Shanghai Restoration Project


Shanghai Restoration Project

Infobox musical artist
Name = The Shanghai Restoration Project


Background = group_or_band
Birth_name =
Born =
Origin = New York, New York
Instrument =
Genre = Hip hop, Electronica, Experimental, Trance
Occupation =
Years_active = 2006 — present
Label = Undercover Culture & ILG (Warner)
Current_members = Dave Liang (producer)
URL = www.shanghai-restoration-project.com/

The Shanghai Restoration Project is a contemporary electronic music band formed by Chinese-American producer Dave Liang. The group's first eponymous release, inspired by the Shanghai jazz bands of the 1930s, combines traditional Chinese instruments with modern hip-hop and electronica. The release gained recognition globally, rising to the top 10 in several electronic charts, including Amazon, iTunes, and MSN Music. The first track from the debut album, "Introduction (1936)," was selected as the theme song for a worldwide TV advertising campaign for Kenzo Parfums (a division of Louis Vuitton) in early 2007. Other tracks have been featured in promotional campaigns for Microsoft, Rhapsody, TiVo, and SanDisk. In 2007, SRP partnered with China Records (the Chinese government's record label) to release Remixed and Restored, a project remixing select classic Chinese hits from 1930s Shanghai. The group is currently signed to Warner Music's Independent Label Group.

Discography

* "The Shanghai Restoration Project" (Undercover Culture Music: Jan 2 2006)
*# Introduction (1936)
*# Nanking Road
*# Shanghai Express
*# Jade Buddha Temple
*# Peace Hotel (What Is Love)
*# Miss Shanghai
*# Lu Xun (Watch Me Dance)
*# Babylon of the Orient
*# Pearl Tower
*# Avenue Joffre
*# The Bund
*# Old City
*# Pudong
*# Bubbling Well Road
*# Jessfield Park

* "Reinterpretations" (Undercover Culture Music: Jul 4 2006)
*# Babylon of the Occident
*# Nanjing Road East
*# Lu Xun Revisited (Watch Me Dance)
*# Bubbling Well Alley
*# Pudong New District
*# Miss Shanghai Close Up
*# Outroduction (2006)
*# Miss Shanghai Revealed (iTunes bonus track)

* "Instrumentals" (Undercover Culture Music: Oct 10 2006)
*# Race Course
*# Nanking Road
*# Shanghai Express
*# Lu Xun
*# Babylon of the Orient
*# Pearl Tower
*# Avenue Joffre
*# The Bund
*# Old City
*# Babylon of the Occident
*# Nanjing Road East
*# Lu Xun Revisited
*# MCMXXXVII

* "Remixed and Restored Vol. 1" (Undercover Culture Music: Dec 11 2007)
*# Night Life In Shanghai (Shanghai Restoration Project Remix)
*# Rose, Rose I Love You (Shanghai Restoration Project Remix)
*# The Fire of Love (Shanghai Restoration Project Remix)
*# Farewell Shasha (Shanghai Restoration Project Remix)
*# The Evening Primrose (Shanghai Restoration Project Remix)
*# Night Life In Shanghai (Ye Shang Hai)
*# Rose, Rose I Love You (Mei Gui Mei Gui Wo Ai Ni)
*# The Fire of Love (Lian Shang Huo)
*# Farewell Shasha (Sha Sha Zai Hui Ba)
*# The Evening Primrose (Ye Lai Xiang)

* "Story of a City" (Undercover Culture Music: Feb 5 2008)
*# Author's Note
*# Preface
*# Voices
*# Last Night of the Dynasty
*# Movement
*# Love and Warlords
*# Touchdown
*# Pace of Light
*# Call Me Home
*# Divided We Stand
*# Last Morning
*# Afterword
*# Notes
*# Bibliography
*# Acknowledgements

Coverage

An instrumental version of their song, "The Bund" was recently used as part of a interlude in the BBC's coverage of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Awards

Jan 2006 : "The Shanghai Restoration Project" featured as "New Artist of the Week" on MSN Music, reaching #1 on MSN Music's Top 100 Electronica Albums Chart

July 2006 : "Reinterpretations" reaches Top 20 Electronic Albums chart on iTunes US, UK, and Canada

Nov 2006 : "Jade Buddha Temple" selected as iTunes Japan's Single of the Week

Nov 2006 : "The Shanghai Restoration Project" reaches #2 on iTunes Japan's Electronic Albums Chart

Mar 2007 : "The Shanghai Restoration Project" featured as a Yahoo! "New and Notable Site"

Apr 2007 : "The Shanghai Restoration Project Presents: Di Johnston" reaches #1 on iTunes Japan's Electronic Albums Chart (#4 Overall)

Apr. 2007 : "Introduction (1936)" to be featured as theme song of Flower by Kenzo (LVMH) worldwide advertising campaign.

Oct. 2007 : "The Shanghai Restoration Project" reaches Top 10 Electronica Albums Chart on Amazon.com

External links

* [http://shanghairestorationproject.com/ Band's website]
* [http://www.international.ucla.edu/article.asp?parentid=38713 "Shanghai Dreams" — article about the group]
* [http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=36742796 Band's profile on Myspace]
*http://www.bigsight.org/daveliang


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