In an effort to shed light and raise support for Singapore’s talented club and electronic producers, once-dormant label One with Music has resurfaced by bringing together the early scene pioneers and answer generation of beat makers in an impressive 10-track compilation.
One with Music is a Singapore-based digital imprint founded by one of the city’s early club tastemakers, Aldrin. Famed for his residency at Zouk during its super club reign of Asia and being the only DJ from Southeast Asia to be featured for a two-hour Essential Mix Aldrin paved the way as a flagship producer for the region too, having had his remix of ’Love In New Wave’ being spun on Pete Tong’s Radio 1 show and set up his label One with Music which scouted and collaborated with budding talent from across the region.
Despite an eight-year hiatus, ONE with Music bounces right back with an all-star Singaporean collective that were featured in a livestream earlier this year.
Talking about the need for compiling 'Navigating Through The Pandemic' Aldrin tells us, “As featured, this compilation aims to translate the thoughts & feelings of the music producers in this current climate of the pandemic, where the local nightlife & entertainment industry has been gravely overlooked for more than 20 months, while encouraging the artists to keep their chin up in hopes of a better tomorrow.”
The 10-track compilation features broken beats from Darker Than Wax’s Kaye and funky-jazzy vibes come by way of label-brethren Halal Sol — Ferng's ‘Far From Over’ takes things a couple of notches down into deep techno territory whilst Intriguant delivers a a bass-driven deep 4/4 ride with ‘Commes’. Benedict & Palmer, Case Woo, The Beat Usagi and label boss and founder Aldrin keep things mighty solid for the old school and head-centric clubbers.
1. Aldrin - When?
2. Kaye – Wandering Soul
3. Ferng - Far From Over
4. Intriguant - Commes
5. Halal Sol - How?
6. Benedict & Palmer – The 7th Month
7. Case Woo - I Am Freakin On Fire
8. The Beat Usagi – Your Gravity
9. Aldrin - Sizing Things Arp
10. Aldrin - Arp Arp & Away
'Navigating Through The Pandemic' compiled by Aldrin is out now on ONE with Music. Have a listen below and grab your copy here.