Started in 2012 by Ivan Belcic (Moon Tyrant, Death to Giants, TMOOS) as a way to showcase the local music coming out of this city, five years in, we're up to 40 artists on this one, exactly twice as much as the track listings on the first one. Hey, that's progress! Coming from the rock side of the local scene, this volume has less representation of Shanghai's electronic artists, although it's a really diverse line-up as far as guitar genres are concerned. Rock, metal, punk, folk, indie, and misc. misc. misc. Looking back to Volume 1, also available on the Bandcamp, exactly one of those 20 bands is still around. That was Shanghai then. This is Shanghai now. The release concert for the record is Saturday night at Inferno. Don't miss that.