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KVLT02 – This Saturday

Published November 4, 2013 by subcultureshanghai

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Saturday 9th November

Sub-Culture present: KVLT 02

Line Up: DJ Dragon (Bangkok), Red-I (Manila), Soul Flower (Manila), Jase (Saigon), ChaCha (Shanghai), Drunk Monk (Shanghai)

Entrance: 50rmb

@ The Shelter, 5 YongFu Lu

Sub-Culture are excited to bring the cream of Asia’s bass music promoters and DJs all together for the 2nd installment of KVLT, a series of events bringing together the various crews, producers and djs from around Asia. We have all known and worked with each other for many years, but this is the first time we have all met together and played at the same party, so you know we are all going to be bringing our A-game!

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DJ Dragon (Home Bass Communications, Dubway – Bangkok, Thailand)

Born in Bangkok Thailand in 1976 Dragon was raised in a family of artists and musicians. As a child he had a passion for playing drums and percussion but it wasn’t until he moved to live in Canada that he fell in love DJing and drum n bass music. After his completing his “education” Dragon moved back to Bangkok. It was here that Dragon realized that his ultimate goal in life was to spread Drum n Bass to the Thai audience. In 1997 he formed the Homebass Communications Crew with Mc Abu and DJ Wen. To date the crew have organized some of the best DnB events in the Kingdom having had guests such as l Double, Jon B, DJ SS, Aphrodite, Mickey Finn, Dread Bass, Ez Rollers and Ray Keith. The crew also hosted the Kingdoms longest running electronic music show called the Homebass Show on 104.5 fat radio. Fast forward to present day and Dragon is still spreading the vibes only this time with a record label and also Dubway Sessions the biggest Dubstep event in Thailand.

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Red-I & Soul Flower (B-Side, Dubplate, Irie Sunday – Manila, Philippines)

Founding member of B-Side and Dubplate Manila, Red-I is one of the corner stones of the Manila beat scene. Heavily influenced by reggae, dub, hiphop and bass-weight, after releasing numerous beat tapes over the last few years he finally released his debut LP earlier in 2012 – Jahdgement Day, a heavy-hitting 15 track behemoth of electronica, dub, bass and experimental sounds. Although his previous works are sample based dusty grooves, this album focuses more on space analog synth work and drum programs.

Partner in crime, Soul Flower, is one of Manila’s best kept secrets. One of the finest Djs in Asia, Soul Flower brings serious heavyweight sounds to the table. The pair have played with Sub-Culture in Tokyo as well as Shanghai and never fail to mash up the dance!

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Jase (The Beats – Saigon, Vietnam)

Jase is Vietnam’s original bass DJ. After buying his first pair of 1200’s whilst living in Australia in 2001, Jase moved back to Vietnam in 2007 and started ‘The Beats’, the now legendary bass movement in his native land, focusing on promoting beat based music and bringing international DJs to town such as Daedelus, DJ Premier, TokiMonsta, Doshy, Samiyam, Jamie Vex’d and many more. He also co-founded Saigon Rockers to push the Dub Reggae scene in Saigon. Its been a good few years since Jase last played with Sub-Culture, and we are very excited to see what sounds he brings with him!

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ChaCha (Sub-Culture, Chee Productions, AM444 – Shanghai, China)

ChaCha, from Guizhou, China, has been singing for over 10 years. Never scared to try new styles, ChaCha rhymes and sings on everything from trip hop and reggae to dubstep and drum and bass. Although she loves to perform with all these styles of music, her main passion is for trip hop and downbeat. A self-taught producer, her own productions are dark and moody, with influences from the likes of classic trip hop such as Dj Shadow, DJ Krush and Portishead to the more abstract, idm sounds of Boards of Canada and Tujiko Noriko. As well as member of Shanghai’s Uprooted Sunshine Soundsytem and Sub-Culture crew, ChaCha has recorded with the likes of Kode9, Clive Chin, Jahtari, Desto, Jimi Tenor, Adrian Sherwood, Hamacide, Rumi and Sickstar, as well as her AM444 project along side Jay.Soul. One of China’s brightest underground stars, ChaCha effortlessly switches up styles to fit the reggae, electronic, hip-hop and leftfield grooves she sings her sharp self-penned lyrics over. ChaCha was also the first ever mainland Chinese participant at Red Bull Music Academy last year in Madrid, and since then has started a new solo project under the moniker Faded Ghost, a dark, ethereal sound using vocal effects, loops, field recordings and synth work.

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Drunk Monk (Sub-Culture, SVBKVLT, The Shelter – Shanghai, China)

Drunk Monk is the founder of Shanghai’s The Shelter, Sub-Culture and the SVBKVLT label. A record collector from an early age due to his father obsession with vinyl, Drunk Monk has been pushing the music he loves for over 15 years. Responsible for bringing some of the most forward thinking electronic artists to China, as well as promoting local sounds and art through the now-closed PAUSE:MUSIC and his newly inaugurated SVBKVLT imprint. Depending on his alcohol intake on the night, Drunk Monk’s dj sets range from a heavy sonic assault to aural bliss, but are always packed full or rarities, exclusives and upfront sounds.

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Digging In The Crates with Jase and Pucci

Published May 30, 2011 by subcultureshanghai

A couple of weeks back Sub-Culture had the pleasure of hosting DJ Jase and VJ Pucci from The Beats – Saigon. They were in Shanghai for a few days, so a couple of days before the Shelter session (where they smashed it by the way!!) we went to the record spot to get our fingernails dirty. I hadn’t been for a while, and the place is a bit hit and miss, so I wasn’t really expecting much, but oh was I wrong! I picked up around 35 pieces, and Jase and Pucci had a whole box full! Here’s just a few of the picks that i dug out…

 

When we arrived at the record spot, I started digging through a few boxes and found a handful of brand new Trojan record re-issues. The guy running the shop noticed that I was quite excited and pulled out a whole bunch of Trojan 10″s, all brand new! Cloak and Dagger, above, is one of my favourite Perry productions and, funnily enough, my Dad gave me the album as a wedding present just a few weeks before (thats why the site has been a bit quiet of recent if you didnt know). This was one of the 10″s and it has 4 killer versions of the track.

 

Another Perry production, this one on a 12″. I have the album version of this on a 10″ but this is the 12″ version. Classic!

 

And another classic Perry cut. I remember my Dad used to play an ex-rated version of this by Prince Buster. I dropped this tune last week at Shelter and the pressing is really heavy! Really nice bass on this one. Also got Know Love on the flip, another great cut.

 

Back when i used to play a lot more hip hop, this one was a staple in my sets. Wu-Tang are pretty much my all time favourite hip-hop group and have heavily influenced my listening habits over the years. Nice to have this on a 12 again.

 

Slept on this when it first came out and been really getting into Steve Spacek recently, so well happy to find this. Absolute belter of an album!

 

Not particularly hard to find at all, but nice shiny new 12 of this. Great summer tune!

 

Other honorable mentions go to DJ Food – Kaleidoscope LP, EPMD – Strictly BusinessLP (original pressing!), DJ Shortkut – Blunted With A Beat Junkie LP and a Trojan comp called Rebel Music.

 

 

Sub-Culture X Demon Slayer X IdleBeats

Published May 21, 2011 by subcultureshanghai

Ok we’re back! Give us a few days to get our heads together and we’ll be bombarding you with Sub-Culture news again very soon. A lot of great stuff coming very soon, including the much sought after AM444 screenprint, a new weekly vinyl-only event, the-artist-formally-known-as-Headhunter, the next Sub-Culture poster (which may be the best yet!!), a little list of the gems we found on a recent digging session with Jase and Pucci, and a lot more!

To get the ball rolling, here is a quick preview of the latest Sub-Culture X Idle Beats screenprint by non other than Vietnam’s Demon Slayer!  We’ve been getting a lot of great comments on this one so don’t expect it to stick around too long. Check here for more info on Demon Slayer, and make sure you get yourself down to Shelter tonight and grab yourself one of these fantastic prints!

Next Sub-Culture – Saturday 21st May

Published May 3, 2011 by subcultureshanghai

Saturday 21st May

Sub-Culture present: DJ Jase (The Beats Saigon) + VJ Pucci

Line Up: Jase, Pucci, Deville, Drunk Monk, Steven Lorenz, ChaCha, Didje, Esia, Arminda

Entrance: 50rmb

For May’s Sub-Culture session we are excited to be joined by Vietnam’s number 1 bass renegade, DJ Jase, and VJ Pucci!

JASE is a pioneer bass DJ in Saigon, who had been pushing the bass heavy sound since 2007 with his crew “The Beats Saigon”. The crew has brought over 30 international acts to Vietnam, such as legendary Hip Hop producer DJ PREMIERE, the genius electronic mat hatter DAEDELUS, as well as abstract producers like TOKiMONSTA, FREE THE ROBOTS and many more.

A self-taught DJ, his style is electic, spinning everything from Hip Hop, Reggae, Funk to Drum n Bass, Dubstep, Abstract Beats to vintage Vietnamese Rock.

JASE had share stage with many heavyweight international act of different genres, from the legendary DMC of RUN DMC, DJ PREMIERE, GOLDIE, MAJOR LAZER to GIRLTALK, THE GASLAMP KILLER and even the Aussie’s rock legend JIMMY BARNES.

Jase will be joined by his partner in crime –  VJ Pucci. Come prepared for a full on audio/visual assault from two of SE Asia’s finest!!

** This month’s Sub-Culture poster is designed by Vietnam’s Dan Nguyen aka Demon Slayer! More on this soon…**

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