Saturday - 10.31.15
S.T.D. 8th Anniversary & Halloween Party
It’s hard to believe that it’s been 8 years since Shanghai became infected by a sonically transmitted disease that has pumped through the pulse of nightlife ever since. We’ve come a long way, from dimly lit dive bars to being the lifeblood of Arkham’s dark heart in the centre of underground music. Now, we congregate on one of the best nights of the year to celebrate this sonic sickness in all its glory
Just in the last year, we’ve presented Shanghai party people with some of the world’s top acts including AlunaGeorge, Bondax, Boys Noize,Housemeister, Tokimonsta, Tuxedo, James Lavelle, Squarepusher, Chaki Zulu, J Rocc, Two Fresh, Moon Boots, SCNTST, SweaterBeats, Ryan Hemsworth – and the list goes on. In addition, our partnerships with the best locally based talent have always provide a homegrown foundation throughout all our events. It’s perfectly suiting that our anniversary falls on Halloween, so you can come party with us and free your inner demons.
This year we have a devilish line up of massive acts for you:
☠ MUMDANCE + Elf Kid ☠
Our first haunting on the Halloween lineup is Jack Adams, better known as Mumdance. When he was discovered by Diplo in 2008, Mumdance became known for his unique collision of the indie and British grime sound that was soon in high demand for remixes and collaborations with big electronic names. His touring has led to the combination of many styles of music around the world, which can be heard distinctly in his new sounds. He’s returning to us with his new LP, Twists and Turns, which represents his ‘back to the drawing-board’ music after a two-year hiatus.
MC Elf Kid is joining him on stage, bringing the underground south London grime to our underground home. Elf Kid has performed at festivals and shows all over the UK at festivals such as Glastonbury, Sonar, The Warehouse Project and many more. He will be complimenting Mumdance’s distinct sound with his UK swag for our listening pleasure on the Arkham stage this Halloween!
☠ The Horrors [DJ SET] ☠
In the truest of Halloween spirit is no other than Faris Badwan, the lead singer of The Horrors, coming to play an exclusive DJ set for us. The Horrors hail from Britain, and bring an edgy UK vibe to a rock-and-roll, punk lovechild style of music. Their music does what good music should do- energize, excite, polarize, and divide. Their explosive shows take you to new heights of energy, and you’ll find it difficult not to thrash around on the dance floor with him as he thrashes around on stage. Their music brings you back to those years of youthful rebellion, and will revitalize you as we dance-riot throughout Arkham.
☠ Howie Lee [LIVE] + Zhang Yang ☠
One of the most exciting artists to come out of China in recent years, and another of our headliners to celebrate the night is Howie Lee. He is bringing a unique blend of his Beijing heritage and bass-heavy UK sound to the Arkham stage. The Chinese driven sounds and textures of his live set are unlike any other, and his British training perfectly fuses our UK forward lineup with the heart of our environment. His sound niche is an unusually awesome one, and is something that will undoubtedly be one to remember this Halloween.
Supporting our headliners are our very own STDJ’s R3, ADO8 and special guest Downstate. Get weird with us for our biggest night of the year, S.T.D.’s 8th Anniversary and Halloween Party!
LINE-UP: MUMDANCE + ELF KID, THE HORRORS [DJ SET], HOWIE LIEE + ZHANG YANG [LIVE], R3, ADO8, Downstate
Venue: Arkham, 1 South Wulumuqi Road