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!
Fresh up on the tube, the first of 2 AM444 music videos from ‘Wonder’ album being released this Friday! The video is for the track ‘Shen Jing Mo Shao’ (or ‘Nerve Endings’ as it translates in English), a dreamy, dubbed out trip into the world of ChaCha and Jay.Soul! The video was shot in and around Shanghai, and was directed by Uprooted Sunshine’s Esia! Enjoy!
Edit: The video is now up on YouKu here!
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.
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!!
AM444 – ‘Eye Wonder’ EP Sampler
AM444 is the new project by local vocalist ChaCha (Sub-Culture, Uprooted Sunshine) and Dutch producer Jay.Soul. 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. Its pretty hard to say what genre AM444 fits into, but with hints of jazz, pop, funk, hiphop and electro its sounding super dope! Their first EP, entitled ‘Eye Wonder’ is due for release in March/April this year. Check out the sampler for what to expect, and also pick up Time Out’s latest compilation cd for an exclusive non-EP track!
Photograph by Benoit Florencon