MELISSA KOK RECOMMENDS

Gigs picks: Tiko Disko, Khalil Fong, Illumi Nation and Maad Sounds!

Local DJs Tiko Jackson and Sir Chico Montagut will incorporate the sounds of the 1960s to early 1980s from Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Indochina in their mixes at Tiko Disko: The Beginning. -- PHOTO: KIDG 
Local DJs Tiko Jackson and Sir Chico Montagut will incorporate the sounds of the 1960s to early 1980s from Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Indochina in their mixes at Tiko Disko: The Beginning. -- PHOTO: KIDG 

TIKO DISKO: THE BEGINNING

Tiko Disko is a new music night that pays tribute to "vintage Asian music" and also casts it in a new light. Local DJs Tiko Jackson and Sir Chico Montagut will incorporate the sounds of the 1960s to early 1980s from Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Indochina in their mixes. As its name suggests (Tiko is a popular Hokkien term for lecherous), the aim of Tiko Disko is to take partygoers to a time of "uninhibited free love and guilty pleasures". Expect some Asian funk, sultry disco and adult-oriented rock.

Where: Wonderbar, 101 Jalan Sultan, 02-00 MRT: Lavender/Nicoll Highway When: Tonight, 10pm Admission: Free


KHALIL FONG SOULBOY LIGHTS UP WORLD TOUR

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Hong Kong-based soul crooner Khalil Fong plays his first major solo concert here on the back of his new record, Dangerous World (2014). Fong, who is influenced by R&B, jazz, rock, funk and soul, could well be Asia's answer to Justin Timberlake. The bilingual singer has the swagger and smooth moves to sweep audiences off their feet.

Where: The Star Theatre MRT: Buona Vista When: Tomorrow, 8pm Admission: Only $108 tickets left from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg)


ILLUMI NATION

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Rave at one of Asia's biggest glow-in-the-dark parties with a stellar line-up of DJs that include Dutch electro-house act Bingo Players, French house DJ Martin Solveig and Swedish house duo Dada Life. Prepare to get doused in neon body paint while you party all night long to high-energy club anthems.

Where: Sentosa Siloso Beach MRT: HarbourFront When: Tomorrow, 6pm till late Admission: $98 for standard tickets & $370 for a party of four (online at illumination.asia), $118 at the door. VIP packages from $1,588


MAAD SOUNDS! WITH ANDY YANG

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Monthly creative event Maad Sounds! ups the ante with a line-up of four home-grown acts curated by Andy Yang. Space out to the psychedelic rock tunes of Ellipsis and Spacedays, the experimental indie tunes of The Psalms, and the melodic rock songs of Monster Cat. As usual, there will also be late-night shopping at the event's flea market and a showcase of local artwork and design.

Where: Red Dot Museum MRT: Tanjong Pagar When: Tonight, 7.30pm Admission: Free