19-T somewhere south of the river

Besides the main Park-19 where all the artists have studios, there’s another one, a bit further west of the University area which is taking good advantage of the name. Friday night amidst the endless cold rain the city has been under for weeks was time to go on another adventure in search of this venue. Down empty streets, along muddy, shoe-ruining alleys and finally, behind a day market into a non-descript building and up to the 9th floor where it was like 10 years ago at a Warp Records gig. Some stuff was great and maybe is the start of a strange little electronic music scene in Guangzhou. Some was really awful, like bad happy-hardcore from the early 90s or just noise. And hey everybody, it’s music, not a lecture. That feeling the music makes in you, just go with it. You can dance.