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The Shelter

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Basement of
5 Yongfu Lu,
near Fuxing Xi Lu


Xuhui 徐汇


Shanghai Library, 5 mins. walk


Wed-Sat, 9pm-late




Door charge for special events



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Last updated: August 28, 2013

Stalwart of the underground dance music scene, The Shelter provides a forum for both locally-based independent electronic artists and DJs, and new international alternative dance acts. A converted bomb shelter, the club is dark, sweaty, black, loud, and thumping. Virtually every single Shanghai independent promoter has a weekly or monthly party therein, and so music ranges on a given night from Reggae to IDM to Drum n Bass to Electro to Hip Hop. Drinks are cheap (for real cheap) and cover ranges from 10rmb to 50rmb depending on whose playing.

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Fresh off shows with Untold, Bok Bok, and Nguzunguzu, Wooozy Offline brings in another big bass act. This time it's London-based grime producer Mumdance, who's making some seriously next-level jams. Support by Alta, Naaah, and Wooozy Offline residents. Cover is 20rmb for the first 20 people, then 40rmb for everyone after.
On Thu 27 at The Shelter

Rock solid booking of UK Bass/Footwork/Dubstep producer Addison Groove, whose first appearance at The Shelter was one of 2011's best nights. He's got tunes on labels like 50 Weapons and Swamp 81, not to mention a huge arsenal of dubstep trax on Tempa under his Headhunter alias. Support by Siesta, Beardslap, Dman, and Will A. Recommended. Starts at 10pm and goes late. Cover is 60rmb.
On Fri 28 at The Shelter

The Shelter does a Sunday night show with Beijing-born, London-based vocalist and producer FiFi Rong. She's worked with artists like Tricky and a unique voice that creates a dreamy, ethereal vibe. Support by Damacha, Faded Ghost, and Drunk Monk. Cover is 40rmb. Starts at 9pm.
On Sun 30 at The Shelter



Weekly hip hop night that's been running for three years down in an old bomb shelter on Yongfu Lu. Free entry, open mic. Frequented by local hip hop DJs, dancers, and MCs. Residents are T-Plus and DJ Caution and guests often show up and drop sets. Usually gets busy around midnight. Music policy = mostly old school and underground, no new top 40 hip hop. Starts at 10pm, goes late. No cover. Good vibes and consistently fun.
Every Wed at The Shelter



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