Who we are

Gothic Shanghai was started in the beginning of 2012 by a couple that had been in the gothic scene for over 10 years. Nikita, our DJ and music-mastermind, was born in Almaty (USSR) and lived in Kazakhstan, Germany and Spain. He studied in Madrid and worked as a DJ in the city’s gothic clubs until he moved to Shanghai. His wife Janina, responsible for most of the website and origination of events, lived in Germany (and on Bali and in Madrid) until she moved to Shanghai.
 
Given the fact that there was nearly no gothic scene in Shanghai, no “dark” clubs to go, no parties or another events, we decided to start Gothic Shanghai with the aim to gather fans of “dark” subculture. We want to enable people who like to dress in black and listen to “dark” styles of music, from Gothic Metal and Rock, Dark Ambient, Postpunk, Dark Wave, Medieval Metal and Rock or Dark Folk to Neoclassical, Psycobilly, Dark Cabaret, EBM, Industrial or Dark Electro.
 
Although Goths usually look very dark, sometimes even scary and the clichés state that we are all depressed loners that cut their veins for pleasure, we are just nearly normal people that want to have fun. The goth subculture is so divers that it is nearly impossible to sum it up in just a few words. But we don’t want to try and explain what goth is, we simply want to live this lifestyle that we have been living since our adolescence together with others. We are not doing this to make money. We do it out of passion. And we will surely never exclude anybody just because they do not look “goth” enough or do not know about this subculture.
 
We want to invite every single person that enjoys dark music, art and culture to join our events, to meet new people and to have a good time together.
 
 
哥特上海在2012年初开始,由一对夫妇,已经超过10年的哥特式现场。尼基塔,我们的DJ和音乐主脑,出生于阿拉木图(苏联)和居住在哈萨克斯坦,德国和西班牙。他曾在马德里和工作在城市的哥特式会所作为一个DJ,直到他来到上海。他的妻子雅尼娜,负责对大多数事件的网站,并发起,在德国生活(巴厘岛和马德里),直到她搬到上海。
 
鉴于这一事实,有哥特式现场几乎没有在上海,没有“黑暗”的俱乐部去,没有当事人或其他事件,我们决定启动哥特上海,目的是收集球迷的“黑暗”的亚文化。我们希望使人们谁喜欢穿黑色和听“黑暗”的音乐风格,从哥特金属,摇滚,黑暗的环境,Postpunk,暗波中世纪金属和岩石或黑暗民间Psycobilly,新古典主义,黑暗歌厅, EBM,工业或暗电。
 
虽然哥特人通常看起来很暗,有时甚至是可怕的,陈词滥调的状态,我们都郁闷独来独往切其脉乐趣的,我们只是接近正常的人,希望有乐趣。哥特次文化是如此的潜水员,它几乎是不可能在短短的几句话来概括。但我们并不想尝试和解释什么哥特,我们只是想住这的生活方式,我们已经与其他人一起,因为我们的青春期生活。我们不是做这个赚钱。我们做出来的激情。我们必将从来不排斥任何人,只是因为他们没有看够的“哥特”,或者不知道这个亚文化。
 
我们想要邀请每个人享受黑暗的音乐,艺术和文化,加入到我们的活动,结识新朋友,有一个良好的时间在一起。
 
 
---
 
Impressum:
 
Janina Gantzert & Nikita Ryazantsev
XianXia Xi Road 500 - 69 - 901
200335 Shanghai
Email: Gothicshanghai@mail.com