That’s why they are more than a record store, cafe or a bar. They are a space for gigs, workshops, screenings and talks, too — they strive to connect the music community, bringing them together and providing them with the resources, knowledge and opportunities to create, curate and perform.
A Singapore venture is emerging as the new powerhouse of Asia’s electronic dance music industry with the unveiling of a new state-of-the-art production studio.
Launching in October 2018, TITAN Studios at Duxton Hill is the brainchild of Singapore electronic music management agency, Jupiter Labs, which also has outlets in London, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Melbourne and Los Angeles. Jupiter Labs aims to become Asia’s leading artist incubator having already fostered partnerships with leading agencies and labels around Asia. The TITAN studios are a key component of that strategy.
Designed and built by dance music producers and renowned audio engineers, TITAN Studios' facilities simultaneously provide both comfort and creative space, without the complications of traditional recording studios. That doesn’t mean compromise, as TITAN offers advanced sound design tech and a wealth of vintage, analog and digital instruments and outboard gear.
Cool Cats is now officially open at The NCO Club. An energetic live music venue and speakeasy cocktail lounge, toast to swingin’ good times with a series of cultured spirits and premium entertainment acts.
16 Beat Drums is your one-stop brand new concept music store that provides revolutionary drumming solutions for drummers of all ages, skill-levels and styles. Their business is run by a team of passionate individuals who are committed to delivering the best drumming experience for you.
16 Beat Drums is like a "candy store" equivalent for drum enthusiasts.
Besides the regular drumming goods/things that are usually offered at a conventional drum store, they offer more exclusive products and home-practice solutions that are not yet experienced by many professionals and beginner drummers in the region.
16 Beat Drums is a business that’s built on passion and they take pride in serving the drumming community.
So visit their newly-opened store at 16 Opal Crescent and check out their products. Their friendly & well-versed staff members will be more than happy to have a chat with you.
Play. Practice. Be Heard.
The passionate people behind 16 Beat Drums also manages Singapore Drum Fest, who runs Asia's biggest drumming competition "Drum-Off 2018" and drumming festivals like "Ultimate Drummers Weekend".
Singapore Drum Fest is reputed for being the first-of-its-kind in Asia. A modern and energetic festival that seeks to empower drummers and raise public interest in drumming since 2007. Organized by Fest Events International, and modelled after the prestigious Modern Drummer Festival in the USA, Singapore Drum Fest continues to bring the world’s best drummers and musicians together since its birth in 2007 until today.
Drum Tutor at The Grandstand offers an extensive and engaging drumming program that caters to both kids and adults through it’s own curriculum for students across all levels. The lessons are solely based on the pace of the student's learning ability whether is it learning a new song, working on grading examination materials or breaking down a certain groove or rhythmic pattern.
Drum Tutor's curriculum is planned and written by its founder and creative partner, Er Chow Kiat.
His education at Musicians Institute (Hollywood, CA, U.S.A.) has enabled him to craft out a structured lesson plan that is fun, challenging and yet contemporary at the same time.
Students are ultimately taught to serve the music and not just to focus on the technical aspect of drumming.
They have 3 studios in the school and you can read more about their studios & services here.
The Millennium Dance Complex is known worldwide as the premiere studio of the commercial dance world and is widely referred to as ‘the place where it all happens’. Its 1st Singapore outlet is now open at Marina Square.
Born in 1992, Millennium Dance Complex is the most famous dance studio brand in the world. Founded in Los Angeles, USA, it has been fuelled by Hollywood’s entertainment business’s hype machine. Millennium Dance Complex is the preeminent dance instruction brand in commercial dance. Millennium offers dance and dance fitness classes to everyone from beginning dancers to Hollywood’s biggest celebrities such as Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, Usher, Ariana Grande, Pink and Diddy.
Millennium is home to some of dance’s best and highest-profile choreographers, who choreograph and teach the biggest pop stars when they practice for their videos and tours. Dance’s popularity continues to explode thanks to increased exposure on television, in movies, and major concerts. With its focus on contemporary, popular music and dance, Millennium distinguishes itself from the existing competition of aged dance studio brands that focus on ballroom and classical dance and do not appeal to the modern, progressive population.
The Millennium Dance Complex is known worldwide as the premiere studio of the commercial dance world and is widely referred to as a 'the place where it all happens'. Although the studio's A-list clientele and a faculty of the most sought after dancers and choreographers in the world has catapulted MILLENNIUM to a global brand, it still remains notably grounded, welcoming and dedicated to the highest level of service and instruction.
Aureus Academy will be opening their newest centre at Suntec City in April 2018.
Their newest centre will feature 10 colourful and spacious music studios, as well as a recital space, providing ample performing opportunities for their students.
Aureus Academy is Singapore’s leading music school with over 3,500 students enrolled between their schools and they specialize in providing individually tailored piano lessons, violin lessons, guitar lessons, and vocal lessons to students of all ages and abilities.
Aureus Academy opened its first branch in September 2013 at Delfi Orchard. They currently have 7 schools which are at 112 Katong, AMK Hub, Eastpoint, Forum the Shopping Mall, Rochester Mall, and Westgate, and Northpoint, with 2 more upcoming new branches opening up at Suntec and United Square in April and May respectively.
The 5,000 sqft store is also home to Swee Lee Social Club; an in-store casual cafe for patrons to rest and hang ten, a hangout space for music lovers to exchange over cuppas and sweets.
The bigger store space at Star Vista is also the expansion of Swee Lee Music Academy and it is now fitted with five teaching rooms for you to learn music and jam away.
Swee Lee Star Vista Lifestyle Store also offers repair services and a special VIP treatment (by appointment only), for those who’d like to have consultations with the pros on the range of limited edition guitars.
Much more than a state-of-the-art retail and performance space, the new Steinway Gallery at ION Orchard - the "centre of gravity" in the retail scene, houses a selection of grand and upright pianos from Steinway & Sons including its latest innovation – the Steinway SPIRIO, a high-resolution re-performance piano, to exquisite pianos from the Steinway Crown Jewel Collection. Completing the Steinway Family of Pianos are the Boston and Essex, pianos that are designed by Steinway & Sons.
The new store’s open façade is uniquely designed similarly to one of Steinway's 130 patents - the seamless, continuous-bent rim (invented in 1878 and is done virtually the same way today as it was then). A Steinway grand piano displayed at the store front is available for shoppers to tinkle on.
Also, they can host up to 80 pax with a full-size performance stage and the store will be frequently used as a recital hall that allows musicians & audiences to connect. The rehearsal studio for artists and students, which houses two Steinway Grands, is another embodiment of Steinway's commitment to celebrating arts & culture.
Established in 2004, School of Music and the Arts (SOMA) is a premier music institution in Singapore, focusing on both contemporary and classical music performance as well as career skills in Songwriting, Music Production and Audio Engineering.
As a Private Education Institution registered with the Council for Private Education (CPE) in Singapore, SOMA offers a world-class arts education centered on practical and relevant skills for both adults and children.
Conveniently located in Marina Square, SOMA’s new 3500 sq ft facility includes 5 classrooms, an Apple Mac lab, a recording studio, a dance studio and a retail store.
SOMA offers courses for all ages; 2 diploma programs, 6 certificate courses, 8 music performance labs and 3 dance performance labs. For their performance labs, which are weekly instrumental, voice or dance instruction, students can choose to learn in a group setting or a more customized one-on-one program.
SOMA is an official Examination Partner with ABRSM and Rockschool where students can opt to take graded examinations. There is also a retail store selling instruments, guidebooks, audio gear and accessories to provide students with the best support for their education.
Most recently, SOMA launched their dance performance labs focusing on Hip Hop, K-Pop and Jazz techniques. These classes cater to different levels of dancers, from absolute beginners looking to groove to the latest hits, to experienced dancers looking to improve on their technique.
Join SOMA next weekend for an exciting line-up of free music and dance workshops taught by some of the best in the industry! These instructors have worked with international artistes including Jacky Cheung, JJ Lin, David Tao, Stefanie Sun, Lee Hom, Air Supply and Pentatonix. Visit www.soma.edu.sg/ilovemusic for more information.
Head down to Swee Lee Drum Shop for some of the biggest names in drums and percussion, like Tama Drums, Pearl Drums, Ludwig Drums, Gretsch Drums, Natal Drums, Meinl Cymbals, SABIAN and Latin Percussion.
Swee Lee Drum Shop is Swee Lee Music Company's 1st specialist music store.
An established music company in the region, Swee Lee Music was founded in 1946 after World War II, as a music company supplying brass and woodwind instruments to the British military band.
Today, Swee Lee has grown from a local retailer to become a regional distributor of musical instruments, professional light, sound and specialized concert equipment, with also a reputation as a leading professional audio and video systems provider.
About one quarter of the retail space at the new Funan mall has been taken up and local theatre company W!LD RICE is among one of the latest tenants announced together with a few other familiar brands.
The retail mall will have 200 shops over six storeys, and is targeted for completion in the fourth quarter of 2019.
W!LD RICE will build a 18,000 sq ft, 380-seat theatre - the first facility of its kind designed and managed by a local theatre group to be located within a commercial complex.
W!LD RICE was founded in 2000 by Ivan Heng, an internationally acclaimed and award-winning theatre practitioner, and is recognised today as one of Singapore’s leading professional theatre companies.
D-Flat Studios has expanded its music education business from a 400 sq ft operation in Tiong Bahru to an additional 2,100 sq ft educational space at The Salvation Army @ Family Hub on Tanglin Road. Founded in 2012, D-Flat Studios is a music school specialising in piano, vocal and musical theatre education.
The Tanglin Studio boasts 5 differently themed learning spaces, and a recording studio. A large common area greets students and parents when they first enter, and this space is also used for theory and musicianship classes.
The Studio distinguishes itself through experiential learning. Students are taught the language of music, and are encouraged to apply that knowledge across a spectrum of instruments. Chiefly, aural and musicianship are basic fundamentals in their pedagogy, using the piano and voice as an aid to learning music. The objective is to give them an understanding of the aural landscape they live in, complementing their academia by encouraging them to develop their cognitive abilities.
The Studio currently teaches students from 4 to 89 years old, and offers free trial classes.
Hear Records is a music lifestyle store in Singapore, retailing new and used vinyl records. They're the local distributor of Music Hall (US) turntables and electronics, as well as Art Vinyl (UK). Their 2nd store is now at Chinatown.
Stocking over 3000 used records and 1000 new ones (with fresh shipments coming in every month), there’s always something new in store. Be it jazz, trip-hop, death metal, ambient, post rock — take your pick. In addition to records, they sell turntables, electronics and peripherals such as Art Vinyl display frames.
Club L’Opera has a one of a kind luxurious atmosphere that is perfect for refined, live music performances with finely tuned C2 Yamaha Grand piano.
To date, the founder, Mr. Katsumi Mizutani’s love for art heritage and fine antiques has embraced all forms of classical, Jazz, traditional and modern performing arts which has brought joy to L’operetta Group’s existing clientele and will continue to do so for those who have a great love for artistic performances.
The unique quality of the venue is the foundation for Club L’Opera’s potential to become a leading venue for true music lovers, where customers from any background can enjoy carefully selected wine and premium whiskey in a lavish listening environment, reminiscent of a quaint 1920's Opera theatre.
Situated 45 floors up in the heart of the Central Business District with sweeping views of the Singapore city landscape and coast, Skyline presents a unique new concept seamlessly melding an outdoor rooftop experience with that of an indoor party-centric ultra-lounge.
Enjoy the best of both worlds at this sophisticated new venue - savour a cocktail or two at the alfresco area while listening to the chic beats from our DJs or dance the night away indoors, popping bottles in the exclusive state-of-the-art outfitted party lounge.
Introducing the latest nightlife concept by Massive Collective - electrifying for the young, salacious for the lush, and yet refined for the sophisticated - Penthouse is now open!
Unravel our world of 'Haute Debauchery'- provocatively chic after-dark mischief personified. Expect only the finest in music, atmosphere, conversation and community. Penthouse, leave your inhibitions at the door and rendezvous at the top.
Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay’s newest venue, Annexe Studio is set to open its doors to the public next month!
A raw and flexible two-storey space that was converted from a dance club, the studio is another versatile performance venue that is as much about artists at work, creating, rehearsing and jamming, as it is about artists performing.
The opening of Annexe Studio marks the completion of the physical renewal exercise that Esplanade embarked in July 2014 across the centre to create new spaces, facilities and arts experiences for visitors and patrons. The Annexe Studio gives audiences the opportunity to catch a performance, be it music, theatre or dance, in a more casual and intimate setting, and even to see or be part of the artistic process.
SPACE is all about amplifying the party experience and upping the ante: a new multi-dimensional abode where music meets the senses, where the surprises keep coming and where you live for the thrills.
Mashing up the flavours of club life over an area of 3000 sq ft, SPACE has opened its doors to an audio-visual experience that’s meant to arrest all pre-conceived notions of a contemporary dance club.
With EDM / Commercial / Open-format goodness thumping through a wicked sound system, an open dancefloor, state-of-the-art laser lights and a feature hi-resolution LED wall that stands almost 9 feet high & 49 feet long, excitement won’t be the only thing you’ll be feeling within the confines of their club.
NOVA is the first big-room nightclub to be set in the heart of Singapore's famous shopping district, Orchard Road.
Get ready for an array of genres, ranging from heart-pumping club bangers to catchy hooks and 808s, featuring some of the best local DJ talent ion town, as well as a wide selection of exhilarating guest & international acts.
The 8000 sq ft. club utilizes state-of-the-art light & sound engineering, alongside professional theatrics like dancers and aerialists to deliver a nightlife experience this country sorely needs.
Managed by two of the entertainment industry's most well known brands - Massive Collective and the Neverland Group - expect only the best from this marriage of giants.
Headquarters by The Council is the new party home base for The Council, helmed by Eileen Chan aka DJ Cats on Crack and owner of KOI Izakaya, Clement Chin. The new space will host their Council series from Wednesdays to Saturdays, with Resident DJ Julien Brochard spinning electronic beats alongside other local DJs.
Known for their pop-up underground parties featuring local faves like Haan from CBD raving ground, KyÅ, to Berlin’s Kaiser Souzai, The Council’s recent party base hosts regional and international DJs who spin beats from house music, disco to techno. The Headquarters is then a no-frills underground club that is home to a community of music lovers with their signature parties and weeknight events.
You can even expect an experimental flair from their parties and not just a dark room with music, since they’ve turned streets into dance ï¬oors and shop houses into dancehalls. They've also brought parties to open-air carparks, secret villas and stunted rooftops.
Nested in the metropolis heart of CHIJMES, encompassing alfresco, restaurant, bar and nightclub. It is set to give a variety of experiences. It embodies an ideal venue to start and end a night under one roof. So gear up as their Djs fill the atmosphere with different genres of tunes in various areas.
Think bare-brick walls, concrete floors, beer on tap, the best of rock sounding through the system, and lots (and lots) of whiskies.
Sample 100+ variety of whiskies from around the globe - have it neat, on the rocks, or with a beer chaser. 3-4 ever-changing cocktails. Sapporo on tap. Beer pong. They also have a selection of sodas for designated drivers in the house.
Ukulele Movement (UM) is an initiative launched to increase the awareness and appreciation of ukulele in Singapore and beyond. This movement connects ukulele enthusiasts through regular events (performances, concerts, workshops) and activities like open mic, uke outings/meetups etc.
UM is also the first music retail shop in Singapore specialising in all-things-ukulele, offering a wide selection of high quality ukuleles imported from reputable brands, instructional materials and lessons, catering to people of all levels and ages.
YOLO is a high-energy fast casual takeaway breaking all stereotypes and destroying social norms. They spread the low-down that good food can actually be good for you. They’re not afraid of reinventing the wheel.
Giving you absolutely no choice but to eat your goals by serving up ridiculously nutritious food to the tune of equally amazing killer beats and a kickass vibrant community to call your own.
Harry's newest outlet that recently opened, sits in the heart of Clarke Quay – with a revamped menu to boot.
From bar bites and beers, Harry’s has evolved to serve you lunch and dinner with their new menu encompassing 50 dishes (small plates, platters and big plates) and a selection of wines.
Starters, also known as Small Plates, can be paired with a cold pint of their signature Harry’s Premium Lager.
Try the Crabmeat Spaghettini with blue swimmer crabmeat and Chicken Masala served with a refreshing glass of Dirty Harry. The Chicken Masala is served with toasted charcoal bread and the chicken is grilled prior to adding it into the Masala base, ensuring that the smoky taste of the meat just right and not too overwhelming.
Capitol Theatre provides an inspirational platform to capture the imagination and move audiences.The historic Capitol Theatre, the epicentre of creativity, is where the arts and society meet. Through the transformation, Capitol Theatre will become one of South-east Asia’s largest single screen cinema with approximately 800 seats, built for red carpet movie premieres, first run screenings and MICE events. The theatre will also host in-house theatre and dance productions, featuring local and Asian repertoire.
Gong is an extravagant daily experience taking place every day, an exquisite place to unwind after a stressful day at work and why not an aperitif/after drink after your sumptuous dinner.
Gong embarks you a place of inspiration and reminiscent to relax, a mottled decoration with a unique pieces around the world.
Music reigns, the most trendiest place in Singapore opened its doors for you to enliven your story on music that will accompany you in a wonderful world of sensuality and elegance, resonance, taste, smell, ambience and enjoy the rhythm with Gong’s emblematic instrument of this unusual space.
Kids Performing Academy of the Arts is a school developing children in the art of performing. Courses in performance training include singing, dancing, acting and stage performances.
Kids Performing also creates and produces young artistes and groups for performances.
They have courses for students of all ages, from pre-schoolers to adults. Kids Performing has developed trademarked courses JazzKids, UrbanKids BroadwayKids and TeenStars. These courses produces quality performing groups that perform regularly in events and in concerts. TeenStars is a program for teens’ training in musicals, plays, television and stage performance. Pre-school children age 3-6 years old attend performance training classes TwinkleStars and PopStars.
Kids Performing Academy also conducts a successful program in preparing primary school students towards Direct School Admission auditions and interviews.
McGettigan’s proudly wears the tagline “The Modern Irish Experience”, as it reflects the best of modern Irish food, culture, sports and music. The McGettigan's brand is steeped in Irish family history and uses this strong heritage and valuable experience to bring a real flavour of Ireland and its renowned hospitality to a global market. Each venue boasts unique décor, award winning Irish food and perfectly poured drinks with the world's top sporting events televised live on HD screens.
The bars frequently play host to some of the best in Irish and international live music, comedy and entertainment acts. McGettigan’s Pub was first opened in Ireland in the 1960’s on Queen Street, Dublin by Jim McGettigan. Since that day, the business has grown from Dublin, to Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates and returned home to Ireland with two outlets currently in operation in Counties Donegal and Limerick.
November 2013, McGettigan’s moved back home to the place where it all started for founder of the business, Jim McGettigan, as the award winning pub opened in Letterkenny, County Donegal in the North West of Ireland where Jim was born and raised.
AltaEgo is a brand new 3 level concept located in Ann Siang, with each level bringing you a completely different party experience.
The ground floor cocktail bar and restaurant is a great setting for your social or business gathering and comes to life in the evenings with a down-tempo acoustic live band. They strive to blend the very best of entertainment with professional service through a comprehensive drink list and tapas. The design mixes bright colours to enhance the space with rich dark material to create a stimulating setting.
On level 2, embrace the intimate and sophisticated lounge experience. Sultry vocal house music coupled with signature cocktails and VIP table service complement the warm, intimate atmosphere.
On level 3, their boutique theatre is an intimate and comfortable setting which offers daily screenings of films that cannot be seen on the big screen anymore. By day we service a variety of private events and by night they transform into a sexy champagne lounge where you can unwind and corporates can entertain while listening to groovy beats and enjoying the finer things in life.
On level 4, an award winning bar which has enjoyed regular popularity over the years for its relaxing vibe, fabulous service and scenic views, across the heritage Chinatown area juxtaposed against the central business district. Perfect for the after work drink and night cap with friends and clients alike. Beautiful cocktails, beautiful music, beautiful views – the place to be and to be seen!
Stepping into Scent Witch Wellness is like entering a tranquil sanctuary. You will be greeted immediately with the sweet mix of essential oils and soft serene music.
Take some time to indulge your senses with their selection of natural beauty products, infused with essential oils and pure herbal extracts.
Their product range from natural skincare, body care, hair care, aromatherapy and home fragrance products and do not make use of any synthetic chemicals, which makes them safe for your skin.
Scent Witch Wellness recognises that modern lifestyle is becoming increasingly hectic and that you need new ways to de-stress. Pamper yourselve and get to recreate a spa experience right at home with minimal fuss.
Pretty Ballerinas is a young brand but with a long tradition - the shoes are made by the same family in the same Mediterranean village where they started.
Each shoe shape is named after a female screen or music icon to help you remember which shape suits you best.
The brand is known for its huge array of styles and colours and the unusual way materials are combined. Their stores are designed like tiny chocolate boxes with signature details of French antique gilt mirrors and chandeliers, pink shelving and leopard print sofas.
The Berlin Bar is the brain child of local celebrity and performer John Molina. It has been his long time desire to create an entertainment experience that is a world class melting pot of all things exceptional.
The world’s too small for walls - Berlin personifies more than just a uniquely good time, it’s about the coming together of people separated by different beliefs, systems or stereotypes, giving hope to peace and unity for freedom.
Located in the newly renovated Chijmes, Berlin has something for everyone. Supported by a cutting edge team, John Molina has developed a unique concept which will offer a music journey from the 1980’s to modern electronic music all in one night. Live music performances and DJ’s will entertain in a trendy atmosphere, where service staff is part of the lifestyle, proudly serving food and drinks with modern nostalgia.
Berlin at Chijmes is not just another place, Berlin provides an escape, and brings entertainment and enjoyment as a remedy to daily stress.
Foodies can whet their appetite with a carefully selected range of international bar food, VIP tapas, local delights. Apart from staple drinks to accompany the food, Berlin will serve up champagne cocktails and old classics with a sexy and fun twist. At Berlin there’s always something for everyone!
Berlin offers a unique vibe, enjoyed together with a music experience that evolves through the night. Here, live music and DJ’s come together to deliver quality music. All this in a diverse and intriguing setting, that is sexy and fun.