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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, 10pm-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.

      This special edition of CINEMQ celebrates queered spaces in every form. "From clubs to cruising grounds, collectives to communities…sites cut with glitter, with tears, with blood. In the absence of a home, we take shelter where we can."...
      Arts, Community, Nightlife | The Shelter | on Tue Dec 6, 2016
    • Void pres. Ceephax Acid Crew

      Ceephax Acid Crew returns to The Shelter as Void prepare for one last blast of proper underground house and techno. Comedy MCing over psychedelic and uplifting acid-rave techno beamed live directly from an assortment of vintage Roland...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Sat Dec 10, 2016
    • Karma Koma

      Created by ChaCha (Faded Ghost), Karma-Koma was the first monthly Thursday night event at The Shelter, featuring more cerebral dance tunes. A night of smokey beats, trip hop, instrumental hip hop and abstract sound, Karma Koma hosted...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | today
    • Sweatshop pres. Their Final Show feat. Stamina MC

      Shanghai's longest running drum'n'bass night Sweatshop makes its final Shelter call with an all-star lineup, and special appearances from prolific drum'n'bass MC and vocalist Stamina MC and stateside's Dave Owen. After laying down the...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Fri Dec 9, 2016
    • 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, and they don't play...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | Wednesdays
    • Howell & V-Nutz

      The two Shelter co-managers, Gaz and Gary, assume the duties on the decks on last time, handling music for the whole night at The Shelter. Howell and V-Nutz probably taking several spins down memory lane at the bomb and culture shelter....
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Fri Dec 30, 2016
    • The Shelter's Final Night

      End of an era. This is the last night of The Shelter and the club is welcoming back some 20 DJs from the past to play a rapid succession of sets all night long or until they get shut down. Expect everyone and everything to get turned...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Sat Dec 31, 2016


    • 2016-12-03 Finished

      The Shelter 9th Anniversary Pt. 2

      A huge night at The Shelter for the second part of their anniversary special. An all-star cast of faces from the past are sharing a bill, including returning heroes icenine from ROM, Blaise Deville, Hammacide, and more. Full line-up:...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Sat Dec 3, 2016
    • 2016-12-02 Finished

      Shelter 9th Anniversary Pt. 1 feat. Shorkut, Kuroda Daisuke, V-Nutz

      Kicking off their 9-year anniversary December death march is a night of classic old school hip hop and turntabalism from Shorkut, Kuroda Daisuke, and Captain Smiles V-Nutz. 100rmb cover. Starts 10pm.
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Fri Dec 2, 2016
    • 2016-12-02 Finished

      Soul Crates Finale – 45s Session

      The Shelter’s first and last all 45s session will be at the Soul Crates finale special. All the music will be provided by the funk master Kuroda Daisuke from Tokyo, and an all-time great DJ Shortkut, founder of Soul Crates V-Nutz and the...
      NOT TAGGED | The Shelter | on Fri Dec 2, 2016
    • 2016-12-01 Finished

      oOoOO w/ Faded Ghost and Serbey Gubka

      Kicking off one final month of music for The Shelter, they host in oOoOO. Legendary pioneer of the witch house genre, oOoOO breaks a three year hiatus of touring for a gaunt through Asia. Known for his haunting beats and visual...
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Thu Dec 1, 2016
    • 2016-11-26 Finished

      Sub-Culture 9 Years Pt. 2: Ikonika & Shackup

      Sub-Culture presents two evenings of boundary pushing music celebrating their 9 year anniversary, with guests from America, India, UK and China, plus an installation from Dre Romero (Friday) and visuals by Kim Laughton (Saturday)....
      Nightlife | The Shelter | on Sat Nov 26, 2016
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