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    • ADDRESS:
      Basement of
      5 Yongfu Lu,
      near Fuxing Xi Lu
      永福路5号, 近复兴西路
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    • METRO:
      5 mins walk from Shanghai Library
    • HOURS:
      Tue-Sat, 9pm-late (Tue is movie night)
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    • Editor's Description
      Stalwart of the underground dance music scene, The Shelter provides a forum for locally-based independent electronic artists and DJs, and new international alternative dance acts. Everyone from Kode 9 and The Bug to Drexciya, Dam Funk, and Madlib have played here. A converted bomb shelter, the club is dark, sweaty, black, loud, and thumping. Music ranges on a given night from Reggae to IDM to Drum n Bass to Electro to Hip Hop. Wednesdays are always hip hop, Thursdays -- if it's open -- are usually techno, or sometimes a random booking. Drinks are cheap and cover ranges from 10rmb to 100rmb, depending on whose playing. In September 2015, they got a bit of a remodel so it's a little nicer now. Check our event listings to see what's on.
    • Voltage Divider + Sub-Cinema pres. 'I Dream Of Wires' + Alpine Decline + Gooooose

      Voltage 分压器 Divider and Sub-Cinema present the epic four-hour modular synthesizer documentary I Dream of Wires . Preview . Joining on the night is Beijing experimental duo Alpine Decline doing their album release...
      Community, Nightlife | The Shelter | on Tue Jun 7, 2016 |
    • Come Correct

      Four years later and this weekly hip hop night is STILL going on. Expect old school hip hop, dancehall, and funk by T-Plus, Dead702, DJ Caution, Roo, and more heads down in the bomb shelter. It's basement vibes, and...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | Wednesdays |
    • Wooozy Offline pres. Kamixlo

      “The musician who'll be soundtracking 2016.” - VICE. A leading member of London’s influential ‘Bala Club', the collective throwing some of the city’s biggests parties, Kamixlo brings the anarchic bass jams to...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Wed Jun 8, 2016 |


    • 2016-05-28 Finished

      V/O/I/D pres. Jerome Hill

      Growing up on pirate radio in the UK, Jerome Hill has been DJing on a pair of turntables since the ‘90s; he’s pulled out anything from hip hop, acid house, bleeps, breakbeat, and techno. Having managed and curated two...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Sat May 28, 2016 |
    • 2016-05-27 Finished

      Come Correct All Stars B.I.S. Official After-Parties

      The official after-party series for the B-Boy Battle in Shanghai is hosted by the Come Correct Crew at The Shelter. Real hip shit, hip shit ya don't quit. The line-up includes Jackson Turner (NY), Jado and Far East...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Fri May 27, 2016 |
    • 2016-05-21 Finished

      Popasuda pres. Punk/Reggae Legend Scratchy Sounds

      Popasuda hosts in Scratchy Sounds, a punk / reggae DJ that hails from the UK punk scene of the '70s. He spent two years touring with The Clash, in between supporting the likes of Blondie, The Cramps, The Stooges, and...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Sat May 21, 2016 |
    • 2016-05-20 Finished

      SVBKVLT: Swimful – PM2.5 Remixes Release Party

      One of Shanghai's best records of 2016, Swimful's PM2.5 hit number one on Juno's Bass Music Album charts and got play on Rinse FM, NTS, Radar Radar, and BBC Radio. Shanghai city representing! The EP just got the...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Fri May 20, 2016 |
    • 2016-05-19 Finished

      Lost Cargo: Faded Ghost & Aivilox B2B Session

      Local DJs Faded Ghost (a.k.a. ChaCha) and Aivilox go back-to-back all night long on wax. Expect beats, unreleased stuff, music made by friends, some dark moods, love vibes, and groovy shit. 20rmb cover.
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Thu May 19, 2016 |
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