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SIG Returns!

Published April 19, 2013 by subcultureshanghai


**NEWS FLASH** Very very welcome addition to this Sunday’s line-up! The long over return of SIG!! He will be joining Faded Ghost, MengQi, SLV, LON, Redscale + APC and more at the SVBKVLT Launch + Poster Exhibition! 2pm start, free entrance you’d be stupid not to!



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

SAMIYAM (live) @ The Shelter This Thursday!!

Published October 18, 2011 by subcultureshanghai

This Thursday (20th November) at Shelter sees Brainfeeder’s SAMIYAM take to The Shelter with a special live set with the Beat Conductorz crew!

Sam Baker, aka Samiyam, is currently one of the hottest beat makers around! From his collaborations with Flying Lotus as FLYamSAM, his legendary beat tape – Rap Beats Volume 1 to his brand new and highly regarded album ‘Sam Baker’s Album’, Sam’s beats have been causing a serious stir in the LA scene and beyond! He has released music on labels such as Kode 9’s Hyperdub, All City and Dublab and his debut album has just dropped on Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder imprint.

Samiyam will be performing a full live set featuring tracks from his latest album as well as fresh new beats, all along side the cream of Shanghai’s beat scene – Hamacide, Sig and Ceezy!!

Check out this fantastic mix from Samiyam live at Plastic People from 2009. The mix incoporates many of the tracks from his latest album. Heavy!!


Hamacide – BUTA (Beat Conductorz Remixes)

Published June 22, 2011 by subcultureshanghai

BUTA Remixes – Artwork by Toru


As promised, here’s some more musical gems leading up to this Friday’s event with Hamacide and the Oil Works crew!

The track ‘BUTA’ feat Reito first appeared on Hamacide’s debut album ‘Might Little Machine’. BUTA is the Japanese word ‘pig’. Reito (the vocalist on the track) has a bleak outlook on himself and society in general in this track.  He compares himself and the world around himself to a pigs in a pen, using abstract metaphors to describe how a pigs behavior is very similar to human nature.

Along side the original track we also have 3 remixes from The Shanghai Beat Conductorz aka SIG, Ceezy and Sickstar! Each of them bring their own flavor to the track, but each without losing the menace of the original! Grab the tracks right here!

Next Sub-Culture – Friday 24th June

Published June 13, 2011 by subcultureshanghai


Big thanks to everyone who made it out last Saturday for Addison Groove. It was a fantastic night and Addison absolutely smashed it with a 3 hour set spanning everything from Moombahton and House to Dubstep, Juke and Drum and Bass!

The next Sub-Culture session is on Friday 24th June and we will be joined by special guests OIL WORKS (Olive Oil, Popy Oil and DJ Zorzi) from Japan to celebrate the pre-release of HAMACIDE’s ‘Mighty Little Machine’ remix LP!

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!

Tonight’s Line Up!!

Published April 8, 2011 by subcultureshanghai


Tonight see the second release this month from PAUSE:MUSIC – SIG’s debut album ‘Sad Mirror’! Here’s tonight’s killer line up!


10:00 – 12:00:  Sickstar

12:00 – 01:00:  LON (live)

01:00 – 02:00:  SIG (live)

02:00 – 03:00:  Deville b2b Drunk Monk

03:00 – 04:00:  ROM (live)

04:00 – End:  Deville b2b Drunk Monk


Heavy beats and bass in your favourite bomb shelter! See you tonight!!!

SIG – Over The Crowd Music Video

Published April 7, 2011 by subcultureshanghai


In anticipation for this Friday’s Sad Mirror launch party, we are proud to present the first music video from the album for the song ‘Over The Crowd’. The video was made by Rom’s Olivepixel – a nice, dreamy journey into the happier side of SIG’s debut album!

Here’s a youku link

SIG – The Sadness Inside The Mirror

Published April 6, 2011 by subcultureshanghai


SIG – The Sadness Inside The Mirror

This Friday sees the launch of PAUSE:MUSIC’s second release, the highly anticipated debut album from SIG – Sad Mirror! Sad Mirror is a collection of SIGs works from 2007 – 2009 during which time he was living in his hometown of Qingdao. The CD itself also comes with a booklet of images, with each track on the album having its own image, each image being designed by SIG.

To accompany the album release, PAUSE has produced a special series of prints of the booklet images, entitled ‘The Sadness Inside The Mirror’. Each image has been printed on high quality photographic paper, comes signed by SIG and framed, and only one of each image has, and will, be produced (so each one is unique). This is a great chance to own a piece of Shanghai music history.

The prints are now open for pre-order and are priced at 300rmb each. They will be available to be collected at The Shelter, or can be reserved and alternative pick up can be arranged. To reserve a print, please email us with your name, number and the name of the print you would like to purchase at

Here are the images. The prints themselves come signed by SIG in the bottom right hand corner and framed (see above image)

Clockwork Password (SOLD)


Lost In Tsingtao


Third Eye


Shade Of Flower


Sad Mirror


The Sixth Sea


Secret Nurse


Over The Crowd




Final Tree (SOLD)


Perfume Maze (SOLD)


???? (SOLD)


Sadness 1


Sadness 2 (SOLD)

SIG – Sad Mirror Release Party Details!!

Published March 28, 2011 by subcultureshanghai


Friday 8th April

PAUSE:MUSIC present SIG – Sad Mirror Album Launch Party

Line Up: SIG, Rom (live), LON (live), Drunk Monk b2b Deville, Sickstar

Entrance: 50rmb (includes Sad Mirror CD)

For PAUSE:MUSIC’s second full release, we are proud to bring you the debut album from one of China’s best beat makers – SIG!

SIG, from Qingdao, has been making dark beats and smokey grooves for a good few years. After coming to play at Shelter for KarmaKoma in 2008, SIG, who was living in Beijing at the time, quickly packed up his stuff and moved down to Shanghai to bathe in the cities darkness.

Sad Mirror is a collection of SIG’s works from a dark period of time in Qingdao. Smoked infused beats and haunting melodies with nods to DJ Krush, Shadow and Portishead, Sad Mirror is a stunning debut release from one of China’s most promising electronic artists.

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