The rise of Shenzhen’s techno scene

Apr 12, 2019

In the young, high-tech city of Shenzhen, partygoers are starting to come out in droves for techno music. At the forefront of the movement are new venues like Oil Club, which is attracting a wave of international acts to the southern metropolis.

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Compared with the scene in Europe, of course, China is just “a baby,” say the owners of Oil. But the growing local fanbase, combined with a crop of local music makers and tinkerers, is closing the gap fast.

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Writer and Director: Arne Venema

Videographer and Editor: Hanley Chu

Voiceover: Venus Wu

Mastering: Victor Peña