Nightlife 10:00pm • 30 yuan
" The Best Shanghai Based DJ Of City Weekend Readers' Choice Awards 2009, 2010 and 2011 "
Helped to kick-start Beijing and Shanghai's nightlife scene back in the mid-90s and is now regarded as one of the best DJs in China.
Shanghai born Huang set off on his creative path as a student of modern dance and fine arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. He then dipped his toes in the fashion world but with a major climate shift on the way in the dance music scene, Huang gave up a budding career in fashion and found his calling in the Beijing music scene. Self taught Huang single-handedly kick-started Beijing’s club scene back in the mid-nineties,
Ben Huang introduced the young funky things of Beijing and Shanghai to the international sounds of 'real' club beats. Ben Huang nurtured his own avant-garde style in the clubs of Beijing and Shanghai. His creative expression comprised of varying styles from Disco,Funk, Jazz, House to Techno.
Huang’s music transported Beijing and Shanghai’s small underworld and kicked down its doors to the sounds from Paris to Berlin. “Music inspires me, I share music to inspire people. I just trust my feeling with any music I hear.”
In no time, Huang became one of the most heavily sought after DJs in Beijing and Shanghai. His sounds impressed European promoters and made him one of the funkiest exports to come out from the Middle Kingdom.
Huang became one of the first ever Chinese DJ to break into the international scene, playing in venues from the Parisian Elysee-Montmartre, Tresor Berlin to the famed Zurich Street Parade, alongside the world’s best. He has shared the stage with the likes of Laurent Garnier, Derrick May, Ritchie Hawtin and burned the airwaves on Paris’ Radio FG. Back home, Huang helped organize the ultimate rave event The Great Wall Party, Ben Huang is indeed the pioneer of clubbing in China and has garnered praise and respect from his peers at home and abroad.
His current mix work for artists like Faye Wong keep him one of the most in-demand DJ’s in China.