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Summerdaze Block Party Vol.2 – Konnichiwa ft. DJ Koco (Tokyo) | 5th Aug

Summerdaze is back with Vol.2 of its Block Party series at another awe-inspiring rooftop. This time, the party is hosted on the rooftop of Customs House at Kinki Bar, overlooking the Marina Bay. With this series showcasing the most sought after DJ talent from Japan, it just makes sense to collaborate with the only Japanese themed venue that champions an urban twist. So come and join us as we aim to bring beautiful people of diverse backgrounds together to enjoy our trademark funky feel-good music, including Hip Hop, Funk & Soul, Reggae, Jazz to House and Electronica.

In March we kicked off 2017 with the launch of the SUMMERDAZE BLOCK PARTY SERIES, with Vol.1 – BACK TO THE OLD SCHOOL, featuring two of the world’s top Scratch DJs – Skratch Bastid (3-time Scribble Jam DJ Battle winner) and DJ Shortkut (Beat Junkies, ISP). 5th August marks Vol. 2 of the series – KONNICHIWA! Feat. DJ Koco (Tokyo, JPN).

The event is at kinki Bar’s rooftop at Customs House at 70 Collayer Quay. Doors open at 5pm and ends at 2am.

All are welcome to sign up for our guest list (link: https://is.gd/summerdaze) which gets free entry before 7pm or reduced cover of $10 with a complimentary drink by Four Fox Saké! Walk-in cover is $20 with a complimentary drink as well.

The premise of each Blaccsmith event always begins with the artist. DJ Koco from Tokyo is highly acclaimed for his mastery on his 7-inch vinyl sets, his deep knowledge of underground hip hop, beat-juggling and scratching showcases.

HEADLINER: DJ KOCO DJ KOCO a.k.a. SHIMOKITA leaves punters, vinyl diggers and battle DJs alike in awe with his thrilling techniques and selection. A progressive hip hop DJ who cut’s up the mix with only 45’s (7 inch vinyls), is sure to impress you at the next Summerdaze Block Party. �He has earned the respect of everyone he performs in front of, as his confidence, selection, and techniques while using the delicate format of 45’s is second none. So much so, it caught the attention of DJ Scratch (of EPMD), where Koco is now a regular feature guest on Scratch’s online DJ performance site based out of Brooklyn with his own recurring segment, “Scratch Vision Tokyo”.

SUPPORTING ACTS: DJ U-TA (Sonida Singapura, JAPAN) Sonido Singapura is a collective of DJs and sound system founded by u~ta. It is originally started as a cutting edge Latin electro music party in Singapore. Yet they don’t restrict themselves with Latin music but expanding their curiosity into ongoing global yet local “glocal” music movements. Their objective is to expand a diversity of Singapore club music scene.

SUPPORTING ACTS: MATTEBLACC COLLECTIVE The Matteblacc crew aim to shape the music soundscape in Singapore with their unique brand of soul inspired music. The minds behind this collective are it’s head Djs – JNR and Drem. Other members include XG (aka Garuda), Jay Jamero, Mylk, PaulSilver and Intrigue.

Matteblacc has a penchant for classic Boom Bap, Hip-Hop Soul, R&B, Neo Soul, Future Beats, Rare Breaks, Funk, Soul, Boogie, Dancehall and House. And as one of few outfits that champion quality soul inspired music, they have been instrumental in the movement back to better music in the night life scene. Working closely with other like-minded collectives like Pushin’On / Sideshow, Bedsty, Good Times, Darker Than Wax, CHROAM and collabs with DopeSG / Richtclicka in their series of “Secret Pop-up Parties” – they work hard to maintain a high standard without going pop.

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