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March Music Freebie Roundup

A super mixed bag of ten free downloads for March. If you have a promo you would like to share as a download, email us at info [at] mnshift.com.

By | Editor

January Music Freebie Roundup

Every month, we trawl the Interwebs for the best of free music downloads given out by the generous spirit of quality producers. Please support the artists if you enjoy. Here's 10 for Jan.

By | Editor

Festive Freebie Roundup

This festive season saw a bunch of giveaways from the music world. Here's a winning 12 that caught our eye.

By | Editor

Artist Interview: William J

William J's forward thinking selection, quick mixing, versatility, and strong knowledge of dance music history has been bubbling up in the Singapore underground. Catch him representing his Darker Than Wax label stable this Saturday before KiNK.

By | Editor

Artist Interview: B

The B boys come out to play. Holding parties since 2006 under various guises, they come together with Midnight Shift for a series of techno excursions from the left, right and centre.

By | Editor

Artist Interview: Zul Andra

Local scene-star Zul Andra writes, promotes, organises, DJs, and now will hold his own behind the mic for B x Midnight Shift 001 this Saturday at kyo. Let's hear it for the one-man flag-bearer and friend of everything electronic music in Singapore.

By | Editor

Review: Balance Presents Guy J

But do not make the mistake in thinking that this is a full-on onslaught on progressive house alone. It's much, much more...Easily, for me, this is mix compilation of the month! Thank you Balance.

By | BP

Artist Interview: Avneesh

Mauritian/Martian Avneesh joins our showcase tonight. Find out more about the multi-tasking music lover and man behind underground outfit electrocaine who not only lives and breathes music, but shares it with the world through his various projects and manifestations. Enjoy this one.

By | Editor

Artist Interview: Shigeki

From Japan to Sydney and Singapore, Shigeki has been in the circuit since 1999, carving his unique sound between deep, soulful, progressive, tech house, nu-disco and chillout. Now part of a dynamic duo dishing out the business every Friday with Brendon P, Shigeki will be showcasing his Samurai skills at kyo for the Midnight Shift Label Showcase featuring Terrence Parker.

By | Editor

Artist Interview: Brendon P

Brendon P probably no introduction. A stalwart of the Singapore scene (also reviewer for this blog), DJ for 33 years and with productions on labels such as Los Grandes, Love International Records, Rawjak, Reversoulmusic, Eclasia, Audio Parallax and In The Woods, BP has mentored whole generations of DJs while continuing to rock dancefloors around the island with his encyclopedic knowledge of burners. Catch him this Saturday for the Midnight Shift Label Showcase featuring Terrence Parker.

By | Editor

Artist Interview: Kaye

While Kaye (Darker Than Wax) may be a scene stalwart from back in the day, he remains a key innovator today with new toys and projects constantly adding to his repertoire and bag of tricks. Catch him perform an exclusive live set exploring a techier side just for Midnight Shift. Watch his 'lil teaser video 'Control Shift' here for a clue.

By | Editor

Zul Andra's Midnight Picks: April

Ciara returns; Felix da Housecat's newest drop after almost half a decade; Four Tet gets house-ier; Black Butter Records' string of stellar releases with future house proponents Kid Kidnap and Gorgon City plus my pick of the month from the label's 19-year-old signee, Joel Compass; also, a censored music video. Damn, April. You're good.

By | Zul Andra

Artist Interview: Adrian Wee

Formerly from The Liquid Room, Butter Factory and now at Zouk, Adrian Wee aka weelikeme is founder of the island's longest running indie nights - Poptart - but has his beginnings too firmly rooted in techno. Read on to find out more about him and listen to his promo mix before his performance at the Midnight Shift Label Showcase on 13 April 2013 featuring Deetron.

By | Editor

Artist Interview: Angela Flame

Singapore techno queen Angela Flame graces the decks at Midnight Shift x Zouk: Alpha on 26 Jan. Find out about her top 10 charts and renewed love for DJing in this interview below.

By | Editor

Artist Interview: Ceno2

Combining Grafitti with Fine Art, Ceno2 has been working the streets, homes, gallery walls and commercial buildings of Singapore for the past 10 years. He will be doing live graf art at Zouk for Midnight Shift x Zouk: Alpha on 26 Jan 2013. Read on to find out more about our visual artist in this interview.

By | Editor

Artist Interview: Mislav

Mislav Bobic of the Burek record label and Singaporean event coalition, Mugic Soundsystem, waxes lyrical on the scene in Croatia, some of his favourite records, labels and his thoughts on the state of the music industry. Mislav will debut at Midnight Shift x Zouk: Alpha this 26 Jan.

By | Editor

The JUICE Playlist: November

JUICE guests with their ever-reliable top 5 for November on a more laidback tip, featuring the likes of Cashmere Cat, Lukid, Happa, Mario & Vidis and a Shlohmo remix of Jeremih.

By | JUICE

Artist Interview: Burrows

From Manchester to Singapore, Lucas Burrows has been the visual backbone for performing artists such as Kyle Hall, Jamie Woon, Kode 9, Ikonika, Robag Wurhme, Superpitcher, Octave One...just to name a few. Here, Burrows shares his top 5 music videos and more and hopefully there will be no strobe light pumping needed for this talent to get noticed. Burrows will be going back to back with Avneesh on the visual controls for Midnight Shift's 3rd Anniversary this Sat 17 Nov 2012.

By | Editor

Artist Interview: Isaac Aesili

Meet Isaac Aesili, an integral member of many bands including Recloose Live, Solaa and Open Souls and deemed by Benji B to be one of the most exciting soul talents to emerge from the South Pacific. He is now part of Funkommunity (with Rachel Fraser) and Karlmarx (with brother Mark McNeill). The producer, multi-instrumentalist and DJ will be performing live alongside Singapore's Kiat this Saturday at Velvet Underground-Dance.

By | Editor

Artist Interview: Max Lane

Part of the self-absorbed They-Create-You-Tolerate movement, Max Lane's marriage of Malay ethnic beats with a cutting-edge sensibility has made many a ear perk up. Catch Max Lane doing something out of the ordinary at Midnight Shift's 3rd Anniversary on 17 Nov 2012.

By | Editor

The JUICE Playlist: October

A new mixbag of tunes from the JUICE camp brightens up this October end, featuring the likes of Kid Koala, Jerls, Gema, Brenmar and Nosaj Thing and their very latest.

By | JUICE

The JUICE Playlist: September

September is scorching as The JUICE Playlist picks up the likes of Blawan, Koreless for How to Dress Well, Mala, Captain Murphy and Atoms For Peace for their monthly rundown on the latest and the best.

By | JUICE

The JUICE Playlist: August

The JUICE playlist is back, as always, with a discerning, sequential mixbag traversing music from the different camps. Get a bite!

By | JUICE

The JUICE Playlist: July

The JUICE top 5 picks for juicy July to wrap up the month, including free downloads from Julio Bashmore and Flosstradamus & DJ Sliink.

By | JUICE

Artist Interview: Basic Soul Unit

We're excited to have Basic Soul Unit back on our shores with a new live show for this Saturday's DMZ. Read on to find out more about his set up and what to expect.

By | Editor

Artist Feature: KiNK

Strahil Velchev aka KiNK graced us with an insane live + DJ set for Midnight Shift x Zouk: Now is Found on May 18 2012. Here, his exclusive set is recorded for the 10th Midnight Shift podcast.

By | Editor

Artist Feature: Ultrademon

King of underground movement seapunk, Ultrademon aka Albert Redwine guests MNS Podcast 009 a deep, balearic and tech house roll featuring his own productions soon to be about on the Midnight Shift label.

By | Editor

The JUICE Playlist: May

And the votes are in. May's standouts are: Guido, Pastel Lite, Mosca, Lemonade and Dave Aju as handpicked by JUICE campmate, Hidzir Junaini in this month's playlist.

By | JUICE

POSKOD.SG's SOUNDSCAPING: Serangoon Gardens

Indran Paramasivam soundtracks Serangoon Gardens in this edition of Soundscaping. Part cowboy town, part anglophile townhouse with a hip-hop underbelly, the neighbourhood of well-mixed, harmonised class living is now personified in sound.

By | POSKOD.SG

Artist Interview: Razil Razil Razil

With influences from ska, R&B, acid jazz, funk, rock, swing and electro to name a few, our unnamed vocalist will accompany Masterpiece in a hotly tipped debut live set on 18 May. Read on to find out what makes this enigmatic and distinctive frontman a hot favourite.

By | Editor

Artist Interview: Masterpiece

Authenticity and sincerity characterise one-man band, MC, DJ and local phenomenon Masterpiece, who also organises all things funk and soul at his monthly 'Turn Up The Heat'. This Friday, we invite him for a special four on the floor-tinged appearance with a mysterious vox at the upcoming Midnight Shift. Read on for a hint of what to expect.

By | Editor

Artist Interview: Eddie Niguel

Midnight Shift x Zouk 03 on Fri 18 May will unveil Eddie Niguel, a Midnight Shift label artist who has been steadily climbing the ranks with chart-topping tracks on labels such as Get Physical, Nohashi Recordings and lately, Dig Deeper. Here we interview the DJ/Producer about making music from the heart.

By | Editor

The JUICE Playlist: APRIL

A mixbag of tunes from the selectors over at JUICE this April with one common sense: quality. Enjoy.

By | JUICE

Review: Ital - Hive Mind

Creative producer alert. Ital showcases his varied influences in shoegaze and noise with his album 'Hive Mind', which is used to dialogue effectively against house foundations in this post-genre world.

By | The Dash

The JUICE Playlist: MARCH

JUICE mag swings its heavyweight over to recommend a smattering of new local releases out of Singapore. Welcome to the sunny island, where a new moon is arising out of the stormy sea.

By | JUICE

Darker Than Wax : 3rd Party feat Andreas Saag

Brace yourself for this Friday 16 March 2012, where the crew from Darker Than Wax present Scandinavia's Andreas Saag at Velvet Underground with resident, Jeremy Boon. Special guests also include the one-man band extraordinaire, Hafez Masterpiece and a warm-up set by one-to-watch Marco Weibel. Read on for thoughts on where they're at. To get on the exclusive guestlist, email: dean@darkerthanwax.com

By | Editor

POSKOD.SG's SOUNDSCAPING: The Bedroom

Originally published by POSKOD.SG and republished here with their express written permission. SOUNDSCAPING is its special section that soundtracks Singapore's neighbourhoods. This edition sees the prolific Darren Ng aka sonicbrat tracking sounds from his idyllic neighbourhood: The bedroom.

By | POSKOD.SG

Artist Interview: VFX

The strings of life. The mysterious VFX takes to the stage alongside djB and Brendon P for one night at Future Bound. Read on to find about this musician's influences and thoughts of the local music scene and watch out at the stroke of midnight!

By | SSS

Red Bull Music Academy Info Session 2012

The annual Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA) is back and accepting applications now for New York. Find out how you can get your way there at the Info Session this evening 24 Feb at Wine Bar, Zouk from Singapore's own past participants interviewed here, plus a talk by Midnight Shift's mystery guest on the art of sampling. Email workshop@mnshift.com to register.

By | Editor

The JUICE Playlist: FEBRUARY

It's a Fabuary with the JUICE team dishing out this month's must-hear music from Jacques Greene, Burial, Lapulux, Jam City and Battles. To be listened in order.

By | JUICE

Artist Interview: djB + Brendon P

There are few things that can beat knowledge and experience; and you can count on this veteran duo to deliver a sound education on the dancefloor. djB and Brendon P do a special reprise of their Houseysouldoingz outfit from back in the day at Future Bound on 25 Feb 2012 at their common playground, Zouk.

By | SSS

Artist Interview: Kevin Lester

Let's talk about Kevin Lester. At 26, Kevin Lester is a rap artist, songwriter and producer and 1/9th of the band outfit Sixx out of the Singapura. Also known as the Lion City Boy, he has been garnering serious attention around the world and it's about time you did too. Kevin Lester will be honourable man on the mic at Midnight Shift x Zouk 02: Future Bound on Sat 25 Feb.

By | Editor

Artist Interview: DJ KFC

The local bar and lounge scene is ruled by the funk, soul brother sounds of DJ KFC (real initials), whose feel-good sets never fail to rouse both life and revelry. He graces us with the first set of the night at Midnight Shift x Zouk 02: Future Bound on 25 Feb 2012, plus a special preview mix recorded live at Overeasy that should get your mouth watering for more.

By | SSS

Artist Feature: Argy

With podcast number 7 comes an exclusive interview with label artist Argy (Argyris Theofilis), who talks about his recent masterpiece, Fundamentals, as well as the art of sampling, Ibadan Records, his inspirations and being honest. Listen to his podcast for signs of a house revival in the horizon.

By | Brendon P

Inter-Review: Octave One - Revisited (Here, There and Beyond)

The Burden brothers aka Octave One release an album of favourites remixed by their favourite producers. Brendon P reviews and interviews the beloved duo as we welcome in the year 2012 on the right note.

By | Brendon P

The JUICE Playlist: JANUARY

A brand new year and a new bag of tunes given the JUICE stamp of approval. Enjoy the selection, from dubstep to pop and nu disco.

By | JUICE

The Juice Playlist: December

Another big drop from the JUICE team on what's hot for the last month of 2011.

By | JUICE

Artist Feature: Terrence Parker

Midnight Shift Podcast number 5 is none other than Terrence Parker. With more than 30 years in the industry, TP or Telephone Man as he is affectionately called has made his mark as a respected label owner of Parker Music Works, producer, remixer and DJ straight out of homeland Detroit. Legendary for his turntable skills and love for music (just watch his RTS.FM mix), TP has kept the fire burning bright for us all.

By | Editor

Review: Argy - Fundamentals

House club music is well and truly alive in the good hands of Greece-born and Midnight Shift label artist, Argy. Brendon P reviews his latest album on Ibadan Records, 'Fundamentals'.

By | Brendon P

Review: Martyn - Ghost People

Label owner of 3024, Martyn steps away from dubstep to evoke the 'old Paradise Garage DJ life' with his latest album 'Ghost People' on Brainfeeder. An SSS review debut.

By | SSS

Inter-Review: Xhin - Sword

A postmodern fairytale adventure is exactly how Brendon P describes Xhin's critically received 3rd album, 'Sword'. Scroll down for an exclusive interview with the maker. Xhin will be performing at Midnight Shift's 2nd Anniversary tomorrow after midnight.

By | Brendon P

Artist Interview: Miss Mic + Van Detta

It is these two local songbirds who have made our scene that much brighter with their mesmerising talent. Miss Mic (Michaela Therese) and Van Detta (Vanessa Fernandez) will come together as collaborators and friends for a special performance on Midnight Shift's 2nd Anniversary this Saturday.

By | EDITOR

Artist Feature: Eddie Niguel

Singapore's Eddie Niguel drops the Midnight Shift Podcast #003. Winner of the Get Physical remix competition of Patrice Baumel's 'Roar' in 2008, Eddie (also known under his production moniker Edel) has since been working his way slowly but surely to the forefront of where we are at today. Check his intense mix combusting into sheer techno flames to hear what we're talking about.

By | Editor

The JUICE Playlist: OCTOBER

What does JUICE taste like? This month's juicy delivery includes Modeselektor, The Magician and Kuedo as well as remixes of Eight and a Half and Lana Del Rey by TOKiMONSTA and Jamie Woon respectively.

By | JUICE

Artist Interview: Ming

You might have already heard his 2-hour promo mix that has been the talk of the town. Now read the mind behind it. Since moving from the UK, Ming has quickly risen the ranks as Zouk's latest resident. Known for his spontaneous and sophisticated 3-deck mixing, he's clearly one to watch.

By | Editor

Review: Deetron - Balance 020

Deetron releases the highly anticipated Balance 020 - an outstanding double mix CD featuring one part all digital; the other all analogue. Veteran DJ and producer Brendon P gives his review.

By | Brendon P

Artist Interview: X'Ho

There is probably not a Singaporean musician alive who has not been influenced, inspired or touched in some way by the iconic X'Ho. A revered hero among many, the radio DJ, club DJ, band member, filmmaker and author (and that's just scratching the surface) is a national treasure. Let's give it up.

By | Editor

The JUICE Playlist: SEPTEMBER

The team from JUICE does it again with its cherry-pick of this month's electronic flavours: Minnesota, Zenker Brothers, Deejay Mosca, The Drums and Marcel Dettmann.

By | JUICE

Artist Feature: Quell

Greece-born and Berlin-based Quell is well and truly at the tipping point. If you have not heard of him, you are just in time. Midnight Shift caught up with the humbly talented artist in Berlin for this interview.

By | Editor

The JUICE Playlist: AUGUST

Guest reviewers JUICE magazine single out Air Drops, Cosmin TRG, Four Tet, Regis and Saturn Never Sleeps as their top 5 to check out this month.

By | JUICE

Artist Feature: Fran Hartnett

Fran Hartnett is possibly one of Dublin's best-kept secrets. Frequently featured in Surgeon's mixes, including Fabric 53, Fran's work is white hot. Here, he lays down an exclusive mix featuring his own jams plus the track 'Mutant Substance' soon to be released on the Midnight Shift album.

By | Θ23

Artist Interview: Ulysses

"It's music for grown ups! Well, I don't like to pigeonhole myself. My musical style is pretty eclectic; I play all kinds of sounds within a 95-125bpm range. It's about connecting music from past to present."

By | Θ23

Artist Feature: Norman Chung

Fellow self-proclaimed house/techno fans, fret not if you're now feeling equally embarrassed for having missed out on such homegrown talent - we'll help you atone with this introduction to possibly one of Singapore's best-kept secrets.

By | θ23

Syndicate, The Birth Of

Against a sanitized backdrop of fast food music, Syndicate was conceived over rounds of beers to reduce the growing impact of harmful beats and caveman frequencies in the accelerated world today.

By | Syndicate

Ibadan Label Feature on Slices Issue 4-10

Watch a feature of Midnight Shift's Principal, Ibadan Records on Slices, the free DVD Magazine.

By | EDITOR

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