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.
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
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
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!
Curated by Kim Laughton and TzuSing, TIMEFLY produce digitally printed garments featuring net artists such as Keven Heckart, Aisha, VM5T and Kim Laughton himself.
Ran by Chinese comic artists XiaoLongHua and TwoQee, Double Dragon sells underground Chinese comic books, hand-made toys, handkerchiefs and other oddities
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
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