weelikeme: The 11th Annual Poptart Peenote.

weelikeme: The 11th Annual Poptart Peenote.

Sep 17, 2016 |  by  |  Feature

We’re one week away from Poptart’s 11th Birthday Party! Today, weelikeme expresses himself through the customary annual Poptart peenote. 

Hi everyone! Over the years, we have pushed the Poptart birthday parties later and later in the year until we kinda lapped a year. So here’s a little trivia for you: technically we should be celebrating our 12th birthday this year. However, a solid reason to have some some fun definitely outweighs the chronological accuracies.
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Speaking of ‘fun’, that was the main reason we started Poptart. We wanted a home for our weirdo friends, and their weirdo friends, to gather and go full-silly without being judged or scorned. Our music wasn’t exactly novel or credible, but look underneath that layer of fun, it was a soundtrack that had a strong bond to our salad days. Every time Nirvana, Pulp, Weezer or Sonic Youth played out in full volume over crappy speakers, it would strike a nerve in us. I can still recall the first time I put on Pulp’s ‘Different Class’ and Blur’s ‘Parklife’, and hearing it again would take me back to a past life rich with joy, heartbreak, struggles, and teen-fuelled angst. That was what we wanted our crowd to feel and go beyond a somewhat meaningless club-life of binge-drinking, partying, and dragging your half-functional body home after the lights come on. I guess the plan worked, we had a room full of alternate versions of ourselves, who went through life soundtracked by the Poptart playlists. Track after track struck a chord. Behind the screams and the silly dances, a different personal memory triggers inside every beautiful creature on the dancefloor.pt130805-233

Eleven years on, our ideals haven’t changed much. The music has been somewhat evolved to keep up with the times, but the emotions are no different from the ones we felt when we started more than a decade ago. Although we have seen a few generations of kids at the parties, despite the rise of douchbaggery champagne-popping fist-bumping bro culture that has been so embraced in the mainstream clubbing, we have been very fortunate that everyone we’ve met so far over the years have had the same respectful and kind qualities, regardless of their music and styles tastes.
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So ahead of our milestone 11th birthday party (actually 12th but fuck la nevermind), remember this: Poptart is, and always has been, a celebration of each and every one of you. We have been very lucky to have seen generations at the Poptart dancefloor go crazy, felt something, and ended the night with a pleasant memory. It is because of you we have made it this far and it only takes me to recall every nice word someone said to us, every encouraging message you sent us, and the sight of the satisfactory grins of every misfit on the dancefloor, that keep us pushing on to have Poptart carry on for as long as you want us around. We love you for who you are and don’t ever change that.

#neverlosethatfeeling
#pt10 

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ROCK ‘N’ ROLL HIGH SCHOOL: 11 YEARS OF POPTART happens on
SAT 24 SEPTEMBER 2016, with weelikeme & KiDG at:

OverEasy Orchard
541 Orchard Road, #01-01
Liat Towers, Singapore 238881

DRESS UP: TOO SCHOOL FOR COOL!!

KiDG: My Poptart Memory

KiDG: My Poptart Memory

Sep 16, 2016 |  by  |  Feature

Ahead of Poptart’s 11th Birthday Party, we will be posting some stories to mark our milestone event. First in line is Poptart resident KiDG (also known to the government as Robin). A key member of the squad these days, Robin speaks up about some fond memories of the parties since he played his first gig for Poptart four years ago:

The first time I played for Poptart was on the 18th of August, 2012. I can remember it being a Saturday and the eve of Hari Raya. I was roped in, together with DJ Rachel, to fill in as both Jinmart and Jah couldn’t make it due to the public holiday. The party was supposed to be held at Velvet Underground, but due to some changes, it was shifted to the main room at Zouk.
poptart-flyerThat last minute shift in venue threw me a pretty huge curveball. I can’t deny that I had butterflies in my stomach when we found out it was at Zouk. And this wasn’t even in the usual console area where the DJs would play. They actually erected a stage for us! Needless to say both Rachel & I were like literally struggling with stage fright. Never would we ever imagine ourselves DJing in front of so many people, and there we were up there, spinning at Zouk’s main room. That feeling was unreal.
poptart-adrian-rachel-robinTime flies when you’re having fun, and as Poptart celebrates its 11th anniversary this September, so I’ve realized that it’s also been 4 years now I’ve been with the crew. Every single Poptart has always held special personal memories, from seeing how the crowd reacted to Disclosure’s version of “Hotline Bling”, to having the cops pulled the plug on us on our first nite at Kyo, it’s been a wild and enjoyable ride. So thank you so much for roping me in on this incredible journey, Adrian! Never lose that feeling indeed!

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL HIGH SCHOOL: 11 YEARS OF POPTART happens on SAT 24 SEPTEMBER 2016, with weelikeme & KiDG at:
OverEasy Orchard
541 Orchard Road, #01-01
Liat Towers, Singapore 238881

DRESS UP!! TOO SCHOOL FOR COOL!!

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL HIGH SCHOOL / 11 YEARS OF POPTART

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL HIGH SCHOOL / 11 YEARS OF POPTART

Sep 16, 2016 |  by  |  Party

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL HIGH SCHOOL
11 YEARS OF POPTART
SAT 24 SEPTEMBER 2016
with weelikeme & KiDG
OverEasy Orchard
9pm – late


Dress Code: Too School for Cool

Attention misfit kids! You are all required to turn up for the Poptart Rock ‘n’ Roll High School 11th Birthday Dance-a-thon. Please Make sure your shirts are untucked, your pants are torn, your skirts are not regulation, your hair is messy and unkempt, your makeup is over-the-top, and your smell fantastic.

Your student leaders weelikeme & KiDG will be your chaperones for the night. They will be schooling you on the dangers of indie rock, electro, punk, indietronic, power pop and guilty pleasures. By the way, danger is good. It’s very very good.

Please dress your worst, but stay comfortable as the dancefloor dance-off is going to a strenuous and enduring but highly educational affair. Remember to be nice to your fellow school-mates, and don’t forget to hydrate yourselves at all times.
Attendance is of course, compulsory.

#PT11
#neverlosethatfeeling

Illustration by: UltraaViolets

OverEasy Orchard is located at:
541 Orchard Road, #01-01
Liat Towers, Singapore 238881

REBEL YELL / Sat 27 Aug / Koi Izakaya

REBEL YELL / Sat 27 Aug / Koi Izakaya

Aug 16, 2016 |  by  |  Event, Party

REBEL YELL
SAT 27 AUG 2016
with weelikeme & KiDG
Koi Izakaya
9pm to late

Calling all Defenders of the Faith! A dark march lies ahead, together we will ride, like thunder from the sky!

Burn the bridge behind you and join the fellow soldiers weelikeme & KiDG, sail over the seas without fear, and battle out in the arena of hard rock, alt rock, punk rock, hair metal, glam rock, psychedelic rock, riot grrrl, indie rock, nu nu nu rock and little soft rock, and pamper yourself with some of the finest mead in the land.

So let the Rebel Yell battle horn lead you to Rock n Roll Valhalla!

free entry

#RebelYellSG

Koi Izakaya is located at:
9 Haji Lane
Singapore 189202
facebook.com/koihajilane

REBEL YELL / Fri 22 July / Koi Izakaya

REBEL YELL / Fri 22 July / Koi Izakaya

Jul 19, 2016 |  by  |  Event

REBEL YELL
FRI 22 JULY 2016
with weelikeme & KiDG
Koi Izakaya
9pm to late

Once again, we are raising some hell and bringing out our fire-spouting air guitars to the mosh fest!

Your rock warriors weelikeme & KiDG will roll out the monster truck of shameless hard rock, alt rock, punk rock, hair metal, glam rock, psychedelic rock, riot grrrl, indie rock, nu nu nu rock and a little soft rock to speed you into the highway of doom.

Turn it up to eleven, raise those fists and power shred your way into the Rebel Yell abyss!

free entry

#RebelYellSG

Koi Izakaya is located at:
9 Haji Lane
Singapore 189202
facebook.com/koihajilane