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Sub-Culture presents: 2562 / A Made Up Sound

Published March 28, 2013 by subcultureshanghai
Poster designed by Nini Sum

Poster designed by Nini Sum

Sub-Culture presents: 2562 / A Made Up Sound

Thursday 4th April – Dada Beijing / Friday 5th April – The Shelter Shanghai

Beijing Support: Yauman, Sickstar, Drunk Monk

Shanghai Support: Acid Pony Club (live), Drunk Monk, Steven Lorenz, ChaCha, Didje, Ubec

Sub-Culture is very excited to present 2562 aka A Made Up Sound!

Over the course of three landmark albums on Pinch’s mighty Tectonic label and his own When In Doubt imprint, Dave Huismans has laid out a singular and highly influential vision of broken rhythms, off time percussion, crazed sampling and field recording, re-inventing techno, disco and bass music at each and every turn.

Having released on Tectonic, Martyn’s 3024 and the legendary Clone Bassment Series, and with support across the board from the likes of Kode9 and Benji B to house/techno veterans Anthony Shake Shakir and Francois K, he is currently operating on his own label and continuing to stun audiences with his unique and destructive dj sets and fluid live shows. 2562 sounds like very little else out there…

This Saturday’s Line Up

Published October 12, 2012 by subcultureshanghai

 

Ok, so there have been a whole load of additions and announcements about this Saturday, lets break it down right here. As always, Idle Beats will be down with the brand new screen-print of the poster above, designed by Dan Nguyen AKA Demon Slayer!

 

10.00pm – 11.00pm: AM444 – ‘Rooms’ listening session

Fresh from the King Otis Studio via the Faded Ghost Studio, AM444’s debut full length album is finally finished and we are honored to present this preview listening session for all those that cant wait until the release party on Friday 26th October. At  10pm we will be playing the album in full for the first time in public. Get down early and be the first to hear ‘Rooms’!!

 

11.00pm – 12.00am – TightFace

 

A last minute and very welcome addition to the line up, One Handed Music’s TightFace is in Shanghai and has offered to drop a set for us! His beats are seriously dope and we’re still getting over the fact that he’s coming to play for us. Also, he’s in town researching and digging music for his radio show back in the UK. Any beatmakers out there, get down for his set and bring him a CDR of your freshest creations, you may get some London air play!

 

12.00am – 01.00am – Downstate (live) 

Our favourite Shanghai live act, Downstate’s sets never fail to blow us away each and every time. Ahead of his performance at Sub-Culture Tokyo (yeah, that’s what we said) we couldn’t think of any better act to open up for our heavyweight headliner. We are not sure what Downstate will do with his live set, we never are, we don’t think he is either, but whatever he does we know it will be deadly. Check the little live jam he put online the other day..

 

01.00am – 02.30am – PINCH 

Little introduction needed here. This is the 3rd time Pinch has played at Sub-Culture, and if we bring someone over from the UK 3 times you know we have our reasons why. Pinch is a true don in the UK bass scene and never fails to bring an sheer avalanche of sounds and frequencies like no one else. If you caught him last time we know you will be here this time, and if this is your first time to see the Tectonic head honcho, your in for a real treat! Strictly dubplate and vinyl, the way it should be!

 

02.30 – 04.00 – Steven Lorenz with Esia, Arminda, Didje, ChaCha & Ubec

It’s pretty difficult to follow up the mighty Pinch, so we reckon the best way to do this is to fly over Sub-Culture MCs Esia and Arminda, reunite them with Didje and ChaCha, introduce them to Ubec, give them a bunch of microphones and throw them in the DJ booth with Steven Lorenz. Straight up rub-a-dubstep session!

 

04.00 – End – Drunk Monk

Getting drunk, making noise, embarrassing himself and sending DJs home on a stretcher since 1982. Will this boy ever grow up?

Sub-Culture Solo Projects

Published September 4, 2012 by subcultureshanghai

 

As some of your probably know, many of the members of Sub-Culture have their own various solo and collaboration projects going on. Here’s a quick run down on what they have been upto:

 

Steven Lorenz

As always, Stevens been working hard in the studio and his productions are getting tighter by the day. His latest output is a collaberation with Digital Monk (not related to Drunk Monk). Heavy, sparse dubstep styles, deadly stuff!

 

Didjelirium

The ever-prolific Didje has been firing tunes out of his studio faster than we can listen. His latest output is this collaboration with Sheffield’s Dhalsim’s Reach, a jazzy ode to breaking genre classification entitled ‘Music Is Music’

 

Ubec

Ubec has been locked in the studio working on his new mixtape ‘High Altitude’ which is due out soon. The latest addition to the mix is this fantasy hiphop jam with Didjelirium entitled ‘Fairy Tale’

 

George Wyndham

George and his band The Horde are finally getting their debut album together and it should be out by the end of the year. A blend of Folk, Bluegrass and Country with a twist, The Horde consist of  Tom Mangione (Guitar and vocals), Franco Rodriquez (Mandolin and vocals), Johnny Haru (Cajon) and George on Harmonica and vocals.  Beijing’s DaBaoGe have made this great little video featuring a couple of tracks from the album.

 

ChaCha

ChaCha has been locked tight in the studio finishing off AM444’s new album and also working on her new solo project Faded Ghost. New music is being held close to the chest right now, but keep an eye out in the near future for more news..

Sub-Culture Live – This Saturday

Published June 19, 2012 by subcultureshanghai

 

Saturday 23rd June – Sub-Culture Live

Line Up: LON (live), AM444 (live), ROM (live), Downstate (live), Olivepixel (live visuals), Drunk Monk, dji, Steven Lorenz, ChaCha, Didje, Ubec + guests

Entrance: 40rmb

 

After a string of international guests in 2012, Sub-Culture are bringing it back home with a showcase of some of Shanghai’s best live electronic acts!

 

LON

Finally returning from Vietnam, we are very pleased to welcome back one of the best electronic producers to have lived in Shanghai – LON. Armed with a full arsenal of new equipment, this is LON’s first live set since his return and we are very excited to see where his sound has gone.

 

AM444

 

After packing out JZ club last April, and recently returning from the Sakifo festival on Reunion Island, we finally present the long overdue return to The Shelter for ChaCha and Jay.Soul!

 

ROM

 

Post-apocalyptic head-fuck hip-hop. Rom is the future

 

DOWNSTATE

Tom Oliver is one of Shanghai’s most prolific producers. We aren’t sure what he is going to do this night, but we are sure it will leave you feeling pleasantly nauseous.

 

OLIVEPIXEL

Olivepixel spends most of his life on taobao buying strange analogue equipment to produce visuals to make you feel like you have taken hallucinogens, and then takes hallucinogens and makes visuals to try and make himself feel normal again.

 

Support from Drunk Monk, dji, Steven Lorenz, ChaCha, Ubec and Didje.

The Line Up – Saturday – Sub-Culture with Tes La Rok

Published April 13, 2012 by subcultureshanghai

 

Big Sub-Culture this Saturday!! You know the drill – 10pm till late @ The Shelter, 5 YongFu Lu! Here’s the full details of line up:

 

 

10.00 – 11.30: dji + George Wyndham + Nick Muzyczka

Quebec’s dji is one of the original members of Uprooted Sunshine/ Sub-Culture and has been djing in Shanghai for over 6 years. Known for his deep, sub heavy dub music, he always warms up the dance in the best way possible. Joining dji for this special anniversary set will be Uprooted’s newest member George Wyndham, on live harmonica, and Nick Muzyczka on Melodica. Dji and George stunned the crowd at Uprooted’s recent appearance in Manila, and with the addition of the very talented Nick on Melodica the trio have been killing it early hours at every Sub-Culture and Uprooted Sunshine night for the last few months. Get ready for some heavy dubbed out vibes.

 

 

11.30 – 12.30: DJ Maze

DJ Maze, from Copenhagen via HangZhou, is a name which is becoming more and more familiar in the Shanghai scene. A regular selector at Uprooted’s Shanghai By Bus event as well as guest spots at Love Bang and Shanghai Yard events, Maze brings some serious heat to the table with a killer vinyl collection of roots and dancehall. He’s played with Uprooted many times but this is his first set at Sub-Culture. Strictly sound-system style!

 

 

12.30 – 01.30: Steven Lorenz + ChaCha + Didje

Steven Lorenz is the newest addition to the Sub-Culture crew and over the last 2 years has honed his style and taste and has become an integral part of the Sub-Culture line up. Originally more into the straight up dance-floor style of Dubstep, recently he has got much deeper into the sound and his recent sets have been deep, dark and heavy, just how we like it! Think producers such as Pinch, Kryptic Minds, Vivek, Biome, etc and you get an idea of his sound. With his own productions with the Intransik Beats crew getting releases on multiple labels around the world, Steven’s sets always deliver.

Joining Steven will be the beautiful voice of ChaCha, and the many voices of Didje. Deadly combination!!!

 

 

01.30 – 03.00: Tes La Rok

We’ve been wanting to lock down this booking for years now, finally Sub-Culture are joined by original badman TES LA ROK!!

Tes La Rok is a DJ and music producer from Helsinki, Finland. He was one of the first international names to break through onto the dubstep scene, and has been featured on a variety of albums such as Soul Jazz’ Steppa’s Delight, Dubstep Allstars 5, Mary-Anne Hobbs’ Evangeline and Mixmag 25 Year Anniversary Mix by Laurent Garnier. He is also the owner of Noppa Recordings, a dubstep label featuring some of the most innovative artists from around the world.

His remix of Uncle Sam’s Round The World Girls on Argon Records in 2007 quickly achieved anthem status, being played in clubs everywhere and winning best 12” in the dubstepforum.com awards. With his new project, Trusta, about to launch on Loefah’s Swamp81 label, Tes’ sound continues to morph and change as the ever-evolving bass scene changes with him. One for the real heads!

 

 

03:00 – End: Drunk Monk + Ubec + guests

Rounding off the night will be Sub-Culture warrior Drunk Monk alongside the mighty Ubec and a few other lyrical guests. Heavyweight vibes till sunrise!

This Saturday’s Line-Up

Published March 16, 2012 by subcultureshanghai

You know the drill. Sub-Culture this Saturday @ The Shelter. Doors open at 9pm. No admittance from 10pm – 11pm. Here is Saturday’s full line up:

 

 

9pm – 10pm: B6

As a special surprise to set the tone and quality for the evening, we are honored to have non other than Shanghai’s B6 join us for a special early evening semi-live ambient set before our lock down. B6 is one of China’s most celebrated electronic musicians, and this very rare appearance is the perfect way to open up a night of serious music.

***** Doors to The Shelter will be locked at 10pm. There will be no admittance from 10pm until 11pm. If you wish to leave The Shelter during this time you will not be allowed to re-enter until 11pm***

 

10pm – 11pm: King Midas Sound DJ Set

As you probably know, The Bug and Daddy Freddy are our guests for this month’s Sub-Culture. The Bug is one of the many pseudonyms of Kevin Martin, the multi talented frequency-fiend from the UK. As well as ‘The Bug’, Kevin’s other current project is King Midas Sound, a group consisting of Kiki Hitomi (Dokebi Q), poet Roger Robinson and himself. Signed to Kode 9’s Hyperdub, Ming Midas Sound released one of 2009’s best albums – ‘Waiting For You’, and their incredible 2011 remix project ‘Without You’, which included reworks by Flying Lotus, Mala, Kode9 and Kuedo to name but a few.  Much deeper than ‘The Bug’, beautifully heavy and hauntingly cerebral, the KMS sound has morphed and progressed over the last few years and is a serious force to be reckoned with. With Kevin already in town, we thought we would bring a little something extra to the table to make this, already immense event, just that bit more special. For the first time ever, Kevin will be playing a DJ set under the King Midas Sound banner.  It is something that he is very excited about as we were the first people to ever suggest this (they usually play live as a group) and so he is planning to make this debut something to remember. Dark drones, warped pop, ambient sound scapes and more, this is an exclusive chance to hear where the King Midas Sound came from, and where its heading.

***** Doors to The Shelter reopen at 11pm *****

11pm – 12pm: dji + George Wyndham + Nick Muzyczka

Quebec’s dji is one of the original members of Uprooted Sunshine/ Sub-Culture and has been djing in Shanghai for over 6 years. Known for his deep, sub heavy dub music, he always warms up the dance in the best way possible. Joining dji for this special anniversary set will be Uprooted’s newest member George Wyndham, on live harmonica, and Nick Muzyczka on Melodica. Dji and George stunned the crowd at Uprooted’s recent appearance in Manila, and with the addition of the very talented Nick on Melodica the trio have been killing it early hours at every Sub-Culture and Uprooted Sunshine night for the last few months. Get ready for some heavy dubbed out vibes.


 12pm – 1am: Steven Lorenz + ChaCha + Didje

Steven Lorenz is the newest addition to the Sub-Culture crew and over the last 2 years has honed his style and taste and has become an integral part of the Sub-Culture line up. Originally more into the straight up dance-floor style of Dubstep, recently he has got much deeper into the sound and his recent sets have been deep, dark and heavy, just how we like it! Think producers such as Pinch, Kryptic Minds, Vivek, Biome, etc and you get an idea of his sound. With his own productions with the Intransik Beats crew getting releases on multiple labels around the world, Steven’s sets always deliver.

Joining Steven will be the beautiful voice of ChaCha, and the many voices of Didje. ChaCha and Didje did an amazing set together with Steven a few months back and so we thought we would put the three of them together again for this special event. The perfect warm up for the audio assault coming up next…

1am – 2.30am: The Bug + Daddy Freddy

This is it. Brace yourselves for a true soundsystem experience like you’ve never seen (or felt) before. Ninja Tune recording artist THE BUG along side the legendary Jamaican MC DADDY FREDDY! Heavyweight riddims, booming bass, screeching sirens, gun shots and more, with a true lyrical mad man on the mic. This is a set you wont forget in a long, long time. No need for more explanation, BE THERE!!!

2.30am – late: Drunk Monk + Ubec + guests

Rounding off the night will be Sub-Culture warrior Drunk Monk alongside the mighty Ubec and a few other lyrical guests. If your system is able to continue after some serious Bug concussion, Drunk Monk will be dropping bombs in The Shelter till the early hours!

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