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Welcome to the Music vertical! Here you will find the latest news on the music world and all its antics, musings on the latest releases from your favourite local and international acts, and discover our constant internal struggle as self-conscious advocates for quality pop music.

Jasmine Sokko Rises to Top 15 in ‘Rave Now’ <<即刻电音 >>

Jasmine Sokko Rises to Top 15 in ‘Rave Now’ <<即刻电音 >>

Jasmine Sokko rises to the top 15 in China’s hottest electronic music reality show <<即刻电音 Rave Now>>. The online reality show pits electronic music producers through weekly elimination rounds, with the winner earning the prestigious honour of performing at Tomorrowland 2019 at Boom, Belgium. Performing her winning number ‘1057’ with a refreshed look that charmed all three celebrity mentors, Jasmine Sokko once again showcased her musical diversity with an up-tempo production. The performance also saw her masterfully incorporating Lay Zhang’s vocal sample into an original single, winning his vote of confidence. Lay Zhang remarked on Jasmine’s impeccable knack for top-line…
Quick Beats: Music Events for January 2019

Quick Beats: Music Events for January 2019

The year has only just begun, but music events in Singapore for the first month of 2019 are already in full swing! To save you from scouring through the internet – and from information overload – we’ve come up with a list of concerts that will be taking place this month so you won’t miss out on your favourite music acts. 12 Jan – The Vienna Boys Choir: Fly With Me The world-renowned Vienna Boys Choir returns to Singapore for a special one-night only concert. Singaporeans can show their support for local talent as well – among their choristers are…
Spotify Wrapped reveals Singapore’s most streamed artists

Spotify Wrapped reveals Singapore’s most streamed artists

Spotify’s annual wrapped campaign reveal the most streamed songs and artists that we loved in 2018. As the year draws to a close, this is a great opportunity for you to look back on the year and reminisce on the music that you have replayed time and again, or discover new favourites along the way. Some of the artists who made it to the list may surprise you, as well as those who did not. Without further ado, here are some of the major highlights of our streaming habits: Most Streamed Artists (Singapore) While the most streamed artist globally is…
DANAMIC’s Top 10 K-pop Bops of 2018

DANAMIC’s Top 10 K-pop Bops of 2018

In the year of 2018, Korean producers and artists alike have proven one universal truth: that one does not need to understand the Korean language to enjoy K-pop. Pushing every musical boundary that ever existed, the music has easily won us over with its catchy tunes and addictive lyrics. With a wide range of genres such as hip-hop, synth-pop, R&B, and EDM, 2018 has seen both emerging Korean artists and veterans achieve commercial success through a mash-up of genres to create these upbeat bops that are hard to miss. To celebrate a year of ground-breaking musical accomplishments and reinvention like…
Spreading The Good Cheer: 12 Christmas Songs You Need In Your Playlist This Holiday

Spreading The Good Cheer: 12 Christmas Songs You Need In Your Playlist This Holiday

Christmas lights, Black Friday sales, shopping for gifts, and gathering with family and friends – the holiday season is in full swing! That also means it’s time to get yourself a good Christmas playlist. This year, we present you with both religious and romantic Christmas songs across a range of genres to get you into the festive mood. O Come, O Come Emmanuel – Pentatonix (2014) This simply-arranged poignant tune is sure to set the mood this Christmas. Carol of the Bells – Lindsey Stirling (2017) Acclaimed violinist and artist Lindsey Stirling presents a mesmerizing take to this timeless masterpiece.…
Local Musician Jasmine Sokko Steals the Limelight in China’s EDM Talent Show, <<即刻电音 Rave Now>>

Local Musician Jasmine Sokko Steals the Limelight in China’s EDM Talent Show, <<即刻电音 Rave Now>>

Singapore’s rising singer-producer Jasmine Sokko makes her first foray into China with her participation in the country’s hottest electronic music reality show, <<即刻电音 Rave Now>>. The online reality show will pit electronic music producers through weekly elimination rounds, with the winner earning the prestigious honour of performing at the world’s biggest dance music festival, Tomorrowland 2019. Celebrity mentors include Mando-popstar Lay Zhang 张艺兴 (member of K-pop group EXO), electronic pop starlet Laure Shang 尚雯婕, Chinese singer/actor Wowkie Zhang 大张伟 and Norwegian super star DJ Alan Walker. Jasmine Sokko won over celebrity mentors Lay Zhang and Alan Walker during her debut appearance…
Electropop local musician Edson Charntor releases new party track ‘You’

Electropop local musician Edson Charntor releases new party track ‘You’

Aspiring pop musician Edson Charntor (real name Edson Chong), released his latest single ‘You’ last week (30 November). Charntor’s first single, ‘Freedom’, gained unexpected popularity on Spotify, sitting on 140,000 streams with 3,000 saves. While ‘Freedom’ reflected his desire to enjoy freedom before adult responsibilities set in, Charntor revealed that ‘You’ is the “banger” in his upcoming EP and has no deeper meaning beyond wanting to party with someone. ‘You’ has a catchy and repetitive beat, and the lyrics are not easily discernible amidst the background music. This could be intentional as Charntor explained that the mood of the song is…
ZoukOut 2018: Power-Packed Line-up From Dusk To Dawn

ZoukOut 2018: Power-Packed Line-up From Dusk To Dawn

ZoukOut is back for its 18th edition with a smashing line-up and an all-new boutique dining experience on 1 December 2018! Themed ‘The Interplanetary Voyage‘, this year’s ZoukOut stage is set to be a vision that will awe the crowd with its grandeur and futuristic elements – against the backdrop of Siloso Beach Sentosa. An artist impression of this year’s ZoukOut Set Design. Spanning 36 meters wide and 20 meters tall, the ZoukOut stage will be modelled after Zouk’s iconic lighting fixture, the ‘mothership’. Made to resemble an intricate spacecraft, the structure will be tiled with reflective steel panels, metallic…
The Show Still Goes On: Judas Priest Brings Firepower Tour to Singapore with Special Guests Babymetal

The Show Still Goes On: Judas Priest Brings Firepower Tour to Singapore with Special Guests Babymetal

British heavy metal powerhouse Judas Priest will be making its highly anticipated return in Singapore as part of its Firepower tour, with special guests Babymetal, next month on 4 December 2018 at [email protected] Singapore! There are few heavy metal bands that have managed to scale the heights that Judas Priest has during their 40-year career. Originally formed during the early ’70s in Birmingham, England, Judas Priest currently consists of Rob Halford on vocals, guitarists Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing, bassist Ian Hall and Scott Travis on drums. Judas Priest is responsible for some of the heavy metal genre’s most influential landmark albums…
A Shipmate’s Log: Reminiscing It’s The Ship 2018

A Shipmate’s Log: Reminiscing It’s The Ship 2018

The Genting Dream – It’s The Ship 2018 Departure: Singapore, 4 November 1500 Stopover: Phuket, 5 November 1900 Day 1 – Singapore: 4 November 2018, 1300hrs The massive Genting Dream cruise ship looms over the Marina Bay Cruise Centre as I pulled up. I don’t remember ever feeling this insignificant in my life. It was just two months ago when I made the decision to come aboard for It’s The Ship 2018. I barely listen to any electronic dance music (EDM), hadn’t been to a club in over a year, and had a paper to sit for just two days after…
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