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Laura Ingalls VS MengQiMusic

Published April 24, 2013 by subcultureshanghai

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Massive thanks to everyone who came out to the SVBKVLT Launch & Poster Exhibition last Sunday. It was a great day/night and very inspiring for us. We will be posting up pics and a bit of a review later in the week, but first off here is a deadly track produced by Laura Ingalls using solely a piece of equipment he purchased from MengQi at the event. For those who missed out, MengQi is a producer and mad scientist from Beijing and we brought him down to the SVBKVLT launch to showcase his creations and to give a short talk on sound synthesis. SVBKVLT will be collaborating more with MengQi in the near future so you will be hearing more about him very soon, but check out his site here

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SVBKVLT LAUNCH & POSTER EXHIBITION – MUSIC + FILM

Published April 17, 2013 by subcultureshanghai

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This Sunday at On Stage, to celebrate the launch of SVBKVLT and Idle Beats’ exhibition of all the Sub-Culture posters from the last 3 years, we have invited some of our favorite local live acts to join in on the fun. Here is a run down on who will be performing/showcasing their work on the day.

 

MENGQI

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Producing electronic music since the age of 14, Beijing’s MengQi is one of the most individual and interesting electronic musicians around. As well as his stall selling his own hand-made synths and effect boxes, MengQi will be performing a showcase using only his own DIY instruments to show what his inventions are capable of.

 

FADED GHOST

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Faded Ghost is the new solo project from Sub-Culture’s ChaCha. Dark, brooding synth works, drones, echos and warped vocals, Faded Ghost sounds like little else coming out of China. She will be performing a DJ/FX set, including new, forthcoming SVBKVLT material.

 

S L V

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Hamacide and Downstate’s S L V project is by far one of the best live electronic acts in Shanghai right now. Their debut performance at Sub-Culture a couple of months back was the perfect way to kick off Sub-Culture in 2013, and we are very excited to present their second Shanghai performance for the SVBKVLT launch.

 LON

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LON has had more leaving parties in Shanghai than we can remember, and he also makes some of the strangest music we’ve heard around these parts too. We aren’t sure what he will play, and probably he isn’t either, but we are sure its going to be something quite special.

 

The Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde Monster Mash

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Following the success of last year’s performance opening for the Devil Music Ensemble & this year’s performance for Jue Festival Acid Pony Club and Tina Sprinkles will expand and create a live cinematic landscape titled “Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde Monster Mash”

Live Cinema can be described as a situationist audiovisual performance. Tina Sprinkles will be re editing and mashing up 3 different versions of the classic film Dr Jekyll& Mr Hyde, produced in 1920,1931 & 1941  creating a new narrative through live layering and video.  Acid Pony Club will be generating a unique audio landscape in direct response to the visual manipulation. The result is psychedelic, transcendental and challenges preconceived ideas and expectations of the cinematic experience.

 

Hiro Ikematsu – Short Movie

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Enter the world of John Raster. After he learns of his death during a skeptical job interview, he is forced to choose whether to accept or reject a life after death. This is an experimental film that uses electronic music in replacement of dialogue. Set in an industrial warehouse, It is essentially a modern musical of a man in purgatory coming to terms with his death.

 

DETAILS :

Sunday 21st April – Sub-Culture + Idle Beats present: SVBKVLT Launch + Poster Exhibition

@ On Stage – A2, Lane 570, Huaihai Xi Lu, near Hongqiao Lu

2pm – Late ** Free Entry

SVBKVLT LAUNCH & POSTER EXHIBITION – SHOPS

Published April 16, 2013 by subcultureshanghai

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This Sunday sees the launch of a project we have been working hard on over the last 6 months – the inauguration of SVBKVLT!

SVBKVLT is Sub-Culture’s new clothing, art and music brand. Over the last 5 years we have been lucky enough to discover and meet a huge amount of very talented producers, artists and musicians from China, Asia and beyond. We started collaborating with Idle Beats to produce screen-printed posters almost 3 years ago and over this time have released a large series of art prints that we are very proud of and we thought it was about time we took things a little further and branch out into clothing, music and a lot more.

This Sunday we are holding a one-off special event at JZ clubs latest venue – On Stage. From 2pm until late we are taking over the venue with a group of specially selected market stalls from local independent groups, Idle Beats will be exhibiting all of the Sub-Culture posters from the last 3 years and there will be live performances and short movie showings throughout the day.

Throughout the week we will be posting up more details about SVBKVLT, the exhibition and the music for the launch, but first off here is a run down of the vendors participating on the day.

 

SVBKVLT

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First off, ourselves. We have been working hard over the last months and are just about ready to release the first wave of SVBKVLT products. Later in the week we will post up full details of the products being released, but for now we can announce that we will have 3 t-shirts (designed by Idle Beats, Manila’s Caliph8 and UK’s Gene Mutation), a SVBKVLT X Original Smoke Jacket, cassette tapes by Faded Ghost, Caliph8, Red-I and Floyd Cheung, 2 different SVBKVLT Slipmat designs and a pack of amazing stickers by Shanghai’s Cheeri Wang! More info on all of this soon

 

IDLE-BEATS

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Our partners in artistic crime, IDLE BEATS will be exhibiting all of the Sub-Culture screen prints form the 3 years (over 40 posters!!) and all prints will be available to buy on the day. Artists include Nini Sum, Gregor Koerting, Cheeri Wang, Optigram, Kim Laughton, Lily Xiao, Zeke Clough, Xiao LongHua, HR-FM, Demon Slayer and many more. They will also have a limited amount of mystery tubes, containing a random Sub-Culture poster for only 50rmb! Get down early and grab a great piece or art for less than a drink at most of Shanghai’s ‘classy’ establishments!

 

MENG QI MUSIC

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We are bringing electronic musician and scientist MENG QI down from Beijing especially for our launch party, and with him he will be bringing a selection of his hand-made synths, controllers, effects units, contact mics and more. Some of the most innovative electronic music gear coming out of China right now, MengQi will also be performing a live showcase using only his own gear. Producers, gear-heads and music geeks, get on this!

 

TIMEFLY

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DOUBLE DRAGON

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Ran by Chinese comic artists XiaoLongHua and TwoQee, Double Dragon sells underground Chinese comic books, hand-made toys, handkerchiefs and other oddities

UPTOWN RECORDS

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Fresh from celebrating National Record Store Day the day before, Uptown Records will be bringing a fresh selection of vinyl plus a selection of goods from their analogue dungeon including Boom-boxes, Record players and more. Sub-Culture will also be bringing down some vinyl rarities to sell, as well as a bunch of records and cds from some of our favorite artists from around asia

 

DETAILS :

Sunday 21st April – Sub-Culture + Idle Beats present: SVBKVLT Launch + Poster Exhibition

@ On Stage – A2, Lane 570, Huaihai Xi Lu, near Hongqiao Lu

2pm – Late ** Free Entry

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