SINGAPORE MUSIC SPOTLIGHT : STADIUMS – THE OTHER SIDE (FT. CHARLES ENERO)

Part of Singapore label Reunion X Records burgeoning stable, Stadiums recently launched its debut single “The Other Side” – true to its word – in Myanmar!

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LISTENING BOOTH – THE NEW ROCK N ROLL FT. JIM JAMES, WYCLEF JEAN, DIA, SLOTHRUST & LEE FIELDS!!!

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Rock ‘n’ roll might not have the same commercial or cultural impact it used to have but we promise to keep fighting the good fight.

Here are streams of new music that expresses the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. Discover! Enjoy!

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NETFLIX AND THRILL – THE GET DOWN PILOT

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Though Netflix’s latest original series – a look back at New York City nascent hip hop and rap culture –  has been compared to HBO’s Vinyl for its similar attempts to evoke roughly the same pop cultural epoch, The Get Down approaches its subject matter from a different angle.

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SINGLE REVIEW: THELIONCITYBOY’S ALL NIGHT IS A DECEPTIVELY LIGHT-HEARTED ROMP WHICH ON CLOSER INSPECTION REVEALS A DEEPER INTENT

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It’s always intriguing to have two opposing ideas build up to a contrast in a music video. And this is why the music video for THELIONCITYBOY’s new single “All Night Feat Sezairi, Mr Boo” works despite the inevitable clunky acting.

The song itself is quite lightweight pop with local crooner Sezairi providing the sweetness but there is a edgy underbelly when you appreciate where THELIONCITYBOY’s lyrics are coming from. It’s a refreshing take on hip hop’s usual concerns about partying and hooking up with the opposite sex.

The video is altogether a different proposition. Ostensibly, it may seem corny and cliched to come up with a horror story before Halloween but it seems that the zombie motif is really a deep commentary on relationships and it resonates when the actress involved is THELIONCITYBOY’s own better half, Aarika Lee.

A masterstroke!

I mean, that scene where she’s asking her zombie partner why he’s so slow (riding his bicycle at the beach – what a twist on the cliche!) is hilarious. So when the ending comes, it makes so much sense and the viewer is nodding in a knowing agreement. Which is why I have always appreciated THELIONCITYBOY’s work – it lures you in with superficial hip hop tropes but then slays you with a meaningful thought-provoking message.

Kudos!

CONFESSTIVAL X #2NDGGC ANNIVERSARY

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Here’s an update from The Grizzle Grind Crew!

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CONFESSTIVAL X #2ndGGC Anniversary [A *SCAPEmusic Programme]

Venue: *SCAPE The Ground Theatre (2 Orchard Link Singapore 237978)
Date: Sunday 5 April 2015
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: Free
Doors open at 6:00pm
Indie folk-pop act Gentle Bones will be celebrating with us on stage. Malaysia-crossover pop sensation Sleeq will make a special appearance! Malaysia’s biggest rapper Joe Flizzow will be throwing down his jams while Los Angeles’ top underground rapper Dumbfoundead will be rocking the stage as well!

Yeah, the 200 moshpit spots are redeemed. BUT you still should register cause we are giving out totebags with goodies from our partners JUICE, Nando’s and Fleshimp. The totebags are for the first 500 registered pax who showed up at the show.

Now here’s the fun part! In the 500 totebags, there will be the following:
a. 28 x Bronze Totebags (GGC T-shirt)
b. 20 x Silver Totebags (GGC T-shirt + GGC poster)
c. 1 x Gold Totebag (GGC T-shirt + GGC Poster + 1 Pioneer DDJ Wego MIDI Controller)
d. 2 x Platinum Totebags (GGC T-shirt + GGC Poster + 1 pair of stage view passes – where you and your friends get to watch the entire at the side of the stage!)

For exclusive entry into the moshpit/Meet & Greet session, Workshops and merch giveaways (#2ndGGC totebag), register at: www.scapers.sg/confesstival.

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GRIZZLE GRIND CREW: LEADERS OF THE NEW SKOOL

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The Grizzle Grind Crew just released its debut mixtape Leaders Of The New Skool on Thursday 19 June via Spotify. The album will be free for download on 30 June via the GGC website.

The Grizzle Grind Crew will be headlining the YFest, a youth festival tonight at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre. Check ’em out!

POWER OF POP INTERVIEW: THE AMANI CONSORT

 

Aysha Amani, the frontperson of infectious Aussie funk-soul-hiphop combo The Amani Consort was so easy and fun to talk to as she (together with keyboards player Gordon Cant) answered my questions about the band – past, present and future. Listen to the audio for the full details! (Sound quality is a little rough but I hope you get the gist of what was going on – lots of laughter!)

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We promise to be back with a review of The Amani Consort’s Better Way EP pretty soon! In the meantime, connect with the band over at its Facebook page.

DISCOVERED @ SPOTIFY

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2014 means new albums. Listen at Spotify!

STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKSWig Out at Jagbags

Ex-Pavement frontman, Malkmus returns with a brand new solo LP. Idiosyncratic songs with quirky arrangements but never lacking in memorable tunes.

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MARK BONAFIDE – ISSUES (W/ KIM OLSEN & ZAHIDAH)

Here’s a sweet, catchy and soulful fuck-off song from the ever-smooth Mark Bonafide. It’s pretty short too, clocking in at 2:53! That’s my only issue with “Issues” (ouch!) – I wish I could get MORE of its goodness! Nice interplay with Kim Olsen and Zahidah provides a riveting contrast. Taken from the forthcoming e.p. “LOVE/REBEL” it seems – can hardly wait! Check it out!

SINGAPORE EMCEE KEVIN LESTER, AKA ‘THE LIONCITYBOY’ TO RELEASE DEBUT EP EVERYTHING YOU LOVE, YOU HATE ON APRIL 2

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New York, NY (March 6, 2013) – Award-winning Singapore emcee Kevin Lester, aka ‘The LionCityBoy‘ announces the release of his debut EP Everything You Love, You Hate via Vertusent/Sony RED on April 2. The first single, “Hear Me Go”impacts mixshow radio on March 19 and is available for download at iTunes today.

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