The Berlin-based DJ, who’s mostly been tied up with running labels Falkplatz and vidab, recently released his debut album ‘Out of the Dark’. A blend of throbbing dub beats and spurts of trippy 80’s-style synths, it manages to sound crisp and refreshing yet faintly old school. 13 AprAdesse
Mystery is apparently this DJ’s middle name – he’s changed aliases just to distance himself from his past productions and push his capabilities further, and he hopes his identity stays secret for a long time. His beat heavy, dub-tinged mixes has already scored him a guest spot on online club stream Boiler Room, a sign that he’ll be scaling bigger peaks in no time. 20 AprBrendon P
Having formerly sharpened his mixing mojo on Zouk’s decks, Brendon P is a fixture of Singapore’s nightlife with current residencies in Kyo, Vault and Tanjong Beach Club, among others. Through over three decades of spinning, he has maintained a reputation for getting the masses grooving to his smooth blend of house, funk, nu disco and everything in between. 27 Apr
The allure of underground parties will be breaking through the surface with Super 0 Season (S0S), a music and art festival that runs every Saturday in April.
Thrown together by the folks from Spa Espirit, boutique events company Aligned Agency and Broadcast HQ, it’s a natural step up from Aligned’s previous Super 0 parties that were held last year in Singapore and abroad.
Alyssa Kokilah, Aligned Agency’s co-owner says “S0S is essentially a bigger, badder version of Super 0. We wanted to break away from the current formula that most event promoters adopt in Singapore and bring over the vibe of some of our favorite clubs/ parties like Panorama Bar (Berlin), Concrete (Paris) and Trouw (Amsterdam) to fit a Singaporean palate.”
Going full swing with the DIY approach, the crew has chosen to set up camp in the airy compound of Gillman Barracks Art Village.
“We’re free to create the space and experience from the ground up,” says Broadcast HQ’s music director George Grover. “It’s also away from residential areas, so we can turn up the bass!”
“Gillman Barracks is home to 14 art galleries that have intrigued us from the get-go. Also, the beautiful colonial façade and bare, minimal interiors excited – it’s the perfect blank slate to do something special,” says Kokilah.
Rather than banking on heavyweights like Hardwell or Zedd, the parties will expose punters to more obscure local and international electronic acts.
She adds, “Besides being good technically and musically, we want to feature debut international and regional artists who play across the EDM Spectrum. Similarly, all our events will feature artistes who have their own distinctive style. We prefer not to pigeon-hole ourselves in a certain category.”
British DJ Space Dimension Controller will get the first edition on 6th April rolling with the cosmic, funky sounds of hip hop and electronica, followed by Dutch producer 2562/A Made Up Sound’s dubby tech-house beats.
Other exciting acts lined up include Chilean melodic house DJ Dinky’s and German producer Frank Wiedermann, who will be playing tracks of his experimental electronic release ‘Howling’ live as well as displaying artwork he created for his label, Innervisions.
To give the acts and Singapore’s dance scene an extra boost, S0S has tied up with Resident Advisor and Sweatlodge to stream the sets online to audiences worldwide.
“When we spoke to them about our Super 0 intiative and described who might be playing, they offered to feature it!” Kokilah enthuses.
Before the dancefloor starts simmering, patrons can busy themselves with a spread of DJ workshops, art walks and special exhibits housed in Gillman Barrack’s various galleries. With so much to offer culture vultures, this month-long season is sure to be a blowout.