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The Antidote Shanghai China
Antidote Shanghai is a group of music producers and DJs that host several monthly events in Shanghai, and in other cities around Greater China. The Antidote began in 2005 as a party in a small Shanghai bar called C's. The party turned into a monthly event and moved on to larger venues like The Shelter, and features independent Chinese music producers, most notably Shan Shui Records founder Sulumi, Antidote co-founder B6, and foreign guests. Antidote events have gained a reputation for bold, eclectic music selections, culture jamming antics, cryptic dress codes, and often live electronic music. In July 2007, the group staged a mock "coup d'etat," running into an exclusive member's only night club (Volar Shanghai) and removed the resident DJ by force. Group members have also participated in a number of regional music festivals like Modern Sky Festival, Midi Music Festival, and Summer Clash Taiwan.
B6's poster designs for The Antidote have drawn both critical acclaim and controversy, and have been exhibited by galleries in China and London's Victoria and Albert Museum. In August 2008, BBC's Culture Show did a feature show on The Antidote and B6.
Early Regular Lineup
Ozone - From San Francisco, living in Shanghai since 2003. Former radio and club DJ in California; worked in various roles in the music industry since 1987. The name "Antidote" came from Ozone's college radio show many years ago.
B6 - From Shanghai, China. B6 is an electronic musician and graphic designer. He's recorded a variety of music styles under several names. He founded the "Isolation" record label -- designing, producing, and releasing CDs for Chinese underground musicians. B6 frequently plays live digital or DJs at nightclubs and special events. (B6's Japanese profile)
MHP - From Shanghai, China. MHP is an electronic music producer, movie sound engineer, commerical music producer and stage designer. In 2000, he produced several electronica albums, including AITAR, AITAR2, and THE SOUND OF SILENCE PROJECT. His early career involved experimental electronica, and the recordings were freely distributed. In 2004, his interests turned to producing techno music and being a techno DJ. (MHP's Japanese profile)
Emcore - From Gansu, China. Now living in Shanghai. Emcore records ambient and abstract hip hop in his home studio. When DJing, he plays an eclectic mix from trip hop to left-field house breaks. He was formerly an editor for a popular culture magazine in China.
AMNJK - From Japan, now living in Shanghai. Amnjk was born and found underneath a bridge. Influenced by hip hop at an early age, he now records music best described as "hiphop punktronica." Independent music label 19-t gave him a crappy studio but he ended up recording some wicked tunes. His dream is to open an izakaya bar in Tokyo.
Check out the single Antidote Events stored in the wiki.
Antidote in NANJING
May 17, 2006
May 25, 2006
Antidote 11: Consume
July 27, 2006
Antidote: B6 Post Haze CD Release Party
November 15, 2008
In the Press
- Antidote to high prices - China Daily article by Wen Jun and Jiang Qiongji (2006-06-29)
- Antidote Profile by Shift (September 2005)
- Michael Ohlsson Interview on Shift - by Wee Ling Soh
- Interview with Michael Ohlsson on Shanghaiist - by Cameron Wilson (January 25, 2006)
- Antidote Feature at the BBC's The Culture Show (7 Aug 2008)
- Live review of Antidote party on layabozi.com (18 Sept 2008)
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