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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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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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UK Bass, Grime, and Dubstep in a bomb shelter. The Push and Pull crew drop everything from old Wiley tunes to DMZ records to the newest shiz coming out of the London underground. Affable fellows running the night, too. This month Alta is doing an early set of sublow, eski, and 8 Bar grime, then Naaah takes over for the rest of the night. Cover is 20rmb, or free if you RSVP to Starts at 10pm and goes late.
On Thu 25 at The Shelter

Big, big booking on a public holiday night as Sub-Culture brings in L-Vis 1990 from London. He's the co-founder of Night Slugs, one of the most exciting dance labels of the past decade. His solo productions are just as eclectic and impressive. Check those out over on Soundcloud. Cover is 80rmb, including a drink. Starts at 10pm and goes late. Support by Howie Lee, Tzu Sing, Downstate, and Drunk Monk.
On Tue 30 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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