For the first ever Syndicate club night this year, it’s a formidable return to their former home ground at Canvas Club. Headlining the night will be Grammy nominated, Low End Theory founder - Daddy Kev, alongside world renowned turntablist, D-Styles of the Invisibl Skratch Picklz and Beat Junkies. This will be Daddy Kev’s debut show in Singapore. In addition,Syndicate residents artists Koflow, Intriguant, Darren Dubwise, Vandetta and Kiat will be warming up the vibes for the night.
Expect new original sounds as we open with Beat Invitational, a special community segment helmed by Max Lane, to present the freshest unreleased sounds and rarities from the island's next generation of music makers. Join us in this heady blend of mind-bending beats, mad bass-lines and visual delights, courtesy of guest VJs Inkten & ClogTwo with resident VJ, SSYSTM.
For one night only, we will also be deploying one of the best sound system in the world - the Funktion-One Sound System, courtesy of B-Cube.
Clog two & Inkten
B-Cube x FunktionOne
Daddy Kev (Low End Theory, LA)
Kevin Marques Moo (born 1974), better known by his stage name Daddy Kev, is a Grammy-nominated mixer, mastering engineer and producer from Los Angeles, California. He is the owner of Alpha Pup Records and founder of Low End Theory. He has produced tracks for rappers such as Awol One, Busdriver, Sage Francis, and Subtitle. He is one half of the duo Reefer along with Nicholas Thorburn of Islands. Pitchfoerk Media describes him as "one of the Los Angeles underground's most visionary producers... His style exemplifies the steady bleeding of hip-hop culture into the more highbrow aspects of art.” Daddy Kev received a Grammy Award nomination at the 58th ceremony held on February 15, 2016 for mixing the Flying Lotus song "Never Catch Me" featuring Kendrick Lamar.
D Styles (Low End Theory, LA)
D-Styles is regarded as one of the most skilled scratch DJs in the world, respected for his unique turntablism skills and smooth style. A member of two of the most prolific turntablist group in the world, the Invisibl Skratch Piklz who had just released their first ever album entitled ’The 13th Floor’ and the Beat Junkies, D-Styles is revered around the world by many scratch fans. He has played a pivotal role in the foundation of scratch music scene with his innovative techniques and a strong emphasis on both musical composition and style. His groundbreaking album Phantazmagorea was the first album of its kihend to be produced entirely from scratching. D-Styles used scratching to play each individual musical element of his songs. The result was a classic, and is a feat yet to be excelled. As one of the residents at Los Angeles’ infamous Low End Theory, D-Styles infuses his turntable wizardry with the rumbling bass and cutting edge beats.
INKTEN & CLOGTWO
The Ink&Clog, formed in 2012, is the emergence of two individuals, Inkten and Clogtwo, a graphic designer and graffiti writer respectively. With two different styles merging into one, they have made iconic murals around the world, in London, Japan, Korea, Australia, Mexico, United States, Hong Kong and parts of the South East Asia Region. Their style strongly revolves around mathematical lines and grids. A fusion of two styles that is able to speak individually yet cohesively. They have also worked with brand names such as Mercedes Benz, Google, Microsoft, Converse, Billabong and MightyJaxx. The Ink&Clog vision shows the co-existence between two opposing force living in one harmony. Artworks on instagram @inkten & @clog_two.