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Coffee Talk @SLSC: Dru Chen

Soul with a capital S. Dru Chen has no qualms making his influences clear. With a Stratocaster in hand, the local singer-songwriter is at home, and before you know it, he starts singing. And you instantly recognise that silky smooth vocals when you listen to his latest single Future Me… Read more

RIIDEM and Tengyboy
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How Two Up and Coming Local Musicians Make Music at Home

Remember these names: RIIDEM and Tengboy. One is an established songwriter, mixing engineer and producer, the other an up and coming rapper and singer – you'll find them hard to miss in the growing music scene here in Singapore. And right now, they're riding the wave of their their latest… Read more

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Local Indie Stalwarts M1LDL1FE on their Latest Single, Fender Tones and Touring

“I don't really know where to go. Moving is the only thing right. Really gotta open the door. Maybe we can make it in time,” croons the chorus of M1LDL1FE's latest single, “Small Lanes”. It’s something we all can relate to at some point of our lives – with the… Read more

Darren Teh An Honest Mistake Pop Punk Pedal Feature Walrus Audio TC Electronic Guitar Pedals MONO Pedal board Marshall Amp
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Pedal Talk with Darren Teh of An Honest Mistake

Darren Teh is an honest guy. As we chat before the interview, he's about as candid as can be while talking about his gear, the music industry and everything in between. So it isn’t a surprise to us that the name of his pop-punk band, An Honest Mistake (AHM), seems… Read more

Jazz Djazz
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Inside the Mind of a Producer, Composer & Artist: Shereen Cheong on What Musicians Should Know

If you have been paying close attention to the local and international music scene over the past few years, you might have noticed Shereen Cheong making some pretty substantial waves. Based in New York, Shereen is graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music and currently wears multiple hats as… Read more

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Studio Monitor Advice from a Top Mix Engineer

One of the silver linings during this difficult period is the fact everyone's finding new and creative ways to stay productive at home. Producing music at home. for example, is really having a moment right now. Music production requires specific equipment and has its own set of rules. One of… Read more

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Rasyid of Wormrot’s Vinyl Picks

The vanguard of the metal movement in Singapore, Wormrot has been shaking stages all over the world since their inception in 2007. Rasyid Juraimi is the guitarist and one of the founding members of the band. As the bringer of some of the heaviest riffs on this island, we decided… Read more

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Charlie Lim Takes Us Through His Home Studio

You should be reading this at home. Probably after putting down your guitar. Musicians like you and us, we’ve got our instruments to keep us company. Why not go one step further and consider recording your music at home? Even before this "Circuit Breaker" measures were put into place, many… Read more

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Music at The Star Vista: Marian Carmel, Don & Oli and More

Last week Marian Carmel and co took the stage at the Atrium at The Star Vista with a performance that put a smile on all our faces.  Music has always been something that brought people together, but this time, the crowds kept their distance, and that didn’t stop them from… Read more

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Tabitha Boon of Noivil Studios Picks Out Her Music Production Essentials

Tell someone you wanted to produce your own music at home on the cheap 20 years ago and they may have called you crazy. But today, we’re truly spoiled for choice – putting together a decent recording set up at home without breaking the bank is indeed a reality. Just… Read more

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The Lowdown with Jeff Phua of Mad August – Gear Talk

For someone who starting banging on milo tins and picking the only instrument (bass) left in a jamming studio, Jeff Phua has come a long way since. These were just some of the anecdotes the cool and amiable bass player for KL-based Mandarin rock band Mad August shared with us… Read more

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Jeff Phua of Mad August Tells Us About His Bass Beginnings, Band and the Music Biz

Tucked into the cosy seats of Swee Lee Social Club in Lot 10, KL, Jeff Phua and his tech, Zedes enter the premises with a MONO gig bag strapped across his shoulder. He extends a hand introducing himself with an air of friendly confidence and plops down onto the plush… Read more

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Derrick Siow’s Guide on Becoming a Professional Drummer in Malaysia

Derrick Siow is probably one of Malaysia’s best drumming secret! He's played for the biggest names in the Malaysian scene, like Siti Nurhaliza, Jaclyn Victor, Kris Dayanti, NJWA and more. Derrick is one of those rare drummers who has honed his craft over multiple genres. If you've ever had the… Read more

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Jonathan Fong of Sole Superior Picks His Top 10 Vinyl at Swee Lee

Streetwear and sneakers go hand-in-hand – anyone who’s copped the latest drops will tell you that. But perhaps even more so, music has been ingrained into streetwear culture right from the very beginning – just ask Jonathan Fong, co-founder of Sole Superior and Street Superior Festival.  Sneakers and streetwear might… Read more

Calvin Phua Stopgap showing BOSS effect pedals
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Top 5 BOSS Effect Pedals with Calvin Phua of Stopgap

His collection includes a staggering 20 BOSS effects. Here's how he makes his warbly, seasick, and whale sounds. Read more

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With the Band: Summations, T-Rex on Baybeats 2019

It’s been a little over a week since the annual Baybeats takeover at Singapore’s Esplanade and the diversity of talent seems to grow with every year. Every edition of Baybeats brings together well-loved local acts, the up-and-comers, as well as international headliners to the same stage — a treat for… Read more

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Anis Kalisa’s Top 10 Guitar Gear for Rocking Out

Are you someone who swears by a particular style of guitar? KL-based guitarist and sessionist, Anis Kalisa certainly does. For her, it's Les Pauls all the way. For our first Malaysian artist feature, the Soul Statue guitarist shares her life-long love for the iconic Gibson design with us, her journey… Read more

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10 Essentials for Ambient Pop with Jazreel of Causeway Youth

In the world of ambient guitar music, reverbs are cavernous, lush modulation thrives, and delay controls are cranked up — but not without reason. The loosely-defined "ambient music" label itself is not genre-bound and is most identifiable by its focus on creating atmospheric layers. Some popularly associated styles of music… Read more

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Top 12: Desiree Tay’s Must-Have Percussion Gear

The cajón, a box-shaped percussion instrument originally from Peru, under the hands of skilful drummers has proven to have more tonal options than its six sides seem to suggest. But that hasn’t stopped creative musicians from adding more and more hand-percussion and accessories to their cajon set up to take… Read more

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Pedal Challenge: Hasyir Ibrahim’s picks under $500, $1K & $2K

Whether you’re new to pedalboard building or a long time pedal aficionado, the fact remains the same — trying to decide on your next pedal acquisition can quickly become overwhelming. The options never end and every permutation of your signal chain opens up new tonal possibilities. A good way to… Read more

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Leo Goh Breaks Down His Top 5 R&B Licks

Leo Goh may seem like a relatively new face in Singapore’s music scene, but that’s only because the Musicians Institute graduate has been in LA for the past 6 years — first as a student and then a working musician. The young producer and guitar extraordinaire has been keeping himself… Read more

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What’s in That Bag? Bassist Nicholas Lee and Performing Overseas

You may not recognise his name, but if you love catching local acts, you’ve definitely heard Nicholas Lee's basslines. He is quickly becoming a bass favourite in Singapore and can be found holding down the low-frequency for some of the city’s most prominent artists. Nick has sessioned for The Sam… Read more

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Billy Chua of Disco Hue’s Top 10 Must-Have Drum Equipment

Billy Chua is the hard-hitting, groove machine behind the ever-rising local synth-pop band Disco Hue. He has racked up a wealth of experience drumming on tour and as a session musician, and was a co-founder of The Drummer Co, a community of drummers in Singapore. Like every drummer and musician… Read more

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Live & Local: Vokatones

Getting festive, a capella style. Read more

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5 Emerging Songwriters You Should Know

Make some NOISE. Read more

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Live & Local: A Thriller at Haw Par Villa

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Live & Local: Local Motion Festival

In photos. Read more

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Live & Local: 100 Festival

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Live & Local: Hard Rock Rising

Battle of the bands Read more