Thursday, Apr 6: Taso
Producer and multi-instrumentalist Taso is a rising star on the celebrated footwork label Teklife. Last in Shanghai back in 2015, he returns for a set of lightning-fast footwork, juke and hip-hop at Dada.
Apr 6, 10pm-late, RMB50 before midnight, then RMB60. DADA.
Thursday, Apr 6: Snails
SHFT brings Montreal-based producer and OWSLA label-member Snails, who Billboard says is "saving bass music," to Fusion for a set of his quirky, off-kilter brand of trap and dubstep.
Apr 6, 10pm-late, RMB150 pre-sale, RMB200 door. Fusion, see event listing.
Friday, Apr 7 - Sunday, Apr 9: Heineken's F1 City Experience
In honor of F1 weekend, Heineken throws a massive, star-studded block party on Yuanmingyuan Lu by the Bund. Headliners Far East Movement are joined by Beijing dance rockers Queen Sea Big Shark and local DJs Ben Huang and Tobias Patrick for three days of performances. And it's free! Far East Movement performs on Saturday, Apr 8 at 5:30pm, while Queen Sea Big Shark will perform on Sunday, Apr 9 at 4pm.
Apr 7-9, 4pm-10pm on Apr 7, 10am-10pm on Apr 8-9, no cover. Waitanyuan on Yuanmingyuan Lu near Rockbund.
Friday, Apr 7: Dimitri Vegas
with his brother Like Mike, the Belgian DJ and producer was picked as
the World’s No. 2 DJ on last year’s Top 100 DJs list. Known for his
electro house and big room house bangers, Dimitri will be stopping off
in Shanghai for a solo show, before the duo’s headlining set at the
massive SpringWave festival in Shenzhen.
Apr 7, 10pm-late, RMB280. M2, see event listing.
Saturday, Apr 8: Major Lazer
they’ve all rocked Shanghai individually, the trio of Diplo,
Jillionaire and Walshy Fire bring their genre-hopping project to
Shanghai for the first time. Initially a dancehall-inspired act, Major
Lazer has since scored hits while exploring disparate genres like
reggae, reggaetón, house and moombahton.
Apr 8, 10pm-late, RMB280-480. MYST, see event listing.
Saturday, Apr 8: Yellowclaw
Dutch duo has introduced the world to Amsterdam Trap Music and
Amsterdam Twerk Music through releases on Diplo’s Mad Decent. They’ve
since gone on to work with tastemaking labels like Spinnin’ and Fools’
Gold, while racking hits like ‘In My Room,’ which featured Ty Dolla Sign
Apr 8, 10pm-late, RMB250. M2, see event listing.
Saturday, Apr 8: Elevator One Year Anniversary
Donghu Lu hotspot celebrates its first anniversay and you can bet
they’re going to do it in style. Expect the club’s residents like
Co:Motion’s MIIIA to tear it down in what promises to be a festive
Apr 8, 10pm-late, RMB50. Elevator, see event listing.
Saturday, Apr 8: Nosaj Thing
Just a week before their nightclub Arkham reopens in Found 158, STD teams up with adidas Originals for a party with LA-based producer Nosaj Thing. He deals in hip-hop and electronic music and has made tracks with Kid Cudi, Kendrick Lamar and Chance the Rapper.
Apr 8, 10pm-late, RMB100. Celia, see event listing.
Sunday, Apr 9: Hardwell
weekend is shaping up to be a battle of the parties and MYST has landed
the two-time world’s number one DJ as anointed by Top 100 DJs list for the official Heinken City Experience afterparty. The electro-house megastar has headlined major festivals like Ultra and
Tomorrowland, while amassing a loyal global following thanks to
Apr 9, 10pm-late, RMB480-580. MYST, see event listing.
Sunday, Apr 9: The Code 20
organization behind the avant-garde closing Grand Prix events takes over
M1NT for the seventh straight year. This year's edition is The Forbidden City: Shanghai, consisting of laser
lights, Chinese drums and Red Bull Racing F1
Resident DJ Erok behind the decks. Past editions of the party have attracted
F1 pilots like Lewis Hamilton, sports stars like Carmelo Anthony,
celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence and royalty like the Princess of
Apr 9, 10pm-late, RMB200. M1NT, see event listing.
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