Presented by Collective Minds and Kampong Boogie
Nosaj Thing makes his highly-anticipated return to Singapore alongside YETI OUT and local heros Ramesh and SWTLKR to mark the first edition of Collective Minds’ newest concept: No Standing Only Dancing.
Friday,16 August 2019 @Tuff Club
Tickets: $25 - $40
NOSAJ THING (USA)
What do Kendrick Lamar and Chance The Rapper have in common?
They’ve both been blessed by the stellar production work of the Los Angeles artist that we know as Nosaj Thing. Having been inspired by the various sounds since he was a kid listening to the radio on the school bus, Nosaj Thing has dabbled across many genres - drum’n’bass, electronica, experimental, house, and hip hop.
Like many of his other fellow Los Angeles luminaries such as TOKiMONSTA, Flying Lotus, Daedelus, Nosaj Thing built a solid rapport with other like-minded artists back at the legendary Low End Theory in its heyday - this legendary night has seen the likes of Prince, Idris Elba, and Tyler The Creator be frequent guests of.
His 2006 self-released EP Views/Octopus saw its standout track “Aquarium” receive on the Kid Cudi track “Man On The Moon (The Anthem)” by way of sampling. He’s also achieved the feat of having artists such as Toro y Moi feature on his albums and has made highly-notable remixes for artists such as Radiohead and BADBADNOTGOOD.
YETI OUT (HK/SH)
YETI OUT was founded by twin brothers Arthur and Thomas Bray and Erisen Ali as a blog-turned-party series in East London. In a time when social media has made us less social, Yeti Out highlights the importance of dance parties and offline events as a place where creativity is born.
With London's club culture as the crew's schooling, the trio moved home to Asia to challenge the status quo put in place by financial capitals: lack of space and support for the arts & underground music.
Bridging East and West through their hybrid identity, Hong Kong-via-Shanghai collective carved its own lane by pushing independent culture through DIY projects: club nights, radio shows and record releases. Whether it's managing tours for the likes of ASAP Mob's Cozy Boys and Harvey Sutherland, or showcasing at Sonar, Coachella and Art Basel's 8Ball Zine Fair (and now overseeing Boiler Room Asia), Yeti Out continues to create new experiences as a transient party starter.
Over the last twenty years, Ramesh has had a large influence and presence in Singapore as a sound designer, music consultant, DJ, obsessive collector of music and a source of international and local experience and inspiration. Locally he has played at Singapore’s most influential venues and held five DJ residencies including his present stint at the premier rooftop nightclub, CÉ LA VI Singapore at Marina Bay Sands. His innovative style has seen him performing at music festivals including Womad, Montreux Jazz Festival and Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Festival. As a sound designer, Ramesh collaborated with Marseilles-based artist Mathieu Briand’s Derrière Le Monde Flottant at the Musée d’art Contemporain in Lyon. He also took on ambitious projects creating original and award-winning compositions, by re-arranging historical recordings into experimental soundscapes, for exhibitions held at National Museum of Singapore. He has completed two permanent sound design installations with the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum and Indian Heritage Centre.
MC SWTLKR (SG)
Vijay Singh aka SWTLKR is the usual unusual suspect in the Singapore electronic music/club arena. Over the years he has provided live vocal accompaniment to internationally renowned DJs in various clubs and has performed at numerous large scale festivals voicing the Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Festival , Zoukout 2012 and WOMAD (World of Music and Dance) in Singapore alongside a diverse array of world music artists. As an MC he also produces original music that has seen releases on European labels such as Raw Fusion and K7! Records.