The world’s renowned Mama & Company (UK), known for their festival brands GlobalGathering and Godskitchen, has inked a global partnership with Singapore-based lifestyle group Limited Edition Concepts and 10k1 (Malaysia), to bring a brand new Halloween festival, Freq’ender happening in Singapore on Oct 31 and Nov 1. To be held at the 40,000 sq ft Infinite Studios, the two-day Freq’ender is a kickstarter to develop new festival/event brands for the Southeast Asian market.
This Halloween Weekend… Get Your Fre on at the First Annual Freq’ender Indoor Music Festival
Making its Asian premiere in Singapore on Oct 31 and Nov 1 is the brand new electronic music, audio-visual indoor festival, Freq’ender. Raising Singapore’s Halloween offerings up a few notches, Freq’ender is set to usher a full production, dress-up movement for likeminded music lovers, tastemakers and fun seekers.
“Freq’ender will feature an amazing array of acts, alongside the detailed curation of every aspect of the show. What we are doing here is to create a weekend show on the much-celebrated Halloween calendar that has never been seen before,” he elaborates, adding that club kyo will be closed on Oct 31 and Nov 1 for the festival. Beyond acts, Freq’ender will feature high production values to create lasting memories for festival-goers and that reaffirms Ambi:ent’s conviction in producing top quality shows.”
Freq’ender will be a gathering of “freqs” in 18 hours (8pm to 5am) over two days.
Freq’show – Day 1: Flamboyant Freqshow
A parade of performers in true Halloween fashion – and its open invitation to revellers in costumes, as the night is set against the rousing kaleidoscope of soundscapes from bass, house to techno and disco from a stellar cast of DJs including 2ManyDJs (BE) and Hot Chip (UK).
They are masters in blending the finest products of music into a catchy, fun and all-intriguing groove exploration. Expect politically incorrect prog-rock to funky r&b, hiptrap to banging German techno. The Dewaele brothers have it in their record collection from Japanese geisha Hanayo covering ‘Joe le Taxi’, Adult Finnish disco from Ural 13 Diktators, sleazy Peaches to classics from The Velvet Underground, The Breeders, The Residents, Sly And The Family Stone and Nena.
Hot Chip – DJ Set (UK)
The Grammy and Mercury-nominated Hot Chip hasve pushed the boundaries of pop music. In 2003, they signed to Moshi Moshi and saw the release of Hot Chip’s first studio album Coming On Strong, an ambitious record that displays a distinct aversion to the aggressive nature of processed digital dance music, reintroducing listeners to its original spirit. Hot Chip were later joined by Felix Martin, Al Doyle and Owen Clarke who brought their unique skills to complete the indefatigable five-headed pop colossus.
Discovered by Pete Tong when he played at one of Doorly’s Afterparty Warehouse events. Doorly was offered a Live Radio 1 Essential Mix. His resume reads: producer, DJ, radio presenter and promoter – and from dj-ing in Time Square (New York), touring alongside Fatboy Slim, recording two BBC Radio 1 Essential Mixes to producing and spinning live for Usher and Nicki Minaj and sharing the stage with Prodigy before 65,000 people.
Supported by: Aldrin (SG), Indiego (MY), Ladyflic (NZ/BALI), Zig Zach vs Oliver Osborne (SG)
Godskitchen Mekanika – Day 2: An Audio-Visual Feast
Encapsulates the essence and spirit of Freq’ender with Godskitchen’s Mekanika, Godskitchen an established worldwide brand that has seen headlining acts Swedish House Mafia, deadmau5 and Alesso. Mekanika, an audio-visual extravaganza, will juxtapose against today’s rich comtemporary electronic dance music to the likes of Glowinthedark (NL), Marco V (NL), Morgan Page (US) and Wolfpack (BE), played out to a riot of nocturnal creatures.
GLOWINTHEDARK is a Dutch DJ/Producer duo from Den Haag consisting of Albert Harvey (1986) and Kevin Ramos (1987). Albert Harbvey and Kevin Ramos both grew up in the Netherlands.
Marco V (UK)
Within the ranks of DJ MAG Top100 for 10 consecutive years, Marco V’s indisputable position at the helm of the techier side of Dutch dance music continues to explode across the burgeoning international music scene.
Morgan Page (US)
Grammy-nominated producer/DJ Morgan Page delivers a unique and undeniable perspective. He has become a seismic presence in North America, plating in Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival, Electric Zoo and shos in the biggest clubs.
Wolfpack’s 2011 debut Tomorrowland performance floored Belgian superstars Dimitri Begas & Like Mike that latter signed the duo to their Smash The House (STH) label.
Supported by: Andrew Chow vs Zushan (SG), BATE (MAL), Dipha Barus (ID), Genji5ive (SG), Lissa Zombie vs Hana K (SG)
When: Oct 31 (Friday) & Nov 1 (Saturday)
Venue: Infinite Studios, 21 Media Circle, S138562
Time: 8pm to 5am
Friday (buy online) S$108
Saturday (buy online) S$108
Two-day (buy online) S$188
Event day at the door S$128
Friday (buy online) S$198
Saturday (buy online) S$198
2-day (buy online) S$358
Event day at the door S$218