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Phuture:Breaks with Tony Tay
Saturday 27 August 2005 at Phuture  
Phuture Resident Tony Tay creates a genre defying soundscape that fuses together the elements of breaks - from atmospheric to melodic, crunchy to peak time, progressive and driving to Nu Skool. It's a night not to be missed. Rennie Pilgrem, Adam Freeland and Hyper (to name a few) consider Tony Tay to be Asia's breakbeat ambassador. Tony's successful travels to Japan, Taipei, and Hong Kong have bore much testimony to this. So check out the breaks phenomenon.

zouk/ phuture admission on 27 August for non-members (incl 2 drinks): $15 before 10pm, $ 23/$28 after

(information provided by Zouk)

Jerome Sydenham (Ibadan, US)
Friday 5 August 2005 at Zouk
Following the success of Dennis Ferrer’s set back in July, we present to you the other half of the “Sandcastles” hit making duo – Jerome Sydenham. From his early years in the mid 80s as DJ and promoter in Philadelphia and New York, Jerome went on to hone his talents at A&R for major labels like Atlantic Records and East West, lending his touch to artists like En Vogue, Simply Red and breaking dance acts like Murk and Ten City into the mainstream. By ’95, Jerome started the Ibadan imprint as an outlet for his own creativity. With “Sandcastles” reaching new heights of popularity – Jeff Mills, Joe Claussell and Sasha all showing support, Jerome’s current “Pan-African Electro” fusion of Detroit techno, early Chicago house and afro-rhythms, is certainly reshaping the landscape of dance music.

zouk/ phuture admission on 5 August  for non-members (incl 2 drinks): $15 before 10pm, $ 23/$28 after


(Information provided by the venue)

Agnelli & Nelson (Ireland)
Saturday 6 August 2005 at Zouk
Chris Agnelli and Robbie Nelson have been writing and producing dance music together since ‘97. Their massive Balearic classics 'El Nino' and 'Everyday' have helped define the sound of the Ibiza party spirit, championed by industry leaders Oakenfold and Van Dyk. Apart from their five UK Top 30 hits and countless buzz chart remixes for the likes of rock legends U2 and dance music kings Ferry Corsten and Armin Van Buuren, the pair have been traveling the world - from the US to Japan, as well as regular European and UK dates such as Godskitchen and Gatecrasher, ensuring that they remain synonymous with the trance community.

zouk/ phuture admission on 6 August for non-members (incl 2 drinks): $15 before 10pm, $ 23/$28 after


(Information provided by the venue)

Breakinasia – The Launch Party
Saturday 6 August 2005 at Phuture, starting 9pm
Celebrating their first successful year as the portal for breaks in Asia; is hosting a party for supporters of the sound and fans of the scene.

The first ever event will be held at Phuture - Asia's most renowned and respected breaks venue...and’s very own residents are set to mash up the night with buzzing visuals and mental breaks.

You’ve had your kicks online, now get set to meet in the flesh. But until then, check back at for more info.

zouk/ phuture admission on 6 August  for non-members (incl 2 drinks): $15 before 10pm, $ 23/$28 after

(Information provided by the venue)

mon, Eve of National Day, 8 August 2005 at Zouk, heats 8pm, finals 10.30pm
The World's most prestigious DJ mixing competition, the DMC/ Technics World Championship has been the springboard for some of the biggest names in hip hop today, including Cash Money, Cutmaster Swift, Q-bert, and not forgetting our local heroes Andrew Chow, J Style, DJ Rough, Koflow and last year's champ, DJ Rattle. A true art form based on just 2 Technics turntables, a
mixer, and creativity, contestants will battle it out for the coveted crown, and a chance to represent Singapore in the World finals on 25 & 26 September at the Hammersmith Palais in London.
Will Rattle be able to defend his title or will there be a new local champ? Even if you're not a budding turntablist, come and catch our local boys in action, be in awe of their turntable trickery. Following that, the legendary DJ Craze, World DMC champ for 3 years in a row (1998-2000) will be gracing the decks for a proper hip hop P-A-R-T-Y in the main room!

Co-sponsor of event is: Crumpler & Official Apparel: Flesh Imp 
DJ Craze (US)
With titles that include the World ITF Scratch Off Champion, World DMC Champion, USA DMC Champion, Winter Music Conference Scratch Off Champion, East Coast DMC Champion, and Zulu National Champion; plus extensive coverage in almost every hip hop and dance music magazine and TV program available, have made DJ Craze a worldwide hip hop phenomenon. His blend of hip hop, breaks, drum & bass and magnificent turntable skills, have impressed everyone from Australia to Austria, Japan to Jamaica, Nicaragua to Netherlands.  Not only is Craze a World Champion DJ, he is also a critically acclaimed producer, with several releases on Zoo York and DMC records, plus remixes for the likes of Herbaliser, Funkstorung and Propellarheads. So don’t miss this opportunity to catch the master as he slices and dices beats into a breathtaking sonic concoction.

zouk/ phuture admission on 8 August for non-members (incl 2 drinks): $15 before 10pm, $ 23/$28 after

(Information provided by the venue)

Nu Beats with Shuya of Kyoto Jazz Massive (Japan)
Saturday 13 August 2005 at Phuture  
From his early years making initial contact with Straight No Chaser and Gilles Peterson, to managing Japanese acts Monday Michiru and Mondo Grosso, Shuya Okino’s commitment to supporting the Japanese Jazz scene has seen him (along with his brother Yoshihrio) take the Kyoto Jazz Massive sound to all corners of the earth. With a soundtrack built on latin jazz, bossa, batucada and house, Shuya has also lent his remix talents for the likes of Ananda Project, UFO, Soul Bossa Trio and Jazzanova. Currently busy with several projects, including the most recent new bilingual future-jazz free paper magazine called “Quality” which is now distributed worldwide, Shuya is also busy promoting his sound all across the UK, Europe and the US.

zouk/ phuture admission on 13 August for non-members (incl 2 drinks): $15 before 10pm, $ 23/$28 after

(Information provided by the venue)

Velvet Underground’s 11TH Anniversary Soiree 
Wednesday 17 August 2005 at Velvet Underground, 9pm to 11pm, by invitation only
Bold at 11, Velvet Underground invites you to be Primary, let the Colour overwhelm you and conjure up feelings of  
Love. Passion. Sensuality. Confidence.  Sauciness. Opulence. Seduction. Fire. The Rage. Sizzzzle

All words synonymous with Velvet and that colour that helps put all the imagery in motion.

We love being the apple of your eye so join us through rose hued glasses for the party and enjoy a few drinks that are bound to flush your cheek, silky smooth soundtrack by your favourite residents, Jeremy Boon, Brendon P and Sonny.

admission on 17 August for non-members (incl 2 drinks): zouk: $20  phuture : $23
velvet underground: $25
ladies enter free to all outlets.

(Information provided by the venue)

Dimitri's father has just passed away due to stomach cancer, so Dimitri has cut short his Asian tour and will not be able to make it here (Zouk, Singapore) this Friday. In his place, resident djB will be playing a We Luv House special.

ImageSingapore…WOMAD (World of Music, Arts & Dance), one of the world’s premier music festivals, returns to Singapore during the 26th to 28th of August for the eighth consecutive year. This three-day festival will present another fantastic line-up featuring outstanding artists from fourteen countries and five continents.

WOMAD presents festivals worldwide, with venues ranging from the beaches of Las Palmas in the Canary Islands, to picturesque historical locations in Sicily and Madrid. Like these, the festival site in Singapore is unique to its destination. Fort Canning Park, a garden in the heart of the City, with its verdant lawns and hillsides, is an atmospheric echo of Singapore itself as the world’s most famous Garden State.

Incorporating Brazilian, Latin & afro-centric beats & rhythms, djB’s forays into a more robust main room house sound has met with great success with this We Luv House night, a milestone in djB’s career. With a string of quality acts over the past weeks to help promote his pursuit for all things house, including the likes of Copyright, Oli Lazarus, Grant Neslon, Barbara Tucker and Dennis Ferrer, Zouk’s Friday house nights just get better. So if you love house, put on those dancing shoes, put a ‘lil soul in your heart, and head down to celebrate it with djB!

zouk/ phuture admission on 15 July for non-members (incl 2 drinks): $12 before 10pm, $ 20/$25 after

(information provided by the club)

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