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478 – Shao


China. Home of in no particular order; the terracotta army, martial arts, a particularly impressive wall, Feng Shui and most notably – for us at least – stonkingly good electronic music. Yes, there’s no doubt about it, the relatively unheralded Chinese music scene is enjoying a purple patch at the moment and with today’s podcast we feel we’re very much in the right place at the right time, chancing upon an artist at the peak of their powers.

So who are blabbering on about we hear you cry? Beijing based sound designer Shao Yanpeng is the answer. The first Chinese artist to join the Tresor family, he’s being tipped by anyone who’s heard his work for a big 2016 and so we thought there was no better time than now to welcome him into the DT fold.

Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
Well, it’s hard, especially in English…

What’s your personal favourite track on it?
Shao – Reflection Pt.1, hahaha..

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
It’s a recording of a set I delivered in January, I then made a few edits because it was too long a sonic journey for a podcast. The event was intimate, so this set has a more relaxed feel to it and was the first time I had played most these tracks out.

What’s the best gig you’ve played recently?
Recently I played my live set with a guitarist and a drummer for the first time, it’s hard to say that it was the best, but it was certainly a fresh experience.

What have you got coming up?
I will play in Taipei on 18th March, followed by a small tour in Beijing, Shanghai and Hangzhou in April.  I then hope to finish the other tracks for my new album.

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
Have fun!

Function – Psychic Warfare +  Moritz Von Oswald Trio – Fetch A Jam
Bruno Sacco – Deformed (Franck Valat Remix)
Plastikman – Akrobatix
Rrose – Waterfall
Scan X – Midnight (Julian Jeweil Remix)
Ben Klock – Check For Pulse
Marcel Dettmann – Seduction (Anthony Parasole Remix)
Reese & Santonio – How To Play Our Music
Shao – Reflection Pt.1
Jonas Kopp – X
Sascha Funke – Mango Cookies (DJ Koze Pink Moon Remix)

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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