Penumbra (魑魅魍魉) is sad to be leaving Elevator, which will close at the end of the year. But we are very happy to end our run by welcoming back Chris SSG from Tokyo. Chris has supported us from the beginning, playing an absolutely beautiful long set in May, and contributing two mixes to our series on Baihui (listen here and here). On Sunday, he'll have the controls for as long as he wants them.
We are also very happy to welcome back Shanghai local Rainsoft, who played one of our earliest afterparties (as 十一), and more recently a lovely ambient liveset. This time around, she'll play an ambient DJ set.
Opening is our usual suspect Yamal. If the old Elevator weren't a short walk from his apartment, and if he didn't run into Chris at a Tokyo club in 2018, Penumbra (魑魅魍魉) would not exist. He's happy it does.
Bio: Chris SSG
Rainsoft is a musician based in Shanghai. She acquires inspiration from deep ambient and techno music. Exploring through spiritual sensations, her music is calm and gentle, with a dynamic and fluctuating atmosphere. Subtle thoughts lie low in every note. She cares most about expressing deeper thoughts through her music, pursuing the infinity between beginning and development.
Yamal constructs sets with a sense of space and rhythm that don’t require you to dance. You can, though, especially when it's Christmas.