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Laowai Lounge SZ Happy Hour Mix 0511

Laowai Lounge SZ Happy Hour Mix 0511

Playing tracks by

Gorillaz, JJ, Papercuts, The National, The Byrds and more.

Soundtrack to Spring 2011 here @ the Laowai Lounge in Nanshan district, Shenzhen. On a clear day, one can see the Hong Kong New Territories across Shenzhen Bay from the LL's 13th floor balcony. There are a lot of brainy people in SZ, but they are also a bunch of heathens with money on their minds all the time, so mind the cultural void. Shenzhen basically didn't exist 30 years ago, & the term "Shenzhen speed" was coined to describe the incredibly fast rate of change one witnesses here. Change is now, indeed. The Out Hud selection is for EBC, who passed away last fall. I was listening to this track when I got the news. In the end, I'm never sure of what is real. My brain is a dream machine, & so is yours. This mix probably sounds best after dark. "I often think the night is more alive & more richly coloured than the day." – Vincent van Gogh to his brother Theo 1888. Laowai Lounge SZ Happy Hour Mix 0511 is my first mix to be uploaded to mixcloud.com. More will follow.

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