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.
“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
“For live music, Brown Sugar Jar is in a nice intimate new space now.” – DJ Quest
“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
“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
“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
“It’s a tiny burger joint and their veggie burger is the best I’ve had in Shenzhen.” – DJ Quest