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Midnight Shift Productions blends tattoo artistry and music selection for debut event at MDLR

Japanese DJ and producer Powder will headline the conceptual party

  • Arun Ramanathan
  • 28 August 2023
Midnight Shift Productions blends tattoo artistry and music selection for debut event at MDLR

Midnight Shift Productions is the new arm of the Berlin-Singapore-based record label that focuses on events and conversations with an intentional narrative.

As the debut event title suggests, Ink & Rhythms focuses on body tattoo art and music selection, and will feature a headline set from enigmatic Japanese selector, Powder.

In partnership with Stay Sharp Mutha Puaka, the debut event will spotlight eight female artists who have transcended the boundaries of traditional tattoo artistry. The shortlisted artists include Brandi, Gracia, Iwani M, Jazzle, Josephine, Moo, R3bellia, and Sarahann.

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Enhancing the allure of these meticulous ink creations will be a lineup of the city’s top tastemakers Dexter Colt (Darker Than Wax), Jenn Chunes (Super Enjoy) Leland and label artist Working Title. They’ll be joined by Hong Kong-based selector Jeremy Cheung, and revered DJ and producer, Powder, who makes a highly anticipated return to Singapore.

The sensory experience is taken up a notch with the creative and visionary work of Jo and Shoon, who step in to weave complementary moments to the music and ink through stunning visuals.

Outside of Japan, Powder’s unique and open-minded approach to music has left an impressionable impact on clubbers and promoters in Asia. She's only played a handful of events and clubs in Asia, but they seem to be all the right ones: her debut at Mihn in Hong Kong at the end of 2019, which was followed by first shows at HQ in Singapore, Karma Krachao in Thailand, The Observatory and Savage in Vietnam and Taiwan’s Organik festival in 2022 (although she was slated for the 2020 edition that was cancelled due to COVID-19).

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This weekend, she’ll be joining Midnight Shift's curation at MDLR, the pop-up venue concept by Thugshop located at 62 Cecil Street, which has played host to the XXL parties and most recently, Yung Singh.

We’ve been given the hunch that Midnight Shift Productions will be announcing a slew of unique, collaborative and game-changing events over the coming months.

More information about Rhythms and Ink by Midnight Shift Productions can be found here.

Arun Ramanathan is Mixmag Asia’s Director. Follow him on Instagram.

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