashed on live decks, that guy is pure nitroglycerin for the dancefloor – intense, driving beats guaranteed. Even if you don’t consider yourself a fan of dubstep – he’s got what it takes.
100RMB pre-sale, 160RMB door // 10pm // Arkham // 1 Wulumuqi Road, near Hengshan Road (乌鲁木齐路1号, 近衡山路)
DUBFIRE @ Mook
Progressve and techno DJ Dubfire plays a one-man show at Mook this Friday. In case you cannot recall who that is, he used to be part of the duo Deep Dish, and most likely you know at least their very famous “Say Hello” even if you’re not aware of it. Anyway, for the time being Mr. Shirazinia aka Dubfire walks on solo paths, and he’s sharpened his knives (good). Promising to be a great night with awesome music, if there’s still any space to breathe and move…
180RMB pre-sale, 200RMB door // 9pm // Mook // 5-6/F, 758 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Fenyang Lu (南京西路758号5-6楼, 近凤阳路)
Art on the Bund Tour
The Art on the Bund tour features visits of exhibitions of the following galleries:
1. Shanghai Gallery of Art
2. Studio Rouge
3. Pearl Lam Galleries
4. Around Space Gallery
5. Rockbund Art Museum
6. Art + Shanghai Gallery
That’s a lot of museum in just one afternoon, so make sure you’re well prepared and fueled. If you’re interested, please send an email for more information and RSVP.
2:30pm // RSVP required! // Starts at Shanghai Gallery of Art
Sub-Culture X Leisure System feat OBJEKT & PUZZLE @ The Shelter
Leisure System is one of the most popular and praised club nights in Berlin, with frequent parties at Berghain, one of the most amazing clubs in the world and previously ranked #1 in the DJ Mag. They’re bringing us Objekt and PuzzleExpect freaky, funky electronic dance music with bass and breaks, but not the rough Berghain signature minimal techno.
60RMB // 10pm // No. 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu (永福路5号, 近复兴西路)
Love Bang #23 @ DADA
It’s Love Bang time again at DADA to supply all the fans of hip hop, DnB and dubstep with a good dose of danceable sounds. DJ Caution, Eshin and MC Onecon will ensure your well-being.
Free // 9pm // Dada // No. 115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu (幸福路115号, 近法华镇路)
Jam Nights @ 390 and Sugar
No matter whether you wanna participate in the musical free-for-all or just watch others do their thing, you have two choices on Sunday night. A good opportunity to meet up with other artists or just to enjoy a few drinks and listen to live music before the weekend comes to an end.
Free // 9pm (Sugar) // 9:30pm (390 Shanghai)
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