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Selects' Series - RAH

Selects' Series - RAH

In this edition of Selects', we asked one of our favourite selectors in Singapore and good friend Farah (known on the decks as RAH) to pick out a few titles from our online catalog that she recommends checking out. 

Farah's selects are incredibly fresh! The music listed here are mostly new entries at the vault, and they truly reflect her identity as a person and the fine selector she is. Often expressing herself through a diverse collection of Jazz, Hiphop, Afrobeat, Dub and more, Farah's picks will always move you, but not without saying something special at the same time.

As a core member of label Darker Than Wax and collective Revision Music, she radiates a positive and infectious message in her work and her DJ sets, moving feet, raising vibes and connecting souls. Check out July's edition of her resident show on Milan-based Radio Raheem here:
 
We certainly do miss live events and the energy Farah exudes from behind the decks. But while we're all socially distanced, have a listen to these incredible albums for a taste of what the vibe is like when RAH's in charge:  

Keleketla! ‎– Keleketla!

"Am a huge fan of Cold Cuts! And this project elevated their ability as visionaries, while encapsulating the multi faceted and progressive sounds of legendary collaborators. Boasts a wide range of sounds from Jazz to Hiphop, dub to Afrobeat. Enjoyable from start to finish." - Farah



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Various ‎– Various Channels Vol.1 : NYC

"This is a first compilation from DTW core member Marco Weibel, who brought together a few musicians and artists  in New York. This is a special one, because there was a bit of hesitation in putting it out - due to the social / political climate of things."

"It’s was in the midst of the #BLM movement, and we thought it wasn’t the right time. We decided to go ahead with it anyway, and donated a percentage of the profits to NAACP Legal Defence fund to help protesters and urged our followers to do the same. We have been receiving resounding support for the release and are very thankful it all worked out and that we were able to help with our music." - Farah

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Arsivplak ‎– Turkish Moog Edits

"Love love love Arsivplak and there’s just something about the moog organ in Turkish music that makes it so groovy and alluring." - Farah



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RMP / Wahono ‎– Dehumanisasi / Dealienisasi | Cassette Tape

"What would begin as a casual conversation with Wahono would often take a turn and deep dive into Indonesian culture and politics. The man behind cult label Divisi62 is always challenging the perception and idea of Indonesian music. And you hear the introspective dialogue in the productions, as an attempt to reassess expectations of values and traditions. He makes like, thinking music. You listen and it makes you think and ponder. Just like the conversations with him." - Farah

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Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids ‎– We Be All Africans / Shaman!

"I caught Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids in Amsterdam three years ago and it was one of the most mind bending / expanding experiences. This is a good album but I’m also looking forward to getting their newest release on Strut, “Shaman!”. Bong said that he will be getting it and I trust him." - Farah




Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids - Shaman! is not in stock... yet! It will arrive in store later this month along with a bunch of new sounds we can't wait to share with you. Till then, hang tight! If you'd like to reserve a copy of "Shaman!", slide into our DMs via Facebook or Instagram

We hope you're as inspired by these great picks here as we are. Follow RAH on Mixcloud and Instagram if you catch the vibe and consider signing up to our newsletter to stay clued in on our new arrivals. (scroll down for the signup form!)

Thanks for reading. Take care, stay safe & keep the music going! 

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:

















OutIn 010 - Revision Music

OutIn 010 - Revision Music

OutIn 010 – Revision Music 

For the 10th edition of our in-store series OutIn in September, our guests RAH and Senja from Revision Music joined us on the decks for an evening of vibes for all tribes. 

Both RAH and Senja are well-loved DJs in our local dance music community with an undying appreciation for music of all sorts, and firm roots in Hip Hop, World and Bass music. They founded their events and music promotion collective Revision Music as a platform to nurture the legacy of our region’s underground through culture, vibe and music. This fully comes across at their recurring events such as Singapore’s only dedicated Drum n' Bass night Sub City that happens monthly at Piedra Negra, as well as the celebrated bi-monthly music market known as Tribe at Camp Kilo Charcoal Club

Have a listen to the recordings from the day and take a journey through the routes of soul, funk, bass, house, afro and hip hop music. :)