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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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Transit is a new idea from a bunch of local people looking for somewhere to play the more "low-slung, chuggy, and downright weird side of house and techno". The first installment will be brought to you by regulars Tom Hughes, Alan Shayinde and Will A. Goes from 10pm to 5am the next day. Price: 30rmb at the door.
On Fri 01 at The Shelter

Bass crew Wonky Kong brings in KEIZOmachine from Hifana for a live set at this bomb shelter club. Expect live MPC/Maschine sampling action. More info in this documentary about Hifana right here. Support by Beardslap, Dman, Siesta, and Donn. Cover is 50rmb, or 30rmb before midnight for those who follow MyPhreaktion on WeChat. Goes from 10pm until late.
On Sat 02 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



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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