So another week rolls by and I tell myself “MAYbe I should have a quiet one this weekend”, finish that book that’s been on the side table for two months and sleep early to MAYbe squeeze in some morning cardio (okay, that cardio bit is far-fetched even when just imagining).
But yet again, it seems like the club’s and their deviant booking managers are determined to keep me un-rested for week’s to come. I can’t believe Theo Parrish is FINALLY making his Singapore debut on 1 April! Hope it’s not an April Fool’s joke, I don’t want to see DJ Dubwise cry, he’s been waxing lyrical on Facebook for weeks in anticipation.
But before I jump the gun, this weekend Friday 26 March, also features a debut- Belgium DJ duo, The Glimmers, known for their adventurous, genre-blind sets. Clearly helping to add music to Belgium’s more known exports of fashion, chocolate and beer, The Glimmers (formerly known as The Glimmer Twins) are in town to play Readyset Glo at Zouk, always a raucous event. To up the party’s fashion ante, best-dressed clubbers spotted by the Topshop & Topman style team win cash vouchers so start prepping Friday’s outfit nowww.
On the same night, Zouk’s sister club Velvet, embraces the deep soulful underground with Baltimore house legend Karizma, playing alongside resident Jeremy Boon. These two are bound to get you bopping, as I’m sure they will be, behind the decks.
On Saturday, Attica's regular Hip Hop night, "Simply Hip Hop" turns 4. And for the celebration, they’ve brought in DJ Slick and Ad Roc from Australia, who’ve supported some of the biggest in the business, like Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube and The Game just to name a few) through their residency at Perth’s Onyx.
Junglists (people into the music genre, not the naturists) have Locus at Blu Jaz to look forward to. The action starts from 9pm and hosts an all local line-up: DJs Ajay Singh, Kevin Hing (aka Nonsequitur), Anand Nair (aka Presha) and Lavin Raj (aka Submerge).
On Monday 29 March, making it an extra long weekend, or a super early start to the week, depending on how you look at it is IMOGEN HEAP live in concert at the Esplanade Concert Hall. For those unfamiliar with this Grammy nominated, multi-instrumentalist, singer songwriter, listen to the band Frou Frou, as well as solo projects including her latest album Ellipse, out in stores now. I loved the album so I’ve gotten my tickets already, if you haven’t hit www.sistic.com.sg now.
On eve of Good Friday, Thursday 1 April, Dr. Martens celebrates 50 Golden Years. Local rockers, The UnXpected, Dr. Martens Spring/Summer 10 collection and Fred Perry’s latest 80’s inspired collection all take centre stage at Zouk. Arrive early to receive Dr. Martens memorabilia and get your snapshots taken. Then stay on for Singapore’s favourite DJ, Aldrin and his journey-inducing Onderlust night.
And ending off where I started, the debut of Theo Parrish, which takes place on the same night, 1 April at Velvet Underground. An originator of dance music, hear history through sound and listen through movement. And never mind the chin-strokers as you head to the dancefloor, remember music is for dancing.
Next week’s column will include a chat with Greg Gummo, the guy behind The Avalon and Pangaea, two clubs coming to Marina Bay Sands soon, look out for it next Thursday.
About Tracy Phillips
An accomplished marketeer and trendspotter, Tracy Phillips has helped shape Singapore's nightlife, music and popular culture landscape for over a decade.
Instrumental in developing the local nightlife scene, she maintains a passionate soft spot for promoting artistic expression and channels this into new creative projects for institutions, brands and artists. Her interests span fashion, art, sociology, design, quantum physics and all good music.