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The Foundation presents Ray Mang & Alan Dixon

When:

Thu Mar 29 2018, 6:00pm–3:00am

Where: CapitaGreen, 138 Market Street , MacPherson, Singapore

Restrictions: R18

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $0.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: samantha4b3

The event is taking place at Artemis.

Is Disco dead?

Singapore is an interesting place with many quirks specific to life on the Red Dot, and the microcosm of music held dear to masses is a prime example of this. Our music scene doesn’t always get the best reviews and independent clubs struggle to keep their head above water in a constant battle between commercial revenues and their chosen musical DNA, whereas many of the mainstream clubs choose to play safe and focus their music curation around the more commercial sounds of pop, EDM or techno whilst other genres are quickly dismissed as unfashionable or too niche.

Take Disco for example. Disco is dance music heritage and for many was confined to the dusty shelves of the musical archives in the early 80’s, way before the electronic scene progressed into early electro and house, which is turn spawned the plethora of genres we broadly now know as “dance music”. However, in truth, disco never went away—and over the past 10 years the disco, nu-disco and disco re-edit scene has been thriving and is now recognized as a major player at clubs and festivals across the globe.

A good example of this is Defected Records, a brand known traditionally for their straight-up house music sound, launching a new label offshoot entitled Glitterbox, which showcases new disco and re-edit productions from internationally acclaimed artists. This has manifested itself in a digital and vinyl record label as well as a residency at world famous club Space in Ibiza (it continues there in the clubs new guise Hi Ibiza) and monthly events at London’s Ministry of Sound. One just needs to look at recent lineups to understand the draw with artist such as Master at Work, DJ Harvey, Dmitri from Paris, Joey Negro and Greg Wilson all appearing on a regular basis.

In short, disco is most definitely not dead. It’s standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the most respected house and techno music brands out there—and now it has a champion in Singapore called The Foundation - a collective dedicated to the future retro sound of disco/disco-funk/proto-house and their mission is to position disco front-and-center here in the Red Dot.

Their launch event is certainly putting out a strong statement with not one, but two international headline artists flying in from the UK to share their music.

Heading up the bill is Ray Mang—a respected international producer and DJ who has been championing the disco sound since the mid 90’s. Over the years he has released original music under a variety of pseudonyms and operates his own record label entitled “Mangled”. He’s also been invited to remix a host of A List artists such as Freddy Mercury, Shirley Bassey, Gorillaz and Beck to name but a few!

He is joined by Alan Dixon, who heads up Midnight Riot records. Growing rapidly since 2009, the London based label releases music from major players such as Amp Fiddler, The Black Madonna, Ron Basejam, Soul Clap, Kon, Late Night Tuff Guy, Dr Packer and has also operates events, podcast's and a DJ agency.

Underpinning proceedings is a selection of the finest Singapore based DJs including Stephen Day, the ex-Ministry Of Sound resident who has been a major player on the Singapore scene for many years, Kid Fiesta who is the man behind Singapore’s Silent Disco phenomenon, JB from the well regarded Doomph night at Kilo Lounge, and local hero YuJin who has been DJing on the Singapore circuit for many years and is running event’s under the East Side Story moniker.

Tickets
So, how much is the incredible event going to set you back we hear you cry? Well amazingly it’s absolutely free! That’s right, it won’t cost you a cent to get in, however pre-registration of tickets is essential due to venue capacity.