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.
To say I knew little of the offbeat Yorkshire troubadour David Thomas Broughton is an understatement. But goodness gracious – am I glad I took my friend’s advice and snuck in this gig before jumping on a […]
To finish off my five days musical marathon – I decided to take it easy over at Zajia Lab – the cozy little venue behind the bell tower – and get a bit of something […]
Tuesdays are my new jam! Stopped by the latest SOUND[E]SCAPES series at Yue Space where experimental artists and video directors are invited to perform together in the efforts to ‘create a dialogue of image and sound’. Dopeness indeed essentially […]