F1 parties; underground boogies; and huge events from Zouk, Kilo Lounge, CE LA VI and The Council – these parties in September will have you dancing all day
If you’re looking for more loud noises aside from the whizzing F1 action, just head to one of these best parties in September. Clubs in Singapore will be throwing all sorts of festivities this month; wild jamborees will take it to the streets; and even beach clubs get in on the action with seaside soirees. Are you ready to Rave and Repeat?
Sunrise On The Bandwagon Riverboat: 1 September at Marina South Pier
This floating party welcomes dance music fans back on board – the last edition witnessed over 400 punters in attendance – for hours of house and techno. Aside from having two of its decks graced by Singapore-based selectors, Adrian Wee, Amber Ha, CATS ON CRACK, Julien Brochard, Satish K and Shane O’Neill; this party also ropes in extra star power from abroad, Troja from India, Jonathan Kusuma from Indonesia, and Tony Blunt from Spain. Trust us: with a soundtrack this solid, catching the sunrise will make you shed a tear.
Sunrise on the Bandwagon Riverboat, 1 September, 10pm-sunrise, Stewords Riverboat, Berth 1 Marina South Pier, 31 Marina Coastal Drive, Singapore 018988. Tickets available from this website.
Yayoi Kusama – The Final Dot: 2 September at National Gallery Singapore
As the saying goes – all good things must come to an end. And if you haven’t taken your brooding #OOTD shot yet, this is your last chance. Come 2 September, the Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow exhibition will have its curtains closed, but not without a bang. Have one last exploration around the exhibition from 8pm to 10pm, then make your way to the after-party hosted by Silent Disco Asia from 10pm ’til late.
Yayoi Kusama – The Final Dot, 2 September, National Gallery Singapore, #01-01 St. Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957.
HardSounds Nation – A New Start: 8 September at Piedra Negra
Hardstyle hunters, we did not forget about you. Believe it or not, there are promoters in the scene pushing the aggressive, speaker-crunching genre; kudos to the crew behind HardSounds Nation. They’ll be taking over the space of Piedra Negra for a night of drilling beats and riotous synths, and of course, killer tempos.
HardSounds Nation – A New Start, 8 September, Piedra Negra, 241 Beach Road, Singapore 189573. $10 for entry, $15 after midnight.
Daddy Kev & D-Styles: 9 September at Canvas
Hailed as one of Los Angeles’ most cutting-edge exports is Low End Theory, a famed hip-hop and bass-centric series that’s boosted the careers of the likes of Nosaj Thing, Flying Lotus and Tokimonsta since 2006. The brains behind it all? The man they call Daddy Kev, who finally makes his debut in Singapore alongside turntablist D-Styles, and an ensemble of local champs including Kiat, Darren Dubwise, KoFlow, Vandetta and Intriguant.
Canvas x Syndicate feat. Daddy Kev & D-Styles, 9 September, Canvas, B1-01 The Riverwalk, 20 Upper Circular Road, Singapore 058416. $35 at door (incl. one Hendricks drink), $25 pre-sale (incl. one Hendricks drink).
Anderground x Uncaged: 9 September at Aryaa Lounge
One name that’s been gaining traction in the underground dance scene is Aryaa Lounge, and it’s easy to see why. This September, the Beach Road club unleashes a double dose of house and techno by bringing together two party series, AnderGROUND and Uncaged, the latter an offshoot of the Into The Deep promoters.
Anderground x Uncaged, 9 September, Aryaa Lounge, #01-201 Diners Building, 7500E Beach Road, Singapore 199595. $15 for cover.
Haji Lane F1 Street Party: 9 September at Piedra Negra
Another F1 party takes to the hipster-friendly streets of Haji Lane, so you’d better race down if you’re a fan of hip-hop and reggaeton. Not only is it free entry, but the first 200 punters will snag free shots to loosen up. Pssst… there’s even an after-party at Blu Jaz Café – you heard it from us.
Haji Lane F1 Street Party, 9 September, Piedra Negra, 241 Beach Road, Singapore 189573. Free entry.
Lemonade Pool Party: 9 September at Bar Canary
This relatively new rooftop bar concept has been squeezing out poolside parties for a couple of months now, and it’s far from running out of juice. Once again buzzing from the heart of Orchard Road is Lemonade, featuring DJs I.M.X, Shane O’Neill, and Erwin Linden for a soundtrack perfect for your splashing shenanigans.
Lemonade Pool Party, 9 September, Bar Canary, Grand Park Orchard, 270 Orchard Road, Singapore 238857. $20 (incl. one drink).
Smack By Beach Up with Eli Escobar: 10 September at Tanjong Beach Club
Take a detour from the tracks and accelerate to the beach this F1 weekend, as Tanjong Beach Club brings back its Smack By Beach Up series with a legend in tow. A torchbearer of New York’s dance scene, Eli Escobar will be swinging by this Sunday party with his two decades of experience in the house and disco circuit.
Smack By Beach Up with Eli Escobar, 10 September, Tanjong Beach Club, 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa, Singapore 098942.
French Kiwi Juice: 13 September at Kilo Lounge
Ask anyone who’s one of the best live DJ-producers they’ve seen perform in Singapore, and chances are this French virtuoso will be on top of their lists. French Kiwi Juice isn’t just a DJ, but enhances his shows with live guitars, keyboards, saxophones and vocals – altogether, it’s a sunny nu-disco sound that’ll turn any frown upside-down.
Collective Minds presents French Kiwi Juice, 13 September, Kilo Lounge, 21 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088444. $78 for advance tickets.
LEFTO: 14 September at Kilo Lounge
Another respected friend of the scene returns to our shores; Lefto from Belgium is back with Singapore’s own Darker Than Wax label and crew for a night of rarities and boogies. A well-known tastemaker and crate-digger, Lefto will drop anything from hip-hop to jazz, and even exotic world music that’ll turn this party into a cosmopolitan affair.
Kilo Lounge Thursdays present LEFTO, 14 September, Kilo Lounge, 21 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088444. $30 at the door ($20 for pre-sale).
Bang Bang Race Weekend: 15-16 September at Bang Bang
We can’t think of a more fitting destination if you’re looking to ring in the F1 festivities with a bang. The prominent nightclub, Bang Bang, will be having a weekend of world-class debauchery, with DJs SMTH on the 15th, and Jesse Marco on the 16th. They’ll be filling the floor with chart-toppers and dancefloor anthems.
Bang Bang Race Weekend, 15-16 September, Bang Bang, Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039595. $45 for entry.
Noon to Moon: 17 September at CE LA VI
Why get crammed with the crowds when you can relish the F1 excitement 57 storeys off the ground. Another dream-team crossover between CE LA VI and Sunshine Nation (the latter is the one behind the Garden Beats Festival), this all-day party will feature the club’s resident DJs, and two authorities in the deep house industry, Lexer (Germany) and Fred Everything (Canada).
Sunshine Nation presents Noon to Moon, 17 September, CE LA VI, SkyPark, Marina Bay Sands Tower 3, 1 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018971, p. 6688 7688. $38 pre-sale (incl. one hour pour), $68 at door (incl. one Champagne).
Sebastian Ingrosso: 22 September at Zouk Singapore
Few EDM parties in Singapore go as ‘epic’ as this. Headlining the Epic series in Zouk is none other than an ex-ambassador of the famed Swedish House Mafia, Sebastian Ingrosso. While he won’t be coming with his former tourmate, Axwell, the industry giant is still a force to be reckoned with, with iridescent melodies and gigantic drops that will rumble the very foundations of Zouk.
EP!C presents Ingrosso, 22 September, Zouk Singapore, 3C River Valley Road, The Cannery, Singapore 179022, p. 6738 2988. $35 (for ladies), $45 (for men).
Ten Walls: 29 September at Zouk Singapore
In spite of the notoriety this Lithuanian producer garnered from homophobic comments he made in 2015, there’s no denying the anthemic quality of his deep house track, “Walking With Elephants”. He’s paid the price for his mistake over the years, but is beginning to turn over a new leaf that’s gradually gotten him bookings in the industry. Would you give him a second chance?
Soulfeed presents Ten Walls, 29 September, Zouk Singapore, 3C River Valley Road, The Cannery, Singapore 179022, p. 6738 2988. $35 (for ladies), $45 (for men).
Plastik Dreams feat. Nakadia: 30 September at TBA
No need to pinch yourselves; this here is real. The Plastik Dreams series from The Council is back for its third edition, having previously popping up in a hidden underground bar and a converted dance studio in the arts district. As expected, the location of this event is still a secret, but we can tell you that it’ll be headlined by Thailand’s Nakadia, who recently got signed to Sven Vath’s Cocoon Records – a triumph for the regional scene.
Plastik Dreams feat. Nakadia, 30 September, TBA. $45 (second-release), $60 at door.
After Dark’s 4th Anniversary with Loco Dice: 30 September at Kilo Lounge
After Dark is when all the fun begins. True enough, the party series that shook the scene in Kilo Lounge’s old digs at Kallang is turning four, with a birthday bash of seismic proportions. How big a deal is this party? It’ll be headlined by none other than Desolat boss, Loco Dice – one of the house scene’s most authoritative figures.
After Dark’s 4th Anniversary with Loco Dice, 30 September, Kilo Lounge, 21 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088444. $65 at door, $35 for early-bird (entry by 10pm), $45 (11.30pm), and $55 (1am).
Need some live music in between these all-night parties? Check out our Big Gigs: Best Concerts in September feature too.