Part of the prestigious Brainfeeder collective that is home to friends Flying Lotus and Thundercat, Mono/Poly has been lowkey making some of the best instrumental hip hop and funk that we’ve heard in recent years. Buoyed by an ebullient experimentalism, records like Paramatma, Manifestations, Golden Skies and Monotomic show the gradual opening up of the producer’s sound, thanks in part to the support of Brainfeeder labelmates. Mono/Poly takes the Dada stage this Friday night for his first set in Beijing. Check out our recent interview here.
Instead of their usual Halloween race, Jing-A is holding a winter-themed run. The annual competition is a fierce battle of speed and drinking ability. After the race is over, don your ugliest Christmas sweater for an after party at Jing-A Taproom Longfusi. Get deals on Red Lantern IPA and Black Velvet Vanilla Stout and free cinnamon doughnuts if you’re rocking a festive sweater.
Get ready for another Beijing installment of one of Shanghai’s freshest nights out. DJs Heatwolves and Mengmeng are getting ready to take you on a funky hyperloop journey into the future, with detours into city-pop, Italo disco, Chicago house and new wave. Open your mind to seminal classics, brand new tracks and unknown pleasures as you feast your eyes on electric animated visuals.
It’s the holiday season and what better present to give than zines made by local artists? Join creative collective Hole in the Wall at El Nido’s cozy hutong courtyard and sip on mulled wine, while browsing all kinds of indie zines, comics, quirky art and more!
Hailing from Berlin, electronic DJ BNJMN takes over Lantern this Saturday night. Don’t miss his hypnotic blend of everything from ambient to sci-fi techno. Support by Eva Xu, Biliguudei and Rhom Omit.
Great Leap Brewing and Beijing LGBT Center will be hosting a funky non-binary Christmas party, with a large part of the proceeds donated to the center at the end of the night. A single RMB99 ticket gets you one beer and a team ticket at RMB540 gets your crew six beers. Come dressed in your holiday best for a chance to score special gifts, and a creative Santa costume might just win you the top prize.
Mosto is hosting a holly jolly Christmas edition of their DJ party nights. They’ll have all your favorite Christmas tunes spinning live and will be taking requests all night. The party starts with mulled wine and happy hour from 9pm.
This Sunday, Loreli Affordable Art Market takes over El Nido, soundtracked by DJ Smpla. Enjoy tacos, beer and mulled wine while checking out pieces made by local illustrators, zinesters and photographers.
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