MELISSA KOK AND EDDINO ABDUL HADI RECOMMEND

Gigs picks: Ariane Deborah, A Hundred Flowers, DJ LeFtO & Kyodai, Yfest 2015

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ARIANE DEBORAH: BEGINNINGS LISTENING PARTY

Noise Singapore alumna and singersongwriter Ariane Deborah is having a listening party to raise funds for her debut EP which she hopes to release by next February. The local folk singer, known for her emotive cover songs and originals, likens herself to a storyteller, using words and melodies to narrate her personal experiences. Her work is based on a collection of writing over the past two years.

Where: Artistry, 17 Jalan Pinang MRT: Bugis When: Tomorrow, 8.30pm Admission: $15 from beginningslisteningparty.peatix.com or $18 at the door

Melissa Kok


A HUNDRED FLOWERS – HELP NEPAL GET BACK ON HER FEET

Local bands come together for a good cause in this event which aims to raise funds for victims of the Nepal earthquakes. Five local indie acts – stillsunrisemusic, Riot !n Magenta, Bakers In Space and wyd:syd, The Voodoo Sound – will be performing tomorrow evening. Bring some cash along as food and drinks will be sold there.

Where: Aliwal Arts Centre, multi-purpose hall, 28 Aliwal Street MRT: Bugis When: Tomorrow, 6pm Admission: $15 from ahundredflowers.peatix.com or $18 at the door

MK


HERE: LEFTO & KYODAI

Lose yourself to bass-heavy anthems and modern deep house grooves this weekend when Belgium DJ LeFtO and Spanish sibling duo Kyodai take over the decks at club Kyo. LeFtO is considered a prominent musical tastemaker in Europe, given the popularity of his playlists on Belgium’s national radio station Studio Brussel. His mixes offer a blend of hip-hop beats and jazz rhythms and melodies. Deep house duo Kyodai, who have had a strong run of deep releases since their debut on Freerange Records in 2011, have gained prominence in the dance music scene, with support from musical heavyweights including Gilles Peterson and Laurent Garnier.

Where: Club Kyo, 133 Cecil Street, B1-02 Keck Seng Tower MRT: Raffles Place When: Tonight, from 10pm Admission: $20 for women & $25 for men, includes one drink

MK


TRANSFIX PRESENTS TYDI

In just a few years, Australian DJ producer Tyson Illingworth, who goes by his DJ name tyDi, has accomplished what many aspiring DJs try to achieve in a lifetime. He has been voted Australia’s No. 1 DJ two years in a row, and has also been bestowed the title of Best Breakthrough DJ of The World at the International Dance Music Awards in 2010. Known for his melodic house anthems, tyDi has worked with well-known vocalists, including Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional and singer-songwriter Dia Frampton.

Where: Zouk, 17 Jiak Kim Street MRT: Orchard When: Tonight, from 10pm Admission: $28 for women & $33 for men, includes two drinks

MK


YFEST 2015

The Esplanade’s annual festival for youth, Yfest, is back. Besides the arts and dance activities, Yfest also features formidable music offerings. On Sunday night, the Grizzle Grind Crew collective will present some of the home-grown hip-hop scene’s finest talents at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, renamed Urban Zone. Hosted by comedian Fakkah Fuzz, the gig will feature both prominent and upcoming names such as THELIONCITYBOY, Mark Bonafide and Q-Dot. At the Esplanade Concourse, renamed Amplify, local YouTube talents such as Victoria & The Mad Trio, Haikal x Iyaad and The Facade will hold court.

Where: Various venues within Esplanade, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade When: Today - Sunday, from 4.30pm Admission: Free Info: www.yfest.com

Eddino Abdul Hadi