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Happening: Zouk 23rd Anniversary Week

23 will be the magic number this night as Zouk celebrates 23 fun-filled years of forward-thinking and party-throwing. Yes, the storied legacy of one of our favourite spots is as good a cause as any for celebration. And pushing ahead, …

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Happening: Singapore Rock Festival

Alice in Chain, Korn, Rob Zombie, Alter Bridge, Five Finger Death Punch, Black Veil Brides and Newsted – Singapore Rock Festival, indeed! Over two days, the tidy contours of our nation are set to be brutally ruffled by legends from …

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Talk: Cassy

It’s difficult to imagine a child theatre prodigy emerging as one of the most exciting forces in electronic music. Yes, Cassy’s rise to international prominence bears all the heft and magnitude of a life-changing decision. Now, not only is she …

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The Jezabels: “The Look of Love”

Australian four-piece, The Jezabels, will soon return with their sophomore release, The Brink, following up on their knockout of a debut album, which gave us the likes of “Endless Summer”. In that similarly anthemic vein, The Brink‘s lead single, “The …

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Talk: Daughter

With death, loss and anger as the tributaries to the beating heart of its music, Daughter totes a hushed folk sound that urges along some of the most fatalistic and devastating lyrics in recent times. Thoroughly enchanting, the band has …

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Plainsunset: The Gift – 10th Anniversary

Lo, it’s now been a decade since Plainsunset released The Gift, an album that has steadily wormed its way onto the top of the local music pile. And you bet the band will be marking that milestone. Besides re-recording their …

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Talk: Jagwar Ma

Initially functioning as FLRL, a loose collective of musicians who played in jam-oriented settings, Jagwar Ma has since streamlined its line-up, reinvented its sound, and has emerged as a Glastonbury-gracing, Noel Gallagher-championing outfit. With its recently released debut full-length, Howlin’, …

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Talk: Kurt Vile

It’s the simple things that matter – a maxim bandied about often enough. For Kurt Vile, it’s the very philosophy informing his hybridised rock ‘n’ roll and psych sound. Over the last decade, the singer and guitarist has gone from …

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Talk: Vance Joy

A riptide is an opposing tide that brings with it great turbulence and destruction at sea. James Keogh aka Vance Joy’s “Riptide”, however, is a solemnly beautiful song that has catapulted him from the indie circuit of his native Melbourne …

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Happening: Nile Rodgers & Chic

Singapore just got lucky! The living legend that is Nile Rodgers descends from rock ‘n’ roll and funk heaven to anoint us with his dazzling powers! Besides being responsible for everyone’s new favourite Daft Punk song, the guitarist, producer and …

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Talk: Tobias Thomas

This Saturday, Super 0 Season is marking Kompakt’s 20th year in techno greatness with none other than Tobias Thomas in the house. The DJ/producer who’s an integral part of the Kompakt fam, Tobias has had ties with the Cologne scene’s …

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Happening: Super 0 Season Weekend 3

We’re halfway through the latest serving of Super 0 Season and the party’s far from over. Weekend three champions a vibe directly picked from Space Ibiza’s flagship club night, Kehakuma, with two fine electronic talents throwing down cutting edge sounds. …

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Talk: Conforce

Boris Bunnik has spent the better part of his professional career stretching genres and styles to fit his experimental and conceptual purposes. The producer’s innate restlessness has seen him employ new tools and techniques in his flirtations with techno, house …

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Talk: Ryan Elliott

DJ, producer and one-half of the Spectral Sound imprint, Ryan Elliott has honed his bassline-driven techno and house from Detroit’s Shelter to Barcelona’s Sonar by Night, and he’s still far from done. Newly based in Berlin – where he’s also …

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Talk: Tama Sumo

“Music is pure communication – stay in contact and follow your heart!” Tama Sumo once declared, in a maxim that’s guided her ever since she set foot in Globus/Tresor. Since then, the German DJ has built a reputation as much …

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Movember 2013

It’s that time of the year again: Movember rolls around, with a call to action for men all around the world to grow and groom that stache in a collective show of support for men’s health. The entire campaign aims …

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Happening: Super 0 Season 2

Following a successful serving of techno goodness early this year, Super 0 Season is set to return with a dazzling array of musical, artistic and even gastronomic offerings. Over four Saturdays in November, S0S will be making itself at home …

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Talk: Gigamesh

You’ll recognise Gigamesh (commonly known as Matthew Thomas Marsuka) for his discerning blend of bass-laced funk, Italo-disco and indie rock jams – the same brew that’s made him hot property as a DJ, producer and remixer. Having just given us …

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WIN! Nirvana In Utero T-Shirts

In your October issue of ZIGGY, we celebrate the long and loud legacy of Nirvana’s In Utero. The band’s swansong isn’t just significant for dealing a raw and aggressive punk hand, but for its contents that see frontman Kurt Cobain …

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Talk: Mario Basanov

He may have first emerged alongside Vidis and a series of underground hits, but Mario Basanov has quickly and effectively built himself a great solo career with his deft handling of disco and deep house. His early tracks like “Up” …

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ZIGGY August: We Live Here

ZIGGY’s August edition goes back to its roots with an issue that turns lovingly homeward to also uncover the people, spaces and creative produce that define Singapore’s cultural hive. The legendary X’ho takes the cover spot alongside Arcn Templ (Vivian …

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ZIGGY x #vinyloftheday: Space Case

For the month of August, ZIGGY has headed into the homes and studios of six individuals to uncover their own creative uses of space. Whether as a breeding ground for creativity, a room for reflection, or simply storage space for …

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GAP Styld.by

Because great style starts with you, Gap launched Styld.by last year as a digital lookbook that featured everyday individuals dressing and styling themselves with Gap pieces in their own unique and personal ways. Besides working with content curators like Stereogum …

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Talk: Shelves

“Fuzzy guitars, big chords and open hearts” is how Shelves chooses to advertise itself, and barely a minute into the foursome’s highly charged and powered indie-pop, you’d have to concur. The band’s first self-titled LP was released last year, containing …

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Happening: The Butter Factory VIP XXL

Holla! It’s The Butter Factory’s first VIP party of 2013 and you bet things are gonna get XXL. Held in collaboration with Dom Pérignon, the night will be properly plated in gold and glamour, with first-rate entertainment courtesy of the …

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Ed Rec Vol. X

This year, Ed Banger Records turns a grand 10 years old, but still remains younger than most. Founded and headed by Busy P, the imprint has been key in sparking off and driving the movement and momentum of electro in …

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Happening: Super 0 Season Finale

We’ve reached the end of the first Super 0 Season, but these guys aren’t going to go without a big bang. So make your way back to Gillman Barracks this Saturday for a huge sonic feast: Singapore’s own Brendon P …

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Happening: Super 0 Season – Party 3

There’s nothing that’s gonna stop Super 0 Season, which after two excellent nights, is embarking on its third party with continued energy and enthusiasm. It’s back to Gillman Barracks this Saturday, as S0S unleashes more quality sounds from the mysterious …

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James Blake: “Overgrown”

James Blake’s sophomore, Overgrown, is shaping up to be quite a killer listen. Following the sublime single that was “Retrograde”, the producer is now unleashing the album’s title track that continues to stun in all its quiet tension and creeping …

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Happening: Super 0 Season – Party 2

Another Saturday brings another serving of Super 0 Season, the newest party series that’s all set to deliver electronic quality and credibility right to the doorstep of Gillman Barracks. Following its raw and hot debut, S0S’ sophomore happening will come …