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The Shelter
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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:
    • METRO:
      5 mins walk from Shanghai Library
    • HOURS:
      Wed-Sat, 9pm-late
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    • Editor's Description
      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.
    • Come Correct

      Grimey weekly hip hop night that's been running for three years down in an old bomb shelter on Yongfu Lu. Music policy is old school and underground hip hop by DJ Caution, T-Plus, and friends. Definitely no new top 40 hip hop (you'll...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | Wednesdays until Jan 1 2016 |
    • Heavy HK | U.K.Dancehall Queen Lady Chann

      Heavy night for bashment, grime, and dancehall. Coming straight out of London, Lady Chann has dropped heavy tracks with cats like Flowdan and released on Congo Natty . Fans of jump-up dancehall, reggae, jungle hybrid shiz will dig....
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Fri Jul 24 2015 |
    • DJ Paypal

      Anonymous juke producer DJ Paypal from the mighty, cutting-edge Teklife label arrives in the bomb shelter. Hyper, next-level bass music / disco / rap shiz. He's just released some crazy, Starfox warp–speed boogie on Lucky Me , and...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Fri Jul 17 2015 |
    • Sweatshop Pres. Siesta Loca with Dave Owen

      Local drum'n'bass (and Pie Society) queen Siesta Jane is celebrating her birthday with an all vinyl dnb set, with Sweatshop comrade Dave Owen coming straight out of Indiana (dude played a killer set last year), plus eight other DJs and...
      NOT TAGGED | The Shelter | on Sat Jul 4 2015 |
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      Void Presents: MHP - Shanghai Son of Techno

      Shanghai's finest night for techno returns to the bomb Shelter. VOID have been throwing parties at Shelter since the club's opening night in 2007, and it's always a proper rave that rages until 5am. Nothing but underground techno and...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Fri Jun 26 2015 |
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      Push and Pull w/ Robjamdj

      Long-running monthly night for grime, gar-age, deep tech, club trax, gqom, and other next level sounds returns to the bomb shelter. Basically, shit you would hear on RinseFM. Music by residents Alta and Naaah, with support from Robjamdj,...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Thu Jun 25 2015 |
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      So, a bashment party is an old-school reggae / dancehall night with hip hop mixed in. Monday is a public holiday, so there's a bashment in the bomb shelter on Sunday night. Music by Mase (easily one of China's best reggae / dancehall...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Sun Jun 21 2015 |
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      Quality Control: DJ Kentaro (Ninja Tune)

      World DMC turntable champion DJ Kentaro back in the Bomb Shelter. Before signing to Ninja Tune in 2005, he was the 2002 DMC World champ AND the Japan champ, and placed #3 in the world in 2001. Lot of skills on the decks. For a taste,...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Sat Jun 20 2015 |
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      Sub-Culture Presents: M.E.S.H (Pan, Janus)

      Sub-Culture back in the bomb shelter with some avant-garde bass shiz. They've got M.E.S.H coming from Berlin, who's a resident at the influential Janus party there. Fans of Arca will find much to like here -- the riddims are similarly...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Fri Jun 19 2015 |
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      Pounding techno in the bomb shelter. The monthly Bassment night focuses on the dark funk/progressive style of the genre. For June, they've got residnets Donn, Misloop, and James Lealand, joined by guest DJ NMLSS. No frills, just techno....
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Thu Jun 18 2015 |
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      Wonky Kong Pres. Roska

      Purveyors of bass music Wonky Kong finally bring in Roska from the UK for a night of UK Funky, gar-age, grime, bassline, and bass-heavy house music in the bomb shelter. They've been trying to book this guy for at least 4-5 years....
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Sat Jun 13 2015 |
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      Crucial! feat. Naram (Jahtari - Live)

      Shelter kicks out a classic dancehall reggae night with special guest Naram from world-respected German label, Jaahtari. On the desks: 80s digikal reggae vibes and a dark, vintage atmosphere. Line-up: Naram (live), ChaCha, Far East...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Fri Jun 12 2015 |
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      Space Debris Committee with ENA

      "Space Debris Committee is an international dance floor in Shanghai for the coordination of activities related to the man-made and natural debris in musical space." Totally. Main guest is ENA, a producer from Tokyo who deals in Drum n...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Sat Jun 6 2015 |
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      Sub-Culture pres. Air Max '97

      Sub-Culture kidz host in some next level shiz from Australia: Air Max '97. From the press: "His music is an ‘oblique’, a hybrid form of club [music] where abstract sounds are thrust together to create a compelling contrast." Sounds...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Fri Jun 5 2015 |
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      Wooozy Offline: Palmstry

      Sino grime and trippy bass music Chinese music portal Wooozy and promo crew Yeti In The Basement team up to bring in Mixpak Records' Palmistry for a DJ Set. Pretty interesting stuff. Some of it has vocals. Support from the Yeti crew....
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Sat May 30 2015 |

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