May Saturday 11th 2019 FUNK -is what we play- @ Ying Yang’s Shanghai

Funk, jazz, soul, fusion, crossover, disco, boogaloo, latin soul.. Like George Clinton (Parliament-Funkadelic) said: ‘ Funk is an attitude! ‘

On may 11th, a collective of local and international DJs will launch FUNK -is what we play-

, taking over YY’s, one of the coolest underground bars in Shanghai since 1996.

This is a brief introduction to the sounds of FUNK

James Brown, the Godfather of Soul and progenitor of Funk.

Inventor of funk, powerful soul singer, early rock ‘n’ roll star, disco innovator: James Brown had an incalculable influence on modern music.

Motown has been paving the way for music and culture for 60 years.

That doesn’t mean that we won’t play soul gems from its eternal rival Stax and some rarities as well..

Jazz-funk, fusion, acid-jazz & hip-hop

A bit of soulful Disco!

And latin soul – latin funk – boogaloo – afrocuban sounds!

– 5.11 DJ LINE UP –


DJ Zulu, of world-renowned Barcelona, has been an avid vinyl collector, and ‘crate digger’ for the last 22 years of his life, and according to the man himself, it’s time well-spent.

Zulu knows more than a thing or two in his repertoire. He started his musical voyage playing in clubs and radio shows during the late 90s’ acid jazz, and rare groove era across all Europe.


Captain Batty: the man behind ‘Old-School Funk & Soul’ , another popular vinyl-only event in Shanghai.

Hamburg native, music lover, guitarist of Shanghai’s band Front Page Crime and dedicated record collector.

These 2 guys met in a social event at The Melting Pot, DJ Rochaos’ record store in Shanghai.. and they soon decided to team up for the cause: improving the sonic quality of your nights out in Shanghai.. and reducing your probabilities of getting fake stuff as well: Real music = real people! 🙂


DJ Soulark from Chengdu first came into contact with deep funk/soul music through hip-hop. After five years studying in Japan, influenced by friends, he came into contact with vinyl. He collected a lot of records in Japan, famous for its rich vinyl resources. After returning to China, Soulark started DJing. In the tide of computer/USB, He always insisted on using only vinyl to play songs. In a country where vinyl records are not common, he still uses his keen sense of smell to dig into various crates.

In the current electric current trend, he still insists on playing his favorite roots music from 70s/80s, which has also won a group of listeners.


Basement level, 

125 Nanchang Rd, near Maoming Nan Rd
南昌路125号, 近茂名南路

From 22:00h till late


Published by DJ Zulu

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