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The DJ Sets To Livestream For Your Next Circuit-Breaker Houseparty

Our circuit-breaker weekends definitely look different from what we're used to – but thanks to a pool of Singapore's coolest DJ's our off-days are set to look and sound a whole lot better. Here, we give you the lowdown on some of the Singapore-based disc-wizards livestreaming sets from home and where to catch them spin next.
Amber Hasan a.k.a Amber H
Who: With an illustrious music career that has taken her across Southeast Asia, Karachi-born Amber Hasan – who has also called cities like New York and Washington home – is now a familiar face in the local nightlife scene. Hasan, whose current stomping ground is Headquarters by local boutique music agency The Council boasts a repertoire of electronic music by way of various experimental mediums.   On what it’s been like DJ-ing from home: “It’s been so inspiring to digitally connect with people here in Singapore and in other countries.  Although we are all locked-down alone in our homes, we are together in our passion for music. I can also interact in real-time with commenters on my livestream.”   What next: For a much-needed dose of deep house, catch Amber H’s next livestream on May 16 at 6pm here. Robin Chua a.k.a KiDG
Who: With eight years of DJ-ing under his belt,  vinyl collector and former drummer of indie rock band Shelves, Robin Chua – who goes by his stage name KiDG – knows a thing or two about putting on a good show. Between being the resident DJ at indie disco collective Eatmepoptart and delving into the world of Asian disco and funk with Tiko Disko, KiDG is best known for his eclectic selection of chill-out balearic tunes, funky disco and spacey electronics.   On what it’s been like DJ-ing from home: “I like it because everything I need is within reach. The only downside is that it’s pretty much a solitary feeling, with no crowd interaction. As a DJ, I thrive on the energy of the audience so that is sorely lacking live-streaming from home. The plus side is that I can play whatever I want without having the pressure of keeping the dance floor going. It’s a mixed feeling.”   What next: Vinyl lovers, this one’s for you. You can look forward to an all-vinyl set during KiDG’s next livestream. Catch it this Sunday, May 10 at 4-6pm here Aresha Krishnan a.k.a Aresha
Image credit: Tuff Club   Who: Dubbed Singapore’s “queen of drum and bass”, Aresha Krishnan – stage name Aresha in all caps – has a track record that spans Barcelona’s Sonar Festival to Singapore’s very own F1. Having represented Singapore at the Red Bull Music Academy – a highly-acclaimed global series of music workshops – and spending seven years in London, Krishnan is now making waves back on our shores.   On what it’s been like DJ-ing from home: “DJ-ing live from my dining table has been a lovely way to connect with friends and music lovers looking to unwind online on a Friday night. It’s open format, raw and casual. I talk over the music and respond to comments while my cat repeatedly tries to join in by stepping over all the buttons. I usually do 90 minutes or more every Friday night. If there are still listeners in the double digits, I tend to just continue on. The longest I played was for five hours, reaching listeners even all the way in Canada.”   What next:  Aresha livestreams sets every Friday night. Catch her upcoming one on May 15 from 8pm-12am here. Eden Cai a.k.a Eden
Who: Shanghai-born Singapore-based DJ Eden Cai – who goes simply by his first name – wears many hats. Having co-founded independent record label Great Wall Of Sound, Cai is also the resident DJ at Singapore Community Radio, a member of local bass music collective Baow Baow – co-founded by our very own Female collective member and DJ, Amanda Keisha Ang – and Singapura Dub Club. At an Eden experience, one can expect versatile mix of house, hip hop, bass and disco.   On what it’s been like DJ-ing from home: “It’s a good time to revisit the basics, practise, improvise, innovate, conceptualise and be consistent. I’m using this time to work on myself and not stress over viewership.”   What next: Eden’s next set will be for Set For Love, a covid-19 fundraiser hosted by DJs all over the world. Catch this on May 9 and 10 at 9pm here and here, respectively. Hasnor Sidik a.k.a Mr. Has
Image credit: ANVN   Who: Few names are as synonymous with Singapore’s music scene as Hasnor Sidik’s ( known to most as Mr. Has). Over the span of his decade-long career, Sidik has racked up an enviable track record: DJ, producer, founder of music and lifestyle brand Rawjak Inc. and co-founder and music director of Telok Ayer Arts Club. He’s also taken his signature sound – think: soul, hip hop, jazz, disco, house and funk – to stages in New York, Berlin and Puerto Rico.   On what it’s been like DJ-ing from home: “DJ-ing from home definitely has that cosy feeling. It’s nice that you can play whatever you like in your PJs.”   What next: Catch Mr. Has’ genre-defying set tonight at 10pm, here. Benedict Teo a.k.a Zushan
Who: To say that Benedict Teo has some heavyweight names under his belt would be an understatement. With a 12-year DJ career in hand and full-time residencies at the now-defunct Butter Factory, Zouk Singapore and Ce La Vi, its safe to say Teo – who goes by Zushan – has his hands full. Teo’s repertoire boasts a range of hip-hop, tech house, disco and electronic music, amongst other genres – but he maintains a special love for house, techco and bass music.   On what it’s been like DJ-ing from home: “It’s been a time of re-discovery and finding myself again.”   What next: Catch Teo’s next set tonight at 11 pm – here, here or here.