This Friday, 6 June 2014, Dim sum bar 醉红楼 /Zui Hong Lou will be host to Teebs, a music producer and painter all the way from LA, California. TeebsOn June 3, 2014 / By Nookmag
This Friday, 6 June 2014, Dim sum bar 醉红楼 /Zui Hong Lou will be host to Teebs, a music producer and painter all the way from LA, California. Teebs have recently dropped E S T A R A, his newest album, and is planning to blow your minds away with a one-night only live set. The live set will be accompanied by his collection of paintings and drawings titled Ante Vos (“before you” in Latin).
Born as Mtendere Mandowa in New York to Malawi and Barbados origins, Teebs is a key member of the independent record label Brainfeeder. Teebs has topped the “beat scene” in recent years, and together with local audio-visual collective Syndicate residents Intriguant, Kiat, and Vanessa – known for their electronica performances and visual installations – this is set to be your Friday night treat! This Teebs debut in Singapore will also be supported by Fauxe & Gindara.
Folks from SYNDICATE have described Teebs sonic work as “a billowing brand of beautifully off-kilter, hip-hop coloured beat construction”. His art, like his musical portfolio, is unique and something to revel in. Ante Vos is a display of Teeb’s reinvention and reconstruction of old record sleeves. “The reason why I show, and the reason why I share, is because I started realising that the meditative quality that my work gives me can be spread,” says Teeb.
This event will also feature another round of Beat Invitational showcase to unearth
more musical nuggets and gems. Covering a wide spectrum of sounds, the showcase will present M X N D//K R F T, Ryan Pittam, Gerald Ang, IM and Darren Dubwise.
Syndicate ft. Teebs is happening 6 June, 9pm to 2am, at Zui Hong Lou 8 Ann Siang Hill.
One rule. Eight hours. Endless fun. Brave the Rave is Singapore’s first dance marathon that is wholeheartedly inspired by the mantra “eat, sleep, rave, repeat”. Happening onOn May 21, 2014 / By Nookmag
One rule. Eight hours. Endless fun. Brave the Rave is Singapore’s first dance marathon that is wholeheartedly inspired by the mantra “eat, sleep, rave, repeat”. Happening on 14 June 2014, the high-octane dance-off will take place in a 9,000 square foot aircraft hangar at Seletar Aerospace Park.
Not a mere dance party, Brave the Rave is an affair of endurance where revellers will be trying to outlast and outrave one another on the dance floor all in the spirit of fun. The only rule of the event is – keep dancing. A lockdown will be enforced from 6pm and the dance-off will begin. Those who opt out of the dance floor will not be granted a re-entry. Harsh? Sounds about right.
Resident DJs from Zouk – Ghetto, Lincey, Matthew and The Professor – will be whipping out dynamic beats to keep the crowd raving the night away. Fuelling the participants will be a slew of food and drinks vendors, on hand to give scrumptious nourishment.
So muster your stamina and spirited self; Brave the Rave ain’t for the dull. Think survival of the fittest. Rave like you’re party-hardy.
Brave the Rave Ticket Giveaway
Fancy being part of Singapore’s first dance marathon? Nookmag is giving away two pairs of tickets to Brave the Rave! Simply fill in your details below and answer the question that follows. Two winners who dish out the correct answers will be randomly selected to win the tickets. Contest ends 30 May 2014.
Brave the Rave
Date: 14 June 2014, Saturday
Location: 80 Seletar Aerospace View Singapore 797563
Time: 6pm – 2am (Happy Hour from 3pm to 6pm)
Tickets: $48 (advance), $58 (standard), $78 (at the door)
Available for purchase at www.bravetherave.com from 13 May 2014.
Tanjong Beach Club’s signature all night beach party is back! Full Steam Ahead returns stronger than ever with a line-up of local DJs who will keep the beats going all night long. Things will kick off with the signature sounds of local veteran Joshua P. Next, DJsOn May 20, 2014 / By Nookmag
Tanjong Beach Club’s signature all night beach party is back! Full Steam Ahead returns stronger than ever with a line-up of local DJs who will keep the beats going all night long. Things will kick off with the signature sounds of local veteran Joshua P. Next, DJs Mr. Has and KFC, together with Riduan Zalani on percussion, will bring a beatfilled set to the beach.
More good news: fire twirlers and dancers will be back to stimulate the senses and rile up the crowd. That, and the fact that The Electric Ambassadors’ and Dave Does are also part of the line up. Don’t forget to entertain yourself with Hello Stranger’s photobooth while you prepare yourself for a jawdropping midnight surprise. Yup, wait for it!
Get your fill of delicious Mexican delicacies from an all night food tent. There will also be drinks like Sol Beer, G.H Mumm Champagne, and Absolut Elyx Vodka, and of course, the Tanjong Beach Club Long Island Tea.
Be there or be square! Tanjong Beach Club – Full Steam Ahead is held at 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa, Singapore 098942.
The Establishment Group is proud to present their calendar of events this May. There will be two Bar Shifts at Manor Cocktail Room with Head bartender Din HassanOn May 4, 2014 / By Nookmag
The Establishment Group is proud to present their calendar of events this May. There will be two Bar Shifts at Manor Cocktail Room with Head bartender Din Hassan who has pulled invitations out of the air, while refining a Sichuan-inspired syrup, with a roster of amazing barkeeps.
Furthermore, they’re going to have three homegrown bartenders, Caryn Cheah, Steve Leong and Alvin Au, on 7 May at the Bar Shift Cocktail room. Other than the bartenders, the month also brings two guest DJs to the Gem Bar. Darker Than Wax’s famed Beats N Beyond night will host UK bass sensation Scratcha DVA on 2 May. On 22 May, the bass goes tropical with BBC Radio 1 with featured American dancehall stalwart Deejay Theory.
Obviously, they did not forget about local acts! Gem Bar presents Maurice Simon (9May, 10pm), Gonzo (23 May, 10pm), Attagirl! With Catsoncrack, A/KA and Durio (30 May, 10pm), plus hip-hop and R&B grinds with Matteblacc and Roze & the Band. This is definitely set to get you on the dancefloor!
Surprise! The Establishment Group is expanding with a new outlet! :pluck- is a restaurant-bar serving dishes inspired by Head Chef Brandon Teo’s wordly travels and it will be opened on 12 May. Patrons can look forward to Brandon’s freshly sourced and fairly-priced dishes paired nicely with Din’s cocktail pairings.
Level 1 and 2, 8 Ann Siang Hill
Manor Cocktail Room
Level 2, 8 Ann Siang Hill
Themed parties is the solution to oppressed alter-egos. Whether you are a tightly-wound corporate 9-5er or a flexible yoga instructor (or both?!), we bet you have a wildOn April 3, 2014 / By Nookmag
Themed parties is the solution to oppressed alter-egos. Whether you are a tightly-wound corporate 9-5er or a flexible yoga instructor (or both?!), we bet you have a wild side waiting to be unleashed.
Good news is you can, at The Butter Factory’s 8th Anniversary Party! This Midnight Safari themed party is set to bring out the animal in you – sexy cats, beastly gorillas, and sly foxes, you’re all invited.
DJ Tang, Andrew T, and Dave Does from AOS, alongside Zushan, will make this a party to remember. MR. BOO will be hosting the show and introducing the highlights which include a Live Tiger Show, Seal Clubbing, and Cougar Hunting. Sounds crazy!
Go bananas as you celebrate 8 glorious years of living The Buttered Life. The party starts at 10pm and ends at 6am. Please feed the animals!
Day 1 of Future Music Festival Asia (FMFA) 2014 saw Deadmau5 and friends gather for an epic kick-off party. Even though the build-up of the crowd wasOn March 14, 2014 / By Gracie
Day 1 of Future Music Festival Asia (FMFA) 2014 saw Deadmau5 and friends gather for an epic kick-off party. Even though the build-up of the crowd was gradual and the descent of the haze was merciless, nothing could stop the esteemed DJs from raining down euphoric fist-pumping mixes.
As opening acts, Eva T and Bate played crucial roles in setting the vibes right for the evening. Engaging the audience with tempestuous mixes, the DJs raised the climax of the tunes and dropped the beats recurrently to the exhilaration of the party animals.
Adventure Club, Will Sparks and R3hab kept the energy high as the crowd amassed, paving the way for the leading man – Deadmau5. Explicitly expressing his love for cats during his set, Deadmau5 proceeded to announce a “fuck you” to all canine-lovers. (To which, I retorted the same greeting with much defiance and passion – the same way I would fiercely protect my three canine companions.)
Juvenile-cussing aside, we managed to squeeze in a quick chat with R3hab. A DJ who shows his passion for his craft through the mere glimmer in his eye, R3hab takes pride in bringing a unique element of himself into his records and productions. What sets him apart is his presence on stage and his connection with the crowd. We heard an upcoming mix of a Rita Ora track is the works and we’re keeping our ears eagerly peeled for that.
It’s only day 1 of the safari-themed music festival and party animals dressed up to the theme have us reminded that it’s only getting wilder.
Photos by Sulhan S
Nothing says wild like a safari theme. And that’s the brazen spirit that the Future Music Festival Asia (FMFA) 2014 adorns in its biggest show to date.On March 12, 2014 / By Gracie
Nothing says wild like a safari theme. And that’s the brazen spirit that the Future Music Festival Asia (FMFA) 2014 adorns in its biggest show to date. From 13 to 15 March 2014, FMFA will be rumbling up the sound waves of Kuala Lumpur with over 70 international and local artistes. No wonder we were already getting delirious since the week started.
Offering music fans the best in EDM genres, the final line-up is nothing but a spectacular onslaught of trance, dubstep, electro house, Hip Hop, Pop and much more across the showgrounds with multiple stages pumping out transcending tunes.
All you need is your jungle gear and a whole lot of fun and stamina.
Day 1 – 13 March 2014
Deadmau5 & Friends will kick-off the epic fete on Thursday, with R3hab, Adventure Club, Will Sparks, B.A.T.E, Eva T, Breaking Diamonds, Double E and Victor Trixter and the notorious Deadmau5.
Deadmau5 & Friends (Stage 1)
4PM – 5.30PM: Eva-T
5.30PM – 7.15PM: B.A.T.E
7.30PM – 8.30PM: Adventure Club
8.30PM – 9.20PM: Will Sparks
9.20PM – 10.20PM: R3hab
10.40PM – 12AM: Deadmau5
First Class VIP Arena
5.15PM – 6.15PM: Victor Trixter
6.15PM – 7.15PM: Double E
7.30PM – 8.30PM: Breaking Diamonds
8.30PM – 9.30PM: Tenzin (AUS)
9.30PM – 10.30PM: Miro (PH)
10.30PM – 11.30PM: KIMKAT
Day 2 – 14 March 2014
Day 2 showcases the legendary Armin Van Buuren’s “A State of Trance 650: New Horizons” to punters with his galvanizing posse – the likes of Paul Van Dyk, Markus Schulz, Omnia, Marlo, Andrew Rayel, Trimix, Ramsey Westwood and the man himself.
ASOT650: New Horizons MY (Stage 1)
4.20PM – 5.10PM: Ramsey Westwood
5.10PM – 6PM: Trimix
6PM – 7.20PM: MaRLo
7.30PM – 8.30PM: Omnia
8.30PM – 9.30PM: Andrew Rayel
9.30PM – 10.45PM: Markus Schulz
10.45PM – 12.45AM: Armin Van Buuren
12.45AM – 2AM: Paul Van Dyk
First Class VIP Arena
5.15PM – 6.15PM: DJ Munky
6.15PM – 7.15PM: Jee Hoe & Hype Em Beats
7.30PM – 8.30PM: DJ Faith
8.30PM – 9.30PM: DJ Rosh (NL)
9.30PM – 10.30PM: Tenzin (AUS)
Day 3 – 15 March 2014
The main festival on Saturday carries the festival to its peak with ATB, Eric Prydz, Goldfish & Blink, Porter Robinson, Martin Garrix, Raekwon & Ghostface Killah of the Wu-Tang Clan, Raising the Bar, SonaOne & Biggie, Rudimental, Tinie Tempah, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Pharell Williams, Yuna, Naughty Boy, Dangerdisko ft. Dato’ Sheila Majid, Bassment Syndicate, Chase & Status, Knife Party, Baauer, Mr Nasty & Guru Guru, Sub Focus, Monsta, Tubby vs Anowl, H3, Gesaffelstein, Brodinski, Arty, Xu & Terence, DJ K, Ko Pi Go, Jungle Jerry & Tablamaniam, Sound Love Affair, Bunga & Axel Groove B2B, Deer Society & Friends, Godwin Pereira, Irama and +2DB.
Future Music (Stage 1)
5.15PM – 6.15PM: Deniz Koyu
6.15PM – 7.15PM: Bassjackers
7.30PM – 8.30PM: Goldfish & Blink
8.30PM – 9.30PM: Arty
9.30PM – 10.30PM: Martin Garrix
10.30PM – 11.30PM: Porter Robinson
11.30PM – 12.30AM: Eric Prydz
12.30AM – 1.30AM: ATB
Future LIVE (Stage 2)
4.00PM – 4.45PM: Bassment Syndicate
5.00PM – 6.00PM: Dangerdisko feat. Sheila Majid
6.15PM – 7.15PM: Yuna
7.30PM – 8.15PM: Naughty Boy
8.45PM – 9.45PM: Tinie Tempah
10.00PM – 10.30PM: Pharrell Williams
11.00PM – 12.00AM: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
12.30AM – 1.30AM: Rudimental
Knife Party Haunted House Arena (Stage 3)
4.15PM – 5.15PM: H3
5.15PM – 6.15PM: Tubby vs Anowl
6.15PM – 7.15PM: I See Monstas
7.30PM – 8.30PM: Sub Focus (LIVE)
8.45PM – 9.30PM: Mr. Nasty & GuruGuru
9.30PM – 10.30PM: Baauer
10.30PM – 12.00AM: Knife Party
12.30AM – 1.30AM: Chase & Status (LIVE)
The Mixmag Arena (Stage 4)
4.15PM – 5.00PM: Raising The Bar
5.15PM – 5.45PM: Sona One & Biggie
6.15PM – 7.15PM: Raekwon & Ghostface Killah of the Wu-Tang Clan
7.30PM – 8.30PM: Ko Pi Go
8.30PM – 9.30PM: DJ K
9.30PM – 10.30PM: Xu & Terence C
10.30PM – 11.30PM: Brodinski
11.45PM – 12.45AM: Gessaffelstein (LIVE)
First Class VIP Area
4.30PM – 5.15PM: Godwin Pereira
5.15PM – 6.15PM: Irama
6.15PM – 7.15PM: +2DB
7.30PM – 9.00PM: Deer Society & Friends
9.00PM – 11.00PM: Bunga & Axel Groove (B2B)
11.00PM – 12.00AM: Sound Love Affair (Friz & Friends)
12.00AM – 1.00AM: Jungle Jerry feat. Tabla Maniam
Future Music Festival Asia 2014
Date: 13 – 15 March 2014, Thursday – Saturday
Time: Doors open at 4PM daily
Venue: Bukit Jalil National Stadium Showgrounds
Tickets: General and VIP tickets are priced from RM208 (for a single day pass) to RM588 (VIP) and are available for purchase via www.futuremusicfestival.asia. For exclusive VIP or private cabana packages, contact Livescape Asia at +60.3.7772.6272.
As Gem Bar marches into March (ha, pun intended!), here are the highlights of the events that Nookmag thinks you should be looking forward to. For theOn March 11, 2014 / By Nookmag
As Gem Bar marches into March (ha, pun intended!), here are the highlights of the events that Nookmag thinks you should be looking forward to.
For the first time ever, Gem Bar is proud to be hosting The Comedy Club March Madness Show on 15th March, 8.30 pm, featuring three highly entertaining comics from across the continent.
Colum McDonnell is one of the best-kept secrets in Irish Comedy. Over the past decade Colum has established himself as a regular on the Irish and UK comedy circuits, with his unusual and often self-depreciating outlook on family, life, love and the pain of being the last living hobbit in Ireland.
Best known from his years on Rove Live and hosting Saturday nights on Triple J, Dave Callan from Australia is a versatile and highly entertaining comedian, writer and
Joining The Comedy Club is also Daniel Kinno who delivers insightful and raucous narratives and can be recognised from television where his stand up has been featured on NBC, MTV, The Game Show Network and The WB.
On 29th March, 5 pm at 醉红楼 (Zui Hong Lou), Kult is presenting a group exhibition entitled Chinatown Vinyl Squad. If you’re a fan of vinyls and the vintage, this exhibition is just for you. With the intention of bringing vintage Chinese vinyl record covers back to the public realm with a modern twist, 25 local and international artists were each given a vintage 12” vinyl record cover from the 70s and 80s to showcase their artistic side by drawing, painting, silkscreening and collaging directly onto the album covers.
Covers of the vinyl traced back to the local music scenes in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Malaysia. With a tinge of nostalgia in every vinyl, the covers selected and remixed include the likes of soundtracks from “The Book and the Sword” and “The Singing Killer” as well as singles from singers like Ming Zhu Sisters, Bao Na Na and Bai Bing.
The show features local artists such as Eric Foenander, SBTG, Laqeesh and Reptiliaphobia as well as international artists Russell Taysom from the UK, Deladeso from LA and Ryan Ady Putra from Indonesia.
For more information, visit kult.com.sg.
Juicy Couture knows how to have fun – evident from their signature glamorous prints and vibrant colours obviously. Pair it with the ever growing yoga movement in Singapore,On March 3, 2014 / By Nookmag
Juicy Couture knows how to have fun – evident from their signature glamorous prints and vibrant colours obviously. Pair it with the ever growing yoga movement in Singapore, and you’ll get a double (and healthy) dose of a dynamic time.
The Los Angeles brand kicked off its Spring 2014 Collection, Go West, and the launch of their new line of active-wear, Juicy Couture Sports, with Stretch City. Stretch City is a yoga lifestyle website listing studios, shops, restaurants, events, and promotions related to wellness and eco-living in Singapore. It is the baby of two proud mamas – actress/model Liv Lo and fulltime yoga instructor Yun Ng.
The collaboration offered guests a complimentary Dance Yoga session curated by Yun, Liv, and fellow yogi/DJ Amanda Ling. Amanda’s upbeat electronic music gelled well with the fast-paced yoga movements – the session was Singapore’s first ever Dance Yoga gathering. The 45-minute session saw participants following through various yoga moves accompanied by Liv who was clad in a leopard-print sports bra with yoga pants from the Juicy Couture Sports collection.
“It was as much an introduction as it was interesting for visitors to see the dynamics of a yoga class and how music affects the practice,” explained Liv. She added that the Juicy Sport collection encompassed both style and functionality, making it on trend to look great while getting a workout.
Speaking of style, the guests were also invited to view the collection, which is now in stores. Juicy Couture’s Spring 2014 Collection stays true to its playful spirit with a diverse range of styles: cheetah prints, eye-catching graphics, Bohemian glamour -it all exudes coolness without sacrificing on comfort.
The expansion into the active-wear category, Juicy Couture Sports, is further proof that the label carries customers from day to night easily and seamlessly.Contemporary multimedia artist, Baron Von Fancy, has also joined the brand in the season of love, to create a capsule collection of Juicy Couture’s catchphrases in his signature bold, hand-printed font.
To complement the sporty atmosphere, healthy food and beverages were served. Veganburg, an organic vegan burger fast food restaurant, served up cheese balls and vege-patty burgers. Local juicing start-up, Hic Juice, offered raw, organic cold-pressed juices, tying in the themes of sports, health and wellness.
Juicy Couture Sports and Spring 2014 Collections can be found at 391A Orchard Road Ngee Ann City Tower A #03-03 and at 2 Bayfront Avenue The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands #B1-78.
Presented by Obey, Syndicate invades 醉红楼 (Zui Hong Lou) this March to play host to one of the most prominent producer/DJ from the UK at the moment, OmOn March 2, 2014 / By Nookmag
Presented by Obey, Syndicate invades 醉红楼 (Zui Hong Lou) this March to play host to one of the most prominent producer/DJ from the UK at the moment, Om Unit!
Going back to the basics, Jim Coles was first known as 2Tall and gave himself a new identity as Om Unit in 2010. Since then, Coles spent the years refining his unique blend of hip hop, drum & bass and Chicago footwork rhythms with releases on Goldie’s Metalheadz, dBridge’s Exit Records, Plastician’s Terrorhythm and Civil Music.
The RBMA 2011 graduate also has his own label Cosmic Bridge, where where he is responsible for introducing artists Danny Scrilla and Moresounds amongst others and has released a series of limited edition and now highly sought “Edits” 10′′s.
Om Unit debut in Singapore will be supported by the residents from the Syndicate stable. Other DJs that are joining this special night are the label’s latest signing, Intriguant, and bass stalwarts, Kiat & Darren Dubwise. What’s more exciting is that prior to kicking off the party, Syndicate continues its tradition for the search for new talents.
Another round of Beat Invitational showcase will take place in search for more musical talents made in Singapore. Covering a wide spectrum of sounds, the showcase will feature A.X.L., CrazyButCool, Derrick Motif, Pixel Apartment and Rafi Dean, who will be playing tracks from his upcoming EP.
SYNDICATE ft. OM UNIT will be happening on 8 March, Saturday, from 9pm to 2am at 醉红楼 (Zui Hong Lou), 8 Ann Siang Hill.