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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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Editor's Description
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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Bass music all night long at The Shelter as Shanghai-based Conrank teams up with Holland's Subp Yao for a back-to-back set. Heavy local support from Misloop (Tianjin), MC Jado (Shanghai), Zean (Harbin), 3ASiC (Nanjing), and Q-Kraft (UK). Starts at 10pm and goes late. Cover is 50rmb.
On Fri 19 at The Shelter

Proper techno innit mate? All night in the bomb shelter...House, techno, and usual VOID shiz. Special guest is Jackie, a fine Chinese DJ who's on that Underground Resistance/Basic Channel tip. Cover is 40rmb. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
On Sat 20 at The Shelter

Grime, Garage, Club Trax, and UK Funky in an old bomb shelter on Christmas. Always knew life would turn out like this. Solid local DJs Alta and Naaaah throwing down back-to-back all night. Get a taste of their sounds on the Soundclouds. Free entry before midnight, 20rmb after. Starts at 10pm.
On Thu 25 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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