Dance / Electro

by / on September 3, 2012 at 9:23 am / in Album Reviews, Culture, Dance / Electro

Little Dragon – Ritual Union

Artist Name: Little DragonTitle Name: Ritual UnionLabel: Peacefrog RecordsReviewed by: Rory O’Maley   I know it’s a bit more band-y than the music we usually focus on but like so many others, I’ve completely fallen for the soft, bleepy charms of Little Dragon. With three studio albums since 2007 all holding relevance and a new single tantalising fans as it does the radio rounds, […]

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by / on August 29, 2012 at 10:10 am / in Album Reviews, Culture, Dance / Electro

Todd Terje – It’s The Arps EP

Artist Name: Todd TerjeTitle Name: It’s The Arps EPLabel: Small Town SupersoundReviewed by: Rory O’Maley If you haven’t yet had your mind blown by Todd Terje then you are in for a treat today. Funky, bouncy, glitchy and with a crazy ability to build, Todd Terje creates grooves that ooze over the scene and grab hold of the mood no matter the time […]

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by / on August 28, 2012 at 1:53 pm / in Culture, Dance / Electro, Events

TENDERFIST CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN

Tenderfist, this quirky trio from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia will be sure to get your feet moving in no time with their joyous collision of pop and electronica! Their European tour will lead them to warm the dancefloors of Finland and Estonia after the Reeperbahn Festival. Tenderfist has set up a crowdfunding campaign on ToGather.Asia to help them raise funds for […]

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by / on August 23, 2012 at 4:51 pm / in Album Reviews, Culture, Dance / Electro

Anja Schneider feat. Kiki – Little Creatures

Artist Name: Anja Schneider feat. KikiTitle Name: Little CreaturesLabel: MobileeReviewed by: Rory O’Maley There’s nothing quite like a simple bassline, pounding kick and booming voice to get a crowd moving. “Little Creatures”, the latest offering from Mobilee head Anja Schneider, looks to do just that with a simple, measured production. The syncopated beats and bass coupled with Kiki’s booming post-house vocal will either drive […]

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by / on August 21, 2012 at 4:56 pm / in Dance / Electro, Releases

RELEASE: Afrojack – Afrojack 25th

Afrojack has more than a million fans on Facebook, a private ‘Afrojet’ to travel around the globe, and he’s a huge party maker. Read more about 25th, his new release.

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by / on August 20, 2012 at 11:01 pm / in Album Reviews, Culture, Dance / Electro

Emika – Emika

Artist Name: EmikaTitle Name: EmikaLabel: Ninja TuneReviewed by: Rory O’Maley If you measure music by its ability to pull the audience into an artist’s world, then Emika’s self titled debut is a must for your listen list. Straight from the dark heart of Berlin, the stony faced Czech paints a startlingly intimate portrait, the type of intimacy that both excites and makes you […]

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by / on August 15, 2012 at 11:05 am / in Album Reviews, Culture, Dance / Electro

TNGHT – TNGHT

Hudson Mohawke x Lunice: TNGHT – a review by Rory O’Maley

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by / on August 9, 2012 at 10:40 am / in Album Reviews, Culture, Dance / Electro, Digital & Mobile

Kasper Bjørke – Alcatraz EP

Kasper Bjørke: Alcatraz EP, a review by Rory O’Maley

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by / on August 6, 2012 at 3:24 pm / in Album Reviews, Artists / Bands, Dance / Electro

Nina Kraviz – Nina Kraviz

Nina Kraviz: Nina Kraviz, a review by Rory O’Maley

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by / on July 9, 2012 at 6:53 pm / in Artists / Bands, Culture, Dance / Electro, Events, Indie / Alternative, Interviews, News

Music Services Asia’s South-East Asian Showcase at Reeperbahn

Music Services Asia is excited to announce the line-up for the specially-curated South-East Asian showcase at Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, Germany, featuring 3 of the region’s most exciting bands: The Trees & The Wild from Indonesia, Tenderfist from Malaysia and MONSTER CAT from Singapore. The final act, MONSTER CAT, was simultaneously revealed as the winner of Music Services Asia’s much-talked […]

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by / on July 2, 2012 at 6:55 pm / in Artists / Bands, Dance / Electro, Releases

DIGITALISM – DJ Kicks

Digitalism has lovingly created a mix for !K7’s legendary DJ-Kicks series. For these two young Germans, Jens Moelle and İsmail Tüfekçi, joining the ranks of contributors to the series was nothing short of a dream come true. Twelve years ago, the duo met as two record store workers in Hamburg, admiringly selling the DJ-Kicks series to their customers, and appreciating […]

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by / on July 2, 2012 at 6:55 pm / in Artists / Bands, Dance / Electro, Events, Live Reviews

Hot Chip in Singapore

Indie music lovers in Singapore are surely tipping their hats off to Untitled Entertainment for bringing such colour to the island’s live music circuit. While we were still reeling from The Jezabels’ sparkling set at HomeClub barely a month ago, they then one-upped themselves by bringing Hot Chip’s sizzling dance party to Avalon last Tuesday. Sauntering onstage a little after […]

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by / on May 28, 2012 at 6:49 pm / in Artists / Bands, Culture, Dance / Electro, Indie / Alternative, Releases

Here We Are Citizens!

CITIZENS! have announced details of the release of their debut album. “Here We Are” will be released through Kitsuné (distribution by Love Da Records for South-East Asia) on Monday, May 28th 2012.   The 11-track album was recorded in Scotland in the autumn of 2011 and produced by Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand. The band released their debut single, True […]

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by / on May 21, 2012 at 5:31 pm / in Artists / Bands, Culture, Dance / Electro, Events, Hip Hop, Indie / Alternative, Rock

Who Else Will Rock Clarke Quay?

This weekend, Singapore’s Clarke Quay will play host to Music Matters Live, showcasing over 40 bands in various venues scattered throughout the popular nightspot. Last week, we picked out 7 must-see acts – but you didn’t think we would stop there, did you? Here’s 7 more of our favourite bands from the line-up, be sure to catch them and perhaps […]

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by / on May 14, 2012 at 1:10 pm / in Artists / Bands, Culture, Dance / Electro, Releases

Simian Mobile Disco presents ‘Unpatterns’

Simian Mobile Disco is proud to announce the release of their brand new album Unpatterns on May 14 via Wichita Recordings (distribution in South-East Asia by Love Da Records). “It’s a record full of love, dedication, hard-earned experience, obvious understanding of decades of electronic music from across scenes and styles, and huge fun. It’s completely of the now, showing a […]

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by / on April 23, 2012 at 3:05 pm / in Artists / Bands, Culture, Dance / Electro, Releases

Love Da’s Tiësto Release

Tiësto CLUB LIFE – Volume Two Miami Tiësto, the renowned House/Club DJ who, among other things, performed the first live-streamed concert on Twitter in 2012 and has his very own wax statue at Madame Tussauds. Collaborating with artists from various music genres (Kanye West, Katy Perry, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Goldfrapp), Tiësto is considered as the most hyperactive DJ in the […]

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by / on April 2, 2012 at 2:41 pm / in Album Reviews, Artists / Bands, Culture, Dance / Electro, Releases

POCKET MAGIK’s debut album – A breath of fresh air

The release of Singaporean electronic duo Pocket Magik’s debut album This Is The Place comes like a breath of fresh air to the Singaporean non-mainstream music scene, which has mostly been dominated by rock bands for years – be it indie rock, post rock, or any genre that falls under the umbrella. Pocket Magik is the brainchild of Kurt of […]

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by / on March 19, 2012 at 3:21 pm / in Artists / Bands, Dance / Electro, Interviews, Releases

Universal Music Singapore releases ‘Zouk Presents Tease’

Regulars of Zouk and Phuture in Singapore would be familiar with resident DJs Eclipse & Ghetto, the men behind the decks responsible for playing and mixing your favourite tunes at TEASE, Phuture’s weekly Saturday parties. This year, Phuture turns sweet 16 while TEASE celebrates its first year. Because of this very special occasion, Zouk and Universal Music Singapore have collaborated […]

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by / on October 15, 2011 at 7:22 pm / in Artists / Bands, Dance / Electro, Interviews, Releases

Interview: Choi Sai Ho (HK)

Most things fade in time, and musical instruments are certainly no exception. It is for this reason that Violinists are often reminded of their place in the music industry – either as assets to the preservation of classical symphonies, or as a knee-slapping addition to the average barnyard folk band. Generally speaking, solo Violinists are somewhat limited. It takes a […]

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by / on September 28, 2011 at 2:19 pm / in Artists / Bands, Dance / Electro, Interviews, Releases

Interview: Zebra and Snake (FI)

If you’ve been to any awkward job interviews, practiced any Shamanic rituals or seen a therapist lately, there’s a chance that you have been asked the question: “If you could be an animal, what would you be?” While this may not be the most relevant starting point for a band interview, you have to keep in mind the origin of […]

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