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Shao Yanpeng aka Shao, previously known under the moniker Dead J, is one of China’s leading electronic artists.
His first album Mental Imagery was released in 2005 under China’s largest independent music label ModernSky, followed by two more albums Mental Magic(2006) and Psychedelic Elephant(2008). Shao was named ‘Best Electronic Artist’ at the 2007 China Music Media Awards for his album Mental Magic. In 2011,Shao released his fourth album ‘Tíng,Tái,Lóu,Gé’.In 2015, he signed legendary techno label Tresor records, joined Tresor ranks as China’s first artist, and released new EP Doppler Shift Pt.1.
In addition to his personal projects, Shao is also a highly sought-after composer and sound designer. He was invited by Goethe Institute to re-compose the soundtrack for the classic German silent film Metropolis. Shao also has an ongoing cooperation with leading Chinese theater director Meng Jinghui and created many unique compositions for Meng’s most popular plays such as Rhinoceros in Love, Soft, To Live, etc. These works have been performed globally more than 3,000 times. The play To Live was performed in the Deutsches Theater in Berlin and Thalia Theater in Hamburg.
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