That Time again! We hit Europe for our Spring 18 tour. Find out where we are at - Spread the word and tell a friend.
DTW with YETI OUT | Ace Hotel, Miranda, London
DTW with BLOOMIN' | Kumiko, Brussels
DTW showcase | Kurt and Komisch, Würzburg
■ジャンル: Soul, Disco, World, Jazz, Funk, Afro, Latin, House, Hip Hop, and everything in between.
Darker Than Wax takes it to the ocean on a boat bar! Crossing over genres, lands and oceans, we'll be taking you on a planetary sonic trip, brought to you by a killer line-up of DJs with serious vinyl addictions.
Darker Than Wax (darkerthanwax.com/home)
Marie Kimishima aka Big Momma Funk
Location: Hinode Pier
After 8PM we will be going back and fourth between Hinode pier and Odaiba Kaihin Park every 30 minutes. You can get on anytime in between but once you get off there will be no re-entry.
FRI 6 APR / 9PM-LATE / CHEAP DRINKS / $15 ENTRY
Kampong Boogie returns to the Great Escape for another no-frills late night rooftop carpark discotheque on Friday, April 6. Come boogie down to some funk, soul, groove, tropical, world music, jazz, afro, hip-hop, house, disco and boogie with MC SWTLKR and DJs Shellsuit, Ramesh, Drem and the Funk Bast*rd!
// LINEUP //
SWTLKR (Parental-Control/Love International, SG)
Shellsuit (Sideshow/Pushin'On, SCT)
Ramesh (Beatroot/CÉ LA VI Singapore, SG)
Drem (Matteblacc/Choice Cuts Goods + Coffee, SG)
FUNK BSTRD (Darker Than Wax, SG)
// ENTRY //
*** Cover charge applies at the door ***
》Doors open at 9pm to guests & public (free entry)
》$15 entry at the door from 10pm til' late
》No re-entry without a valid entry stamp
》Management reserves the right to refuse entry
The Great Escape rooftop carpark
6001 Beach Road, Golden Mile Tower, #05-00
Axe On Wax and Darker Than Wax labels tie up to bring you a line up of heavy hitters at the intimate Jupiter Disco.
- One Love One Dance -
Baltra (DJ Set)
Baltra’s work breeds other worldly sounds, creating something hugely evocative and unique through both his DJing and productions. The NYC-based producer has been known to allow “his inner-self to speak through his sound”, creating a delicate, highly emotive brand of lo-fi haziness that sets himself apart in the bustling scene. Rightly so, his glimmering work is getting the attention it deserves. The dreamy video for his single "Fade Away" has surpassed the 300k view count on YouTube, with a highly- anticipated digital premiere on the horizon. In addition, his self-released cassette tape ‘No Regrets’ has been supported by the likes of Matt Werth of RVNG Intl., and saw a whitewash in sales through Baltra’s Bandcamp.
Jitwam. (DJ Set)
- Mix for Gilles Peterson Wordwide FM: http://bit.ly/2EyXcan
- Noisey feature: http://bit.ly/2C1kW55
- Sold out EP released in August with support from Joy Orbison, Gilles Peterson Alex Nut, Funkineven: http://bit.ly/2ocuqRJ
- Sold out LP released in November through HHV - Named best albums of 2017 by Passion of The Weiss: http://bit.ly/2GjyaZ2
- Featured on Moodymann's DJ Kicks on !K7: http://bit.ly/2BxHGbW
- XLR8R Inspirations Series Mix: http://bit.ly/2Cq7AuU
- Bandcamp Interview: http://bit.ly/2CpkTvX
Performed with Yuusef Kamaal (Brownswood), Fatima Al Qadiri (Hyperdub), Al Dobson Jr (Rhythm Section), Henry Wu (Eglo) and more
Fede opened his own label “Axe On Wax Records” in 2014 and has been throwing parties in London since then and has hosted radioshows on NTS, Red Light Radio, Balamii, The Lot (NY) and Berlin Community Radio just to name a few.
Brought up on a diet of soul, early chicago/detroit house, jazz and rare grooves, DJ / selector Marco, dabbles in all things deep, spiritual, raw and honest. Originally from Singapore, Marco is one of the brightest selectors to have emerged out of the burgeoning South-East Asian scene. His move to New York has only furthered his musical reach, and his eclectic sound palette spans across a wide range of sounds from Beats, Dancefloor Jazz, Boogie, Afro/Brazilian, Hip-Hop, House / Techno, Footwork, Bass, Soundsystem Culture and beyond, depending on the setting. Known for his tight mixtapes and guest sets on platforms such as Dubspot Radio,Block.fm (Tokyo), Rinse FM and Live For The Funk, this talented cat has shared dance-floors with established tastemakers such as Francois K, Quantic, Scratcha DVA, Yaeji, Photay, Kyle Hall, Krystal Klear, Iman Omari, Howie Lee to name a few.
Free before midnight, $5 after.
Join us in celebration of the launch of D/SINI, a brand new visual arts festival at Gillman Barracks that will span nine months and feature a host of programmes, outdoor sculptures and murals by homegrown, regional, and international artists. French-Canadian DJ and cult hero, Jacques Greene, will headline an all-night-long celebration at a party held in a fantastical pineapple-shaped pavilion designed by local fashion collective Mash-Up.
Greene will be joined by a host of other local musicians and DJs. The evening kicks off with a selection of live acts, curated by rapper, singer, songwriter and music producer MEAN. AE$OP CA$H and Unknown Radicals will show off their combined lyrical prowess, followed by acclaimed indie-electronic duo [.gif]. Rounding off the live performances for the night is NADA—whose signature sound deconstructs and reshapes popular Malay songs from the past—before Mean himself takes to the stage. The crew from Darker Than Wax will take us deeper into the night; co-founders FUNK BSTRD and KAYE, as well as William J and Daryl C, complete the line up of stellar artists.
The celebration lasts all the way till the break of dawn, and of course, it’s not a party without some fabulous food and drinks. Camp Kilo Charcoal Club—the laid-back roast meats joint in Kampong Bugis that has fast become a favourite weekend hangout for many—will offer the best off their grills for the day. A variety of other F&B partners, to be announced at a later date, will also fuel the dancing for the night.
Date: Friday, 26th January 2018
Time: 8.30PM (performances begin) till 5.30PM
Location: Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Rd, S(108937)
Tickets: $30 for early bird sales (includes one drink), $40 for pre-sales, and $50 at the door
Truly Co. presents Tell Me Truly, No. 2 ~
TMT is a bi-monthly night of dance music featuring guest sets from some of our friends from NYC and elsewhere. Heating the dance floor this January 20th are...
MARCO♠WEIBEL (Darker Than Wax)
Faychee (aka Novelty Daughter)
Also featuring your hosts Truly Boys ;) And it's free all night!
'Artifacts' is essentially a night catered to musical diversity and exploration. Inspired by the culture of listening and appreciation in outlets like Brilliant Corners and Spiritland in London, it's about sharing the spectrum of music that would otherwise be rarely heard in a traditional club setting. Seamless mixing is secondary and selection is the key ingredient of the night. Both Ramesh and Funk B have been veterans in the music game, be it dj-ing, promoting and collecting music. But due to their hectic schedules, both have rarely been able to come together in a space to play the music that's close to their hearts and 'Artifacts' aim to do just that.
Early bird - $25
Twin bundle - $40
Regular ticket - $35
*all tickets include 1 drink
We're proud to present a long-awaited collaboration between two homegrown creative forces - Syndicate and Darker Than Wax. Get ready for a relentless audio-visual exploration of distinct musical universes, showcasing international guests and local stalwarts from both crews. Syndicate will also be hosting their Beat Invitational to kick off the night, shedding light on the most promising up-and-coming local artists, as well as featuring a discussion led by Kiat, Nada and Darker Than Wax Co-Founder Dean Chew on the creative process of running a label.
Beat Invitational (supported by Bandwagon)
10 - 11pm (Outdoors)
- NADA (DJ Set)
- Kiat B2B FUNK BSTRD
- Darren Dubwise B2B William J
Kidkanevil (First Word Records, UK):
Growing up on a unique mix of street music and geek culture, kidkanevil aka Gerard Roberts has developed a distinctive and progressive sound over the years. A keen creative from an early age, his progression into music production was a natural one spurred on by an obsessive interest in hip-hop, anime OSTs and computer game music. Equally at home making Kaiju sized beats as well as delicate electro acoustic soundscapes, the kid has earned the praise and respect of numerous peers and tastemakers.
A Red Bull Music Academy alumni, kidkanevil continues to display an impressive work rate, now with four solo albums to his name plus collaborative project Kidsuke alongside visionary Japanese producer Daisuke Tanabe. He also co-produced the epic Stateless album ‘Matilda’ for Ninja Tune, released an official beat tape tribute to American electronics pioneer Raymond Scott and produced a number of tracks for UK rap giants Foreign Beggars, not to mention an almost non-stop trail of remixes and productions.
NeguimBeats (Darker Than Wax, Brazil):
Neguim is part of the latest contribution to the constant paradigm shifts in the movement of Brazil. A pivotal addition in the current wave of electronic music, he is a master of impeccable arrangement. Shaking off typical expectations of the tropical, South American percussion based samples, he tastefully relives the omnipresent nostalgia of jazz - with blithe stabs of keys and notes resonating with earthy, full-bodied snares. Neguim evokes an innate connection with the listener, fast becoming an anomaly in the relationship between artistes and fans –and a vital connection we thrive on at DTW.