By Tessa Mendez
There’s something intangible about the moments you spend on the dancefloor, where the bassline keeps your feet moving and the melodies send you soaring. Be it at a festival, a club, an unexpected pop-up venue or in your best friends’ living room, irreplaceable memories are forged on the journey that the music takes you on.
This week The Council Consults invites the effervescent Sheena, to share with us her favourite moments and tracks from her recent adventure in Europe.
Having contemplated taking a gap period for a while, she knew that 2017 was the year to get out of Singapore’s bubble and experience a whole different environment. Earlier this year, she took to Europe where she spent 3 months travelling through Berlin, London and Amsterdam, immersing herself in a musical adventure.
“It’s true what they say, you just have to go to Berlin and experience the spirit of Berlin’s nightlife - not just in the clubs, but pop-up spaces, house parties for people to lose themselves in,” Sheena says, “While there are the famous big clubs like Berghain and Sisyphos, I got to experience smaller venues like HEIDEGLÜHEN. Beyond clubs, you could find parties at underused spaces and industrial buildings which made the atmosphere so unique.”
Being on the road and hitting hot spots such as Amsterdam, Sheena was able to catch part of the beating heart of Amsterdam’s electronic music scene, DGTL Amsterdam. The festival is held at NDSM Docklands, and punters get to experience partying in an industrial shipyard surrounded by art installations. Some of the highlights for Sheena were hard hitting techno maestro Maceo Plex’s (cue jealous gasps) three-hour set and Fort Romeau at the Resident Advisor Stage.
Over in London, Sheena attended Junction 2, a festival curated by establishments such as The Hydra and Drumcode, where she got to catch some of her favourite techno acts including Tale of Us and Adam Beyer.
“The playlist is quite a mix to show the variety of new sounds I got to experience during my trip, whether it was in small, underground parties in Berlin to music festival setting in London,” she shares.
Let Sheena share her musical adventure with you, with her playlist spanning minimal techno tracks to deep house tracks and everything in between.