PLAYFREELY IV Time: Friday, May 27 · 8:30pm – 10:30pm Place: Black Box, Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road Entry by donation (minimum $10) — A 6 part series of spontaneous, inventive musical collaboration between musicians from diverse musical backgrounds and genres. Venturing into unfamiliar artistic terrains, Playfreely engages various groups in a collaborative exchange […]
Even if you never ’shroomed and listened to The Dark Side Of The Moon on repeat for 9 hours straight, there’s gotta be a few tunes on this album you know & love. Pink Floyd’s new box set features a re-mastered version of their chart-crushing album plus 5 more discs of live, rare, video and […]
The Heineken Secret Gallery attracted a record turnout of 1,523 partygoers which is the highest ever recorded for a Heineken event. With a unique location at 801 Margaret Drive, an inspiring UV-themed décor, a stellar line up of cutting-edge acts Nosaj Thing, Caribou and Singapore’s very own Ming, the enthusiastic crowd was treated to a […]
Montreal duo Chromeo’s sultry new track, “Hot Mess,” from their sophomore effort Business Casual, has received the “re-do” treatment from London’s own electronic duo, La Roux. The track maintains the same beat and production quality as the original, but adds a few new verses from Ms. Elly Jackson, who feeds off Dave 1′s steamy verses […]
Hurts have launched Cinematheque – a unique place where you can view exclusive content from Theo and Adam by logging in via your Facebook or Twitter account. Included are 4 tracks from a Dingwalls performance filmed for MTV earlier this year, including ‘Wonderful Life’, ‘Better Than Love’, ‘Illuminated’ and ‘Stay’. Click here to login, watch and […]
It’s the first installment of Brown Bag! A party done between sifr / darkerthanwax / kin celebrates all things to love about friendship, booze and superb music. An idea that has been two years of talking at lunches and drunken nights out, an idea that originated within the legendary Tuck Shop and on the backstreets […]
Alfred Vassilkov, who is well known throughout Europe for both his speaker and crossover designs, is the mastermind behind Alfred & Partners and its newest brand, Estelon. The Estonian company’s recently released flagship speaker, the XA, pushes the boundaries of style and engineering, bearing an amorphous shape that is a result of blending the latest manufacturing […]
LCD Soundsystem’s surprise farewell show: it happened, on Saturday night, at Madison Square Garden. It was epic, it was awesome. It was loooong, it was such fun, and it was a bit exhausting. However, those are three qualities that have always made LCD Soundsystem one of the most interesting acts in the world of indie rock. […]
The first church organ sounding notes blare through our speakers and wind into a very Pulp sounding mildly psychedelic track, with electro beats and similar tones to those of Jarvis Cocker. This is Mirrors. This song is a little repetitive; it certainly won’t win any awards for creativity of lyrics (“Into the heart that wallows […]
After a banging first anniversary last February, we march on for the year featuring the guy who has single-handedly pushed the forward-thinking sound Down Under. A Singaporean who has made Melbourne home for the past decade, JPS is both an artist and a promoter who has organized tours under The Operatives and played alongside the likes of […]
An original composition by the very talented Vanessa Fernandez with music production from Jason Tan. Performed live at the Mosaic Festival 2011. Visuals by Andrew Poh, Lincoln Yeo, Haikal Jackman & Tha Artist Edited by Tha Artist Sound by Haikal Jackman Vanessa Fernandez – Satisfy Me from Tha Artist on Vimeo.
Love the song, love the video styling, love the direction.
Sonar 2011 includes new additions to the line-ups of Sonar Barcelona and Sonar Galicia. M.I.A., a key figure in the collision of styles that characterises the beginning of this century, arrives at Sonar revved up and ready to go with her explosive live show and her recent mixtape, “Vicki Leekx”. Her shows in Barcelona and […]
DOPE was invited to curate Afterhours- GROUNDED! An Art Party over at the Singapore Art Museum on the 18th of March, 2011. The event saw the likes of Lee Wen, Zai Kuning, Zai Tang, Vajira, Razi Razak, I am David Sparkle, Electrocaine, Kevin Lester, Pushin’ On, Ko Flow & Md Noor and visual artist Race. […]
Here’s to another DOPE night, this time being the first (and possibly biggest) public party we’ve ever thrown at the Singapore Art Museum! Held in conjunction with the exhibition Negotiating Home, History and Nation: Two Decades of Contemporary Art from South East Asia, 1991-2010; Afterhours- GROUNDED! An Art Party saw a stellar lineup of acts […]
In January, singer/songwriter Amos Lee achieved a dubious distinction.While his album, Mission Bell, became the top album in the country, its 40,000 copies sold that week made it the lowest selling No. 1 album since SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991. The same record was broken twice before that month—first by country-pop crossover artist Taylor Swift […]
Film for Icarus off of White Hinterland‘s new album Kairos.
La Maison will hold its final party this Friday 4th of March 2011, commemorating their last party at 55 Fairways Drive with Paul Silver, Ko Flow, Kevin Lester, Aidan Bamrah, Shawn Livewire, Kelly Mac (UK) and The LFK. But that’s not the last you will see of them. La Maison will be moving to a […]
Ultra is Depeche Mode’s ninth full-length album, which was released by Mute Records on 14 April 1997. The album was the band’s first since the departure of Alan Wilder, who had left the band in 1995 having become disillusioned with life in Depeche Mode. Wilder’s leaving and lead singer Dave Gahan’s drug problems, which culminated […]
Suit up and get ready to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Pushin’On. From humble beginnings in a small bar on Circular Road in 2006, Pushin’On is now still Singapore’s only regular funk night. Over the years Pushin’On has evolved from a rare funk DJ night into a scene that religiously pushes funk, soul, disco, boogie […]
Custom audio equipment is all over the net. So what (we ask) makes this iPod dock and amplifier stand out? Well, it looks like something your great uncle from Bulgaria made after the war for his ham radio club. But that’s not why. Amsterdam’s Thodio brand builds these mini HI-FI units by hand. The iBox […]
Some Great Reward is the fourth album by the British electronic group Depeche Mode, released in 1984. The album peaked at #5 in the UK and at #51 in the US. The title comes from the last lines of the bridge in “Lie to Me” when it repeats near the end. “Something to Do” – […]
Video for ‘Lotus Flower’ from The King of Limbs, the brand new EP from Radiohead. DOPE! Produced and Directed by Garth Jennings Choreographed by Wayne McGregor Director of Photography- Nick Wood Editor- Leila Sarraf
Very few bands are capable of such a release that’s not only seminal in its genre but also not be constantly tied to or remembered solely for their debut album. DM managed both feats in their debut album release “Speak and Spell”. Like the toy that shares its namesake, it’s as fundamental as it could […]