Artists guide:
Shenzhen, China
DJ Quest

Jesse Warren aka DJ Quest is the founder of Shenzhen based Mettasonic records. He founded Mettasonic to promote the best jungle and drum & bass artists in Asia. Emphasizing loyalty to the local scene, Mettasonic maintains an underground spirit on all releases. Jesse also organizes Muzikboxxx, a weekly techno residency at a traditional Chinese tea house. His enthusiasm for the music shines through on all his projects. Originally from Virginia, Jesse provides an international perspective on experiencing the best of Shenzhen.

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Oil Club

“For electronic music it has to be Oil, who brings a steady stream of good acts.” – DJ Quest

“I love enjoying music at the Oil Club. It’s the greatest underground club in Shenzhen and has the greatest sound and visual system in China.” – 3ASiC

11A Ground Floor, Tairan Mansion, Tairan 8th Rd, Futian District Shenzhen
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Brown Sugar Jar

“For live music, Brown Sugar Jar is in a nice intimate new space now.” – DJ Quest

G9, Building 2, Huangguan Kejiyuan, Tairan 9st Road, Chegongmiao, Futian District, Shenzhen 518000
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Diwang

“Despite all the new high-rises, Diwang (Shunhing Plaza) is still my favorite skyscraper after all these years. Catch it lit by the sunset from Litchi Park, glistening emerald and feminine elegance. Hubei Village in nearby Dongmen is a peek into Shenzhen’s rural past, and miraculously still exists.” – DJ Quest

Diwang, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
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Chegongmiao Metro Station

“I’m not a big shopper, but the underground mall at Chegongmiao metro station has a lot of fashion boutiques where I take my girl sometimes. Great snacks everywhere too.” – DJ Quest

Chegongmiao Metro Station
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Barbershop

“Barbershop has a nice ambience that’s hard to find. It’s a hidden speakeasy behind an actual barbershop. Their specialty is high-end cocktails, and I usually let the bartender [Max] surprise me.” – Dj Quest

No.1035, Shangbu Nanlu, Futian District, Shenzhen
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Boneshaker

“It’s a tiny burger joint and their veggie burger is the best I’ve had in Shenzhen.” – DJ Quest

No. 13, Food Court A (near Exit 1), Futian Metro Station
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