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Collector Series - Treasure Hunting with an Itch

Collector Series - Treasure Hunting with an Itch

There are many different motivations for Vinyl collectors out there from the purist who believes vinyl LPs reign above all, the librarian who loves archiving and finding the rarest, the casual who collects records every now and then or the musical conductor, aka the DJ who finds joy in presenting their valuable finds. Everything comes from the sheer love of music, and Ichiro (aka Itch) is all of the above in our opinion.

The motivation to do what they do as vinyl collectors give the musical journey a sort of focus, allowing one to learn from the chosen path. It can be broad, it can be zoned in or even both, no matter what there's always something to take away! So let's dig into the mind of collector DJ Itch and see where this mystical motivation comes from and leads to.

Hi Itch! Thank you for doing this interview, could we start off with just a little bit about yourself? 

Hi Analog Vault, thank you for asking me for this interview.  I’m Itch, a DJ and a vinyl collector, and have been actively collecting vinyls inspired by the passion for “local exotic funk a-go-go” music from the ’60s to early ’80s in Singapore, Nusantara, and around the region. The music genres I’ve been collecting are A-Go-Go, Hala-Hala, Melayu-Indo grooves, Chinese Disco, Pop Yeh Yeh, Asian City-pop, and so on.  My DJ set specializes 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. My vinyl collection journey started from early 2017 when I visit Red Point Record Warehouse to purchase some second-hand Jazz or relaxing music vinyls.  But, the owner recommended me to listen to locally produced funky music, and when I listened to it first, it was quite an addictive exotic funky tune that I haven’t heard before. From that day, my digging journey of local gems has started.

* Treasure Hunting with an Itch - Photo Credit Rizman Putra 

Yes! we have always noticed your great collection of rare South-east Asian titles from attending some of your gigs! Could you expand a little more about this particular interest and what is your motivation behind this research initiative?

My interest came from after knowing about a Golden Era of Music scene back in 60s/70s Singapore.  For many years, I’ve been listening to many kinds of music, and always enjoyed listening to Jazz or Motown soul music in 70s, but I didn’t know much about the same era music scene in Singapore. This curiosity motivated me to start listening to those music from online or YouTube.  The vinyl collection of South-East Asian vinyls started when my DJ friend from Japan, Yohei Hasegawa, introduced me to vintage record shop in Singapore, which also helped me to open my journey of digging “local exotic funk a-go-go” vinyl records!

*Recent finds of SEA titles by Itch 

1. Saloma - Entah Di-Mana EP

*Recent finds of SEA titles by Itch 

2. Mahani Mohd & Jopie - 1000th Ku Nantikan

With that in mind, how do you go about choosing which ones go into your record bag and which ones remain when digging for SEA titles? Is there a particular mood or sound that you usually look for?  

Choosing vinyl is the most difficult part. When you start digging, I just look through the shelves randomly and check any title I’ve been searching for.  If I find it, those will straight go into my record bag!  If not, I sometimes ask the shop owner for any recommendation or new stock, then search from that stack.  But my budget is limited on one visit, so I just select those which can be used in the DJ event. The interesting part of digging is to find the dope groove music from the cheaper second-hand records!  I try not to buy the expensive one. When I go digging, I just focus on the music produced in 60s to 80s from around the region which can be used on my DJ mix.  Recently, I’ve been listening to soul and funk music from Malaysia in 70s, and there many wonderful covers and original songs.

We are also curious as to how you would organize them in your own personal space. Would it be by the era, style, mood, or region?? It's always nice to have a system in place for easier navigation especially for a DJ like yourself.

Never knew that my record collection can become so big in three years, and its always problematic to organize these records in my space.  Currently I organize by its region (Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japanese, others), then after that will put those in alphabetical order or its musical style.  Otherwise, it’s difficult to remember where I put the vinyls.  But, usually I always keep my favorite vinyls in my DJ bag, so I can listen to it anytime!



Apart from that, we also realized your love for Japanese City-pop and Funk, where you also have your very own night called “NightCap”. Could you tell us a bit about what the style means to you and maybe one of your favorite City-pop albums for a much-suggested listening.

Yes, “Nightcap”, my monthly night at White Label Records, is a good platform to introduce some of my favorite Japanese City-pop music mixed with Malay Funk or Nanyang Chinese Disco. Am happy that this monthly event turned one in February! As an Asian rare groove DJ, and as a Japanese, I wanted to share some of my Japanese rare groove music collection (Japanese Funk & Japanese city-pop).  Some funk and boogie music produced in Japan have great vibes!  Tatsuro Yamashita’s “Sparkle” (included in the LP album ‘For You’) and Miki Matsubara’s “Stay With Me” (EP) have been played every time at “Nightcap”, and always happy to see the audience singing together!  My favorite City-pop albums will be Tatsuro Yamashita’s “SPACY”, Ruriko Ohgami’s “Typhoon Lady”, Taeko Ohnuki’s “Sunshower”, and so on…

2. Takako Mamiya - Love Trip


We are always fascinated with collectors who purposefully dig for old records that are super rare to find, it's almost like a treasure hunt. Could you share a little about your focus on your musical journey recently? Is there a DJ / Collector / or ethos that you are inspired by? Maybe one or two rare records that you’ve been wanting to find as well.

Yes, digging vinyls especially the old ones are like treasure hunt! Recently, I’ve been focused on more Malay and Singapore soul and funk from 70s and 80s; Ahmad Nawab, Uji Rashid, Rahimah Rahim, Sharifah Aini, Anita Sarawak, Carefree, Flybaits, etc).  Their music has wonderful soul, groove, and boogie with a bit of exoticness, and they can blend well with Japanese City-pop at my events.

I was first inspired by NADA, a sound duo comprised by Safuan Johari and Rizman Putra, who reinterpret Malaysian traditional music with modern technology. I learned a lot about 60s to 80s Malaysian music from them and inspired me to DJ.  Then, I always get inspired by music selection by my favourite DJs, Iramamama, Vinylheavy, Tiko Disko, Yuichi Kishino, Hibiki Tokiwa, Yohei Hasegawa, etc.. Their music help expand my music knowledge about Asian music!

To end it off, We would like to say that you are one of the rare music lovers out there with such a sincere and genuine approach. Each record probably brings its own memories and experience back to you. Could you maybe tell us what do these records mean to you at the end of the day and how does it gel into your everyday life? 

From these vintage records, each record has its own music culture history and these music brings back the vibes from those era into our daily life.  Besides the music, the design or fashion from those era can be seen from the vinyl record, which is interesting part of the vinyl digging experience!  Singapore has developed and changed very fast, but through the vinyl record I still can see how Singapore was before.  Each vinyl has its own history and story.

A mix by DJ Itch for our Mix series - Providing an all Vinyl mix, picking flavours from the South-East Asian Region, songs and melodies that are nostalgic to all of us here.

- The End -

Thank you Itch for taking your time off and shining some light onto some of these musical gems. By doing this interview it has inspired us to always keep the musical search going! So much to learn from the past and so much to look forward to at the same time. Hopefully through reading this, it will inspire you to go on your own musical search and continue to keep your curious nature alive. Keep the fire burning :) 

You can find out more about DJ Itch aka Ichiro via the mediums below! Please also check out his weekly mix that he has been doing during the Circuit Break era called "Stay Home Singapura". We Highly recommend to put them on for some time travels and spot on vibes. 

Mixcloud: 

https://www.mixcloud.com/itchirology/

Instagram: 

https://www.instagram.com/itch_sg/

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/itchirology/

@Itch_sg

Outin 015 - Colombo Kidd

Outin 015 - Colombo Kidd

Here’s the get down for our in store session, a journey inspired by his travels to Sri Lanka and Singapore, the chaos and tranquility in contrast to the urban plateau of the ambience of Singapore at night. Here C Kidd plays some of his personal favourites that don’t get played enough - Have a listen!

PS. Recording was a little hot so excuse the peaks!

OutIn 012 - Selector Special ft. Toppings & DJ Rushmo

OutIn 012 - Selector Special ft. Toppings & DJ Rushmo

For November's edition of Outin, we've got a Selector Special in store for you - happening this Saturday, November 24th. We're very blessed to have two exceptional guests on the decks; Toppings from the Ice Cream Sundays party collective, alongside a new face in our community, DJ Rushmo. :) 

They've each very kindly recorded a mix for us in the lead up, have a listen here:




They'll be joined by The Analog Vault Selectors for an evening of house, funk, disco and boogie. Music will be going from about 5pm till we close, so it’s a perfect prelude to the rest of your evening. 


Admission is for customers of the store - flash us your mailing list invite, or register to be on our online store mailing list. Drinks are on the house, while stocks last.:) 

About Toppings:
Hailing from Manila, Toppings (aka Jake Camacho) has emerged as a fresh new face in the Singapore dance music scene. 

As co-founder and resident selector of Singapore-based party collective Ice Cream Sundays, he has honed his craft playing to sweaty crowds at pop-up events around the city. He has also taken his sound to notable venues such as Tanjong Beach Club, Camp Kilo, The Great Escape, and Bar Rouge, and is a familiar face behind the decks at underground favorite, Headquarters. While still a relative newcomer in the scene, he has steadily built his reputation playing alongside some of Singapore’s most respected DJs, earning warm up slots for high-caliber international acts including Soul Clap, Jasper James, and Bosq. 

With a background in music history, and having played a number of instruments from a young age, his exposure to diverse musical styles and traditions shines through in his eclectic approach to DJing. Rooted in deep, soulful, and lo-fi house infused with disco, funk, jazz and afrobeat, each of his sets delivers a potent blend of dance floor nostalgia, playful experimentation, and — at times — pure, uncut optimism.

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/toppingsmusic 
Ice Cream Sundays: https://www.icecreamsundays.org 

About DJ Rushmo:
DJ Rushmo, born in the late 70s in Soweto has been a record collector since the late 90s. He is a self proclaimed Traditional African Music historian, protector & preserver. He is a Producer and has traveled internationally as a Sound Engineer with some of the most recognized and influential musicians in the South African music industry. His eclectic taste allows him to take you through a sensory journey and awakening.

Style: Afro, Break-Beats, Dance Music, Drum&Bass, Funk, Jungle, Lounge, Rap and Roots Reggae.

Philosophy: If its hip, I play it.
My Samplosophy: The technique of building a complex groove by combining many small but carefully interlocking, syncopated contributions. 

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/rushmo
MixCloud: https://www.mixcloud.com/djrushmo/

Vinyl Mix - The Analog Vault Selectors

A vinyl only mix by The Analog Vault selectors at The Hive (Carpenter Street) for Sights and Sounds 2018.

All tracks present in the mix are titles available at The Analog Vault - taking you on a journey through psychedelic selections and spiritual vibes. Featuring the likes of Dorothy Ashby, Minami Deutsch, Phil Ranelin, Midori Takada, Uniting of Opposites among others.

OutIn 011 - .gif

OutIn 011 - .gif
OutIn 011 - .gif 

This October, we're thrilled to present a rare DJ set from the indie-electronic duo, [.gif] :) 

Fresh from soul-stretching tours around the region and the UK, and with projects in film scoring and performance poetry tightly under their belt, we're really excited to see what the duo will bring to the table as DJs. 

Come through for an evening of beats, bops, tunes and company, with support from The Analog Vault selectors.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/726142974429649/

About [.gif]:
Tucked in between dark beats, deft lyricism and immersive vocals lies Singaporean indie-electronic duo .gif. Made up of weish and din, the pair started out in late 2012 as a passion project and shared hobby.

Following their debut of ‘saudade’ EP in 2013, the band has performed in London, Manila, KL and Jakarta, and at major festivals such as St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Singapore Inside Out, Singapore Writers Festival, Java Soundsfair, Baybeats, and Singapore Night Festival.

The duo have earned critical comparisons to the likes of Portishead, Little Dragon, Björk, and The xx through both local and international publications like Thump, VICE’s music channel, FasterLouder, Earmilk, Indie Shuffle, JUICE, Nylon, and Bandwagon. The pair often draws from literature, theatre and film in their music, and have most recently launched a critically acclaimed full-length album, ‘soma’.

Have a listen to 'Soma' here:



TRIBE Music Market by Revision Music & Ice Cream Sundays

TRIBE Music Market by Revision Music & Ice Cream Sundays

Last weekend, we joined our buddies from Revision Music as a vendor at their bi-monthly music market at Camp Kilo Charcoal Club. Among us was a variety of music labels, collectives, artistes, and record enthusiasts at the affair, such as Vinyl HeavyStraits Records, Analog Paralog, We Love Jazz, Choice Cuts, Nocturnal Society, Kilas and Darker Than Wax.

The event was a collaboration with Ice Cream Sundays, who inevitably brought the cream with Popbar and the boogie with resident DJs Toppings and Bongomann. The DJ lineup was completed with the Revision Music trio; RAH, RTJ and Senja. Couldn't have been more perfect.

We brought a selection of records, books and magazines to the affair and had such a fun time with the kindest people and the friendliest vibes. Smiles for miles. Watch this space and be sure to join us at the next one! For now, here are some snaps, courtesy of Debbie Y:

















The Analog Room OutIn 008 with Bennett Bay | 21st July 2018, Saturday

The Analog Room OutIn 008 with Bennett Bay | 21st July 2018, Saturday

July 2018 sees composer and songwriter Bennett Bay perform at the Analog Room's intimate OutIn series. Inspired by pastoral imagery and everyday experiences, Bennett builds delicate emotional and cinematic soundscapes around his songs with a rooted sensibility in folk songwriting. Also a member of post-rock trio Hauste, Bennett's musical ability reflects his confidence in stringing melancholy, meditative and adventurous emotions together.

Bennett has turned heads with his standout performance at Mosaic 2017, as he shared music off his debut album 'Compass' backed by a 10-piece ensemble. He will be supporting Hanging Up The Moon's album launch later this July at the Esplanade Recital Studio with an opening performance, and will be launching his second album in September 2018 at the Recital Studio as well. Join us in the lead up as Bennett showcases his talent with the acoustic guitar, backed by a glockenspiel and violin in the Analog Room on July 21st. 

Admission is for customers of the store - flash us your mailing list invite, or register to be on our online store mailing list. Drinks are on the house, while stocks last.

About Bennett Bay:
Bennett Bay is a musician based in Singapore. Since starting his solo project mid-2015, he has been making his mark on the local arts scene.

Following his debut performance at the Esplanade Concourse, Bay has gone on to perform at Red Dot Design Museum, as part of their bi-yearly MAAD Sounds!, and SingJazz Club. Subsequently, he was invited to perform at the inaugural Neon Lights Festival held at the Fort Canning Park, where he was one of four Singapore music headliners among an array of international acts. Bay released his debut single, Komorebi, in April 2016, and launched his debut LP, Compass, in January 2017, accompanied by a 12-piece ensemble. Bay was invited to perform at Electric Picnic in Ireland, where he was featured amongst a number of internationally renowned acts such as Phoenix, Duran Duran, The XX and more. 

He is currently in the final stages of recording for his second album, and will release it on the 9th of September in 2018, accompanied by a launch show at the Esplamade Recital Studio.

About The Analog Room by The Analog Vault:
The Analog Room is the new retail and event space concept by the team behind The Analog Vault. In addition to providing for the expansion of The Analog Vault’s existing retail space, The Analog Room features a superlative analog sound system, DJ console, and whisky tasting bar. It plays host to a plethora of events, such as its monthly in-store performance series 'OutIn', audiophile listening events, DJ sessions, music education workshops, and whisky tasting events. The Analog Room is situated at #02-10 in the Esplanade Mall, just adjacent to The Analog Vault.

About The Analog Vault:
Founded in 2015, The Analog Vault has become one of the go-to places for jazz, audiophile, hip-hop, electronic music, and indie aficionados alike in Singapore. The team behind The Analog Vault are ardent champions of the analog music culture, and strongly believe that listening to music on vinyl via an analog sound system is one of the best ways to enjoy good music. Our goal is to establish The Analog Vault to be Asia’s leading proponent of analog music culture and fine music, as well as Asia’s leading retailer of vinyl records.

About OutIn:
OutIn is The Analog Room’s signature in-store live performance series for progressive, challenging and relevant underground music of all genres and localities. We invite DJs and musicians who are pushing new sounds and concepts and provide a music and broadcasting avenue for their creativity and artistic expression.

The Analog Room OutIn 007 with Intriguant | 30th June 2018, Saturday

The Analog Room OutIn 007 with Intriguant | 30th June 2018, Saturday

The Analog Room's intimate OutIn series returns this June with a solo live set from Singapore-based electronic beatsmith Intriguant. Join us as he improvises over tracks from "Recluse" as well as more unreleased material on Saturday, June 30, 5 to 6 p.m.

Intriguant has been having quite a year since the release of his full-length debut “Recluse” in 2017, collaborating with a slew of musicians and visual artists on impressive projects such as Temporal and iLight Marina Bay. OutIn has him in a much cosier setting, so come hang out, enjoy great music, complimentary drinks and excellent vinyl offerings.

About Intriguant:
Intriguant is a Singapore-based electronic music producer and DJ. Inspired by the human perception of environments, He used textural sounds recorded through the years, and backed them with syncopated beats, fusing the physical with the spiritual.

He released his debut EP Ellipse on the Syndicate label in 2014. Ellipse found Intriguant acclaim with critics spanning Israel, Slovakia, and the US. For the title track off the EP, He collaborated with label mate Brandon Tay to produce a music video that found favour with respected music magazine, The Fader (NYC).

 

Intriguant Recluse Album Vinyl Singapore

 

Intriguant Recluse Album Vinyl Singapore

His debut full-length album, “Recluse” was released in 2017 under the Singapore-based audiovisual label, Syndicate with acclaim from a global audience (ranging from USA, UK, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Manila (PH)). Featuring other artists from Singapore, the album as an entity explores the notion of loneliness and self-discovery.

Recluse was mastered by Conrad Magabo at Cosmic Zoo, Los Angeles. For his contribution to film, theatre and art installation include Uniqlo Singapore in-store Music, Singapore Inside Out: Tokyo and I Light Festival 2018. He has shared the stage with luminaries such as Thomas Schumacher (GER), Teebs, Flying Lotus (Brainfeeder, USA), Homeboy Sandman, Samiyam (Stones Throw Records, USA) and Daddy Kev, D-Styles (Low End Theory LA, USA). He has also performed at music festivals including St. Jerome Laneway Festival and SingJazz Festival.

About The Analog Room by The Analog Vault:
The Analog Room is the new retail and event space concept by the team behind The Analog Vault. In addition to providing for the expansion of The Analog Vault’s existing retail space, The Analog Room features a superlative analog sound system, DJ console, and whisky tasting bar. It plays host to a plethora of events, such as its monthly in-store performance series 'OutIn', audiophile listening events, DJ sessions, music education workshops, and whisky tasting events. The Analog Room is situated at #02-10 in the Esplanade Mall, just adjacent to The Analog Vault.

About The Analog Vault:
Founded in 2015, The Analog Vault has become one of the go-to places for jazz, audiophile, hip-hop, electronic music, and indie aficionados alike in Singapore. The team behind The Analog Vault are ardent champions of the analog music culture, and strongly believe that listening to music on vinyl via an analog sound system is one of the best ways to enjoy good music. Our goal is to establish The Analog Vault to be Asia’s leading proponent of analog music culture and fine music, as well as Asia’s leading retailer of vinyl records.

About OutIn:
OutIn is The Analog Room’s signature in-store live performance series for progressive, challenging and relevant underground music of all genres and localities. We invite DJs and musicians who are pushing new sounds and concepts and provide a music and broadcasting avenue for their creativity and artistic expression.

The Analog Room OutIn 006 with Hanging Up The Moon | 19th May 2018

The Analog Room OutIn 006 with Hanging Up The Moon | 19th May 2018

The Analog Room's in-store live performance series OutIn is happening on 19 May (Saturday), 5 to 6 p.m., this time with a rare solo acoustic set and vinyl record signing session by Hanging Up The Moon (HUTM). Join us for an intimate lead-up to the official launch of HUTM's well-received fourth and latest album, “It’s All Here Somewhere”, happening on 27 July at the Esplanade Recital Studio. Complimentary drinks, courtesy of The Analog Vault. Admission is free.


About the album:

"In typical fashion, Sean Lam explores the deeply personal in Hanging Up The Moon’s fourth and latest album. Just like nothing that happens is ever lost if you hold it in your mind, “It’s All Here Somewhere” is a repository of poignant memories, unspoken fears, faltering hope.


Sean is joined once again by long-time collaborators Alexius Cai, Dean Aziz and Victor Low. “It’s All Here Somewhere” also features Darren Ng (SONICBRAT) and Andy Chia (SA) on selected tracks." — https://www.hangingupthemoon.com

About Hanging Up The Moon:

Hanging Up The Moon started off as the solo project of Sean Lam, ex-frontman of Concave Scream, one of Singapore's pioneer indie bands. Recorded entirely in his study in the wee hours of the morning, the self-titled debut album was a stripped-down affair, its quiet sound captivating both critics and listeners alike.
In the albums that followed, Hanging Up The Moon explored different soundscapes with the help of good friends and fellow veterans of the local music scene: Alexius Cai (Piblokto), Dean Aziz (Concave Scream), Leslie Low (The Observatory) and Victor Low (Affixen).

The band has since released 2 vinyl LPs and is currently preparing for the launch of "It's All Here Somewhere", Hanging Up The Moon's fourth and latest album. Just like nothing that happens is ever lost if you hold it in your mind, "It's All Here Somewhere" is a repository of poignant memories, unspoken fears, faltering hope.

Sean is joined once again by long-time collaborators Alexius Cai, Dean Aziz and Victor Low. "It's All Here Somewhere" also features Darren Ng (SONICBRAT) and Andy Chia (SA) on selected tracks.

About The Analog Room by The Analog Vault:
The Analog Room is the new retail and event space concept by the team behind The Analog Vault. In addition to providing for the expansion of The Analog Vault’s existing retail space, The Analog Room features a superlative analog sound system, DJ console, and whisky tasting bar. It plays host to a plethora of events, such as its monthly in-store performance series 'OutIn', audiophile listening events, DJ sessions, music education workshops, and whisky tasting events. The Analog Room is situated at #02-10 in the Esplanade Mall, just adjacent to The Analog Vault.

About The Analog Vault:
Founded in 2015, The Analog Vault has become one of the go-to places for jazz, audiophile, hip-hop, electronic music, and indie aficionados alike in Singapore. The team behind The Analog Vault are ardent champions of the analog music culture, and strongly believe that listening to music on vinyl via an analog sound system is one of the best ways to enjoy good music. Our goal is to establish The Analog Vault to be Asia’s leading proponent of analog music culture and fine music, as well as Asia’s leading retailer of vinyl records.

About OutIn:
OutIn is The Analog Room’s signature in-store live performance series for progressive, challenging and relevant underground music of all genres and localities. We invite DJs and musicians who are pushing new sounds and concepts and provide a music and broadcasting avenue for their creativity and artistic expression.

The Analog Assembly 2018

The Analog Assembly 2018

Dear all, thank you for making The Analog Assembly 2018 at the Intermission Bar / The Projector Singapore a huge success! We saw many familiar faces, as well as many new ones. We hope you guys got some good records and made new friends! We're happy to see how quick the community of analog music enthusiasts has grown and we can't wait to be back again next year.  Till next time, The Analog Assembly team.

More pictures here.

The Analog Assembly 2018 | Singapore | Intermission Bar | The Projector | Vinyl Record Fair

The Analog Assembly 2018 | Singapore | Intermission Bar | The Projector | Vinyl Record Fair

The Analog Assembly 2018 | Singapore | Intermission Bar | The Projector | Vinyl Record Fair

The Analog Assembly 2018 | Singapore | Intermission Bar | The Projector | Vinyl Record Fair

The Analog Assembly 2018 | Singapore | Intermission Bar | The Projector | Vinyl Record Fair

The Analog Assembly 2018 | Singapore | Intermission Bar | The Projector | Vinyl Record Fair

The Analog Assembly 2018 | Singapore | Intermission Bar | The Projector | Vinyl Record Fair | Candy Says DJ

The Analog Assembly 2018 | Singapore | Intermission Bar | The Projector | Vinyl Record Fair | Candy Says DJ

The Analog Assembly 2018 | Singapore | Intermission Bar | The Projector | Vinyl Record Fair

The Analog Assembly 2018 | Singapore | Intermission Bar | The Projector | Vinyl Record Fair

The Analog Assembly 2018 | Singapore | Intermission Bar | The Projector | Vinyl Record Fair

The Analog Assembly 2018 | Singapore | Intermission Bar | The Projector | Vinyl Record Fair

About The Analog Assembly:

Based in Singapore, the Analog Assembly was established in 2015 as an organizer of pop-up events that aims to champion the analog music culture, and provide forums for the meeting of like-minded analog music aficionados.

About The Analog Assembly 2018 :

Singapore, 31st March 2018 — Get ready for a day of live DJ sets, high fidelity tunes on wax, and vinyl crate-digging through thousands of used and new records, as The Analog Assembly returns for its third reiteration this month at The Projector.

The vinyl buy/sell/trade fair, The X∆ (“The X-Change”), will commence at 2 p.m., featuring thousands of vinyl records, CDs, cassettes and music magazines for sale. 

Continuing from the success of past Assemblies (in 2015 and 2016), The Analog Assembly's 3rd edition will play host to eclectic lineup of vendors made up of ardent analog music aficionados, stalwarts of the Singapore music scene, as well as renowned vinyl record retailers.

Meet our vendors from music publications and local record labels, along with young and budding DJs and avid record collectors who will be trading vinyl records in a plethora of genres that reflect their unique personalities. A curated selection of established Singapore vinyl dealers including The Analog VaultFor The RecordSurface Noise, and record label Ujikaji Records as well as books collector The Arkhivist will be putting up their own music collections for sale too.

As The X∆ commences at 2 p.m., grab a coffee or drink at Intermission Bar - at The Projector and enjoy live DJ sets by Candy Says and Ramesh Krishnan.

From 2 to 5 p.m., The Analog Assembly will kick off with a live DJ set byCandy Says, formerly a part of indie collective 4imaginaryboys. The DJ twosome has played for music festivals, clubs and bars, and their often-dusted records cover alternative rock, indie electronica, shoegaze, folk, punk, post-punk, and the occasional Kanye. 

Taking over the decks at 5 to 7 p.m., is Ramesh Krishnan, a true connoisseur of quality beats who not only shares his love for music through his own podcast – Meshradio, but has also earned the reputation as being one of the most respected and multifaceted DJs in Singapore. Having helmed residencies at many major clubs and throwing it down with the best in the world, and armed with a cache of rare tracks and floor fillers, witness him weave seamlessly through genres from jazz and boogie to tech house and even drum and bass with artistic ease.

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