Unscripted – SHENTONISTA

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How did you end up doing what you’re doing?
I graduated from law school at the National University of Singapore five to six years ago, but gave up a law career because I was certain that it wasn’t for me. I dived head first into publishing, and  haven’t looked back since.

What do you do in your free time?
I make music, and am a producer for two projects that I’m currently working on—one’s an ’80’s Nintendo-inspired electronic project that’s brighter and more colourful, and the other’s my dance music persona, encompassing house and tech-house music that’s darker and more mature. There’s a lot going on in my head all at once, so if I don’t have an outlet to vent these creative impulses, I’ll go crazy. Aside from that, I go for parties and watch lots of Netflix.

Tell us about your most memorable gig.
I used to be in a band called Sapporo Safaris, a nine-men band trying to be like Singapore’s Arcade Fire or Of Monsters and Men, and our most memorable gig was at the Esplanade’s Outdoor Theatre. I think that it’s always a dream for any Singaporean musician to play at stage like that. I’ve had the privilege of playing there twice, which were exhilarating experiences. The best gig I’ve attended was Hideout at Zcre beach in Croatia last year, a five-day non-stop party. There was underground music and a crazy crowd, and everything in Croatia is just beautiful—you have the sea and the pebble beach.

What’s currently on your playlist?
Lots of techno from people like Dense & Pika, Amelie Lens and Len Faki. It’s really hot these days, and I like to cool down with a lot of very dystopian-sounding techno.

Any gigs that you’re looking forward to?
Wonderfruit in Thailand is on my radar, but the big one that I’m looking forward to even more is Epizode in Vietnam. I don’t think I have the energy and endurance to go for all 11 days of non-stop partying so I’ll just go for some of them.

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