Nightlife in Singapore has always been abundant. But all that is nightlife is not just trashy ah beng tiu-tiu music. Here's a peak into the sophisticated part of nightlife in the city, there are swanky nightclubs that don't cost an arm and a leg on the list, a rooftop club, an indie dance part in a club, and a myriad of international electronic acts that have graced our shores.
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For a different sort of club experience, there's Loof. A rooftop bar that has seen some of the best electronic acts perform. Instead of the dim settings of a club and/or the flashy lights, you'll find lush green walls and foliage at Loof. Come on get your party on, on a rooftop, surrounded by greenery.
Synonymous with the Rinse FM station and the brand and subculture behind it, the origins of illegal broadcasts and guerrilla tactics has largely influenced his sound. Flying the flag of the UK garage scene, it's DJs like Oneman who help embed these sounds into the consciousness of a clubbing generation who narrowly missed it.
Your regular indie rock/electronica dance party, Kicks! features your favourite indie anthems from Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Foals and many more. It goes on till the wee hours so fist pump your way to the dance floor and get cracking, start dancing!
Datdatdat ft. Applebottom
Young and talented, his passion for Classic, House and Disco is influential in his music and through his productions. Come down to Home Club for this exciting set, plus only for the night: free entry for ladies, yo. It's Valentine's Day.
987 RSVP: The Pre-Party FMFA 2014
Before you head to one of the biggest festivals in Southeast Asia next month, here's a party to get you into the mood. Held at the swanky Kyo, it will be a night of drinks, games, music and a chance to win some attractive prizes. Get your party on! RSVP for an invite by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Described as the 'biggest, noisiest, busiest, handsomest bar' in the Ann Siang area, it is for chilling, it is for drinking, and it also throws some of the more happening parties around. Gem Bar holds regular music nights that hosts some heavyweights in the local electronic scene.
Darker Than Wax: Beats N Beyond
Singapore's highly respected label Darker Than Wax will be curating a music night every month at Gem Bar. Debuting this month, the January instalment features Maxx Mortimer from New Zealand and Archie Dennis Balfour from Indonesia, along with some names from the label.
Para//el x DJ Kicks: John Talabot
Making his Singapore debut this month is Spanish DJ and producer, John Talabot. You've seen him at SXSW and Boiler Room, now let loose to his tunes from debut full-length album ƒIN when he appears at Zouk with resident DJ Adrian Wee.
Blu Jaz Cafe | Blu Jaz Lounge | Blu Jaz Space
Yeah just because it says 'Jaz' in the name, doesn't mean it's all just jazz happening at this popular Arab Street hangout. Choose your seating area wisely - everything above the first floor offers a different vibe and sort of music. Keep tabs on the happenings at Bandwagon.
Midnight Shift Reprise: Redshape
Returning to Singapore is the man in the red mask. Having already impressed many the last time he was here in 2012, this newcomer in the techno scene combines his timeless, rugged brand of Detroit-style electronics with a leaning towards cinematic aesthetics.