Abrasive, cathartic, and deafeningly loud — Robedoor’s set last Friday night was a hell of an ear-opener. A transcendent assault on the senses that engulfs (drowns) you; a subterranean descent into the mouth of madness, the LA-based duo simply put, knocked it out of the park and gave School Bar a much-needed jolt strangely soothing industrial panic. A drone-heavy orchestral tapestry – and what I imagine Peyote trip does to your psyche. So yeah – pretty good set. Support from MengQi, once again unveiling his deity-form with a mesmerizing set that someone recalled as a ‘UK 90’s dubstep drug comedown’ sonata, and Simon Frank, keeping the vibe dark and twisty with some new wave jams full of zip, snap and jagged edges. Kudos to School Bar for going to the dark side – even for just one night.
Had the pleasure of swinging through DDC last week to check out Japanese ambient dream pop artist Unii, who was traveling through China as a part of a DIY-tour. She only had positive things to […]
Toward the end of last month, the hangover came bright and early as Xiaoxiao, one of the most notable characters on the music scene here in Beijing, threw a midweek rager to celebrate her arrival […]
In Pictures: Mai Mai Mai (Italy), Mengqi, Noise Arcade, Shengjie x Doctore XIIN (fRUITYSPACE 28.04.2016)
Deep sounds and electronic wizardry at fRUITYSPACE to kick off the MayDay holiday. The guest of honor was the Italian soundsmith Mai Mai Mai, who was kicking off a lil China tour and gotta say […]