Interview: Nicky Romero
Japanese theatrical extravaganza Takizawa Kabuki marks its tenth anniversary by coming to Singapore for its international debut. Gwen Pew hits Tokyo to chat with the star of the show
Interview: Imagine Dragons
We speak to Imagine Dragons about their latest ground-breaking album
It hasn’t taken Kimbra Lee Johnson to become an internationally recognized force of nature in her own right. Her 2011 assist on Gotye’s universe-devouring smash ‘Somebody that I Used to Know’ might have ushered the Kiwi chanteuse’s smouldering soul chops to mainstream consciousness but it’s her solo albums that have captivated hearts and charts alike with their phenomenal range. Last year, she released her second maximal pop statement in The Golden Echo. Read on for how she tapped into funk, pop, Greek mythology and even dreams to bring it to light.
Six gig hotspots to get your music fix
Looking to mosh, headbang or groove the night away? Find out the right gig venue for you
Live music events
Club nights and DJ gigs
Tritonal: Zouk Soundsystem
The progressive trance duo take their creative remixes to their Zouk debut. Hong supports.
Road to Ultra
Here's something else to do on F1 weekend apart from watching cars race around in circles. The legendary Ultra Music Festival has partied it up in Ibiza and Miami, and now the people behind it are bringing Road to Ultra here for the first time. With a headlining trio of Skrillex, Alesso and Nicky Romero, supported by Mija, Ansolo and Rave Republic, Ultranuts are in for a raving good time. Only for 18 and above.
It's The Ship 2015
The floating music festival aboard the Royal Caribbean luxury cruise is back. Sail off into the sunset with an array of international and regional acts like Ferry Corsten, Showtek, Will Sparks and many more. The ship makes a stopover at Langkawi for six hours of beach partying, before returning to our island on Nov 23.
Bring Your Own Vinyl Sundays at LongPlay
Listen to your own vinyls on LongPlay's sweet sound system every Sunday from 4pm. Bring Your Own Vinyl Sundays encourages crate-diggers to bring in their own platters from the 1930s to 1970s from any genre to pipe into the space while taking in the bar's cocktails and snacks.
1-Altitude debuts this daily sunset session, offering panoramic views and breezy sundowners with jazz and deep house melodies by Lindo Martinez.
Best new bars and clubs
Sum Yi Tai
Leering at you from Boon Tat Street with its neon pink-lit lobby is three-storey dining and drinking complex Sum Yi Tai.
Vinyl tunes in a bar and lounge
Twenty-three taps on offer
On The Table
Craft beers at this Pasir Panjang café