Universal Music Singapore are hiring  

Universal Music Group (UMG) is the world's leading music and entertainment organisation, incorporating recorded music, music publishing and artist merchandise activities. The Group discovers, develops, markets and distributes recorded music through a network of subsidiaries, joint ventures and licensees in 77 countries worldwide.

Universal Music has market leading artists in the Region including Jacky Cheung, Nana Ouyang, Sa Dingding, Eason Chan, Alan Tam, Priscilla Chan, Kelly Chen, SamSons, Dean, Siri Nurhaliza, Darren Espanto, Gentle Bones, A-Mei, and Yanzi Sun.
Universal's Global roster includes Taylor Swift, Drake, Mumford and Sons, Lady GaGa, Katy Perry, Keith Urban, Sam Smith, Metallica, Fall Out Boy, Ariana Grande, Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons, Madonna, Andre Rieu, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Florence and the Machine, and many more.
Universal Music Group are the global market leader in music-based entertainment, with wholly owned operations in 60 territories, working across recording, publishing, merchandising and artist management. Just as Universal Music Group have the most talented recording artists and songwriters in the world, Universal Music Group also have the most talented employees and are proud to be an employer of choice. Universal Music Group know that an organization is only as good as its employees so Universal Music Group continues to seek out the best. If you live for music, value innovation, thrive in creative environments and want to be part of an exciting culture then Universal Music encourage you to apply for one of their openings or join our talent community.
Are you passionate about music and events and always hoped to combine the two into 1 dream job? Universal Music Singapore are hiring a Senior Executive - Brand Partnerships & Events to join our rapidly growing New Business division. The successful candidate will support the team to identify, create and project manage exciting commercial opportunities for our artists. You will be experienced in managing events and also have a knack for business development and strong commercial acumen. 3-4 years of relevant experience in events, business development, account management, sponsorship, or other related area. Excellent client relationship management skills and an effective negotiator. Fluent in English and Mandarin?
If the above sounds like you head over to the universalmusicgroup jobs portal.
Avoiding Stress   

Stress often comes to everyone suddenly, without prediction, and sometimes makes us ruin our relations with our beloved one or other people around us. A lot of work, disturbance while doing something, and a lot of things around the world that makes us blow out of our mind. The bad thing is it is hard to avoid. It is happening to adult and even children. What may cause it, is our hormone inside our body, called cortisol or stress hormone.

Cortisol is produced while our body or our psychological is in stress. Nonetheless, cortisol not always a bad hormone, we also need it. In a proper dose, it can help us to be more alert and concentrated. But in an excessive amount, it will cause a lot of diseases, including heart disease, hypertension, and many other diseases related to it.
The researcher has made 22 kinds of research and the result is remaining the same, that listening to a music with some settings can reduce cortisol levels, even when it is located in a hospital or laboratory. Right now, they are trying a new research related to music. The research held in London, with 117 people as a volunteer. Next, the researcher has them listen to live music held by composer Eric Whitacre. They are collecting the volunteer's saliva to be tested in order to measure the amount of cortisol hormone on it. They took two sample; The first sample taken before the concert. And the second are taken during the concert. And the result is clear, there's a decreasing level of cortisol hormone in the second sample saliva which is taken during the concert.
The researcher is willing to do the other test with a lot of different things to try. They used to do this research with a classical music, but now they try a live music. Can't wait to know what the results are when they try with a metal. Why not? Since every research with a different genre of music has shown positive results so far. They also looking for an answer about the engagement between music, art, and cultural setting to human biologically, and even psychologically, for a very generous purpose, which is to enhance human health and become a well-being.
Usually, people listen to music by hearing it. But, for some artists, they could even ‘see' the music as a colour. This condition what is called with synesthesia. This known as a phenomenon of a neurological. Synesthesia is a condition when one of the usual sensories do the work, but then elicit with another sensory. By the former sample on this paragraph, the hearing sensory are elicited with the vision sensory.
The artist who have this ability and have revealed it is Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, Frank Ocean, and Duke Ellington. Duke Ellington, the legend of jazz has said that he heard the note played with one of his band members, and it is in one colour. Then he heard someone else playing the same note, but it is revealed as a different colour. The people with synesthesia can see music manifested in many colours. It is so interested from where the usual people see this different.
Later, Melissa McCracken has interpreted this colour of music into a painting. The results are very interesting; Karma Police painted in many colours, and Prince interpreted in an aggressive stroke of the brush till out of the canvas. There's also another painting by her which is an interpretation of the synesthetic vision. There's also an Israeli artist called Michal Levy's who has to interpret "Giant Steps" by John Coltrane.

 

Red Dot August 1 - 31 Aug 2017  

In the month of Red Dot August, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay celebrates Singapore nation's birthday with a difference.
Besides presenting a slice of Singapore's unique diversity and immense talent through music, film, literature and our oral traditions, Esplanade also acknowledge the challenges and sacrifices of the many communities living and working in Singapore, and celebrate their courage and contributions.
This month, Esplanade are proud to feature a tribute to the father of our National Anthem, Zubir Said; put the spotlight on Singapore filmmakers and composers in SG Film Screenings and SG Inspirations: Music and Poetry that reflect our evolving identity and many aspirations; and celebrate the urban legends Esplanade continue to pass down in Late Night Ghost Stories: SEVEN. Esplanade also collaborate with Dialogue in the Dark Singapore and our migrant worker community to present experiences of Singapore that are different from the lives most of us lead daily.

Here's a taster of just some of the music highlights happening from now:

Fym Summer. 4 Aug, Fri. Fym Summer's musical works are notable for her dreamy intimate vocals, rueful narrative songwriting and her recordings taken in bold single takes or with minimal embellishments.
Vivienne's Verdict. 4 Aug, Fri. Moving on from the release of their debut album Depiction, Singapore based metalcore and hard rock band Vivienne's Verdict is back with a brand new single Hurricane.
Police Quintet. 5 Aug, Sat - 6 Aug, Sun. Catch our Singapore police officers, together with special guests, former police NSmen Hady Mirza and Abdul Thaqif Bani, in a slightly different light as they entertain you with their renditions of National Day songs and popular chart-toppers.
Cadence. 5 Aug, Sat. Cadence is a Singapore alternative rock band. A quintet mix of musicians who have played in the Singapore indie scene for years and three who are diving into it for the first time, the line- up merges experience with fresh eyes and ears to create an energetic rock outfit with a strong emphasis on melodies and concise arrangements.
Tammy Ying. 6 Aug, Sun - 7 Aug, Mon. Tammy Ying is a Singapore singer-songwriter and music educator based in New York City. If you can't find her teaching her students, she's probably up to some harmless mischief in the music realm—like writing a song or filming a short video!
General Lee. 6 Aug, Sun. General Lee is a Singapore-based rock and roll band. Hard-driving bass-lines and authoritative drumming provide the backdrop for swaggering vocals and raucous guitar, covering the musical ground from slashing slide riffs and swampy blues to greasy funk and rockabilly train beats.
Creating a Home Away from Home. 5 Aug – 3 Sep. An exhibition of objects from Singapore's migrant worker community. How do you make a foreign place your home? This is an exhibition of personal objects contributed by members of the migrant community, who call Singapore home for now.
Leon Markcus. 10 Aug, Thu. Apart from turning out chart-toppers, Leon Markcus' EP was also featured on Apple International's A-List Playlist for Singapore Music, as well as The Strait Times' Gig Pick and Teenage Magazine's Artist to look out for in the Month of November 2016. Back in May 2017, Markcus released a stand-alone music collaboration with THIEVVES and Sherlyn Veronica (from Disco Hue), a remix of his debut single Circles.
A Zubir Said Tribute. 11 Aug, Fri - 12 Aug, Sat. Zubir Said is best known as the composer of the Singapore National Anthem, Majulah Singapura.
Hafizah Naser feat. Pink Saturday. 13 Aug, Sun. Hafizah Naser and Pink Saturday takes you down memory lane with familiar tunes by the legendary P Ramlee and Singapore diva Anita Sarawak.
HAI Definition. 13 Aug, Sun. HAI Definition is, simply put, the way Ismahairie (also fondly known as Hai by his family and friends) sees and defines his musical style.
Hillary Francis. 15 & 16 Aug, Tue & Wed. In 1975, he made his international debut representing Singapore as a finalist at the prestigious World Popular Song Festival in Budokan, Tokyo. Francis has released three charity albums to date and is still active in the Singapore music scene.
Jayden Chia. 17 & 18 Aug, Thu & Fri. Jayden Chia presents an up-close and personal acoustic performance of his original compositions, based on real-life experiences and inspired by the thing people face in life, and a selection of iconic Singapore National Day songs.
The Mashed Ups. 18 Aug, Fri. A night filled with delicious mix of Cantonese and Hokkien Hits, with songs mainly from Singapore composers, including songs from your favourite local TV serials and homegrown singers.
Ken Loh. 19 Aug, Sat. A raw and intimate showcase, singer-songwriter Ken Loh tells stories and performs songs off his upcoming EP Songs About Them, as well as songs that have deeply influenced his EP.
Dawn Ho & ASTRAL + CO. 19 Aug, Sat. Dawn Ho, a jazz, bossa nova and samba vocalist hailing from Singapore, began her informal training in singing at the age of eight with The Amazing Grace Presbyterian church choir. Her vocal timbre makes her a natural in jazz and bossa nova, and her style has been described as sophisticated and vibrant with a tinge of sexiness.
Singapore Pocket Opera Theatre. 20 Aug, Sun. S.P.O.T celebrates the works of Singapore composers.
LOCAL TIDBEATS by SHISHA. 20 Aug, Sun. Enjoy the evening with drummer and multi-instrumentalist Shamroz Khan and vocalist Sivaranjini Das, together known as SHISHA.
Glen Wee. 21 Aug, Mon. Glen Wee first saw his music career take flight when he joined and made it to top four of the nationwide singing competition The Final 1.
Lincoln Lim. 22 Aug, Tue - 23 Aug, Wed (Featuring Benjamin Jacob & Shak'thiya Subramaniamm). Lincoln Lim recently released his very first single Her and is currently recording his second with plans to release a full-length EP by mid-2018.
Umar Sirhan. 24 Aug, Thu. At the age of just 19, Umar Sirhan is one of the youngest upcoming artists in the Singapore music scene. He is best known for his soulful vocals and his expressive guitar playing. His influences include John Mayer, John Legend, Ray LaMontagne and James Morrison.
Kevin Loh. 25 Aug, Fri. Loh returns to the Esplanade Concourse for his 10th year in music, and shares with us more music on the classical guitar. He presents classic Singapore tunes specially arranged for the guitar as we celebrate our National Day this August!
NELSON. 25 Aug, Fri. Singer-Songwriter NELSON, aka “Bird”, plays bass for Singapore indie bands In Each Hand A Cutlass , Tujuhband and features for Kevin Mathews & The Groovy People. As a solo artist, he has released three Chinese albums, two English albums and his latest single Clover was recently released on 4 July 2017.
Tujuhband. 25 Aug, Fri. Tujuhband performed at the Singapore Expo, Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, as well as opening for Indonesian band Ungu when they held their first-ever concert at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on 24 Apr 2010.
Leslie Low. 26 Aug, Sat. Leslie Low writes songs, sings and plays guitar. He just released two demo albums, Currents and To my shadow, together with two new albums that were recorded live, Nature and Child of the Island.
Ronald Goh. 27 Aug, Sun. Ronald Goh is a funk-soul singer-songwriter with a knack for penning groovy hooks, melodic rhymes and introspective lyrics. Inspired by R&B, jazz and folk-pop music, Goh aspires to create a soundscape of emotions with an emphasis on feel-good tunes and the occasional confessional ballad.
Sugie and Vanessa. 27 Aug, Sun. Sugie and Vanessa presents wonderful songs from pop culture and musical theatre that you might have heard but never expected to have been made in Singapore.
Joyce x Kelly Raphaelle. With Kelly's ethereal vocals and Joyce's down-to-earth songwriting style they channel their similar experiences into music and in spite of differences in their personalities, they find common ground during songwriting sessions and performances.
Anthem of Hearts. 29 Aug, Tue. Since its sounding in 2008 by Ganesh Murusamy, the band (then known as Sharnaz) has grown from a small acoustic band trio to a 13-member musical experience amalgamating the various talents of band members. With musical influences from the hindustanic, carnatic, jazz, Middle Eastern and rock, the band produces and reproduces popular songs.
Lorraine Tan. 30 Aug, Wed. Lorraine Tan performs her original songs, sharing the stories behind each of her compositions and her journey as a singer, songwriter, performer and educator. Enjoy an evening of romantic, heartwarming and patriotic songs with Tan and her talented team of Singapore musicians choir. She is accompanied by Dr SM Yuen (piano), Rizal Sanip (percussion) and Daniel Chai (guitar).
OpusNovus. 31 Aug, Thu. OpusNovus, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory's new music ensemble, presents a selection of works by Singapore student composers.
Ramona. 31 Aug, Thu. Ramona is a German-Slovenian singer and songwriter. Since early 2015, she has been part of big music productions, performing along with world-famous singer/actor James Edward Robert Sampson from the group The Platters across Asia. After working on various music projects in London, Brazil and Indonesia, she moved back to Singapore where she had the opportunity to sing along Singapore's most-known names in the music industry. She is currently working on releasing her album.

 

Art as a scene in Singapore  

In Singapore, the National Arts Council is the highest order in terms of art. The aim of the organization is to successfully create a global community of individuals that have great appreciation of the art work done by Singapore's excellent artists. This organization focuses mainly on more traditional and futuristic art style, artist and companies. The council is funded by partnership, grants, art housing and funds facilitated by the industry. Artist and art groups are developed by NAC in their attempts to fortify the professionalism of the art industry. They have also coupled with IPOS in order to promote better understanding and awareness of the Intellectual Property and the protection in the art industry. During April, NAC host a variety of workshops for the World IP Day celebration. They will use this opportunity to spread CreaTIPs in a majority of art forms. You will get the chance to get any queries you may have answered by the IP Practitioners that will be present at the event.

CreaTIPs for NAC Music
MICapella (featured in the image) is a vocal band formed in Singapore that is known for its creativity and exuberant stage performances. MICappella is a Vocal Band that represents Singapore's next step in Contemporary A cappella music. Comprising of 4 guys and 2 girls. This band is known as the first runner up for Sing-Off China which is a Chinese reality TV singing program. They have a very unique and influential energy that has brought back an edgy spin worldwide acapella performances and performers. Being nominated for four awards has made this band a prestigious one. They were also receivers of the Capella Community Awards in 2013 making history in Singapore. The success of this band has even reached Hong Kong s they represented their country in the Asian Pop music festival. They were the first band with a Singapore nationality that has performed in the A Cappella festival in London England. They have had the luck of performing with stars such as the Single Singers, Khalil Fong, Girls Generation, Suede, Korean superstars and many British rock bands. In the US, North Carolina to be exact, the band has shared the headline with professional showcases at the SOJAM festival. The way they perfectly combined mandarin and English music genres, ensure the band always satisfy their fans and leave them wanting more.
Benjamin Ang
This litigation lawyer pulls from a diverse pool of career experiences. These include the practices of litigation, some in house legality and tech consulting. This man has worked for one of Singapore's distinguished law firms. The firm handles the in house counseling for an international software and trans-media company. He has also done some IT consultancy work for companies in law. As a teacher, Benjamin Ang love to share his knowledge and experiences with his students and he doesn't put a limit on the knowledge he shares. Whether it is knowledge on Intellectual Property, Media Law or the Procedures for Digital Forensics, he enjoys sharing. He is a regular appearance at tech conferences and has been on many occasions, the public speaker at legal regional conferences. He is a published writer that specializes in tech law, media law and intellectual property law. Benjamin is a singed music producer and remixer of electronic music. He is signed to Afa-Matrix, an international independent recording label. He is responsible for the content and intellectual property for the Electronic Music Lab located in Singapore's National University center for the Arts as the main tutor. He is the creator of this particular intellectual property used in the institution. This is a teacher that is not afraid to teach and in every capacity that he is capable to. He is a signed musician and a published writer that believes in sharing his knowledge with anyone that is willing to listen and learn.
Baybeats 14 - 16 Jul 2017  


Baybeats is happening in SG later this year 14 - 16 Jul 2017

The biggest music festival of its kind in Singapore and the region, Baybeats presents a fist-pumping line-up showcasing prominent Singapore and international acts, covering genres including folk, pop, metal, post-rock, emo, punk, electro and everything in between. So reach out and rock on at Singapore's very own alternative music festival.

For young individuals with a passion for music and have the chops for writing or photography, the Baybeats Budding Editorial programme is your chance to hone your skills further, join the team and be a voice for Baybeats. Learn from Writing Mentor, Eddino Abdul Hadi, or Photography Mentor, Aloysius Lim, and work as a team under the guidance of Honeycombers Editor, Kevin Ho, to provide editorial and social media coverage for Baybeats. Since 2010, the Baybeats Budding Photographers mentorship programme has been sharpening the skills of promising young shutterbugs every year. Each year, six amateur photographers are chosen to participate in photographer Aloysius Lim's specially designed structured series of workshops and critique sessions. The Baybeats Budding Writers mentorship programme has been running from 2014, building a community of writers covering the growing music scene in Singapore. Under the guidance and mentorship of Eddino Abdul Hadi, our budding writers learn more about music journalism, and become voices for the Singapore music community. The Baybeats Budding Editorial programme, brings together both Budding Writers and Budding Photographers programmes, to form teams of writers and photographers covering the behind-the-scenes activities at Baybeats. Participants may apply according to their interest and expertise in the field of Writing or Photography.

Since 2007, Baybeats Budding Programme has discovered and showcased many Singapore bands that showed they had the chops to perform in Baybeats. Your band could be amongst the budding bands this year. This isn't just a chance to show Singapore you've got what it takes to turn it up to 11. This is also an opportunity to commit to working with respected music mentors to take your band to the next level.

Bands that make it through the auditions earn the chance to hone their skills in a mentorship programme helmed by prominent Singapore music industry veterans, with special workshops on marketing, production, recording, performance techniques and more.

For more info about Baybeats head on over to the official Esplanade site.

Dawn of live events in Singapore  

Singapore's music history has enormous musicians and bands who presented remarkable shows to entertain people. Every artist was a bundle of qualities, which used to bring smile on audience face. The era of 1960's gain popularity for live music and events. In that scenario a band was formed by Victor Woo and Eric Tan in 1964, which was named as “The Trailers”. The band was famous for presenting original compositions even they successfully commercialized their numerous releases.

The original and best compositions of band which became famous were ‘Do It Right and Don't Laugh (You'll Cry)'. There were few top numbers, which were considered as selected Discography compositions. The list starts from “Do It Right” presented in 1966 and lasts till “I'm Ready now (Oct 1968)”. The band was reformed multiple times.
The formation of band took place in September 1964, where Victor Woo played lead guitar. The bass guitar was handled by Eric Tan and later Tony Zee and Suppiah joined the band as rhythm guitarist and drummer. The band's first line up never remained for long; it eventually changed time to time. The first change occurred with the removal of Suppiah from drums. Tony Zee took his place and the space of rhythm guitarist was filled by Edmund Tan. The band gave an invitation to Vernon Cornelius in late 1963 to become the lead vocalist of band. There again replacement occurred for betterment as Benny Koh who was introduced on the place of Cornelius became a popular name in fans. The replacements and introductions went on from Michael Teo to Jimmy Chan and Patrick Foo on Keyboard.
The band didn't remain same at all with many replacements and introductions. The style and sound of band took vibrant changes for better performance. The members of band gave a try to instrument music. The flamboyant style of Cornelius gave a professional look to band with it they added showmanship to their profile. The young audience had a craze for Koh's vocal style and the contemporary formation presented by Teo on keyboard made audience freaky. The band never stopped from experimenting and making changes to their colleagues even some also joined other famous bands of Singapore like as ‘The Quest'. The main two who joined The Quest were Cornelius and Chan. The last updation in the style of band was featuring Woo and Tan with saxophone. They got appreciation for that addition and it was the last change also.
There was no stable venue of band as their inception defines. The band performed on different events like as tea dances, night clubs, radio and even television. The popularity graph of band inclined, they were busy in performing numerous live shows. In September 1965, band formed a company named as ‘The Trailers Enterprise'. The company started offering fully woven stage acts and the name given to it was “Trailers Spectacular”. The band appeared on various special events as Singapore Badminton Hall's Pop Favorite'65 and “Shindig-T” was part of Pop Stars on Parade '66 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A presentation of regular stint was there by band at New Penangway. The band attended a Sunday Tea dance at Golden Palace also with it they gave the Early Bird Show at Odeon Theatre. Hotel Malaysia now called as Marco Polo Hotel, Goodwood Park Hotel and Barbarella at Ming Court Hotel were common places where band did their performances.
The Trailers got commercial success and recommendation in 1960s' which was available to few at that time. The record released by the band was a blockbuster and remained in music top charts for 14 consecutive weeks without any competition. The bands of that era were making regional versions of famous American and British songs. Their second release was also a chart topper; the main reason behind their successful rating was originality. They also have a plus point that they were having both music formations Western and Asian. Phoenix Theme track of band is still popular as it became Chinese New Year song.
After a decade long recognition, the band started imparting. The lead guitarist and co-founder of band Victor Woo left band in December 1970 to make career in computers. His replacement was Derrick Danker, but band left recordings till 1972. The recordings had lost its charm till that time. The band performed firmly till mid-1970s' at public places. Another co-founder of band Eric tan did work for The Straits Times and other sectors. He specifically won award for his song ‘I AM What I AM'. He played with different famous bands even at night clubs and hotels. The reunion of band occurred occasionally for nostalgia and charity concerts.

 

Sony the special entertainer   

Sony the special entertainer started its career 69 years ago in Tokyo, Japan. In the beginning of its introduction into the market “Sony” is called as TTK, but later in the year 1958 it changed its name as “Sony”. Out of the four big recording companies in the world, Sony is the second largest recording company and is controlled by Japan's Sony, which is the subsidiary of the United States. As years passing on, Sony music entertainment spread its consultancies globally.

May 21, 2015 is a miraculous day for Singapore people, as Sony launched a first music consultancy under its brand name “Sony Music”. The main idea behind launching the Brand Solutions Hub is to focus on regional marketing in Asia Pacific. The hub is operated from Singapore. To meet the needs of the clients the new set up offers innovative music solutions and to develop music talent locally and globally. Sony is sweeping the music industry for years together and offering various services like consumer research,song writings, consulting and reward programs. Along with other innovative programs, Sony started its first Brand Solution Hub, which is a music marketing consultancy which runs towards to expertise in the fields of consumption trends and lifestyle choices of the music lovers and its related statistical analysis. In the year 2014, Sony implemented a music sales across South Asia. This was promoted to illustrate the different patterns in music plays. With this, Sony started developing the music consultancies to increase favorable circumstances globally. To get recognized Sony recently signed on some of the innovative programs and planning to increase the number. The main target of the Sony company is to launch a hub to elevate the Singapore people's talent and to give them a regional status as well as global status too.
Chairman , Denis Handlin AM and President of Sony Music stated in his report that “Brand solutions Hub” analysis, benefits the brand owners and media agencies to reach the customers. He also appreciated the Singapore Economic Development for supporting the music industry in Singapore and also in export music markets. From 1960 onwards Singapore is craving to develop local music industry, and some of the popular bands like Thunderbirds proved themselves and reached the global levels, now this Internationally music monopoly launched a new innovative hub where the local music lovers can get a chance to improve their talent and compete with the global market. The newly launched hub caters to its clients and makes them to know the latest trends and act accordingly.
The director of the Singapore Economic Board on inaugural occasion expressed that this is a wonderful opportunity for Asia Pacific region to reach to international levels. He also stated that hub will concentrate on digital distribution and on partnership content to export. This hub drives towards the innovation and various lifestyle trends and help the industry to reach higher levels.
To know the exact trends of the music industry, Sony conducted several rounds over 3000 people aged 13 years and above to understand the co-relation of the music and their trends towards the audience. Sony expanded its study to Malaysia, Taiwan, India, Hong Kong and so on. The New York report in 2016 stated that Sony is going to analyze the latest trends of the audience and make the local music lovers to improve, according to the new trends by comprising some of the important recordings. Sony is the only creator of new lifestyles and by bringing changes and entertainment around the world. They are the experts in their business and the only company which delivers electronics to music where the latest trends require.
Charlie Lim Abandons His first Love  

Avicii has reported his retirement and the timing couldn't have been greater. Another musical wonder has chosen to raise his Ableton game. Following the release of Charlie Lim sophomore effort Time/Space to a basic approval a year ago, he has procured another musical vision and character. We talk with him about his recent collection, Live.Laugh.Love, why instruments are outdated, doing yoga, turning JB in and how Dick Lee has motivated his new bearing.
This was unquestionably remarkable. To what extent have you been chipping away at this collection, and why the sudden declaration to drop it? I noticed it was excellent to do a Beyoncé-sort thing. Not the genuine collection, simply the declaration of it. The collection will turn out on National Day in the not so distant future. I've really been perched on it for quite a while, yet I was simply waiting for Avicii to resign with the goal that it would be much less demanding to take the throne.
What enlivened this new record and the shift to EDM?
It's an extraordinary EDM. It is ethnic EDM. It has Singaporean-Chinese turn. I needed to contact my roots, and fundamentally consolidate the two things that are nearest to my heart to make something local and extraordinary.
I needed to make something that unites the community, kind of like what might as well be called 'Home' like EDM. Talking about which, Dick Lee's The Mad Chinaman had enormous impact fit as to fiddle this sound. I really grew up listening to that collection each Saturday morning for a time of about four years, rather than watching power rangers such as the other failures.
Doing yoga taught me to value the normal magnificence of Asian instruments, as I observe all incorporated sounds to be extremely grating nowadays. For the going down of each track, I exchange kick drum with a lion move drum. Actually, quite far, I make use of Chinese percussion as I could on this record.
I don't need an individual to associate with me one on one basis on what I do again. I simply want to be important. In a more libertine sense." The collection title Live.Laugh.Love proposes the kind of joyful identity we didn't get the opportunity to see with Time/Space. This record was really intended to be a triple EP, as a gesture to last year's discharge.
I generally need to set the bar higher for myself, or else there's truly not a great deal of intending to be a craftsman if you don't expand the amount of your work. I solicited my inward circle and many of them instantly remarked that the tracks sounded much similar to one another, making it impossible to each other, so I chose to gather all the songs and make the collection one ceaseless track. It's around six hours of endless circles of themes and bridges, kind of what you get at a Sunday adoration session at CHC. It's not as sing-a-long-capable, but rather pretty much has the same impact.
It's still entirely hard for us to comprehend this colossal shift in way of making music. You know, I've turned out to be very bored of being painted by the media as this one-dimensional cartoon of broodiness and despairing… what they don't know if I've been travelling over the border four evenings a week DJing at deserted warehouses in JB. I didn't know Johor had underground warehouse gatherings. I said they were deserted. As in, the warehouses are unfilled. It's been a good practice for me, however.
Would you agree that this new vocation feels more normal for you?
I'm simply tired of all these individuals continually asking me for what good reason my songs are so melancholic or thoughtful. You know, the most noticeably bad part about that is the point at which they begin prying into my very own life, and afterward they start letting me know about their own lives. Like I'm some kind of advisor since they're influenced by my music, and some way or another to them it means we're related spirits. That is the more awful part; I'm not getting sufficiently paid for this. It like a genuine obligation, you know?
Furthermore, that is truly why I've chosen EDM as the way out. I don't need individuals to relate to what I do any longer. I simply need to be important. In a more hedonistic sense. I think instruments are exceptionally dated. I look at some groups nowadays and they're clearly emulating sponsorship tracks, and I'm like, "where is the legality in this?"" — Charlie Lim
Which producer do you regard as a role model?
I don't listen to other musician's play I'm excessively occupied in the studio… I walk to the tune of my own excessively compacted 808 snare. I'm in the studio throughout the day, and the main breaks I take are for Snap chatting fire emojis to my supporters on account of how dope my session is going.
Which festival would you want to play at?
Gracious God! I would love to play at Laneway. I believe being on that bill characterizes your whole profession as a craftsman.
Will you keep playing the guitar?
Honestly, I think instruments are exceptionally dated. I take a look at some groups nowadays and they're clearly emulating support tracks, and I'm like, "where is the uniqueness in that?" So I came to the conclusion that it's best not to have anything playable with me by any means. It's far too diverting for the crowd when I truly need them to concentrate on me and my laptop.
Considering all these progressions you're making, would you say you are going to take care of your image also? Would you continue to put on glasses? Is this a rhetorical question? Obviously I need to wear glasses... I wouldn't have the capacity to see where the spacebar is. More updates on the Charlie Lim facebook page.

 

Best places for blues and jazz  

If you are a regular here at Singapore Music, you will already be well aware of the thriving live music scene that exists on the island. But did you know that Singapore is also home to a great blues and jazz scene? It's true. Even though the entire state measures a mere 71 km², world class blues and jazz clubs are scattered all over Singapore. Here are a few of our favourites.
There are few live music venues of any description in Singapore that are quite as charming, welcoming and downright cosy as the Astor Bar. Just off Orchard Road, it is the second home of pianist and vocalist Ron Sinclair who plays ultra-smooth jazz tunes long into the night, while the regulars and drop-ins enjoy refreshments from a superb wine list, which includes a few out of this world champagnes.
Step through the doors of the Sultan and you feel like you've stepped out the other end of a time machine. On every level, this gorgeous little jazz spot has been designed and decorated to mimic perfectly a swinging club from the golden age of jazz. Located in the Sultan Hotel at 101 Jalan Sultan, it's a real jazz lover's place – an intimate venue that allows the audience to really get up close and personal with the musicians.
Southbridge Jazz @7atenine
One of the most long established clubs in the Singapore jazz scene, Southbridge's world class resident band has been thrilling its loyal regulars for years now with their compelling, energetic shows. The music isn't the only thing to enjoy in this Raffles Avenue hotspot – it also offers a superb food menu.
Beloved by locals, the Blu Jaz Café offers both blues and jazz gigs in a bustling atmosphere. Gloriously bright coloured décor on both levels of its two story building perfectly suits the ultra-lively mood. House DJs play upstairs too, for those that want to keep the party going after the gig.
If whisky and jazz sounds like a good combination to you, then you should get yourself down to the Malt Vault in the basement of the Screening Room. Top of the line scotch whiskeys are available at the bar, while hypnotic live jazz pumps on the stage.
If you prefer a mixed drink with your live blues and jazz, then B28 might be more to your liking. As well as the delicious cocktails it has to offer, it is also one of the comfiest bars on our list, with deep couches and lots of space. Friday is the best night to be there. Why? Because that's Jazz night, of course. It's a great spot to kick back, sip a cold refreshing beverage and take in some hip sounds in a perfectly cool atmosphere.
For some people, the appeal of jazz has to do with its smoothness, elegance and class. If this is you, then the Axis Bar on Raffles Avenue is going to be your heaven. Brilliant live performers swing, while the clientele enjoy signature cocktails and spirits while taking in a breath-taking view of Marina Bay.
Before You Exit live in Singapore 2017  

Before You Exit will be touring Asia in support of their recently released All The Lights EP. The 6 track EP features current single, “Suitcasel,” as well as previous hits “Model” and “When I'm Gone" from the group.
The Orlando, FL based trio of brothers Connor McDonough (Vocals/Guitar), Riley McDonough (Vocals), and youngest brother Toby McDonough, (Vocals/Guitar) are one of the latest discoveries of legendary manager Johnny Wright (Backstreet Boys, NKOTB, N'Snyc, Jonas Brothers, Justin Timberlake, Ciara)
In 2015, the group signed to RCA Records/Sony Music, released their hit song “Model” and toured with the Vamps and co-headlined a European tour. Since becoming a group, the brothers have garnered over 40 million views on YouTube. In 2014, the group toured in support of their debut EP, I Like That. The title track for the EP could be heard in the ad trailer for the animated film The Nut Job. Aside from headlining shows all over the world, the group has supported Cody Simpson, Olly Murs, The Vamps, and Fifth Harmony. Things started to heat up when the group was named the winners of the third annual “Macy's IHeartRadio Rising Star” campaign, earning them a spot at the iHeartRadio Music Festival alongside such acts as Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Nicki Minaj, One Direction, and more. The trio also performed at the 2014 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and had 4 singles hit the Radio Disney charts.
Show Info
Date: Tuesday, 28th February 2017
Venue: *SCAPE, The TreeTop (Level 5)
Showtime: 8.00pm
Doors Open: 7.00pm
Meet & Greet for VIP ticket holders will start at 6pm at venue.
Ticket Price
VIP: S$128 (Inclusive after show Meet & Greet)
General Admission: Early Bird $68 / Normal: S$88 / At Door S$108
Early Birds available until end Dec or sold-out
All tickets are free standing
Tickets available on 5th Dec 2016 via Ticketbox website - http://www.ticketbox.sg
  
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