Things are back in full swing this month, and as the weather cools down, the nights hot up with more big bookings in place this month...
Saturday 6th September
Crucial! presents: Dub Store Records with Naoki Ienaga & Kitada Scorcher
Line Up: Naoki Ienaga, Kitada Scorcher, Arkane, Drunk Monk + guests
Crucial!, the Reggae/Dub excursion from Sub-Culture, host a special evening of music by the legendary Dub Store Records, with founder Naoki Ienaga and Kitada Scorcher presenting a specially prepared, vinyl only ‘Reggae heritage showcase’, with super rare cuts and classics ranging from the early days of Ska and Rocksteady, through Roots & Dub and onwards to Dancehall, Ragga and UK Steppers.
Founded in 1993, Naoki Ienaga’s Dub Store Records has become an institution and treasure trove for Jamaican music lovers world wide. Not only do they have one of the best collections of original pressings, Dub Store work closely with legendary studios and labels such as Studio One, Jammy’s, Merritone and Solomonic and release some of the finest quality vinyl pressings of lost and unreleased Jamaican music from the last 60 years.
Saturday September 13
VOID present: POLAR INERTIA
Line Up: Polar Inertia (Paris), Chris Jobs, Ginzburg, Wensen, Shanghai Ultra
Price: 60 rmb
One of the biggest up-and-coming names in techno, Polar Inertia, bring their shocking science-fiction hypnotic sound to VOID at The Shelter.
A dark and mysterious outfit hailing from Paris, their music combines dancefloor rocking music with confusing and deeply disturbing spoken word messages.
The narrator depicts an exciting dystopic future where the machines have taken over and there is no way out but to head north.
Join us to experience the next level as VOID brings only it's second guest not to hail from the UK, USA or Germany, in 7 years.
Support from Chris Jobs, Shanghai Ultra, Wensen and Ginzburg
"You don't need to say anything. Just close your eyes and embrace the kinematic optic."
Friday 26th September
Stockholm Syndrome Presents Container (live)
Line Up: Container (live), Ginga, IllSee, TzuSing
Entrance: 50 RMB
Container is the stripped-down, beat-oriented electronic project of Ren Schofield.
This lo-fi mesh of maxed-out drum patterns, spiralling loops and mesmerising arrangements makes for live music of serious weight and function, suitable for both high-end dancefloors and filthy warehouse parties alike.
Tuesday 30th September
Sub-Culture presents: L-Vis 1990 (Night Slugs, UK)
Line Up: L-Vis 1990, TzuSing, Downstate, Drunk Monk
Installation & visuals by Kim Laughton.
Entrance: 80rmb inc. 1 drink
For their first event after the summer break, Sub-Culture are very excited to be bringing to China for the first time, Night Slug’s co-owner and one of the most exciting and individual producers of recent times – L-Vis 1990!
From starting out as a London club night and quickly morphing into one of the UK’s best dance music label’s, L-Vis 1990 and Bok Bok’s Night Slugs imprint has released some of the best club tracks of the decade, including artists such as Girl Unit, Pearson Sound, Bok Bok, Jam City, Kingdom and L-Vis himself.
The Shelter is at 5 Yongfu Lu near Fuxing Lu.