Singapore’s most forward-thinking night & collective celebrates its second anniversary with a visual feast.
After traveling to various corners of the world and playing to a sold-out show at the Esplanade few months back, Syndicate celebrates its anniversary at where it all began two years ago; Home Club. With the club as a canvas, resident visual artist, Brandon Tay, collaborates with internationally acclaimed design collective, Phunk Studio, to transform the space into a visual playground.
The traditional Syndicate visual wall will be filled with collaborative content from the two artists as they reinterpret, remix & revisualize each other’s work. A special installation that charts out the Syndicate journey so far will also be unveiled to commemorate the anniversary. There is also a third surprise piece which they have been working on and are tight-lipped about. You just have to be there to find out more.
Music is not taking a back seat as the line-up features both seasoned players and fresh names from the local scene. The luminaries which needs no introduction are the Funk Bast*rd, MC Masterpiece and KoFlow with a special live set. It will also be a homecoming gig for Singapore’s own bass general, Vortex, who has been away for sometime. Kiat represents the Syndicate stable with his staple beats & bass.
Meanwhile, making their Syndicate debut will be Diphasic, who was featured in the first ever Beat Invitational, and recent FFF Girl DJ Bootcamp graduate, Saigon Kat.
Proving that Singapore still has an inexhaustible list of budding bedroom producers, the fifth Beat Invitational is set to unearth another round of beatific gems. Butterfly Imprint, ILOH:SHIX, LoopTape, The Architek & Darren Dubwise will be unleashing works that cut across all genres.
And so, Syndicate is two.
ENTRY: $15 WITH ONE FREE DRINK
Against a sanitized backdrop of fast food music, Syndicate was conceived over rounds of beers to reduce the growing impact of harmful beats and caveman frequencies in the accelerated world today. Along the way, it transmogrified into a serious idea to create a space for sonic expression and visual experience in post-efficient Singapore. What initially appeared as rounds of accidental & random recruitment exercise soon resulted in the formation of an audio-visual collective with names that are no strangers to the scene and some that are just strange.
Propelled by the inactivity in the electronic margins of the sunny island, Syndicate is here as a super-collective to fill a void. It is now set to tear apart music categorization and regurgitate something to call its own.
Track Credit : Let It Rain - Koflow