Network Awesome – Electronic Music Week is a mind blowing collection of videos on electronic music. Documentaries. Live shows. Interviews. Weeks of watching. Curated by electronic musicians. Stop reading this and start watching now. No, wait, stock up on food and water …. too late.
What are you doing the weekend before Halloween? Why not join the ultimate celebration of Halloween in Singapore – the Goth Halloween Ball!
All Goths, non-Goths (normal people) and not-sure-maybe-could-be-Goths are welcome, and our Cosmic Ben will be DJ-ing that night with the Leader of the Singapore Dark Alternative Movement, DJ V Grave.
You don’t have to dress up but of course it’ll be more fun if you do …
RSVP at the Facebook Event page http://www.facebook.com/events/294491847323168 and as usual, do come and say hi to us (we’re giving away another exclusive remix)
On Decks for the night,
- DJs Cosmic Battlefield (Ben from Cosmic Armchair) – Dark Wave – New Wave – Live Mashups
- V.Grave (S.D.A.M) – Goth Classics – Industrial – Dark electro
From the SDAM Event page:
“There will be a roaming photographer so we encourage all of You to go nuts with Your outfits. First 30 guests will get a little goodie bag
- 10% off bottles
- A tray of 10 shots for 50.00$
- Expect three special themed drinks
One of the things I do on weekends is teaching at the Electronic Music Lab at NUS. This week the lesson was ably run by the other tutors Adrian and KK. These two guys are hardcore sound designers (among the many other musical things they do) so they showed some awesome stuff with high (above 18 kHz) and low (below 20 Hz) frequency, comb filters, square and sine waves and more.
This is the final list that supercedes our previous list. All the songs are electro pop / dance versions, except for one which will be in the original chill-out synthpop style, for a change of pace. Which one? Let it be a surprise …
There’ll also be an interview by NUS Radio Pulze somewhere in the middle.
- Just One Look (Club Mix)
- Marching of the days (new version)
- Conversation (new version)
- Don’t Leave Me Here (Club Mix)
- Grey (new version)
- Valentine (new song – launched at Esplanade Concourse show)
- Fly Away (new song – never performed before)
- I Don’t Belong Here
The folks at Radio Pulze are very focused on putting up a good show, so I was happy to meet them on Monday evening to discuss how the show is going to work. Based on what we discussed, Cosmic Armchair will play the first set at 7.30pm on Wednesday. After we’ve played a few songs, the Radio Pulze DJ ‘s will interview us for a few minutes. Then it’s back to our songs. All club mixes and dance floor friendly. Planning to use video projection as well. Most importantly, I resisted the temptation to eat donuts even though we met at J. CO.
This remix is exclusively available to our mailing list, including new friends to came to our show at the Esplanade Concourse.
We spend many hours in front of computer screens, producing music, publicizing shows, or just idle surfing. So for the good of our eyes, we need to take regular eye breaks and look at distant objects.
Last night we ran through the songs that we’re playing for our show at NUS Yusof Ishak House Amphiteatre on Wed 3 October (coming soon) and so far we have eleven upbeat electro pop tracks ready for action. Which is more than we can play in a 40 minute set including chat. So which ones shall we trim?
- I Don’t Belong Here
- Cross the Line (new version)
- Marching of the Days (new version)
- Valentine (club remix)
- Just One Look (club remix)
- When Will You Learn (new song)
- Fly Away (new song)
- Grey (new version)
- Don’t Leave Me Here (new version)
We joined a big group of Singapore independent artists posing for a photoshoot at the Esplanade Waterfront, to launch the collaboration between SingTel and Singapore Music Society to offer music by Singapore independent musicians through the AMPed 2.0 music service. That’s right: Singapore artistes such as SIXX, Shigga Shay, The Great Spy Experiment, Jack and Rai, Lunarin and us, Cosmic Armchair, will be available for streaming or download via SingTel AMPed. You can read more about it at http://blogs.todayonline.com/poparazzi/2012/05/25/justin-bieber-and-other-music-matters/ and find SingTel AMPed at http://www.singtelamped.com
Thank you everyone who voted! We won 3rd prize in the Singapore Remixed Competition (http://www.remixed.sg/) which was “an exciting new competition to celebrate the past, present & future of Singaporean music… seeking Singapore’s most talented DJ’s and music producers to remix some of our country’s most memorable national songs.” Since National Day is coming soon (9 August 2012), here’s our prize-winning remix, the Cosmic Armchair Stadium Mix of the classic national song Count On Me Singapore – please listen all the way to the very end to get the full effect …