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Next Sub-Culture – Sat 18th Feb – Doc Daneeka

Published January 15, 2012 by subcultureshanghai


Saturday 18th February

Sub-Culture presents: Doc Daneeka (Ten Thousand Yen/50 Weapons/Ramp – UK)

Line Up: Doc Daneeka, Deville, Siesta, Drunk Monk, dji, ChaCha, Didje

Entrance: 50rmb

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!


Black Rabbit Festival Warm Up!!

Published September 12, 2011 by subcultureshanghai


Wednesday 14th September – The Black Rabbit Festival Warm Up!

Line Up: Blaise Deville, DJ Siesta, Otakrew, DJ Caution, Drunk Monk, Olivepixel + more!

Entrance: FREE

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!

Sub-Culture Represents @ MESH

Published June 2, 2011 by subcultureshanghai


This weekend see’s the inaugural edition of MESH. MESH (Music Exchange Social Hub) is the brainchild of one of Shanghai’s top promoters and events organizers Jane Tan aka DJ Siesta. Using her experiences in the Asia music scene and taking influences from her time at Red Bull Music Academy, Siesta has put together one of the most exciting and forward thinking events Shanghai has seen for quite some time.  A 2 day/night affair (Saturday and Sunday), MESH brings together Shanghai’s most prominent promoters, producers, musicians, visual artists and DJs (well almost all, Mr Antidote is out of the country at the moment) and mixes them all together in a series of seminars, discussions, workshops and music events. Smartshanghai have done a great run down on the whole of the weekends events right here, so check it out and see what takes your fancy. I urge anyone who is interested in music, the local scene, events organizing and general cool shit to get yourself a weekend pass and get involved in what, hopefully, is the beginning of the next step in Shanghai/China’s fast growing music industry.


Sub-Culture are very happy to have been invited to join in on this weekends events, and so here’s a quick run down on where you will find us.



Uptown Records/Sub-Culture Records

As many of you know by now, Shanghai is on the verge of having its first proper record shop, Uptown Records. We’ve been posting a few teaser picks over the last few months and are happy to announce that the wait is nearly over. Sub-Culture will have its own section in the shop, selling everything from Roots and Dancehall to Dubstep, DnB and Electronics. As a little preview into what will be on sale at Uptown/Sub-Culture Records, Sacco and Drunk Monk will be taking a few boxes of black plastic gems down to Kin (65 Maoming Bei Lu, near YanAn Lu) for sale at both Saturday and Sunday’s events. Get in first and snap up some killer tunes before the shop opens later this month.


MESH Goodie Bag


Chat Sessions @ KIN – Sunday

Saturday and Sunday at Kin see a series of discussions and seminars on various aspects of China’s music industry. The Saturday is mainly based around Hip-Hop, record labels and visual arts (see here for more info), and the Sunday, where Sub-Culture get fully involved, concentrates on local music productions, events promotion and music creation.


The first discussion starts at 1:30pm and see’s Sub-Culture Drunk Monk join Jake Newby, Conrank and Sandra Chaikin in a demo listening session. Basically local producers/musicians/bands can submit their new tracks and we will listen to them and give our opinions and constructive criticism. The session lasts 1 hour and will be mainly in English.


The second discussion starts at 3:00pm and is dedicated to promoters and events organizers. Sub-Culture will join NeeBing, Mark Elliot from JZ Club, LeZi from ZLHF Records, Niki Li from STD and Fred Hu from Accupuncture in a 2 hour discussion on how we got into promotion, our theories and techniques to promote events and our future plans. The seminar will be mainly in Chinese but translators will be present to help out.


The third and final discussion, and the one we are most looking forward to, starts at 5:30pm and looks at the creative processes and techniques that local artists use to make their music. On the panel is Sub-Culture’s ChaCha as well as DJ Doggy, MIA, Acid Ponies, Han Han, Little Punk, MC Webber, MHP, SIG, Alec Haavik, Elvis T, LeZi, Sulumi and WuJi. As you can see, the line up is pretty huge, and so the session will be split into 3 1 hour sessions, the first hour set aside for electronic producers, the second for rock/jazz musicians and the final hour a free for all discussion. Again, the majority of this session will be conducted in Chinese with translators on hand.




MESH Block Party – Sunday night @ YongFu Lu

To celebrate what will hopefully be a fantastic weekend of events, MESH is taking over YongFu Lu for an after-party to end all after-parties on the Sunday night (Monday is a holiday so no excuses..). The Shelter, The Apartment and Shiva Lounge are all taking part, but you’ve probably already guessed which venue Sub-Culture will be joining in the festivities at.


Sub-Culture’s Drunk Monk will be manning the decks with ChaCha on vocal duties (and hopefully a few other special guests too) and joining a fantastic line up at The Shelter from right across the musical spectrum. HanHan from local band Duck Fight Goose and LeZi from Sonnet, a live set by Beijing 8Bit nutter Sulumi, a live set by PAUSE:MUSIC’s SIG, Fred Hu from Acupuncture Records, Beijing’s MC Webber and MESH master Siesta will all be in attendance and at the controls till early Monday morning.


So there we go, a packed weekend of events in Shanghai. Check here for how to buy tickets. See you this weekend!

Bass Around Asia

Published January 11, 2011 by subcultureshanghai

The bass music scene around asia is growing month by month, with more and more international producers and DJs coming over as well as local crews popping up all over the place. Every week (if we remember) we will post up a list of all the events taking place around China and SE Asia so where ever you are hopefully you can get your weekly bass fix! If we’ve missed any events (which we probably have) please feel free to contact us at and we’ll make sure to add it to the list.

Above is a pic of my favorite flyer for this week, Dubway presents High Rankin, designed by Awattha Thanapanich


Friday 14th January – Uprooted Sunshine – Shanghai By Bus

Line Up: Killer Bob, dji, Drunk Monk, ChaCha, Esia, Arminda + guests

Entrance: 30rmb

@ The Shelter, Shanghai, China

Saturday 15th January – Sweatshop present: DJ Storm

Line Up: DJ Storm, Siesta, Milan J, Empfab, MC Stride, JJMC

Entrace: 60rmb

@ The Shelter, Shanghai, China


Friday 14th January – Fata Friday

Line Up: Subcoat, Jeez, N1D, Rolec

Entrance: $50

@ Otto Lounge, HongKong


Friday 14th January – Phat Funk

Line Up: Kik Crash, Azek, Instinct, Sky Gazing (Orawan & Delorean)

@ Café Democ, Bangkok, Thailand

Saturday 15th January – Dubway present: High Rankin

Line Up: High Rankin, Dragon, Hiroo, Jo Stitch, Mc Sinamon, VJ Gorb

Entrance: 300 baht, free before 11pm

@ Club Culture, Bangkok, Thailand


Friday 14th January – Dubplate Manila presents: Daedelus (Ninjatune)

Line Up: Daedelus, Don P, Mulan, Caliph8, Malek, Red-I, Soulflower, Timmy C

@ B-Side, Manila, Philippines

Sunday 16th January – Irie Sunday with RSD (Smith and Mighty)

Line Up: RSD, Milagros Dancehall Collective, Count Kutu, Red-I Soundsystem, Don-P, Papdom, Big Answer Sound, Greedy P

@ B-Side, Manila, Philippines


Tuesday 18th January – Monsoon presents: Daedelus

Line Up: Daedelus, Figure Of Speech, Shazat The Beatboxer, Cee, The:Donn

@ Laundry Bar, Kuala Lumpa, Malaysia

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