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    • ADDRESS:
      115 Xingfu Lu,
      near Fahuazhen Lu
      幸福路115号, 近法华镇路
    • PHONE:
      150 0018 2212
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    • AREA:
    • METRO:
      10 mins walk from Jiaotong University
    • HOURS:
      Wed-Sat, 8pm-late
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    • Editor's Description
      Dada is a classic Shanghai dive bar / small-club that has local DJs spinning house and underground dance music Thursday-Saturday. Situated in the middle of Xingfu Lu, it caters to a younger Chinese and expat crowd in a comfortable, pretentious-free environment. Drinks are cheap (30-40rmb), there's ample lounge seating, and music varies from night to night depending on whose playing. The club is managed by a Shanghai-based independent promoter, so expect the DJ/music crowd lounging therein. They've got deals on Vedett, Beer Lao, cheap Tiger drafts, cheap mixes, and changing drink specials. Friday and Saturday are always busy by midnight, whereas Thursdays are totally hit or miss. Recommended.
    • Wonky Kong pres. Addison Groove

      Coming off his rocker of a set previously at The Shelter, the "Headhunter" returns to Shanghai with Wonky Kong at Dada. A dubstep mainstay who’s released a multitude of singles for Tempa and Nomad - he has pushed the boudries of dance...
      Nightlife | Dada | on Fri Mar 31, 2017
    • Wooozy Offline and Genome pres. Why Be + Rui Ho

      Radically undefinable. Sounds that span 2000 years, from Song Dynasty poetry to the ambient noise of future mega-cities. Club music that is hectic, cathartic and space/time collapsing. Wooozy Offline and Genome present Why Be and Rui Ho....
      Nightlife | Dada | on Sun Apr 2, 2017
    • Kilocon Takeover by High Love

      Kilocon is a record label based in that weird part of the internet, "cause variety freaks out basic people". The Thursday jam at Dada is Hungarian producer/DJ Aron Lotfi throwing it all against the wall -- the sounds and beats of...
      Nightlife | Dada | Thursdays
    • Come Correct Crew

      Every Wednesday at Dada Shanghai, the Come Correct Crew... comes correct with a night of hip hop via a strong '90s bent. Classic old school mixed with newer sounds from the long-running Shanghai party brand, plus live MCing. After The...
      Nightlife | Dada | Wednesdays
    • SHFT. pres. Josh Pan

      OWSLA’s very own Josh Pan (LA) links up with the SHFT for a five-city run through China. Singed to Shrillex'a label, his sound is a mix of dark trap to "full turn up" with his own unique style. Sounds youthful. 80rmb pre-sale ; 120rmb...
      Nightlife | Dada | on Mon Apr 3, 2017
    • Wooozy Offline and Genome pres. Gaika

      London-based Gaika Tavares plays powerful, adventurous dancehall - electronic gospel music for the church of technology. It’s political, observant, relevant, but also gloriously danceable. The Brixton-based producer and singer has been...
      Nightlife | Dada | on Sat Apr 15, 2017


    • 2017-03-18 Finished

      The Mighty Popasuda

      Skinny Brown returns to Dada for another night of global sounds, reggae, and dancehall. Playing a massive 8 hour set, expect a finely curated selection of global music, with a sweaty dirty dancefloor, going off till 5 in the morning....
      Nightlife | Dada | on Sat Mar 18, 2017
    • 2017-03-17 Finished

      HOLLY SH*T!

      Run by Djs Thoma Cher and Charp, HOLLY SH*T have been heavily involved in the nu disco / house (re)naissance in the city and brought a bunch of big name DJs over here (The Revenge, Dj Steef, Hot Toddy, Till Von Sein, Sleazy McQueen,...
      Nightlife | Dada | on Fri Mar 17, 2017
    • 2017-03-11 Finished

      the same as it ever was

      "after a year off of nightlife/dada, i'm back. same stuff as it ever was, except maybe a little more rock music." Atta boy, CSTC. No cover. Starts 10pm.
      Nightlife | Dada | on Sat Mar 11, 2017
    • 2017-03-09 Finished

      Goth Trad

      Japan's dubstep king, Goth Trad is back. “Vibrant, unhinged and unpredictable. ” Kuedo (Planet Mu) “A one man army mutating the UK hardcore continuum in Japan.” Kode 9 (Hyperdub) “If we must compare, ‘Mad Raver’s Dance Floor’ combines...
      Nightlife | Dada | on Thu Mar 9, 2017
    • 2017-03-03 Finished

      VOID 303

      Featuring Void resident DJs, Shanghai's bunch of nomadic Techno rebels and general malcontents, the VOID Crew, bring their proper techno to Dada again, along with their vinyls, Detroit tattoos, masks, Richie Hawtin effigies and TR-909...
      Nightlife | Dada | on Fri Mar 3, 2017
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