Beijing Beats: Migas Rooftop Opening Party, Diego Miranda, DJ Kura, Azimute

Beijing Beats brings you the best in Beijing nightlife each weekend so that you can soothe the woes of a long a stressful week with some out-of-body gyrating and some experiences you'd rather forget come Monday. Check the weekend's full list of nightlife events here.

Friday, April 21

Migas' Rooftop Opening Party
As is tradition, summer hasn't official begun until Migas opens their rooftop with a massive weekend of cocktails, DJs, and dancing while Beijing's weather is still on the pleasant side of sweaty. First up on Friday are Migas' resident DJs and friends – Ludo V., Yauman, Nassdak, and Cad 73 – regular's of Migas' Friday nights and longstanding vet's of the venue's late night parties. On Saturday night, Alex from Toyko arrives to blend the sounds of Europe, Japan, and America into a heady mix of unique underground sounds, with support from Boflex. RMB 80. 10pm-late. Migas

The talented DJ Kura with be appearing at club Sir. Teen bringing his bag full of house to create his own unique Meditarannean sound harking back to his Portuguese heritage. Having worked with several stars of the EDM scene, such as Hardwell, EDX, and Nicky Romero, Kura, who according to the poster above may or may not be a hologram, will certainly get you moving. RMB 100 (advance). Sir. Teen

Stiv Hey
The first stop before he embarks on his China tour, DJ Stiv Hey appears at Lantern to give us a taste of his Italian techno. With plenty of experience touring around the world, from Japan to the UK, Stiv Hey is sure to make his Beijing appearance one to remember. Support from Medhi F., Nigls, BB Deng. RMB 80, RMB 50 (advance). 10pm. Lantern

Saturday, April 22

Diego Miranda
One of the world's most internationally renowned DJs as well as one of Portugal's most influential, Diego Miranda, heads to Vics to spin tracks from his critically acclaimed debut album Say Yeah, among others. Price TBA. From 8.30pm. Vics

Noise Arcade and DMH Live
Noise Arcade and DMH collaborate to bring you an unmissable live set with Alkeshka on visuals. As a solo, live electronic project, the Beijing-based Noise Arcade has toured extensively and released several albums, containing his noisy and hypnotic drum pattern and pedal explorations. DMH, one of Richard Doran's many musical monikers, has been producing an eclectic mix of electronic, blues, and experimental music in Beijing and Ireland over the past decade. Free. 8-bit

Syndicate and The Drop Present: AC Slater + Movenchy (pictured at top)
Arguably the two biggest crews in Beijing's bass music scene, The Drop and Syndicate present DJ and boss of Night Bass Records, AC Slater. Having rocked LA nightlife with his heavy dose of beats, Slater now comes to shake things up in Beijing. If that wasn't enough, Movenchy, freshly signed to Confession and Gold Digger records comes to get things warmed up. Price TBA. From 10pm. Dada

Lab x France Presents: Azimute
The techno and house duo Azimute, made up of Cesare Marchese and Phillippe Quenum, graces Beijing's Modernsky stage with help from the French Embassy. Support comes courtesy of XLF, and Kaize. 11pm. RMB 80, RMB 50 (advance). Modernsky Lab

Images courtesy of the organizers


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