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Canadian Rockers Nickelback to Hold First-Ever Concert in Singapore

Canadian Rockers Nickelback to Hold First-Ever Concert in Singapore

Canadian rock band Nickelback will finally be making its live debut in Singapore on 20 February 2019 at [email protected], as part of their Feed The Machine Tour. Released in June 2017, Nickelback’s highly anticipated, ninth studio album Feed The Machine clinched a spot in the Top 5 on the Billboard charts. Since its release, the band has spent the better part of 2017 and 2018 in their Feed The Machine Tour; with over 80 sold-out shows around the world. Formed in Alberta, Canada in 1995, Nickelback currently consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Chad Kroeger, Ryan Peake on guitars, Mike…
Exclusive Interview: for KING & COUNTRY Talks Crazy Rich Asians & Teases New Film

Exclusive Interview: for KING & COUNTRY Talks Crazy Rich Asians & Teases New Film

Two-time Grammy Award-winning duo ‘for KING & COUNTRY’ will be performing at Gateway Theatre on 11 February 2019. Comprised of brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone, the duo is currently in the midst of their world tour titled after their latest release, Burn The Ships. We’ve recently sat down with Joel Smallbone over Skype, who told us more about their lil’ crazy obsession with Crazy Rich Asians, and teased about a new film in the works. How would you describe your music to those who have never heard of ‘for KING & COUNTRY’? It’s theatrical, and it’s got a lot of…
Jasmine Sokko Breaks Through to The Finals of China’s EDM Talent Show, <<即刻电音 Rave Now>>

Jasmine Sokko Breaks Through to The Finals of China’s EDM Talent Show, <<即刻电音 Rave Now>>

After weeks of elimination rounds, Singapore’s rising singer-producer Jasmine Sokko clinched a spot as one of the Top 5 contestants in the semi-finals of China’s EDM talent show, <<即刻电音 Rave Now>>. Along with a wildcard contestant who will be picked from popularity voting on the show’s official platforms, all six finalists will be competing for the crown – and a chance to perform at the coveted Tomorrowland 2019 – on the final episode on 1 February 2019. In Episode 9 of <<即刻电音 Rave Now>>, Jasmine Sokko did a relift of her mentor LAY 张艺兴’s《快门回溯》‘Don’t Let Me Go.’. The sensual and…
Christian pop duo for KING & COUNTRY Makes Its Shining Singapore Debut This February

Christian pop duo for KING & COUNTRY Makes Its Shining Singapore Debut This February

Witness Grammy award-winning for KING & COUNTRY at their first-ever concert in Singapore, as part of their Burn The Ships World Tour – held at Gateway Theatre on 11 February 2019. Released in October 2018, for KING & COUNTRY’s third album Burn The Ships explores themes of new beginnings, forgiveness, hope, and love. The much-awaited album held the No. 1 spot for four consecutive weeks since its release and has been streamed more than 17 million times. The title track was inspired by a 15th century Spanish explorer who boldly landed his ships on enemy shores without any knowledge of…
Jasmine Sokko Rises to Top 15 in ‘Rave Now’ <<即刻电音 >>

Jasmine Sokko Rises to Top 15 in ‘Rave Now’ <<即刻电音 >>

Jasmine Sokko rises to the top 15 in China’s hottest electronic music reality show <<即刻电音 Rave Now>>. The online reality show pits electronic music producers through weekly elimination rounds, with the winner earning the prestigious honour of performing at Tomorrowland 2019 at Boom, Belgium. Performing her winning number ‘1057’ with a refreshed look that charmed all three celebrity mentors, Jasmine Sokko once again showcased her musical diversity with an up-tempo production. The performance also saw her masterfully incorporating Lay Zhang’s vocal sample into an original single, winning his vote of confidence. Lay Zhang remarked on Jasmine’s impeccable knack for top-line…
Quick Beats: Music Events for January 2019

Quick Beats: Music Events for January 2019

The year has only just begun, but music events in Singapore for the first month of 2019 are already in full swing! To save you from scouring through the internet – and from information overload – we’ve come up with a list of concerts that will be taking place this month so you won’t miss out on your favourite music acts. 12 Jan – The Vienna Boys Choir: Fly With Me The world-renowned Vienna Boys Choir returns to Singapore for a special one-night only concert. Singaporeans can show their support for local talent as well – among their choristers are…
Spotify Wrapped reveals Singapore’s most streamed artists

Spotify Wrapped reveals Singapore’s most streamed artists

Spotify’s annual wrapped campaign reveal the most streamed songs and artists that we loved in 2018. As the year draws to a close, this is a great opportunity for you to look back on the year and reminisce on the music that you have replayed time and again, or discover new favourites along the way. Some of the artists who made it to the list may surprise you, as well as those who did not. Without further ado, here are some of the major highlights of our streaming habits: Most Streamed Artists (Singapore) While the most streamed artist globally is…
DANAMIC’s Top 10 K-pop Bops of 2018

DANAMIC’s Top 10 K-pop Bops of 2018

In the year of 2018, Korean producers and artists alike have proven one universal truth: that one does not need to understand the Korean language to enjoy K-pop. Pushing every musical boundary that ever existed, the music has easily won us over with its catchy tunes and addictive lyrics. With a wide range of genres such as hip-hop, synth-pop, R&B, and EDM, 2018 has seen both emerging Korean artists and veterans achieve commercial success through a mash-up of genres to create these upbeat bops that are hard to miss. To celebrate a year of ground-breaking musical accomplishments and reinvention like…
Spreading The Good Cheer: 12 Christmas Songs You Need In Your Playlist This Holiday

Spreading The Good Cheer: 12 Christmas Songs You Need In Your Playlist This Holiday

Christmas lights, Black Friday sales, shopping for gifts, and gathering with family and friends – the holiday season is in full swing! That also means it’s time to get yourself a good Christmas playlist. This year, we present you with both religious and romantic Christmas songs across a range of genres to get you into the festive mood. O Come, O Come Emmanuel – Pentatonix (2014) This simply-arranged poignant tune is sure to set the mood this Christmas. Carol of the Bells – Lindsey Stirling (2017) Acclaimed violinist and artist Lindsey Stirling presents a mesmerizing take to this timeless masterpiece.…
Local Musician Jasmine Sokko Steals the Limelight in China’s EDM Talent Show, <<即刻电音 Rave Now>>

Local Musician Jasmine Sokko Steals the Limelight in China’s EDM Talent Show, <<即刻电音 Rave Now>>

Singapore’s rising singer-producer Jasmine Sokko makes her first foray into China with her participation in the country’s hottest electronic music reality show, <<即刻电音 Rave Now>>. The online reality show will pit electronic music producers through weekly elimination rounds, with the winner earning the prestigious honour of performing at the world’s biggest dance music festival, Tomorrowland 2019. Celebrity mentors include Mando-popstar Lay Zhang 张艺兴 (member of K-pop group EXO), electronic pop starlet Laure Shang 尚雯婕, Chinese singer/actor Wowkie Zhang 大张伟 and Norwegian super star DJ Alan Walker. Jasmine Sokko won over celebrity mentors Lay Zhang and Alan Walker during her debut appearance…
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