Music has such a power - magical and unearthly! I normally compare this power with love and healing, as well as, connecting with different cultures. It makes us cry, laugh, and gives us memories. But, for some people, it can even be the meaning of their life.
Today, I’d like to talk with one of the styles which evokes my admiration. Voilá, guys! It’s about Techno – a sort of electronic music.
今天，我想给大家介绍我最偏爱的一种音乐类型—— Techno (电子音乐其中的一种)
Techno music that began in the US in the 1980s and became globally popular in the 1990s. It was a product of the fascination of middle-class African-American youths in Detroit, Michigan, for European electronic dance music. Many styles of techno now exist, but Detroit techno is seen as the foundation upon which a number of subgenres have been built.
This type of music can put you into an alternate reality. If the song-based popular music looks like a painting, then techno is more like modern art. It’s dark, deep, brooding, mechanical and alien sounds completely immerse you in your own world, especially in the underground clubs which have their own special atmosphere!
Tomorrowland originated in Belgium, currently it recognized as the largest electronic event in the world
In today’s world, more and more people are starting to like and listen electronic music. A lot of festivals are going on in different countries with huge venues where people just chill out with friends and enjoy the music. Last month in BJ, a famous and huge techno festival was held on the Great Wall. The headliner was one of the notorious DJ in the world from Russia (Siberia) - Nina Kraviz.
在今天，越来越多的人开始接触并喜欢上电子音乐。很多国家都开始举办电子音乐节，人们可以放松下，和朋友来到广阔的场地上，享受音乐。上周在北京长城就举办了一场大型的音乐节,我最喜欢的著名DJ Nina Kraviz就参与其中。
Charming Nina Kraviz on the Great Wall of China
Greatwall Music Festival @Beijing
And lastly, not wishing to tire you, let’s have a look the best places in Beijing where you can check out techno beats... here we go!
Totally new bar-club, opened at the end of March 2018 - on the third floor of the Tongli building and in all-renovated Sanlitun “dirty bar street” which has become more and more quiet. but Aurora has definitely become a sensation because queues have already formed outside on weekends!
Aurora 完全是三里屯里面的新面孔，地处在“脏街”的核心地段同里大厦三层，楼上曾经是三里屯最有名的Roof 双子星 Kokomo 和 KAI Bar。现如今“脏街”已经被整治的越来越规范、也越来越无聊之际... Aurora 的出现，无疑是这暗夜中划出的一缕新的彩虹.
Aurora 头牌：Pancake Lee+Mario Yu
“I think that’s why Aurora is becoming the destination for Beijing’s trendies – we’re confident in our music taste, and confident that this makes us different from the bigger clubs nearby” – Pancake Lee, founder of Aurora and regular DJ
AURORA is cranking up a special atmosphere where with the support of 11 DJ’s, they bring together their best tracks of electronic music!
除了老板本身就是资深DJ, Aurora还联合了常驻北京的一些著名DJ音乐人, 定期为大家放送不同风格的音乐.
With lovely and friendly Pancake Lee
Wellcee小编 Kiun 和Aurora大饼
Besides, every week they have fascinating activities! For instance, “Beer Pong” – every 2 weeks on Wednesdays, competition between teams with winning amout 1000 rmb. That’s not all, they are also doing every Sunday free Kizomba dance classes – best accompanied with a partner, very smoothly and slowly. So, please join and enjoy the right music with good vibes!
除了高质量的音乐和北京本土DJ们的捧场支持，Aurora 每周还会举办各种活动。例如吃汉堡大赛，Kizomba、“Beer Pong”等. 每周三 Beer Pong之夜，最后获胜的一队将会获得1000元的Aurora 酒卡。快来体验他们丰富的活动吧，这绝对是体验音乐、美食、Party的不二之选。
Location: 3rd Floor, Tongli Building, Sanlitun Bar Street.
Is definetely one of the most famous and hottest underground clubs in BJ. I’m sure, you’ve at least heard about it before. Everything’s perfect here – the music, space, two rooms for the beats, atmosphere, traditional chinese interior with the wooden furniture. Every week famous Djs from around the world come to play their sets. It’s dark, red... and super deep!
Location: 100m north of the Workers' Stadium west gate.
Is also well known place in Greater Gulou and Shanghai. Dada gets busy on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and it’s packed by the weekend. The biggest charm is its diversity, allowing various music styles to flourish. No matter if you’re a hard-boiled DJ addict or a clubbing newbie, Dada gives you an opportunity to show off your stuff. The interior of Dada is fairly minimal, but with the help of illustrators, the concrete walls have become vivid paint boards covered in graffiti.
During the summer nights you can enjoy the weather and the enchanting atmosphere of Houhai park. But if you’re looking for a break from electronic music, you can go upstairs and enjoy live music in Temple bar. And finally, the most thrilling part of ending your craziest night that's the best BURRITO! Always waiting for you around the corner, bon appétit!
DADA的场地虽然不大，但地处胡同中心地带鼓楼东大街，楼上还有著名的Live House “Temple”. 趁着北京夏日夜晚干爽的凉风，感受传统胡同文化和新派Techno音乐的碰撞，让你来到DADA的理由远不止一个。
Location: NO.206 Gulou Dong Dajie, Dongcheng.
地点：鼓楼东大街 206 号
Surprised? Well, so am I!
It’s even not an underground place, instead it’s ABOVE ground! Tapping into chic vibes, it showcases views across Taikoo Li. Showy and too cliché. BUT! The music and DJs there come from underground! It’s usually not crowded, even sometimes you’ll be alone on the dance floor, but who cares?
InfraRouge 有区别于其他的Techno Club它不在地下，甚至实在繁华的太古里中央商区！感受音乐的同时，还可以顺便欣赏太古里别致的氛围。艳丽得太古板？不！这里的音乐和DJ绝对来自地下！场地通常不会太拥挤，甚至有时只有你自己在跳舞，但是who cares?
If you want a change from the regular old spots, it’s a great chance to try something new!
Location: 3-5F, N8, Taikoo Li North, Sanlitun.
Summer is coming, and that means one thing – time to kick back, relax and when the sun goes down just try to feel all of the delights, dynamic and thriving metropolis BJ. The best part of summer though is the summer nights. They're just better than nights in any other season. It’s time for an unexpected encounters with interesting people, exploring forbidden places, watching sunsets and getting to know more about this incredible city!
So, don’t waste your time on the internet! I hope, my recommendations will help to liven up a bit your “humdrum” life ☺ cheers!
北京的夏天又到了，生活在北京这一直是我喜欢的季节. 感受北京夏日夜晚里干爽的凉风，游荡在胡同里的街头巷尾，穿梭在各个隐秘的酒吧和露台之间，去感受那些鲜活有趣的灵魂、去让自己融入到那些奇妙故事里一部分... 这一切都是我最享受的北京的"夜"生活.
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