Aside from tomorrow’s big Summer Aquarian beach party, which was postponed from last weekend because of Typhoon Muifa, a trifecta of small but worthy gigs is taking place this weekend.
First up is Cloud Party (雲端派對) at China White. This bimonthly house/tech house night caters to those who are not into mainstream clubbing. Cheesy anthems and trance are not welcome here and the tunes are strictly underground.
“Spreading good music and supporting local producers are what it’s all about,” organizer Shao Xiao-wei (邵小緯) says. “And every DJ is required to showcase a track produced by a local artist.”
Shao is neither a DJ nor a party animal, but having organized more than 70 events across the country over the past three years, he’s practically a household name on the local DJ circuit.
Tonight’s lineup includes K.J. Stone, Stanley, Fion, Yoshi and Taco.
■ Cloud Party (雲端派對), tonight from 10pm to 4am at China White, 2F, 97-101, Dunhua S Rd Sec 2, Taipei City (台北市敦化南路二段97-101號). Admission is NT$400
Over at Revolver, tonight’s lineup consists of ND U, Kay and Kolette. The music will be diverse: Kay is known for her eclectic musical taste, which ranges from pop and indie dance to tech house, while DJ/vocalist Kolette mixes techno and minimal, and Mental Audio’s ND U specializes in deep, techy, and minimal house. ND U is associated with Mental Audio (soundcloud.com/mental_audio), a monthly podcast that broadcasts exclusive mixes by local DJs.
■ Tonight from 10:30pm to 3:30am at Revolver, 1-2, Roosevelt Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路一段1-2號), tel: (02) 3393-1678. Admission: NT$350
Last but not least is Nclosure with Stingrays at Wombbloc Arts (子宮藝文) in Kaohsiung. After a long hiatus, the respected DJ is returning to the decks. Besides spinning a four-hour techno set, he will screen a documentary about electro at 8:30pm.
■ Nclosure, tonight from 10pm to 2am at 31, Hebei 1st Rd, Greater Kaohsiung (高雄市河北一路31號). Admission is free