That's Shanghai takes a look at the best parties of the week.
Jul 12: Didi Han
A solid Thursday night booking from Le Baron comes in the form of Didi Han, the creator of Pute Deluxe, one of Seoul's best dance parties. Her intriguing mix of hip-hop, R&B and house music has seen her featured on Boiler Room and playing festivals in Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Jul 12, 10pm. Le Baron, see event listing.
Jul 12: Say Yes Anniversary Part 1: Broken English Club
underground music promoters Say Yes celebrate three years of club
nights around China and Asia with a two-night birthday bash. Part 1 sees
a set from Broken English Club, the most recent moniker of vital UK
techno producer Oliver Ho. He's released his breed of techno shot
through with elements of industrial and post-punk on labels like
L.I.E.S, Cititrax and Jealous God.
Jul 12, 10pm. Elevator, see event listing.
Jul 13: The Cut Rooftop 1 Year Anniversary
The Cut celebrates one year of their rooftop party space with this anniversary bash. Expect a range of dance music, free canapes and happy hour from 6-9pm. And here's a secret: those who say the password 'Mister Beef' get free flow gin & tonics from 11pm-midnight.
Jul 13, 7pm, no cover. The Cut Rooftop, see event listing.
Jul 13: La Boum French National Day
Jul 13: Say Yes Anniversary Part 2: Batu
second night of birthday celebrations for Shanghai underground music
promoters Say Yes showcases UK producer Batu. Since his first release on
Cold Recordings in 2013, the techno producer has been fine-tuning his
signature dark driving sound and launched his own respected label,
Jul 13, 10pm. Elevator, see event listing.
Jul 13: Choice 37
Originally from Southern California, where he was part of hip-hop trio Longevity Crew, Choice37 moved to South Korea in 2008 and became part of YG Entertainment, releasing a slew of hits. Catch his latest show at Le Baron.
Jul 13, 10pm. Le Baron, see event listing.
Jul 13: Cocorico Vol.3
UNICO throws a French National Day pre-party with funky house, nu soul & French hip-hop from DJs S.Kiv and DJazz. There will also be their trademark hour of free flow gin & tonic from 9.30-10.30pm.
Jul 13, 9pm. UNICO Shanghai, see event listing.
Jul 14: Cut Killer
Bar Rouge rings in Bastille Day with a special set from Cut Killer, one of France's preeminent hip-hop DJs. Catch his unique and diverse brand of hip-hop mixed with rock, pop and reggae this Saturday.
Jul 14, 10pm, RMB150 presale, RMB200 door. Bar Rouge, see event listing.
Jul 14: Prajnasonic 'Antiwave' Tour
Dada hosts Beijing's independent electronic music label Prajnasonic for a night of underground techno. Head there for sets from FarInfinity, VU, Max Shen and Tigreor.
Jul 14, 10pm, RMB30. Dada, see event listing.
Jul 14: Plug Fest
This rap-focused festival in a shipping dockyard across the street from
the Shanghai Children's Art Theatre boasts a winning line-up, including
Chengdu superstars Higher Brothers and UK duo Stooki Sound, plus Chinese
rap talent like bbno$, Young Dragon, 3Bangz, B3rich, CDE, Louie Louie,
Warz, Saber, TSP, Young Gee and special guests.
Jul 14, 1.30-10pm, RMB420 presale, RMB560 door. Across the street from Shanghai Children's Art Theatre, see event listing. .
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