EVENT: XIA | 下
DATE: Thursday, July 11, 2019
TICKETS: Free entry
VENUE: Dada Shanghai
DJs: Temple Rat, Kodama, Aktüman
Thursday July 11 at DADA Shanghai. Come usher in summer with a very special guest - Temple Rat.
As part of the XIA |下ethos of pushing the boundaries of ambient music and promoting homegrown talent, we are honoured to host renowned and classically trained artiste Temple Rat, who will perform a special live Erhu & Downtempo Beats set. Support by Dub psybient maestro Aktüman and GoaProductions’ Kodama.
I believe that music is alive, like a tree, rooted in the soil of your heritage.
At the age of 9 she began to learn the traditional Chinese Erhu, a truly mysterious folk instrument, two-stringed, played with a bow and made from carved wood and snake skin, sometimes known in the Western world as the Chinese violin or the Chinese two-stringed fiddle.Inspired by her passion for the electronic music of Chengdu's hyped underground clubs, May started to explore a combination of traditional Chinese folk music with minimalistic techno tunes.MEI constantly improved her skills to express a unique blend of live ErHu performances with 4x4 electronic beats, eventually starting to perform as Temple Rat from 2015 on. Her music is influenced by sparks of both, the natural and religious environment she grew up in, further inspired by ancient oriental rhythms as well as by her favorite 90's ACID elements.
Born and bred in Belgium, at the age of fifteen Kodama moved to global music capital London where he picked up his love for psytrance at the now legendary Drome.
Now already over a decade in China, he spent most of that time as half of Magic Garden planting the seeds of the global psychedelic trance scene, throwing fully decorated parties at iconic venues (some now long come and gone) such as club dkd, G+, MAO, Park 97, Madam Zung, Rojam, SOS, Babyface, Shelter, Dada, Logo, Cinderella etc.
Aktüman is making his debut as a DJ, but he has been going to festivals for about a decade. Growing up surrounded by many cultures and beign a big fan of music, he always seeks new exotic sounds, underground artists and unknown gems to add to his collection.