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Ricky

Photographer — Shanghai

Name, where are you from? 
Ricky. Xiangyang, Hubei, China.

What do you do? 
Photographer.

Describe your style in three words? 
Calm, flowing, free.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to in Shanghai?
The best gig I have ever been in Shanghai this year might be Sleeping Dogs’ live who are a band from Beijing.

Which Chinese subcultures have influenced you?
I’ve been influenced deeply by skateboarding if it was considered as a kind of subculture ten years ago.

Best Chinese musician?
Dou Wei. His 'Farewell 2017' is impressive.

Where is your favourite independent venue in Shanghai?
Yuyintang Livehouse.

What is Shanghai’s best-kept secret?
Too numerous to list. You need to find them like digging music.

Best place to hang out in Shanghai?
Specters Club. One reason is that there is always no entry fee.

The first track you played on repeat?
'My Generation' by The Who.

A song that defines the teenage you?
'This Love' by Khalil Fong.

One record you would keep forever?
'In The Court of the Crimson King’ by King Crimson.

A song lyric that has inspired you?
"This is another story about lies. Every kind of lie has its own origin. You and me hear the first sounds of early morning, day after day after day after day"

From 'You and Me' by P.K.14.

A song you wished you had written?
'Reflection' by Brian Eno.

Best song to turn up loud?
'I Can Fool Anybody in This Town' by Liily.

A song people wouldn’t expect you to like?
'Pure White Night' by DaBozz.

A song to get you straight on the dance floor?
'Blocks in Red' by Hiperson.

Best song to end an all-nighter?
'My Little Molly' by Underdog.

Any new bands you’re into at the moment?
WaChi.

Name, where are you from? 
Ricky. Xiangyang, Hubei, China.

What do you do? 
Photographer.

Describe your style in three words? 
Calm, flowing, free.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to in Shanghai?
The best gig I have ever been in Shanghai this year might be Sleeping Dogs’ live who are a band from Beijing.

Which Chinese subcultures have influenced you?
I’ve been influenced deeply by skateboarding if it was considered as a kind of subculture ten years ago.

Best Chinese musician?
Dou Wei. His 'Farewell 2017' is impressive.

Where is your favourite independent venue in Shanghai?
Yuyintang Livehouse.

What is Shanghai’s best-kept secret?
Too numerous to list. You need to find them like digging music.

Best place to hang out in Shanghai?
Specters Club. One reason is that there is always no entry fee.

The first track you played on repeat?
'My Generation' by The Who.

A song that defines the teenage you?
'This Love' by Khalil Fong.

One record you would keep forever?
'In The Court of the Crimson King’ by King Crimson.

A song lyric that has inspired you?
"This is another story about lies. Every kind of lie has its own origin. You and me hear the first sounds of early morning, day after day after day after day"

From 'You and Me' by P.K.14.

A song you wished you had written?
'Reflection' by Brian Eno.

Best song to turn up loud?
'I Can Fool Anybody in This Town' by Liily.

A song people wouldn’t expect you to like?
'Pure White Night' by DaBozz.

A song to get you straight on the dance floor?
'Blocks in Red' by Hiperson.

Best song to end an all-nighter?
'My Little Molly' by Underdog.

Any new bands you’re into at the moment?
WaChi.