It seems that K-Pop fever is still in the air. South Korean boyband TVXQ!will be having its fan party this weekend at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. TVXQ!, an acronym for Tong Fang Shen Qi, is a South Korean pop group formed in 2003 and has often been labelled as "Kings of the Hallyu Wave" or “The Rising Gods of the East” for its immense success and notably, their part in creating the first wave of Korean pop phenomenal success in Asia.
The high priest of house music Osunlade returns to Velvet Underground to sprinkle some funky magic dust on the dance floor. He balances melodies with life and wisdom in a unique, organic production style. Best seen through his Yoruba Records vision and on seminal labels like Strictly Rhythm and Soul Jazz, his approach has also enticed the likes of MAW, Zero 7 and 4hero all seeking his natural remix touch.
It’s a good week for hip hop fans this week after an impressive showing by icons Snoop Dog, Dr. DRe and Will.I.Am tearing it up on stage for the recent MNET Asia Music Awards. Another luminary is set to bring the house down. DJ Jazzy Jeff holds court at Filter this Saturday bringing his brand of hip hop and urban beats to town.
For good times, great music and good company, head down to Blu Jaz where DJs Ren, Lihkin, Buddhi and Garuda toss up another edition of Good Times. Get ready to groove to everything from hip hop to drum and bass and dubstep to house at this shindig. One of the craziest parties in town turns 1 this weekend! Come dressed in your best red outfit as Mismatch’s 1st Birthday present the Red Parade. Proceeds of $10 Belvedere vodka shots to Action for AIDS.
Culture vultures don’t want to miss dance extravaganza Contact 2011 last weekend. This year’s festival will see performances such as “Right Here 3 x 3”, a triple bill of works by choreographers from three Singapore dance companies - T.H.E., Frontier Danceland and Singapore Dance Theatre as well as Asian Emerging Artists (AEA) Series which features 12 dancers from countries including Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong. Other than the dance performances, dance enthusiasts can also take part in a new feature called Open Stage, which is like a dance version of an open-mic session as well as workshops and technique classes. Read more about the festival here.
For more ideas on more things to do this weekend, don’t forget to check out our comprehensive events calendar. Have a great weekend everyone and see you back here next week.