A new podcast documenting the impact of the coronavirus crisis on the Chinese underground electronic music scene has been released as part of a BBC series.
Released as part of BBC World Service’s The Cultural Frontline podcast, the episode ‘Covid-19 And China’s Changing Club Scene’ explores how clubs in China re-opened in April this year after parts of the country immersed from tight lockdown restrictions.
Thousands gathered for an electronic music festival at a Wuhan water park last weekend.
Wuhan Maya Beach Water Park, owned by Wuhan Happy Valley theme park, hosted an electronic music festival last weekend (15th & 16th August), which saw thousands of partygoers swimming, playing pool games, and dancing shoulder-to-shoulder in front of DJs. The park is currently visited by over 15,000 guests each weekend.
A club in China has raised almost $300,000 from live streaming.
One Third club in Beijing, which has hosted the likes of US bass star Slander, EDM mainstays Martin Garrix and Timmy Trumpet, and Alison Wonderland since opening its doors, hosted a live stream via Douyin.
With schools open in Los Angeles, Ibiza and Mumbai and a hugely active online school which caters to students worldwide, the Point Blank team has now turned its attention to China. In one of their most audacious adventures yet, they are taking their specialist brand of dance music education to the Far East, through an exciting and strategic new partnership with NetEase FEVER in China.
EDC— or Electric Daisy Carnival to veterans— is set for an Asian expansion in 2018, according to the man at the very top.
Pasquale Rotella, CEO of Insomniac, the company behind the brand, has hinted at huge plans for the world's most populous continent, reflecting the strength of electronic music in the Far East.
Clearly, the concept of copyright doesn't really exist in China as a nightclub sporting the same name and logo as famed London nightclub fabric has been spotted operating in the country.
The club was spotted by a Dutch DJ and promoter Bram van Ravenhorst who runs Chongqing club Echo Bay and took some pictures of the club's exterior, sporting fabric's iconic logo, which have since gone viral.
The club is located in the Beibin Lu area of downtown Chongqing and clearly is trying to cash in on fabric's world-renowned brand.
STORM is expanding internationally with a proposed Sydney, Australia event later this year. China’s largest dance music festival, STORM is already set to reach nine Chinese cities and Taipei this year.
Set to kick off on 3rd and 4th October in Shanghai, followed by Shenzhen on 21st and 22nd November, Budweiser Storm Festival is China's favourite EDM event.
The brainchild of trance-turned-EDM king Tiesto and China's own Jane Zhang, the festival will feature a track penned by the pair as its signature tune, the euphorically titled, 'Change Your World'.