It’s been a revolutionary four days with Music Matters Live with HP, and we want to share it with you this Mixtape Monday. Hit play for some of the best and most notable tunes we caught, and scroll down for the tracklist!
We have to admit nothing comes close to standing before the stage – whether at the grand open fountain square or in a cosy, ambient bar at Clark Quay – swaying along with a congregation of hardcore fans and those who had wandered in out of curiosity of the alluring cacophony. Our only regret was not having clones to attend different gigs simultaneously.
It is highly unlikely that any other festival is going to bring together over 60 bands from 18 different countries (Australia, Taiwan, Canada, India, Korea, Malaysia etc.) right here in Singapore’s most vibrant nightlife hubs anytime soon. Our favourite international musicians who played and we managed to hear are Dualist Inquiry, Jaurim, Empra, The Stonewolf Band, Sidney York and Jpnsgrls. Not only that, remarkable local finds including wyd:syd, Take Two, The Sam Willows, Sezairi, Gentle Bones, Gareth Fernandez and sub:shaman were discovered and rediscovered here.
With sneak peeks into EPs yet to be released, collabs waiting to happen and upcoming live shows to play at, it couldn’t be more apt to say that we are living in majorly exciting times.
State of Origin (Spoken Word) – Benjamin Kheng x Gareth Fernandez
Strange Condition – Empra
Mushrooms – Jpnsgrls
M & R (Musik1 Remix) – Bec Laughton
Lumina – Dualist Inquiry
Happy (Pharrell Williams Cover) – Gareth Fernandez x Sezairi
Stay (Feat. Hayden Calnin) – Tully On Tully
Hearts – Sidney York
Until We Die – Gentle Bones
Foolish Hunger – wyd:syd
Glasshouse (Lillywhite Edition) – The Sam Willows
We Are Young – Juveniles
Closer – Hogan
Icarus – Jaurim
Ariel – Take Two
Find Your Way – Buffalo Sunn
One Thing Leads To Another (The Fixx Cover) – Sophie Koh
Red Light Green Light (Green Version) – Dune Rats
My Ukelele – The StoneWolf Band
To watch highlights and recordings of the amazing live performances, visit the Branded Asia YouTube Channel.