June Saturday 15th 2019 FUNK -brothers gonna work it out!- @ Ying Yang’s Shanghai

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

– 6.15 DJ LINE UP –

ZULU

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

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.

ROCHAOS

RocHaos is one of China’s most innovative b-boys, with a world-renowned style and over a decade of experience rocking cyphers and battles across the country.

His keen musical sense and love for classic hip hop have allowed him to seamlessly transition his skills to the turntables.

In 2018, he channeled his passion for music and vinyl records to establish The Melting Pot, a record store and label that keeps the tradition of funk and hip hop alive, as well as the music broadcast Melting Sounds.

YY’s

Basement level, 

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

From 22:00h till late

FREE ENTRY

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 –

ZULU


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

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! 🙂

SOULARK

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.

YY’s

Basement level, 

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

From 22:00h till late

FREE ENTRY

December Friday 7th 2018 DJ Zulu @ Funkytown Chengdu

Decided to leave the hustle and bustle of Shanghai for a few days, I headed to the Wild wild West for a bit longer than a weekend. Well, a place I’ve never been before in China: Chengdu city, capital of Sichuan Province (the land of pandas, spicy food and beautiful women, some people say)

One of the main reasons for my visit was a couple of bookings, including a gig at a small bar in the center called Funkytown.

  

Every DJ loves Funkytown. Cause yeah, it’s incredibly small. It’s incredibly crowded in and out and it’s also extremely fun to pass by or work there. Real DJs love authentic places over business, hype, glamour and popularity in a similar fashion as how real food lovers choose restaurants.

The day after i joined an underground event in the parking lot of a shopping mall with about 20 other DJs, where local hip-hop dancers, poppers and lockers took over the improvised dancefloor for an epic battle. It was really interesting to see these scenes growing strong and healthy in such a remote place!

In overall: I made a few friends, caught a massive cold (plan to go to see the pandas cancelled), tried some good food.. yes spicy. And yes, women are very beautiful too.

Chengdu will be a “funky town” as long as those young event organizers and local DJs keep pushing forward with their unconditional love for music.

It was good to be there!

  • Funky TownAddress: 58-3, North Kehua Road.  科华北路58号附3号。Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, China

Friday 11th 2018 DJ Zulu @ Migas Mercado Beijing

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inspired by traditional Barcelona food markets, Migas Mercado is a big bustling multi-spaced complex overlooking Beijing’s iconic landmarks.

Occupying a prime spot of the new China World Mall’s top floor, Migas Mercado is bringing Migas’ fun-loving Mediterranean vibes to the CBD. The space is inspired by the famous markets of Barcelona (‘mercado’ is Spanish for ‘market,’ FYI), and is set to feature Migas’ award-winning Spanish gastronomy and mouth-watering cocktails alongside a picture-perfect view of Beijing’s iconic CCTV Headquarters. So whether you’re stopping by for a quick lunch or long, riotous Friday night, grab a drink and enjoy.

 

I had a great time playing at the (in my humble opinion) best music spot in the Beijing’s nightlife.

They have an eclectic program with different music styles every day of the week (except sundays). Mondays and tuesdays are dedicated to current latin social dances like salsa and kizomba. Wednesdays to afro-house, while weekends are open to all sorts of funky rhythms for the dancefloor.

Being a native from Barcelona, I felt like at home at Migas.

Many thanks to María And Ciccio for the hospitality!

Guomao (China World Trade Center)
7/F, China World Mall, 1 Jianguomen Waidajie
Chaoyang District
建国门外大街1号国贸商城7层
Daily 10am-10pm (kitchen 11am-2pm, 5-9pm)
Phone: 6500 7579