The one and only Dee, the beautiful, mischievous, and unpredictable sound shifter of the Beijing experimental scene who moved to greener (and more madcap) pastures in Shanghai last year, returned to his rightful home last week. And with some very good company – Caliph-8 – the one of a kind, awe-inspiring, insanely talented Manila-based producer who straight up those fortunate enough to be present at Yue Space. A deep dive into hip-hop, experimental, folk, no wave, sound art, soul, rare grooves, exotica, krautrock, jazz, psychedelia – my friend (a fellow electronic producer) said it best – ‘it’s as if something took the sound a collapsing building and slowed it down a hundred times’. That wasn’t all curious listeners were in store for – Shanghai producer Loads Nothing aka L~N was also on hand, giving a high-octane, improvisational, and wonderfully offbeat set. Plus drone duo Atelier II, who are refining their craft more and more and saxophonist improv madman Wang Ziheng, who commanded the spotlight. Finally, Dee showed off his tender singing voice before wildly going into the abyss with the help of some friends, much to the delight of just about everyone. So yeah, Yue Space getting its freak on a Thursday night – my kind of jam.
Prolific noise enthusiast, Dee, who’s been busy as ever this year, hosted some of Shanghai’s most rambunctious characters in the art, noise, and experimental scene at fRUITYSPACE – a hodgepodge of wild, unhinged, off the cusp ‘sounds’. […]
jiafeng,lows0n,allenvee – 过度浪漫 (Shanghai/Self-Released) Zhaoze 沼泽 – 争鸣 (Excerpt) (Guangzhou/Sound-Ray) Ma Bang 马帮 –不改变河流的方向 (Guangzhou/Modern Sky) Straight Fire Gang 直火帮 – 神游 (China/Self-Released) Second Hand Rose 二手玫瑰 – 不回念 (Beijing/Modern Sky) Dee – 潮汐 (Shanghai/Self-Released)
As many of you heard, Sound of the Xity – China’s International Music Industry Conference & Showcases – had to pull the plug this past weekend when authorities decided that the folks behind the event […]