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Art and Such

By Tracy PhillipsEvents - 30 September 2010 4:30 PM | Updated 4:53 PM

Art and Such

This week's highlights take us away from the speed and glitz that was Grand Prix Season, to more artistic pursuits.

On Thursday Sept 30, two new exhibitions hold their opening reception from 7pm, 'Transmission: Experience' which makes memories tangible, drawing upon the common themes that characterize our existence and shape our lives- our experiences, and Collectors Contemporary with 'Andy Warhol - The Uniques', featuring one-of-a-kind original trial proofs, unique prints, drawings and paintings by the infamous artist.

 

TRACY'S PICK

On the party front, Saturday Oct 2 sees POSSO the DJ, sexy female dj duo/ avant-guarde accessory designers from LA, finally make their way to The White Rabbit after postponing earlier this year. Spinning a hybrid of Nu-Disco, House, Funk, Disco and Dance, the POSSO girls don't just look the part, they sound it.

Back to other happenings around town, Good Times teams up with Meshradio on Fri Oct 1 at Blu Jaz Cafe level 2. Headlined by DJ Ramesh, head honcho of Meshradio and supported by DJs Joshua P and Kenneth F, Submerge and Presha.

Stereolab on the other hand focuses on the laughs with The Best Of Edinburgh Fringe from 8pm to 9.30pm, featuring Celia Pacquola (AUS), Manos Kanellos (GRE) and Matt Green (UK).

On Friday Oct 1, Zouk complex enjoys a double billing with youthful DJ siblings, The Martinez Brothers in the main room and Netherlands tech maestro, Joris Voorn at Velvet Underground. Live music's new kid on the block, TAB welcomes their latest artist in residence, Australian singer-songwriter, Chad Blondel this week till Sunday Oct 3.

 

The Martinez Brothers

 

Jooris Voorn

 

On Saturday Oct 2, Zirca's FACE OFF night features LOOP, a techno affair by HOME Club and electrocaine endeavouring to prove techno is more than a genre, it's a way of thinking.  If the sound of "synthesized soul" excites you, this is your night.

Full Frontal takes over Fash at Butter Factory the same night, with Singapore's very own dynamic sibling duo, DJs Andrew T & Zushan. House, electro, electronic anthems & remixes are guaranteed to get the kids in a frenzy.

I'm signing off with an invite and contest alert for an event next week. Next Friday Oct 8, the Singapore leg of the PUMA Archive Uncovered series takes place at Camp Pong, from 8pm to 11pm. PUMA Archive Uncovered is a music event that not only spots a Nation's most exciting young bands, it pays homage to their musical influences. Singled out for Singapore are bands Run Neon Tiger and The Karl Maka, while Singapore's favourite riot girl Ginette Chittick helms the decks in between.

Guests enjoy bottles of Heineken, beer pong, photo opportunities by Amos Wong and chances to win coveted Archive kick's at the party. For invites and a pair of Puma Clyde's to be won on the day, tweet me at @itstracyp sharing your favourite song from any of the bands mentioned and why.

 

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 creative pursuits for institutions, brands and artists via her consultancy, Present Purpose.  One of her ongoing projects is Camp Pong, a pop up urban social club involving Ping Pong, music and good times at *Scape ending on 7 October.

Join the Camp Pong facebook group for more information or follow her on twitter @itstracyp or @presentpurpose.