This landed in our inbox late last week, a new EP on Ziggurat Records which includes a Hamacide remix featuring Sub-Culture’s own ChaCha alongside Percee P and Shanghai’s Blaise Deville! The EP is available here for free download, and below is the official press release. Big!
‘Ziggurat Records is back. After launching the Flossed in Space event series in Atlanta & Brooklyn, releasing several cinematic music videos, and spending endless hours in the studio, Ziggurat is putting in work & will finish 2012 strong. You can expect solo releases from each member, new music videos, and huge collaborative singles.
Today, Ziggurat releases their Flossed in Space Remix EP called Don’t Lose Your High. It takes a mind-altering look back at Ziggurat’s debut album Flossed in Space. Take an audio acid trip through the ears of TreeKeeper, Hamacide, & LGHTSWTCH who creatively utilize the distinct Ziggurat style they have dubbed “cubism” & “milky wave.” The EP includes three remixes off the Flossed in Space LP including “Papaya Rap”, “Smithereens”, & “Oracle.” It also includes a hype new bonus track/single “Psyche High” by LGHTSWTCH, MIYAGI, & PURPLMONK. Don’t Lose Your High’s visual followup is an official music video for “All Purple Everything” that drops next week.’
We would hope that anyone in Shanghai into good electronic music will know whats going down tomorrow night at The Shelter, but just in case you somehow missed out on what was one of the best albums of last year – Kuedo’s ‘Severant’, here’s a little intro into what Antidote is bringing to Shanghai this Friday!
If there is one artist that encapsulates the new found air of uninhibited creative expression in modern electronic music then surely that artist is Jamie Teasdale. From his seminal work as one half of Vex’d, which paved the way for what is now known as Dubstep, to his barrier breaking work under the name Jamie Vex’d, to his new and highly praised moniker as Kuedo, Mr Teasdale has made some of the best electronic music in the past 10 years.
Making his name as part of the acclaimed duo Vex’d, whose brutal take on Dubstep helped define it in its infancy, Jamie Teasdale’s re-invention under his Kuedo moniker is nothing short of breath-taking. His early works under this pseudonym such as the acclaimed ‘Starfox’ on Planet Mu were colourful and warm, playful and exuberant and perfectly encapsulated the new found sense of freedom and release found as he removed himself from the restrictive and often nonsensical notions of ‘genre’. Not one to rest on his laurels however, he spent each subsequent release developing and evolving his sound, the pinnacle of which is his debut LP ‘Severant’ , also released on Planet Mu. More introspective and melancholic than his earlier works, the emotive, bladerunner-esque soundscapes represent the futuristic, sci-fi world he now inhabits, a world that he has singlehandedly created for himself.
His sets, both as a DJ and Live, also reflect his wildly diverse range of influences and inspirations. Hard Atlanta rap instruments and fervent footwork sit side by side with 80’s synth soundtracks, quasi disco and all manner of elements from the post-dubstep musical universe, brought together with seaming ease. What defines Kuedo is, paradoxically, the impossibility of defining him. A renaissance man of electronic music and beyond, here’s to the future…
Joining Kuedo on the night will be Downstate fresh off his album release last week, Hamacide (who released a great EP with ChaCha this week), Blaise Deville, Cavia and some 8-bit madness from Monkey Benders. Don’t really need to say much more, if your in Shanghai and like proper electronic music then this is where you need to be!
For the second Sub-Culture of 2012 we are excited to be joined by Welsh badman – Doc Daneeka!
It’s not common for an artist based in Wales to become the toast of underground music, but Doc Daneeka is just that. With releases on Ramp, Fabric, 50 Weapons, PTN, & Well Rounded in the bag, Doc Daneeka has started his own boutique label, Ten Thousand Yen, releasing other fresh artists like XXXY and Julio Bashmore as well as his own unique material. Bookings all around the world and being accepted into Red Bull Music Academy in Madrid 2011 (along with Sub-Culture’s own ChaCha) has solidified Daneeka’s reputation for his tight productions, and his energetic DJ sets are some of the most sought after performances by clubs all around the world.
Delivering scorching mixes for the likes of Fact Mag & Xlr8r, trademark rattling drums and punchy low end characterise this producers unclassifiable DJ sets, as well as countless unreleased dubs.
Doc Daneeka makes some of the best house music around right now – with peers in Hackman, Roska and Julio Bashmore, he favours syncopated beats and polyrhythms over linear drive, and has remixed Delphic, Digital Mystikz and more in the past to great effect. His releases for PTN have shown eight slabs of colourful house almost impossible to avoid getting physical to. His much talked about debut album with Benjamin Damage, entitled ‘THEY!LIVE”, is just about to drop on Modeselektor’s 50 Weapons imprint and is receiving praise from all corners of the music world. Doc Daneeka is delivering the goods, while wearing the weight of internet expectation. UK Dance music’s health and sound has never been so rude!
Wednesday 14th September – The Black Rabbit Festival Warm Up!
Line Up: Blaise Deville, DJ Siesta, Otakrew, DJ Caution, Drunk Monk, Olivepixel + more!
This Sunday sees the highly anticipated Black Rabbit festival hit Shanghai! With a line up including Mount Kimbie, Gold Panda, Optimo, Ludacris, Grand Master Flash, Perfume Genius, Otakrew, Uprooted Sunshine and a whole lot more spread across 4 stages, plus good food, drinks and record shops, there really isn’t any excuse why you haven’t already got your tickets!!
To get you all in the festival mood, we are putting on a bit of a warm up bash down at The Shelter this Wednesday with some of the best DJs in town! Deadly styles from DJ Deville, DnB queen Siesta, Otakrew in full force, Dj Caution and Drunk Monk will all be at the controls, Olivepixel on visuals plus a few surprise guests on the night!! And best of all, its free!!
Black Rabbit festival tickets will be available on the night, so bring down a bit of extra cash, have some drinks, have a dance and get your tickets for Sunday!!
Image stolen from Jasinki’s devient art page, sorry guy!
Uprooted Sunshine are very sad to announce that, due to circumstances beyond their control, Uprooted members Esia and Arminda will be leaving Shanghai next week to return to France for an uncertain amount of time. Esia and Arminda have been a huge part of Uprooted Sunshine over the last 3 years and are 2 of the most talented vocalists involved in the Chinese music scene. From holding down the mic at numerous at events at The Shelter for Shanghai By Bus and Sub-Culture, touring all over China with Clive Chin, taking part in the Shanghai Expo and travelling all the way to Almaty, Kazakhstan to recording some of the best material Uprooted has released and featuring on tracks by producers such as Distrupt, Mungo’s HiFi, Doshy, Stagga and more, Esia and Arminda have been a major part of Uprooted Sunshine and have made a big impact on music in Shanghai. Of course, they will both remain members of Uprooted Sunshine whilst back in Europe and the recording will continue, but their live performances with the crew will be sorely missed.
To give them a proper Shanghai send off, Uprooted Sunshine are teaming up with Shanghai Yard for a special edition of one of Uprooted’s, and Shanghai’s, most successful events – One Love! Roots, Dancehall, Reggae, Ska, Jungle, Dubstep and more on the Soundsystem with the full crew en force. Come join us for this very special event and witness the talent of Esia and Arminda for one more time before they return. One Love!
Friday 12th August – One Love Forever: Esia and Arminda’s Farewell Party