Both Music is a coffee bar in the red city, Shanghai's creative district.
It's an eclectic mix of music, art and photography, a hidden paradise for beat-makers and audiophiles in Shanghai who want to relax for a carefully selected selection of funk, soul, jazz and hip-hop vinyls.
The space is quite compact and has been beautifully designed by Prism Design.
During the day, coffee-goers can browse books finding inspiration upstairs, or listen to previews on the turntables in the store.
The music selection of the store's vinyl is by Yoshiharu Sia Kobayashi, a native of Nagoya whose passion for dark records is evident when looking at the walls. Kobayashi goes to Japan and the United States regularly to bring new vinyls for coffee.
At night, the music is passe que local hosts weekly DJ workshops, discussion forums with the musicians, and film screenings.
As a collector with thousands of new vinyls in Japan, Kobayashi wants people who come to the store to be surrounded and exposed to all kinds of music, old and new.
Both Music also has a salon where music groups of all kinds are invited weekly for sessions with the public.
Photo credit: © PRISM DESIGN