Sunday, 27 December 2009

LOgO and C's

Finally I found the arty party kids. In C's we went for cheap drinks. Later French techno DJ's Laura Ingalls and Clement Pony invited for a dance at the club night "Acid Pony Club" in LOgO. Nice.

Taikang Art Street

With it's 18 million inhabitants, Shanghai various a lot. Saturday afternoon we went for a stroll in Taikang Lu. I was astonished by all the great design shops that spread through the tiny alleys. The girl on the upper photo is called Zhao Mengyun or Gabriella. She reminded me of the Japanese kids in early Fruits magazine.

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Monday, 21 December 2009

Upper class entertainment

When the sun has set behind the flower decoration of the Prada store, the many Shanghai based Europeans and upper class Chinese people get ready to party. M1nt (2nd photo) is currently known as "the place to be". Attactions include the huge shareholder terrasse and a shark tank. Together with too many snobby, arrogant Europeans and some rich Chinese kids we danced to "fun" techno re-mixes. It was obvious that the club owners tried hard to make this a "cool" place. But their attemps just made me miss Berlin.
The  third photo shows the after hour club Mao. Here mainly Europeans dance and flirt to Minimal Techno. What I only recognized on the photo are the police men upstairs (right) that are watching the crowd. It's time to check out more underground clubs such as Shelter and L0g0...

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Maskiert in Shanghai

Ich glaube ja, dass der Mundschutz in Shanghai vor allem ein Modeaccessoire ist. In verschiedenen Mustern (gerne auch passend zum Schal) sieht er dann nicht nur gut aus, sondern wärmt bei gefühlten -10 Grad ungemein.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Juli Fox is(s)t in Shanghai

Since one of the things I was most excited about going to China is the food, I post some images of my meals. On my first day we went with my sister's chinese friend Nicole, who's chinese name is "little sheep", to a restaurant on busy East Nanjing Rd (No. 479, 3rd floor). Together with vegetables and Wan Tangs we had fried ox toad (left), black chilli noodles and dry chicken pot. A very tasty start.

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Squeeeeque needs your help

Photo : Camil Scorteanu, Conception Lévy
Alexis O'Hara, sound artist from Montreal, is seeking your kind contributions in the imminent construction of Squeeeeque, The Speakerbox Igloo, a sound installation that will be presented at Club Transmediale 2010 starting 29th January. Seeking donations of speakerboxes, specifically housed in wooden boxes. Guitar amps and stereo amplifiers would also be great. Donations can be dropped off at Schoenhauser Allee 167C 10435 Berlin at the office Club Transmediale or call 030-44041852 (ask for Anne Pranz) to arrange for pick up within Berlin. Or send an email to Anne Pranz:

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Vice has Heroes

Sitting in the Berlin Vice office working on a VBS series, I am finding out about other Online TV projects that are currently being produced here. One of them is the Heroes series in which Vice introduces musicians like Simian Mobile Disco and Bonaparte.

Friday, 4 December 2009


Friday Night, White Trash Fast Food, 23h, €6 and the madness beginns. Israels export Monotonix, a mix between Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, will leave the stage to play their gig in the crowd. As far as I know they have ordered 20 metres of mic cable, which will allow them to sing in the street. Almost, I think. Well, worth finding out.
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