UK newspaper The Guardian have a monthly article online hi-lighting exciting music from all over the world. This month they have chosen AM444’s – Eye Wonder track as China’s most promising music act. You can read the article and also download all of the featured tracks here . Big up to wooozy.cn!
Our good friends at Idle Beats have recently released a beautiful screenprint version of the AM444 – Eye Wonder artwork designed by Nini Sum. It’s a four colour screenprint with one layer of matt gold on ivory white paper and measures 78cm x 40cm. There are only 66 of these beauties made and each one costs 300rmb. As a special offer for a limited time, if you quote ‘subcultureshanghai.com’ when you purchase one we will throw in a free copy of AM444’s debut release – Eye Wonder. Judging by sales so far these prints aren’t going to be around for long so act fast!! Click here to buy!
Ok this one’s been up online for a few weeks now, but we were away when it happened and we can’t just let it pass with posting it up here. Here is the second music from AM444’s debut release – Eye Wonder, which was put out by PAUSE:MUSIC in April. Great video, great track, nuff said! If your from Shanghai you may notice a few local cameos in the video. Here’s a YouKu link for all those in China without a vpn: AM444 – Eye Wonder MV
AM444’s debut release is available here. Check back later in the week for more AM44 news!
Yesterday we posted up the great new music video for AM444’s ‘Shen Jing Mo Shao’ directed by Esia. AM444 have also been preparing a second music video, but this time on a slightly bigger budget and with the help of the fantastic Fly Films! We arnt going to give much away, but here’s a series of pictures from the shoot last weekend (which lasted almost 24 hours!). The video itself will be premiered at this Friday’s release party at The Shelter at midnight. See you there!!
Hot out of the lab, we are excited to announce the track list and cover art for AM444‘s debut release – Eye Wonder!!
AM444 is a collaboration between Shanghai’s ChaCha (Sub-Culture, Uprooted Sunshine) and Jay.Soul aka The Groove Architect. This jazzy, funked up, dubbed out sonic assault is some of the most exciting music to come out of Shanghai in some time, and has already seen radio play in London and LA, as well as around Asia!
The artwork, pictured above, is by our favourite Shanghai artist – Idle Beat’s Nini Sum! We basically gave her full artistic freedom in the design, with only the music itself as inspiration, and we are stunned by the results! Just wait till you see the whole package, its beautiful!
‘Eye Wonder’ consists of 7 tracks, with the first press also including the bonus track ‘Eye Know’, as included on Time Out’s compilation earlier in the year. Here’s the final tracklist:
1 失忆 (Shi Yi)
2 你问我吧 (Ni Wen Wo Ba)
3 神仙药 (Shen Xian Yao)
4 去海边 (Qu Hai Bian)
5 Eye Wonder
6 寻找出口 (Xun Zhao Chu Kou)
7 神经末梢 (Shen Jing Mo Shao)
Bonus Track: Eye Know
‘Eye Wonder’ will be released on PAUSE:MUSIC on April 1st, with a special launch party at The Shelter including a whole host of local stars. Be there!!