SoundCloud SoundCloud Local: Shanghai

Picture by rickyqi, found on Flickr

We’re stopping by the futuristic city of Shanghai this week! Besides being in the future (i.e. in China Standard Timezone), Shanghai also inspires a good chunk of music creators. As we dipped into this city, we discovered a great collection of distinct musicians, duos and groups! Go ahead and have a listen to all of them below.

Magnum Turnstyle
Magnum Turnstyle is a duo originally from Oakland, California, but has relocated to Shanghai “in search of the lost golden llama rhythms of the Tang Dynasty” — that’s what they say at least. The duo is committed to altering sound and is forever trying to discover new beats and rhythms. Hear for yourself!

Here we have — Huang Lei (aka dà xiǎo). He describes himself as a sound and noise experimental amateur. He’s also a field recorder in training. You can hear his sounds of Shanghai and other things (like his laptop) below! We’re hoping the new record button has come in handy for him!

Sergey Lyutik
From what we can tell, Sergey Lyutik is an up-and-coming multi-genre artist rising out of Shanghai. When listening to his music, you can really hear the influence of Shanghai’s environment in there. A track to take note of is “Wish u were here”. Have a listen for yourself and get lost in Shanghai with him.

The Fever Machine
If you’ve been looking for some authentic rock music, look no further! The Fever Machine is another group of American guys who picked up and moved over to Shanghai! In the city, these guys are constantly pushing the modern boundaries of rock n’ roll. Listen to how they fuse different rock genres into one!

Alec Haavik Friction Five
Here’s something we don’t get too often, jazz! And in this case, it’s Shanghai jazz! The SoundCloud username is EYEOPENER but the band goes by the name of Alec Haavik Friction Five and they’re on the verge of releasing a live double-LP! Get a feel for their improv-style music below!

If you’re a user based in Shanghai, join the SoundCloud Local Shanghai group and submit your tracks! Also, keep an eye on!

And if you’re looking for some more music from Shanghai, check out!

Keep your eyes peeled for the next SoundCloud Local city!

  • There are many Shanghai-born and bred bands who should definitely be on the list, check out Muscle Snog
    Others like Booji and Hedgehog sadly don’t know about Soundcloud so have to find them on Douban

  • Marie Elliott

    Hi Sheryl,

    Thanks for pointing out Muscle Snog! Sorry that we missed them, but I should mention that we only feature musicians who have their own SoundCloud account, it looks like Muscle Snog is posted via the record label’s account. We’ll reach out to the label to see if Muscle Snog can be added to the group though!

    Thanks again!

  • good to see some light on Shanghai. will join the soundcloud local group. and feel free to check my profile :)

  • Bivouac Recording

    Cool. I didn’t even know there was a group for Shanghai. Will definitely be joining and putting my Shanghai recordings on here. If possible I would love to be added to the list above! Thanks!