The DJ mixing techno with traditional Chinese music

Jan 15, 2020

Mei Yuxin’s sound is a unique blend of cutting-edge electronic music and a two-stringed Chinese instrument called the erhu.

By day, she is Mei Yuxin. By night, she goes by Temple Rat.

Mei is a DJ, producer, and electronic musician making waves in China’s underground club scene—and increasingly on the international circuit.

She’s played raves on the Great Wall of China, in temples in Japan, and to a global audience on Boiler Room.

The Shanghai-based musician’s sound is a unique blend of cutting-edge techno and a two-stringed Chinese instrument called the erhu.

“Not many people play it,” she says, “but I love it so much. No matter what kind of song you play, it's beautiful.”

You can listen to some of her music here:

Electronic musicUnderground music

Credit

Producer: Nathan Gibson

Editor and Mastering: Joel Roche