Friday, February 27, 2009

All Things Golden - MP3s!

So we have been pretty busy over here in S.T.D. HQ. Busy staying out of the rain, trying to keep warm, and of course lining things up for people to convulse around to in their socks. With the final installment in the Digital Love series tonight, Oliver in a week and then Fucked Up in two weeks, 2009 is about to get fucking real folks.

Would love to say a B.I.G. thank you to all the Djs and VJ that participated in Digital Love (LON, Tootekool, Adept, Mau Mau, Saxia, Deville, Kamikaze, Mr Tsang and of course our very special female VJ Hean). Although the series has come to an end (for now) it sets the stage for what could be one of the most exciting years in Shanghai's propelling live music scene. Already word is spreading like the black plague about the acts coming in the months to follow and there is a revitalized air of hope in Shanghai's densely polluted atmosphere.

To celebrate all this, I've decided to throw up some songs which may sum up the atmosphere a little better than I can in words. The beginning, the end and all things beautiful and golden in between. Here we go...

Cut Copy - Far Away (Golden Filter remix) (download)

Oliver - Never (download)

Fucked Up - Golden Seal (download)

Notorious B.I.G. - Party and Bullshit (Ratatat remix) (download)

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Gold Lion (Diplo Remix) (download)

Monday, February 23, 2009



Indie Electro superduo RATATAT from Brooklyn, New York are now confirmed to play in Shanghai, Thursday 21st of May. Official press release to be released soon. Just go on their Myspace and start dancing in your underwear!

S.T.D. presents:
RATATAT (NY, XL Recordings)
AV OKUBO (Wuhan)

Thursday 5/21
Dream Factory

Monday, February 16, 2009

More Gigs in March


Saturday 21st March @ LOgO
40rmb 10pm

Fucked Up
(CAN, Matador Records)
Crazy Mushroom


Fucked Up are an amazing psychedelic punk band from Ontario. They've played 12 hours shows, gigs in toilets, and heralded as one of the best live acts by NME Magazine. Throw that on top of a band that is on a label that's home to Mogwai, Cat Power, Lou Reed, Sonic Youth and Yo La Tengo. One of the most highly acclaimed punk outfits to hit the world of late, this is a NOT TO BE MISSED kinda show.

FUCKED UP - What Could've Been (download)


S.T.D. - Pitchtuner (GER)

Saturday 28th March @ LOgO
30rmb 10pm

(GER) + Ziyo (BJ)
Pet Conspiracy (BJ)

Pitchtuner is a hundred percent indie and dancefloor,with four to the floor drum and bass, dribbling guitars and electronic vibes. Pitchtuner has been collaborating with BJ singer Ziyo and for the first time they will be showcasing their compositions. Joining Pitchtuner will be Beijing electronic band Pet Conspiracy which is also the official band for electronic whizkid Liman.

Hot Right? Exciting Huh? We'll be seeing you there then!!

- S.T.D.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Valentine Goodies

This week in Shanghai...everyone seemed to have gotten Daft Punk'd. Fake Daft Punk shows, alot of angry and dissapointed ticket thing you know...Ashton Kutcher is going to jump out from behind a tree with a camera crew and point at camera's installed inside jugs of water.

Don't worry Shanghai, Oasis is coming soon...

On a musical's some music to juice you up for Digital Love this Saturday.

First is Grafton Primary...Wizards from Oz...yet another impressive electronic band from the biggest island in the world, Australia. Then there's also a great Ladytron remix of an old She Wants Revenge song. It's all a bit black roses and razor blades at times...but hey, makes for a good massacre.

Grafton Primary - She Knows It (download)

She Wants Revenge - Tear You Apart (Ladytron Remix) (download)

Uminski - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (download)

Digital Love 9.0 - Valentine Massacre

Saturday 2/14 @ LOgO

What's the use for candy and confectioneries when your hunger is for blood and intimacy. What good is poetry and flowers when one prefers to shower a loved one in bodily fluids and strange sounds...

Hallmark or hand grenade sir? Chocolate or choking miss? You pick...

Prepare for the most intimate, brooding, convulsing electronic sounds of Shanghai to embrace you come February 14th within the sweating walls of LOgO. Whether you like to dance with with your eyes shut, your lips bit or your hair swaying frantically across your face...your desires will be met.


expect...Dark Wave, Dirty Disco, Electroclash, Drum n Bass, IDM, Trip Hop, Electronica...

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