Shanghai club scene - "Sleaze" music

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I've just been told that the hottest sound in Shanghai's clubs just now is what the locals call "Sleaze". I think it has something to do with Eartha Kitt and R'nB, is quite vocal and is played by DJ Teng Boon (from Hong Kong) at club Drop. Anybody know anything about this? Sounds interesting...

Jacob (Jacob), Friday, 14 January 2005 07:41 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Haha its seriously called "Sleaze"?! Sounds like the best thing ever is what it sounds like.

deej., Friday, 14 January 2005 09:00 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I imagine it to sound like early Tricky with analog synths and moaning girls

Nic de Teardrop (Nicholas), Friday, 14 January 2005 14:25 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I want to move to Shanghai.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Friday, 14 January 2005 18:48 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

me too... or at least visit. how's your shanghainese?

gygax! (gygax!), Friday, 14 January 2005 18:51 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Haha, non-existent. My dad is a full on assimilator, he thought Mandarin would hurt my English. My verbal SAT was pretty high, but I'd have traded a few points...

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Friday, 14 January 2005 19:03 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

here's my mandarin:
"Nee hao?"
"Xie xie"
"Xiao xiao"

:-\

gygax! (gygax!), Friday, 14 January 2005 19:05 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I can count to 10, say "airplane", "car" and "thank you". The only problem with moving to Shanghai is that I'd like to actually learn some standard Mandarin.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Friday, 14 January 2005 19:27 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

wikipedia on shanghainese

gygax! (gygax!), Friday, 14 January 2005 19:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Celebrities are put on billboards with slogans: "Be a modern Shanghainese, speak Mandarin."

gygax! (gygax!), Friday, 14 January 2005 19:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

all i knew how to say when iw as in china was "how much is that". "too expensive". "rice". i went to a club in shanghai, but it was during sars, so it was kinda empty, and they werent playing any of this "sleaze". only chinese pop and hiphop

phil-two (phil-two), Friday, 14 January 2005 20:00 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

All my shanghai club experience was rare groove

Jole, Saturday, 15 January 2005 19:15 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

If its called 'sleaze', has ANYTHING to do with Eartha Kitt AND comes from Shangai, I'm interested. Seriously. Links, names, anyone?

Soukesian, Saturday, 15 January 2005 19:24 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Well I looked around and Drop is in HK so there's a little confusion going on, I just emailed Teng Boon this URL so let's see what happens.

gygax! (gygax!), Saturday, 15 January 2005 20:47 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I have a feeling that "Sleaze" = "70s rare groove" based on Teng Boon's DJ night descriptors.

gygax! (gygax!), Saturday, 15 January 2005 20:48 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

when I was living in China 6 years ago, the clubs played euro pop-techno and spice girls remixes. but I'm sure things have changed since then.

I speak mandarin, but it's mighty rusty at this point,

supercub, Sunday, 16 January 2005 00:12 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

TS-Genres Named After Forms Of Uncleanliness: funk vs. grunge vs. grime vs. sleaze

m0stly clean (m0stly clean), Sunday, 16 January 2005 01:32 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

vs. crust

jake b. (cerybut), Sunday, 16 January 2005 03:45 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

does "dirty south" count?

vahid (vahid), Sunday, 16 January 2005 03:52 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

not really, i guess.

vahid (vahid), Sunday, 16 January 2005 03:53 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

'Shanghai Club Scene' sounds like either a current indie pop band from Vancouver or some obscure early 80s UK new wave group.

earlnash, Sunday, 16 January 2005 04:07 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"Sleaze" is definitely a better descriptor than grime or grunge or funk.

deej., Sunday, 16 January 2005 06:46 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

so is someone going to admit this was a justblaze/poison level joke

deej, Friday, 28 September 2007 18:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

shit is fake.

and i fucking hate shanghai more than any place on earth.

dylannn, Friday, 28 September 2007 18:40 (ten years ago) Permalink

Friend of mine works there. What's it like, then?

Ned Raggett, Friday, 28 September 2007 18:45 (ten years ago) Permalink

crowded, lots of asians

M@tt He1ges0n, Friday, 28 September 2007 18:49 (ten years ago) Permalink

it's not even crowded!

you have to hold a flag for one traffic light cycle if you cross a crosswalk when the no walk light is on.

the food is shit. xiao long bao are full of pork flavored mountain dew.

it's expensive and relentlessly airconditioned and a hollow shell compared to singapore, tokyo, beijing, on and on.

no one can speak mandarin.

i could make like a 100 point list.

dylannn, Friday, 28 September 2007 19:02 (ten years ago) Permalink

but they have jews

s1ocki, Friday, 28 September 2007 19:18 (ten years ago) Permalink

bald withered from coke israeli dudes trying out guidebook chinese on the semi-hookers of xiantiandi, biting australian english teacher girls, complaining in the lineup of the suzhou taco bell.

dylannn, Friday, 28 September 2007 21:44 (ten years ago) Permalink

dylannnn please become a travel writer

deej, Friday, 28 September 2007 21:45 (ten years ago) Permalink

not jk

deej, Friday, 28 September 2007 21:46 (ten years ago) Permalink

er, i meant that as 'not joking', not 'NOT! jk'

deej, Friday, 28 September 2007 21:46 (ten years ago) Permalink

how come?

dylannn, Friday, 28 September 2007 21:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

hah cuz i like yr writing and the above posts were A+

deej, Friday, 28 September 2007 21:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

aight. i'm gonna do it.

dylannn, Friday, 28 September 2007 21:49 (ten years ago) Permalink

I echo deej. Plz to write.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 28 September 2007 21:51 (ten years ago) Permalink

relax. i said i would, ned.

dylannn, Friday, 28 September 2007 21:54 (ten years ago) Permalink

All good.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 28 September 2007 21:54 (ten years ago) Permalink

OMG PLZ DO IT NOW

elan, Friday, 28 September 2007 21:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

guys, guys, please. if i have to keep monitoring this thread, i won't be able to do it.

dylannn, Friday, 28 September 2007 21:58 (ten years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

*revive!*

i'm going to Shanghai early November for hopefully a 2 or 3 mth stint. Anyone got anything to recommend?

De que estas hablando? (Tannenbaum Schmidt), Tuesday, 7 September 2010 16:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

lnk to dylannn's book?

peacocks, Tuesday, 7 September 2010 17:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

seven years pass...

Revive! I'm going to be there in two weeks. Can't stay long, but anyone got any recs now?

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 6 June 2018 07:47 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Sleeze is my shit

brimstead, Wednesday, 6 June 2018 14:55 (two weeks ago) Permalink

sleaze

brimstead, Wednesday, 6 June 2018 14:55 (two weeks ago) Permalink

unhelpful post but basically, first the ten year ago trip i was having a bit of a personal crisis and that colored my impression of the city. i don't think there was ever a taco bell in suzhou. again, like i have to always say with these huge cities in china: if you haven't been there within five years, the recommendations aren't valid probably, and it's a huge sprawling city so it's hard to explain it in a few suggested spots. basically, i dunno, if you've never been there before, tourist shit like the bund and nanjing road, french concession, but go somewhere less touristy and eat random things, get some shanghainese food but know that it's probably not from a legit spot and shanghainese would tear you apart but whatever xiaolongbao is xiaolongbao and you're eating it in shanghai-- best case scenario try to make the acquaintance of someone that can take you to legit spots.

XxxxxxxXxxxxxxxxXxxxx (dylannn), Thursday, 7 June 2018 17:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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