New Drop! Retrofocus by Retrofocus

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Formed in 2016, Retrofocus is an alternative pop band that gives music a fresh twist with their fusion of different genres accompanied by groovy rhythms and catchy melodies.

Influenced by jazz fusion, funk and dance music, Retrofocus aims to redefine modern day pop into a fusion of genres and bring a new feel to the music industry.

Following their debut single ‘Hands Around’ released in February 2017, alternative pop act Retrofocus has returned with their debut EP Retrofocus, including upbeat tunes such as ‘Morning Light’ and a slow number ‘Happy Tune’.

The EP is composed and written by Juan Ezwan and Jordana Jewel. Mixed and mastered by Shorya Sharma at AOR Studios, Retrofocus is produced by Jai Dzafir and co-produced by Juan Ezwan.

Find the album on iTunes and Spotify.

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Songs I Love To Be Mine by Jasmine Sokko

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Electronic music artist Jasmine Sokko has just released a compilation of covers on Soundcloud in anticipation of her upcoming 3rd single. The project, titled Songs I Would Love To Call Mine, features reworks of songs close to her heart and appear frequently in her current live performance sets.

She shares, “These songs were never exactly finished. They are all cover demos done in 2017 for fun and a lot of love for the music. Since they are not mixed or mastered, I tried to doctor the mp3s into a more listenable state. However, they weren’t properly recorded in the first place and never meant to be heard by anyone in this manner. So it’s a bit of a mess. Hope you have as much fun listening to these songs as much I had while covering them.”

Jasmine’s third single ‘Porcupine’ and accompanying music video will drop end July 2017.

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New Drop! Vanity by The Façade

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Alternative pop ban The Façade will be launching their debut EP ‘Vanity’ at  the Esplanade Annexe Studio on 25 June at 7.30pm.

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The ‘Vanity’ EP explores the concept of growing up and the drama that follows careless youth, young hot-blooded rebellion, and the pains and wonders of transitioning into adulthood.

Supported by National Arts Council, Cross Ratio Entertainment, and BCUBE Live Sound & Production, the EP launch showcase will see the band perform their debut album in its entirety for the first time, including their chart-topping original singles ‘Better Than This’ and ‘Victim’.

More about The Façade
Consisting of 4 entirely different individuals, local alternative pop band, The Façade, found its flavour: pop, rock, and a tinge of blues. Since the band’s inception, they have performed at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, Esplanade Concert Hall, Sundown Marathon, Shine Festival, iLight Festival, Mediacorp Celebrate 2017 Countdown Party at Suntec City, just to name a few.

Melodic tropes and groovy beats are signature to the band. In September 2016, the band released their debut original single ‘Better Than This’, which topped the overall iTunes chart at #2 within the first day of its release. The release of their second single ‘Victim’ has also claimed #4 on the iTunes alternative chart, and has more than 150,000 hits on Spotify.

The EP is now available on iTunes, Spotify and all digital platforms.

 

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Golden Sugar Crystals by The Analog Girl

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What started out as a lo-fi bedroom project using portable synthesizers and cassette tape recorders has since evolved into some kind of dreamlike technicolour pop universe – one in which Singaporean musician The Analog Girl creates and performs using a myriad of illuminating electronic instruments including the Tenori-On, Monome and Percussa AudioCubes.

Named by TIME magazine as one of 5 Music Acts To Watch in 2008, The Analog Girl has had audiences worldwide plugged into her sound at a spectrum of venues and festivals including CMJ Music Festival in New York, famed British photographer Nick Knight’s SHOWstudio in London, Worldtronics Festival at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, the Cirque Electrique in Paris, Superdeluxe in Tokyo and Mosaic Music Weekend at Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay in Singapore. The Analog Girl has also supported a number of international acts including Telepathe, The Whitest Boy Alive and The KVB. Golden Sugar Crystals is The Analog Girl’s newest album in 5 years, and it is charged with both hope and fragility.

“I am known to create material that is dark-sounding, although not always intentionally. And even though most of the songs on this album were written during darker times than normal, it’s turned out to be the first album of mine that seeks light, beauty, truth and hope. So let’s all find our own ways to do what makes us happy, even if for just a moment.”

Golden Sugar Crystals is now available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer and Bandcamp.

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Drop! Against All Odds by REQ

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REQ’s debut EP is a bold statement from the UK born, Singapore based rapper. With a unique blend of sounds that stem from his upbringing in the UK’s ‘Grime’ culture to his Asian Roots, his EP ‘Against All Odds’ delivers something fresh that hasn’t been heard before.

With a mixture of storytelling tracks, hardhitters to songs with a pop feel, it is clear that REQ draws from his unique experiences living in different continents. Straight from the lyrical “Intro” to his first single from the EP ‘Know Me Like That’, it is clear that there is something for everyone on this project.

Born in Birkenhead, England, REQ has been steadily making his move from a behind-the- scenes role to the foreground of the music industry. From the young age of 15, he has tried his hand in a number of fields, from spoken word to an undefeated streak in battle rap that lasted for nearly 2 years. Since then, he has concentrated on more studio work, with songwriting credits on songs by notable Filipino artists such as Rayver Cruz and Yeng Constantino.

Now with the spread of the British grime culture and the acceptance of the British accent within the genre of Hip-Hop finally being digested worldwide, REQ’s debut EP could not be being released at a better time.

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