DANCE OR DIE — Turntablism geniuses Birdy Nam Nam return to China

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November 25, 2016
Venue Name
Yugong Yishan
3-2 Zhangzizhong Lu, Dongcheng District
6404 2711

Pioneers of turntablism

Winner of 2002 DMC World DJ Championship

Winner of 2010 Victoires de la Musique Electronic / Dance revelation

French turntablism pioneer Birdy Nam Nam uses turntables as instruments to actually compose and play music, providing thoroughly inventive beats and absolutely refreshing sonic experiments. Freely bold loops and samples, along with skillfully refined scratching and juggling, can easily transport you into an universe of a dance music full of surprises and excitement, letting out your unwillingly restless inner power.

After being crowed at the DMC World DJ Championship in 2003, Birdy Nam Nam released their virgin eponymous album, which is confirmed an undoubtedly great success and soon link them to those great names: with Yuksek and Justice, they produced the second album  “Manual for Successful Rioting” ; with Para One come along third album “Defiant Order”. In 2010, BNN was awarded the Electronic / Dance revelation of the year at the Victoires de la Musique, after defeating Air, Wax Tailor and David Guetta. Two years later, the Dubstep Remix of previous hit Goin’In by Skrillex successfully opened the gate toward big mainstream stages in North America Music Scene for them, where came the opportunity to collaborate with A$AP Rocky in “Wild For The Night”. Beyond music, Birdy Nam Nam is also involved in top notch artistic collaborations, check out The Parachute Ending’s 60s’ Sci-fi look MV, which is archived by Guggenheim Museum New York.

In 2016, after a 4-year-long break of introspection and creating, and DJ Pone leaving the band, The now Parisian Trio (Crazy B, Lil’ Mike, and DJ Need) is coming back with something totally New – “Dance or Die” : Farewell to the playful and smokey abstract hip-hop heard since the first LP, and hello to heavy motorized electro beats design to cause mayhem in live!

Special Guests: SUN GLITTERS

Sun Glitters is stage name Luxembourg electronic music producer Victor Ferreira, a man who cuts together glitteringly lush sunshine vocal samples with stop-start minimal beats surrounded in wave after wave of synths.

NOV 25th 21:00
NO.3-2 Zhangzizhong Road, Dongcheng
Tel: (86) 010 6404 2711 –
¥180 (Presale) / ¥240(Door)

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