MELISSA KOK RECOMMENDS

Gigs picks: House Of Riot, V8, The Chainsmokers, Nosaj Thing

Jason Chung, who performs as Nosaj Thing. -- PHOTO: LIMITED EDITION CONCEPTS
Jason Chung, who performs as Nosaj Thing. -- PHOTO: LIMITED EDITION CONCEPTS
The Chainsmokers. -- PHOTO: ZOUK MANAGEMENT
The Chainsmokers. -- PHOTO: ZOUK MANAGEMENT
American rapper Lil Jon. -- PHOTO: COURTESY OF CE LA VI
American rapper Lil Jon. -- PHOTO: COURTESY OF CE LA VI
The Great Spy Experiment. -- PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER
The Great Spy Experiment. -- PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER

HOUSE OF RIOT PRESENTS A TRIPLE BILL: CHARLIE LIM, INCH, THE GREAT SPY EXPERIMENT

Established local indie rockers The Great Spy Experiment will perform their swan song this weekend at the Esplanade Concert Hall in a concert, along with local indie acts Inch Chua and Charlie Lim. The rock quintet are calling it quits due to personal issues. Catch them perform songs spanning their 10-year career, and fresh material from singer-songwriters Inch Chua and Lim at this triple bill show.

Where: Esplanade Concert Hall MRT Esplanade/City Hall When: Tomorrow, 7.30pm Admission: $50 from Sistic (Call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg)


V8 FEATURING LIL JON

Long-running party series V is back this Wednesday and will feature the King of Crunk, American rapper Lil Jon.

The rapper and record producer, whose real name is Jonathan Smith, is best known for his 2010 solo album Crunk Rock. He also won a Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for the song Yeah! featuring Usher and Ludacris in 2005 and was recently nominated for a Grammy for Best Music Video for the song Turn Down For What with DJ Snake. He will be supported by local DJs YA5TH, Suren, Deepak and Styluxtakut.

Where: Ce La Vi, Marina Bay Sands SkyPark, 1 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront When: Wednesday, from 9pm Admission: $38 at the door, includes one Grey Goose vodka cocktail. Dress code: Blue


ZOUK SOUNDSYSTEM PRESENTS THE CHAINSMOKERS

American progressive house duo The Chainsmokers have been gaining prominence in the dance music world since their first major release #SELFIE last year. Known for their exuberant live sets and wild antics, the duo, Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall, create uplifting house tracks that are rooted in indie and pop. Their remixes often hit the no. 1 position of the HypeM charts and have been featured on the podcasts of international DJs such as Nicky Romero and Steve Aoki.

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


RBMA X FEEDBACK ASIA PRESENT NOSAJ THING

One of the best electronic beatmakers to have come out of Los Angeles is Jason Chung, who performs as Nosaj Thing. Chung's work, which has been compared to other artists such as Tokimonsta and Flying Lotus, explores textural beats and melodies, often haunting and melancholic. He has also produced tracks for some of the best acts in music, including American rappers Kendrick Lamar and Chance the Rapper.

Where: Club Kyo, 133 Cecil Street B1-03 Keck Seng Tower MRT: Raffles Place When: Tomorrow, from 8pm Admission: Limited advance tickets at $40 from nosajthing.peatix.com or $50 at the door