It's been a bumper year for releases from Shanghai-based musicians and producers. High quantity doesn't always equal high quality of course, but in the case of 2017 it's been a year of interesting, noteworthy music from our city.
Originally this article was going to be a quick summary with maybe half a dozen - ten at most - releases on it. The fact that it now stands at 18 records is testament to the range of great music that the city has produced over the past 12 months. Even now, we've had to make some tough choices and omit several decent records.
Whether you're familiar with all of the below or these records passed you by in 2017, we hope you'll find it a pleasingly diverse collection of high calibre music. Many of the articles linked to below include embeds from the bands' Bandcamps, SoundClouds, or other music sharing sites, so if you like some of these releases as much as we do, please consider clicking through and purchasing them. Prices are often cheap and you'll be helping to support local artists.
Anyway, here - in alphabetical order by artist name - are our favourite releases from Shanghai in 2017.