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

January 5th 2018 – DJ Zulu at Marula Café Barcelona

It’s always a pleasure to play at home. Especially when it’s in a proper place, with the proper music and crowd.

Marula Café (both in Madrid & Barcelona) is an oasis for music lovers in Spain. But also is for those scarce vinyl DJs into funk, soul, latin and disco grooves with no fillers. Its customers, composed by regulars and random visitors, are mostly a well-balanced (I should say well-educated) audience and they know what to expect inside. Basically open-minded, eager to enjoy the night while keeping odd song requests to the minimum and very spontaneous on the dancefloor, as long as the energy keeps flowing between them and the DJ with a healthy variety of rhythms; avoiding long and dull mixes at constant BPMs, so common in those mostly computerized, auto-synced and quantized DJ sets of today.

The Marula Barcelona’s resident DJs are doing an awesome job for the last decade, keeping the weekends of this medium-sized club on fire: better known as The Presidentes (the big boss Antonio Requena, record dealer Machito Boogaloo from Barcelona City Records and veteran DJ Harry Callahan -also half of the great label Rocafort Records), their nights are a journey through the best afrolatin sounds, all sorts of funk and soulful disco, brazilian rarities and boogie beats.

If you are in Barcelona (or Madrid), you definitely should stop by Marula Café. Also keep an eye on their program of concerts and live acts, with top-notch local and international funky bands mostly every week. Oh, also drinks are good, and the bar staff is friendly.

It has been a pleasure both as a listener and DJ. Thanks and see you next time!

Address: Carrer dels Escudellers, 49, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

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EVERY THURSDAY

LADY IPANEMA
SAMBA, LATIN HOUSE, NEW BRAZILIAN BEATS

Every Thursday at UNICO SHANGHAI, LADY IPANEMA, takes you into the fascinating world of Brazilian sounds that inspired generations of artists. Fusing the classics of Latin Jazz, Sambas and Soul Bossanovas with Baile Funk and other beats directly from the Favelas, DJ Zulu will ensure the freshness of the selection.

 

Freshly made Fruit Caipirinhas are 50RMB each for all guests all night FREE FLOW FOR LADIES FROM 9:30PM TO 10:30PM



Address:
Three on the Bund, 2nd Floor No.3 Zhong Shan Dong Yi Road, Shanghai Crossing Guang Dong Road
上海市黄浦区中山东一路3号近广东路,外滩三号二楼