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    • ADDRESS:
      Basement of
      5 Yongfu Lu,
      near Fuxing Xi Lu
      永福路5号, 近复兴西路
    • PHONE:
    • AREA:
      Xuhui
    • METRO:
      5 mins walk from Shanghai Library
    • HOURS:
      Tue-Sat, 9pm-late (Tue is movie night)
    • CARDS:
      None
    • WEB:
      -
    • SmartShanghai.com 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.
  • ARCHIVED EVENTS

    • 2016-04-30 Finished

      VOID

      Shanghai's top night for underground house and techno returns to the bomb shelter, this time with residents Shanghai_Ultra, Wensen, Provoda, and NMLSS. If you're looking for proper, no-bullshit techno with a Detroit...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Sat Apr 30, 2016 |
    • 2016-04-28 Finished

      Lost Cargo w/Vanilla Killer (Spain)

      Underground electronic night Lost Cargo returns to the bomb shelter with Barcelona DJ / producer Vanilla Killer for a night of juke, jungle, and bass. She's part of the Cientosesenta crew, a Spanish outfit pushing...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Thu Apr 28, 2016 |
    • 2016-04-22 Finished

      SVBKVLT: Kai Luen: The Hollow Ghost Release Party

      After their last release by Swimful, Shanghai-based label SVBKLVT drops a new LP by Kai Luen, a.k.a. Soulspeak . The Beijing-based producer branches out from his usual hip hop beats and into darker, grimier, and...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Fri Apr 22, 2016 |
    • 2016-04-21 Finished

      Say Yes: Hiroshi Watanabe [Transmat / Kompakt]

      Another Thursday night techno and deep house booking in the bomb shelter, this time with Tokyo-based producer Hiroshi Watanabe , who has releases on Detroit label Transmat. He's supported by Shanghai's own MIIIA and...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Thu Apr 21, 2016 |
    • 2016-04-16 Finished

      Push and Pull 3rd Anniversary w/Pakin & Dekishi

      Shanghai's night for gar-age, grime, club trax, and other UK-centric dance music turns three. They're celebrating with a couple of grime MCs coming straight outta Tokyo, Pakin and Dekishi. Support from lcoal...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Sat Apr 16, 2016 |
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