Selects' Series - Ice Cream Sundays

Selects' Series - Ice Cream Sundays

We've got something here at the vault for everyone, but sometimes it's hard to find something that truly resonates with you amongst everything else on display! In this series, we ask some of our friends from our local music community to pick out titles from our catalogue that speak to them. 

Ice Cream Sundays is a pop up party collective dedicated to serving up outdoor parties centred around community, music, fun in the sun and (of course), ice cream. Featured here are Meltem and Daniel from the crew, each picking out three titles from our current catalogue that spell out their vibe. Their selects cover a range of tasteful LPs, from silky, downtempo pop and cloudy jazz to energetic afrobeat and flashes of hip hop. Overall, an uplifting and tasteful bunch of records that reflects the bubbling energy of their parties and overall outlook on life. Check it! 

Meltem's picks:

Khruangbin & Leon Bridges - Texas Sun

"Psych-funk meets soul. The perfect record for lazy afternoons at home, beer in hand with the breeze gently rustling the curtains. Ahh I feel relaxed orredi." - Meltem

Solange - When I Get Home

"19 tracks of energising bliss. A mix of interludes, intermissions, and impromptu narratives - ya gotta listen to this one from start to finish." - Meltem

Mildlife - Phase

"This record sounds like stepping off a cloud into a hazy daydream." - Meltem

Daniel's picks:

Antibalas - Where the Gods are in Peace

"Classic Afrobeat with a fresh twist. Makes you miss the energy of live gigs even more than we already do." - Daniel

30/70 - Elevate

"Shades of Hiatus Kaiyote in 30/70’s music. Infectious, funky, jazzy numbers with soulful vocals that provide the perfect accompaniment to a sunny weekend afternoon." - Daniel

Kassa Overall - I Think I’m Good

"Jazz/hip-hop fusion with plenty of experimentation. Definitely tests the ears at times but a fascinating record!" - Daniel

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More on Ice Cream Sundays: https://www.lifeinarpeggio.com/blog/ice-cream-sundays-day-parties-singapore

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/

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: