Dada Bar Beijing
Dada hosts the multi-talented NorCal beat composer Lee Bannon, fresh off the release of his hotly tipped sophomore effort for Ninja Tune, Pattern of Excel. Expect a more experimental approach in the booth, with styles ranging from Jungle, Drum n Bass, and Footwork to Ambient, Hip Hop, and Trap.
When: 27 Feb 2016 Sat 22:00-late
Where: Dada Bar Beijing
Lee Bannon is a producer from Sacramento, California, United States.
Lee Bannon first began to receive attention after self-releasing a number of homemade beat tapes from 2010 to 2012, eventually leading to collaborations with California rappers Souls of Mischief, Hieroglyphics, and producer Alchemist. Soon after, Bannon was introduced to Joey Bada$$ and the Pro Era crew through a mutual friend. The relationship proved to be fruitful, with Bannon signing on as Pro Era's touring DJ in 2012 and having multiple production credits on Joey's mixtape Summer Knights. He appeared alongside Joey and The Roots when Joey performed "Waves" on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on November 2, 2012.
After his time with Pro Era, Bannon began to explore a more experimental sound as a solo artist. In June 2013 he self-released "NW/WB", which showcased strong jungle and drum and bass influences and garnered a significant amount of press including Spin who included Bannon on there 5 Best New Artists in July of that year drawing the interest of UK-based label Ninja Tune, who signed Bannon shortly after. His full-length, entitled Alternate/Endings, was released on January 9, 2014 to critical success. Rolling Stone placed Alternate/Endings LP at number 15 of the 20 Best Electronic and Dance Albums of 2014.
On march April 27, 2015 Bannon announced his second LP "pattern of excel" via Resident Advisor along with the first single from the album "Artificial Stasis". The announcement of his second LP came with the news that the album would be almost completely ambient music.
On May 26, 2015 Fact magazine posted to their site that Lee Bannon changed his moniker to the symbol " ¬ b " after a hand written note appeared explaining the change on Lee Bannon's instagram page.
The following day Lee Bannon released the track "disneµ girls" and stated that his upcoming album "pattern of excel" released July 10, 2015 would be his last under the name Lee Bannon. He reiterated the reason behind the name change was to escape the stigma of his earlier not as mature work and stated "the name i feel has reached its limits". The Name requires a key code consiting of the alt key in combination with the L key giving you the ¬ symbol meaning "not" and the lower case letter "b".
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.