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The Council Consults: Sheena, A Techno Adventure

By Tessa Mendez

The Council Consults: Sheena, A Techno Adventure

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.

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The Council Consults: Camille, Farewell For Now

By Tessa Mendez

The Council Consults: Camille, Farewell For Now

By now we have learned how transient this little red dot is - people come from all walks of life to study, work and live here - and when comes the time to bid them farewell, it is always bittersweet.

Often spotted at the front of the cage with a drink in hand and not a care in the world, Camille is a familiar face to many on the dancefloor. This week’s edition of The Council Consults sees our poster girl (literally, you would have seen her cameo on several of our event banners), share a farewell playlist that emulates her mood as she prepares to return to Paris.

“I’ve been living in Singapore for about 2 years now on a school exchange programme. In my second year here, one of my friends introduced me to HQ, and the rest was history,” she reminisces, “It’s never easy to leave a place that feels like home, and when I’m back in France I’ll definitely miss this place and all the wonderful people I’ve met here.”

Catch her for one more night of cardio at the frontlines of HQ this week as Finn & HarryC take over the decks to keep you dancing all night long. 

From the team at The Council, we wish you the very best as you go on to take Paris by storm, Camille. Goodbyes are never easy, but we are sure our paths will cross again. Always remember to 'Keep Dancing' and 'Behave Yourself'.

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The Council Consults: An Introduction

By Eileen Chan

The Council Consults: An Introduction
You've heard enough from us, now we want to hear from you. The Council Consults is a fortnightly series where familiar faces from the dance floor share what they're listening to – so step forward and tell us what tracks have been making you move, because we're listening.
In the debut edition coming up on 27 June, we speak to resident sweetheart, Cindy, who shares her idea of the perfect night in Berlin as she gears up to head over there for the summer. Keep your ears peeled for more x

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