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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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The monthly party for techno and tech house returns to the old bomb Shelter on Yongfu Lu. Music by Kaka, John Yang, Ben Huang, Misloop, and resident James Lealand. VJ Joi providing the visuals. Free entry before midnight, 20rmb after.
On Thu 18 at The Shelter

Wonky Kong brings back NY bass music artist Drop The Lime, this time performing under his Curses alias. Sounds like bassline-heavy deep house with some jackin' elements, and should appeal to fans of Dusky and AUS recordings' output. Check out his Soundcloud for a bit of that. Support by Beardslap, Dman, Donn, Siesta, and Will A. Cover is 60rmb at the door. Starts at 10pm.
On Fri 19 at The Shelter

Chinese music website Wooozy presents dynamic LA duo Asma Maroof and Daniel Pineda, aka Nguzunguzu performing "an eerie dose of deep electronics". Seriously good stuff - check out their music right here. Wooozy Residents DJ Sleepless, Deep 19, and Jackie will also be on deck. Price: 80rmb. Goes from 10pm to late.
On Sat 20 at The Shelter

UK Bass, Grime, and Dubstep in a bomb shelter. The Push and Pull crew drop everything from old Wiley tunes to DMZ records to the newest shiz coming out of the London underground. Affable fellows running the night, too. This month Alta is doing an early set of sublow, eski, and 8 Bar grime, then Naaah takes over for the rest of the night. Cover is 20rmb, or free if you RSVP to Starts at 10pm and goes late.
On Thu 25 at The Shelter

Big, big booking on a public holiday night as Sub-Culture brings in L-Vis 1990 from London. He's the co-founder of Night Slugs, one of the most exciting dance labels of the past decade. His solo productions are just as eclectic and impressive. Check those out over on Soundcloud. Cover is 80rmb, including a drink. Starts at 10pm and goes late. Support by Howie Lee, Tzu Sing, Downstate, and Drunk Monk.
On Tue 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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