The Ultra Music Festival, anniversary bashes of The Council and Silent Disco Asia, The Lo & Behold Group Festival and Tropical Temple – these are some of our top June parties in our Rave & Repeat list
You didn’t think we’d commemorate getting through half the year without a party, did you? Start warming up, ’cos June’s shaping up to be a monolithic month for bashes and boogies – we’ve got a month-long festival by The Lo & Behold Group, anniversary parties of The Council and Silent Disco Asia, a world music jamboree, a sleazy showcase of “jacuzzi soul”, and the EDM beast that is the Ultra Music Festival (and even its after-parties at Marina Bay Sands). It’s gonna be a long one.
The Lo & Behold Group Festival
Come June, the hospitality group will be displaying a gargantuan showcase of its influence, with a month-long festival featuring events at seven of its prime establishments – including The Black Swan (The Golden Age of Hollywood with Sunshine Nation on 10 June), Tanjong Beach Club (Smack My Beach Up on 18 June), and OverEasy Orchard (Guilty Pleasures: The Riverdale Special on 25 June).
For more information on The Lo & Behold Group Festival, check out our full feature.
Summertime Madness: 2 & 3 June at 1-Altitude
If you like both the glitz of the CBD and the laid-back vibes of the beach, we’re pleased to tell you that 1-Altitude’s Summertime Madness is back for its fourth instalment. The annual beach party in the sky will see the multi-concept lifestyle destination – and one of the best rooftop bars and clubs in Singapore – transformed into a seaside soiree. Check out our full feature on Summertime Madness.
Summertime Madness, 2 & 3 June, 1-Altitude, 63/F, One Raffles Place, Singapore 048616. Tickets start at $35.
Mark de Clive-Lowe: 4 June at CÉ LA VI
Head to the summit of Singapore’s skyline’s most iconic building on a Sunday, and you might just stumble upon its picturesque and party-friendly Sunset Sessions. For its first edition in June, Singapore’s second-best club in the world – as voted in DJ Mag’s Top 100 Clubs poll – invites Mark de Clive-Lowe to man the decks with his jazz-honed expertise. With a sound that’s suave, sensual and simply sensational, we can’t think of a better way to wrap up the week.
Sunset Sessions present Mark de Clive-Lowe, 4 June, CÉ LA VI, SkyPark, Marina Bay Sands Tower 3, 1 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018971, p. 6688 7688. $20 entry voucher.
The Council Anniversary: 8 June at 39 Keppel Road
Headlining the first birthday celebration of The Council is none other than Bulgaria’s KiNK, one of the circuit’s best live techno acts – if you wanna see a real live DJ, get schooled by the interactive antics of this legend, often multi-tasking on drum machines, turntables, and all sorts of gadgetry. And he’ll be supported by some of Singapore’s finest, including Darker Than Wax co-founder and saxophonist extraordinaire, Kaye; and The Council’s own residents, Ulysses, Julien Brochard and CATS ON CRACK.
Tropical Temple All-Star Edition: 9 June at 8 Circular Road
Why travel the globe for a boogie when the boogie can come to you? Tropical Temple has always been a sanctuary of world music – from Latin and reggae, to Afrobeat and disco – and this all-star edition will feature the swan song (in Singapore for now, at least) of Tropical Temple co-founder, Kusto. He will be sent off by fellow DJs, Ramesh K (CÉ LA VI), Funk Bast*rd (Darker Than Wax), Tom Shellsuit (Sideshow), and Gonzo (KiloWatt Soundsystem).
Tropical Temple All-Star Edition, 9 June, 8 Circular Road, Singapore 049364. Free entry.
Agent Smith: 10 June at Bang Bang
While things are just starting to heat up at new sister nightspot, Lulu’s Lounge, it’s full-on fireworks at this iconic club. Bang Bang does justice to its name with more booming beats through its speakers, courtesy of SMTH (also known as Agent Smith; The Matrix approves), who’s known for his open-format versatility and rubbing shoulders with Hollywood’s elites.
Agent Smith, 10 June, Bang Bang, Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039595. Cover charge applies.
Ultra Music Festival: 10 & 11 June at Ultra Park
Who should you catch at the biggest EDM music festival in Singapore? Which ticket should you get? Should you stay at a hotel after? Our ultimate guide to the Ultra Music Festival will fill you in on everything you need to know.
Ultra Singapore After-Party: 10 & 11 June at Marina Bay Sands
We get it – your adrenaline levels are still spiking from the high of the Ultra Music Festival. Well, don’t saunter home just yet; just a few minutes’ walk away from the festival action is this after-party that’ll be graced by Ultra DJs, Firebeatz, Will Sparks, GTA, and Singapore’s very own future bass wunderkind, Myrne. Not only do you get a post-festival fiesta that stretches deep into the night, but you also get a killer skyline view to boot! Oh, did we also mention that festival ticket-holders get discounts to this after-party?
Headhunterz: 16 June at Zouk Singapore
Few EDM players strike as hard as this Dutch champ. At #36 on DJ Mag’s Top 100 poll, Willem Rebergen is one the most respected decksters in the game – even starting his career in the ambitious and aggressive realm of hardstyle. He’s since taken it down a notch with more palatable big-room and future bass sounds, but he’s been known to toss in some hardstyle surprises here and there.
One Dance with Headhunterz, 16 June, Zouk Singapore, 3C River Valley Road, The Cannery, Singapore 179022, p. 6738 2988. Entry at $35 (for women) and $45 (for men).
Tiko Disko: 16 June at Potato Head Singapore
The notorious night of “jizz funk and jacuzzi soul” finally returns! It’s been a long while since we’ve heard from creatures of the night, Tiko Jackson (aka KiDG from Poptart) and Sir Chico Montagut, and their bizarre, throwback selections of Asian funk and ’60s agogo. They will be joined by fellow nostalgia hunter, DJ Yohei Hasegawa.
Tiko Disko, 16 June, Potato Head Singapore, 36 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089143. $15 (incl. one drink).
Silent Disco Asia 1st Birthday: 17 June at Kult Kafe
Who would’ve thought that the quietest party in town would turn out to be one of the loudest phenomena in the scene? If you don’t know the drill by now, here’s the gist: every punter gets equipped with a pair of glowing headphones that changes colour every time you switch the channel to the live DJ of your preference. This birthday bash will not be a hush-hush celebration.
Silent Disco Asia 1st Birthday, 17 June, Kult Kafe, 11 Upper Wilkie Road, Singapore 228120. Tickets at $35 (standard) and $45 (late tickets).
Lemonade: 17 June at Bar Canary
When the party scene gives you lemons, you’re in for a shindig like no other. After making a splash with its debut bash last month, the Lemonade Pool Party series pushes on with its sophomore edition at Grand Park Orchard’s rooftop bar. Kicking off from 2pm onwards, this party features DJs David Howarth, Stephen Day, and I.M.X for a soundtrack of chilled-out choons.
Friends with Benefits presents Lemonade, 17 June, Bar Canary, Grand Park Orchard, 270 Orchard Road, Singapore 238857. $20 (incl. one drink).
Kampong Pool Party – The Palm Oil Around Us: 18 June at Owl Bar
Whether it’s sustainable fashion, waste recycling or global warming, these pro-Gaia themes have always taken centrestage in the scene’s most socially-conscious party series, Kampong. June remains no different, with DJs Vito, Jeck Hyde, and KFC helming the decks of this pool party, focusing on the haze issue and the use of palm oil-free products to tackle this environmental scourge.
Kampong Pool Party – The Palm Oil Around Us, 18 June, Owl Bar, 2 College Road, Singapore 169850. Free entry.
Brassica: 24 June at Kilo Lounge
More than just a beat-spewing bastion for international DJs, Kilo Lounge is also home to many local collectives, including the techno-focused District co-run by Yazyd and Haan. The crew ropes in Brassica from the UK this month, who possesses a vast repertoire – he’s produced everything from tech-house to synth-wave – as magnificent as his beard.
District presents Brassica, 24 June, Kilo Lounge, 21 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088444. $20 at the door.
Mambo Jambo: 25 June at Zouk Singapore
Take my word for it: there is no party in Singapore quite like Mambo Jambo; in fact, Mambo Jambo has transcended beyond the dancefloors, and has evolved into an enduring relic of Singapore pop culture. What’s with the hype? You’ll spot the most ridiculous charades-like dance moves synced in unison to cheesy yet timeless ’80s new-wave classics from Bananarama to Rick Astley. Leave your pretentiousness at the door; it ain’t that kind of party.
Mambo Jambo, 25 June, Zouk Singapore, 3C River Valley Road, The Cannery, Singapore 179022, p. 6738 2988. Entry at $35 (for women) and $45 (for men).