Party Planner: 10 Best Nightlife Events This Weekend

By Erica Martin, January 11, 2018

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That's Shanghai takes a look at the best parties of the week:


Jan 11: Cocoonics

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This Thursday night collab between Daily Vinyl and Elevator offers up a set by Hong Kong-based producer Cocoonics, whose bedroom-y sound is a mix of hip-hop, jazz, boombap and chillwave. Support provided by local DJs Kin.J and Ollo-mam. Cover price includes a mix CD.
Jan 11, 10pm, RMB30. Elevator, see event listing.


Jan 11: Girls Night Out Myrra Jewelry

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Bar Rouge and MVP Events team up for the latest Girls Night Out ladies night, featuring giveaways from accessories designer Myrra Jewelry. Cocktails and manicures are free for ladies, and there is no cover before 12.30am if you use the password “MVP.”
Jan 11, 9.30pm, no cover before 12.30am, then RMB100. Bar Rouge, see event listing.


Jan 12: Nur Jaber

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The first party of the new year from longstanding local techno crew Asian Vibes features rising star techno producer Nur Jaber. Originally hailing from Beirut, she’s now based in Berlin and is gaining recognition for her rich and dance-friendly take on techno.
Jan 12, 10pm. Elevator, see event listing.


Jan 12: Afro Bund

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UNICO offers up this Afrohouse dance party, with DJs S.Kiv and Tommy B. showcasing tracks by the various Afrohouse DJs that UNICO has hosted over the years, from DJ Boddhi Satva to Osunlade. Gin & tonics are free flow from 9.30-10.30pm.
Jan 12, 9pm. UNICO Shanghai, see event listing


Jan 12: Emil Chang: 30 Years of DJing

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Celia hosts the 30th DJing anniversary of Emil Chang. With a support roster of no less than 25 different DJs and 3 VJs who are all residents and friends of the club, it seems poised to be quite the party. Cover price includes a drink.
Jan 12, 10pm, RMB100. Elevator, see event listing.


Jan 13: Markus Suckut

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The Mansion hosts a set by German techno DJ and producer Markus Suckut, as part of a China tour by Shanghai's 4x4x4x4 crew and Beijing's Konekt Asia. Max Shen and Hu Yang provide support. The cover price provides you with 5, yes 5, drinks.
Jan 13, 11pm, RMB150. The Mansion, see event listing.


Jan 13: Huit Etoiles Tokyo Disco

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Tokyo-based DJ crew Huit Etoiles has created a unique sound that fuses Japanese and European folk music with disco bangers. As one of the most popular nu disco crews working out of the city, their latest tour brings them to Dad Shanghai, where resident DJs EMK, Que Sakamoto, Tamaru and Sotaro will all perform. Altieri spins in support.
Jan 13, 10pm. Dada, see event listing.


Jan 13: Oskar Offerman & Jacob Chenaux

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Micro/wave hosts two major players in German house and techno. Oskar Offerman has worked with a slew of important labels and is known for his lush and groovy aesthetic, while relative newcomer Jacob Chenaux is the founder of the vibrant and eclectic label Traffic Records. Catch them both at Elevator.
Jan 13, 10pm. Elevator, see event listing.


Jan 13: FPM (Fanastic Plastic Machine)

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THE CUT offers up an interesting booking in the form of Fantastic Plastic Machine. The Kyoto-born DJ and producer is known for his unique style of club music, which weaves in a kitschy blend of lounge music, orchestral pop and bossa nova. He’s released 8 albums and been featured on the soundtracks of movies like Austin Powers and The Girl Next Door.
Jan 13, 8pm (happy hour until 10pm). THE CUT Rooftop, see event listing.


Jan 13: Barbarism

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This fun new monthly party concept at Le Baron is meant to fill a hole in Shanghai’s nightlife scene for pop and indie dance music. Each month, a well-known producer will “release their pop instincts,” according to the organizers, playing edits and mash-ups that might be a far cry from the type of music they’re known for. The headliner is kept secret on purpose so that party-goers don’t show up with any preconceptions about the music. Check out the inaugural party this Saturday.
Jan 13, 10pm, no cover (RSVP or table booking recommended). Le Baron, see event listing.


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