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Spotify Turns 5 In Singapore: Learning More About Singaporeans’ Musical Tastes Daily

From aptly named playlist, Hazed & Confused (a pun on the Singapore haze season) to We Are Singapore (dedicated to Singapore’s National Day), Spotify has become quite the cornerstone of the local music scene – and to think we probably would not have fathomed as such, five years ago! Introduced to Singapore in 2013, Spotify came to be quite the fanfare of many – mostly as it was one of the first of its kind in new age music streaming services to enter the Southeast Asian region. Starting out with a small set of music in its digital catalogue, it…
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Valentine’s Day As Told By Local Musicians

Come February 14, some of us may be disappointed with a sad sight in town: it’s the time of the year where couples try the hardest to impress their partners on this special day with insta-worthy outfits, bouquets of roses, and trendy LED-lit helium balloons… the inexhaustible list goes on. Interestingly enough, romance happens to be quite an abstract concept – so much so, that we express or find these heart-wrenching emotions in music. This year, we have compiled our favourite love songs from our local musicians in a Spotify playlist. So gather your single ladies and men, and scream…
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Can Ariana Grande’s “Dangerous Woman” Conquer Summer 2016?

“I’ve made my decision, to test my limits” After a painfully-extended promotional run, pop’ music’s four-octave fave Ariana Grande has finally released her third full-length album, “Dangerous Woman”. The album is preceded by the singles “Dangerous Woman” and “Into You”, along with many other bops that we’ll get to later. The wait for #AG3 could have been a lot shorter. After scrapping 2015’s “Focus” over online criticism about it sounding too similar to her 2014 Iggy Azalea collab “Problem”, Ariana took a few months off to realign her chakras, lick some donuts, and post more cryptic tweets, Snapchats, and Instagrams as punishment for our audacity…
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The Heart Wants Selena Gomez: From Disney To The Indoor Stadium

Remember the time when a baby-faced Selena Gomez was part of the Disney DNA? Back when she was (mildly) overshadowed by (then-) BFFs Demi Lovato and Miley Cyrus? Well this Disney child star has come a long way and proves that she deserves to be in the spotlight. Selena Gomez has come a long way since her Disney days. Since starting out on “Barney & Friends”, she showed that she has a knack for music as well as acting. She moved on and shined as the lead in Disney’s “Wizards of Waverly Place” playing the sassy witch-in-training Alex Russo, where…
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Tech Brief: McDonald’s Brings VR to Kids, Singtel Woos Spotify Fans, Tech Supergiant Defies FBI

Welcome to Tech Brief, your weekly wrap-up on all that’s happened in the tech and startup industries this week!  This week, McDonald’s attempts to take over the faces of your children with its gaudy, oily Happy Meal boxes (all in the name of tech), local telco Singtel announces a VERY ATTRACTIVE price plan for Spotify subscribers and music lovers in general, Code School offers free online lessons on coding this weekend, Apple joined by its pals in its “f*ck the popo” saga, and more, all in this week’s Tech Brief, right here on DANamic.ORG! McDonald’s is about to take over…
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Tech Brief: Spotify Floats Into The Cloud, Snapchat Celebrates Birthdays, and Two-Eyed Smartphones

Welcome to Tech Brief, your weekly wrap-up on all that’s happened in the tech and startup industries this week!  This week, we’ve got stories of Spotify joining the Google Cloud, Snapchat and Facebook both trying to make your birthday even better, literal cyber-bullying, two-eyed smartphones, and more; all in this week’s Tech Brief right here on DANamic.ORG!   Spotify Goes Up, Up, and into Google Cloud Music streaming giant Spotify has announced that it’s moving all its data centers from across Scandinavia, the US, and the UK right up into the cloud computing services operated by Google. That’s a huge paycheck for…
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The One-Size-Fits-All O Level Results Playlist

It’s that time of the year again. The culmination of 4 years or more of hard work to produce one single sheet of paper with mostly numbers printed on it. It’s the beginning of many dreaded Chinese New Year conversations and varying parental disappointment (because Asian parents are never satisfied). But it’s also the reward for many nights upon nights of intense mugging, the sacrificing of social lives and hobbies, the many hours of carpal tunnel-esque pain. That’s right – the O Level results are out. To put all the students who have collected their results in the right mood, we’ve carefully…
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The DANamic.ORG Writers Pick the Best of 2015

We’re just a few days shy of the new year, and what better way to look back at the year past than through music! 2015 has been an interesting year for the pop scene, with big-name acts (Adele, One Direction, Justin Bieber) all holding off their projects till the end of the year. The heavy fourth quarter has seen fresh faces (Alessia Cara, Halsey, Fetty Wap) emerge with relative ease in the earlier part of the year, with these newbies being thrust to the top of the summer charts. Even with its lukewarm first half, 2015 has turned out to be a pretty good year. In our…
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The Pop-piest Christmas Playlist Ever

We’ve put together a Spotify playlist for your Christmas party/last-minute Christmas shopping/Boxing Day hangover. Do we really need to explain this any further? “The Pop-piest Christmas Playlist Ever” is divided into three acts; starting with the Divas, featuring the likes of Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Destiny’s Child, and Kelly Clarkson, before moving on to the Geeks, namely Pentatonix, Tori Kelly, Taylor Swift, Straight No Chaser, and Glee, and ending with the Classics, icons such as Tony Bennett, Celine Dion, Michael Bublé, and icons-in-the-making Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga! 25 tracks for 25th December. Merry Christmas!
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The Laneway 2016 Freshie Orientation Playlist

Playlist prepared by Hannah Halim and Jovi Ho Never heard of the acts playing at Laneway Festival 2016? Worried that you might be called out for not knowing the songs? The DANamic.ORG Team is here to save you from potential faux pas and to transform you from basic human to basic human who knows 20+ more songs! Introducing “The Laneway 2016 Freshie Orientation”. We’ve already completed most of the work needed for your transformation; all you have to do is put the playlist below on repeat until 30th January 2016! Easy, right? We’ve got the likes of Shamir, CHVRCHES, The 1975, Grimes, Riot…
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