Gigs Picks: Music Matters, DJ Ali Wells and DJ Peter Livingstone

People sit at a booth during the Music Matters conference in Singapore on May 22, 2014. Music Matters, an annual music conference and live music festival, returns with a line-up of more than 60 bands from 18 places performing over four days. --
People sit at a booth during the Music Matters conference in Singapore on May 22, 2014. Music Matters, an annual music conference and live music festival, returns with a line-up of more than 60 bands from 18 places performing over four days. -- PHOTO: AFP

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MUSIC MATTERS LIVE WITH HP

Music Matters, an annual music conference and live music festival, returns with a line-up of more than 60 bands from 18 places performing over four days. Catch the free shows at Clarke Quay during this four-day fest that kicked off on Wednesday. Among the international bands performing this weekend are London-based indie-rock band The Boxer Rebellion, Taiwanese rapper MC HotDog and Canadian violinist Kytami. They will play alongside local indie acts such as sub:shaman and wyd:syd.

Where: Various locations in Clarke Quay MRT: Clarke Quay When: Today & tomorrow Admission: Free Info: musicmatterslive.com/


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BX MIDNIGHT SHIFT FEATURING PERC

The second instalment of this collaborative series between music labels B and Midnight Shift will see British techno and tech-house DJ Ali Wells aka Perc taking over the club tomorrow night. Perc is considered one of the most forward- thinking individuals in the techno scene, creating a carefully curated mix of old and new sounds. He has helmed the decks in seminal clubs such as Berlin's Berghain, Space Ibiza and Unit in Tokyo.

Where: Club Kyo, 133 Cecil Street, B1-02 MRT: Raffles Place When: Tomorrow, from 10pm Admission: $20 for women & $25 for men (includes one standard drink) Info: E-mail reservations@clubkyo.com


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MARTELL ELEGAN-TOLOGY NIGHTS FEATURING LOEFAH

Dubstep producer and DJ Peter Livingstone aka Loefah spins at The Butter Factory tomorrow in the second instalment of club series Martell Elegantology Nights, presented by liquor brand Martell VSOP. Loefah, who founded and runs famed music label Swamp 81, is known for his dedication to the promotion of subcultural bass music. Supporting him is one of Martell's Elegantology ambassadors, Kurt CTDK - DJ and co-founder of #vinyloftheday.

Where: The Butter Factory Art Bar, 1 Fullerton MRT: Raffles Place/Esplanade When: Tomorrow, 10pm Admission: $20 at the door (includes one standard drink)


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ALTIMATE PRESENTS BELVEDERE SILVER SABRE

Party with a view of the city skyline this weekend with Club Altimate as it launches the new Belvedere Silver Sabre vodka with a party featuring Malaysian DJ Clifford Sun aka DJ Cliff. Inspired by old-school R&B and hip-hop from the 1980s and 1990s, DJ Cliff will entertain with a mix of mainstream chart-toppers, electronica and retro hits.

Where: Altimate at 1-Altitude, Level 61, 1 Raffles Place MRT: Raffles Place When: Tonight, from 10pm Admission: $45 at the door (includes two standard drinks)


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ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL COUNTDOWN TOUR

Nightclub Mansion at the Esplanade kicks off the official countdown to global dance music festival Ultra in South Korea with Korean pop singer and DJ Koo. Ultra is one of the world's premier electronic dance music festivals, held in nine locations around the world, including Miami, Japan and South Korea. At the countdown party tonight, the club will be giving away exclusive VIP passes to Ultra Korea next month and official merchandise to get partygoers in the festival mood.

Where: 8 Raffles Avenue, Esplanade Mall MRT: Esplanade/City Hall When: Tonight, from 10pm Admission: $28 for women and $33 for men (includes two standard drinks)

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