If this week's preview sounds slightly different to regular readers, you aren’t wrong, and don’t be alarmed. I’m Mriz Sidah and I'm taking over this week's duties while a certain Miss Phillips is away.
So here we are with another long weekend courtesy of the Hari Raya Puasa public holiday, meaning there’s a good reason to go out and plenty more parties to choose from.
Kid Kenobi and MC Shureshock
Also on Thursday Sep 9, Zouk stages its ReadySetGlo party with notorious UK noise-makers Punks Jump Up, who are famed for playing a multitude of fun sounds and also catchy remixes for established acts like Tiga, Gossip, Mike Snow and Digitalism.
Can’t get enough of live music? American band Album Leaf returns with their mellow blend of post-rock electronic sound at the new kid in town, TAB, to promote the release of their new album, A Chorus Of Storytellers.
For those who are up in time, head to the Home Club at noon on Friday Sep 10 for Flea with Us. Expect bargain finds, knickknacks, knockoffs and whatnots! Unlike many other flea markets, this one runs for two days.
Later on in the day, Tanjong Beach Club urges you to unleash your inner Sarong Party Girl or Boy, at their first sarong party, Sarong So Good. From 3-5pm, wearing a sarong entitles you to free shots, mini burgers, satays, sangrias and more while you groove to the musical blend of soul, funk, disco, Latin and jazz by DJ JB (France).
On Saturday Sep 11, a couple of venues fly the trance flag high. Egyptian duo Aly & Fila of ‘Eye of Horus’ fame debut at Zouk’s main room, world renowned trance DJ Jon O'Bir at Zirca and Home Club's OM Project features Shanipriya & Psycited.
Catch the co-founder of Fool’s Gold record label and mix maestro Nick Catchdubs on Saturday Sep 11 at Butter Factory's Hot Mess as he rocks the dance floor with his signature club sets (hip hop, electro, rock and more).
Finally, check out events celebrating the return of the Singapore Grand Prix in upcoming weeks. At St James Powerhouse, on Friday Sep 10, check out Johnnie Walker's Jet Black F1 pre-party, its first of many exclusive Formula One parties. Ex-DMC Champion DJ Cash Money spins.
Similarly, local promoter Bedsty presents ‘Red Alert: Touch the Sky’ on Saturday Sep 11 at the newly opened 1-Altitude. Revelers get an unparalleled view of the entire race track and race car replicas showcased at ground level, coupled with a genre-bending mix of music from the likes of French-Vietnamese duo Tha Trickaz and five other notable homegrown DJs including Cherry Chan (Syndicate), Cosa Nostra and DJ Styles.
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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.