Beats Beneath the Stars: TRIFECTA Backyard Sessions presented by Samsung

Something electrifying is about to hit Orchard Road again this weekend. Mark your calendars and cancel dinner plans, as this Saturday, 16 March 2024, at the TRIFECTA Skate Bowl, from 5pm to 12am, is the first edition of TRIFECTA Backyard Sessions presented by Samsung. This all-new live music series is going to keep laying on the heat to make Orchard Road the hub of entertainment in Singapore. 

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Featuring some of Singapore’s finest homegrown musicians, the free event follows the TRIFECTA Music Festival held last November and aims to spotlight regional and homegrown musicians through an intimate night of music and good vibes. So picture this: you and your besties sitting under the stars side by side in the TRIFECTA Skate Bowl, the rhythm and beats reverberating around you as you vibe and dance the night away. 

Meet the Lineup

Leading the charge is the enchanting pop singer-songwriter Joie Tan, whose journey from YouTube covers to international acclaim serves as a testament to her honeyed vocals and infectious charisma. Since 2008, Joie has been captivating audiences with her covers of popular songs, propelling her from the confines of her bedroom to the international stages of Singapore, New York, London, and Australia. With a passion for storytelling through song, Joie aspires to reach audiences worldwide with her soul-stirring melodies.

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After leading the Taylor Swift sing-a-long last weekend, what does Joie have in store for us this Saturday?

Crafting her own signature style, Joie’s talents have earned accolades from industry giants such as Avicii and Kygo. Endorsed in Avicii’s podcast and featured on Kygo’s billboard playlists and Tomorrowland set in 2014, Joie’s musical prowess has resonated with listeners globally.

As she approaches the third anniversary of her debut album, Joie has handpicked five tracks, to strip down and record for an acoustic EP. She invites everyone to join her on an intimate journey at TRIFECTA Backyard Sessions.

Joining her on stage is indie-rock duo Islandeer, set to unveil tracks from their upcoming EP, including single “In The Sun.” Infused with catchy melodies and captivating guitar riffs, Islandeer’s music exudes irresistible charm. Drawing inspiration from an eclectic mix of musical influences, including The Beatles, Phoenix, The Strokes, Bombay Bicycle Club, and Tame Impala, Islandeer skillfully blends elements of indie rock, modern psychedelia, and the timeless sounds of the 60s and 70s.

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Before this weekend, give Islandeer’s new single “In The Sun” a listen!

Catch a glimpse of Islandeer’s newest EP, slated for release in mid-March 2024 at TRIFECTA Backyard Sessions, where you can anticipate a fresh wave of sonic exploration from this dynamic duo.

Also set to release new music, rapper and producer Mary Sue, renowned for his distinctive sound blending gritty sample loops with introspective lyricism, is set to unveil fresh tracks from his upcoming album, “Voice Memos From A Winter In China,” at the TRIFECTA Backyard Sessions.

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Mary Sue draws inspiration from the legendary MF DOOM and Earl Sweatshirt; come down this Saturday to catch the echoes of their influence

With the album scheduled to release soon, anticipate a live rendition of new singles like “Expired Toffee,” showcasing Mary Sue’s trademark fusion of deconstructed beats and raw, confessional bars. Garnering acclaim from platforms such as NME for his 2022 debut album, “KISSES OF LIFE,” Mary Sue’s musical prowess has solidified his status as a rising star in the hip-hop realm, earning him a spot among Bandcamp’s Top 10 Hip Hop Albums of the year.

Headlining this stellar lineup is none other than Akeem Jahat, the avant-garde bilingual hip-hop artist who has captured the hearts of audiences across Southeast Asia. Following the groundbreaking success of his debut mixtape ‘SeluDOPE,’ Akeem Jahat swiftly emerged as one of the era’s most formidable MCs. His seamless blend of clever wordplay and rich Asian cultural elements has garnered widespread acclaim, solidifying his reputation as a visionary amongst hip-hop heads.

With his magnetic presence and tunes that hit different no matter your gender or age, Akeem Jahat’s music will resonate with you. So get hyped to experience his unmatched talent live at TRIFECTA Backyard Sessions!

Closing out the TRIFECTA Backyard Sessions at the afterparty are the beloved local favourites, Eatmepoptart. With DJ weelikeme at the helm, you are in for a whirlwind of a time with an eclectic selection, spanning from indie rock to 80s pop, and also house beats to punk anthems and everything in between.

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From Mosaic Music Festival, Baybeats, Laneway Festival Singapore and Good Vibes, be sure to catch Eatmepoptart at the afterparty this weekend

For the past 18 years, Eatmepoptart has been lighting up dancefloors with their infectious energy, leaving their mark on the local and regional festival circuit. So stick around for the afterparty as Eatmepoptart is set to vibe out with you into the night at TRIFECTA Backyard Sessions. 

With a lineup this electrifying, TRIFECTA Backyard Sessions is sure to be a sign of many more evenings of good vibes in Orchard Road. So mark your calendars, rally your friends, and prepare to lose yourself in the rhythm of the night.

Giveaways & More

In addition to the thrilling lineup of musical acts, you are in for an extra treat! I’m sure you’re wondering, ‘What does Samsung have to do with TRIFECTA Backyard Sessions?’ But by RSVPing on the TRIFECTA Backyard Sessions website and going down this Saturday for the series’ debut, you stand a chance to win the latest Samsung Galaxy devices, including the new Galaxy S24+, Tab S9 FE WiFi, and Buds2 Pro. 

But that’s not all — beyond music, TRIFECTA is committed to cultivating Singapore’s youth culture through various avenues such as art, music, media, and entrepreneurship. Collaborating with a diverse community of youth and collaborators, TRIFECTA aims to shape a dynamic and inclusive cultural community that reflects the vibrancy of Singapore’s creative scene.

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Multi-disciplinary Artist Dawn Ang, also known as Aeropalmics, with the Samsung x TRIFECTA Mural outside the Surf Arena

So in collaboration with Samsung, TRIFECTA is furthering its efforts to uplift local talent and creatives. One notable example is the recent partnership with local artist and #TeamGalaxy creator, Aeropalmics, for a commissioned art piece facing TRIFECTA’s Surf Arena. This impressive mural depicts the symbiotic relationship between art, technology, and everyday life.

The mural is a visual representation of how Galaxy AI empowers users to streamline everyday tasks, granting them more time to pursue their passions — whether it’s creating the next chart-topping hit or mastering board sports. Through a captivating blend of nature, skateboarding characters, and local dishes, the mural encapsulates an ecosystem of life, art, and technology, inspiring all who encounter it to embrace their creative potential.

Samsung is also bringing the epic Shot Experience to TRIFECTA Backyard Sessions. You will have the unique opportunity to test out the all-new Galaxy S24 Series and utilise Galaxy AI to enhance every shot of their favourite acts and capture unforgettable moments.

TRIFECTA Backyard Sessions

🗓️Date: 16 March 2024
📍Location: TRIFECTA Skate Bowl
💲Price: Free admission
⏰Opening Hours: 5pm to 12am

Ready to immerse yourself in an evening of electrifying music and creative expression? Don’t miss out on the TRIFECTA Backyard Sessions presented by Samsung! RSVP now on the TRIFECTA Backyard Sessions website for a chance to win the latest Samsung Galaxy devices, 

Experience the ultimate fusion of art, music, and culture at TRIFECTA’s skate bowl, and join in on celebrating Singapore’s vibrant creative community. See you there!

Visuals courtesy of TRIFECTA Singapore.

Jeffrey Lee

A Singaporean raised abroad, you might want to see Jeffrey's different take on things — especially if you frequently find yourself swinging around a climbing gym or with a crossword in hand.

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