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Elevator to hold closing NYE party after 7-year run

The Shanghai club’s farewell event will feature Cocoonics, Mau Mau, Knopha, and Elevator residents

  • Adrianna Cheung
  • 28 December 2023
Elevator to hold closing NYE party after 7-year run

Elevator in Shanghai will be holding its final run of parties before permanently closing at the very end of 2023.

Last year, we reported on the venue’s calls for donations to stay afloat since the reserve funds took a hard hit due to the city’s pandemic regulations.

Due to debt from their long closure during COVID-19 plus other contributing factors, the team have decided to close the club, but not before one final blowout.

Before shutting its doors on the first day of 2024, the club will be having Cocoonics, Mau Mau, Heatwolves, a morning closing set by Knopha, and, most importantly, the Elevator family of residents perform one last time.

Speaking on behalf of the Elevator team, co-founder Mau Mau shares with Mixmag Asia some of the most memorable moments at the club: "Seeing so many DJs, performers and promoters grow and realise their art or craft more fully has been amazing. Also helping launch labels with MEDUSA, Love Bang and AMWAV, release parties for Michael Cignarale, Enema Stone, Cocoonics, Mervv, Kaishandao, Wu Zhuoling, markets and workshops with Eating Music and Daily Vinyl, organising a stage at Concrete and Grass festival, surviving COVID-19 shutdowns, taking the tiny Elevator, opening an amazing second home on Nandan Road, having jianbing with friends after a good party — too many more to list!"

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To provide a lasting memento of the club before its closure, the team has created tangible keepsakes such as T-shirts, socks, and keychains for everyone to purchase.

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No fixed plans have been shared yet for the Shanghai club. As for now, the team strongly encourages everyone to enjoy their last moments at the iconic venue.

"A huge thanks for the seven plus years you all made possible, and a hope that we dance together again soon," mention the team.

Adrianna Cheung is Mixmag Asia’s Culture Curator, follow her on Instagram.

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