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Dave Liangwas born in 1979 in Lawrence, Kansas and grew up in upstate NY. After receiving his BA in Applied Math and Economics from Harvard University, Liang held a day job in a management consulting firm while interning at a hip-hop label at night. Trained in jazz and classical piano from a young age, Liang founded his own record label Undercover Culture and the electronic group Shanghai Restoration Project in 2005. Liang’s early works stood out for their organic synthesis of Chinese instrumentation, jazz, and hip-hop. He gradually expanded stylistically to bring choral music, electronica, and folk into his lexicon. In 2011 Liang met Sun Yunfan and the two soon started collaborating - first on music videos and live performance visuals and later on songwriting and production. SRP’s latest work combines polyrhythmic analog synth lines with unusual samples to create a brainy and whimsical electronica that probes the relationship between technology and nature. Liang has been featured on NPR, The 405, NTS Live, and Last Call with Carson Daly. Recently SRP’s music appeared in Liu Jian’s film “Have a Nice Day” (2017 Berlinale premiere) and received positive mentions from VICE, Variety, and The Guardian.​

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