WOOD & WIRES AFTERHOURS: KINGDOM

Published October 30, 2013 by subcultureshanghai

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This Saturday, Sub-Culture are collaborating with Split Works and presenting the after hours party at the Guiness Wood & Wires Festival. We are really excited about the line up we have put together and every day this week we will give a short intro to an artist who will play on the night. Today – Kingdom!

Los Angeles-based DJ / producer Kingdom rose to public acclaim with his debut single “Mind Reader” (released on Fool’s Gold in early 2010), a collaboration with big-voiced NYC diva Shyvonne. But even before “Mind Reader,” Kingdom had been deeply involved in Bok Bok & Lvis-1990′s London-based Night Slugs collective, having had his European debut at their second-ever club night. It was his mixtapes that first alerted Night Slugs’ attention. His debut 2006 mixtape fused grime, crunk, US club, and house with his unique adaptations of R&B vocals. On his debut Night Slugs EP That Mystic, Kingdom delivered five tracks that reference many of the aforementioned genres, but also possess a completely individual, otherworldly gleam.

Recently Kingdom has built considerable influence with both his own discography and output from his groundbreaking label *Fade to Mind*. His first Fade to Mind EP: “Vertical XL”, has been praised as one of the most significant releases of the year, receiving glowing reviews by Pitchfork and Resident Advisor. The EP also features artwork from Shanghai’s Kim Laughton, who will be providing visuals at the afterhours session!

 

Saturday 2nd November

Guiness Wood & Wires Festival Afterhours – presented by Sub-Culture & Split Works

10.30pm till late – tickets 80rmb on the door

@ QSW Culture Center No. 179 Yichang Road near Jiangning Road

Wood & Wires Afterhours: Emika

Published October 29, 2013 by subcultureshanghai

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This Saturday night, Sub-Culture are joining forces with Split Works to present the afterhours party for the Guiness Wood & Wires Festival. The line up is possibly the best an electronic stage that a Shanghai festival has seen, and features Emika, Objekt, Kingdom, Ikonika, ChaCha and Downstate. Throughout this week we will feature each of the artists to hopefully get you as excited as we are for the event. First up, Emika…

 

 

Today’s modern day composer can work in many different areas of sound with one click of a mouse. This is the single most influential factor in Emika’s artistic development. After years of musical education and having an entire studio in a box as her instrument, she feels it’s her duty to music to develop the art of song writing and recording on every level possible. A sound designer and composer who writes and records for herself from her bedroom in Berlin, her instruments are DIY soft synths, her voice, piano, and samples. Already highly-rated by everyone from Mary-Anne Hobbs to Thom Yorke and covered by media outlets as varied Resident Advisor and The Guardian, we are very excited to present Emika for the very first time in Shanghai.

 

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Emika is inspired by techno culture because “it’s a movement with sound and dancing at its very core. It’s not about idols or stars, its about sound and people coming together to dance and feel free.” She’s inspired by dubstep from Bristol and London since 2004 when she lived in these cities because of its meditational bass vibes: “originally it was deep spiritual music made by kids for kids.” These two influences twine together with her love of the great universal pop song, her abilities as a song writer, a classically-trained pianist and a singer, to make something completely unique. Emika’s signature sound has taken years to evolve and Berlin’s legendary engineer Rashad Becker worked with her on creating the special sound of her record.

 


Asked to name an inspiration from the past, Emika turns to Delia Derbyshire, the legendary Radiophonic Workshop composer who came up with the original theme for Dr Who, not so much for the sounds she makes as for her questing spirit. “It all comes from my imagination,” Emika explains. “My imagination is key, it’s a solo project, and the listener can feel this unity.”

 

Saturday 2nd November

Guiness Wood & Wires Festival Afterhours – presented by Sub-Culture & Split Works

10.30pm till late – tickets 80rmb on the door

@ QSW Culture Center No. 179 Yichang Road near Jiangning Road

Sub-Cinema Halloween Special

Published October 28, 2013 by subcultureshanghai

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Tuesday 29th October

Sub-Cinema Halloween Double Bill!– Night Of The Creeps + Halloween III: Season Of The Witch

Presented by Beau Wanzer

DJ sets before and after by TzuSing & Drunk Monk

Free Entry, Free Popcorn – Doors @ 8pm, First movie starts at 9pm

@ Dada – 115 XingFu Lu

For this years Sub-Cinema Halloween Special we are excited to be joined by Nation, L.I.E.S and Cititrax recording artist and horror enthusiast Beau Wanzer! Beau has selected 2 of his favorite Halloween flicks and will introduce the movies, and Drunk Monk and TzuSing will DJ before and after!

 

Night Of The Creeps

In 1959, an alien experiment crashes to earth and infects a fraternity member. They freeze the body, but in the modern day, two geeks pledging a fraternity accidentally thaw the corpse, which proceeds to infect the campus with parasites that transform their hosts into killer zombies.

 

Halloween III: Season Of The Witch

An apparent murder-suicide in a hospital emergency room leads to an investigation by the on-call doctor, which reveals a plot by an insane toymaker to kill as many people as possible during Halloween through an ancient Celtic ritual involving a stolen boulder from Stonehenge and Halloween masks.

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*** Sub-Cinema poster designer Stefen Gueguen designed the amazing poster for this years Halloween special and we will have limited amounts of hand pulled screen prints to give away on the night. Get down early!! ***

Stockholm Syndrome with Beau Wanzer – This Saturday!

Published October 24, 2013 by subcultureshanghai

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Saturday 26th October

Stockholm Syndrome presents: Beau Wanzer (Nation, L.I.E.S, Cititrax – Chicago)

Line Up: Beau Wanzer (live), TzuSing, Wensen, Kim Laughton

Entrance: 50rmb

Beau Wanzer (NATION, L.I.E.S, CITITRAX) lives in Chicago. He is one half of Mutant Beat Dance and one half of Streetwalker. The other half is reserved for himself. He spends the majority of his days sifting through paraffin embedded tissues and reading old copies of Fangoria.

SLV – Dagger Release Party!

Published October 14, 2013 by subcultureshanghai

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Saturday 19th October

SVBKVLT presents: SBKT001 Vinyl Release Party with S L V (live)

Line Up: SLV (live), TzuSing, Faded Ghost, Drunk Monk + guests

Entrance: 40rmb

@ The Shelter – 5 YongFu Lu

After months of preparation, Shanghai’s SVBKVLT label are excited to announce the release of the first in a series of limited edition 10” vinyls, featuring a new track by SLV entitled ‘Dagger’, and a remix by Helsinki’s might Desto! The worldwide release date is set for October 21st, but there will be limited copies of the vinyl available to buy on the night!

SBKT001: S L V – Dagger/Dagger (Desto Remix)

S L V is the collaborative project of producers Downstate (Shanghai) and Hamacide (Tokyo). After releasing their debut EP on Urban Waves in 2012, Shanghai’s SVBKVLT label are proud to kick off their new 10” series with ‘Dagger’, one of S L V’s strongest productions to date. A tough yet cinematic 80/160bpm cut, ‘Dagger’ see’s the two producers styles collide and compliment each other perfectly, creating a track aimed at the head as well as the feet. Finnish producer Desto (Signal Life, Rwina) takes on Dagger for the b-side, and amps up the pressure to maximum effect. Nordic footwork styles via East Asia!

Having already proved its potency on the dancefloor at clubs such as Fabric (London), The Shelter (Shanghai) and Ageha (Tokyo), SBKT001 has already got DJ support from Kode9, Perera Elsewhere (Jahcoozi), Puzzle (Leisure System), Doshy and Desto amongst others.

SBKT001: SLV – Dagger / Dagger (Desto Remix)

Published October 7, 2013 by subcultureshanghai

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As you may already know by now, SVBKVLT are releasing our first 10″ vinyl in a couple of weeks, and to say we are excited is an understatement! SLV’s ‘Dagger’ and the killer remix that Desto has done have been favorites at all our events in the last couple of months, and we are honored to be able to say that it has been getting DJ support from the likes of Kode9, Sasha Perera (Jahcoozi), Puzzle (Leisure System), On The Wire’s Steve Barker, Doshy, Desto and many more! We’ve had some really nice web support too, with XLR8R giving away SLV’s remix of Desto’s ‘Bonus Cave’ and Dummy Mag premiering ‘Dagger’ to the world last friday.

The vinyl will be released worldwide on October 21st, and will come as a limited edition 10″ vinyl (350 copies only, no repress) and digital, and we will have launch parties in Manila on Friday 18th October at the brand new spot ‘Black Market’ and at The Shelter in Shanghai on Saturday 19th October. There will be very limited quantities in Asia and so if you would like to reserve one please email subcultureshanghai@gmail.com, a proper preorder system will go up next week.

More news on the release coming very soon, but meanwhile check out the a-side above and, if your feeling it, please spread the word!

 

RAW DATA 3 – This Friday

Published September 26, 2013 by subcultureshanghai

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Friday 27th September – RAW DATA

Line Up: TzuSing, Downstate, Drunk Monk, Faded Ghost

Entrance: 30rmb

@ The Shelter – 5 YongFu Lu, Shanghai

Raw Data returns for its 3rd session at The Shelter. Downstate, Drunk Monk and Faded Ghost at the controls, this time joined by everyones favorite sleeveless Dj, TzuSing! Footwork, Grime, Industrial, Techno, Beats, Bass and Bombs on the system.

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