Audio visual collective Syndicate will return to Home Club on 5 October with a Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA) special event featuring renowned electronic act, Africa Hitech.
Consisting of long-time electronic dance music fixtures Mark Pritchard (Harmonic 313, Global Communications, Jedi Knights) and Steve Spacek, the duo are best known for their contributions to the vast borderlands of hip hop and ambitious electronic music. Having met over a decade ago, they quickly began to collaborate sporadically, before finally starting Africa Hitech in 2007. Since then, they’ve dipped their toes in everything from grime, UK funky and juke, to field recordings and jazz.
Joining Africa Hitech and making his debut on the Syndicate stage will be local emcee/producer Mean from The .XS Collective. Fresh from dropping the In Flight EP earlier this year, the versatile artist generates his own distinct brand of hazy hip-hop with both ethereal beats and rhymes.
And, completing the line-up for the night will be residents from the Syndicate stable Max Lane and Kiat, who will be playing a special set with Vandetta he collective’s visual specialist, Brandon Tay, will pilot the visuals throughout the night.
The Beat Invitational showcase is also set to take place on the same night, warming the crowd up with their discoveries of local nuggets and gems. Covering a wide spectrum of sounds, the showcase will feature Heizenberg, .gif, FuturaHelvetica, Mont Berg Kingsmen and Vandetta, who will be playing tracks from her upcoming self-titled EP.
Red Bull Music Academy & Home Club present: Syndicate feat. Africa HiTech
with Africa Hitech (WARP), Mean (The.XS Collective), Kiat ft. Vandetta, and Max Lane
The Beat Invitational showcase
with Heizenberg, .gif, FuturaHelvetica, Mont Berg Kingsmen, and Vandetta
Visuals by Brandon Tay
Saturday, 5 October 2013
11pm – 4am
$20 (including 1 drink)
Prior to kicking off the party, Africa Hitech will speak to 40 members of Singapore’s music scene at an exclusive RBMA info session, whose past speakers have incuded Shabazz Palaces and Pharoahe Monch. The duo will share insights from their dynamic musical careers, from their formation of their ground-breaking partnership, to their tenure at Warp Records.
Red Bull Music Academy info session
with Africa HiTech, facilitated by Vandetta
Admission to RBMA info session is free, but spots are limited. Interested parties are encouraged to register here.
Successful applicants will be notified by email no later than 30 September 2013. Info session attendees will gain free entry to main event. Club rules apply.
By Cindy Tan