There is no music festival like Summerdaze – the answer to your cravings for Hip Hop and Soul. With a successful 2014 debut, Summerdaze returns for a secondOn July 29, 2015 / By Nookmag
There is no music festival like Summerdaze – the answer to your cravings for Hip Hop and Soul. With a successful 2014 debut, Summerdaze returns for a second annual edition on 22 August 2015 at The Coliseum, Hard Rock Hotel Singapore.
The festival will feature iconic acts that include American rapper Fat Joe, alternative hip-hop group Arrested Development and Detroitbased Slum Village (founded by legendary producer J Dilla). Making an appearance on the decks are The Triple Threat DJs, made up of world champion DJs Vinroc (5th Platoon, NYC), DJ Apollo (Invisibl Skratch Piklz), Shortkut (Beat Junkies, ISP) and LA transplant, crowd controller Fran Boogie. Singapore’s very own Pushin’ On and Matteblacc (Drem and JNR) will also represent with N’Fa Jones on the mic.
Nookmag will be giving away two pair of tickets worth a total of SGD520. To participate, fill in the form below with your details. Two winners will be randomly selected. Contest ends 6 August 2015, 11.59pm.
For more updates, follow Summerdaze on Facebook.
Championing and honing female creative talent in the local scene, ATTAGIRL! will be celebrating its second anniversary this Friday (5 June 2015), 6pm – 3am. In collaboration withOn June 4, 2015 / By Nookmag
Championing and honing female creative talent in the local scene, ATTAGIRL! will be celebrating its second anniversary this Friday (5 June 2015), 6pm – 3am. In collaboration with the GOOD TIMES crew, ATTAGIRL! will be taking over two floors of Blu Jaz Café for a night filled with a femme powered line-up of live acts, DJs and an art show featuring local players from the visual arts community.
One noteworthy highlight of the celebration is how ATTAGIRL! is giving back with the art show, which features the work of nine female artists who were each given a used skateboard deck (kindly donated by Triad Skateboards). The artists, who include Aeropalmics, Inkten, Kristal Melson, Lovage, Mrydette, Oak & Bindi, soph O, teeteeheehee, and Yellow Mushmellow, breathed new life into each deck with their unique designs. All artworks are up for sale at SGD350 each and will come sealed, wrapped, and with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist. All payment must be made directly to Autism Association Singapore (AAS) in a form of donation.
With its roots in DJ-ing, ATTAGIRL! will be presenting a stellar line-up of female DJs that include A/K/A, Casie Lane, DuriO, EJ Missy, Fatim Guzel (MY), Jaydah, Pixiedub, Reiki and Ren. They will be serving out a myraid of music genres such as House, Techno, Indie, Drum and Bass, Dubstep and Electronica.
ATTAGIRL! believes in promoting not only women in the electronic scene, but also bands and individuals involved in live music. This second anniversary party is the first time the female crew is showcasing prominent live musicians – The Analog Girl, Vandetta and yeule (LA).
RSVP your attendance at the ATTAGIRL! x Good Times Facebook page for more information.
ATTAGIRL! X Good Times
Date: 5 June 2015
Time: 6pm – 3am
Venue: Blu Jaz Cafe, 11 Bali Lane
Entry: SGD5 (goes to all artists and Good Times)
All proceeds from the sales of the artwork will be given to AAS.
Have you ever thought about how the Kallang Wave and Chicken Rice was invented? Well, Tiger Beer a brand synonymous with the Singaporean identity and culture, has givenOn March 29, 2015 / By Nookmag
Have you ever thought about how the Kallang Wave and Chicken Rice was invented? Well, Tiger Beer a brand synonymous with the Singaporean identity and culture, has given this some serious consideration in light of the country’s 50th anniversary. The result was two mockumentaries dubbed the Unofficial Official History of Singapore.
Kicked off this month, the campaign story goes like this… The ‘Unofficial Official History of Singapore’ was discovered recently, amongst other Tiger Beer relics and artefacts, in an aged and weathered crate in an abandoned pre-war bunker at the foot of Mount Faber by a local urban explorer. The clip presents a curious angle on the backstory behind two of the nation’s most distinct and iconic attributes – the Kallang Wave, and the ever-popular national dish, Chicken Rice. Viewers can watch the short films on Tiger Beer’s website.
“Tiger Beer has been an intrinsic part of the Singapore identity and culture since its inception in 1932. As we celebrate the nation’s 50th birthday, we want Singaporeans to celebrate another great thing which was born in 1965 – the first Tiger Beer can. With our light-hearted campaign, Tiger aims to inspire Singaporeans to uncage their creativity and think about the origins and backstories behind some of the social peculiarities that have given Singapore its distinctive identity, in a fun way,” said Mr. Rene de Monchy, Head of Marketing, Asia Pacific Breweries Singapore.
Inspired by the first Tiger Beer can in 1965, the brand will be releasing limited-edition adaptations of the classic 1965 theme in cans, pints and bottles format in commemoration of Singapore’s 50th anniversary.
Other promotions include:
– Four specially designed SG50 15-can (330ml) packs which will be available from 16 March 2015 at all major supermarkets and hypermarkets. Each pack (SGD35) comes with a limited edition t-shirt available in four different collectible designs.
– Fans will also receive a limited edition SG50 t-shirt when they purchase a bucket of Tiger pints at SGD50 at all participating bars and outlets.
– In line with the 1965 theme, consumers can also stand to redeem specially designed vintage analogue watches and vintage pens when they collect the corresponding crown liners from the limited edition SG50 quart bottle (633ml) available at all coffeeshops and hawker centres island-wide.
Throughout the years, Absolut has collaborated with some of the most recognisable names in the design community. In March, Absolut continues to celebrate the process of creating artOn February 27, 2015 / By Nookmag
Throughout the years, Absolut has collaborated with some of the most recognisable names in the design community. In March, Absolut continues to celebrate the process of creating art with its partnership with SingaPlural. During the opening party on 9 March 2015, Nights by Absolut will present a live art collaboration amongst four artists from various disciplines. This collaboration shines a spotlight on the process of art-making, whereby all four artists will create on the spot, transforming blank canvases of Absolut-shaped bottles into unique works of art. These beautifully designed works will be presented on location throughout the week.
Nights by Absolut will also include a pop-up bar serving Absolut cocktails. Visitors also have the opportunity to unleash their own artistic creativity on a blank wall. Each day, the most creative design stands to win an Absolut Andy Warhol Limited Edition bottle. Participants can simply take a photo of their finished design, hashtag #NightsByAbsolutSG and share it on their Facebook timeline. The contest runs from 9 March to 15 March. Come experience Nights by Absolut, the art party of the year that brings together art and design communities from all over.
Nights by Absolut Opening Party
Date: Monday, 9 March 2015
Time: 8pm – 12am
Venue: 99 Beach Road (Old Central Police Station)
Nights by Absolut Pop-up Bar
Date: 12 – 15 March 2015
Time: 7pm – 10pm (12 – 14 March); 6pm – 10pm (15 March)
Venue: 99 Beach Road (Old Central Police Station)
Bar area restricted to 18 years and above only
Shake and groove against the backdrop of Sentosa Siloso Beach this March. Singapore’s first lifestyle music festival, VIBE, will be a 15-hour outdoor extravaganza with multiple sports playgroundsOn February 9, 2015 / By Nookmag
Shake and groove against the backdrop of Sentosa Siloso Beach this March. Singapore’s first lifestyle music festival, VIBE, will be a 15-hour outdoor extravaganza with multiple sports playgrounds and a line-up of local and international DJs.
Siloso Beach will be transformed into a lively sports arena for a Beach Volleyball and Beach Soccer competition (thanks to partners Volleyball Association of Singapore and Pro-Am Beach Soccer) with up to 32 amateur teams per sport, all battling for a first prize of SGD1500 and VIP passes to the night party.
And the most exciting of all – a record-breaking Beach Zumba Dance with at least 1200 participants will be taking place! Leading this dance will be French celebrity Zumba instructor Alix Pfrunder who has opened for previous music festivals. Get ready to break a sweat we tell ya.
Providing a wicked soundtrack to the event are DJs such as Miles Slater from Hongkong, Joshua P from Singapore, Ku De Ta, AND21 from Sweden, and John O’Callaghan from Ireland. Get your heart racing to trance and house tracks amongst other genres alongside other music and sports enthusiasts.
VIBE Beach Sports and Music Festival will be held on 21 March 2015, Saturday, from 10am to 3am the next day. Tickets are now available on EventCliQue, with prices starting from SGD70 (early bird all day access) to SGD1588 (VIP all day access). Tickets to join the Volleyball and Soccer competitions and Zumba workout are also up for sale.
Attica Singapore is collaborating with Google+ and YouTube to create an unparalleled live experience at its Paul Oakenfold event on 11 December 2014. This event is the officialOn December 10, 2014 / By Nookmag
Attica Singapore is collaborating with Google+ and YouTube to create an unparalleled live experience at its Paul Oakenfold event on 11 December 2014. This event is the official after-party for IMS Asia-Pacific (the International Music Summit in Singapore), which is being held in Asia for the first time.
The collaboration will see the superstar DJ take part in a digital experiment with Google that aims to re-imagine live performance – using groundbreaking technology to bring people closer to the things they love.
Paul Oakenfold said, “It’s fantastic to be involved with Google and Attica for this groundbreaking digital experience. It’s a great time for dance music in Singapore, and events like the IMS Asia-Pacific conference being held in Asia for the first time, only help to reinforce Singapore’s status as Asia’s ‘gateway to electronic music’.”
The core of this interactive experience involves equipping 150 lucky guests with Google+ integrated Lightwave bioreactive wristbands. These wristbands, debuting for the first time in Asia, will enable the audience to feel closer and more connected to the performance. The crowd’s energy will fuel immersive real-time experiences – transforming audience engagement, movement and temperature into reactive art on the night and subsequently, through Oakenfold’s ‘Planet Perfecto’ YouTube channel.
The world is also being invited to the party through the use of Google Hangouts and YouTube, which will be streaming the entire experience live. Multiple cameras and data visualisations will be curated into a dynamic broadcast distributed online but also throughout the club – ensuring everyone stays close to the action. The stream can be viewed on the night from 1am via Paul Oakenfold’s Google+ page.
Asia’s Most Innovative Club Night with Paul Oakenfold
Date: 11 December 2014
Time: 10pm – 5am
Advance Tickets: SGD40 (includes one drink). Purchase tickets here.
Door Tickets: SGD50 (includes one drink)
For information on tables and VIP packages, including Attica’s VVIP Dom Pérignon balcony please contact email@example.com.
An awesome party is coming your way, so get your calendars ready. Singapore-based event and travel company Sunshine Nation is celebrating their 2nd anniversary the only way theyOn November 1, 2014 / By Nookmag
An awesome party is coming your way, so get your calendars ready. Singapore-based event and travel company Sunshine Nation is celebrating their 2nd anniversary the only way they know how – by partying hard.
Happening 14 November 2014, The Sunshine Nation 2nd Anniversary Party will feature an appearance and live set by a rising star in the French House music community, KLINGANDE.
KLINGANDE has been dominating the European festival circuit this summer, from Tomorrowland to Avicii’s True tour. This is his first ever tour to Asia, and it is your chance to hear his signature sax and bass set.
KLINGANDE will be performing alongside saxophonist Arnold Pol, promising you a stellar, not-to-be-missed DJ set. KLINGANDE and Arnold Pol (live sax) will be supported by electrocaïne deephouse/house duo AVNEESH & Stephen Day.
To top it off is the main drink for the night – the Grand Marnier.
Here’s what an Electric Punanny party looks like. It’s yours to experience in Singapore this 1 November 2014 at Gem Bar. Go for one night of insane neon partying asOn October 29, 2014 / By Nookmag
Here’s what an Electric Punanny party looks like.
It’s yours to experience in Singapore this 1 November 2014 at Gem Bar. Go for one night of insane neon partying as Electric Punanny aka Jasmine Solano & Melo-X rips the club apart with their Reggae, Hip-hop, Electro, Dancehall-packed tunes.
Fuel up with Electric Shooters and Piper Heidsieck Champagnes as you party it up with Dayglo, neon pinatas, and UV-face paint. Those dressed in their Dayglo gets a free beer (at Gem Bar’s judges’ descretion) too.
This closed door event (first come first served) will starts at 9.30pm.
Come 25 October 2014, audiovisual label Syndicate returns to Club Kyo to debut one of the most prominent producer/DJ from the UK, UNTOLD aka Jack Dunning, whose productionsOn October 21, 2014 / By Nookmag
Come 25 October 2014, audiovisual label Syndicate returns to Club Kyo to debut one of the most prominent producer/DJ from the UK, UNTOLD aka Jack Dunning, whose productions has reinvigorated the climate of dancefloors around the globe.
First releasing music on Hessle Audio, where his ‘Kingdom’ single housed two slices of unsettlingly brilliant atmospheric bass weight, the North Londoner has gone on to release numerous scene stealing EPs as well as form two notorious labels, Pennyroyal and Hemlock Recordings.
A true selector, UNTOLD’s Hemlock became a home to works by Mount Kimbie, Fantastic Mr Fox, CosminTRG, Ramadanman and James Blake. Not content to rest on this legacy, Dunning created a new imprint Pennyroyal in 2013, a home for “rough and ready” techno that has already seen stand out releases from J Tijn and Boner M.
He now stands proudly as a tastemaker in his own right. Tracks like his freewheeling ‘Anaconda’, and ‘Stop What You’re Doing’ harbour the power to stop a dancefloor dead in inquisitiveness, they are two glowing examples of UNTOLD’s monstrously weighted approach to club music. Supple yet rough and relentlessly inventive. Appearing on labels such as Soul Jazz, Scuba’s Hotflush and Hessle Audio, Dunning soon began to drift from dubstep and apply his unique approach to Techno on Modeselektor’s 50 Weapons label. Dunning is gearing up to finally release his debut album on his own Hemlock Recordings.
Drawing on his past experiences in Jungle and Hardcore, his ground breaking work in bass music and his more recent forays into 4×4, the album marks a seminal point in the career of UNTOLD – delivering on his mission to break new ground with each step.
This UNTOLD debut in Singapore will be supported by artists from the Syndicate stable. The baton to pilot the aural journey for the night will be passed through the label’s artistes: Kiat, Gema, Max Lane, Darren Dubwise. Joining the line-up and repping the Kyo’s basement sound will be Norman C. Visuals will be presented by Brandon Tay, Flex and SSYSTM.
Syndicate Ft. UNTOLD (UK)
Date: 25 October 2014, Saturday
Time: 11pm – 6am
Venue: Club Kyo (133 Cecil Street, Singapore 069535)
Waterfall Records SG is presenting the second installment of Popkiss – a night for indiepop fans to let loose and immerse in catchy pop tunes that are wellOn October 21, 2014 / By Nookmag
Waterfall Records SG is presenting the second installment of Popkiss – a night for indiepop fans to let loose and immerse in catchy pop tunes that are well off the mainstream and closer to the stars. Sharesprings (Indonesia), Aggi (Indonesia) and Ferns (Malaysia) will be playing live at the gig, while special guest DJ Luna Tick will be serving out indie classics and hits at the disco session till late.
Date: 15 November 2014
Time: 8 pm till late (first band starts 9.15pm)
Venue: BluJaz Cafe, 3rd floor (11 Bali Lane, Singapore 189848)
Ticket Price: SGD25 before 9pm and SGD35 after 9pm (inclusive of 1 free drink). First 30 guests receive a Waterfall Records SG goodie bag.
For more information, check out Waterfall Record on Facebook.
It’s the month of scare, gore and ghouls. As Halloween gradually crept into our lives as an urban festivity over the past few years, many variations of hauntingOn October 17, 2014 / By Nookmag
It’s the month of scare, gore and ghouls. As Halloween gradually crept into our lives as an urban festivity over the past few years, many variations of haunting activities have been popping up to entertain the crowd seeking for some hair-raising thrills.
In this edition of The Weekend, which explores the idea of play, rest and idle, we snooped around in search of a few alternative Halloween-themed events that steer away from the usual haunted maze concept.
Get your freak on, ravers! This Halloween, party at Singapore’s first indoor music festival freakshow. Happening across two thrilling days at Infinite Studios Singapore, Freq’ender features global acts covering electro, trance, house, techno and everything in between, as well as over 20 live performers and dancers.
Run For Your Lives
Pick one – run as a zombie or a human survivor. Either way, you’ll need some sort of stamina, agility and speed. In this five-kilometre zombie infested obstacle course held at West Coast Park on 25 October 2014, all you have to do as a survivor is to get to the Safe Zone with at least one life remaining. The zombies will be trying to kill by grabbing the life flags strapped around the humans’ waists. Other than zombies, there’ll be obstacles along the way as well. More information here.
I Know Who Killed You This Halloween
Bring on your wits and unleash your Sherlock. I Know Who Killed You This Halloween is a lockdown Halloween event designed by Think Your Way Out (TYWO) and Lockdown Singapore. Participants will have to solve a murder case by investigating murder scenes, interrogating real suspects and digging deep into puzzles.
Asian Civilisations Museum After Dark
Encounter Halloween on cultural terms at Asian Civilisations Museum After Dark, where Asian supernatural comes to life. Happening on 25 October 2014 from 7pm till late, the event will feature crafts and performances inspired by objects touched by the past, an outdoor Getai concert and special talks of haunting tales in the galleries.
A Halloween costume contest will also be taking place where winners will get to bring home Make Up Forever goodies worth SGD120. To enter, simply snap a picture at the photobooth corner, and tag #acmsg and #makeupforeversg on Instagram.
The Weekend is a fortnightly series that explores the concept of rest, idle, and play during the weekends.
Asia’s first glow-in-the-dark paint party had partygoers drenched in neon colours and fist-pumping to explosive beats. When we said it would be an epic experience, we weren’t kidding. PictureOn October 17, 2014 / By Nookmag
Asia’s first glow-in-the-dark paint party had partygoers drenched in neon colours and fist-pumping to explosive beats. When we said it would be an epic experience, we weren’t kidding. Picture this: a scenic beach setting, a continuous, banging feed of electronic dance music by some of the world’s best DJs, art activities like neon body art, glow-in-the-dark tattoos, and tee customisation – it’s impossible not to have fun in ILLUMI NATION’s immersive world of music, colours, and art. ILLUMI NATION’s headlining DJs proved to revellers why they are considered the best. Singapore’s own DJ Ming and William J started the night right with a set which fuses different songs and genres. Dutch DJ Made In June and local duo Rave Republic continued to please the crowd with clubbing anthems and later in the night, Martin Solveig sang along to his catchy and infectious signature song, “Hey Now”! Throughout the night, the crowd were treated to synchronised paint blasts from specially constructed paint cannons and spectacular pyrotechnics, which were choreographed to the DJs sets. Partygoers like fashion designer and social influencer Linda Hao dubbed it “literally a world of rainbow madness” and our own managing editor Gracie Teo attested to the undeniably amazing vibe, thanks to the “exciting line-up of DJs and the pure fun of getting drenched in glowing neon paint.” Swedish electro house duo, Dada Life shared, “To experience the whole crowd glowing in neon paint when the lights went out was amazing. We were here to make people ugly and we truly enjoyed ourselves! We would love to come back to ILLUMI NATION again!” Well Dada Life, we would too!
How would you like to immerse yourself in a new clubbing experience that promises to stimulate and surprise your five senses? This Friday, we dare you to diveOn October 14, 2014 / By Nookmag
How would you like to immerse yourself in a new clubbing experience that promises to stimulate and surprise your five senses? This Friday, we dare you to dive into the launch of (Please) Don’t Tell at Chateaux.
Hosted by hosted by Max (a French event organiser) and Philippe Werner (a Dutch DJ and international event consultant), this monthly nightlife event is inspired by the international clubbing scene and will be filled with unexpected encounters. Philippe, or otherwise known as Louis Mack on the decks, will be spinning an open format set featuring exclusive music from USA and Europe. Warming up the crowd on Friday night will be DJ DVIANT from The Philippines, playing a chilled deep/vocal house set.
We can’t reveal much with regards to the rest of the night, but you can expect to win some exclusive gadgets and head home knowing that you have experienced something you’ve never had before (at least in Singapore).
(Please) Don’t Tell
Date: 17 October 2014, Friday
Venue: Chateaux (79 Circular Road #02-01, Singapore 049433)
More updates on Facebook.
The Establishment Group’s October calendar is full of treats, starting this weekend. All the way from Japan is DJ Mitsu The Beats whose DJ work started out in hip-hop battles.On October 13, 2014 / By Nookmag
The Establishment Group’s October calendar is full of treats, starting this weekend. All the way from Japan is DJ Mitsu The Beats whose DJ work started out in hip-hop battles. DJ Mitsu has performed overseas at events like Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Festival in Sète, France and this weekend he’ll be here at GEM Bar.
On 25 October 2014, GEM Bar goers will experience the Kilowatt Soundsystem, which has been hailed as one of Singapore’s most diverse DJ crews. The crew will be taking over the two floors of GEM Bar with 8 DJs, 1 MC, and 1 percussionist. The Kilowatt boys are joined by guest DJs Bhayology (USA), Kusto (France), Me. layan (Austria), and Rohdd (France) for a genre buffet of funk, soul, reggae, Balkan music, and more. Veteran MC King Lhota (Senegal) will also deliver his unique blend of mbalax, French rap, and Jamaican dancehall, while The Solace (Paraguay) will share his mufti-faceted percussive talents.
Don’t forget to drop by :pluck and get their signature drink – The Princess Cocktail. If you need some convincing, let DJ Rozz of Lush 99.5FM do it.
Lastly, The Establishment Group’s bringing a mystery flairtender aboard! Last month saw the notorious Mamat Suali doing a few tricks for the crowd at ZuiHongLou’s bar so expect nothing less than exciting this October.
GEM Bar is located at 10 Ann Siang Hill.
It’s that time of the year again! Get ready for the buzzing and whizzing of fast cars this weekend, as the Formula 1 Grand Prix returns to Singapore.On September 17, 2014 / By Nookmag
It’s that time of the year again! Get ready for the buzzing and whizzing of fast cars this weekend, as the Formula 1 Grand Prix returns to Singapore. The celebrations will not be complete without Johnnie Walker’s signature party series, Circuit Lounge.
This year, there will be exclusive parties at two of Singapore’s hottest nightspots, Altimate and Butter Factory. Johnnie Walker Circuit Lounge will feature globally acclaimed DJs including DJ Sophia Lin (US) at Altimate, and DJ Spenda C (AU) at The Butter Factory.
To get in, you can purchase two bottles of Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve at these venues. Register the unique code found on the neck tag of the bottle online, and your place on the Circuit Lounge guest list is secured. Every two bottles purchased also entitles access to Circuit Lounge for four guests at the same outlet where purchase is made.
Guests who register stand a chance to win A VIP Formula One Paddock Club Experience at the 2014 FORMULA 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix. The lucky winner will enjoy a pit lane tour, privileged viewing position above the pit garages and exclusive access to the Johnnie Walker Circuit Lounge party.
A runner up will win a VIP Circuit Lounge experience, with seven additional invites for friends, private limousine transfers and complimentary Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve served to their table. A pair of Bay Grandstand passes for the race weekend are also up for grabs.
That’s not all. To ensure everyone drinks responsibly and gets home safely, Johnnie Walker is partnering with Uber for the #ImNOTdriving campaign. From 10 – 21 September, fans of McLaren Mercedes Formula 1 drivers Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen who pledge to never drink and drive will stand a chance to win an Uber ride home in a McLaren 650S, or an afternoon with both drivers!
All you have to do is snap a picture of you and your friends on a night out with Johnnie Walker and post it onto Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #ImNOTdriving.The fans who post the best pledges will win Uber credit and stand a chance to spend an afternoon with McLaren Mercedes Formula 1 drivers Jenson and Kevin.
Up to S$3,000 in Uber credit will also be given away to consumers who pledge, and new Uber sign-ups who use the promo code IMNOTDRIVINGSG will also receive S$20 off their first ride. Those on Uber should also look out for the icon which will be popping up in your Uber app on 12, 12, and 19 September 2014 for a chance to receive a free ride home in a stylish McLaren 650S.
Party with other Johnnie Walker fans at The Butter Factory, 19 September 2014, 11pm-5am and at Altimate, 20 September 2014, 10pm-3am.
The concoction for a winning summer party is not really rocket science. All you need is a body of water, good drinks and most importantly, mind-blowing music thatOn August 17, 2014 / By Nookmag
The concoction for a winning summer party is not really rocket science. All you need is a body of water, good drinks and most importantly, mind-blowing music that keeps you grooving deep into the night. This August, Guvera presents a Hip Hop poolside block party in collaboration with Hard Rock Hotel Singapore and Matteblacc, dubbed Summerdaze.
Setting the vibe for the afternoon are Matteblacc, N’fa Jones, XG, MASIA ONE, and Full Swing Collective. As the night falls, acclaimed Hip Hop heavyweights Neil Armstrong, Shortkut and Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def take the stage and get you vibin’ out under the twilight.
Date: 23 August 2014, Saturday
Time: 2pm to 1am
Venue: Pool at Hard Rock Hotel Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa.
Note: Guests must be 18 years and above. Please bring valid ID.
Purchase tickets via Peatix
1. Standard (If you want to straight up pay without discounts)
Ticket + 1 *Drink: SGD30
2. Guvera (Great value by downloading the coolest music app. Entry is pretty much free, but package includes prepaying for two drinks)
Download Guvera + Ticket + 2 *Drinks: SGD20
*Drink(s) is/are redeemable by using a coupon. Only valid for standard alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage.
3. Resorts World (Buy the Resorts World Sentosa rewards card and get a free bottle and a free ticket.)
“Resorts World Invites” rewards card + Free bottle of vodka and mixers + Ticket: SGD150
The taste of Reyka Vodka is best detailed with a landscape of Iceland. After all, Reyka is handcrafted (in small batches) with so many natural Icelandic goodness atOn August 11, 2014 / By Nookmag
The taste of Reyka Vodka is best detailed with a landscape of Iceland. After all, Reyka is handcrafted (in small batches) with so many natural Icelandic goodness at a distillery in Borgarnes. The process includes filtering the vodka through ancient lava rocks (which have zero tolerance for impurities) and adding the purest Icelandic spring water. The result is crisp, clean vodka with a smooth finish. We’d also like to think that the pureness of Reyka can be attributed to the untainted air of Borgarnes.
In a more technical term, the taste of Reyka can be described as soft, delicate texture that becomes fuller-bodied and lightly creamy, with elegant, rounded aniseed and vanilla, a sweet-dry balance, luscious light spiciness, and underlying savoury grain.
Reyka made its debut in Singapore with an interactive launch party called the Reyka Encounter, which took guests on an experiential journey through an Icelandic wonderland inspired by the land of fire and ice that Reyka hails from.
Taking centre stage was an edible art bar collaboration between Reyka Vodka and Chef Janice Wong of 2am: dessert bar. A quintessential showcase of the inventive elements that personify Reyka created with Chef Janice Wong’s gastronomical finesse, guests picked unusual elements like Vodka Gummies, Chili Bubbles, Lemon Paper and Grapefruit Jelly to add to their drinks, creating new textures and flavours that enhanced the smooth taste and silky finish of this award-winning vodka.
“Fueled by living on the edge of the Arctic Circle, Icelanders come from a tradition of self-sufficiency and making things by hand, infusing nature and their own unique perspective in virtually everything they do,” said Felle Lim, Regional Brand Manager. “From the resourceful use of lava rock and glacier spring water, to being the only vodka in the world that uses a Carter-Head Still in distillation, Reyka Vodka is able to bring you the essence of Iceland by producing a smooth tasting vodka unlike any other.”
Reyka Vodka is the winner of the 2011 Vodka Trophy at the International Wine and Spirit Competition. It is priced between SGD200 and SGD250, and is now available at Sauce, Halia at Raffles Hotel, Butter Factory, Bar Naked and 2am: dessertbar. It is bottled at 40% ABV.
The marriage between music and arts can be considered history, akin to the universal union of shirt and tie, butter and toast… you get the drift. While theOn August 3, 2014 / By Nookmag
The marriage between music and arts can be considered history, akin to the universal union of shirt and tie, butter and toast… you get the drift. While the idea is nothing novel, the phenomenon continues to create a buzz when well-suited talents behind both crafts muster to blend their creativity into one phenomenal ball of fire. This blazing piece of work comes in the form of CANVAS Singapore, freshly evolved from Home Club – a venerated nightlife icon of Singapore that is well-known for its independent stylings and serving as a platform for local DJs and bands to showcase their music.
To present CANVAS Singapore, Home Club has partnered with Bed Concepts, the minds behind CANVAS and the iconic Bed Supperclub in Bangkok. CANVAS Singapore caters to both the creative-minded as well as a more discerning audience. At the same time, it will maintain the independent creative spirit that has been Home Club’s defining characteristic over the years.
To stretch its creative capabilities, CANVAS Singapore has deliberately designed its space to be transformable and versatile in fitting art of all shapes, sizes and media. It brings an immersive and interactive experience that engages via audio-visuals, multimedia and innovative technology.
The curation of the art will go hand in hand with the music that will be playing at CANVAS Singapore. While the art takes centre stage in the day with the music providing the necessary ambience, their roles will reverse come night-time as the music comes to the forefront with the art providing the backdrop.
Launching the creative space is a stellar line-up of artists presenting a diverse spectrum of art that includes:
“The launch of CANVAS Singapore is really to showcase the flexibility that will be made available for artists to exhibit in. From installations and murals to short films and photography, we can demonstrate how much of a blank canvas the venue can be,” explains Mahen Nathan, co-owner of CANVAS Singapore.
All of the art that will be showcased at CANVAS Singapore will be curated by Razi Razak, Head of Curation at CANVAS Singapore and founder of the Rock Star Collective. He will be advised in this capacity by an Advisory Council that includes Alvin Tan, Lucas Burrows and Mikael Teo. The Council also includes Woon Tai Ho, Director (Media & Marketing) of the National Gallery Singapore.
To ensure that the music and the art complement each other, Razi will be working closely with Ming, Head of Entertainment and Resident DJ at CANVAS Singapore.
“Music is still part of our DNA and so it is important for us to ensure that its presence helps to accentuate the art on exhibit. Ming and his team has crafted a signature sound that is versatile enough to serve as both ambience and anthem,” says Roy Ng, co-owner of CANVAS Singapore.
The in-house DJ team comprising Ming, Jerls, and William J from Darker Than Wax, will be steering the music direction, which will focus on the crossover between the commercial and the underground, encouraging a redefinition of popular culture. There will be largely a UK pop influence, with an edgy side inspired by the ghost of Home Club. In terms of music collaborations, the team would like to work with three to four local collectives quarterly, and only the best in local.
If you’ve seen the video of Pharrell’s Happy #withoutmusic, you’d know that life is much, much duller without music. Life is a movie after all, and no movieOn August 1, 2014 / By Nookmag
If you’ve seen the video of Pharrell’s Happy #withoutmusic, you’d know that life is much, much duller without music. Life is a movie after all, and no movie is complete without a soundtrack! Step-Up’s choreography may not be as exciting without its dance tunes, and Wicker Park’s ending will not be as touching (cue tears) had Coldplay’s Scientist been replace with a less apt track. With Nakamichi’s latest home theatre experience, you can now add a soundtrack to your everyday routine.
The NW700 Wireless Stereo Headphones provides users a natural and rich soundscape within a 30m radius. With its comfortable noise cancelling ear pads, you can also experience the natural bass of NW700. Now, you can sing along to Magic’s Rude as you stir fry your vegetables without worrying about wires – or your taste in music – getting in the way. Just pair it to any audio source; these headphones removes the installation process with a simplified pairing system using a single transmitter.
Where most similar devices have up to 6 channels, the Nakamichi NW7000 has a 31-Channel Auto Frequency Hopping System, which optimizes the transmission process, providing users with an immersive audio experience with minimum distortion and distractions. Just so you know, The NW7000 operates in wired mode as well, with the supplied3.5 mm audio cable that can connect to any audio source such as mobile phones, audio video players or audio decks.
The Nakamichi NW7000 Wireless Stereo Headphone is available immediately in Singapore at SGD199.00. Get it at Best Denki Singapore, Challenger Store, Musica Store, TANGS Orchard, Apple Store, and other stores.
Two local labels convene for BINARY, a party officially introducing independent music label, Darker Than Wax, and bicycle label Coast Cycles. For the launch, Darker Than Wax willOn July 31, 2014 / By Nookmag
Two local labels convene for BINARY, a party officially introducing independent music label, Darker Than Wax, and bicycle label Coast Cycles. For the launch, Darker Than Wax will be revealing their long awaited double LP vinyl, “Feelings in Colour” and Coast Cycles their finest and latest models of their sleek bicycles. BINARY is a collaboration of both music and commute, which for most people, do not exist without the other!
Feelings in Colour is a project made possible by the hard work of independent labels and artistes from different continents. Resonating with the covert ideology and movement within the creative independent sphere in the two Metropolitan cities of Singapore and Paris – both spearheaded by dedicated locals who push to develop the alternative, forward thinking culture within their respective cities, while inadvertently appealing and reaching out to international talents and fans.
With stalwarts from the likes of Amin Payne (Australia), OhBliv (US), ILL SUGI (Japan), Samuel Truth (New Zealand), Milo Mills (Austria), Trian Kayhatu (Holland), and founders of Darker Than Wax, Cosa Nostra (Singapore) – this release speaks great volumes that yield an amazing experience.
Samuel Truth, also one of the featured artiste on “Feelings in Colour”, will be the special guest for the night. Samuel Truth is fresh from reppin’ the Darker Than Wax flag at Brainfeeder’s Low End Theory in Los Angeles, alongside the likes of Obey City and Busdriver. Fellow New Zealander Maxx Mortimer, whose tracks have received favourable airplays on the likes of BBC1 by B.Traits and Studio Brussels on LeFtO’s radio show, will be joining Samuel for BINARY. His single “Don’t Hesitate” is also featured in Feelings in Colour.
Held at the Vault on 9 August 2014, 10.30pm there is no better way to celebrate your country and its people by supporting homegrown brands. According to the organisers, Singaporeans diehards should kick it with the regular working class heroes, complete with good music and good company. We suggest you do it the same.