Dada Bar Beijing
Around the turn of the millennium, a mysterious French producer going by the name The Hacker (named after a Jeff Mills song) put out new music blending classic electro sounds with Detroit techno, 80s New Wave, and early rave music - a curious mix of dark sounds and tongue-in-cheek humor. He teamed up with singer Miss Kitten, got signed by DJ Hell's label, and their sound of "electro-clash" went global and influenced club, indie, and cutting-edge pop music for the decade. The Hacker is back, and we're excited to host his first ever, and only, China appearance.
When: 18 Mar 2016 Fri 21:00-late
Where: Dada Bar Beijing
Just as Temple has earned Gulou institution-status for serving up quality (or appealingly messy) live music night after night after boozy night, its downstairs neighbor Dada enjoys equal notoriety for going admirably hard all night, seven days a week– indeed, often into the morning.
It's the club to Temple's bar. You're getting live DJ sets, not bands. If you're wondering about the programming and the vibes, it's pretty credibly eclectic. Yes, you're going to hear dubstep, but also voices from 8-bit, psytrance and skweee. You're also getting a dark, dark dance floor (it's rubber, so don't worry about the Tiger Beer you just fumbled) so if you're lucky, people may have trouble putting a face to a name after they catch some of your 7:00 AM dance moves. Decor is appropriately hip (read: devil may care) and moderately industrial. A bar splits the dance floor from a lounge where you can take a breather, see and be seen.
There's usually a sizable group of smokers out front, chatting away, if you want to make friends somewhere you can hear yourself think - and, of course, a reliable jian bing cart on the street if you wear yourself out on the dance floor.