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Electropop local musician Edson Charntor releases new party track ‘You’

Aspiring pop musician Edson Charntor (real name Edson Chong), released his latest single ‘You’ last week (30 November). Charntor’s first single, ‘Freedom’, gained unexpected popularity on Spotify, sitting on 140,000 streams with 3,000 saves. While ‘Freedom’ reflected his desire to enjoy freedom before adult responsibilities set in, Charntor revealed that ‘You’ is the “banger” in his upcoming EP and has no deeper meaning beyond wanting to party with someone. ‘You’ has a catchy and repetitive beat, and the lyrics are not easily discernible amidst the background music. This could be intentional as Charntor explained that the mood of the song is…

ZoukOut 2018: Power-Packed Line-up From Dusk To Dawn

ZoukOut is back for its 18th edition with a smashing line-up and an all-new boutique dining experience on 1 December 2018! Themed ‘The Interplanetary Voyage‘, this year’s ZoukOut stage is set to be a vision that will awe the crowd with its grandeur and futuristic elements – against the backdrop of Siloso Beach Sentosa. An artist impression of this year’s ZoukOut Set Design. Spanning 36 meters wide and 20 meters tall, the ZoukOut stage will be modelled after Zouk’s iconic lighting fixture, the ‘mothership’. Made to resemble an intricate spacecraft, the structure will be tiled with reflective steel panels, metallic…

The Show Still Goes On: Judas Priest Brings Firepower Tour to Singapore with Special Guests Babymetal

British heavy metal powerhouse Judas Priest will be making its highly anticipated return in Singapore as part of its Firepower tour, with special guests Babymetal, next month on 4 December 2018 at [email protected] Singapore! There are few heavy metal bands that have managed to scale the heights that Judas Priest has during their 40-year career. Originally formed during the early ’70s in Birmingham, England, Judas Priest currently consists of Rob Halford on vocals, guitarists Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing, bassist Ian Hall and Scott Travis on drums. Judas Priest is responsible for some of the heavy metal genre’s most influential landmark albums…

A Shipmate’s Log: Reminiscing It’s The Ship 2018

The Genting Dream – It’s The Ship 2018 Departure: Singapore, 4 November 1500 Stopover: Phuket, 5 November 1900 Day 1 – Singapore: 4 November 2018, 1300hrs The massive Genting Dream cruise ship looms over the Marina Bay Cruise Centre as I pulled up. I don’t remember ever feeling this insignificant in my life. It was just two months ago when I made the decision to come aboard for It’s The Ship 2018. I barely listen to any electronic dance music (EDM), hadn’t been to a club in over a year, and had a paper to sit for just two days after…

Giveaway: Relive The Best of George Michael This December

With over 100 million records sold worldwide – including 11 British No.1 singles, 8 British No.1 albums and 6 U.S. No.1 singles – George Michael was one of the greatest musical talents of our time who had gone too soon. Held at The Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands for two nights only, ‘Faith & Freedom: The Music of George Michael’ will provide fans with a rare opportunity to experience the music of the legendary pop icon once again. The 90-minute orchestral concert aims to take the audience on a mesmerizing journey through George’s career. The set list will include…

If You Could Only Bring 5 Things for It’s The Ship… What Would It Be?

For all the lucky ones (including us!) who will be going for It’s The Ship’s party cruise, you get to leave behind your worries and responsibilities for four glorious days. On top of that, you get to meet like-minded music fans who have travelled across the world just to attend Asia’s largest music festival on sea and meet their favourite artists up close. Before you get too excited about the trip, we’re here to remind you of 5 essential things that you definitely need to prepare for this trip of a lifetime! Official Documents Let’s get the basics out of the…

Hello, Halloween: 15 Songs You Need In Your Halloween Party’s Playlist

Ordered a cute Halloween costume from Hot Topic, check; watched countless YouTube videos to perfect that Halloween look, check; carved a pumpkin, check; bought Halloween home decorations at Daiso, check. You’re ready for the most exciting party of the year before Christmas… until you realise: you forgot all about the music. Modelled by Liu Yi Fan, she is Halloween-ready with an intricate bleeding zipper eye look, done by MUA Heleena Panicker. Don’t fear (the reaper), we have you covered with a frightening playlist that will take your party to a whole new level of horror. These heavy metal/rock tracks will…

The Podium Lounge Singapore Closes 10-Year Anniversary Party With A Bang

Over the Formula One race weekend from 14 to 16 September 2018, The Podium Lounge Singapore celebrated its 10th anniversary at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore. The Podium Lounge is essentially the most glamorous celebration of Singapore’s iconic night race and is situated conveniently within the premises of the tracks, and directly across the F1 Paddock. The party hosts F1 drivers, teams, celebrities, supermodels and Asia’s jet-setting party elite each year. In its tenth year, the sold-out Podium Lounge was more jam-packed than ever as the ultra lounge accommodated thousands of guests every night. On Race Night (16 September), and the…

2+2 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Miss It’s The Ship 2018

With already 90% of It’s The Ship tickets sold, you need to take action quicker than Big Shaq does Math. Back for its fifth year, It’s The Ship is a 4-day 3-night vacation party aboard a luxury cruise. The “Asia’s Largest Party at Sea” will be beginning its voyage from Singapore’s harbour from the 4 to 7 November 2018 with the hottest (pun intended) viral sensation of 2017, Big Shaq, at its helm. All aboard! We’re about to dive into four essential reasons why you should grab your tickets for the major event now. Michael Dapaah aka Big Shaq will…

Joel Madden Talks Playing Fortnite and Love for Gentle Bones

The Formula 1 season is around the corner yet again, but this year, fans of American rock band Good Charlotte have extra cause for celebration – the 39-year-old vocalist Joel Madden will be coming to town for the premium party, The Podium Lounge. Touted as Singapore’s largest and most glamorous trackside after-party, The Podium Lounge will return once again for its 10th anniversary at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore. Hosted by ex-Formula 1 driver Alex Yoong and E! News Asia’s Yvette King, guests can expect three nights of exciting, glamorous entertainment. Aside from churning out hits alongside his brother Benji with…
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