When I was a kid in Singapore I took some Chinese New Year Money and bought myself my first album - a bootleg Public Enemy casette tape. Upon arriving back to Singapore in July, I was invited to play the first ever Bedok Void Deck party - in the very place I first fell in love with Hiphop. I had such a great time and the vibe of all the people was incredible.
In the hot evening faded Hazey air of Bedok, Deejay X.G. set the atmosphere with some reggae and classic dancehall vibes. Montreal based dancer Leah McFly aka Waackeisha (in town for another show) graciously came through to the jam and showed the people her original styles of Hiphop and Dancehall movement.
I feel so grateful to not only live my dream in life, but be allowed to re-trace my history and see how far this story has come. My deepest gratitude to Casual Concepts Communications for putting together this event. Singapore needs more shows like this, bringing together different communities, age groups and cultures to enjoy some music, dance and conversation. In the increasingly fast paced and over populated environment of the Lion City, these moments where people connect, laugh and sing together are what will keep things sane and creative. This is the human experience.
NEXT SHOW | A CASUAL RESPONSE FRIDAY JULY 12 @The Substation (45 Armenian St) All Ages. 7:30 open $15 doors
Special thanks to the Straits Times for the media coverage of this event.
Deejay X.G. aka The Polo Rasta and my sweaty self after the show. I forgot how HOT it is to perform outdoors in South East Asia - haze or no haze
The ever beautiful and stylish Leah McFly showing her versatility as a dancer and her humble influence as a visionary. Big up yourself girrrrrrl.
Performing in front of this super "Party No Fun" sign - hahahaha!
My wonderful sound man "Bape" from the last SE Asian tour with his wifey boo.
After the party was the...after party. Thank you all my friends old and new that made this wonderful jam possible.