The teens and young adults of this generation are mostly into music. Their hobbies are music-related, their jobs are music-related, and their life is almost entirely music-related. Some are into bands, some are singers, song writers, musicians, and some are freelance. But what exactly is a DJ? DJ is short for disc jockey and according to djeingtips.com, a DJ is someone who plays recorded music for other people. However, it’s not as simple as that because there are different types of DJs for different occasions. In a country like Singapore, we have a lot of places to find good DJs who produce good music.
If ever you get to have a visit to Singapore and plan on having a fun time with friends, Suitcase will give you a DJ guide to Singapore.
The DJ Guide to Singapore
As the holographic confetti settles after Singapore’s freshest electronic music festival, Ultra Singapore, we caught up with some of the most exciting acts to grace the stage. Taking us from underground clubs to sky-high urban rainforests, we find these Grammy award-winning festival veterans to be a surprisingly a healthy bunch.
Before embarking on an impressive solo career, Dubfire made up one half of Grammy award-winning duo Deep Dish. Between expanding his cutting-edge label, SCI + TEC, Dubfire can be found tweeting restaurant reviews and foodie titbits with hope of opening a Japanese restaurant in LA. His documentary Above Ground Level also recently premiered at Miami Film Festival. Read more here.
Those were helpful pieces of information. You now have an idea on where to head to when you are visiting Singapore. The young generation has made its way to the top when it comes to becoming a good DJ. Let us know more about a 20-year-old DJ in Singapore who is currently heating up the local music scene. An article by Keng Yang Shuen will tell us more about this DJ.
20-Year-Old Singapore DJ Sofklo Is Heating Up the Local Music Scene
There’s no denying the appeal of the female pop chanteuse/rock star or female-fronted band. Add a dose of rebelliousness, a quirk (or a few) and an indie spirit, and the cool factor goes off the charts. We speak to seven ruling the Singapore scene, including local DJ Sofklo.
Who’s that girl: Born Soffi Peters, this 20-year-old is not your typical club banger. Her tunes are “mostly experimental with dreamy textures” plus elements of classical music (she’s currently pursuing a BA in it from Singapore Raffles Music College). Read more here.
It is good to know that at a young age, a young woman like her has already made a name in the industry. Surprisingly, it is not just her because there are many. Some are in groups and some do it solo and the DJs that I am about to introduce are actually females! That is pretty amazing. Sofia Kim will tell us more about some other female Djs in Singapore who are heating up the scene.
The Singapore Female DJs Who Are Heating Up the Scene
From dancehall doyennes to hip-hop honchos, these female beat makers prove that Singapore’s nightlife music scene is not all about the dudes.
Who: The leading all-girl crew in the local music and dance circuit comprises (from left) Fatim, Syaheedah Iskandar (Jaydah), Amanda Keisha Ang (A/K/A Sounds), Amanda Tan (Empyreal) and Serene-Rene Ong (Durio). After meeting each other at the FFF Girl DJ Bootcamp in 2013, these talented ladies have played locally and internationally.
Why know them: With a diverse range of sounds and styles, this crew is the epitome of #girlpower. From underground hip-hop to reggae and even dubstep, they do it all and never limit themselves to a certain genre, says Ang, who’s a member of the Female Collective and got the crowds moving (despite the downpour) when she played at the recent Laneway Festival for the first time. Read more here.
That was just great! Visiting Singapore would be a lot more fun because you now know where to find the best Djs who will make you enjoy your stay. The young people today are really proving that they have a talent when it comes to music. You don’t have to be a good singer or you don’t have to play instruments because you can be a DJ. You could do it as a hobby, as a job, and you could do it to make people happy. Females have also proven that they can do it and that they can be one of the bests. Regardless of gender, it is proven that anyone can be the best and that being a DJ could bring fun.