ESPLANADE CO LTD
Feat. DJ Itch & DJ RAH (JPN, SG)
Come decked out in your favourite kebaya or bell-bottoms and party through the night at Pesta Berpesta! with popular music from the ’60s to today!
About DJ Itch
Based in Singapore, Itch is a sound selector and a music explorer through a mixture of sound from various countries and genres—including ambient, lounge, jazz, ’60s and ’70s garage, psyche, soul/funk, Asian City Pop, etc.—from his eclectic and quirky personal selections.
Since 2018, he has been actively collecting vinyls, inspired by his passion for “local exotic funk a-go-go” music from the ’60s to early ’80s in Singapore, the Nusantara, and around the region, such as Nanyang a-go-go or Hala-Hala, Melayu-Indo funk-soul, Chinese disco, pop yeh yeh, Asian city pop, and other rare Asian groove music. His vinyl DJ set specialises in Asian sound and exotic music introducing forgotten local music gems from the past to modern listeners, and brings back nostalgic vibes for old-timers. Itch has appeared in various events in Singapore, Indonesia, Japan, and Taiwan, also collaborated with DJs/performers from Singapore and around the region.
About DJ RAH
RAH’s foray into electronic music began with her fascination with rolling Amen Breaks and drum patterns in drum and bass. This formative pursuit naturally progressed to the turntables, which triggered her ability as a selector.
Her sound has since developed to a distinct, eclectic style that has reached out to audiences across Asia, Europe and America. She recently made her debut at international festivals Dimensions 2018 in Croatia and Wonderfruit 2018 in Thailand.
RAH is part of two independent movements in Singapore—Darker Than Wax and Revision Music—where she explores alternative sounds the likes of Afrobeat, jazz, hip hop, funk, soul, dub, and bass and everything else in between. This is a mixed bag of fun that aims to please both herself and the dancing crowd.
PESTA RAYA FESTIVAL
Pesta Raya – Malay Festival of Arts showcases the best in theatre, dance, and music from the Nusantara (Malay Archipelago). Taking place from 27 – 30 Jun 2019 and coinciding with the celebration of Hari Raya Aidilfitri, the 18th edition of the festival returns this year with three newly commissioned works in its line-up of ticketed and free performances.
Click here for the full programme line-up.
Credits: Esplanade Co Ltd