Franky Wah’s SHÈN Lands Ibiza Residency at Club Chinois
Mar 21, 2023
3 min read
The reverberating electronic beats emerging from the Mediterranean will soon be joined by the contemporary sounds of rising British producer Franky Wah. The English DJ has announced his debut Ibiza residency, where he will showcase his revered avant-garde production, SHÈN.
Poised to take over the island’s much-lauded Club Chinois, the venue will host Wah’s eclectic performances beginning Sunday, June 18. For 16 weeks, each Sunday, the halls of the recently renovated club will be enveloped by the forward-thinking, ear-catching project created by Wah.
Speaking on the partnership, Wah exclaimed, “I’m absolutely buzzing…to be bringing the brand over to the island.” He continues, “This has always been on the bucket list for me, and when starting SHÈN, an Ibiza residency seemed like a distant dream.”
As a brand, SHÈN stands out for illustrating boundary-pushing fashion and conceptual music under the influence of Chinese mythology. As the label head, Wah has garnered the attention of artists like Sasha, Cristoph, Korolova, and Shadow Child, who have all released records under the imprint.
In 2022, Wah released his debut mixtape, This Is SHÈN, a three-hour-long playlist that encapsulates the ethos of Eastern philosophy through the mind of Wah’s captivating productions. More recently, Wah teamed up with fellow British producer Cristoph, to deliver the chart-topping hit “Darkest Hour” featuring Diana Miro.
Throughout the summer, SHÈN should more than feel at home in Club Chinois. The island hotspot pulls its influence from the Chinese megacity of Shanghai, where its 1930s jazz club culture is exhibited throughout its granite floors and golden-sculpted columns.
Franky Wah recently shared with Gray Area that the club shares a deeper connection with the inspiration behind SHÈN. Wah takes his name from his Chinese grandfather, Harry Wah. His grandfather owned a pottery shop. The sinks in the Club Chinois restrooms are nearly identical to a matching pottery set Harry gave his mom and two sisters as wedding presents. Running through the club are three large pillars covered in gold feathers, a gentle nod to the feather that floats over the logo for SHÈN.
The synergy between Club Chinois and SHÈN is undeniable, and the recently renovated club should be a hotbed of activity this season. Wah praises the upcoming collaboration, concluding, “...this is undoubtedly one of the highlights of my career to date.”
Frank Wah’s SHÈN will take place every Sunday from June 18 - October 1, 2023, at Club Chinois in Ibiza, Spain. For tickets and more information, click here.