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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)
    • CARDS:
      Local cards accepted
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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.
    • 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 |
    • Voltage Divider

      Experimental live electronics night Voltage Divider returns to the basement featuring a new duo from Beijing Earsnail (members of White+ and Da Bang), joined by Shanghai's Future Gaze, SoundSpade, and XC3N. Expect a...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Thu Jul 7, 2016 |
    • Lost Cargo w/ Cian O' Donnell (NZ) & Fauxe + Mediocre Haircut Crew (SG)

      "New Zealand and Singapore, one is known as island vibe melodic music region, one makes the high yield of groove urban beats production." Is that right. Cian O' Donnell of the Turnaround party series, and Fauxe +...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Thu Jun 30, 2016 |
    • Yen Tech Live - Devil May Cry Tour

      Darker techno sounds and left-field bass music on the docket with Yen Tech, AKA Korean American performance artist and producer Nick Newlin, performing a live set on esoteric electronic gizmos. Support from the most...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Sat Jul 2, 2016 |
    • Yeti pres. Roska (RKS / London)

      Always-hustling party crew Yeti is back in the basement, hosting in RKS / London producer Roska . Expect swung house percussion, blocky melodies, and body-battering sub-bass. Big supporting cast: Swimfull,...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Fri Jul 1, 2016 |


    • 2016-06-25 Finished

      SVBKVLT: Prettybwoy - Solstice EP Release Party

      Shanghai underground bass / grime label SVBKVLT has been killing it with the releases lately. Already this year they've put out the Swimful EP, a remix EP for that, Kai Luen's debut EP, another S L V EP, and there's...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Sat Jun 25, 2016 |
    • 2016-06-24 Finished

      Soul Crates pres. DJ Day

      Summer hip hop vibes care of DJ Day, the special guest at Shanghai OG V-Nutz' Soul Crates night. Should be a fantastic voyage. Chill beats and soul in the sun. 60rmb cover. 10pm start.
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Fri Jun 24, 2016 |
    • 2016-06-18 Finished

      Crucial! Zion Train meets Vibronics

      Biggest reggae / dub / soundsystem booking of the month, possibly of the whole year, with North London's Zion Train and Vibronics from Leicester bringing the bass to the bomb shelter, along with ChaCha, DJ Maze,...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Sat Jun 18, 2016 |
    • 2016-06-17 Finished


      VOID techno militia are back for another night of deep Detroit classic techno at The Shelter. Residents nmlss, SH_Ultra, Nat Alexander, and Wensen dictate proceedings. "Dress to unimpress, just dance." 40rmb cover....
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Fri Jun 17, 2016 |
    • 2016-06-16 Finished

      CINEMQ: 12 / Wavvy

      Ladyboys and riotgrrrls, drag kings and butchqueens, dust off your wigs and heels for the final CINEMQ of 2016. "Come queer, come fabulous, come unapologetic as we kick off ShanghaiPRIDE Film Festival in the dark...
      Arts, Community, Nightlife | The Shelter | on Thu Jun 16, 2016 |
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