SGCR: The music behind Lim Brothers Travel Into The CPU, explained

This requires some context for those not in the know of the reputable Lim Brothers Travel — in which case, please catch up.   The duo have been running their monthly DJ sets on SGCR since its inception. The brainchild of BGourd (who has put out sterling hip-hop EPs under the same name) and Beansprouts, Lim Brothers Travel are a DJ/VJ duo whose unbridled love for music is united with a green screen.   Disorienting visuals are jumbled up with memes, tongue twisters are knotted up with voice messages — all sourced from the various corners of the internet.  ...

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SGCR: Wong Kar Wai films, ranked by music

There are plenty of reasons to celebrate Wong Kar Wai in 2021. Aside from the fact that the filmmaker is busy at work on his first television series — the upcoming Blossoms — his oeuvre of films has been screening in cinemas and released as a comprehensive boxset.   While the new restorations have been received with a mixed reception by fans, one thing that remains adored, after all these years, are his music choices. From soundtracks comprising handpicked pop delights to full-blown orchestral scores, Wong Kar Wai has made music an indelible part of his cinematic prowess.   Which...

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SGCR: GUEST MIX BY A/K/A SOUNDS

There’s a lot of reminiscing about the pre-Covid dancefloor. In many conversations about local parties, it’s hard to miss one that mentions A/K/A Sounds.   A prominent face at various establishments and pop-up parties, along with slots at events like Laneway Festival, A/K/A Sounds (real name Amanda Keisha Ang) has brought her earth-shaking frequencies to many, making her an unforgettable presence.    To top it off, her work under BAOW BAOW, a bass-centric events promotion crew, and ATTAGIRL!, a collective of women who’ve helped shape the dance music scene in Singapore over the past decade.   As dancefloors remained closed...

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SGCR: GUEST MIX BY PAMCY

Pamcy Fernandez is on the come up in the region. An emerging name in house music from the Philippines, the producer first established herself with BINIBINI in 2019.   BINIBINI offered addictive sounds with a fascinating approach to its concept — with tracks embodying cultural and personal fragments that have shaped her identity, and which are “cultural artefacts of femininity”, as is written on the album’s Bandcamp page.   For her latest EP, Sauce Aisle, she delivers a concise package of three dancefloor tunes, inspired by the Asian sauces she deeply cherishes. Now out via JUN RECORDS, where it comes...

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SGCR: 5 music films to catch in 2021

Even as cinemas begin to run in Singapore, plenty of new films continue to appear online. One of the most exhilarating forms of the medium has been the ones addressing the realm of music — from sterling biopics to raw documentaries, it has added another dimension to the works and artists we love.    The genre continues to ride high in 2021, where there are plenty of films coming out portraying the musical minds at work. From uncovering a summer of joyous Black music previously abandoned in the annals of history, to documentaries picking up the stories behind bedroom pop...

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SGCR: 10 Tracks with Yung Raja

There’s no doubt that hip-hop has been a dominant cultural force in recent years. While a genre celebrated for decades around the world, its assertive presence on the public airwaves has been a fairly recent phenomenon in Singapore. For the formative years of Yung Raja, somewhere in the late-2000s, hip-hop opened up new worlds for him. And he was compelled to dig deeper on his own.    Now an emerging face in Singaporean rap, skillfully mixing club-ready hooks with an ear for low frequencies, Yung Raja is cultivating his own path owed to years of studying the greats. While music...

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