This week see’s the first of two special release on PAUSE:MUSIC released in April, AM444’s debut release ‘Eye Wonder‘ and SIG’s debut album ‘Sad Mirror‘. These are the first proper releases on PAUSE:MUSIC, but as some of you may remember they put out a series of mixtapes in 2009 highlighting some of their favourite Shanghai based DJ’s. There were 6 cds in all, mixes by Ben Huang, Uprooted Sunshine, Alan Shanyinde with Dane and Xiao Feng, Yen, DJ Fortune and B6. With support from Shanghai Tattoo, City Weekend, Captains Bar and The Shelter, these releases were given away free at parties, as well as distributed round Shanghai’s coffee shops, bars, clothing stores and various other places, and they quickly disappeared!
We’ve managed to unearth 3 sets of all 6 cds which we are going to give away for free! All you need to do is shoot us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘PAUSE Mixtapes’ in the title, and on thursday we will pick 3 names at random. The mixtapes will be available to pick up at the AM444 release party this Friday or alternatively we will cover the costs send it to any winner in China, but if you are outside of China will would ask you to pay the posatge. Good luck!
Friday 1st April
PAUSE:MUSIC present: AM444 – Eye Wonder Release Party
Line Up: AM444 (live), B6, Alan Shanyinde, Cavia
Entrance: 50rmb (includes Eye Wonder CD)
PAUSE:MUSIC are very proud to present the debut release by AM444, aka Jay.Soul and ChaCha – Eye Wonder!
AM444 is the new project by local vocalist ChaCha (Sub-Culture, Uprooted Sunshine) and Dutch producer Jay.Soul aka The Groove Architect. After years of thoughts, discussions and drunken promises, the pair have finally been in the studio for the past few months and have come up with some of the freshest and most exciting music to come out of Shanghai for a while.
Their debut release, entitled Eye Wonder, is a jazzy, funked up, dubbed out sonic assault on all who dare to stand in its way. From the deep grooves of ‘Sheng Jing Mo Shao’ to the full on digital-bomb ‘Ni Wen Wo Ba’, Eye Wonder is a landmark release for Chinese underground music.
Everyone who attends the launch party will receive a copy of the 8 track cd, and we will also unveil the new AM444 music video produced by Fly Films!
Supporting a full live set from AM444, we have local techno hero B6, DMC Champ Cavia with a special Soul and Jazz set and the welcome return of one of Shelter’s favourite DJ’s, Alan Shanyinde.