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The top parties this weekend

The hottest parties going down in the capital this weekend


With a whole raft of brilliant local and international DJs touching down in Beijing, this weekend's about to go off. Check out our picks of the best parties to get sweaty at over the next few days.

Friday

Cyantific + The Prototypes

Critics' pick

Cyantific and The Prototypes are currently two of the biggest drum 'n' bass names in the scene and it’s set to be an absolutely epic showdown when these two heavyweights collide at Dada.

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Dada , 206 Gulou Dong Dajie (below Temple Bar) 19 Jan

Vicetone

Critics' pick

Since bursting on the electronic scene back in 2012, the Dutch EDM duo have steadily been performing at clubs and festivals around the world, and were promptly placed on the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs list the following year. Known for creating sets that are relentless in energy and pace, the Dutchmen deliver primers on the development of house, from melody-driven big room to European house.

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One Third , 6 Workers’ Stadium West Road 19 Jan

Sammy Dee

Critics' pick

A former resident of iconic Berlin-based venues Tresor and Ostgut, Sammy Dee (real name Mario Radecki) has built up an irrevocable reputation for crafting chopped and edgy electronic music over the course of his 20-year career. Catch the vinyl fanatic at Lantern for one of only two performances in the Mainland.

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Lantern 19 Jan

Saturday

Skarra Mucci

Critics' pick

Jamaican-born Mr Mucci is something of a modern dancehall legend, having collaborated with the likes of Beenie Man, Yellow Man and Mad Professor. He’ll likely be showcasing his top-notch new album Dancehall President this Saturday at Dada.

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Dada , 206 Gulou Dong Dajie (below Temple Bar) 20 Jan

Opuswerk

Whether he's in the studio, solo or as HISS:1292 (his collaborative project with Parisian François X), Swiss DJ Opuswerk is known for his hands-on approach to DJ sets, creating a sound that's unmistakeably his own.

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Lantern 20 Jan

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