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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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This monthly bass music/D&B party moves to The Shelter. For their October debut they've got UK Grime/Jackin' crew Push & Pull, DJ Caution playing an old school jungle set, and JCC, an old-school promoter from Guangzhou who's now a doctor in Germany. Definitely one to catch. Plus residents Roo and Resinate. Cover is 20rmb after midnight, free before.
On Thu 23 at The Shelter

Ultra hip NYC MC/DJ duo MeLo-X and Jasmine Solano drop their hazy strain of R&B, hip hop, reggae, and electronic music at this staple basement club. They've been running a popular club night called Electric Punanny in New York, with guests like Murs, Kid Cudi, and more. They've done mixes with Machinedrum, been remixed by artists like PARTYNEXTDOOR and Sango, and supported people like Talib Kweli and Wiz Khalifa. Their Soundcloud sounds pretty good. This is the only Chinese date on their door. Support by V-Nutz and guests. Cover is 80rmb including a drink.
On Fri 24 at The Shelter

The new party [sic] Transit returns to this bomb shelter with two guests, Black Merlin and Soundspade, dropping electronica, house and techno. Check out Black Merlin's Boiler Room set here for a taste. Support by Will A., Tom Hughes, Shanyinde, and Loke. Cover is 50rmb. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
On Sat 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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