Beijing Underground 20 000 members ! Join us at Yue Space on the 21 of January

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The Beijing Underground group on Facebook has now 20 000 members, it is the largest group for Underground rock music in China on Facebook.

As a celebration for this we are launching a new series of concerts, the “Beijing Underground Evenings”, the first one will be happening on the 21 of January at Yue Space in Beijing.

See you there !

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Album N°39 “The Fog in Our Hearts”

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« The Fog in our Hearts » is my 39th album and 4th album in 2016 after

« Eye » (part 1 and 2), « I Love Cigars » and « Beijing Frogs of the Night ».

Based on field recordings done during tours in 2016 as Djang San + Band in Japan and Djang San « One Man Live Orchestra » in South Korea, the album was later completed at home in Beijing.

The cover of the album comes from incredible pictures taken by Djang San + Band bass player Clancy Lethbridge in Beijing.

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The album is divided into four parts, first, 70’s rock inspired instrumental rock jam where I play all instruments including electric guitar, electric zhongruan and electric pipa, and also bass and drums.

The second part are short songs simply played on accoustic guitar.

The third part are experimental edits of sounds transformed into loops, sounds including beautiful piano imporvisations by Carlo V. Fuentes, drummer of Djang San + Band.

Voices of Carlo V. Fuentes and Clancy Lethbridge can be heard through the recording.

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The fourth part is live recordings done in South Korea at the Vinyl Underground in the city of Busan.

This album is humbly inspired by the great musical work of people who led the way, people such as Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, Pink Floyd, Tortoise, King Crimson, Pierre Henry, George Harrison, John Lennon, Bob Dylan, and many more…

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Special thanks to Clancy Lethbridge and Carlo V. Fuentes for their support and friendship.

Special thanks to Olivier Trontin who recorded the drums.

Special thanks to the Vinyl Underground in Busan for recording the show.

All photos by Clancy Lethbridge.

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Djang San on tour in South Korea, Zandari Festa, and new videos !

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Invited again at Zandari Festival in Seoul:

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New Videos:

“SAM” Directed by Djang San.

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“Lighter-Goodbye”, a 5 minutes short film. Directed by Djang San.

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“Paradise” Directed by Djang San.

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“Please Be Blind” Directed by Ari Gunnarson.

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New Experimental album out: “Beijing Frogs of the Night”

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“Beijing Frogs of the Night” is the first collaborative experimental album between Djang San and Clancy Lethbridge.
The album gathers sounds of Beijing nights recorded by Djang San here and there and mixed on bass lines played by Clancy Lethbridge.This album works as a document, drunken conversations and moments of boredom taken as snapshots of sounds here and there in the last few months in Beijing.

Even though it’s only five tracks, some are very long, one is a 15 minutes conversation between Djang San and Calncy eating Sushi.

This is a first collaborative experimental album, more will follow.

All bass lines by Clancy Lethbridge
Album cover by Clancy Lethbridge
Other compositions by Djang San
Mixing, mastering, field recordings by Djang San.
Bass recording by Clancy Lethbridge.

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New solo album out: “I love cigars !”

 

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New solo album out “I love cigars”.

Playing everything on this one, drums, bass, guitar, synthesizer, piano, singing, you name it….

I’va also done all the production and post-production for it including mixing and mastering.

Oh and I’ve also drawn this weird character on the cover (yeah I know it’s weird).

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Directors of “fête de la musique 2016 in Beijing” + Show at 77 Theater + the whole program.

This year I have the pleasure to be one of the directors who have organized the “Fête de la musique”  in Beijing along with Elie Rosenberg of the French Lab and Will Griffith of LiveBeijingMusic as well as a media partner with “Beijing Underground” for the fête de la musique helping to spread the gospel about the event that is also happening all around China.

Beijing Underground is a Facebook group I have created and that I manage, home of almost 19,000 members today and the biggest group about underground Chinese music on Facebook.

The first part of Fête de la musique that took place on the 19 of June is over and was a success.

As one of the director from the trio of directors who made “Fête de la musique” this year in Beijing, I am happy to present to you the program for tuesday 21 of June 2016.

There will be more than 10 venues on tuesday as well as a workshop about Electronic music at Dada that will start at 6PM to learn how to compose music with electronic instruments.

I have modified the original design of these posters myself and created a few more (despite the one done by Pink for Temple Bar).

Here is a generic poster to help you.

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Here are the shows venue by venue:

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The 77 Theater show was a success for Djang San + Band, Smokey Joe, Marie Madeleine, Nanci and the delicatessen, Icy Whiskey.

Here are a few pictures from Laurent Hou I have been able to get from him taken during the Djang San + Band show

at 77 theater.

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Djang San “Eye​.​爱​.​Ai​.​I” (Part 1 and 2) Release party tonight 26 of May 2016 at Yugong Yishan.

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Picture by Clancy Lethbridge 

 

What is it that we see with our eyes ? What is it that we perceive ?

The same sound can mean different things “Eye” in English is “Ai” (Love) in Chinese.

Am “I” what my “eye” can see ? Am I what I love or the mirror of the ones who love me ?

Recorded in Beijing in 2016, the two parts of “Eye​.​爱​.​Ai​.​I” are 50 minutes of music on one album in two parts.

This play on words is a way to explore once more the depth of possibilities given by looking at the world from 

different perspectives.

Recorded in Beijing with Nicolas Mège, Clancy Lethbridge, Octavio, Nora, Nalc and Dick Marvel.

“Eye​.​爱​.​Ai​.​I” part 1 and 2 are a sequel to “Bridges” part 1 and 2. 

The bridges have been crossed.

In this album, mainly based on instruments electric zhongruan and electric pipa (both of my own designs),

I have tried to extend once more the possibilities of these instruments, with the goal to integrate them in a more global

idea of music, for them not to only be instruments belonging to a place in space and time in the past

but to a global culture that is everyday built by millions of people around the world.

We can be anything we want, if we allow ourselves to be.

Enjoy the music.

 Djang San.

https://djangsan.bandcamp.com/album/eye-ai-i-2

https://djangsan.bandcamp.com/album/eye-ai-i-1

Come See us at Yugong Yishan on the 26 of May, Ticket are here

https://yoopay.cn/event/ygys20160526

YGYS 2016

 

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Get “Eye​.​爱​.​Ai​.​I” (Part 1 and 2) for free ! Release party 26 of May 2016 at Yugong Yishan.

The first 20 people to answer this email will get a free download code for both Part 1 and Part 2 !

 

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eye 1

Picture by Clancy Lethbridge 

 

What is it that we see with our eyes ? What is it that we perceive ?

The same sound can mean different things “Eye” in English is “Ai” (Love) in Chinese.

Am “I” what my “eye” can see ? Am I what I love or the mirror of the ones who love me ?

Recorded in Beijing in 2016, the two parts of “Eye​.​爱​.​Ai​.​I” are 50 minutes of music on one album in two parts.

This play on words is a way to explore once more the depth of possibilities given by looking at the world from 

different perspectives.

Recorded in Beijing with Nicolas Mège, Clancy Lethbridge, Octavio, Nora, Nalc and Dick Marvel.

“Eye​.​爱​.​Ai​.​I” part 1 and 2 are a sequel to “Bridges” part 1 and 2. 

The bridges have been crossed.

In this album, mainly based on instruments electric zhongruan and electric pipa (both of my own designs),

I have tried to extend once more the possibilities of these instruments, with the goal to integrate them in a more global

idea of music, for them not to only be instruments belonging to a place in space and time in the past

but to a global culture that is everyday built by millions of people around the world.

We can be anything we want, if we allow ourselves to be.

Enjoy the music.

 Djang San.

https://djangsan.bandcamp.com/album/eye-ai-i-2

https://djangsan.bandcamp.com/album/eye-ai-i-1

Come See us at Yugong Yishan on the 26 of May, Ticket are here

https://yoopay.cn/event/ygys20160526

YGYS 2016

 

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New Djang San album “Eye​.​爱​.​Ai​.​I” (Part 1 and 2) out today.

eye3 copie

 

eye 1

What is it that we see with our eyes ? What is it that we perceive ?

The same sound can mean different things “Eye” in English is “Ai” (Love) in Chinese.

Am “I” what my “eye” can see ? Am I what I love or the mirror of the ones who love me ?

Recorded in Beijing in 2016, the two parts of “Eye​.​爱​.​Ai​.​I” are 50 minutes of music on one album in two parts.

This play on words is a way to explore once more the depth of possibilities given by looking at the world from 

different perspectives.

Recorded in Beijing with Nicolas Mège, Clancy Lethbridge, Octavio, Nora, Nalc and Dick Marvel.

“Eye​.​爱​.​Ai​.​I” part 1 and 2 are a sequel to “Bridges” part 1 and 2. 

The bridges have been crossed.

In this album, mainly based on instruments electric zhongruan and electric pipa (both of my own designs),

I have tried to extend once more the possibilities of these instruments, with the goal to integrate them in a more global

idea of music, for them not to only be instruments belonging to a place in space and time in the past

but to a global culture that is everyday built by millions of people around the world.

We can be anything we want, if we allow ourselves to be.

Enjoy the music.

 Djang San.

https://djangsan.bandcamp.com/album/eye-ai-i-2

https://djangsan.bandcamp.com/album/eye-ai-i-1

Come See us at Yugong Yishan on the 26 of May, Ticket are here

https://yoopay.cn/event/ygys20160526

YGYS 2016

 

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36 years – 36 albums – Djang San – New Album Release Party – 26 of May at Yugong Yishan in Beijing.

Buy your tickets here.

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Buy your tickets here.

I am 36 this year, this is my 36th album, the 26 of May at Yugong Yishan will mark the release of this 36th album.

Come listen to the music live at Yugong Yishan on the 26 of May where I will be accompanied by Nicolas Mège and Carlo V. Fuentes on drums, bass player Clancy Lethbridge and a few more guests.

张思安 DJANG SAN

在发表了35张专辑之后,5月26日,张思安将带着他的最新专辑回到愚公移山。环绕在这张专辑周围的诸多期待和神秘,将于演唱会前的几天揭晓。

作为一个多面艺术家,张思安发表过包括爵士、电音、摇滚、世界音乐、中国民谣、实验……在内的诸多风格的音乐。从2000年起,他创新使用中国传统乐器中阮和琵琶,让它们在现代音乐中再次焕发光彩。2011年,张思安创立的保险超人乐队在上百支乐队参赛的世界乐队挑战赛中,获得中国区冠军。

他的音乐概念也延伸至了哲学领域,并提倡理解和交换不同文化之间的需求。

继2015年韩国巡演之后,张思安将于这个夏天登陆日本。在此之前,请抓住他的乐队,就在愚公移山!

After 35 albums, Djang San comes back with a new album on 26th of May at Yugong Yishan.

Much anticipation and mystery is surrounding this new release that will be unveiled only a few days before the concert.

An artist with many different faces, Djang San has released all kinds of music from any style including jazz, electronic music, rock, world music, Chinese folk,

rock, experimental and more….

In 2011 Djang San won the Battle of the Bands in Mainland China and Greater China against about 100 bands with the band he had founded « The Amazing Insurance Salesmen ».

Since 2000 he has been re-inventing Chinese instruments zhongruan and pipa by transforming the use of these instruments into modern music.

His music also extends to philosophical concepts and to the need to advocate more exchanges and understanding between different cultures.

After touring Korea in 2015, Djang San will play Japan in the summer of 2016, catch him and his band at YGYS !

晚9点 // 100元(现场)/ 70元(预售 | 数量有限,售完即止)

Pm 9 // Rmb 100 (door) / 70 (presale | on a first-come-first-serve-basis)

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“december3am”, the duo that sprung out of Mongolian fusion music band “Horse Radio” will he opening the show.

It is an incredible duo of musicians whose music will make you travel through incredible auditive textures.

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十二月凌晨三點
“Former Horse Radio members DaLai and LaoDu return as december3am.
They play postpostpre-rock.”
前走马电台队员达莱和老杜成为了
十二月凌晨三點.他们搞后后前摇.

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Djang San + Band has been invited to play in Japan in the summer of 2016, spread the news !

It is confirmed, and we have our plane tickets !

After playing Korea last year in October, Djang San, Carlo V. Fuentes and Clancy Lethbridge will be bringing the music of the electric zhongruan and more for the first time to Japan :-).

Djang San (ジャンサン)、本名エリー ジャン・セバスチャンさんは中国のアンダーグラウンドミュージックシーンで有名で認められたアーティストです。彼が出した複数のアルバムを聴くと特別な体験になります。彼の個性的なスタイルはラジオでよく聴く中国ポップとアングロサクソンバラエティとかなり違います。 自分の音楽を”エクスペリメンタルミュージックとエレクトロとジャズとロックとクラシックミュージックと中国と欧米文化の宇宙交配”と説明します。 彼のスタイルは実際にユニークです。 最近のアルバムのタイトル”Music Dumplings” (音楽餃子)がその種々な様式からうまれた音楽スタイルを現してます。ただし、一つ一つのアルバム、一つ一つの曲が特有な味わいを持ちながら全体が調和してて、彼の帰化した国中国の文化と同じく、豊富な変化を付けた音楽になってます。 ピーパーとチョンルアンという中国の伝統的な楽器をエレキにした彼が、ジャズとロックと民俗音楽とエレクトロとエクスペリメンタルミュージック等を通してその楽器を生き替えらせました。 30個以上のアルバムをだして、ジャンサンは間も無くバンドと一緒に日本にやってきます!2016年の8月、はこだて国際民俗芸術祭に出ます。見逃さないで下さい!

In the meantime, see you at Yugong Yishan on the 26 of May !

YGYS 2016

 

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