Brace yourself for an a(may)zingly lit month. Club with the biggest international and local DJs, throwback like you mean it and boogie like no one’s watching
Marquee Singapore Presents Carl Cox
Marquee Singapore had an e.p.i.c opening month and is showing no signs of stopping. On 17 May, British house and techno record producer and DJ Carl Cox will be taking over Singapore largest club. Often touted as one of the best DJs in the world, King Carl’s rep precedes him. Snap up those early bird tix before they disappear.
Marquee Singapore Presents Carl Cox, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, #B1-67, Singapore 018972
The Art Of Clubbing at Zouk
17 – 19 May
Look who’s turning 28! To celebrate, Zouk is going all out with a weekend-long blowout teaching us a lesson in The Art Of Clubbing. Swedish trio Brohug will take over Zouk on Friday night, bringing in the weekend with their fresh take on club music. Taking it to the next level, Dutch DJ and record producer Fadil El Ghoul a.k.a. R3HAB will be spinning on Saturday and you’ll be sorry if you miss this. You bet we’ll be out on Sunday night too (yay long weekend!) for an epic Mambo Jambo sesh that’s possibly one of the longest running party concepts on the island.
Zouk Singapore, 3C River Valley Road, The Cannery Singapore 179022
Sunday Sessions at Little Creatures
19, 26 May
If you need a damn good reason to trek all the way to the CBD on a weekend, this might be it. Spend Sunday like the Aussies at thisClub Street bar with booze, tunes and good vibes only. Bringing Australian Sunday Sessions to our island, expect live music from Christo Alexander & Friends, DJs, a Sunday roast and all-day $8 lane brews.
Sunday Sessions at Little Creatures, 3pm – 11pm, 6 Club Street, Singapore 069469
Propeller’s The Wanderlust Party: Scotland aka Winterfell
This rooftop bar has a penchant for themed parties! Propeller at Bay Hotel Singapore is hosting yet another edition of the Wanderlust Party and this time its tripping about Scotland’s Doune Castle… or Winterfell as Game of Thrones fans know it. *stifles a scream* You don’t have to be a GoT fanboy/fangirl to enjoy this one but you sure as hell won’t get the puns.
Sign up for three hours of free flow Balvenie, Macallan 12 years, Monkey Shoulder and a Game of Thrones inspired cocktail – the White Walker. Think whiskeys are a drag(on)? Take comfort in the unlimited supply of Hendricks Gin, a Date at Aisle of Skye gin cocktail and a homemade mead. Also on loop will be Scottish treats like Theon’s cock-a-leeky soup, Drogon’s fire oysters, hot pies (remember?), Sansa’s lemon cake (major throwback) and roasted rosemary lamb carving. There are no elephants though… *giggles with GoT fans*
The Wanderlust Party – Scotland aka Winterfell at Propeller, Bay Hotel Singapore, 50 Telok Blangah Road Singapore 098828
DJ Cedric Gervais at Bar Rouge
The only ‘Summertime Sadness’ allowed here is DJ Cedric foot-tapping remix of Lana Del Rey’s tune. Grammy award-winning Cedric Gervais is bringing his progressive and electro house anthems to Bar Rouge later this month. Attendance is mandatory.
Bar Rouge, 2 Stamford Road, Floor 71, Singapore 178882
World Lindy Hop Day Special Edition at Timbre
Dig into the back of your wardrobe or raid your parents’ closet for the coolest vintage outfits. For World Lindy Hop Day, SwingStation.sg is throwing at a bash at Timbre. Swing into the night with SummerTimes Hotshots’ foot-tapping jazz beats.
World Lindy Hop Day Special Edition at Timbre, 45 Armenian Street, Singapore 179936
Electric Feel: Part Man. Part Machine. All 80s
Time to throwback like you mean it. Eatmepoptart’s weelikeme & KiDG are bringing back the 80s for a night of loud costumes, glitter bombs and epic dance moves.
Phuture 3C River Valley Road, Singapore 179022
It’s Electronic Saturday at White Label Records
So you think you know electronic music? White Label Records, a record store by day and a fully stocked intimate pub by night, is hosting It’s Electronic Saturday for those keen on experiencing underground electronic music. Go with an open mind for the finest and most forward-thinking beats.
White Label Records, 28 Ann Siang Road #01-01, Ann Siang House, Singapore 069708
What you missed!
Kampong Boogie’s MayDay, MayDay! The Return to Golden Mile!
The Great Escape might have moved from the iconic Golden Mile to Shaw Towers but look who’s back for a Labour Day bash. Kampong Boogie goes home to where it all started for a night of funk, soul, groove, tropical, hip-hop, house and disco. Down those drinks by The Projector’s Intermission Bar that go well with classic hotdogs by Fung Kee Hotdogs SG and tacos by Taco Mantra. Don’t forget to bid on artworks by a guest artist (wonder who?) cos’ all proceeds go straight to Singapore Children’s Society. It be good..
Kampong Boogie’s MayDay, MayDay! The Return to Golden Mile!, Golden Mile Tower 6001 Beach Rd, Singapore 199589
Nineteen80’s May The Fourth Be With You
Chew on this! Nineteen80, a retro arcade discotheque in Tanjong Pagar, is taking us to a galaxy far far away. Yup, it’s a trap for all us Star Wars fan to bring our light and dark sides one fun party. Resident DJs Ollie Des and Bobos will be storming the space with a mix Vader would be proud of. Think Star Wars inspired mashups, tunes from the ‘80s and early noughties. Come in costume for free entry and practice your Chewbacca roar for fun!
Nineteen80’s May The Fourth Be With You, #01-05 21 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088444
On a scale of one to 10, how open are you to new tunes? If you’ve picked anything over five, chances are you’ll love this party at The Projector’s Intermission Bar. Celebrate African music and beats inspired by an old and rich culture infused with electronic tunes. Hosted by the Afrodisia Collective and featuring guest DJ Anand N(Beatroot), spend the night moving to melodic tunes that are probably brand new to your senses.
Afrodisia 04, Intermission Bar at The Projector 6001 Beach Road, Singapore Singapore 199589
Cinco De Mayo
4 & 5 May
Save the date: Long before it was christened Star Wars Day, 4 May historically has been Cinco De Mayo – a celebration of the Mexican army’s triumphant win over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican war in 1862. So what’s in it for us? A grand excuse of partying, dancing and drinking like the Mexicans. It’s a fiesta: Cuba Libre Cafe & Bar will be putting together a special menu of Espolõn margaritas, shots and Mexican tiraditos; Piedra Negra will be giving Haji Lane a Mexican makeover complete with free tequila shots, a lucky draw, Latin salsa beats, a photo booth and Mexican grub (duh!).
Come dressed in your wildest retro outfits ‘cos Lucha Loco’s got disco fever with a Mexican twist. Spin the loco wheel, smash the disco pinata, fuel up with tacos and tequilas and groove to the beats of DJ Tyler Made. Chimi’s is hosting a weekend-long fiesta – an adult-only Saturday with Afro and Latin electro beats by DJ Abdelux and Labaude, Mexican carnival games, tarot card readings and piñatas smashing. Got kids? Bring them here for family-friendly celebration on Sunday for live performance, Latin pop music, carnival games and more.
Cinco De Mayo, various locations and timings.
Singapore Cocktail Festival
10 – 18 May
Sure, this isn’t a ‘party’ in the most conventional way but if you go with the right people, this boozy festival can turn into one. Cocktail lovers, start celebrating – Singapore Cocktail Festival is back with over 100 participating bars from around the world and you’ll find us at these highlight events. If you want to experience the city’s cocktail scene in one big sweep, this is the best time to do it!
Singapore Cocktail Festival, various locations.
Ce La Vi’s Spinnin’ Sessions ft Daddy’s Groove and Joe Stone
Spinnin’ Sessions have finally reached our shores. No, we aren’t talking about those intense cycling exercises. Leading dance label Spinnin’ Records concept party first started in Miami Winter Music Conference in 2013 and has since travelled the world over. Helming the deck at Singapore’s first Spinnin’ Sessions at Ce La Vi are DJs Daddy’s Groove and Joe Stone.
Ce La Vi Club Lounge, 1 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay Sands Tower 3, Singapore 018971