Posts Tagged ‘weekend wrap-up’

Rain, Sweat, Art & Lots of Music

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Swatch Battle

It has been raining on and off for about a week now in Shanghai, but that wasn’t able to stop a massive crowd from showing up to Badtastic on Saturday night. The party was a blast and in accordance with the theme there was lots of good music and bad mixing. I would have to say Jenn Wong (Wongton) and Sam (Samwhich) tied for the worst mixing. That sounds like a negative thing, but it’s actually the highest of achievements at Badtastic.

Edit: For photos of Badtastic visit the Flickr pool.

On both Saturday and Sunday I DJed an event put on by MTV China and Swatch. The concept of the event was to have local artists/illustrators/painters “battle” in front of a live crowd. Each artist was allowed one hour and a half to create their peice, and I was really impressed with the artwork in the end. It was cool to see what some of the local kids are doing here in Shanghai as far as art goes.

(Sorry about the poor quality on the photos. Low light + iPhone camera.)

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Backstreets of The Bund

This weekend was enjoyably lazy for the most part, but it did have it’s high points. Friday was the official launch party for the club Not Me here in Shanghai. As expected the place was so packed that there were just as many people spilling out into the street as there was inside. It was good times though and Reggie, Baijiou Robot and Myself all played great sets. Weekly events at Not Me include Heart Attack and Knives Out (poster on the way). Both should be really great weekly nights, and I will be guest DJing at Knives Out this Friday so stop by.

Yesterday, despite the sauna-like weather outside Scott, Marc and I went on a lengthy bike ride around the south end of The Bund. There are areas that look almost like a war zone because of all the construction for the 2010 Expo going one next year. It was interesting to see some sights of The Bund that aren’t given much attention to.