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Top 10 nights out this weekend

According to the press releases, this weekend we have acts who are 'pioneering a brand of 20th century audiovisual expressionism' and showing us that 'dance is the hidden language of the soul which creates a sculpture that is visible only for a moment.'

So there you go - a couple of things to ruminate on while you're at the bar in between dancing to the selection of producers and DJs below...

THURSDAY 10

deadHYPE

Amsterdam-based duo Deadhype are apparently 'pioneering a brand of 20th century audiovisual expressionism' by dropping grime, dancehall, trap and more into their sets. Come and find out what that means in 21st century Shanghai hang out Le Baron.

Le Baron Seventh Floor, 20 Donghu Lu, near Huaihai Zhong Lu, Xuhui district.10pm-4am. Free.

Fractale

Ram Records and Dreamers Recordings producer Fractale hits DADA for a big night of drum 'n' bass with Shanghai DnB doyenne Siesta in support. 

Dada 115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu, Changning district. 10pm. Free.

HBD & RawB

HBD and RawB hit Smash for a night of old school funk, neo-soul and hip-hop helped along by the Dingxi Lu bar's selection of imported natural wine from Australia. Special drinks deals and good tunes - not a bad combination at all.

Smash 685 Dingxi Lu, near Niuqiao Lu, Changning district. 9pm. Free.

FRIDAY 11

Get Your Brit On

A fun night of choons from the rainy isles. Expect the best of British indie, rock, pop, '90s anthems and house classics. DJs Jam Jar, Beardslap and Mike Ward on the decks.

C's Basement, 685 Dingxi Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu, Changning district. 10pm. Free. 

Ulf Eriksson 

Kontra-Musik man Ulf Eriksson makes a welcome return to these shores courtesy of house and techno promoters Co:Motion. His dance-inducing sets have graced venues such as Berghain, Tresor, Concrete and Liquid Room over a nearly 20-year career

Elevator Fourth floor, 218 Xinle Lu, near Fumin Lu, Xuhui district. 10pm. 80RMB.

Samuel Kerridge

Combining drone music with industrial techno, CONTORT label boss Samuel Kerridge builds towering waves of sound, as witnessed on his LPs A Fallen Empire and Always Offended Never Ashamed.

ALL Second Floor, 17 Xiangyang Bei Lu, near Changle Lu, Xuhui district. 10PM. 80RMB.

SATURDAY 12

Baauer 

Back in early 2013 American producer Baauer’s music was everywhere. The reason? He’s the guy behind the song ‘Harlem Shake’. Now Arkham are giving you the chance to relive the meme live as the trap and bass man drops in to town.

Arkham Found 158, 168 Julu Lu, near Chengdu Nan Lu, Huangpu district. 10pm. 300RMB; 260RMB (presale).

Lea Lea Land

'Dance is the hidden language of the soul which creates a sculpture that is visible only for a moment,' according to the press blurb for this event at Celia, which is celebrating the birth of locally-based techno head James Lealand. 

Celia 298 Xingfu Lu, near Pingwu Lu, Xuhui district. 11.59pm. 100RMB (includes one drink).

Quan

Antidote bring in Hanoi-based producer Quan for a night of acid techno and deep minimal. 

DADA 115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu, Changning district. 10pm. Free.

Raw Cuts featuring Knopha

Knopha is a Xiamen-based Cantonese DJ and producer as well as co-founder of events label Beatween. His tracks have been released by Beijing independent electronic music label Ran and Shanghai-founded bass and grime label Push and Pull. 

Elevator Fourth floor, 218 Xinle Lu, near Fumin Lu, Xuhui district. 10pm. 50RMB. 

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