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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, Reaper, and more heads down in the bomb shelter. It's basement vibes,...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | Wednesdays |
    • Downstate: Devil Worship You EP Release

      Dark, dank bass music and trap from Shanghai's own Downstate, as he drops another EP on Shanghai's own SVBKVLT label. Also a lover of tea, Carl's Jr., and Sega Saturn, Downstate has been producing for years and has...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Fri Jul 29, 2016 |
    • Lost Cargo ft. Liyo (HE4RTBROKEN)

      Avant garde club music and heavy bass in the bomb shelter from the Lost Cargo crew. Their guest this month is Liyo from the Belgian collective HE4RTBROKEN, which, according to their Soundcloud , is "a very emo night...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Thu Jul 28, 2016 |
    • Soul Crates

      Long running hip hop, funk, and soul night Soul Crates is back in the bomb shelter. No lineup or info, but judging from past affairs, it's probably V-Nutz, HbD, and Ceezy on DJ duty. Always a good night of classics...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Sat Jul 30, 2016 |


    • 2016-07-23 Finished


      One of Beijing's finest underground DJs continues his quarterly residency in Shanghai's finest bomb shelter. Fans of bass music, grime, trap, and avant garde club trax will find much to like in his sets. Support from...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Sat Jul 23, 2016 |
    • 2016-07-22 Finished


      V/O/I/D continues transmitting the noise through time and space, empowering patrons and vessels alike to vibrate in unison to the sound. Exercising the transmission protocols on this occassion are Shanghai Ultra, MHP,...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Fri Jul 22, 2016 |
    • 2016-07-21 Finished

      Push and Pull: Naaah and Swimful

      Monthly night for grime, club trax, and UK-centric bass music returns to the bomb shelter. Wicked tunes, innit M8. Music by Naaah and Swimful, both solid producers as well as DJs. Goes from 10pm-4am. Cover is 20rmb.
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Thu Jul 21, 2016 |
    • 2016-07-16 Finished

      Space Debris Committee: Pearson Sound

      UK-bass producer par excellence Pearson Sound recently dropped a banger of an experimental house track called " XLB ", with a picture of a blue Xiao Long Bao for the cover art. The babyfaced producer has been making...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Sat Jul 16, 2016 |
    • 2016-07-15 Finished

      Sweatshop pres. Dom & Roland (Moving Shadow / Metalheadz)

      Old school drum and bass hits the basement at The Shelter as 20-year DnB veteran Dom & Roland plays Shanghai. As one of the pioneers of the “tech-step” genre, he is well known for his cinematic otherworldly...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Fri Jul 15, 2016 |
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