Singapore’s Blackout Agency have had a busy year returning to the dance floor, and they’ve still got two hefty headliners to showcase till the end of the year (and from what we’ve been told, maybe even a third as a surprise).
Making a return from a pandemic hiatus, Blackout’s Zig Zach kickstarted his infamous events with IKI, a Japanese restaurant known as Ikigai Izakaya by day that transforms into a club setting at night.
Since starting the series four months ago, Blackout Agency’s curation has brought Kornel Kovacs, Radio Slave, Hyenah, Interstellar Funk, Que Sakamoto and Sébastien Léger to iKi.
Originally known as Mad Monks, Home Club and more recently Canvas, IKI’s space has a prolific history in Singapore, making it a no-brainer choice for a night of quality substance (we’re talking about food and music). Previous guests of the space prior to be known as IKI, include Modeselektor, DJ Bone, Answer Code Request, Roni Size, LTJ Bukem, Goldie, DJ Craze and Roy Davis Jr..
Prins Thomas’s last visit to Singapore was in 2016, and his return is a much anticipated one. Playing a heft role in the Nordic influenced ‘space disco’ that emanates influences of disco, electro, krautrock, psychedelia and prog. Thomas’ return is a highly welcomed one; his previous visit also included an exclusive viewing of ‘Northern Disco Lights’ that was hosted by Black Out Agency. Prins Thomas will be joined by Singaporean DJ Leland on the warm up.
Australian producer and DJ Tornado Wallace is also no stranger to Asian shores; his previous visits saw lay down memorable sets for Karma Kruise 2.0 last September and prior to that in Singapore at Tuff Club in 2019. Wallace’s discography includes a slew of releases on some of the world’s finest imprints including ESP Institute, Beats In Space, and Delusions Of Grandeur, and on arguably Asia's finest, Mule Musiq. Local DJs Daytime Dancing and The Weatherman are on board for warm up duties.
Adding Prins Thomas and Tornado Wallace ends Blackout’s enduring party season with a bang. Blackout Agency's Zig Zach also teases a third & final surprise party — all we know is that their initials are G and J. We’re now already wondering what Zig Zach has up his sleeve for 2023.
Prins Thomas at IKI, Friday, 18 November, 2022
Tornado Wallace at IKI, Friday 25 November, 2022
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