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.
Electric dance music and glow in the dark paint – you’d think these two would naturally gravitate towards one another, but there actually has not been a widescale event that combinesOn July 22, 2014 / By Nookmag
Electric dance music and glow in the dark paint – you’d think these two would naturally gravitate towards one another, but there actually has not been a widescale event that combines the two. ILLUMI NATION is about to change that, and it’s one event you don’t want to miss out on.
This October, Sentosa will host Asia’s first massive glow in the dark paint party. Colours will come alive and it’ll be a psychedelic showdown. ILLUMI NATION expects about 10, 000 party-goers from Singapore and around the region. Be part of that, be part of a unified canvas of electric neon by the sea.
Top international DJs will feed party-goers with heart-pumping, mind-blowing electro and progressive house sets as they dance the night away. Bingo Players from The Netherlands is a name you’d recognise. They are one of the world’s most prominent progressive house music producers! This will be the first time Maarten Hoogstraten will be performing without his partner in crime Paul Baumer. The performance for ILLUMI NATION is a tribute and a way to continue the legacy of Paul, who recently passed.
Dada Life is up next. Ranked No.35 on DH Magazine’s list of Top 100 DJs, Olle Corneer and Stefan Engblom (known collectively as Dada Life) promises you exhilarating beats. The Swedish duo are Coachella and Electric Daisy Carnival regulars, and their electro house tunes will get your fist pumping high in the air.
Martin Solveig is one French electro-house DJ you’d want to dance to. He is known for his thumping, fun-filled sounds and have collaborated with Madonna, The Cataracs, and rapper Kyle. Martin has also been part of big music events like Tomorrowland and Ultra Music Festival. A pretty impressive record!
ILLUMI NATION will also feature dance acts, body art painting and of course, live glow in the dark graffiti art. ILLUMI NATION is happening 11 October 2014, 6pm-3am, at Siloso Beach Sentosa. The tickets have gone on sale for a launch special at SGD78, early bird at SGD88, standard at SGD98 and if you’re the impromptu type, at the door sales at SGD118.
We are often cautioned against mixing different types of alcohol, at least for the faint-hearted and cheap-highs. The repercussions that follow may cause questionable notions about our character.On July 15, 2014 / By Nookmag
We are often cautioned against mixing different types of alcohol, at least for the faint-hearted and cheap-highs. The repercussions that follow may cause questionable notions about our character. To which, we would retort with a “who cares, we’re having fun”.
Well, now we can enjoy the taste of mixed alcohol minus the aftermath (unless you down 10 bottles) with the launch of Desperadoes, the world’s first tequila flavoured beer, in Singapore. This beer is a unique blend of gold-coloured, full-bodied lager beer and a kick of tequila flavour to achieve a fine, balanced premium brew that offers a distinct taste, light bitterness and refreshing citric notes. The 5.9% ABV brew is intense but easy to drink. The mix is seamless in the mouth – the only mistake you’ll make is to underestimate the amount of alcohol in the drink.
“Desperados not only expands but excites the local beer category with its unique product proposition as a tequila flavoured beer. With Desperados, we aim to create new beer experiences for consumers in Singapore by introducing a beer that is best suited for and synonymous with delivering an unforgettable party experience,” said Rene de Monchy, Head of Marketing, Asia Pacific Breweries Singapore (APB Singapore).
Globally, Desperados is not a new drink. First launched in 1995 in France, Desperados has become a forerunner in the new flavoured beer segment with presence in 70 countries around the world.
Promoting the licence to party responsibly, Desperados has embarked on the U-Dside campaign that encourages young, fun-loving adults to make a decision to enjoy alcohol responsibly and make the most of their night. The campaign tagline states, “while you can’t control everything in life, you can control how much you drink.”
In Singapore, Desperados is available in its signature 33cl long neck, thick glass, embossed transparent bottle at leading party bars, pubs and nightclubs like Zouk, Attica and Pump Room, as well as convenience stores and supermarkets like FairPrice Finest and Cold Storage.
Lomography Embassy Singapore is back with an fun line-up of workshops. Whether you’re new to this series of events or a seasoned Lomography fan, they are exciting and worthOn July 15, 2014 / By Nookmag
Lomography Embassy Singapore is back with an fun line-up of workshops. Whether you’re new to this series of events or a seasoned Lomography fan, they are exciting and worth a go.
AFTERGLOBE/Launch of Book Corner
When: Friday, 18 July 2014, 7-9pm
Analogue+ introduces AFTERGLOBE, a Singapore-based art and literary travel magazine that will bring you around the world with every page you turn. Self published twice a year, the event this Friday is perfect for avid travellers who would like to capture the essence of their journeys on camera. The magazine will be the main feature of the brand new book corner at Analogue+.
There will also be other photography books and magazines to complement your analogue lifestyle. The photographers and team of Afterglobe will also be sharing their experience on travel analogue photography, so stick around for that and grab some nifty tips before you go.
RSVP and get to know more details on the AFTERGLOBE/Launch of Book Corner Facebook page. The event is free and will be held at Lomography Embassy Singapore, 296 South Bridge Road.
Textile Printing/Silk Screening + DIY La Sardina Pouch Making Workshop
When: Sunday, 20 July 2014, 2-5pm
Limited to 10 pax only, this crafty event is a chance to get your creative juices flowing. Led by sister duo Hani and Aisah Dalduri of Fictive Fingers, participants will get their hands dirty as they have a hands-on session on the techniques of textile printing and silk-screening.
The Lomography team will be teaching participants how to put together a DIY Pouch for their La Sardinas, using the beautiful DIY cloth by Fictive Fingers. This way, you can take your camera out in style!
RSVP and get to know more details on the workshop’s Facebook page. Entry is SGD89 per pax. All materials will be provided for this workshop, and there will be a 10% off all La Sardina camera sets, accessories and film for all participants. The event will be held at Lomography Embassy Singapore, 296 South Bridge Road.
MERCURY, a monthly club-night that inspires your audio and visual senses, is back this month with a collision of electronica and the disciplines of photographic and artistic visuals.On July 10, 2014 / By Nookmag
MERCURY, a monthly club-night that inspires your audio and visual senses, is back this month with a collision of electronica and the disciplines of photographic and artistic visuals. Happening on 12 July 2014 at Bar 22, the event partners local talents with brilliant DJs who hail from beyond our shore.
The collective behind MERCURY calls itself MERCURY Knights and comprises a huge pool of vinyl and digital deck deviants as well as other creative visionaries. This month, multidisciplinary artist Pereira Irving Paul, electronic dance music producer and performer Mitch Advent, DJ Kevin Zane, DJ Mack, DJ Andy Lee, and photography expert CAKE gather for a chemical hybrid of music, video and photography. If you’re still unsure of what to expect, check out the video that was done for MERCURY Experiment 1.
1. Budweiser is a proud partner of the MERCURY club-night. Bottled beers will be offered at SGD8 per bottle. Additionally, Bar 22 is offering one free house pour beverage or beer for new patrons of the bar who ‘like’ its Facebook page. Simply flash Bar 22’s Facebook page showing your ‘like’ and receive a free drink anytime after 10pm.
2. From 12 – 30 July 20-14, purchase any items from Goliath and receive a 10% discount by using the promotion code ‘MERCURY’ when checking out. Delivery charge is excluded for purchases over SGD99.
MERCURY Experiment 2
Date: 12 July 2014
Time: 8pm – 2am
Venue: Bar 22
For more updates of MERCURY Experiment 2, follow the event on Facebook.
Over 10 DJs in eight hours at Tanjong Beach Club. Are you ready? On 27 July from 3pm onwards, Brugal rum presents Jack’s Hit: A Smack My BeachOn July 5, 2014 / By Nookmag
Over 10 DJs in eight hours at Tanjong Beach Club. Are you ready? On 27 July from 3pm onwards, Brugal rum presents Jack’s Hit: A Smack My Beach Up Takeover. It will feature 13 top home-grown DJs dropping sick beats – from tropical bass to cool disco edits.
The line-up reads like a mini-local festival: Serene Ong (Attagirl!), Lavinia Chen, Debbie Chia (RE2), Reiki (Datdatdat), Kurt and Darren Dubwise from Vinyl of The Day, the Sub.Lime trio Jon Ramsay, Maurice Simon and Paul Seow, Zushan (The Butter Factory/O$P$), Ming (Canvas Singapore),William J (DarkerThanWax), and Daryl Chan.
Darren Dubwise from Syndicate/Vinyl of the Day
Ming from Canvas Singapore
Zushan from The Butter Factory/ O$P$
Serene-Rene Ong from Attagirl!
Debbie Chia from RE2
Lavinia Chen AKA DJ Ghurl
Jean Reiki from DATDATDAT
Launched in mid-2013 as a bi-monthly party at Loof, with seasoned and up-and-coming DJs, JACK’S HIT ends its year-long run with a celebratory hoorah together with Brugal rum. Exclusively on that day, you can enjoy the rum of the day with bottle and cocktail promos! Event will be on 27 July 2014 from 3pm at Tanjong Beach Club, Sentosa.
Establishment is back with a new line of acts this July. It’s a long one, so thankfully, we’ve got all the details you need to plan your schedule. MakeOn July 4, 2014 / By Nookmag
Establishment is back with a new line of acts this July. It’s a long one, so thankfully, we’ve got all the details you need to plan your schedule. Make time for all the awesome things Establishment has planned!
This week, on 4 July 2014, we will be treated to CUTS with Darren Dubwise. Next up, on 11 July, GRIND will be performing with Matteblacc. Gem Bar also showcases top local DJs every month. This month, they’ve gotten Intriguant, who debuted at Gem Bar II for Los Angeles’ Brainfeeder artist Teebs.
If you’re a fan of bass and want to be entranced by heart-pumping rhythms, be at Gem Bar on 25 July where DJs Doomer and Escobar together with MC Kane will be dropping sick bass beats for the evening. This vinyl-only night goes knee deep with rare tunes scoured from the world over.
The all-girl DJ collective known as Attagirl! returns to Gem Bar after a stellar outing in May. This time, however, they are joined by A/K/A, DuriO and Bay+B.
On 26 July, Gem Bar will dance it out the Jazzy Sport way. Jazzy Sport has become a Japanese hub for hip underground beats since the opening of its flagship store in the Shibuya district of Tokyo in 2003. They will be presenting Japanese artistes, Masaya Fantasista and Grooveman Spot, whose music is influenced by hip hop, jazz and downtempo.
Sick beats aside, Gem Bar will have some great promotions that’ll make your nights even better. Manor Cocktail Room on Level 2 gives early birds a 20% off total bills with orders received from 5-8pm. If you want more good news, you’ve got it. Check out the Ladies Night promotion below:
Check out these acts at Gem Bar, 8 Ann Siang Hill, level 1 and 2.
If you’re still suffering from post-Baybeats – withdrawal, flashbacks, emptiness – we have some good news for you. Come 23 August 2014, Kuala Lumpur’s Sepang Go Kart CircuitOn July 2, 2014 / By Nookmag
If you’re still suffering from post-Baybeats – withdrawal, flashbacks, emptiness – we have some good news for you. Come 23 August 2014, Kuala Lumpur’s Sepang Go Kart Circuit will be filled with fellow music addicts such as yourself, because Good Vibes Festival (#GoodVibesFest) is back!
Last year’s Good Vibes Festival was a sweet retreat for festival goers (we did a review!) and it’ll be even sweeter this year. A greater number of contemporary headliners, bigger food offerings, and more activities to have fun with sounds like the recipe for a damn good time.
Big names include Ellie Goulding (who performed in Singapore recently), Empire of the Sun, Banks, and !!!(Chk Chk Chk). But, what we love about Good Vibes Festival is the great mix of local, regional, and international acts so look forward to hearing these bands live: Electrico (Singapore), Da Vagabonds, Bittersweet, Kyoto Protocol (DJ Set), Froya, +2DB, Dangerdisko, Narmi, Faiq and the Manja Mob, The Cotton Field Scarecrowes, Youtube sensation Elizabeth Tan, Lapsap, Indiego & Co and Guibooo.
“We’re thrilled to bring the freshest lineup for this year’s festival to the Malaysian audience. Live music has always been a great way to gather people from different backgrounds. Hopefully Good Vibes Festival will help turn strangers and neighbours into friends and encourage lots of people to get involved in music,” said Future Sound Asia Director Ben Law.
We’re positive that being at a festival that celebrates music and creativity, coupled with a lively outdoor landscape and good food, is exactly what it takes for strangers to turn into friends! Speaking of food, Good Bites, the food village for the music event, will be expanding with more vendors this year.
Tickets for the festival this year will be sold in phases with prices getting progressively higher as the festival date approaches. Tickets will be sold online only. They can be purchased at the Good Vibes Festival website and Boxtix. Phase 1 -4 is priced at RM108 ,RM138, RM168, RM198 respectively.
Think Hip Hop and RnB at its finest. Think all night grooving. Think good times. Those are what Dirty 30 serves every Thursday night at Kilo Lounge. Headed byOn June 30, 2014 / By Nookmag
Think Hip Hop and RnB at its finest. Think all night grooving. Think good times. Those are what Dirty 30 serves every Thursday night at Kilo Lounge. Headed by Matteblacc – the boys who know their vinyls, the sounds and vibe of Dirty 30 will take you straight to the heart of Hip Hop’s birthplace. And it doesn’t get any fresher than that.
Date: Every Thursdays
Time: 9pm till late
Venue: Kilo Lounge
Drink Promotion: SGD10 for house pour, beer and wine