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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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Shanghai's only monthly party for grime, garage, club trax and bass-heavy riddims celebrates two years in the game, down in the bomb shelter. Solid selectors and friendly people. Music by Naaah, Alta, Robjamdj, Zean, DJ Sleepless, and Howell. Cover is 30rmb. Recommended.
On Sat 25 at The Shelter
Excellent Thursday night booking of warped Hawaiian hip hop / bass music producer Mr Carmack. Just slammin beats that sound like hip hop instrumentals getting pulled apart by a dimensional rip. Check out some tunes on his Bandcamp if you're not familiar. Cover TBA. Starts at 10pm and goes late. Recommended.
On Thu 30 at The Shelter


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