Garden Beats Festival, Silent Disco, Sing Jazz, and parties at Kilo Lounge, Attica and Tanjong Beach Club – our Rave & Repeat round-up for March is looking pretty packed
Just like that, we’re marchin’ (pun intended) towards the end of 2017’s first quarter. And if you’ve hardly filled your dance quota yet, you’ll be relieved to hear that March is a massive month for parties. Think trance throwbacks, beach bashes, Silent Disco, Garden Beats, and jamborees inspired by Madagascar, Jamaica, and even Thailand’s hedonistic Full Moon parties – did we hear you say crikey?
Plastik Dreams presents Fur Coat: 3 March at 222 Queen Street
Don’t pinch yourself; you’re not dreaming. Indeed, the head honchos behind Headquarters by The Council are whipping up yet another instalment of their pop-up Plastik Dreams experience this month, and they’ve done a switch-up on its location once more. Now at 222 Queen Street (the last gig was in a hidden bar along Clemenceau Avenue), the sophomore edition features Thai techno maverick, Sunju Hargun, and headlining Venezuelan duo, Fur Coat to round up the journey.
Escape 56 feat. Red Axes: 3 March at St. James Power Station
After four months of biting our nails in anticipation, we finally get the return of Zig Zach’s Escape 56 series, an unpredictable pop-up party that’s always turned the dance scene on its head. And this time, we hope you’re wearing a helmet. Check out our feature for more deets.
Escape 56: Red Axes, 3 March, St. James Power Station, 3 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098544.
Silent Disco: 3-26 March at i Light Marina Bay
If you’re one of the ravers who’s familiar with the Silent Disco phenomenon, you’ll know that these pop-up parties always seem too darn short! For the first time ever, the Silent Disco series will run for almost an entire month from 3 to 26 March, as part of i Light Marina Bay 2017, so you can even go back for seconds! Check out our full feature for more deets.
Madagascar Mayhem: 10 March at Attica Singapore
Do you like to “move it, move it”? A playground for adrenaline-charged EDM enthusiasts, Attica at Clarke Quay is hosting this African-themed party across both floors of the iconic club space. Co-promoted by Blackwhite Productions, this raucous fiesta will feature big-room acts like DJ Biggie, Adam Sky, and The Leng Sisters – voted Asia’s #1 “FDJ” (yes, it’s what you think it is).
Full Moon Theme Parties: 10-11 March at CÉ LA VI
Granted, this adaptation of the debaucherous Thai spectacle will be tamer in comparison (please don’t ask us why), but this is looking to be the next best thing. Singapore’s most iconic rooftop club is paying homage to the notorious Full Moon Party, with its roster of resident DJs spinning all night on the 10th, and Zig Zach (see Escape 56 above) playing a breezy sunset set on the 11th. Behave, now.
Full Moon Theme Party, 10-11 March, CÉ LA VI, SkyPark, Marina Bay Sands Tower 3, 1 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018971, p. 6688 7688. $20 on 10 March, free entry on 11 March.
Audio Translate Year Two: 11 March at Millian Singapore
Hot on our radar as a venue that’s fast becoming a powerhouse for underground dance music, Millian is a mammoth-sized space that just might surprise you. Commemorating two years of curating the purest of dance gigs in town, Audio Translate now rings in its hatchday at this site with an international ensemble of selectors. From the techno of Argentina’s Adrian Hour and India’s Arjun Vagale, to the house music of Bali’s Heidy and Singapore’s own Fyan and Vanan, this night’s gonna be a long one – it lasts ’til 6am, so disco naps are recommended.
Funky Jamaica – The Discovery: 11 March at Lime House
We know it permanently feels like island life in sunny Singapore, but truth be told, we’ve got nothing on the Caribbean vibes of Jamaica. So for irie day, don your reds, yellows and greens, and saunter your way to this rollicking reggae event aptly held at Lime House. From dub to rocksteady, expect to hear authentic sounds of the Caribbean kudos to Ras Ajay, MissT, Sundowner and Big Up Soundsystem.
Funky Jamaica – The Discovery, 11 March, Lime House, 2 Jiak Chuan Road, Singapore 089260. Free entry.
Smack My Beach Up Special: 12 March at Tanjong Beach Club
Where we’re concerned, Tanjong Beach Club is our personal pocket of paradise when it comes to a city escape. And if you need a Sunday perk-me-up before the inevitable Monday blues, this beachy bash has you covered. For a special edition of Smack My Beach Up, Pete Herbert and Dicky Trisco swing by for juicy cuts of nu-disco, Italo, and deep house that will you grooving beneath the sunset.
Smack My Beach Up Special feat. Dicky Trisco and Pete Herbert, 12 March, Tanjong Beach Club, 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Singapore 098942. Free entry.
Sunday at the Shed: 12 March at Labrador Park
Yes, the rumours are true – Sunday at the Shed (formerly Training Shed) is back! Now happening bi-monthly, Sideshow’s original alfresco, family-friendly party series returns to its original headquarters in Labrador Park. Expect a jovial homecoming featuring signature soul and funk beats, beers and BBQ, live graffiti and activities for the young’uns. Btw, its Sunday on the Hill parties at Kult Kafe keep pushing on every other month, so no one gets left out.
Sunday at the Shed, 12 March, Labrador Park, 8 Port Road, Singapore 117540. Free entry.
Lefto & Darker Than Wax: 16 March at Kilo Lounge
Count on the trendsetters behind Darker Than Wax to shake up routines. The homegrown label takes over the hip Kilo Lounge space for a curveball of a party, with boogielicious forays into soul, Afrobeat, hip-hop and boom-bap with members, Funk Bast*rd and Rah. Headlining this boogaloo is renowned trailblazer, Lefto, who’s one of the most versatile and astute acts you’ll ever catch.
Kilo Lounge Thursdays present Lefto & Darker Than Wax, 16 March, Kilo Lounge, 21 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088444. Free entry.
Garden Beats Festival 2017: 18 March at Fort Canning Park
We already got you psyched with our first glimpse into Sunshine Nation’s first Garden Beats Festival of 2017, and we know you’re still restless for more. Fortunately, these picnic party promoters have just filled us in on what else you can expect at this jolly jamboree – and from what we’ve heard, this is shaping up to be the biggest Garden Beats yet.
Sunshine Nation Presents Garden Beats Festival 2017, 18 March, Fort Canning Park, Fort Gate, River Valley Road, Singapore 179037. Tickets now available at this website.
One More Time – A Tribute to Zouk: 24-25 March at Capitol Theatre
While not exactly a party per se, this is one concert to check out if you’re obsessed with party culture. Organised by The Henderson Project, One More Time looks to be a grand occasion that pays homage to the old location of Zouk at Jiak Kim Street. Over two nights, you’ll hear the house anthems that propelled the superclub to the global stage performed by a whopping 50-piece symphonic orchestra.
One More Time – A Tribute to Zouk at Jiak Kim Street, 24-25 March, Capitol Theatre, 17 Stamford Road, Singapore 178907. Get your tickets here, starting from $158.
Transfix presents Roger Shah & Emma Hewitt: 25 March at Zouk Singapore
With so much overdriven EDM blasting through clubs’ speakers these days, to hear the timeless genre of trance is truly a novelty. The newly-revamped Zouk shows that it’s still an advocate of all genres, by roping down one of trance’s top champs, Roger Shah, for a poignant night of feel-good synth melodies and cherubic vocals courtesy of a live appearance from Emma Hewitt.
Transfix presents Roger Shah & Emma Hewitt, 25 March, Zouk Singapore, 3C River Valley Road, The Cannery, Singapore 179022, p. 6738 2988. Entry at $30 (for women) and $35 (for men).
Sing Jazz After-parties: 31 March – 1 April at Marina Bay Sands
The party doesn’t end with the bonanza of live sets you’ll find throughout the Singapore Jazz Festival. You and the squad can continue to groove the night away at The Late Show, the festival’s official after-party that opens from 10pm ’til the wee hours of the morning. Madcap DJs set to play include the carnival-friendly Basement Jaxx, and drum & bass crossover act, Rudimental.