If, like me, you’ve spent the majority of your years in or around London you get used to things being done a certain way, that’s not to say our way is right or wrong it’s just a nice, clean and polite little safety blanket, when you come to China however, everything you thought you knew gets completely flipped on it’s head.
The first thing I get asked by my London friends without fail is “what’s the drum and bass scene like over there?” In truth it’s a hard question to answer because inevitably, if you’re lucky enough to have been part of the London drum and bass scene then nothing else will ever compare. That being said, there do seem to be small pockets of drum and bass fanatics in towns all over China, my personal favourite being a long standing night called ‘Sweatshop’ at a club called The Shelter here in Shanghai, but more on that at a later date …
I’m sure I don’t need to tell you how excited I was (and still am) about being asked to be the support act for two of my favourite producers on their ‘Middle Kingdom tour of China’, aside from all the jokes and drinks it re affirmed how alive the drum and bass scene is all over the world and how something so small can bring so many people, from all walks of life together.
Huge thank you going out to everyone involved in making this happen, Arkaik, Bredren, Cvalda, Oshi and of course all the staff, club owners and ravers for their hospitality throughout. Until next time, peace 🙂 x
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