All the people in the world are believed to be connected by six degrees of separation. I believe the degree of separation in Beijing is as small as one and 99% of the time, that link is Miao.
Miao Wong is Beijing’s party princess. She is the heart and spirit behind what drives Acupuncture Records, Lantern, and Intro, and the woman who brings non-stop energy to Beijing’s electronic scene.
Without her even knowing it, Beijing’s connectors (have you read Malcolm Gladwell’s “The Tipping Point“?) have huddled together to rally the broader Beijing community to come out and show their support for Miao by throwing a massive party to help her fundraise both her surgery and speedy recovery.
Thanks to one of Beijing’s biggest connectors, Svante Jerling, co-founder of exclusive social networking site P1.cn, he’s helped to lock-in Beijing’s favorite DJ’s (who have all volunteered both their talent and time) to play together for one night at Lantern. Smashing line-up includes DJ Patrick Yu, Elvis T., DJ Saul D, DJ Chozie, and DJ Weng Weng!
Celebrate the close of another year and ring in 2012 with a bang…as it may be our LAST (dun dun DUN!) just kidding - fingers crossed the world will not end this year.
I’ve posted a Christmas list last week (click here), but here’s an updated list for the upcoming New Year Weekend.
For foodies, many of Beijing’s top restaurants are hosting special NYE dinners and New Year Day brunches while night owls can party to their heart’s content at practically all night clubs around the city.
In order of my preference (and timing of the night), here goes the breakdown down to 2012:
Already in its second year, the 6-Star TTR “Oakley & Shaun White Air + Style ” 2011 Contest will be held in Beijing’s Olympic Bird’s Nest this Saturday, December 3.
“With legendary rippers and blossoming young chargers colliding amidst a breathtaking backdrop – including last year’s champion Sebastien Toutant and other Oakley Team Stars like Torstein Horgmo – the event is sure to deliver a spectacle.” – Oakley
“Rekindle the flame, and light the spark on a new era! ” – Acupuncture Records
The point of destination for electronic music dance fanatics, Lantern’s sudden close last September was devastating for many, and even worse was that its space was demolished to be remade into yet another KTV club in Beijing.
Lantern’s Closing Weekend Party in September 2010:
2 Days, 3 Stages, 80 Artists, 20,000 People,46,000sqm Open-air Plaza.
–China’s Largest Electronic Music Festival
Get your rave on this weekend with Acupuncture Records’ 2-day Electronic Music Festival – Intro 2011.
“Promising two days of pulsing electronica”, Acupuncture’s got a great line-up of both international and local DJs with headliners Josh Wink (US), Paul Ritch (FR), Oktain (FR), DJ Sodemaya (JP), DJ Michael Best & MC Shayon (RUS), and Jaein and Beejay (KOR).
Ring in the Mid-Autumn Festival with parties already starting this Tuesday night:
The techno legend Derrick May with Punk resident DJ Saul D will be playing for one night only @ PUNK.
“From the cold, mindless machines comes so much hope, spirituality, and soul…. this is how Techno was born, in the urban wasteland of Detroit, and Derrick May (along with Juan Atkins and Kevin Saunderson) is the godfather of this sound.”
Wednesday, September 22:
Lunar Moon Party @ BLING:
As the motto says --“Ideas Need To Reach Out” — INTRO is designed as a platform to express the belief in music as a vital element of connecting people; to showcase and support innovation in electronic music and digital art. It is run by people who love life, music, freedom, art and alternative culture for people who share that same love.”
- Miao Wong, Acupuncture Records