Due to her natural talent for music, skills, techniques, and signature sound, Shanghai-based electronic music artist Jasmine Li has elevated electronic music in China and remains at the forefront of Asia’s underground house and techno scene…
Hailing from Guangzhou, Jasmine is co-founder of Shanghai’s popular after-hours club Celia, committed to playing deep house, tech-house and techno. Touring both Asia and Europe, Jasmine graced the decks of iconic music venues and festivals; from Pacha Barcelona to Elrow, Amsterdam Dance Event and Great Wall Festival, playing alongside the likes of Mark Knight, Dixon, Nakadia, Lexlay, Matthias Meyer, Kamara and others.
When she’s not DJing or performing live, Jasmine can be found in the studio producing music, incorporating the traditional Chinese sounds of the Pipa and Guzhen into innovative electronic music.
Inspired by her father’s love for opera, Jasmine started her musical journey as a child prodigy at the age of 5. She first started playing the Pipa and Guzhen, after which she took part in the Guangzhou Opera for 12 years as the leading Pipa soloist. In her early twenties, Jasmine Li entered the world of electronic music. As much an electronic music enthusiast as an accomplished Pipa and Guzhen player, she started blending the traditional with the new, creating sounds not heard before. She was supporting DJ for Sasha and Paul Oakenfold’s 2004 China tour, and a series of club residencies between 2006 and 2013 followed, including Park 97, Dada, The Mansion and Midi Festival. Soon after, she made several appearances throughout Europe. She also featured in Asian edition magazines of Esquire Magazine and GQ.
In the summer of 2013, along with Patrick Podage and Them Waits, Jasmine Li released her first EP, ‘Everybody Wants Me’ on Lola Records. The three original tracks showcase her talent for creating deep, melodic tech-house. Remixes by Christian Lattner, Einmusik, Mario Aureo and The Tarumba Brothers followed. In 2013 and 2014 Jasmine was a shareholder and resident DJ at Shanghai’s underground club Shiva Lounge. In 2015, along with Milano live performers Davide Franchi, Flavio Crinelli and Alessia Punzo, Jasmine Li initiated the concept Sparkling Elements, playing traditional instruments live on house and techno. The same year she became co-owner of Downtown Club and currently, she is co-founder and resident DJ of Shanghai’s after-hours club Celia.
Jasmine Li knows how to enchant the crowd, whether during warm-up sets or in headlining slots. Her live sets are unique and constantly traversing different moods and genres. She is always moving forward and creating new concepts, without ever losing sight of her heritage. Jasmine’s inexhaustible creativity lead to exciting new music, and more new projects are coming up soon…
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