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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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The monthly night for Grime, UK Funky, Gar-age, and Deep Tech returns to this bomb-shelter venue. Music by residents Alta and Naaah plus guest Beardslap who just put together this mix ahead of the night. Recommended if you're into the UK side of bass music. Cover is 20rmb, starts at 10pm and goes late. More tunes on the Push and Pull Soundcloud.
On Thu 24 at The Shelter

This is the night in Shanghai for the darker side of electronic music, like industrial, acid, techno, and dub. This month they're hosting Shawn O'Sullivan from the prestigious L.I.E.S. label. Take a listen to his Boiler Room set right here. Support by residents Tzusing and Illsee. Starts at 10pm, cover is 50rmb.
On Fri 25 at The Shelter

For over six years, this has been the night for underground techno and house in Shanghai. This month they've got GINGA a.k.a. Taro Nakamura in for a bass-heavy Japanese techno workout. Cover is 30rmb. Starts at 10pm, gets busy around midnight, and goes till dawn.
On Sat 26 at The Shelter



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