Both Music is a café nestled in Shanghai’s Red Town creative district. Combining an eclectic mix of music, art, and photography, it’s a hidden haven for beat-makers and audiophiles in Shanghai who want to relax to a curated selection of funk, soul, jazz, and hip-hop.
The space is rather compact and is beautifully designed by Prism Design architect Tomohiro Katsuki. During the day, café-goers can browse the books upstairs, or preview records on in-store turntables.
Both Music由Prism Design公司的建筑师胜木知宽操刀设计，空间虽紧凑却惊艳无比。在白天，咖啡客可以在楼上看看书，或者自己将唱片放在便携式唱片机的转盘上播放欣赏。
The shop’s music selection is curated by Kobayashi Yoshiharu, a Nagoya native whose passion for obscure records is evident when browsing the walls. Kobayashi travels to Japan and the U.S. regularly to bring records back to the café.
At night, Both Music becomes a venue that hosts weekly DJ workshops, discussion forums with musicians, and film screenings.
As a collector with thousands of records back in Japan, Kobayashi wants people who come to the shop to be engaged and exposed to all kinds of music, old and new. Both Music also holds a weekly salon series which invites music groups of all genres to Q&A sessions with the public. Be sure to give it a visit the next time you are in Red Town!