Saturday, July 7th is another small milestone for the Shanghai music scene. Local act AM444, made up of Dutch producer Jay.Soul and Chinese singer ChaCha (RBMA-2011) will be releasing their first vinyl 12” record labeled ‘Split Ends’. This record will be FREE upon entry to everyone who attends the release show at Yuyintang, Shanghai on Saturday July 7th.
he record is a split with San Francisco electro rock band Tussle, who are one of the most respected acts in indie rock. On the record is the song ‘Eye Context ‘which will appear on their length album ‘Tempest’ set to release in September, along with the ‘Croata’ which is unreleased. Both sonsg are produced by Scottish dj/producer JD Twitch of Optimo fame.
Support acts playing live at the release show are:
Next Years Love (SH) -http://nextyearslove.bandcamp.com/
Duck Fight Goose (SH) – http://duckfightgoose.bandcamp.com/
Wander Lust (TJ) – http://site.douban.com/wanderlust/
Saturday, July 7th at Yuyintang, Show starts at 9pm.
60rmb cover, includes free 12” Vinyl Record!!!!!
Background on AM444
AM444 released their first album Eye Wonder on local record label PAUSE:MUSIC in April 2011 to great critical acclaim. They have since performed in Shanghai, Chengdu, Chongqing, Beijing, Nanjing and at the SAKIFO music festival in Reunion Island (Africa). With a 2nd album slated for Late October release, the duo is busy recording new material.
ChaCha (Guizhou) is one of China’s brightest underground stars. Besides being part of reggae crew Uprooted Sunshine she also records with the likes of Kode9, Clive Chin, Jahtari, Desto, Jimi Tenor, Sickstar & Sunbiz, Wordy & Soulspeak, Hamacide and was part of RedBullMusicAcademy2012. ChaCha effortlessly switches up styles to fit the electronic, trip-hop, dub and leftfield grooves she sings her sharp self-penned lyrics over.
Jay.Soul is a versatile music producer and DJ from Amsterdam. He has made a wide range of tracks, both solo and for others, incl: Mr.Windmill, Cecilia Stalin, Sole Profit, Corey, NineFifty. He’s remixed Giovanca, Nas, Michael Franti & Spearhead, O.Boogie, The Proov, Roots Manuva and also composes music for commercials, film, websites, theatre and your momma!
Background on Tussle
Tussle is a four-piece band from San Francisco, USA, formed in 2001. They have a laundry list of releases over the past ten year. Here is what Performer Magazine has to say: “The foursome succeeds in bridging the gap of dance-oriented connotations, welcoming a slew of world music genres into the mix and cleverly melding them together into its own brand of smart, mind-altering pop.”