IT’S A NEW DAWN
FRI 6 Feb 2015
with weelikeme & KiDG
DOORS OPEN AT 9PM
It’s a new dawn,
It’s a new day,
It’s a new life.
Let’s start our year proper with a huge rock n’ roll mess! We’re really excited to announce that we will be taking our shock rock to a brand new residency at the smokin’ hot venue kyo.
As we mark the new year with new beginnings, a new playground and a brand new playlist, the Poptart duo of weelikeme & KiDG crank up a gear and bring to the dancefloor a basket filled with the juciest selection of indie rock, electro, punk, indietronic, power pop and the occasional guilty pleasures.
So bring out your protective gear and comfy shoes, as things are gonna get rough and sweaty in the basement!
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Admission: $20 for ladies, $25 for men (incl. 1 drink)
To book a table: firstname.lastname@example.org or call +65 8299 8735
kyo is located at: 133 Cecil Street, #B102, Keck Seng Tower, Singapore 069535
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Happy 2015! We are really looking forward to the year with a new residency, new opportunities, and a fresh new playlist for the dancefloor.
Thank you all for the support you’ve given us during our break and we can’t wait to see you again when we jumpstart our parties in February. Meanwhile, we hope you enjoy this mixtape, our first (of many, hopefully) for the year!
NEVER LOSE THAT FEELING – Adrian / weelikeme
YOUR LOVE WILL SET YOU FREE
mixed by weelikeme
The Knocks – Classic (feat. Powers)
Hey Champ – Dominoes
RAC Feat Speak – I Should’ve Guessed
LANY – Made in Hollywood
Stumbleine – Exit Sandman
Saint Raymond – Wildheart
Great Good Fine Ok – You’re the One for Me
Seoul – Stay With Us
Banks – Beggin’ For Thread
Kero Kero Bonito – Intro Bonito
Belle and Sebastian – The Party Line
Peace – Lost on Me
La Roux – Sexotheque
Northeast Party House – Fake Friends
Last Lynx – Curtains
School Of Seven Bells – I Got Knocked Down (But I’ll Get Up)
Citizens! – Lighten Up
New Build – Look In Vein
Olympic Ayres – We Can Learn
Real Lies – North Circular
Secret Company – Saviour
Max Frost – Paranoia
Coasts – Let Go
TV On The Radio – Happy Idiot
Eliot Sumner – Information
The Hearts – Lips (from May)
Bear In Heaven – Time Between
Martin Mey – One Time Too Many
Beacon – Fault Lines
Caribou – Julia Brightly
Happy New Year! Here’s a playlist of our pick of the top 100 tracks 2014. Play this loud somewhere with many people
This year has been really interesting for music. We were blown away by so many releases from a multitude of genres, picking the top 10 wasn’t an easy feat. But nonetheless, here are the ones that were closest to our heart. Happy holidays and we hope 2015 will be just as exciting!
1) Future Islands – Singles
The world noticed Baltimore’s Future Islands after their performance of ‘Seasons (Waiting on You)’ on Letterman set the internet ablaze, where frontman Samuel T. Herring, the least-looking rock n roll dude became an unlikely hero to all of us with his antics so sincere and pure. That spirit resides all over in Singles, a gorgeous album of synth-infused pop, complete with the dramatics and pure emotions to win us over. Hands-down the best album of the year.
2) Pure X – Angels
The opening track ‘Starlight’ sets the mood, and pace, for a gorgeous album of 70s slow jams & psychedelia infused laid back rock. Sounding like a perfect tribute to the old heroes of 70s and 80s, and coupled with the wispy falsetto-driven vocals of Nate Grace, the steadily-paced Angels stood out as one of the albums we thoroughly enjoyed this year.
3) SOHN – Tremors
The one-man act Toph Taylor – AKA SOHN, won our hearts with the delicious pop album Tremors. A collection of what one might call a modern electronic take on R&B, the album is filled with some of the sweetest production and melodramatic harmonies we’ve heard all year.
4) Jessie Ware – Tough Love
The follow up to the impressive Devotion, Jessie Ware’s sophomore effort is one of the best pop albums of the year. The whole album is filled with emotions, wonderful breathy vocals, and a incredible sense of longing. Topping it off with a clean, crisp and direct production, Tough Love took us to a heavenly place we didn’t want to leave. Ever.
5) Caribou – Our Love
If there is an album this year that gives two middle fingers to the mass-produced, recycled, over-hyped silly music we all fondly know as EDM, Our Love would be that. Dan Snaith’s seventh studio album is the pièce de résistance that has wowed dancefloors and given a the world little reminder that there is a whole universe of great less-silly electronic music out there.
6) Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence
The downbeat sophomore album digs deeper and for a whole length of the album, puts us in a spellbind with a superb storytelling weave and mesmerising production. While characters, plots and emotions unfold, we can’t help but get sucked into this world of joy, sorrow, heartbreak by Lana Del Rey’s perfect vocals and all that 70mm nostalgia.
7) Warpaint – Warpaint
Although it took a while for the album to grow on us, but as they say about good things, it did come to us. With the sultry vocals and contrasting sometimes aggresive lyrics, and a raw yet magical production reminiscent of the trip-hop signatures of Massive Attack, dream-like sequences of Cocteau Twins, and even some disco for good measure. The concoction works like a charm in Warpaint’s second album, and like a great book, this album is tough to put down!
8) Jungle – Jungle
The UK duo of Josh and Tim, delivers an album that defined our summer. A alchemy of funk, soul, house, melodic pop, and their oh-so-sweet falsetto vocal harmonies. Perfect with a jug of Sangria and a sunny day!
9) Royal Blood – Royal Blood
Royal Blood was everything we wanted from a rock album we this year- noise, power chords, fun riffs, big-lung vocals, blood, sweat and guts, headbanging its way to 2014’s party playlist!
10) TV On The Radio – Seeds
Seeds is TV on the Radio’s fifth album and their first sans bassist Gerard Smith, who passed away in 2011. There is a clear shift from their previous styles, and this album will appease most old fans and win many new ones as well. With more distinct pop sensibilities while retaining their own charm and fun, Seeds is as entertaining as it is a musical marvel.
Hello, the past three years at Zouk have been an incredible journey. We had some of the wildest parties ever at Velvet Underground and the Zouk main room and made so many new friends during our time there. But as you guys might have heard at the party on 15 November, we bid goodbye to Zouk and will be moving on to newer pastures.
Firstly we would like to thank the management at Zouk Singapore for giving us a home for the past three years. We had such a superb time there. The support you gave us was top-notch. Thank you Zouk, live long and prosper.
We would also like to show some love to the guests who have been so kind to perform with us- our KL cousins Twilight Actiongirl, the Parisien riotgrrls The Plastiscines, and the wonderful headliners at our birthdays Clock Opera & Au Revoir Simone, you added such magic to our nights and all of you were amazing people to work with.
Lastly, we would like to say a huge huge THANK YOU to all of you who have come to our parties at one point or another over the years, drank with us, flashed your pearly whites at the photographers, screamed at the top of your lungs to The XX, crowd surfed (and got thrown out by the bouncers), threw up on the dancefloor, made out on the dancefloor, danced silly on the dancefloor & shook our hands at the end of the night. Without all you Popettes, we wouldn’t even have a party to begin with. Thank you for the support, we love every single one of you (even those who requested for Hardwell), we love that you enjoy our music. Each and every one of you inspire us to keep going on.
However, this is not the end. As much as we are sad to part ways with Zouk, we are equally excited about our future. Over the coming weeks, keep your eyes and ears peeled as we will be announcing our upcoming plans for 2015. We promise more dancefloor magic, crazy parties and mad love. We can’t wait to share them with you!
In the meantime, stay out of trouble, and, ya know…NEVER LOSE THAT FEELING.