It has no doubt been a short week. Maybe even a little unproductive as most of us are still recovering from the madness of the May holiday. Despite this pleasant occurrence, it’s time again to rock your body to the sweaty beat as there is another perfect storm of amazing parties coming our way that are sure to wet your whistle.
A handful of artists from Stones Throw, a hip-hop-centric independent record label first founded in 1996 and home to artists such as the late J Dilla, MF DOOM, and Madlib, are undertaking a tour of Asia to celebrate 20 years of spitting fire. The line-up includes a DJ set from the label’s founder Peanut Butter Wolf, along with electro legend Egyptian Lover, and a special collaborative set between Knxwledge and Earl Sweatshirt – a must see for anyone interested in experiencing some truly legendary figures in the world of underground hip-hop and electro. RMB 150, RMB 100 (advance). 9pm. D-Park
Harikiri is finally returning to China to drop an earth-shattering amount of bass for Beijing’s club kids this weekend. Known as a stalwart of the global bass underground, Harikiri has seen support from huge brands like Rinse FM, Radar Radio, Mad Decent, Noisey, and has had a wide array of releases both independently and on labels like Trapdoor Records, Future Beats Records, and from Do Hits just to name a few. He will be supported by local bass heads OSHI, Bloodzboi and Dokedo, so expect everything from trap, glitch-hop, and drum ’n’ bass to get those subwoofers oozing out tasty jams. RMB 60. 10pm. Dada
Roberto Traista is a Romanian-born producer that has been doing great things on the dance floor with his chiseled pecks, abs, and trusty Microkorg for some time now. Oh yeah, and he’s a well-respected techno producer and DJ. Witness his cold bunker busting sound that has earned him releases for Agara Music, PHW Elements, and Sixtysevensuns at Lantern this weekend as he joins forces with Bye Bye Disco and Rare Voice for a technolicious night to remember. RMB 50. 10pm. Lantern
May 7: Summer 6 Teen Pool Party
Get wet and wild this weekend at Hot Springs Leisure City as Masterminds bring together all of the delicious ingredients and party supplies needed for a successful daytime soiree. They will have free drinks available for all who attend and DJs spinning summer appropriate tracks until nightfall. Don’t hesitate or else you may be stuck without a tan in your pasty whiteness as summer comes out in full force. RMB 300, RMB 250 (advance). 1-8pm. Hot Springs Leisure City
Photos courtesy of the organizers
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